Mentor Channel Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Marathon
Viewers can watch programming from the government access channel's 20 year history
Mentor Channel 12 will celebrate the New Year and the government access channel's 20th anniversary by showing a special broadcast marathon that will include programming from its two decades on air.
It will begin with the channel's first program, Special Edition – Winter 1990, which featured stories on trout fishing at the Civic Center Pool, the dedication of Mentor Fire Station No. 1, Merkel's Greenhouse and Center Street School.
Viewers can follow 20 years of Mentor history as they watch the marathon. It includes stories about the city hall move in 1996, Wildwood Cultural Center, the Vietnam Wall at Lakeland, Mentor Police K-9 Unit and volunteers at Deepwood Center, as well as footage from the It's Better in Mentor parade in 2001 and a retrospective on the community's first 200 years.
The city has produced thousands of hours of local programming since the government access channel first aired in 1990.
The marathon begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, continues chronologically throughout the day and will be rebroadcast in its entirety 8 a.m. Sunday.
The Mentor Channel can be viewed on channel 12 for Time Warner customers, channel 99 for those with AT & T U-verse or www.cityofmentor.com.
Click on the attached PDF for a list of the marathon's programming, courtesy of the Mentor Channel.