I am a fifth grader at St Joseph Hill Academy on Staten Island. I produce television programs here at public access tv. My mom and I decided to do something about violence on television, so we took courses to become producers. I wanted to became the youngest tv producer so that I could show other kids that we could be responsible for kids programs on tv. We have a lot of fun on our shows. So far I have interviewed Mayor Giuliani, Borough Presidents, DeeJays, we go on tours to the newspaper, behind the scenes at the Post Office, we cover parades. We also have a dance show, sort of like American Bandstand, only it just for kids. We have kids from all over Staten Island come to the studio, they get to socialize and be on crew and have fun and dance. Every show spotlights one of the kids that have a talent like singing or playing in a band. We had a group of kids on who sounded like the Beatles and they were only 13 years old. We love to give all the kids a chance to be on tv and the kids and parents write to us asking to be on our show. My mom and I work very hard and we don't get paid any money, but we love producing tv programs for kids.
I became a producer at Staten Island Community Television so that I could produces my own TV shows and prove that kids can be responsible for non-violent tv programs. I am the youngest producer because my mom needed help with all the ideas she had. I used to just help her carry all the equipment when we did parades and stuff, but then I took a course to become a producer myself. My mom and I don't get paid any money but we both love to produce our shows for kids and by kids. It's a lot of hard work, we have a lot of different and fun ideas and we get kids from all the schools involved. We even won an award called the NOVA this year and we were very excited.
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