Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Trachtenberg Office Tours PEG Network

On Tuesday, June 1st the Trachtenberg Office visited several members of the PEG (Public, Education, and Government) cable television network. The PEG network is an essential organization in the creation and dissemination of important TV programming and emergency information to our community. In addition to providing live and taped television programming, the PEG network provides video streaming, closed-captioning, and web casting of important Montgomery County events.

Our tour included Montgomery County Public Schools Instructional TV, Access Montgomery and Montgomery College. We viewed the three physical facilities including the studios, equipment and editing rooms. Moreover, we spoke with many of the engineers, editors and supervisors at the PEG channels. Some highlights include learning about the Homework Hotline at MCPS Instructional TV and the hands-on training for students at Montgomery College. Also, we had an opportunity to view several of the sets used for news and educational programs.

Alan Bowser and Laurie Mintzer Edberg attended the PEG tour on behalf of the Trachtenberg Office. Mitsuko Herrera, Cable Communications Administrator for Montgomery County, arranged the PEG tour. If you have any questions regarding the PEG network, please contact Laurie Mintzer Edberg, Director of Management & Fiscal Policy, at 240-777-7948 or

Watch the PEG channels at

For additional information:

Access Montgomery
(301) 424-1730

Montgomery College Television
(301) 251-7160

Montgomery County Public Schools Instructional TV
(301) 279-3141

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