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ACCESS NEWS Television Programs

ACCESS News season two
on KLRU-
PBS television
in Austin, Texas
. . . Hands on News!

A Sign of the Times

ACCESS News is a unique half-hour program hosted by Tamara Suiter-Ocuto, a graduate of Gallaudet University. Tamara interviews congressional leaders, Nobel Prize laureates, law enforcement officials, New York Times best selling authors, community activists, and more. Each episode is presented in American Sign Language, English, and captioned! The program is designed for total accessibility. The issues discussed are topical, relevant, and important for all viewers Deaf and hearing alike.


Jennifer Stoker and Tamara Suiter-Ocuto

ACCESS News bridges the gap that impedes social, economic and educational advancement and helps targeted residents participate in the creation of news and information that will transform the quality and breadth of civic learning and civil responsibility in the Austin community. ACCESS News is made possible through the work of Civication, Inc. and . . .

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned  newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and leads to transformational change.

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The Austin Community Foundation is a unique, not-for-profit connection between donors from all walks of life and the broad spectrum of efforts that improve our evolving community.  The Foundation brings an efficiency of scale to donors, allowing charitable dollars to go as far as possible toward improving life for all Central Texans.

Hands on News!


Camera angle discussion for ACCESS News promo

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