On Monday, October 28, 2013 ‘Behind the Board’ premiered on FCTV Government Channel 15. In the words of host, Brent Putnam, the Selectmen Chairman, the show “is an opportunity, on the off weeks, when the Board isn’t having a meeting to sit down with you, the folks at home, and share a little bit about what goes on behind-the-scenes of Town Government.”
The show will feature a rotating series of guests who will discuss pertinent topics of the day, including, what the public can expect in upcoming Selectmen meetings and the role of Selectmen in Town government.
Guests appearing on the premier program were Selectman Vice-Chairman, Doug Jones, and Town Manager, Julian Suso. Among other topics, the discussion addressed why the Selectmen have gone to meeting just twice per month, and how the Selectmen decide on what items to put on the agenda.
Chairman, Brent Putnam, reiterated that the Selectmen welcome public comment and feedback, supporting FCTV Government Channel 15’s mission to create a more transparent and open government. Several viewers called in during the live show to pose their questions directly to the Selectmen and the Town Manager.
The show is currently planned to take place at least once a month with replays scheduled throughout the month. The premiere episode will replay on Channel 15 on Wednesday, October 30th at 8 am and 10 pm; Thursday, October 31st at 11 am; Friday, November 1st at 10:30 pm; Saturday, November 2nd at 11 am and Sunday, November 3rd, at 5 pm. The show is also available to view on demand at www.fctv.org where full broadcast schedules for Public Access Channel 13 and Government Channel 15 are also available.