Community leaders featured on TV30's student production

'Tri-Valley Youth View' represents work of station's summer camp

Tri-Valley Youth View, a 30-minute special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended the TV30 Summer Camp, is currently airing on TV30 and on the station's website at

For the seventh summer, Tri-Valley Community Television is offering two sessions of its unique TV Summer Camp. This episode of Tri-Valley Youth View represents the work of 12 students who attended the first five-day camp.

"The first set of summer campers this year were very serious about learning all aspects of TV production", said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley Television.

"We all appreciate the time community leaders give to come to the studio to be interviewed by the students," she added. "They inspire the students and it appears the students inspire them too by demonstrating their dedication to producing a quality TV program."

The hands-on TV Camp provides an introduction to the technical and talent aspects of studio and field production. The script for Tri-Valley Youth View was written and produced by middle and high school students in the camp. They researched and wrote questions, acted as crew for all the production positions and were the talent for the program.

Guests on the current program include Chris Foss, Dublin City Manager; Craig Bueno, board member of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District; Pleasanton Police Chief Dave Spiller, and Jim McGrail, member of the board of directors of the Zone 7 Water Agency.

Other guests include Eric Payne, founder of Livermore Valley Wine App; Lee Jouthas, Dublin Library branch manager, and Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Peters of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, who also brought a fire truck with him to the interview.

Broadcast times for Tri-Valley Youth are 6 p.m. Mondays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 p.m. Fridays and 8 p.m. Sundays.

In addition, Tri-Valley Youth View may be viewed streaming live and via Video on Demand on the website at


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