Modern Living: Neighborhood TV

Like other TV viewers, the residents of Parker Towers, an apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens, can tune in to a numbing variety of national and local television shows. But the 1,350 families in the Towers can also watch programming that is more local than most: it is telecast from directly beneath their apartments in the basement on their own television station, T-T-V-6.

By turning to Channel 6 on week nights between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Parker residents can see other tenants and their children and pets, neighborhood merchants, cops and politicians in a mélange of TV...

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