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Episode #210: "Must You Kill Me With Your Mind?"
First Broadcast: 4/24/00 Episode started late; i.e., all of our opening animation and all our opening credits were cut off--AGAIN. When the episode was returned to us, we examined it and found that no tone had been added by MNN before the program, and a few frames of silence had been inserted in our audio tracks in the beginning of our program.
Repeated: 10/30/00 This time, after I explained the problems that occurred in April, the episode began on time at the correct point, showing all our opening animation and opening credits--and the point at the beginning where the tone was incorrectly placed last time.
Repeated: 4/16/01 Episode began at 1:59:30 AM and ended at 2:28:30 AM.
28-Minute Reformat: 5/5/03 (DV) Episode began at 2:01 AM
Repeated: 10/13/03
Attempted Repeat: 12/13/04 Episode did not air; MNN's transmission on Channel 67 was video "snow" (i.e., total lack of signal), and MNN's web transmission did not connect.
Repeated: 6/20/05 Transmission began at 2:00:49 AM and ended at 2:27:59 AM, cutting off approximately 50 seconds from the end of our program, including all of our end credits.
Repeated: 1/2/06 Transmission began a few seconds after 2:00 AM with program in progress, cutting off our "Free New York" title.
Repeated: 3/17/08 "Free New York" title cut off.
Repeated: 12/15/08; 4/27/09
Attempted Repeat: 3/21/11 Episode did not air. MNN repeated our episode #567 instead.
Repeated: 4/18/11; 11/21/16; 9/28/20

The original description of this episode read like this:

"Ah, Tim Leary would have been proud of this episode. Or at least his friends might have enjoyed it."

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So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a this neat little public access TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else, Kim. The complicated answer is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times, the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.

If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel like sending me snail mail, the address is:

Free New York
P.O. Box 20945
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009

You can also email me at, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.

And now, the "Thought of the Moment" . . .

Check back later. I'm sure something will turn up.
Previous thoughts can be found here.

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