Monday, April 30, 2012

New Cable Show Highlights Brockton Issues

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON—Former city council candidate Richard Zaccaro is the newest face on the lineup of shows on Brockton Community Access Channel 9.
Zaccaro and a crew of helpers are working on the third episode of “An Outside View,” a question-and-answer talk show about Brockton and regional issues.
The title, “An Outside View,” Zaccaro said, is a signal to all residents in the community that he is interested in hearing from all members of the community on all kinds of issues.
“The purpose is to allow ordinary citizens of Brockton the opportunity to speak openly and freely,” Zaccaro said. “It’s an opportunity for people to speak their peace,” he said.
Each episode is about 30 minutes and highlights an issue or story about the city.
Zaccaro, 58, is an elected member of the Plymouth County Charter Commission and chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Commission and Trust Fund Commission. He has run for city council and is a self-employed third party marketing representative.
Zaccaro said he is excited to get the show off the ground. It has been in the works for nearly a year.
“We really want residents to join in and talk about the issues in the city,” Zaccaro said.
The first episode features Eddie Byers, co-owner of Cindy’s Kitchen and a leader of StopthePower, who talks about doing business in Brockton, his roots in the city of Brockton, business background and the success of Cindy’s Kitchen—a growing all natural salad dressing and marinade business.
The show is taped once a month on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Residents are welcome to watch the tapings at the cable studio at 1 North Main St.
The show will be broadcast on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. throughout the month on public access Channel 9.
For those who are not cable subscribers, each episode will be posted on Zaccaro’s website at
The first episode with Byers is currently posted.
Upcoming episodes are expected to be centered around the city’s tax rate and how it affects homeowners and business owners and a discussion about the proposed power plant at Oak Hill Way—a show that will run 1 hour long instead of the usual 30 minutes.
Zaccaro invites and urges residents of all backgrounds and political leanings to contact him if they have ideas for the show or want to ask questions and talk about the city and how it is governed.
Zaccaro can be reached by email at or on his cellphone at 617-543-0034.
To find out more about Brockton Community Access shows, services and programs, visit,

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