Submitted by Panorama TV – April 2020
The Panorama Dream goes something like this. Give our residents a pleasant environment and plenty to do — dozens of self-governing interest and activity groups served by first-rate workshops and facilities — and they’ll stay healthy and happy.
Now, the COVID-19 Pandemic is testing our dream in a way few of us could have imagined — the threat might abate if we stop doing what we do best — stop demonstrating our interdependence; and stay away from each other. ‘Til further notice.
And yet, look how quickly we’re adjusting:
Like all campus activities, Panorama TV has suspended meetings and most production. But PTV has a part to play during this emergency — the vital information part: “INSIDE PANORAMA” shows continue (11AM, 3PM and 10PM on channel 370 and on demand via Kya.panorama.org) — our leaders, explaining community process, emergency rules and policies. We also stepped up with a new show, “The News with Lu” (8:00AM, 12PM, 6PM on 370, on demand on Kya) where residents can see the latest official updates. And, safety first, we’ll also be recording in a new way — everyone involved in production will be physically separated.
Actually, this forced break is an opportunity to take stock of the Panorama TV dream. We’re working on new shows that demonstrate how Panorama works. We’re dreaming about new cameras and clearer pictures on your TVs, tablets and smart phones. Our dreams are full of new on-demand features for the Kya resident web portal. To make sure it’s accessible to all, we’re working on additional methods for services like closed captioning.
This is a great time to get involved — subscribe to our weekly Highlights email; watch our cable channel (tell your new Xfinity voice remote “Channel 370”). Look us up on Kya.
When the danger passes — and it will — we’ll dream up more fresh neighborhood TV…Panorama TV.
Dave Newton, Panorama TV