Wow – one incredible holiday weekend passed Ho-Ho-Ho, and another on its way. Hope you had a chance to check-out some of the great programming over the Christmas weekend BUT – hold on Rudolph – there is more to come.

How about Mark Twain and Amy Goodman? Yep, we have a “Democracy Now!” marathon both Sunday January 1 and Monday – that’s 24 selected hours of Amy’s best programs from the year past. And speaking of the “past”, how about local leaders reading chapters of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” – 35 chapters back-to-back-to-back (add 32 more “backs”). Congressman Dan Lungren, Bee Publisher Gary Pruitt, Mayor Kevin Johnson and more each take turns reading one of the best American novels just for you and your family.

And ring-in the New Year with Sacramento song and dance. Saturday night, New Year’s Eve(ning) programming includes “The Sister Swing Holiday Special” at 9 PM followed by the popular “Dancing With the Capitol Stars” – a Sharon Gerber extravaganza – featuring local media stars Christine Mendonsa, Edie Lambert and political “faces” Darryl Steinberg and Roger Neillo. The “Mirror Ball” winner should be crowned around midnight so ring-in 2012 in style on channel 17.

For all the details including the specific times and topics for the “Amy-thon” plus the specific times for each Tom Sawyer storyteller, go to and click the Channel 17 program guide below the “Click Here” icon. Welcome in the New Year with your friends at Access Sacramento. It is going to be a great 2012, making a difference, one year at a time!

Saturday, December 31, 2011
“2011 Democracy Now! Marathon” – 9:00am thru 8:00pm
“Christmas With Sister Swing” – 8:00pm
“Dancing With The Capital Stars” – 10:30pm
“Listen Up! – Best of 2011” – 12:30am
Sunday, January 1, 2012
“2011 Democracy Now! Marathon” – 9:00am thru 8:00pm
“Listen Up! Sacramento – Best of 2011” – 8:00pm
“2011 Stairway To Stardom” – 9:00pm
All cablecasts will be on Comcast/Surewest Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, Pacific Daylight/Standard Time.  What?  You don’t have those services?  Not to worry, you can also view the programs on our website at, at the times listed above.  Feel free to share this schedule with your friends!  The Internet stream is not video on demand.  Thank you for your support of local community and public access television in Sacramento County.
T.D. Trice
Programming Director
Access Sacramento
Channels 17 & 18
(916) 456-8600 x128