Democratic Television

The Santa Clara County Democratic Party produces "Democratic TV," which airs on Public Access TV channels around the County.

Our most recent shows are available on our YouTube Channel. To see the descriptions of these shows, go to the index below. You can also download these shows older shows in formats for Windows Media Player or Real Player.

Most recent show:
Host Steve Preminger talks with Christina Pelosi, author of "Campaign Boot Camp 2.0" and long time Democratic activist, about her thoughts on the current political situation, her family involvement in politics, and how she helps campaigns and candidates who want to serve and contribute to their communities.

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  • DTV 194 (June 2012): Ann Grabowski
    Steve Preminger talks with Ann Grabowski, Vice President of Policital Action for the Democratic Activists for Women Now, about the upcoming Special Exemptions Act (proposition #32), her education, and thoughts on other issues.
  • DTV 193 (June 2012): Christine Pelosi
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Christina Pelosi, author of "Campaign Boot Camp 2.0" and long time Democratic activist, about her thoughts on the current political situation, her family involvement in politics, and how she helps campaigns and candidates who want to serve and contribute to their communities.
     
  • DTV 192 (May 2012): Steve Chessin
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Steve Chessin, the original producer of Democratic TV and President of Californians for Electoral Reform, about why the show started, its future, politics, and how the way we elect our representatives could be improved.
     
  • DTV 191 (April 2012): Steve Kline
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Steve Kline, candidate for San Jose City Council in District 6, about his background, his thoughts on the state of the city, and his vision for the future.
     
  • DTV 190 (March 2012): Assemblymember Paul Fong
    Steve Preminger talks with Assembly Member Paul Fong about what motivated him to enter public service, his accomplishments as the representative for district 22, and the challenges he faces in running for re-election in a new district 28 seat.
     
  • DTV 189 (February 2012): Raise the Wage San Jose
    Guest host Stacey Hendler-Ross talks with San Jose Professor Scott Myers-Lipton and student Saul Gonzalez about the campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose to $10/hour.
     
  • DTV 188 (December 2011): Neil Struthers
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Neil Struthers, CEO of the Santa Clara and San Benito County Building & Construction Trades Council, about his views on the future of unions and labor in California, on becoming politically active, and his thoughts on the future.
     
  • DTV 187 (November 2011): Alexis Ringwald
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Alexis Ringwald, an entrepreneur in the clean energy field and educational activist about her history and thoughts on the future.
     
  • DTV 186 (October 2011): Al and Dee Alacorn
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Al and Dee Alacorn, two local Democratic Club members and activists, about their histories, participation in local clubs, and thoughts on our political climate.
     
  • DTV 183 (JUL 2010): John Laird
    Host Steve Preminger talks with John Laird, candidate for the California Senate District 15 seat about the upcoming special election on August 17th, and on his thoughts on the future of California and what Mr. Laird might do if elected to make this a better state.
     
  • DTV 182 (MAR 2010) Clark Williams
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Clark Williams, Vice-chair of the Santa Clara County Democratic party, about his involvement in the community, his family, and what drew him into politics.
     
  • DTV 181 (FEB 2010) John Laird
    Host Steve Preminger talks with former Assemblyman John Laird.
     
  • DTV 179 (DEC 2009) Esther Peralez Dieckmann
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Esther Peralez Dieckmann, Director of the Santa Clara County Office of Women's policy about the issues being faced by women, their families, and the county government and her thoughts on the future.
     
  • DTV 178 (NOV 2009) Ken Yeager
    Host Hope Cahan talks with Supervisor Ken Yeager about his thoughts and hopes for local county governance.
     
  • DTV 176 (SEP 2009) Bob Applebaum
    Host Steve Preminger talks with Bob Applebaum, a long-time Democratic activist about the current health care system and the suggested reforms.
     
  • DTV 175 (AUG 2009) Elisa Camahort
    Host Chris Stampolis talks with Elisa Camahort Page about the internet and blogging can be used to educate, organize, and foster communities.
     
  • DTV 174 (JUL 2009) David Ginsborg
    Host Steve Preminger interviews David Ginsborg, Assistant to the Santa Clara County Assessor, about his current and past involvement in local issues and his thoughts on the property tax rolls.
     
  • DTV 173 (JUN 2009) David Gonzales
    Host Steve Preminger talks with David Gonzales, Executive Director of Friends Outside in Santa Clara County, a program providing services for the incarcerated and their families.
     
  • DTV 172 (MAY 2009) Carol Garvey
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Carol Garvey, a longtime local Democratic activist about her path towards being involved and her future plans.
     
  • DTV 171 (APR 2009) Hal Plotkin
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Hal Plotkin, Trustee on the Foothill De Anza Community College board and long time local journalist about his history with education, current efforts to provide free textbooks, and his other endeavors.
     
  • DTV 170 (Mar 2009) Leona Butler
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Leona Butler, CEO emeritus of the Santa Clara Family Health Plan about her accomplishments and thoughts on how health care is provided.
     
  • DTV 169 (Feb 2009) Marlene Santiago
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Marlene Santiago, foreclosure intervention specialist, about how local homeowners are affected by current conditions and what help is available to them.
     
  • DTV 168 (Jan 2009) Chris Riley
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Chris Riley, a local democratic activist who has worked on many campaigns about her experiences.
     
  • Senator Joe Simitian, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    Host Steve Preminger interviews State Senator Joe Simitian (SD11) about his experience in the legislature. They discuss how and why he got involved in public service, and the progress he's made on his legislative agenda.
     
  • Dr. Terry Christensen, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    Guest host Hope Cahan discusses the results of the November 2008 election with Dr. Terry Christensen, Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University.
     
  • Suzanne St. John-Crane, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Suzanne St. John-Crane, Executive Director of CreaTV San Jose. The discuss the birth and future of San Jose's first true public access cable television station.
     
  • Rose Herrera, Candidate for San Jose City Council, District 8, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    Host Steve Preminger interviews Rose Herrera, candidate for San Jose City Council District 8. They discuss how her campaign is going and what she plans to do if elected to office.
     
  • Paul Fong, Democratic Nominee for Assembly, District 22, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    Guest host Jon Kessler interviews Foothill-De Anza Community College Board Trustee Paul Fong about his campaign to become the next Assemblymember from District 22.
     
  • four waters/Take Bad Red California, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    Host Steve Preminger interviews four waters, Chair of Take Back Red California (TBRC). They discuss how TBRC connects northern California Democrats in urban counties with northern California Democratic activists working in rural counties, and what that has achieved so far.
     
  • Ash Kalra, Candidate for San Jose City Council, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    DTV 161: Host Steve Preminger interviews Ash Kalra, candidate for San Jose City Council District 2. They discuss how his campaign is going and what he plans to do if elected to office.
     
  • Palo Alto City Councilman Peter Drekmeier, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    DTV 160: Host Steve Preminger interviews Hon. Peter Drekmeier, Palo Alto City Councilmember and Bay Area Program Director of the Tuolumne River Trust. They discuss how the Tuolumne River Trust promotes the stewardship of the Tuolumne River and its tributaries to ensure a healthy watershed.
     
  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    DTV 159: Host Steve Preminger interviews Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CD14) about her experience being back in the majority. They discuss how and why she got involved in public service, and the progress she's made on her legislative agenda.
     
  • Catholic Democrats, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
    DTV 158: Guest host Hon. Chris Stampolis, West Valley-Mission Community College District Trustee, interviews Bill Roth, State Director for Catholic Democrats of California. They discuss how this new organization is showing California Roman Catholics that the Democratic Party most strongly aligns with their values.
     
  • Presidential Campaign Volunteers, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
  • Assemblyman Jim Beall, 24th AD, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
  • Dr. Lauren Speeth, Elfenworks Foundation, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
  • Pierluigi Oliverio, San Jose City Council, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
  • Sam Liccardo, San Jose City Council, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
  • Margaret Abe-Koga, Mountain View City Council, (Windows Media Player - Real Player)
  • Ken Hamidi, Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats, (Windows Media Player)
  • Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, (Windows Media Player)
  • Emily Thurber, California Democratic Party Regional Director, (Windows Media Player)
  • Laura Macias, Mountain View Mayor, (Windows Media Player)
  • Kansen Chu, candidate for San Jose City Council (Windows Media Player)
  • Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Windows Media Player)
  • Congressman Jerry McNerney (Windows Media Player)
  • Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (Windows Media Player)
  • Tim Quigley, Volunteer Center (Windows Media Player)
  • Kate Forrest, Commonweal Institute (Windows Media Player)
  • Debra Bowen, candidate for Secretary of State (Windows Media Player)
  • Cindy Chavez, candidate for San Jose Mayor (repeat engagement) (Windows Media Player)
  • Karyn Sinunu, Candidate for Santa Clara County DA (Windows Media Player)
  • Sam Rodriguez, CDP Political Director (Windows Media Player)
  • Roosevelt Institution (Windows Media Player)
  • Cindy Chavez, Vice Mayor and Candidate for Mayor, San Jose (Windows Media Player)
  • David Cohen, SCCDP Communications Director (Windows Media Player)
  • Congressman Mike Honda (Windows Media Player)
  • Diane Rolfe (Windows Media Player)
  • Philip Bump, South Bay AFL-CIO Political Director (Windows Media Player)
  • Christine Pelosi, CDP Platform Chair (Windows Media Player)
  • Peter Arellano, candidate for Gilroy City Council (Windows Media Player)
  • Senator Liz Figueroa (Windows Media Player)
  • Assemblymember Simon Salinas (Windows Media Player)
  • Health Care for All with Guest Hubert Morel-Seytoux (Windows Media Player)
  • Madison Nguyen, candidate for San Jose City Council (Windows Media Player)