Watch Our TV Shows in May – And Help Produce Them!

The Video Club currently produces three monthly half-hour TV shows for Village Television. Try to catch all of them. Better yet, learn to help produce them. Member Suzanne Savlov is especially interested in connecting with club members who can suggest programming ideas and help organize segments of the travel show she produces, “Beyond the Gates,” which takes viewers to places of interest near Laguna Woods Village.

How’s that for a fun challenge? Contact Suzanne at if you’re interested.

Join the club’s Video One Productions special interest Forum and learn more. The twin goals behind Video One Productions are (1) fostering videomaking skills and (2) sharing effort and ideas through team-based projects. The group meets monthly on second and fourth Fridays via Zoom and is open to all club members. For more info, contact Facilitator Fred Harshbarger at .

Crew members are also needed to go on location with “Beyond the Gates” and to assist in the Video Studio recording segments of “Eyes on Books,” focusing on writers and readers, which Suzanne Savlov also produces. Contact Suzanne at for more details about serving in a crew position.

Beyond the Gates”

In May, “Beyond the Gates” goes to the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, with host Susan Wheeler. The Museum, founded in 1918, bills itself as a “premiere museum of California art” and a “center for culture in Laguna Beach.” The show also stops in at the nearby Brussels Bistro, featuring “the best of Belgium’s flavors.” “Beyond the Gates” airs Wednesdays at 11 am and Sundays at 9 am.

Eyes on Books”

In May, “Eyes on Books” reviews “An Unlasting Home” by Mai Al-Nakib. The debut novel frames a multi-generational saga spanning Lebanon, Iraq, India, the United States, and Kuwait and bringing to life the triumph and failures of three generations of Arab women. Hosts Steve Savlov and Elaine Schnitter discuss the story for the first half of the program and interview the author via Zoom in the second half. The show airs on Village TV Channel 6 on Mondays at 9:30 am.

Born in Kuwait, Mai Al-Nakib holds a PhD in literature from Brown University. She is an Associate Professor of English and comparative  literature at Kuwait University and divides her time between Kuwait and Greece.

Laguna Woods Stories”

“Laguna Woods Stories,” hosted and produced by club Vice President Tom Nash, introduces viewers to Village residents with interesting tales to tell. May’s show will be a re-run, featuring John Dudley, a centenarian Village resident who passed the 100-year mark with gusto. The show airs Wednesdays and Sundays at 12 noon.

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