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Friday 25 January 2002

RIP Pete Parisi

Pete Parisi, St. Louis public-access television icon, has died. And the world is poorer for it.

Posted by tino at 20:21 25.01.02
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pete was one of a kind and i still miss him. i wish our local cable provider would run the old episodes of worldwide magazine — a true classic, just like pete!

Posted by: amy at July 15, 2003 03:27 PM

I bet if Pete’s show was better advertized at the time, more people would be interested in creating public access programming on Charter Cable, not just the religious preachers who soak up two hours of air time to threaten the masses with dogma and hellfire. In a sense, Pete Parisi had his own dogma and that was to have fun. A true television pioneer in the age of the Internet, madness, zelots, bad religion, bad music, and bad television. I’m glad Tessa took over the show to keep his memory alive.

I’d like to start my own public access show. TV is in a funk right now. The only thing good on public access right now is Tessa’s show and Maximum Velocity. I want my show to be on during primetime. I’m tired of these preachers hogging up the daytime programming. Its time someone put those guys in there place. Church should be on Sunday as with any program that broadcasts a worship service.

I don’t mean to sound anti-religious, but there are better things on television and televangelism is not one of them. Pete would understand that.

Posted by: Bushido Hacks at August 20, 2005 02:24 AM