Mike Beshara, a former MCTV Board member and the first guest on "Call to Serve" has passed away at the age of 87. He was a real believer in Public Access TV as he was part of the group who pushed the city of Methuen to create MCTV in 1996.
In 2003, when the "Call to Serve" crew began their training, Mike was there, and he volunteered to tell his US Navy story for the class practice. As everyone who was there can tell you, Mike's story was so enthralling and the production was so solid that it couldn't be put on a shelf. It also couldn't be recreated because something special happened in that moment so it became the first episode of "Call to Serve". Eight years later, the series won a national award from the Alliance for Community Media. That award and the success of MCTV are a part of Mike Beshara's legacy.
In honor of Mike Beshara, we are re-airing that first episode of "CALL TO SERVE" on Friday, May 11 at 5 pm and Wednesday, May 16 & Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm.