For information on local cable public access programs and training:

Alexandria Cablevision, Harold Sweet, program coordinator. 751-7711. 306 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, Va. 22304.

Arlington Community Television, Steve Israelsky, executive director. 524-2388. 3401 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 300, Arlington, Va. 22201.

District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Richard Maulsby, executive director. 727-0424. 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Fairfax Cable Access Corp., Cliff Hall, executive director. 425-4170. P.O. Box 2465, Fairfax, Va. 22031.

Montgomery Community Television, Shelley Nemerofsky, senior access coordinator. 424-1730. 27 Courthouse Square, Rockville, Md. 20850.

Prince Georgians on Camera, Nancy Caliman, executive director. 773-0900. 9200 Basil Court, Suite 201, Landover, Md. 20785.

Reston Community Television, Tom Bartelt, local origination manager. 471-1924. P.O. Box 2400, Reston, Va. 22090.

Other Resources:

Community Cable for and by Children: An ACT Handbook (Action for Children's Television; $3.50). 46 Austin St., Newtonville, Mass. 02160.

National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, a nonprofit organization that includes everyone from individual programmers to community groups and cable companies, produces a number of publications and videotapes on public access programming and sponsors an annual contest, the Hometown USA Video Festival. For information: NFLCP, 906 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. 544-7272.