The Lisa Saunders TV Talk Show

The Lisa Saunders Show

Community Television for Groton, Ledyard, Mystic,

Stonington, North Stonington, and Voluntown


 The Lisa Saunders show airs on Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Lisa uploads it to Youtube*

Videographers: Suzanne Doukas Niermeyer and Suzanne Janso

The Lisa Saunders Show informs, entertains and introduces viewers to people who make their community a better or more interesting place to live.

Southeastern Connecticut Television Studios


80 Plaza Court

Groton, CT 06340

Studio Phone: 860-449-1477

Located in the Groton Shopping Plaza between the Groton Post Office and Benny's

Frank Facchini,ffacchini@sec-tv.org

Frank Fulchiero, ffulchiero@sec-tv.org

Phone number for call-in shows: 860-445-7499. 


Clothing: Solid, darker colors seem to look best. Avoid wearing a lot of shiny jewelry.

Hair: make sure your style does not hide your face--especially if the camera shoots you from the side.

Makeup: Wear what you normally would, but remember that the bright lights may make you looked washed out. Lipstick and eyeliner might help!

Material: Bring list of topics you can discuss, five questions you can be asked, and a few props if possible.

Prior to your appearance, send in:

1. Your name with any title or occupation: (include a website or phone number/e-mail if you would like that posted on the T.V. screen.


Lisa Saunders, author & speaker



2. What you would like to be called on the television program: Sample: Lisa

3. Address, email, phone (for studio use, not public):

4. One paragraph bio and a few possible questions to be asked. Sample:

Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer living in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books and freelances as a publicist and workshop facilitator.  She is a part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport and a field agent for National Field Service Corporation, and is the parent representative of the Congenital CMV Foundation working with healthcare professionals and politicians to prevent the #1 viral cause of birth defects. Visit Lisa at: www.AuthorLisaSaunders.com

If you have less than 8 or so "slides," they can be imported into the switcher, and then the camera can switch to them when referenced.They would need to be already arranged in the right order and numbered.

The studio would need those by 11 am that day, Wednesday (along with the way your want  your name, title and contact info to appear on the screen). The slides should be emailed as JPEGs, with a resolution of at least 1024x768, a fairly common one for output or input into PowerPoint.With the slides in the switcher, the film crew would need some kind of verbal "cue" to put up the right slide, and when to take it off. Sample comments on the air would be: "now show slide 1" and "that's good.. " (which would mean the camera can come back on you). You can also go back and say "let's go back to slide 3" etc…

*Sample Shows Uploads:

Lisa Saunders Show: Emergency Coordination, Northeast Utilities

      Theme song to The Lisa Saunders Show: "I'm Worth It" (Un Grand Sourire)
    written and performed
    by Connie Howard

    See Connie’s interview, which includes performance:

    Note: If you are a guest on my show and don't live in the Mystic area, you may be able to bring a DVD of the show to your local public access station for airing. You would then be the "sponsor" and would need to fill out a form.
    Public Access Studio Listing

     If you want to submit jpeg images beforehand and don't have your own, consider these sites for  images/video: 

    Online catalogue at the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/) for historic, royalty-free images


    You can also try this site: http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/public-domain-photographs.html

    *Sample Shows Uploaded to Youtube:
    Mary Murphy, cosmetology student at Grasso Tech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZzjybsD2tE&feature=youtu.be/ (2nd show taped on 3/25/13)

    Kathleen T. Poole, Chinese Herbs http://youtu.be/pgGQZ3_Kmqw (first show taped on 4/15/13)
    Tom Santos, author, discusses surviving the loss of his son with author Lisa Saunders and Julie Russell, LCSW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgIzJ7Kvd6c

     Lisa Saunders and Julie Russell interview: Kristin Hartnett - Facilitator, Laughworks: School of Improv. Facebook/Laughworks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7tol1cizWc

     April Brunelle of April's Balloons Creations & Rochelle Weinrauch of Simply Enchanted:  http://youtu.be/i0A_LOjWa9Q

    Alethea Grant, Harpist Part II (contact: gracenglory1@juno.com): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFfdYRO-N3k

     Alethea Grant, Harpist Part I (contact her at: gracenglory1@juno.com):

    Liz Caswell, Hobby Farmer (Elizcaswell@yahoo.com) http://youtu.be/qAyKDvnqKcg

    Lisa Saunders interviews Janet Purinton, Regent, CT DAR, Anna Warner Bailey Chapter      Lisa Saunders discusses the upcoming Martha Washington Tea hosted by the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution

    Lisa Saunders and Julie Russell interview Lynn Zakowski, inventor of Healing Cream    

    Lynn Zakowkski, Invented Healing Cream.
    860-691-0660, hzakowski@ct.metrocast.net, Website: www.lynnsnaturalhealing.com

    Lisa Saunders interviews Kathy Freeman of Beech Brook Farm:

    Lisa interviewed Christopher Jones, owner of Monte Cristo Bookshop in New London. He loves to promote authors and host events! If you are an author, he would like to hear from you! See "Dreamers & Doers" at:
    More info: http://www.montecristobookshop.com

    Amelia Earhart marriage license, Lisa Saunders, author, and Betsy Moukawsher, Groton Town Clerk:

    Lisa Saunders and Patrick Bailey discuss history of beer:

    Captain Bill Palmer discusses shipwreck diving with Lisa Saunders. Includes clip of dives.

    To purchase Palmer's book, The Last Battle of the Atlantic: The Sinking of the U-853,  or to schedule a shipwreck/fishing trip, contact Captain Bill Palmer, (203) 269-0619, captainbillpalmer@gmail.com, www.thunderfishcharters.com
    More info about Lisa Saunders or her book, Mystic Seafarer's Trail, visit: www.authorlisasaunders.com or write to: saundersbooks@aol.com

    Ever True: Union Private and His Wife. Reading by Marcus Fisk, Dick Avazian and Lisa Saunders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYv6TC-vP4U&feature=youtu.be

    Lisa Saunders gives her congenital CMV presentation about her daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPlIxc-01so&feature=youtu.be

    Lisa Saunders discusses shipwreck artifacts with Captain Bill Palmer:
    http://youtu.be/mf6Hk6iiX18 or: Lisa Saunders interviews Captain Bill Palmer, shipwreck explorer and author

    Lisa Saunders discusses songwriting with singer Connie Howard (part 1): http://youtu.be/n-srOfzWaJA

    Lisa Saunders discusses songwriting with singer Connie Howard (part 2):  http://youtu.be/ufNrMR7E-Kg

    To learn more about her upcoming book, Innkeeper's Diary, visit short video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtDronj_s90

    Dr. Joanne Z. Moore discusses insomnia, yoga, and Pathfinder magazine for widow/ers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDWegDRCG8E&feature=youtu.be