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Montgomery Councilmember Rice, Maryland Senate President Miller are featured guests in latest edition of CCM show 'No Boundaries'

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice and Maryland Senate President talked about the value of studying history in making current decisions, their shared passion for the University of Maryland and the first year of changes under Governor Larry Hogan—and also about aspects of their lives that the public would not normally see—in the newest edition of County Cable Montgomery’s television show, “No Boundaries.” The show, which began running on the cable channel this week, is viewable on demand and can now be seen on YouTube.

 

Councilmember Rice and Senate President Miller met at Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant in Silver Spring.

 

Councilmember Rice, who is in his sixth year as a Councilmember after serving as Maryland State Delegate, chairs the Council’s Education Committee. Senate President Miller has been a member of State Senate since January 1975, representing parts of Prince George's, Calvert and Charles counties. He has been the Senate president since January 1987 and is the longest serving Senate president in Maryland history

 

The discussion between Councilmember Rice and Senate President Miller ranged from their first jobs, how to juggle the time demands of being elected officials with finding time for their families and the difference between serving at the State and local government levels.

 

The half-hour show can be viewed numerous times on CCM (Montgomery Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). Upcoming viewing times include Sundays at 4 and 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 10 p.m.; Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Thursdays at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Fridays at 2:30 p.m.; and Saturdays at 12 noon and 10:30 p.m.

 

The show also is available for viewing via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU047szjpfk .

 

Striving to go beyond the way residents normally hear views of local leaders, “No Boundaries” aims to show not only the views of local leaders on certain issues, but also what has led them to take these positions. Future shows will feature discussions between Montgomery Councilmembers and decision makers from other jurisdictions in the Washington region and from major businesses located in the region.

 

Previous episodes of “No Boundaries” featured conversations between Montgomery Councilmembers and guests including Congressmen John Delaney and Chris Van Hollen; Congresswoman Donna Edwards; Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker; Howard County Executive Ken Ulman; Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova; Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz; former Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio; D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson; D.C. Councilmembers Muriel Bowser and Mary Cheh; Prince George’s Council Chair Mel Franklin and Councilmember Andrea Harrison; Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard; and judges Karla Smith and Joseph Quirk.

 

County Cable Montgomery created the show to allow local leaders to express their views in an informal atmosphere. New episodes will bring together leaders from around the area as they look for common ground on current and long-term issues that will have impact beyond the geographic boundaries of Montgomery County.

 

“No Boundaries” producer Barbara Grunbaum said the series strives to offer viewers much more than most discussion shows. It is unique among programs offered on local government cable channels in the Washington region.

 

“We created ‘No Boundaries’ to be a format where these leaders would not only talk about the issues, but also their personal experiences that have driven them to take positions,” she said. “This is an unscripted show and neither of the participants know where the conversation may go. The viewers have been able to learn things about our guests that they likely could not learn elsewhere—and that is what makes each episode so different from other public cable shows.”

 

Ms. Grunbaum was the main editor of the show, with assistance from Loren Olson. Mike Springirth and Bryan Lyles were the videographers. Maggie Brodnick was the program announcer.

 

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Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939