Nancy Cain

Description: Nancy began playing with video as a member of Videofreex, the radical video collective in New York that shot footage of the Woodstock Festival. She worked on the first video pilot for network television with the Videofreex at CBS in 1969, and ran an offbeat weekly video show at the Videofreex loft in Soho. She cofounded Lanesville TV: “Probably America’s Smallest TV Station.”  Along with TVTV, she defined the video documentary movement of the 70s, known as “guerrilla television.” Cain was a co-creator and producer of The 90s, a weekly hour-long alternative show for PBS, which the New York Post called “refreshingly irreverent, opinionated and outlandish.” She was the co-founder and producer (alongside Judith Binder) of CamNet The Camcorder Network, America’s first all camcorder channel.

Our complete collection of Nancy’s work can be found here.

Dates: 1981-2015 

SubjectsAmerican Politics, the 90s, Public Opinion, Feminism, Women’s Rights, Protest, Political Protest, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Transportation, Interviews

Selected Videography: 

Greetings from Lanesville

Harriet King Cotton Pelicans

This is a Test

Nancy Cain’s Journal

CamNet Episode 702