The Gene and Dave Show seeks to provide a glimpse into the lives and lifestyles of people with disabilities through an entertainment, interview and information format; something we call Infotainment. Consciously avoiding modes of inspiration and complaint, the show acts as an easily accessible point of entry into the real life experience of disability in our community. The show will use short video clips from Actual Lives Austin to launch discussion of social and community issues. The Gene and Dave Show is committed to stepping outside the old tropes of sympathy and inspirational overcoming to provide information about life with disability in an entertainment format that includes humor and parody, and to involving people with disabilities in all phases of its production and content. In essence, the show will explore disability culture, including but not limited to, accessibility, advocacy, education, employment, politics, technology, community involvement, sexuality and health.
Gene Rodgers and Dave Dauber write, produce, direct, video edit, and co-host The Gene and Dave
Show. This one hour disability-focused TV show is aired on Channel Austin Public Access Community Television (PACT). Once a show is aired on TV, we archive it on our web page, www.TheGeneAndDaveShow.com. The Show will have a different subject every month starting with Politics in March 2009. Subsequent show subjects are Technology, Family, Health, Performance Arts, Recreation, and Education. Keep watching this web site for air dates, or join our email list on the Contact Us page for all the latest updates.
The Gene and Dave Show is funded by sponsorships, donations and personal investments.
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A special thanks to our sponsors…
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Meet Dave and Gene
Dave R. Dauber, Co-Host
Born in the small Midwestern town of Salina, Kansas, Dave has always enjoyed entertaining people. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and has used a wheelchair all of his life.
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Gene Rodgers, Producer
Gene broke his neck at age 17 when he fell from a cliff, in Whipp’s Ledges near his home in Cleveland, Ohio. The good news is, since then, he has had many adventures in 40 countries.
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