DeeDee Halleck is one of the founders of Paper Tiger Television and Deep Dish TV. She was part of the group that made Herb Schiller Reads The New York Times #3: The Sunday Times: 712 Pages of Waste (Paper Tiger Television, 1981) and Just Say No: The Gulf Crisis TV Project (Deep Dish TV and Paper Tiger Television, 1990). She co-founded the Deep Dish Satellite Network, the first grass roots community television network. She has a long career advocating for media reform for public television, public interest, public set-asides, and national public telecommunications policy. DeeDee is the author of Hand-Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media (2002). She has received five lifetime achievement awards from organizations such as the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, the Alliance for Community Media; the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, the Schmio Awards, and the Union for Democratic Communication.