This past summer some friends and I came up with a way to conduct video interviews over the Internet with crystal clear audio. We use a camcorder at each site, recording audio locally, and then merge the video files afterwards.
For those who might be interested, an article about "rosetimes" was published earlier this week on the Newsforge web site.
I envision a day when grassroots interviews of community members drowns out the shoutfests on television. Let's work to make that day happen sooner rather than later.