Eli Kao

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June 26, 2007 - 7:50pm (photo: Adam Franco) The Federal Communications Commission is holding an open meeting this Thursday, June 28 from 4-11pm at Portland High School in Portland, ME. The meeting will include "presentations on perspectives on localism from two panels and comments from public parties." (An agenda with panelists is available at www.fcc.gov. Audio from the meeting will also be streamed at the FCC's site.) Last year, the FCC launched a review on whether to lift remaining ownership limits that prevent a single corporation from gaining a virtual media monopoly in any given city. As part of this review, the FCC is looking into the impact of media consolidation on local media coverage. In an op-ed piece last Sunday in the Portland Press Herald, the two Democratic commissioners (Michael Copps & Jonathan Adelstein) write that the FCC "will soon decide whether to allow a small number of media giants to buy up the remaining local broadcasters and other media outlets across the land." There is cause for concern. According to a 2003 study of programming hours on 45 "local" TV stations, local public affairs programs, such as newsmagazines, ranked dead last at only 0.4%. Local news aired just... read more
May 24, 2007 - 11:22am A digital story about Cambridge artist Elizabeth Belstraz. Her show "Zen Monoprints" will be at the CCTV Drive-By Gallery from May 7th - June 20th 2007. Video produced by Amy Mertl. read more
May 3, 2007 - 1:16pm Remember the days of yore, when people were magic and so were the mushrooms? Well, this cohort of gentlemen aim to prove that those days of yore are now. Check out Magic People performing "Pigeon and the Eggs" during their appearance on Bandwidth TV episode 12. For more magic, follow the white rabbit...misterrecords.com/magicpeoplemyspaces.com/magicpeople read more
April 28, 2007 - 1:11pm CCTV just completed its second installment of ZIP DOCS: 021XX. This time were focusing on a public art piece, a sculpture, that was commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council called "East Cambridge -1852" by George Greenamyer. Enjoy the documentary. Visit the Cambridge Arts Council's site for more info. read more
April 12, 2007 - 2:31pm An AP article published widely in California papers earlier this week underlined both the importance of public access TV for immigrant communities and also the uniquely democratic space that public access brings to television. In her article "On the TV's margins, public access gives immigrants a voice", Juliana Barbassa of the Associated Press writes, "Anyone with something to say, in almost any language, can find a home on public access television..." She also calls public access channels "The most democratic space on the tube", a truism that frequently goes unrecognized. What we generally term "public" television is public only in the sense of funding, not participation. The gist of the article is that communities, especially those comprised of immigrants, are often marginalized by standard commercial offerings and have turned to public access both as producers and viewers to connect with people sharing their language or cultural background. As an example of the diversity of programming and languages found on public access channels, the article mentions CCTV, describing how "In Cambridge, Mass., Haitians can get their news in Creole, Spanish- and Portuguese-speakers can hear... read more
April 3, 2007 - 4:44pm Watch this interview with Adriana Prat & Karin Koch about their work and the exhibit Skulls. Skulls can be viewed in CCTV's Drive-by Gallery from March 17th-May 8th, 2007. Video produced by Amy Mertl. read more
March 23, 2007 - 3:43pm This PSA for the Cambridge Public Health Dept. was produced at CCTV's 2006 PSA Day. The 2007 PSA Day(s) will occur:Thursday, May 3rd, 10-5pm Friday, May 4th, 10-5pm For information on how to sign-up for the 2007 PSA Day, contact Clodagh at 617-661-6900 ext.117 or by email. read more
March 23, 2007 - 3:34pm This PSA for Best Buddies was produced at CCTV's 2006 PSA Day. For information on how to sign-up for PSA Day, contact Clodagh at 617-661-6900 ext.117. read more
March 22, 2007 - 2:11pm This Award winning video is a kick in the gut. We take you inside the Brazilan martial art of Capoeira we will get roughed up turned upsidedown and left wanting more. read more
March 22, 2007 - 2:03pm This award winning video is a wet and wild look at something that effects all of us The weather. This is from the cambridge community access show You are here read more