Susan Fleischmann

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I have been involved in community media since 1976, working to ensure that everyone has access to the tools and technologies needed to participate in civic life. I joined the staff of Cambridge Community Television when it opened in 1988, and became Executive Director in 1993.
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June 1, 2011 - 1:33pm Our contractors are in the process of installing springs that will literally hold up the new floor in the studio of our new location. The floor will "float," absorbing the vibration from the subway below... We are building a state-of-the-art studio because Cambridge needs and deserves it! Have you made a donation to CCTV's Capital Campaign? We can't build a community media center without YOU! read more
May 12, 2011 - 4:37pm The studio floor is being constructed right NOW! After the existing flooring was removed, steel anchors were bolted into the wall, and now steel beams are being placed to form the new deck. Once the deck is in, springs will be added to absorb vibration, and then concrete will be poured on top! Don't miss your chance to see all of this next Thursday, May 19 from 5-7. Meet up at the current location and we'll march up the street! read more
May 4, 2011 - 6:01pm Is this an excavation of historical ruins? NO! This is the space that will house CCTV's new large production studio - right now, no floor, no ceiling, but there will be an isolated floating slab of concrete as the floor, and acoustic baffles hanging from the the roof, all to eliminate the sound and vibration coming from the subway. Make sure to mark May 19 from 5-7, when the public will be invited inside to see the progress! read more
April 28, 2011 - 3:03pm Major work is happening on the big production studio: the ceiling is coming out to give us the double height space for our lighting grid and acoustic treatment, and the floor is being removed to be replaced by a special isolated system that will absorb the sound and vibration from the subway. Today we had a visit from Charlie McDermott, Jay Paget and Christina Farrell from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, joined by Jason Weeks from the Cambridge Arts Council and photographer (and Arts Council member) Phyllis Breitholz. CCTV member and artist Siobhan Bredin provided the members' point of view as we all dodged the falling debris. Mark your calendars for a special community Hard Hat Tour on May 19 from 5-7 PM, hosted by MIT and the Red Ribbon Commission on the Delights and Concerns of Central Square! read more
April 27, 2011 - 3:47pm Demolition began today on the floor between the first and second levels - essentially "raising the roof" of the studio. In order to get the double height space we need for the studio (for the air conditioning, acoustic treatment and the lighting grid), the second floor is being removed. But don't worry,there is a serious amount of structural steel holding up the roof. read more
April 25, 2011 - 1:53pm Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, gather with friends old and new, congratulate award winners, vote on bylaw amendments and nominees to the Board of Directors. Eat great food provided by local restaurants. Don't miss the latest updates on our new facility! Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 6PM - 9PM 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA - Entrance on Prospect St. read more
April 20, 2011 - 7:56pm Today, CCTV staff and members of the Board of Directors hosted the first of several Hard Hat Tours to show off our new home - while still under construction. Right before the tour began, there were still people working in the space - such as this brick mason. read more
April 19, 2011 - 4:26pm Today, the staff took a field trip to see the progress at CCTV's new home. Much of the HVAC ductwork is now hanging from the ceiling, the steel is almost completely installed, and the isolated floor slab in the front of the building, under the two live studios, should be poured by the end of this week! read more
April 11, 2011 - 7:55pm CCTV staffer Marissa Acosta is producing an evolving promo about CCTV's new facility. In the first episode, she recorded me (ok, I am not quitting my day job to be an actress) introducing our new space. Today, she and her son Alistair worked with Renato on Part II...stay tuned... read more
April 11, 2011 - 7:19pm Nominees to the Cambridge Community Television Members Advisory Committee 2011 Erik Brown, current computerCENTRAL intern “ I feel that my personal history and connection to the city of Cambridge gives me an important “ homegrown” perspective toward the community that fosters an extra element of pride as far as my hometown is concerned. Being an intern in the advanced media lab as well as being involved in production groups at CCTV gives me a unique member/staff look into what is going in the community of CCTV. I am looking to improve communication between staff and members so as to improve the overall community of CCTV.” Ann Cowan, past MAC member and MAC Representative to the Board, ACLU, NOW, MIT Folk Dance Club “ AS CCTV provides a Free Speech voice for many in the Cambridge Community, I believe it is important for me to help it retain and project that voice. I have served on the MAC and many other organization Boards and understand and am particularly concerned to maintain a Free Speech voice for ordinary citizens. As a student and producer at CCTV over 13 years, I know it pretty well. My contacts with the City Councilors and other politicians might be of use. I would like to... read more