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Programming Highlights: Week of 7/4/15–7/10/15

Programming Highlights: Week of 7/4/15–7/10/15

Programs about being American. Plus, readings by Jonathan Kozol and George O'Connor, and Boston Pride.

  • Posted on: 2 July 2015
  • By: Maggie

Happy Fourth of July, all you free speech loving Cantabrigians. Before heading out to see the fireworks on Saturday July 4th, celebrate the holiday with the most American of all media — public access TV. At noon on Channel 9, we'll be screening productions made by members about Independence Days past.

What does it mean to be American? At 2:30pm on the fourth, explore this question through a series of documentaries by Cambridge youth in pieces such as: American Identity, America Through Their Eyes, I Am Muslim, My Countries: From Haiti to America, Immigrants' Experience, Chasing the American Dream, and Skin Color.

If you're still feeling patriotic later in the evening, tune in for discussions on the U.S. Patriot Act. An episode from the ACLU Freedom Files series (at 10pm) will be followed by an episode from Cambridge Uncovered, CCTV's hyper-local studio news series (at 10:30pm).

Jonathan Kozol spoke with Cantabrigians on May 6 at the First Parish Church on Race, Poverty, and the Corporate Invasion of Our Public Schools. Hear what he had to impart on the future of public education, on Channel 9. Saturday July 4 at 3:30am and Sunday July 5 at 12:30pm.

Do you love graphic novels? Watch a talk by author George O'Connor, who spoke at the Cambridge Public Library last month about his graphic novel series "The Olympians" on Friday July 10, Channel 9 at 7:30pm.

Sundays at 12pm and Fridays at 7pm on Channel 9, watch CCTV's most recent member-made productions. This week: If you missed last month's Boston Pride Parade, Kristina Kehrer's A Plethora of Pride on the Plaza will let you experience the festival as if firsthand. After that, explore a more controversial aspect of the event with Kehrer's 2014 single, Boston Pride Commercialized?