Programming Highlights: Week of 11/21/15–11/27/15

Programming Highlights: Week of 11/21/15–11/27/15

Is love magic, or tragic? Find out this week on CCTV. Plus, Thanksgiving programs, Defending a Forest, and Broadband Matters.

  • Posted on: 19 November 2015
  • By: Maggie

This weekend, ring in the season with a marathon of Thanksgiving programs on Channel 9, at noon and beginning again at 6pm: Thanksgiving Day football, the annual Thanksgiving festivities at Tavern in the Square, a Thanksgiving parade in Plymouth, and a Thanksgiving Day Special from Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shocker — New England's own local television horror show.

If you miss Penny Dreadful on Saturday — at 4:40pm, and again at 10:40pm — tune in during the week: On Wednesday, 11/25 on Channel 8 at 5:30pm. And, on Thanksgiving Day on Channel 96 at midnight and on Channel 8 just after 5pm.

Halloween may be long past, but by popular demand, we've still got more macabre programs coming your way. Tune in for horror programs on Channel 8, midnight till 2am on Sunday, 11/22, Monday, 11/23, Wednesday, 11/25 and Friday, 11/27.

New work by CCTV members airs each week on Channel 9, Sunday at noon and Friday at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm:

NeighborMedia journalist Kristina Kehrer covers the East Cambridge closing of Troy Anthony's Barbershop on Cambridge Street. The community bids a wistful farewell to the business, which will be relocating to Woburn.

→ In Wes Nickerson's production Defending a Forest in Court: The Case of Danny Factor & the Silver Maple Forest, Danny Factor performs civil disobedience and goes to court in defense of the Silver Maple Forest, the 15 acres of woods near Alewife Station.

→ In Love: Magic Vs. Tragic, Kristina Kehrer and Lily Bouvier take turns behind and in front of the camera. Kristina asks Lily to tell her best falling in love story, and Lily interviews Kristina about her worst breakup ever. This piece was produced as part of CCTV's Documentary Interview class, 2015. Learn more about upcoming classes here. CCTV is offering a class special now through the end of the year: the general public and Affiliate Members can take any class for the same fee as Access Members, with the exception of special series and production classes. These are some deep discounts for many of the clases, so take advantage now! Production classes will also be 50% off the general public rate.

Broadband in Cambridge is an ongoing conversation, and the city has appointed a task force to examine options to increase competition, reduce pricing, and improve speed, reliability and customer service for both residents and businesses. Cambridge Broadband Matters is a series, produced by Anne Schweiger and Cambridge Community Television, which explores the relationship among people, public institutions, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and broadband in Cambridge. This series serves as an educational and community engagement companion to broadband planning and action already underway in Cambridge, including through the work of the City of Cambridge Broadband Task Force and the efforts of local elected officials. The latest episode features features Georgia Bullen, Open Technology Institute, and Nigel Jacob, Boston Office of New Urban Mechanics: On Channel 9 Sunday, 11/22 at 2pm, Monday, 11/23 at 10am, Wednesday, 11/25 at 10am, and Sunday, 11/29 at 3:20pm. Or watch on Channel 96 Tuesday, 11/24 at 8:05pm and Thursday, 11/26 at 8:30pm.