Programming Highlights: Week of 3/16/15-3/22/15

Programming Highlights: Week of 3/16/15-3/22/15

Calling All My Basic Buddhas. Plus, BossLady News, Scandalous Suffragist Skullduggery, The Folklorist and More.

  • Posted on: 13 March 2015
  • By: Maggie

Program Highlights 3/16-3/22


The Folklorist

Channel 8:
Sunday, March 15 at 12pm
Friday, March 20 at 9pm

The Folklorist is NewTV's Emmy® Award-winning television series that offers a captivating look at the stories in history that have forever inspired us. Whether it's a tale of legendary lost cities, forgotten heroes, or hoaxes beyond belief, The Folklorist brings audiences back to each story's origins, and uncovers what's been left out of text books, and what lives on as folklore.

In 2011, John Horrigan and the NewTV staff met to discuss the idea of creating a television program about folklore. The NewTV team filmed several segments and a pilot came together within the following months. After the pilot aired in March 2012,[2] the public response was strong enough to continue producing more episodes. Andrew Eldridge and Angela Harrer joined the show as co-producers in 2012 and started working on the show's first season, which aired in 2013. The Folklorist is currently in its second season of production, and is available online, as well on Luken Communcation's Family Channel, and will become available through Comcast's and RCN's on-demand services in the New England region.

Cambridge Open Studios: The Scandalous Suffragist Skullduggery

Channel 8:
Sunday, March 15 at 1:00pm

With the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, U.S. women finally had the right to vote. But why did it take so long? Join sister detectives Alice and Louise as they get to the bottom of this mystery by revisiting events and suspects from years past in The Scandalous Suffragist Skullduggery, written and directed by Siobhan Bredin.

Cambridge Open Studios, performed at Cambridge Community Television, is a platform for local artists and musicians to display their talent for a live audience.

BossLady News

Channel 8:
Monday, March 16 at 11am
Friday, March 20 at 6pm

A news, current events, and talk show series, hosted by BossLady Britannia Johnson, that highlights individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and various talent.

The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon and Dick Concannon

Channel 8:
Monday, March 16 at 9pm
Friday, March 20 at 2pm

The Literati Scene from Boston, Massachusetts, features interviews by Adelaide Bacon and Richard Concannon of current authors and in the coverage of current events, theatre, books, museums, commerce, medicine, politics, science and arts organizations. Contributing commentators to compliment the hosts have included radio and TV personality Upton Bell, Ken Gloss of The Brattle Bookstore, and radio and TV commentator Richard Flavin.

Basic Buddha

Channel 96:
Monday, March 16 at 11:30pm
Tuesday March 17 at 9:00am
Friday, March 20 at 11:30pm

Nichiren Buddhism is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism based on the teachings of the 13th century Japanese monk Nichiren, and focused on the Lotus Sutra. It is noted for its opposition to any other form of Buddhism, which the 13th century Japanese monk Nichiren saw as deviating from the Buddhist truth he had discovered. Nichiren Buddhism is a comprehensive term covering several major schools and many sub-schools, as well as several of Japan's new religions. Its many denominations have in common a focus on the chanting and recital of the Lotus Sutra, which is thought to hold "extraordinary power".

Basic Buddha will introduce terms and words used frequently in Nichiren Buddhism, and the panel will add an American flavor.