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This week on TV: Archiving radical history in Cambridge

This week on TV: Archiving radical history in Cambridge

But first, V-Day celebrations this Saturday & Sunday:

  • Posted on: 11 February 2016
  • By: lily

This Valentine’s Day, CCTV presents a love-themed marathon from the CCTV archives. On Channel 9 Saturday Feb. 13 noon-midnight and on Channel 8 Sunday Feb. 14 6pm-midnight: A tour of Somerville's own chocolate factory, stories on love from Brother Blue, productions on love and relationships by CCTV members past and present, and Valentine shout-outs from decades past. Who was your Valentine, circa Y2k?

New Productions air each week on Channel 96 Saturdays at 9am and Sundays at 9pm, on Channel 9 Sundays at noon and Fridays at 6pm, and on Channel 8 Tuesdays at 4pm and Thursdays at 8am.

This week: Ephemera, a Moving Image Portrait of longtime Cambridge resident Libby Bouvier, who has spent most of her life collecting an archive of cause buttons and other "ephemera" from the women’s movement, the LGBT movement, and other radical causes she's been directly or indirectly involved with over the decades -- by Lily Bouvier.

A Local Filmmaker Revisits the Underground Railroad: Siobhan Landry is a local filmmaker and teacher. She teaches several DSLR camera courses at Cambridge Community Television. She stumbled on to her new film project while visiting a historical house in Georgetown, Mass. It was a plastic covered hole in the ground and a supposed remnant of The Underground Railroad. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.

And, HIV + Hepatitis @ City Hall, in which four gorgeous community members tell city council how to prevent HIV and Hapatitis A, B, & C. Excerpt with permission from "Gag Rules" 2005. Special Thank-You to Portland Cable Access. Produced by and starring Joanna Martinez.

New from the Juice Rap News crew

Juice Rap News dubs itself as the internet nation’s on-beat musical, independent current-affairs programme responsible for turning bollocks-news into socio-poetical analyses which everyone can relate to and understand. The show is written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a backyard home-studio in suburban Melbourne, Australia – on Wurundjeri land. You may have seen episodes of JRN on the CCTV channels before. If you liked what you saw, tune in for brand new installments of the show. On Channel 9 Sunday Feb. 14 at 1:30pm and Friday Feb. 19 at 7:30pm, and on Channel 8 Tuesday Feb. 16 at 5:30pm and Thursday Feb. 18 at 9:30am.

And from the Washington DC National Gallery of Art

Learn about the museum through four new episodes about its history, development, and construction – as well its impressive collection. On Channel 96 Saturday Feb 13 10:40am and Sunday Feb. 14 at 10:40pm, on Channel 9 Sunday Feb. 14 at 2:05pm and Friday Feb. 19 at 8:05pm, and on Channel 8 Tuesday Feb. 16 at 6:05pm and Thursday Feb. 18 at 10:05am.

Lastly, if you think your day could benefit from an accordion interlude...

Tune in for a concert by Nancy Koch and John Berger. On Channel 96 Saturday Feb 13 10:10am and Sunday Feb.14 at 10:10pm, on Channel 9 Sunday Feb. 14 at 1pm and Friday Feb. 19 at 7pm, and on Channel 8 Tuesday Feb. 16 at 5pm and Thursday Feb. 18 at 9am.