This Week on TV: An all-American marathon for the Fourth of July

This Week on TV: An all-American marathon for the Fourth of July

In anticipation of the Fourth of July, this weekend's programming will take viewers out of Cambridge and across the vast United States

  • Posted on: 27 June 2016
  • By: lily

On Channel 9 Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-midnight, and Sunday 12-4pm, the program includes:

Classic American Bluegrass banjo and ukulele music from local producer Al Marotta, Friday 6-9pm.

Don't Drink the Water: A song and video about the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan: Saturday at 1:23pm and Sunday at 4:20pm.

Tasting History: Meet Jesus Garcia and learn about his daily life on both sides of the US-Mexico border in the Sonoran Desert region of the Southwestern United States. Saturday at 2pm.

Mobile Black History Museum and Our Story: With local historian Joel Mckall, take a look history of African Americans through artifacts. Saturday at 2:30pm and 9:30pm.

A series of Short Documentaries by Cambridge Youth, exploring the United States and what it means to be American, Saturday 3-3:35pm and Sunday 3:55-4:30pm.

A Cross Country Timelapse: Take a quick trip across country, from Boston to San Francisco. Saturday at 3:45pm.

That Morning: A choreographic poem about the morning of the September 11, 2001, attack of the World Trade Center in New York. Tai Chi with voiceover reflections mixed with radio broadcasts from the day's events. Saturday at 10:30pm.

Midlife Cowboy: About a Middle-aged Texan trying to navigate the world of computers and dating. Saturday at 11:10pm.

And Steam Men, a documentary following a day in the life of the firemen and engineers on Colorado's Narrow Gauge Railroad. Saturday at 11:35pm.

For a full list of the weekend's programs, take a look at CCTV's full online schedule.

Also this week, look for the latest from the Spotlight on a 1369 Barista, #whatImake, and Rooster Tails series

New work by CCTV members plays every week on Channel 8, Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm, and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11am. New to the channel this week, by Kristina Kehrer, the latest installment in the Spotlight on a 1369 Barista series:

Dan Thorn is a wicked smart graduate of Harvard University, and when he's not working at 1369 Coffee House, he works an audio engineer at the multi-media company BOCA Studios. Thorn shares his thoughts on the Cambridge housing problem: This city has always had a strong tradition of music, arts, and literature, but how will these traditions continue when the price of living here exceeds the amount of money artisans actually make?

By John Manson, Episode Nine in the #whatImake series:


Jaclyn Wood is a Boston based painter and member of the Cambridge artist group Miranda's Hearth. She makes tea and tea parties and all the other things that go with it.

And, from Rooster Tails producer Mick Cusimano a new collection of shorts, including Mermaids of Atlantis, Genies, Queen Day, Clowns on the Left.