This Week on TV: Local activism, then and now.

This Week on TV: Local activism, then and now.

The Cambridge Day and the Cambridge Public Library hosted an event to tell stories of local activists, past and present.

  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • By: lily


This Week on CCTV: TV Highlights September 4 - 10

The RADICAL event at the Cambridge Public Library brought together activists from across generations.

On July 29th, 2017, The Cambridge Public Library, along with Cambridge Day, hosted RADICAL, an event allowing political activists to recount their stories from the '60s as well as a discussion with modern day activists. The event was filmed by Zach Ben-Amots and edited by Mystikal Scalzi. Watch this week during CCTV's Local Issues and Events blocks.

WATCH: On Channel 8, Mon. Sep. 4 and Wed. Sep. 6 at 12am, Tue. Sep. 5 at 3:30pm, Thu. Sep. 7 at 11am, Fri. Sep. 8 at 7:30am. And, on YouTube HERE.

Over the weekend, observe the anniversary of 9/11 with a variety of local programs on Channel 9.

That Morning is a choreographic poem about the morning of the September 11, 2001 attack of the World Trade Center in New York, which combines Tai Chi with voiceover reflections mixed with radio broadcasts from the day's events.


Cambridge Responds is CCTV's coverage of a Boston's rally for peace, which took place on September 20, 2001.

Also included in the program: Mohammad, I Am Muslim, and Afghanistan Is Beautiful short videos by CCTV Youth Media Producers, Open Mosque Day 2017 at Prospect Street's Islamic Society of Boston, A Quiet Choice on one local woman's decision to convert to Islam, a Cambridge Uncovered round table discussion on The Muslim Experience in Cambridge, and January's Rally in Copley Square to Support Muslims and Immigrants.

WATCH: These videos and more, on Channel 9, Fri. Sep. 8 6-9pm, Sat. Sep. 9 noon-midnight, and Sun. Sep. 10 12-4pm. Select programs available on YouTube, HERE.

During the week, watch documentaries Hijacking Catastrophe from Free Speech TV and Blind Spot from the Media Education Foundation. Check CCTV's TV schedule for broadcast times.

Sunday, September 10 is Cambridge Carnival International.

CCTV is celebrating with past years Cambridge Carnival events, broadcasting throughout the week.

WATCH: On Channel 8 , Tue. Sep. 5 1am-12pm, Thu. Sep. 7 5-9pm, and Sat. Sep. 9 8-10pm.

NeighborMedia Reporter Kristina Kehrer offers a glimpse at urban beekeeping.

In Bee In the City from Kristina Kehrer, watch as Josh & Dennis open their urban bee hive. Also new this week, watch the latest in producer Mick Cusimano's Rooster Tails series.


WATCH: The newest videos by Cambridge Producers play each week on Channel 8 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7pm and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am. You can also watch any time on YouTube, HERE.

Don't miss the best of Beyond Boston, Season One.

If you haven't caught an episode yet, Beyond Boston is a monthly regional news magazine spotlighting reporting from Boston, MA area community access centers - including Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) in Brookline, MA, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) in Cambridge, MA, Malden Access TV (MATV) in Malden, MA, Somerville Media Center (SMC/SCATV) in Somerville, MA, and Watertown Cable Access Corp - and hosted by DigBoston editor and Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) co-founder Chris Faraone. The newest episode is a compilation of the best from the eleven episodes of the show produced this year.

WATCH: On Channel 8, every Tuesday and Saturday at 6:30pm.