This Week on TV: LIVE Coverage of Candidate Forums, Back Lot BBQ, Parking Day

This Week on TV: LIVE Coverage of Candidate Forums, Back Lot BBQ, Parking Day

A big week for live, local events on CCTV Channel 8.

  • Posted on: 7 September 2017
  • By: lily


This Week on CCTV: TV Highlights September 11 - 17

Tune in for LIVE Event Coverage this week, including...

Ward 6 School Committee Candidate Forum: A school committee candidates forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, at the Cambridge Main Public Library, 449 Broadway, featuring the 12 candidates on the ballot this year for the Cambridge School Committee. WATCH: On Channel 8, Wed. Sept. 13 6:30-9pm.

Keep up with CCTV's TV Highlights for lots more coverage of candidate debates in the weeks to come.

CCTV's Back Lot BBQ Fundraiser, with music by Zili Misik: Zili Misik is an all-female band bringing African, Caribbean, American Soul to Boston. The BBQ will also feature food grilled by local chefs, a silent auction, and the presentation of the new Rossi Award for Creative & Responsive Leadership. This year, the Rossi Award for Creative and Responsive Leadership will be presented to Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST), the Cambridge Public Library- Our Path Forward initiative, Indivisible Cambridge, MIT Day of Action and The Resistance School. These initiatives have activated local efforts to work for a meaningful and inclusive social justice agenda. Inductions to CCTV’s Honorary Board include Frontline Executive Producer Raney Aronson, Director of Cambridge Public Libraries Maria McCauley, President of Cambridge Community Foundation Geeta Pradhan, and Director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman. WATCH: On Channel 8, Thu. Sept. 14, 6-7:30pm.

Parking Day 2017: During this year's international Parking Day event, CCTV will set up an outdoor TV studio. City Council and School Committee candidates will be interviewed by citizen journalists throughout the day. WATCH: On Channel 8, Fri. Sept. 15, 10am-5pm.

Cambridge Stands with Charlottesville Unity Rally

Cambridge Stands with Charlottesville: In the wake of the horrific events on Saturday, August 12, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Cambridge came together for a unity rally on the front steps of Cambridge City Hall. WATCH: On Channel 8, Mon. Sept. 11 at 6pm, Wed. Sept. 13 at 5pm, Fri. Sept. 15 at 5pm, and Sat. Sept. 16 at 9:15pm. And on Youtube, HERE.

Also from the CCTV Production Department this week, a Summer Courtyard Concert, the new Central Flea, and a new episode of the Bay State Forum.

Summer Courtyard Series feat. Vlade Guigini: The Charles Hotel, as part of their Summer Courtyard Series at the Regatta Bar, hosted Vlade Guigini and his band. The event took place July 28, 2017, and was filmed by Sara Pagiaro and Sam Vera. WATCH: On Channel 8, Tue. Sept. 12 at 5pm, Thu. Sept. 14 at 9pm, and Sun. Sept. 16 at 1pm. And on YouTube, HERE.


Central Flea: Visit the new Central Flea, a new community event, brought to you by Central Square Business Association and New England Open Market. At the first monthly event, CCTV hosted their first annual (no) Talent Show at the Central Flea, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Cambridge residents displayed their talents (or lack thereof) for the world to see. Visit the next Central Flea on Sunday, Sept. 24. WATCH: On YouTube, HERE and HERE.

The newest from Bay State Forum: This episode focuses on UMass Boston and some of the controversial issues that have surfaced over the past year around that public university. Earlier this year, we heard that the school was projecting a $30 million deficit - that amount was later trimmed to $10 million. We heard that amidst a building program worth billions of dollars, there were billions of dollars in deferred maintenance that was not getting done. The school’s chancellor Keith Motley was forced to resign and a new head guy formerly from Bowdoin College was picked to set things right. In the meantime, there have been some faculty cuts, courses have been canceled, supply budgets curtailed, a hiring freeze – sort of – and of course tuition increases.

Barbara Anthony interviews Gregory Sullivan, former Inspector General of Massachusetts and now the Director of Research at the Pioneer Institute, and Laura Krantz, a well-known staff reporter for the Boston Globe. WATCH: On Channel 8, Mon. Sept. 11 at 5:30pm, and Wed. Sept. 13, Fri. Sept. 15 and Sat. Sept. 16 at 5:40pm. And on YouTube, HERE.

Tour Central Square through the years, in this weekend's marathon.

WATCH: On Channel 9, Fri. Sep. 15 6-9pm, Sat. Sep. 16 noon-midnight, and Sun. Sep. 17 12-4pm.

Speaking of Central Square, the Middle East's mural on Brookline Street is in the process of being restored.

Join producer Beth Walsh for a conversation with muralist Dan Golnez, the creator of the Middle East mural on Brookline Street in Central Square, who is back this summer to restore his original artwork.



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.

Also, hear from Senators Brownsberger and Jehlen.

Join our elected officials Senator Will Brownsberger and Senator Pat Jehlen for an Office Hours discussion about the recent process in the Massachusetts legislature around the legalization of marijuana.

WATCH: On Channel 8, Mon. Sept. 11 at 5pm, Tue. Sept. 12 and Thu. Sept. 14 at 11am, Fri. Sept. 15 at 10pm, and Sun. Sept 17 at 6pm.