Programming Highlights: Wed, Sep 17 - Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Programming Highlights: Wed, Sep 17 - Tue, Sep 23, 2014

FEATURING: CCTV Back Lot BBQ LIVE, PARK(ing) Day, Juliette & Romeo, Comedy News, Callaloo Express Celebration & BeLive Time Changes

  • Posted on: 12 September 2014
  • By: Chris

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!


CCTV Back Lot BBQ 2014 LIVE
Cambridge Community Television's annual Live special event and fundraiser featuring speakers, music, a silent auction, and awards. All proceeds to benefit CCTV's Youth Media Program. This year, the Leading Role Award will be presented to Chris Bavitz, Managing Director of Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic. For more info about the BBQ, or if you would like to purchase tickets, please visit or just show up the evening of! We hope to see you there!
Ch. 9 - Premiering LIVE: Thursday @ 6 PM

NeighborMedia Presents PARK(ing) Day 2014 LIVE
An annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year, the volunteer reporters of, CCTV's citizen journalism project, will transform a parking space in front of the station into an outdoor news set, where passersby will be invited to be interviewed on camera about Cambridge-related topics. If you're interested, stop by 438 Massachusetts Ave, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 to see what's happening! Produced by Frank Morris and interns from the NeighborMedia program.
Ch. 9 - Premiering LIVE: Friday @ 11 AM

MIT Presents: "Giving and Getting Great Feedback"
How many times have you received feedback that didn’t make any sense or just wasn’t useful? It’s pretty easy for people to get caught up in their own emotions, losing sight of what others understand and what information might be helpful for them. This is how vague feedback like “Make it pop” or “I just don’t like it” commonly results in frustration and unnecessary iterations, which have the potential to disrupt the timeline or budget of a project. How do we make sure everyone’s thoughts and contributions are being communicated effectively? Speaker Roxy Koranda of the Aten Design Group based out of Denver, CO, discusses why knowing how to give solid feedback internally and encouraging useful feedback externally can solve some of these issues and make the course a project run more smoothly. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

NeighborMedia: Momentum Theatre Troupe Presents "Juliette & Romeo"
A performance by the Momentum Theatre Troupe of "Juliette & Romeo," a female-centered take on Shakespear's famous drama. The performance took place at Sennott Park in Cambridge, MA, on Friday, August 8, 2014, and NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey was on the scene to cover it. Produced by Maurice Wilkey.
Ch. 8 - Premiering: Sat 3 PM, Sun 6 PM & Mon 6 AM

Cambridge Community Comedy News (EXPLICIT)
A collection of short news-based comedy skits including "Bad Weather," "Off The Field," and "Musical Guest." Produced and performed by Erik Brown, Christina Davis, Rock Louis, Tanya Powers, Alan Verly, and Robert Woo. Written by Alan Verly, Christina Davis, and Erik Brown. Directed by Robert Woo. Edited by Erik Brown. Viewer Discretion Advised.
Ch. 8 - Premiering: Sun 2 AM & Mon 12 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • NeighborMedia: Hub Bicycle Co., a short profile Meet Maine native and small business owner Emily Thibodeau, who opened Hub Bicycle Co. on the corner of Willow and Cambridge Streets in February 2010. Since then, she has grown from one employee to four, and in less than five years has grown her business of bike repairs and made three location moves all within three blocks of Cambridge Street. She is now settled into 1036 Cambridge St. and is still in it for the fun and the love of bicycles and the biking community. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
  • Neighborhood Profiles: East Cambridge, featuring Mark Jaquith introducing East Cambridge by showcasing some of his favorite spots including the corner of Cambridge Street and Fulkerson Street, the O'Connell Library, the Sullivan Courthouse, an open dining area, and the Charles River path system. Produced by CCTV.
  • Talking with Tim, featuring Kristina Kehrer having a conversation with local barista and filmmaker Tim Blevins to discuss and showcase clips from his upcoming film "Substitute Culture." Produced by Kristina Kehrer.

Movie Of The Week: "City Of Missing Girls"
A number of young girls turns up dead or missing, and the one connection they have is that they were all students at a drama school. The town District Attorney suspects that the school is a front for a prostitution racket, and when he is framed and blackmailed in an attempt to stop his investigation, a female reporter goes undercover to try to expose the racket and clear the D.A.'s name.
Ch. 9 - Sat 9 PM

Callaloo Express Presents: CCTV 25th Anniversary Celebration
A retrospective celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cambridge Community Television, hosted by Lynette Laveau-Saxe, featuring fashions and technology highlighted by interviews with Mark Orent and Ken E. Reeves. Produced by Lynette Laveau-Saxe.
Ch. 9 - Premiering: Sun 5:30 PM & Mon 7 PM

TIME CHANGE! - BeLive: Café con Cass
Host Cassandra Fradera, who brings dialogue alive on all issues related to healing, diversity, and the arts with a cup of coffee, occasional guests, and videos, has moved her show from Mondays to Sundays!
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week at its NEW weekly time: Sundays @ 8 PM

TIME CHANGE! - BeLive: Ceangal Ceilteach
Host Kit Tempest, who performs readings of Gaelic text and discusses topics relevant to the 6 Celtic nations and their languages, has moved his show to later Sunday evenings!
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week at its NEW weekly time: Sundays @ 8:30 PM

Are External Religions Opium for the People?
A group panel discusses how external, organized religion hurts people and the world at large. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Premiering: Sat 5 PM, Sun 11 PM, Mon 8 PM & Tue 9:30 AM


Town Hall Meeting: Ferguson and Beyond
An important Town Hall Meeting and discussion focused on the killings of black men by police featuring guest speakers Dr. Ron Daniels, Andy Shallal, Danny Glover, Barbara Arnwine, Hilary Shelton, Nkechi Taifa, Ron Hampton, Jasiri X, Keenan Keller, and Don Rojas. Sponsored by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and co-sponsored by the Busboys & Poets' A.C.T.O.R. and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Wed 12 PM, Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 7 PM & Sun 1 PM

Join Toni Bee in her SillyNesRoom as the children of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Summer Camp create characters and learn to use improv and imagination to present small scenes in a newsroom setting. Produced by Toni Bee.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Thu 8:30 PM, Sat 8:30 PM, Sun 2:30 PM & Mon 4 PM

NEW SERIES! - BeLive: The Edgar Snowden the Second Files
The as-yet unrevealed files of Edgar Snowden the 2nd, twin brother and altar ego of Edward Snowden, featuring blockbuster revelations. Produced by Neal Katz.
Ch. 9 - Showing weekly: Mondays @ 5 PM

Paru Garden 2014
হোস্ট Bishawjit সাহা ও সুহাস বড়ুয়া নাসিম পারভীন Paru এর সুন্দর বাগান-পরিদর্শন করছেন এবং তার সবজি শখ সম্পর্কে তার সাক্ষাৎকার. (Hosts Bishawjit Saha & Suhas Barua re-visit Nasim Parveen Paru's beautiful garden and interview her about her horticultural hobby.) Produced by Bishawjit Saha.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11 PM, Thu 10 AM, Fri 5 PM, Sat 3 PM, Mon 9:30 AM & Tue 8 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.