This Week on TV: Highlights Gallery

Mar 3, 2016 A whole lineup of programs this week, honoring strong women of Cambridge and beyond: Juliette and Romeo – A female-centered take on Shakespeare's famous drama by the Momentum Theatre Troupe, performed at Cambridge's Sennott Park in August of 2014. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 12pm, and on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 and Tuesday 3/8 at 10pm. The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde... more
Feb 24, 2016 Pinkwashing Exposed, Seattle Fights Back!: For over a decade, the Israeli government has been engaged in the “Brand Israel” campaign, aimed to portray Israel as “relevant and modern," including as a gay-friendly tourism destination. The message relies on stereotypes of its "homophobic" neighbors, particularly portraying Palestinians as such. In this documentary by Dean Spade, learn how queer and... more
Feb 18, 2016 11am-1pm: From Block Starz Media, three documentaries: In The Hour of Chaos, on the life and times of MLK Senior. Oscar Micheaux, on the Czar of Black Hollywood. And Profiles of African American Success, on 10 African American entrepreneurs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, get more local with Justice or Else, a speech at a rally in Hyde Park commemorating the 20th anniversary of... more
Feb 11, 2016 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... more
Feb 4, 2016 On Channel 9 Saturday Feb. 6, noon till midnight: The program begins with a new series from Washington DC's National Gallery of Art on American artists of the nineteenth century. Learn about John James Audobon and The Birds of America, impressionist William Merritt Chase at Shinnecock, The Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran, John F. Peto and the Idea of... more
Jan 28, 2016 If you find yourself at home on the couch this Saturday or Sunday evening, you are in for some fantastic, freaky fun. Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers is "New England's Most HEXellent Horror Program," in which Penny Dreadful and the gang bring you spooky entertainment classic horror movies from the not-so Golden Age of Terror. The debut episode in the show's newest, ninth season will air on... more
Jan 22, 2016 Noon - 4pm, tales from Cambridge's beloved Brother Blue. Then, Story Slam competitions — city and state-wide, 4-10pm. The night will wrap up with 9 Scary Stories To Tell on TV, a production in which nine local storytellers get together at the CCTV studio to tell fantastic tales of horror, mystery and intrigue in observance of Halloween this past October. Live stream here. If you miss the show on... more
Jan 15, 2016 In the Hour of Chaos is a new documentary from Block Starz Media, which documents the life and times of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. (1899-1984) and the King family history. Catch the first showings of Part One of the production — Part Two will follow later this year. On Saturday Jan. 16, 11am on Channel 9, 6pm on Channel 8, and 11pm on Channel 96. And on Monday Jan. 18, 12am on Channel 9... more
Jan 7, 2016 This Saturday's Channel 9 marathon (noon-midnight) is inspired by our friends at the Charles River Conservancy. The Lynch Family Skatepark, a project spearheaded by the CRC, opened on Saturday, November 14th with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Master of Ceremonies and skateboarding pro Andy MacDonald hosted the event with speakers including Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh, Vans Vice President of... more
Dec 31, 2015 This Saturday afternoon, noon to midnight on Channel 9, local stories of migration: Cambridge City of Opportunity is a new video from producer Odai Nakawa of CCTV's Youth Media Program. He introduces us to some of his CRLS student peers who come from places outside of Cambridge. Hear what they have to say about their experiences living in Cambridge. (Nakawa's video will also air with new member-... more
Dec 23, 2015 (As you sit by the fire this Christmas Eve and -Day, tune in to CCTV for some spunky Holiday Specials the whole family will enjoy.)When Christmas is over, the CCTV holiday celebrations go on: A Kwanzaa Celebration from children in the 2008 King Community School sing, chant, dance, and play African drums for this short Kwanzaa celebration performance. On Saturday 12/26 Channel 9 at midnight,... more
Dec 17, 2015 As you sit by the fire this Christmas Eve and -Day, tune in to CCTV for some spunky Holiday Specials the whole family will enjoy. Including: Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shocker—New England's own local television horror show is back from a brief hiatus after the Halloween season, this time with a Christmas Special. Featuring the famous 1964 film, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians." Also, an XXXMas... more
Dec 9, 2015 December is upon us. This Saturday on Channel 9, get acclimated with a veritable winter wonderland of programs: At noon and 7:30pm, catch a Winter Concert from the 2009 Community Youth Orchestra of Boston. At 1:20pm and 5:50pm watch a seasonal episode of Coloring Coorain — "XXX-Mas." Coorain puts the sexy back in Christmas with this holiday special, as he struggles to find the reason for the... more
Dec 2, 2015 New work by CCTV members airs each week on Channel 9, Sunday at noon and Friday at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm: This week, production intern Sara Meyers presents A Presidential Traverse, a GoPro-filmed hike through New Hampshire's white mountains. Sara has had a busy month — she also participated in a local film screening, Grrl Haus Cinema, in which she featured... more
Nov 25, 2015 This week, watch two new episodes in the Coloring Coorain series: In Sparkling in the Shadows Coorain interviews Maggie Cavallo and DEAD ART STAR, two major figures in Boston's underground scene. The pair discuss everything from #healthgoth to why they live in Boston. In Taking Time, our hero Coorain sits down with Sandrine Schaefer. Schaefer, an up and coming performance artist, talks about her... more
Nov 19, 2015 This weekend, ring in the season with a marathon of Thanksgiving programs on Channel 9, at noon and beginning again at 6pm: Thanksgiving Day football, the annual Thanksgiving festivities at Tavern in the Square, a Thanksgiving parade in Plymouth, and a Thanksgiving Day Special from Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shocker — New England's own local television horror show. If you miss Penny Dreadful on... more
Nov 12, 2015 New member productions play each week on Channel 9 Sunday at noon and Friday at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 9pm. This week, check out Kristina Kehrer's NeighborMedia piece on Whole Foods' fundraising efforts for Cambridge School Volunteers, Maurice Wilkey's One Man's Journey in which Lee Jones talks about his life as an African American man living in the Boston area,... more
Nov 5, 2015 Hear from local seniors as they share stories about their remarkable lives. Legacies: A Journey through the Lives of Elders is a co-production between Cambridge Health Alliance and Somerville Community Access Television. The series premieres on CCTV on Channel 8: Monday 11/9 at 10am, Tuesday 11/10 at 5pm, and Thursday 11/12 at 2pm. Poetry Matters: A poetry reading by the Liberation Poetry... more
Oct 29, 2015 On All Hallow's Eve (this Saturday) get ready for spooky, scary programming all day long. Don't miss these superbly seasonal, creepy pieces: If you're awake in the dead of night, watch a marathon of the infamous local horror show Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers: 1am - 9am on Channel 8. On Channel 9, from Noon-1pm, and again from 7-8pm, catch 9 Scary Stories To Tell on TV: Nine local... more
Oct 23, 2015 Cambridge is definitely haunted — just ask Google. From Verna's Donuts to the Wadsworth House at Harvard, there are all sort of spooky things lurking in our fair city. Get a peek into some haunted places in Haunted Victorian Mansion Tour on Channel 96 on Wednesday, 10/28 at 9:36pm. We'll also be showing footage of Cambridge Halloweens past on Channel 96 every week night starting at 8:05pm. On... more
Oct 16, 2015 City Council and School Committee candidate debates and other election-related programming will run throughout the month of October on Channel 8. This week, the following programs are scheduled to air: → Ward 6 Democratic Candidate Forum: Saturday October 17, 4pm and Sunday October 18, 6pm → Cambridge Education Association School Committee Candidates Debate: Saturday October 17, 10pm; Sunday... more