CCTV's Weekly Entertainment Highlights Gallery

This Week on TV: Journey back through 15 years in Cambridge LGBT history

  • Posted on: 7 June 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Boston Gay Pride will take place this Saturday, June 11

To celebrate, a retrospective on CCTV Channel 9, Saturday 6:30-10pm: First, a Domestic Partnership Rally at City Hall in March of 2000, followed by Mass Matrimony, coverage of the first marriage licenses given out to same sex couples at Cambridge City Hall in May 2004.

This Week on TV: A guide to Live shows on CCTV

  • Posted on: 23 May 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Learn what shows you can watch each day of the week on Channel 9

About 50 Live programs are broadcast each week from our studio at 438 Mass Ave., on a diverse mixture of topics, issues, personalities, and content. Shows may involve discussion, music, videos, pictures, and/or anything else you, as producer, dream up! CCTV's Live shows take place Sundays 4:30pm - 9pm, Mondays through Thursdays 1pm - 9pm; and Fridays 1pm - 6pm. All shows are broadcast on Comcast Channel 9 in Cambridge and also stream live on our website, here.

This Weekend on TV: Nerd out with 18 hours full of Science

  • Posted on: 19 May 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Science for the Public will play all weekend on Channel 9

Science for the Public is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage public understanding of, and appreciation for, science. The program aims to make accessible the best information in many areas of science and engineering and features a variety of Boston-area scientists doing presentations and interviews regarding a diversity of topics as a public service.

This Week on TV: Films from the Boston Palestine Film Festival

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Watch Letters from Al Yarmouk and Pinkwashing Exposed

CCTV is showcasing films this week from the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

Watch Letters from Al Yarmouk: Director Rashid Mashawari spent eight months in 2014 Skyping with Palestinians trapped in al-Yarmouk, the besieged Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, Syria. On Channel 8, Sun. May 15 and Tues. May 17 at 9pm, Weds. May 18 at midnight, and Thurs. May 19 and Fri. May 20 at 10am.

This Week on TV: Unconventional sculptures

  • Posted on: 28 April 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Newest member-made videos explore sculpture art that goes beyond the gallery setting

Ever heard of sculpture racing? It's a multimedia art form, in which sculptures are pushed, pulled, or pedaled through a race course. People's Sculpture Racing organizes races in Cambridge each year, and CCTV Producer Rock Louis attended one such event to document:

This Week On TV: Radio killed the video star

  • Posted on: 21 April 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Come along on a visit inside Cambrdgeport's own local radio station

The red brick building at 120 Brookline Street that looks like a warehouse – painted with the bright orange letters EMF – used to be a factory that made motors (EMF stands for Electromotive force). Nowadays, it is home to a local radio station, called WEMF. Meet Dave Crespo, owner of the now two-year-old radio station, and local rock writer and DJ at WEMF Sleazegrinder, aka Ken McIntyre, in a new video WEMF Radio: An Oasis of Cool by CCTV Producer Kristina Kehrer.

This Week on TV: Introducing the new CCTV Local Issues block

  • Posted on: 14 April 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Get in on conversations about Cambridge and the issues facing our community

Look for CCTV’s new Cambridge Local Issues and Events block on Channel 8, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5-7pm. Curated by CCTV, it will feature the latest CCTV-produced content on issues pertinent to the community as well as other Cambridge-centric videos. Programming this week will include new episodes of the CCTV-produced series Bay State Forum, Cambridge Broadband Matters, and Cambridge Uncovered.

This Week on TV: What could you learn to make with a little help from classes at CCTV?

  • Posted on: 7 April 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
CCTV's newest Primetime! Studio shoot features local band And Then There Was One

CCTV's Primetime! Beginning Studio course gets students started with using CCTV’s full production studio. The most recent shoot debuts this week. Produced by CCTV members Tanina Carrabotta, Boris Masis, Jaleel Ali Muhammad, Sydney Sherrell, Jennifer Ventura, Lars Wicklund, and Nick Perry, the show features live music and an interview with local band And Then There Was One.

This Week on TV: Ever heard of an ice cowboy?

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Ballerinas, basketball champs, and Tai Chi instruction are all part of this week's athletic TV lineup.

Saturday, all afternoon and evening on Channel 9:

At 12pm Ice Cowboys: learn about the sport of equestrian skijoring in this new documentary from Durango, Colorado producer Matt Crossett.

This Week on TV: It's International Women's Day

  • Posted on: 3 March 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
In celebration of International Women's Day, Tuesday March 8

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.

This Week on TV: What is Pinkwashing?

  • Posted on: 24 February 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Films from the Boston Palestine Film Festival

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 trans activists around the world are fighting back.

This week on TV: Celebrate Black History month in Cambridge

  • Posted on: 18 February 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
Saturday on Channel 9, a marathon of local and national content:

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.

This week on TV: A weekend of storytelling on Channels 8 + 9.

  • Posted on: 22 January 2016
  • By: lily
Summary: 
On Saturday, a marathon of storytelling, by Cantabrigia's best:

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.

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