CCTV's Weekly Entertainment Highlights Gallery

Programming Highlights: Week of 8/22/15 – 8/29/15

  • Posted on: 25 August 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Honoring Rita Arditti. Plus, #whatimake, work by Susan Chasen, and Beyond the Badge.

Congratulations to CCTV Member Susan Chasen! Two of her films, What are Humans for? and Goodbye, Mr. Smith are screening this week at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival Aug 26th - Aug 29th. Visit www.massiff.org for the screening lineup and to get tickets. Or, watch (these and other films of hers) on TV: On Channel 8 Sat. Aug. 22 at 3:30pm, Mon. Aug. 24 at 10pm, and Fri. Aug. 28 at 8am.

Programming Highlights: Week of 8/8/15 – 8/14/15

  • Posted on: 10 August 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
#WhatIMake. Plus, Broadband Matters, The Story of Stuff, and Tasting History.

Cambridge Broadband Matters is a new series, produced by Anne Schweiger and Cambridge Community Television, which will explore the relationship among people, public institutions, non-profit organizations, businesses, and broadband in Cambridge. This series will serve as an educational and community engagement companion to broadband planning and action already underway in Cambridge, including through the work of the City of Cambridge Broadband Task Force and the efforts of local elected officials.

Programming Highlights: Week of 8/1/15 – 8/7/15

  • Posted on: 31 July 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
It's a Beautiful Day in the NeighborMedia. Plus, a mockumentary on birding, new Puglic Access TV, and more.

Watch new productions by CCTV members each week on Channel 9 Sundays at noon and Fridays at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm. This week:

Meet some of your Cantabrigian neighbors from faraway places in two episodes of You're From Where? by NeighborMedia journalist Kristina Kehrer.

Programming Highlights: Week of 7/25/15 – 7/31/15

  • Posted on: 24 July 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
The Vexatious Vanishing Vaudeville Villainy. Plus, Bay State Forum with Barbara Anthony and Skating in Cambridge.

On Channel 9 Sunday July 26 at 12pm, catch The Vexatious Vanishing Vaudeville Villainy, a "mystery play performance with sound effects." It's also scheduled to play on Friday July 31 at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesday July 28 at 1pm and Thursday July 30 at 9pm, with other recent programs to follow.

Programming Highlights: Week of 7/18/15 – 7/24/15

  • Posted on: 16 July 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Warrior Butterflies: Women's Wrestling in Boston. Plus, Story time, Stop Motion Animation, and New Work by Members.

The Boston League of Women Wrestlers (B.L.O.W.W.) proclaims that they "bring violence and loose morals back to rock ‘n roll." Naturally, members Barbara Noll and Greg Zukauskas wanted to know more. In Warrior Butterflies, Barbara and Greg produced a documentary about this crass, wild and no holds barred outfit. Don't miss this piece on Channel 96, Tuesday, Jul 21st at 1:11pm, and on Thursday, July 23rd at 9:12pm.

Programming Highlights: Week of 7/11/15 – 7/18/15

  • Posted on: 10 July 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
New programs from around the world, through SCOLA. Plus, Healthy Hypnosis, an hour of Icelandic sunsets, meditations on the Charles River.

This week, big changes are afoot on Channel 96, our channel for international, multilingual and religious programs.

Thanks to a brand new satellite receiver installed at our studios, we have expanded programming from SCOLA, a nonprofit educational organization that receives and re-transmits TV programming from over 140 countries, in more than 170 languages. Here at CCTV, we'll now be airing daily news broadcasts in Mandarin, Korean, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Programming Highlights: Week of 7/4/15–7/10/15

  • Posted on: 2 July 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Programs about being American. Plus, readings by Jonathan Kozol and George O'Connor, and Boston Pride.

Happy Fourth of July, all you free speech loving Cantabrigians. Before heading out to see the fireworks on Saturday July 4th, celebrate the holiday with the most American of all media — public access TV. At noon on Channel 9, we'll be screening productions made by members about Independence Days past.

Programming Highlights: Week of 6/27/15 – 7/3/15

  • Posted on: 29 June 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Youth Media Program at work. Plus, Supreme Master TV, the Central Square Detective Agency, and Cambridge Open Studios.

The School Year Production Program is an after school media arts and work experience program, part of CCTV's Youth Media Program. Cambridge teens who participate in the program learn storytelling, camera, editing, lighting and audio skills, and they are paid to work as media artists, producing a variety of pieces exploring who they are, where they live, and what they believe in. Take a look at what they created this semester, on Channel 8 Tuesday June 30, 6-7:30pm; and on Channel 96, Thursday July 2 and Friday July 3, 8-9:30pm.

Program Highlights: Week of 6/20/15 – 6/27/15

  • Posted on: 18 June 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
All About the Benjamins. Plus, Dad-athon and Central Square's Greek Festival.

This Saturday June 20th, Channel 9 is all about the Benjamins. At 12pm, watch Common Cents 2015, a financial education game show featuring 80 high school students from around Massachusetts, as they answer multiple choice questions about personal finance.

Programming Highlights: Week of 6/13/15 — 6/19/15

  • Posted on: 12 June 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
The Cambridge Calendar. Plus, LGBT related shows in time for Pride, and videocasts from Charlie Baker.

Cambridge Calendar, the best new source for things to do in and around Cambridge, gives you the rundown on all the best upcoming events in the city. In the first installment, you'll see an interview with Richard Harding of the Mens Health League's annual Hoops 'N' Health basketball tournament in June.

Programming Highlights: Week of 6/6/15 – 6/12/15

  • Posted on: 6 June 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Stand Against Racism. Plus, Health and Wellness Marathon, Riverfest, and Cambridge Faces + Places.

Get pumped for River Fest on Saturday June 6 with a glance back at the 1990 festival, 25 years ago, on Channel 8 at 9:44am. Enjoy other River Festival-related footage on Channel 8 throughout the day, or get outside and enjoy the real thing at this year's event, 12-6pm on Mass Ave between Prospect and Sydney Streets. Make sure to stop by to say hello to CCTV staff at our booth outside our location at 438 Mass Ave.

Programming Highlights 5/30/15–6/5/15

  • Posted on: 29 May 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Dance Marathon. Plus, Gospel in the Bahamas, and Cooking without Boundaries.

This week's Saturday marathon, May 30 on Channel 9, might have you off the couch and on your feet dancing. The lineup begins at noon with a series of short videos in which instructors from Central Square's Dance Complex introduce viewers to their course offerings, which range all the way from Sassy Hip Hop to Youth Flamenco.

Programming Highlights: Week of 5/3/15–5/9/15

  • Posted on: 1 May 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Noam Chomsky on Gaza. Plus, Handel's Messiah by the Cambridge Community Chorus, and the Cambridge Peace Coalition at Temple Beth Shalom.

This week's Channel 9 Saturday Marathon features programming about Palestine.

Saturday, May 2nd at noon, tune in to Channel 9 for Fragments of a Journey in Palestine. This program documents everyday life over the course of the filmmakers' two months in Palestine. Next up, watch Voices Beyond Walls, a media production program for Palestinian youth. Starting at 5pm, watch short productions from their 2006-2007, 2008, and 2009 programs.

Programming Highlights: Week of 4/26/15-5/2/15

  • Posted on: 23 April 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Mother May I?: a cooking show marathon, Green Room, and Honk Fests past.

Channel 9's weekly Saturday marathon brings you cooking shows all afternoon long. Tune in 12pm and after for even more culinary inspiration. Eat Well Be Happy, a cooking show series with Debra Stark airs weekly on Channel 8, Sundays at 5pm. After this week's episode, stay tuned for a marathon (5:30-8:30pm) of CCTV's classic series Cambridge Bites, where you'll visit some of the best spots to eat around town.

Programming Highlights: Week of 3/16/15-3/22/15

  • Posted on: 13 March 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Calling All My Basic Buddhas. Plus, BossLady News, Scandalous Suffragist Skullduggery, The Folklorist and More.

Program Highlights 3/16-3/22


The Folklorist

Channel 8:
Sunday, March 15 at 12pm
Friday, March 20 at 9pm

The Folklorist is NewTV's Emmy® Award-winning television series that offers a captivating look at the stories in history that have forever inspired us. Whether it's a tale of legendary lost cities, forgotten heroes, or hoaxes beyond belief, The Folklorist brings audiences back to each story's origins, and uncovers what's been left out of text books, and what lives on as folklore.

Programming Highlights: Week of 3/8/15-3/14/15

  • Posted on: 6 March 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Something Fast and Something Slow

MIT+K12 Science Out Loud marathon

Channel 9:
Saturday, 3/14 at 8:00pm

Do you have a short attention span, but love learning about science and engineering? We thought so, nerds of Cambridge. You won’t want to miss this wild Saturday night marathon of Science Out Loud videos, produced by MIT+K12. Starting at 8pm, we’ll be airing:

Programming Highlights: Week of 2/16/15-2/22/15

  • Posted on: 13 February 2015
  • By: Maggie
Summary: 
Grow Native Massachusetts. Plus: Filling the News Gap, and a marathon of The Wikiest Link.

Program Highlights 2/16-2/22

Filling The News Gap, Part Two: Oases In The News Desert

Channel 8:
2/21 at 12:00pm

In part two of ‘Filling The News Gap’, journalists discuss their experiences covering Cambridge, a virtual news desert left uncovered by daily newspapers, local commercial radio, and commercial television. Saul Tannenbaum, along with Robert Winters of the Cambridge Civic Journal, Marc Levy of Cambridge Day, and Joanna Kao of the MIT Tech, discuss the challenges and rewards of their work.

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