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Programming Highlights: Political Season Heats Up, A NEW Series on Channel 96, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2003 & What's On This Week!

Programming Highlights: Political Season Heats Up, A NEW Series on Channel 96, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2003 & What's On This Week!

News & information about our BeLive & Community Radio Studios, current programming, special broadcast events, & what's on when!

  • Posted on: 15 October 2013
  • By: Chris

25 Years In 25 Weeks: A Retrospective
- In honor of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, Cambridge Community Television will be airing some of our best programming from the past 25 years one week and year at a time in two blocks each week! The blocks will be counting down the years, starting with 1988, every Sunday at 9:00 PM on Channel 9 & every Friday at 7:00 PM on Channel 8!
This Week: 2003
- Continue the journey back with us to 2003 - the year when NASA received the final signal from Pioneer 10, the Human Genome Project was completed, and the U.S. Supreme Court declared sodomy laws unconstitutional! Tune in this week to see clips from the 2003 15-Hour Production Marathon in honor of CCTV's 15th Anniversary, footage from the Blizzrard of '03, a Cambridge Symphony performance, and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Scary Movie Of The Week: "Nightmare Castle"
All throughout October, CCTV will be airing a scary movie every week to honor all the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and fright-seekers out there!
- After a woman and the man she is having an affair with are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband, the pair return from the grave to seek vengeance!
Tune in this Saturday.... if you dare!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Channel 8

Artists of Color
- A program discussing and promoting the Festival of Arts & Culture at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston, MA, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Festival is a fundraiser, reunion, and celebration of the 38th Anniversary of Art of Black Dance & Music, Inc.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11 AM, Thursday @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 8 AM & Monday @ 6 PM
The Harp Show: Maria Rindenello-Parker
- Host Al Marotta presents The Harp Show, featuring a studio performance by the lovely and talented harpist Maria Rindenello-Parker.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 2:30 PM, Thursday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 9 AM, Sunday @ 9 AM & Monday @ 11 PM
A7P Presents: "The SambaLolo Band"
- The SambaLolo Band, an African band from Mali, performs at the Atwood Cafe Club in Cambridge, MA with guest drummer Glen Grant. Produced by Angel Aiguier.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 6 PM, Friday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 4 PM, Sunday @ 5 PM & Monday @ 9:30 AM
Remembering Hiroshima
- A program featuring over 100 people participating in a "Remembering Hiroshima" procession and memorial event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, in honor of the 68th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
Airing this week Thursday @ 9 AM, Sunday @ 2 PM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
4th of July Celebration 2013
- Host & CCTV producer Clyde Hicks explores the 2013 Cambridge 4th of July celebration by talking to people and showing the sights and sounds around Memorial Drive and the Esplanade.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11 AM, Friday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 7 PM
Eat Smart & Keep Moving - Part 2
- Part 2 of two programs featuring healthy living and lifestyle activities that make Cambridge a great place to live! Co-produced with the Cambridge Public Health Department.
Airing this week Thursday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 3:30 PM, Monday @ 7:30 PM & Tuesday @ 6 PM
- Would you trust someone with your credit card? A film by Lynette Laveau-Saxe, Diya Wadhwa and Erik Brown featuring the tale of a family real estate broker becoming nameless. Produced as part of the Drama Club production group in 2011 in Cambridge, MA.
Airing this week Thursday @ 6 PM, Saturday @ 9:30 AM, Sunday @ 3 PM & Tuesday @ 9:30 PM
The Dreamer
- Using a mixture of still photographs and video, this short film depicts a man who goes on a spiritual journey via his dreams and experiences and faces different parts of himself and his subconscious.
Airing this week Thursday @ 6:30 PM, Sunday @ 10:30 AM & Monday @ 7 PM
NeighborMedia: Larry Summers for Federal Reserve Chair?
- NeighborMedia correspondent Christian Herold interviews people regarding their thoughts and feelings on the idea of Larry Summers being the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Airing this week Thursday @ 10:30 PM, Friday @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM & Monday @ 11 AM
Together Festival 2013 - Part 1
- A program featuring Day 1 of the Together Festival - an annual celebration of music, art, and technology, based in Cambridge, MA. Hosts Maurice Wilkey, Erik Brown, and Todd Rapisarda head out to the Museum of Science and the Sinclair Club to conduct interviews with some of the attendees.
Airing this week Friday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 6:30 PM & Tuesday @ 6:30 PM

Channel 9

BeLive: bridginGaps
- Host Rochelle Shokoti presents an awareness-based talk show focusing on connecting people through productive, constructive, and positive dialogue for social change.
Airs this Wednesday and the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 7:30 PM
BeLive: Sound And Vision
- A monthly show, hosted by Beth Walsh, featuring local visual and performing artists' work and exhibits along with talks, interviews, discussions, and reviews of artists' work on their websites or blogs.
Airs this Wednesday and the 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 8 PM
BeLive: Nubia Now & Then
- A cultural program, hosted by Vicki Meredith, that focuses on the history and current events of the Nubian society in Egypt.
Airs this Thursday and the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month @ 8:30 PM
CCTV Cambridge Candidate Spots 2013
- The candidate spots recorded at Cambridge Community Television for the Fall 2013 Cambridge Election. CCTV offers an opportunity for all certified City Council & School Committee candidates to present their statements.
Airs this Friday @ 5:30 PM, Saturday @ 7 PM & Sunday @ 2:30 PM
NEW! The East Cambridge Planning Team Presents: Cambridge City Council Candidates Forum 2013
- An open political forum, presented by the East Cambridge Planning Team, featuring the 2013 Cambridge City Council candidates.
Airs this Friday @ 7 PM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 12:30 PM & Monday @ 2 PM
Elie Yarden for Cambridge City Council
- An interview with candidate Elie Yarden about why he is running for Cambridge City Council in 2013.
Airs this Sunday @ 4 PM
SPECIAL! BeLive: Mushtaque Mirza for City Council
- Cambridge City Council candidate Mushtaque Mirza discusses his background, beliefs, and 2013 campaign to the Cambridge community at large.
Premieres this Monday @ 7 PM
BeLive: Wisdom & Song
- William Hamill, a classically trained countertenor, sings and performs.
Airs this Tuesday and the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM

Channel 96

Paru Garden
- Hosts Bishawjit Saha & Suhas Barua visit Nasim Parbin Paru's garden and interview her about her horticultural hobby.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 7 AM, Thursday @ 3 PM, Friday @ 8 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 8:30 AM & Tuesday @ 9:30 AM
Astrophysics Today: On Track of the Big Bang
- A panel of scientists discuss how they are learning more about the beginning of the universe as well as what might have happened before the Big Bang.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 1:30 PM, Thursday @ 4:30 PM, Friday @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 5:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM, Monday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 11:30 PM
International Mother Language Day
- An culturally engaging musical celebration of International Mother Language Day which took place on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Presented by the Bangladesh Association of New England.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11:30 PM, Thursday @ 4 PM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 12:30 PM, Sunday @ 12 PM, Monday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 3 PM
The Living Will Envy The Dead
- A group of panelists discuss this title statement, found in the Bible in the revelation of John by the prophet Jeremiah, and analyze what it means in a modern context as well as the importance of God in combatting its implications. Produced and presented by Radio Santec.
Airing this week Thursday @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 AM
Bangladesh Association Of New England Panel
- Previous past presidents of the Bangladesh Association of New England (BANE) discuss their experiences and personal histories with the organization.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
Science Panel: Organ Donation Risks & Effects
- A program, presented by Radio Santec, featuring a panel discussion about the risks, effects, and issues involved with organ donation.
Airing this week Thursday @ 2 PM, Friday @ 7:30 AM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 12:30 PM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 3:30 PM
A New Year - A New Life
- A religious program featuring a voice-over, accompanied by videos and images of nature, discussing what it means to have a new life when one is reborn through the faith in and love of Jesus and God.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11:30 PM & Sunday @ 7:30 AM
Bodhisattvas Springing Up in the U.S.
- A short documentery about Rissho Kosei-kai, a buddhist organization which started in Japan and is now becoming widely popular in other countries, whose mission is to educate others about the teachings of Buddha and to propagate charity and human service around the world.
Airing this week Saturday @ 7:30 AM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 1:30 PM
NEW SERIES! Tele Galaxie
- Various weekly family-centered segments for the Haitian community including financial news, religious activities and events, art, health matters, business issues, and cultural profiles.
Premiering this week Tuesday @ 5 PM and will air every Tuesday @ 5 PM & every Thursday @ 11 AM

Short Films To Keep An Eye Out For
Short films and videos that are 10 minutes or less are scheduled randomly throughout the channels to give them more exposure and to entertain and enlighten our Cambridge audience in between our regularly scheduled programs. Click here to view a listing of the short videos currently playing on our channels!

To view our current schedule at any time, visit

If you have any questions about CCTV programming, what's on when, or if you would like to get your own BeLive or Community Radio show, feel free to contact:
Chris Lawn, Programming Coordinator

See you next week!