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Programming Highlights: Halloween Night Special, Short Films Extravaganza, Election Night Special, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2005 & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: Halloween Night Special, Short Films Extravaganza, Election Night Special, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2005 & What's On This Week

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

  • Posted on: 29 October 2013
  • By: Chris

CCTV Halloween Special 2013!
- Tune in to Channel 8 this Thursday on Halloween Night and watch as CCTV interviews trick-or-treaters, showcases people's costumes, and goes on a Harvard Ghost Tour!
Channel 8 - Thursday @ 8 PM

Movie Of The Week: "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
- In this family drama starring Mickey Rooney, an American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune and is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

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: 2005
- Continue the journey back with us to 2005 - the year when YouTube was founded and launched, Pope Benedict XVI succeeded the late Pope John Paul II, Kuwaiti women were given the right to vote, and Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast! Tune in this week to see the 2005 Team Production Marathon, a World AIDS Day Special, a musical performance by "The Republic", and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

CCTV Cambridge Election 2013 Special LIVE
-Tune in LIVE to Channel 8 on election night as the votes get counted and we interview people, await the election results, and bring you the latest numbers as fast as we can get them!
Channel 8 - Tuesday @ 9 PM
NOTE: For the most up-to-date schedule information about the 2013 Cambridge Election Programming, please visit:

What's On This Week - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to Tuesday, November 5, 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 @ 7 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
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 @ 2 PM & Monday @ 10:30 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 @ 10 AM
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 @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 3:30 PM & Monday @ 10 AM
- 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 AM & Sunday @ 10:30 AM
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 @ 9 AM & Monday @ 11 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 @ 6 PM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 10 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 @ 9:30 AM & Sunday @ 6:30 PM
NEW! "The Dream Merchant" Interview
- Actor Gabriel Byrne interviews author Fred Waitzkin about his new novel "The Dream Merchant", and the discussion includes the nature of creativity, the process of characterization in literary fiction and film, the art of salesmanship, and the loss of the American Dream.
Premiering this week Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 7:30 PM & Monday @ 9:30 AM
NEW! CCTV Short Films Extravaganza
- Starting this Sunday, CCTV will air new and current member-made short films every week! Tune in every Sunday and Tuesday evening for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's shorts (in the order they will air): "A Day in the Life of GetMoneyluck", "The Buddha Head", Cambridge Carnival 2013 Promo, "The Sprouts of Hope", "Little Little Life" Trailer, "Murphy Brown Star" Music Video, "Thank You, CCTV!", "Hundo Music Recordings", "Baby U", "An Untitled Short", "My Sister's Hair, My Mother's Hands, My Grandmother's Scissors", Outloud "InDianna" Music Video, "Sea Change", "This Just In", "Cherrie Bomb" LIVE at The Burren", "NeighborMedia: The Face of Harvard Square", "Demystifying Bipoloar Disorder", "Spotlight On ZuZu: Local Community Art", "NeighborMedia: Community Swim in the Charles", "Dream Logic", "Wandering Interest", "How to Roll a Cigarette", "Spotlight On ZuZu: It's Delicious", "Cambridge Community Day 2012" & "Cambridge Food Truck Festival"
NOTE: For a complete list of the current short films playing in between our regularly schedules programming please visit:
Premiering this week Sunday @ 5 PM & Tuesday @ 6 PM

Channel 9
NOTE: For the most up-to-date schedule information about the 2013 Cambridge Election Programming, please visit:

BeLive: On Digital Air
- Host Garabed Setrakian explores all things digital and seeks to invigorate and inform viewers with tasteful arts and technology reviews.
Airs this Sunday and the 1st Sunday of every month @ 5 PM
NEW SEASON! BeLive: City Links - For Teens, By Teens
- Students involved in the City Links program in Cambridge teach a little bit about history, discuss issues that effect them and their peers, and explore their cultural backgrounds.
New season premieres this Monday and will air the 1st Monday of every month @ 5:30 PM
NEW! BeLive: Truth or Consequences?
- Host Rose Ann Gilmer discusses issues regarding health and nutrition and dispels some of the myths surrounding them.
Premieres this Monday and will air the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month @ 6 PM
NEW TIME! BeLive: The Artist MashUp
- Host and poet Toni Bee interviews and showcases a variety of fellow artists, poets, young folks, elders, and politicians.
Airs this Tuesday at its new time and will air the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30 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 AM & Tuesday @ 9:30 AM
Fish: The Last of Their Kind?
- A panel of experts discuss the science, history, and ethics surrounding fish and what humans can do to protect this fascinating creature.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 1:30 PM, Thursday @ 4 PM, Friday @ 7:30 AM, Saturday @ 5:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM, Monday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 11:30 PM
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 @ 11:30 PM, Thursday @ 4:30 PM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7:30 AM, Monday @ 9 AM & Tuesday @ 3:30 PM
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 @ 10 AM, Saturday @ 10:30 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, Saturday @ 12:30 PM, Sunday @ 12:30 PM, Monday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 3 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 Thursday @ 11:30 PM, Saturday @ 7:30 AM, Sunday @ 12 PM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 1:30 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 Saturday @ 11:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 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!