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Programming Highlights: A Farewell to "BeLive: The Half Hour From Hell", A NEW Channel 8 Series, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2007 & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: A Farewell to "BeLive: The Half Hour From Hell", A NEW Channel 8 Series, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2007 & What's On This Week

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

  • Posted on: 12 November 2013
  • By: Chris

NOTE - BeLive: The Half Hour From Hell bids farewell after 12 years. CCTV will miss the crazy and unpredictable antics of the infamous Anthony D and truly wishes him well in all future endeavors and thanks him for all of his contributions over the years!

Movie Of The Week: "The Big Trees"
- Kirk Douglas stars in this classic western drama about a Quaker colony that tries to save giant sequoias from a greedy timber baron.
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: 2007
- Continue the journey back with us to 2007 - the year when the first generation of the iPhone came out, the final book in the Harry Potter series was released, the Writers Guild of America went on strike, and Vladimir Putin was announced as Time magazine's Person of the Year! Tune in this week to see "science musician" David Haines, an enlightening documentary about ants, a performance by "The Unitards", and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to Tuesday, November 19, 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 & Saturday @ 8 AM
"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.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 2:30 PM, Thursday @ 8:30 AM, Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 7:30 PM & Monday @ 9:30 AM
The Hip-Hop Transformation
- A group of Cambridge Teenagers perform their own compositions of "pro-social hip-hop songs" as part of a partnership between the Cambridge Arts Council, the Cambridge Community Center, and the Cambridge Police Department.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 6 PM, Thursday @ 2:30 PM, Friday @ 8:30 AM, Sunday @ 7 PM & Monday @ 10 AM
Primetime! Presents: Alchemilla
- The final project of CCTV's Primetime! Beginning Studio Production class featuring a musical performance by the alternative rock band "Alchemilla" along with an interview with them.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 6:30 PM, Thursday @ 9 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
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 @ 11 AM & Friday @ 9 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 @ 6 PM, Friday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 3:30 PM & Tuesday @ 9:30 PM
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 Thursday @ 6:30 PM & Sunday @ 10:30 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 @ 10:30 PM, Friday @ 10:30 AM & Sunday @ 9 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 @ 11 PM, Friday @ 10 AM & Monday @ 11 PM
NEW SERIES! BossLady News
- A news, current events, and talk show series that highlights individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and various talent.
Premiering this week Friday @ 6 PM and will air every week on Fridays @ 6 PM & Mondays @ 11 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 Saturday @ 4 PM & Sunday @ 2 PM
CCTV Short Films Extravaganza
- Every week, CCTV will air new and current member-made short films together in an unstoppable block of entertainment! 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): NEW! "NeighborMedia: Honk! Fest 2013", NEW! "Fort Washington: Then & Now", NEW! "Lost in a Club" Music Video, "Haddis Girma Field Day 2013", "NeighborMedia: Parking Day", Music Video: "Somewhere in 1950's Suburbia", "A Day in the Life of GetMoneyluck", "The Buddha Head", Cambridge Carnival 2013 Promo, "Little Little Life" Trailer, "Murphy Brown Star" Music Video, "Thank You, CCTV!" & "Hundo Music Recordings"
NOTE: For a complete list of the current short films playing in between our regularly schedules programming please visit:
Airing this week Sunday @ 5 PM & Tuesday @ 6 PM
NEW! Cambridge Energy Alliance: Energy Efficiency Collection
- The Cambridge Energy Alliance presents this collection of short programs about energy efficiency including "Landlord Energy Efficiency", "Sprouts of Hope", "Residential Energy Efficiency", and "Local Business Energy Efficiency".
Premiering this week Sunday @ 6 PM, Monday @ 10:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 PM
NEW! Haunted Victorian Mansion Tour
- A non-profit, mini-documentary about Jason Baker Photography and the S.K. Pierce Mansion in Gardner, MA, and featuring interesting facts about the architectural restoration and reported hauntings there.
Premiering this week Sunday @ 6:30 PM & Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Channel 9

BeLive: Charles River Conservency
- Host Renata von Tscharner, the Founder and President of The Charles River Conservency, discusses and advocates for the renewal of the urban parklands along the river. Guests include elected officials from Cambridge and the state along with fellow civic leaders who speak about this amazing resource for Cambridge and its citizens.
Airs this Wednesday and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 PM
Cambridge READS
- Cambridge READS presents Edwidge Danticat, author of "Claire of the Sea Light", and an expression dance performance by Jean Appolon.
Airing this week Friday @ 6 PM, Saturday @ 7:30 PM & Sunday @ 1 PM
A Discussion About Trayvon Martin
- Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professor and author, discusses lessons learned from the death of Trayvon Martin.
Airing this week Friday @ 7:30 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM & Sunday @ 2:30 PM
BeLive: Truth or Consequences?
- Host Rose Ann Gilmer discusses issues regarding health and nutrition and dispels some of the myths surrounding them.
Airs this Monday and the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month @ 6 PM
BeLive: Health is Wealth
- Host Roberta Robinson discusses issues surrounding health and nutrition.
Airs this Tuesday and the 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 4:30 PM

Channel 96

A Close Look: How Will We Feed the World of Tomorrow?
- One billion people go hungry every day despite decades of efforts and promising forecasts of science and the agro-industry. How can these people and even more be fed in the future? Or is it a question of land ownership and our relationship to food, the soil, and to Mother Eart as a whole? Tune in as a group of panelists discusses these issues! Produced and presented by Radio Santec.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 7 AM, Thursday @ 4 PM, Friday @ 8 AM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 9 AM & Tuesday @ 3 PM
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 Wednesday @ 9:30 AM, Thursday @ 2 PM, Friday @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Sunday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 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 @ 3 PM, Saturday @ 3:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM, Monday @ 8:30 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 @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 11 AM
Paru Garden
- Hosts Bishawjit Saha & Suhas Barua visit Nasim Parbin Paru's garden and interview her about her horticultural hobby.
Airing this week Thursday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 12 PM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 1 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 & Tuesday @ 10 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 Saturday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 AM
TIME CHANGE! Effort Pour Christ
- An Evangelical Christian program spoken in Haitian Kreyol, French, and English featuring gospel news.
Airing every week Saturdays @ 2 PM & now at its new time of Sundays @ 12 PM starting this Sunday!

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!