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Programming Highlights: World AIDS Day 2013, Democracy Now! Temporary Schedule Change, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2009 & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: World AIDS Day 2013, Democracy Now! Temporary Schedule Change, 25 Years In 25 Weeks: 2009 & What's On This Week

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

  • Posted on: 26 November 2013
  • By: Chris

World AIDS Day 2013
- Every year on December 1, Cambridge Community Television suspends its regularly scheduled Channel 8 programming to commemorate World AIDS Day by featuring the names of friends, loved ones, and brave souls who have fought and been lost to the disease interspersed with a short film honoring this important day. This year's World AIDS Day is Sunday, December 1, 2013, and this year's video will feature four strong women discussing their personal experiences living with HIV. If you are interested in watching the CCTV World AIDS Day special, it will play at the top of every hour all day on Channel 8 in Cambridge.
Channel 8 - Sunday, December 1, 2013 - Every Hour All Day!

Democracy Now! Temporary Schedule Change
Due to the upcoming Free Speech TV pledge drive taking place from Monday, December 2, 2013 through Sunday, December 15, 2013:
- The weekday noon Democracy Now! episodes on Channel 8 will air at 11:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for the next two weeks instead of the normal 12 PM time
- Tuesday episodes will continue to air at the normal 12 PM time
- All other Democracy Now! showings, including weekdays at 8 AM & 9 PM on Channel 9, will remain the same
CCTV appreciates your viewership and understanding.

Movie Of The Week: "D.O.A."
- When small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San Francisco for a week's fun prior to settling down with fiancée Paula, he wakes up after a night in town with more than just a hangover. Doctors tell him he's been given a "luminous toxin" with no antidote and has, at most, a week to live! Not knowing who did it or why, Bigelow embarks on a frantic odyssey to find his own murderer...
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: 2009
- Continue the journey back with us to 2009 - the year when Captain Richard Phillips was rescued from Somali pirates, UNESCO launched The World Digital Library, "swine flu" wreaked havoc, and Michael Jackson's death almost broke the internet! Tune in this week to see Cambridge Reads featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr., RiverSing, videos from the 2009 Summer Media Institute, Cambridge Carnival, and more!
Channel 9 - Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Channel 8

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.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11 AM, Thursday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 9 AM, Saturday @ 5 PM & Tuesday @ 7:30 PM
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".
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11:30 AM, Friday @ 9:30 AM, Saturday @ 4:30 PM, Monday @ 12:30 PM & Tuesday @ 7 PM
"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 @ 11:30 AM, Monday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 10 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, Saturday @ 4 PM, Monday @ 10 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 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
Cambridge Carnival 2013
- Host Clyde Hicks checks out the 2013 Cambridge Carnival and showcases some of the sights and sounds there!
Airing this week Thursday @ 10:30 AM, Friday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM, Monday @ 11 PM & Tuesday @ 9:30 PM
Thanksgiving at the Tavern
- In honor of Thanksgiving, CCTV will be airing this special featuring Clyde Hicks interviewing people at the free 2012 Thanksgiving dinner for those in need, which took place at the Tavern in Central Square.
Airing this week Thursday @ 11 AM & 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 @ 10:30 PM & Friday @ 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 @ 11 PM & Friday @ 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 Saturday @ 8 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 Saturday @ 8:30 AM
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): "NeighborMedia: Honk! Fest 2013", "Fort Washington: Then & Now", "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 Tuesday @ 6 PM

Channel 9
NOTE: CCTV will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2013 & Friday, November 29, 2013 for Thanksgiving, but will be open again on Sunday, December 1, 2013 for regular business hours.

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: 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.
Premieres this Monday and will air the 1st Monday of every month @ 5:30 PM
NEW TIME! 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.
Premiering at its new time this Tuesday and will air the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30 PM
NEW TIME! BeLive: Dianna's Daily Dose
- A health and fitness program hosted by Dianna Ploss, who has lived in Cambridge since 2001, holds a masters in nursing from MGH, and has spent over two years working out with a personal trainer.
Premiering at its new time this Tuesday and will air weekly on Tuesdays @ 8 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 @ 3 PM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 1 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, Saturday @ 10:30 AM, Sunday @ 7:30 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 @ 10 AM, Friday @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 12:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM, Monday @ 7:30 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 @ 10:30 AM, Saturday @ 12 PM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 10 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 @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 11 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
Taken by the Word: Freedom of Religion
- A program that asks: "If there is only one God, then why the many religions?" A group of panelists discuss this issue and ask viewers to think about the question that if someone has to make a choice between God and individual churches, what will they choose?
Airing this week Thursday @ 4 PM, Friday @ 8 AM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 9 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 & Tuesday @ 7:30 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!