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Programming Highlights: 25 Years In 25 Weeks Finale, Planet Banjo Performance & What's On This Week

Programming Highlights: 25 Years In 25 Weeks Finale, Planet Banjo Performance & What's On This Week

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

  • Posted on: 23 December 2013
  • By: Chris

25 Years In 25 Weeks Finale: A Look Back at the Last 25 Years!
- Join us for the conclusion of our visual tour of the last quarter century of CCTV programming! Tune in this week to see video clips from and facts about each of the last 25 years, starting with 1988 and ending with 2013. Also, a warm thank you to our proud sponsors over the last 25 weeks: Cambridge Community Trust, Get in Shape for Women, The Hong Kong, The Middle East, New School of Music, Classic Graphx, Pacante, Gallucio & Watson, and Senior Whole Health. CCTV truly appreciates your support!
Channel 9 - Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Channel 8 - Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Movie Of The Week: "Calendar Girl"
- Around the turn of the century, two young men, Johnnie Bennett, a composer and Steve Adams, an artist, go to New York City to make their fortune. They both fall in love with the same girl, Patricia O'Neill. The artist paints a picture of her which outrages her father's sensibilities but, as a result of the picture, she wins a chance to star in a Broadway play. She then has to make the final decision of which of the two men will win her heart!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

What's On This Week - Wednesday, December 25, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Channel 8

The Harp Show: Elizabeth Morse
- Host Al Marotta presents "The Harp Show", featuring a studio performance by the lovely and talented harpist Elizabeth Morse, accompanied by Daniel Monte, playing a mixture of classic and contemporary tunes.
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11 AM, Thursday @ 11 AM, Friday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 3:30 PM, Sunday @ 6:30 PM, Monday @ 11 PM & Tuesday @ 7 PM
Bill & Billy Horn
- A program featuring CCR and BeLive host Bill Robinson interviewing himself about the various musical instruments he plays as well as playing music to his "other half".
Airing this week Wednesday @ 11:30 AM, Thursday @ 2:30 PM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 6 PM & Monday @ 9:30 AM
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 @ 2:30 PM, Thursday @ 6 PM, Saturday @ 8:30 AM, Sunday @ 10:30 AM & Monday @ 10 AM
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 @ 6 PM, Thursday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 9 AM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM & Sunday @ 2 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 @ 6:30 PM & Thursday @ 8:30 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 @ 7 PM, Thursday @ 6:30 PM, Friday @ 8:30 AM & Saturday @ 8 AM
David Lee Morgan: "Science, Love and Revolution"
- Award-winning author and poet David Lee Morgan performs readings from his book "Science, Love and Revolution."
Airing this week Thursday @ 9 AM, Saturday @ 4 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 6 PM & Tuesday @ 10 AM
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 @ 10:30 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Sunday @ 9 AM & Tuesday @ 9:30 PM
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 Thursday @ 10:30 PM, Friday @ 9:30 AM & Sunday @ 3 PM
NEW! Goober County Jamboree: Planet Banjo
- A performance by a couple playing old-timey music with a banjo and a fiddle. Produced by Al Marotta.
Premiering this week Saturday @ 6 PM, Sunday @ 2:30 PM, Monday @ 10:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7:30 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! "STEAM Rising: The Nature Lab", NEW! "STEAM Rising: Biological Systems", NEW! "Meeting Bob the Music Man", NEW! JAHSpirit Music Video Promo: "Go Easy", "Suffocation" Music Video, "Boston United", "CCR Promo: Angel Of The Airwaves", "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"
NOTE: For a complete list of the current short films playing in between our regularly schedules programming please visit:
Airing every week Sundays @ 5 PM & Tuesdays @ 6 PM

Channel 9
NOTE: CCTV will be closing early @ 6 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 & closed completely on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in honor of New Year's, so there will be no new Live shows those evenings

BeLive: Seniors Needed
- Host Robert S. Hurlbut discusses issues and topics of interest concerning the senior citizens of Cambridge.
Airs this Friday and the 2nd Friday of every month @ 4 PM
Food for Thought: Let's Talk about Food Allergies
- A lecture at the Cambridge Public Library by Dr. Wayne Shreffler, Chief of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology at Mass General Hospital and Director of the Food Allergy Center, discussing various issues surrounding food allergies.
Airing this week Friday @ 6:30 PM, Saturday @ 7 PM & Sunday @ 1 PM
HONK! Festival 2013
- A program showcasing the music, sights, sounds, and performances at the 2013 HONK! Festival - an annual gathering of radical activist street bands that converges in Davis Square in Somerville, MA.
Airing this week Friday @ 8 PM, Saturday @ 6 PM & Sunday @ 2:30 PM

Channel 96

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 Wednesday @ 7 AM, Thursday @ 3 PM, Friday @ 8 AM, Saturday @ 3 PM, Monday @ 8 AM & Tuesday @ 1 PM
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 @ 9:30 AM, Thursday @ 11:30 PM, Saturday @ 11 AM, Sunday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7:30 AM
El Estado Celular
- Una meditaciĆ³n para sanarse. (A guided meditation for healing, spoken in Spanish.)
Que se estrena esta semana (Airing this week) Wednesday @ 1:30 PM, Thursday @ 7 AM, Friday @ 3:30 PM, Saturday @ 12:30 PM, Sunday @ 8 PM & 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 @ 2 PM, Saturday @ 10:30 AM, Sunday @ 7:30 AM & Tuesday @ 7 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 @ 7:30 AM & Saturday @ 7:30 AM
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 Thursday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 7 AM, Saturday @ 11:30 AM, Monday @ 7 AM & Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
Meat File
- Humans' increasing meat consumption determines our future. The steadily growing meat production sector has drastic consequences not only for the ecological and climactic balance of the Earth, but also for our health. But where does meat come from and under what circumstances is it produced? "Meat File" provides horrifying facts about livestock production, animal husbandry and slaughter, as weall as the effects on people and the planet.
Airing this week Thursday @ 4 PM, Saturday @ 5 PM, Sunday @ 7 PM, Monday @ 9 AM & Tuesday @ 3 PM
Paru Garden
- Hosts Bishawjit Saha & Suhas Barua visit Nasim Parbin Paru's garden and interview her about her horticultural hobby.
Airing this week Saturday @ 9:30 AM & Tuesday @ 9:30 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!