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TV Highlights Dec 16 - Dec 22

TV Highlights Dec 16 - Dec 22

What's new to CCTV? A List of Programs to Check Out This Week.

  • Posted on: 16 December 2019
  • By: Alfonso

New Singles
Channel 8

Perfectly Good Music, An evening of local singer/songwriters. Hosted by Federico Muchnik. Featuring VIA, Prateek, and FM & the Breeze. Produced by Peter Levine.
11 AM on Wednesday 12/18
7 PM on Thursday 12/19
11:05 AM on Friday 12/20
7:05 PM on Sunday 12/22

Cedar Mt. Bluegrass, Cedar Mountain Bluegrass, a Bluegrass band, plays. Produced by Al Marotta.
8:15 PM on Thursday 12/19

A Civil Discussion in an Uncivilized World, on November 20, 2019 MIT Professor Ceasar McDowell and Jim Braude, host of Greater Boston and co-host of Boston Public Radio on WGBH, engaged in A Civil Discussion in an Uncivilized World: Are there limits to the First Amendment? Exploring a topic that is considered a cornerstone of democracy, Ceasar and Jim posited this question in the context of the current political environment. The talk was filmed by Seth Myer and Beck Hamlin. Produced by CCTV.
5 PM on Tuesday 12/17, Wednesday 12/18, Thursday 12/19, Friday 12/20, and Saturday 12/21.

Biking in Cambridge, a short documentary about the pros and cons of riding a bicycle in Cambridge. Created by CCTV's June Zip Doc class.
6 PM on Tuesday 12/17

Somerville Labor Show with Host Ed Halloran and Guest Ms. Maddy Jennewein, Somerville Labor Show with guest Ms. Maddy Jennewein of HGSU (Harvard Grad Student Union). Produced by Somerville Labor Show.
5 PM on Monday 12/16
11 AM on Tuesday 12/17 and Thursday 12/19
10 PM on Friday 12/20 and Sunday 12/22

Government Matters U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal, an interview with Congressman Richard Neal, who was elected Chair of the Ways and Means Committee last week. Now entering his 27th year in congress, he was president of the Springfield City Council from 1979 to 1983 while teaching high school history, then Mayor of Springfield from 1983 to 1989. In the interview, the Congressman addresses a wide range of issues facing the Democratic House, including: the “cruel and unnecessary” Federal shutdown, and its impact on working class Americans; the “Wall;” improving and preserving the Affordable Care Act, especially maintaining the pre-existing condition rules, the challenges facing the Social Security system, and others. Courtesy of Focus Springfield Community Access Television.
5:30 PM on Monday 12/16
11:30 AM on Tuesday 12/17 and Thursday 12/19

CCTV Weekend Marathon
Tune in on Channel 9 for the Weekend Marathon and watch programs welcoming the month of December with our Holiday themed programming!
Friday 12/20 from 6-9 PM, Saturday 12/21 from 12 PM - Midnight
& Sunday 12/22 from 12-4 PM.

Boston Rock Opera's Happening Holiday Special, it's Christmas Eve and reclusive rock star, Mick Mondo, is sitting alone in his hotel suite reminiscing about the old days, convinced that his friends, former fans, and band mates have forgotten him. He is visited by, Solstina, a Goddess/ GoodWitch who acts as his muse and theatrical stage manager, bringing friends old and new to see Mondo. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
6 PM on Friday 12/20

The Harvard Square Tree Lighting, 1989, Harvard Square procession and tree lighting. Includes the Back Alley Puppets, Newton High School Carolers, Cambridge Fire Department, Vermont Food Fair, and the Nutcracker Ballet performing StoryTelling. [11/24/1989] Produced by CCTV.
3 PM on Saturday 12/21

US Tzu Chi 360: Grandma's Christmas Gift, USTzuChi360 is a program aiming to document the full scope of the American Tzu Chi experience and to encourage and empower those who watch it. It features people from many different races, religions, and experiences meeting and interacting, but its stories clearly show that love and compassion is universal. This episode focuses on getting into the holiday spirit. English with subtitles. Produced by Jiuan Ng.
9:30 PM on Sunday 12/22

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