20th Anniversary Gallery

Jun 10, 2019 A personal narrative about Chinese food, specifically the kebab, and how it relates to culture and identity. more
Aug 21, 2008 CCTV's Annual Backyard BBQ is just around the corner, on Thursday, Sept. 18th. In honor of our 20th anniversary, we will be recognizing a group of individuals who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the mission of our organization, providing guidance, advice and advocating on behalf of CCTV. These individuals will be inducted to CCTV's first ever Honorary Board at the BBQ next month. A... more
Aug 15, 2008 With profound pleasure, I announce the event below. What: CCTV 20th Anniversary show When: Saturday October 18, 2008 @ 830pm Where: Middle East upstairs Central Square, Cambridge With: Three Day Threshold The Sift Magic People Big Digits Kindergarten Killers Project Documentary screening: "Nuclear on the Block: Inside MIT's Research Reactor" We will have classic... more
May 15, 2008 CCTV has come a long way since 1988, when our facilities were located at One Kendall Square. But the 80s weren't all that bad! Check out the video to watch our staff members' recent time warp -- and get ready to join the fun by marking your calendars for our next celebratory events: (In)Famous: 20 Years of CCTV's Most Talked About Programming Thursday, May 29, 8pm screening Brattle Theater,... more
Mar 20, 2008 Controversial performance artist Karen Finley helped CCTV celebrate our 5th anniversary in 1992. She appeared in our studio over a chroma key of a billboard that was on display in North and East Cambridge. Finley was one of the NEA Four, four performance artists whose grants from the National Endowment for the Arts were vetoed in 1990 after Senator Jesse Helms railed about "decency" issues. more
Mar 20, 2008 You may recognize the two men in this photo - the one on the left is a younger version of our own Frank Pasquarello, Public Information Officer for the Cambridge Police Department, who has been hosting a BeLive since the beginning (1995!). The guy on the right is outspoken attorney Allen Dershowitz. 1995 was the year of the OJ trial, and Dershowitz had made some negative comments about the LAPD... more
Mar 20, 2008 On my BeLive, I have started asking historical CCTV trivia questions (winners receive a ticket to our annual Backyard BBQ in September!). My first query was the original channel numbers - and Robert Winters correctly answered. This is CCTV's first bumper sticker. If you have bits of historical CCTV knowledge, please post here - or questions to ask! more
Feb 2, 2008 I first became involved with CCTV in 1995. Rafael Medina, then CCTV’s Youth Coordinator, taught an after school video production class at the Cambridge Public Library. My friend Peter and I created a series of short animations called “SuperDork” (oh, how I wish I could find copies of these videos!) In 1996 CCTV was in the process of moving to Central Square, much closer to where me and my family... more
Jan 23, 2008 While 2002 is considered "recent" in CCTV history, I still recall the archaic tasks assigned to cablecast interns of that era. Among them was having to hold up these cue cards to let BeLive producers know how many minutes were left for their live show. Nowadays, the cue cards have been replaced by a digital clock display and an auto timer message system. But I still get a kick out of seeing these... more
Jan 22, 2008 Well, to start things off - was anyone there at the Grand Opening celebration in 1988? This is the poster of the Grand Opening events. more
Jan 21, 2008 This is a photo of the "new" CCTV in 1995 - before the buildout was finished. In 1987, CCTV hired its first executive director, Irwin Hipsman...Irwin had been the ed at SCAT, and being offered the job starting CCTV (it was called CPAC then - Cambridge Public Access Corporation - still our legal name) was a big deal - very exciting to start a new access center, especially in a community like... more