“The revolution will not be televised.”
— Gil Scott-Heron, 1970
50+ years ago, Gil Scott-Heron’s poem was a commentary on the failure of mainstream media to give voice to marginalized communities. Using clever cultural references, he poked fun at American consumerism while pointing out that any true cultural shift would never be given any airtime by the powers that be.
And all these years later, he’s still right.
We believe television could BE the revolution. (Or at least, a big part of it.)
When you choose to support CCTV, you’re not just helping us keep the lights on.
You’re contributing to the quality of life of an elder who needs a working knowledge of the internet in order to access important medical information. You’re making it possible for more young girls to enter STEAM fields. You’re helping more creators produce and showcase their work.
You are a part of this community, whether you’re in front of the camera (or behind the mic) or making it possible for someone else to be there.
Supporting CCTV means supporting a media organization committed to access, equity, and justice.
It also gets you some really cool perks.
For supporting our work to foster vibrant community dialogue, provide media education for all, empower teens to create media that matters, keep seniors connected, and help nonprofits deepen their impact.
David Bass & Susan Hall
Rabbi Michael Dennis Gardner (in honor of Robert Patrick Gardner)
Joan Shafran and Rob Haimes Foundation
George & Jane Metzger
David & Beth Pendery
Mercedes Maria Soto
Michael & Margie Bogdanow
Cable Cram Rom Family Fund and Bainbridge Community Foundation
Ruth E. Hill
Lloyd Sheldon Johnson
Ilan Levy (in honor of Susan Fleischmann)
Louise Rice & Tess Ewing
Nancy H. Seymour
Juliet K. Stone
Anonymous Was a Woman
Steve & Kathleen Campbell
Fran A. Cronin
Susan D. Fleischmann
Garth & Lindsay Greimann
Hong Kong Restaurant
Boston Foundation Back Porch Fund
Chantal Fujiwara & Pirooz Vakili
Rozann Kraus & Dan Epstein
David P. Maher
Berit Pratt & Betsy Smith
Ellen M. Semonoff
Beth Redmond Walsh, BA