Susan Fleischmann

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I have been involved in community media since 1976, working to ensure that everyone has access to the tools and technologies needed to participate in civic life. I joined the staff of Cambridge Community Television when it opened in 1988, and became Executive Director in 1993.
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January 5, 2011 - 4:58pm Hi, let's post success stories here, as we think of them and as they happen! From the small to the gigantic, put 'em hre! read more
January 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Computer Lab #1. read more
January 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Computer Lab # 2 read more
December 28, 2010 - 5:09pm You may have to walk or take the T, but CCTV is open regular hours Tuesday through Thursday of this week - back to normal next week starting on Sunday for the new year. read more
December 27, 2010 - 5:45pm CCTV's iconic canopy was lost to the blizzard at 4AM on December 27, and about 13 hours later, the City of Cambridge ended the parking ban. Back to work! read more
December 27, 2010 - 8:36am Due to the blizzard (The Christmas Blizzard of 2010?), CCTV will be closed today, December 27. We will reopen on Tuesday at noon. If you have equipment checked out, go out and shoot the snow! The City of Cambridge still has a snow emergency parking ban in effect. Check back here and we'll let you know when it is lifted. read more
December 26, 2010 - 12:07pm The City of Cambridge has declared a snow emergency, beginning at 2PM Sunday, December 26. This means there is an emergency parking ban on posted roads. There is more information available at http://www.cambridgema.gov Depending on how bad the storm turns out to be, CCTV MAY close on Monday, December 27. Please check back here for more information. In the meantime, be safe and enjoy the white stuff. read more
December 22, 2010 - 10:03am CCTV Newsletters Jan-Mar 2011 read more
December 21, 2010 - 5:09pm A lifelong Cambridge resident, Shara Drew got involved with CCTV early in 2010. Shara has been providing CCTV with documentary films produced by The Media Education Foundation. “The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.” Shara also runs Film Real a monthly screening of MEF films at the Cambridge Community Center. Shara strives to engage Cambridge residents and create a dialogue around the impact media has on our society. Renato: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Shara: Sure can! I grew up in Cambridge and later went to UMass Amherst where I majored in Communication. It was there that I became interested in and concerned about the effects of media on society. As an undergrad, I realized how crucial independent, critical media is to a healthy democracy. I also learned how our mainstream, advertiser-supported media is increasingly reflecting the interests and points of views of corporations and undermining our democracy. This propelled me to earn a Master's degree in Communication, which I completed with... read more
November 21, 2010 - 5:41pm CCTV, through funding from the Harvard Agassiz Fund, is developing the Cambridge Community Calendar (cctvcambridge.org or cambridgecalendar.org). Intended for Cambridge organizations, educational institutions and performance venues, the calendar will serve as a centralized source of information for what is going on in Cambridge. If you have an event to post, create a user account for yourself and start creating content on the calendar and elsewhere on CCTV's site! In the meantime, check out what is happening and get involved with your community! read more
November 18, 2010 - 8:22am Children twelve and under are invited to share their thoughts in a composition of fifty words or more, on "What the Holidays and Giving Mean to Me," a creative writing holiday contest sponsored by Dream On Futon in Inman Square. The winner, who will win a free bed frame, will be announced during Shop Inman by Moonlight on Thursday, December 9 between 4-6. More information is available at the store at 299 Prospect Street. read more
October 18, 2010 - 5:02pm The Dance Complex faculty in a 19th anniversary concert to raise money for the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre on Saturday, 13 November at 8:00p and Sunday, 14 November at 7:00p. $19 donation requested. Dance and Back Again will feature new and newly revisited dances by members of The Dance Complex’s faculty. With the expected diversity of form and function, there will be a large group work choreographed by internationally acclaimed Flamenco Master Ramon do los Reyes. For lyrical jazz buffs, Lisa Simon’s Simon Says dancers will perform Comes Love, right from last August’s MassDance Festival. Margot Parsons will have two new pieces, with original scores by Ai Isshiki. Prometheus directors Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett will showcase both their performing companies, Prometheus Dance and the Elders Ensemble, in separate and always amazing works. Rozann Kraus’ haunting sextet 3 oz, revisited and revised, will be danced each night, while a quartet by Danny Swain will be presented only in Sunday’s concert. Contemporary ballet artist Rebecca Rice is working on a new piece for this event. The Julie Ince Thompson Theatre is accessible and is in The Dance Complex at 536 Mass Ave,... read more
October 18, 2010 - 5:01pm The Dance Complex faculty in a 19th anniversary concert to raise money for the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre on Saturday, 13 November at 8:00p and Sunday, 14 November at 7:00p. $19 donation requested. Dance and Back Again will feature new and newly revisited dances by members of The Dance Complex’s faculty. With the expected diversity of form and function, there will be a large group work choreographed by internationally acclaimed Flamenco Master Ramon do los Reyes. For lyrical jazz buffs, Lisa Simon’s Simon Says dancers will perform Comes Love, right from last August’s MassDance Festival. Margot Parsons will have two new pieces, with original scores by Ai Isshiki. Prometheus directors Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett will showcase both their performing companies, Prometheus Dance and the Elders Ensemble, in separate and always amazing works. Rozann Kraus’ haunting sextet 3 oz, revisited and revised, will be danced each night, while a quartet by Danny Swain will be presented only in Sunday’s concert. Contemporary ballet artist Rebecca Rice is working on a new piece for this event. The Julie Ince Thompson Theatre is accessible and is in The Dance Complex at 536 Mass Ave,... read more
October 17, 2010 - 7:09pm CCTV's Mission Statement serves as a guide for everything that we do. When we consider new programs or new directions, they are first measured against the Mission Statement: does the proposal serve to further CCTV's mission, or is it a distraction? The Mission Statement was born of a comprehensive process in 1998 that included the Board of Directors, Members Advisory Committee and CCTV members. After a great deal of discussion, John Donovan it boiled down to three succinct sentences: Cambridge Community Television is a public forum for all Cambridge residents, businesses and organizations. CCTV provides training and access to telecommunications technology so that all may become active participants in electronic media. CCTV strives to involve the diverse population of Cambridge as producers & viewers, and to strengthen its efforts through collaborations with a wide variety of community institutions. As CCTV looks to the future, we are taking a moment to look back - does the Mission Statement still capture the essence of CCTV's existence? Or does it need a little polish? What do you think? Please post your constructive comments here. read more
September 28, 2010 - 9:31am CCTV Newsletter October 2010 read more
September 22, 2010 - 8:45pm read more
September 20, 2010 - 6:48pm Join Us in Remembering Those Lost to Domestic Violence. For more information on domestic violence, visit cambridgepublichealth.org. If you or someone you know needs help, call SAFELINK, 877-785-2020 read more
September 17, 2010 - 4:38pm What is CCTV Day? The City of Cambridge has declared 9/22/10 (for CCTV's Channels 9, 10 and 22!) "CCTV Day," recognizing CCTV as a forum for Cambridge residents since 1988. To commemorate this special declaration and day, CCTV is hosting special programming and events in the evening of Wednesday, September 22. Please spread the word about the following, and tune in for the special programming! 1) Go to Harvard Square, Porter Square or Lechemere and look for our camera crews from 6-7pm. Tell your friends and neighbors, then tune in to Channels 9, 10 & 22 at 8pm to see yourself on TV! 2) Take a tour of our studio from 7-8pm. The first nine Cambridge residents (who have not been members) to stop by will receive a FREE CCTV membership! (Must show proof of Cambridge residency) 3) Tune in at 8pm to Channels 9, 10 & 22 for a LIVE program featuring Cambridge residents who use their CCTV programs for positive contributions to the community. (followed by footage from the squares; see #1). read more
September 15, 2010 - 2:12pm As of 1 PM Thursday, the BBQ is on! (IF it really starts raining, check back here). It may be a bit chilly, so bring a sweater, or just plan on dancing to the awesome sounds of Zili Misik. There will be lots of good company and hot food to keep you warm. Tickets will be available at the door, and check cctvcambridge.org/bbq for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! read more
August 5, 2010 - 4:36pm Ann Cowan shared her photographs from Israel and Alaska in the Drive by Gallery from April 22 til June 3, 2010. read more

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