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Programming Highlights: Wed, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Programming Highlights: Wed, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 13, 2015

FEATURING: MIT Presents, CCTV Rewind, Hot Dog & The Ninja, Cambridge Uncovered & Movie Of The Week

  • Posted on: 6 January 2015
  • By: Chris

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!


MIT Presents: "Black Lives Matter"
A community-based, solutions-oriented discussion on race featuring a panel of speakers from MIT including professors, deans, alumni, and students. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

CCTV Rewind - A weekly block delivering a different retro program every Friday straight from the CCTV archives!
CCTV Grand Re-Opening Party!
CCTV Grand Re-Opening Party celebrating the move from 1 Kendall Square to Central Square and featuring speakers recognizing everyone who made the move possible. Produced by CCTV.
Channel 8 - Premiering this week: Friday @ 9 PM

Hot Dog and the Ninja: "A Place in the Sun"
Help is on the way, America! Hot Dog and the Ninja use innovative means to find new quarters... Produced by Peter Septoff.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 7 PM, Mon 11 PM & Tue 8 AM

Cambridge Uncovered: Central Square - Cultural Arts District
In this episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia journalist Lori Jobe explores Central Square and its special designation as a cultural district. What is a cultural district? What elements make Central Square a Cultural District? And what is being done to promote Central Square as such? Jobe sits down with Jason Weeks of the Cambridge Arts Council, City Councilor Nadeem Mazen, and Central Square Advisory Committee member Robert Winters to discuss this topic and talk about the possibilities that await this unique area of Cambridge. Produced by CCTV & NeighborMedia.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Fri 6 PM, Sat 8 PM, Sun 1 PM & Tue 2 PM

Movie Of The Week: "High Gear"
When Mark 'High Gear' Sherrod looses his nerve, the race car driver takes a job driving a taxi, but when he befriends a cute reporter and the young handicapped son of a deceased driver, he attempts to return to the track.
Channel 9 - Saturday @ 9 PM


Goodbye, Mr. Smith
Forty years after the tragic death of a beloved high school music teacher, the filmmaker revisits the mysteries surrounding the case. While some questions are answered, some others grow... Produced by Susan Chasen.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 PM, Thu 2:30 PM, Fri 9:30 AM, Sat 6 PM, Sun 7:30 PM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 10:30 AM

Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Assembly
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process through which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Cambridge’s pilot PB project will for the first time, directly involve residents in the budgeting and City-building process, foster civic engagement and community spirit, and help ensure that the City’s Capital Plan reflects the priorities of Cambridge residents. Since its inception in 1989, over 1,500 city budgets around the world have undertaken Participatory Budgeting initiatives, including Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Vallejo, CA. The City is setting aside $500,000 in capital funds for the 2014-2015 PB process. These funds will be used for one-time capital projects. Residents will brainstorm ideas for projects, develop them into proposals, and projects that are vetted by City staff and approved by the City Manager will appear on a ballot in March for residents to vote on. Winning projects will be included in the FY 2016 Capital Budget for adoption. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Wed 10 AM, Fri 2 PM, Sat 4 PM & Sun 9 PM

Cambridge Community Chorus Presents: Comfort & Joy
The Cambridge Community Chorus performs Galuppi's "Domine a 4,", Vivaldi's "Magnificat," Beethoven's "Elegischer Gesang," and "Fauré's "Requiem" at Kresge Audtorium in Cambridge, MA on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Wed 10:30 AM, Fri 2:30 PM, Sat 4:30 PM & Sun 9:30 PM

NAME & TIME CHANGE! - BeLive: NeighborMedia Tonight with Frank Morris
The news program you've grown to know and trust is now going WEEKLY and getting a new name for 2015! "NeighborMedia Tonight with Frank Morris" (formerly known simply as "NeighborMedia") can now be seen every Tuesday at 5 PM! Award-winning journalist and NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris delivers the latest Cambridge news, stories, and information reported by the team of citizen journalists at For a fresh perspective on Cambridge news, and for local news you won't find anywhere else, tune in to "NeighborMedia Tonight with Frank Morris," and be sure to visit for Cambridge news anytime you want it! Produced and hosted by Frank Morris.
Ch. 9 - Showing weekly: Tuesdays @ 5 PM

An Introduction to House of Prisca and Aquila Book Series
A series of interviews with the founders of and various contributors to the House of Prisca and Aquila Book series, which covers a variety of topics related to religion and spirituality. Produced by Jeanne DeFazio.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 8 PM, Thu 9 AM, Sat 12 PM, Mon 9:30 AM & Tue 11 PM

Karmu, A Place In The Sun
Karmu, an enigmatic healer, helped thousands of people from his home in Cambridge, MA, where he literally kept his door open to those who needed his help. Produced by Janet Z. Giler.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 9 AM, Thu 11 PM, Sat 3 PM, Mon 3 PM & Tue 8 PM

An Evening with Somchanda
Somchandra Bhattacharya is a qualified engineer by training and a singer by choice. After picking up music from her mother at the early age of 4 and having some fairly successful stings with Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Indian Idol, she eventually thought of pursuing music with a single focus. Produced by Bishawjit Saha.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11 PM, Thu 4 PM, Sat 5 PM, Mon 8 PM & Tue 9:30 AM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.