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Programming Highlights: Wed, Dec 24 - Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Programming Highlights: Wed, Dec 24 - Tue, Dec 30, 2014

FEATURING: The 1989 Harvard Square Tree Lighting, NEW Shorts, Christmas Specials, Port Stories Public Art Project & Movie Of The Week

  • Posted on: 23 December 2014
  • 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: "The Next Brain"
Dylan Schmorrow of Soar Technology, Inc. along with Olivier de Weck of MIT and James Spohrer of IBM, discuss building tools and technologies to augment human cognitive abilities to allow users to make people more capable including improving memory, performance, and trend recognition. 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!
The 1989 Harvard Square Tree Lighting
A holiday blast from the past featuring the procession, the official tree lighting, and appearances by the Back Alley Puppets, the Newton High School Carolers, the Cambridge Fire Department, the Vermont Food Fair, and the Nutcracker Ballet performing Story Telling. Produced by CCTV.
Channel 8 - Premiering this week: Friday @ 9 PM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • The 7th House LIVE, featuring Cambridge-based "RubRub" band The 7th House performing their song "Prezi" in the backyard of Follow The Honey located off of Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA. Produced by Michael Donoghue.
  • P.H.L.W., a music video where pure soul speaks through conscious rap and smooth vocals to produce this original upbeat pop rap tune featuring artists doing yoga, rapping, and meditating. Produced by Nate Johnson.
  • Goodwill Cambridge Grand Reopening, A mini-documentary showcasing the grand reopening ceremony of the Central Square Goodwill store on Mass Ave in Cambridge. Produced by Marissa Fisher.
  • NeighborMedia: Park(ing) Day 2014, featuring NeighborMedia's team of citizen journalists hitting the streets to talk to Cantabrigians participating in Parking Day, an annual international celebration in which metered parking spaces are transformed into miniature public places, or "parks", for the day. Produced by NeighborMedia & CCTV.
  • NeighborMedia: Do You Vote?, following NeighborMedia correspondents Shem Tane and Zoe Lindstrom-Ives as they conduct detailed interviews with Cambridge citizens about their thoughts on the mid-term election in an effort to collect data on the overall thoughts about this year's election. Produced by Shem Tane & Zoe Lindstrom-Ives.
  • Stone Scanners, a short experimental film featuring animation overlaying a woman emulating CAT scans through an interpretive dance piece. Produced by Marinah Janello.

Christmas Day Programming on Channel 9
Penny Dreadful Christmas Special
Join ghoulish hostess Penny Dreadful as she presents Roger Corman's "The Little Shop of Horrors," starring a young Jack Nicholson. Produced by Ivan Bernier.
Thursday @ 10 AM
Christmas Giving with Karla Romero
Originally aired as a LIVE broadcast, this fun CCTV special, hosted by Clyde Hicks and Karla Romero, features music, entertainment, and performances in the spirit of giving. Produced and emceed by Angel Aiguier.
Thursday @ 2 PM
Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff
The kickoff event for the Salvation Army holiday donation season urging donors to support the organization in providing help and hope for tens of thousands of men, women, and children. Produced by CCTV.
Thursday @ 2 PM

Port Stories Public Art Project Celebration
A celebration sponsored by MIT kicking-off Portraits of the Port, an outdoor mural to be located at 610 Main Street. Featuring food, music, storytelling, a performance by True Story Theater, and opportunities for people to contribute their portrait and thoughts for a chance to be featured on the mural! Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 6 PM, Sun 2 PM & Tue 10 AM

Movie Of The Week: "The Big Show"
When cowboy star Tom Ford disappears, Wilson gets his double Gene Autry to impersonate him. But trouble starts when a gangster named Rico arrives to collect the $10,000 that Ford owes him...
Channel 9 - Saturday @ 9 PM


Trance: A Romantic Journey
A Live performance by talented pianist Sarah Takagi featuring original musical improvisation and guest singer Sarah Rogo at Third Life Studio located in Union Square in Somerville, MA. Produced by Danny DeGuglielmo.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 2:30 PM, Thu 11 PM, Fri 9 AM, Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 7 PM, Mon 10:30 AM & Tue 8 AM

NeighborMedia: Thoughts On Thanksgiving
NeighborMedia correspondent Kristina Kehrer explores local thoughts, feelings, and attitudes towards Thanksgiving and showcases "firsthand" accounts of the First Thanksgiving given by Native Wompanoag individuals and Plimoth Plantation pilgrims. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 AM, Thu 2:30 PM, Fri 9:30 AM, Sat 6 PM, Sun 7:30 PM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 8:30 AM

NEW SERIES! - BeLive: Creative Process
Presented by the Cambridge Art Association, this monthly show will shed light on the process of art-making, as we feature local artists for in-depth interviews on artistic practices. Produced and hosted by Erin Becker.
Ch. 9 - Showing monthly: 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 PM

Bonomali Tumi: A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh
A music and dance performance, organized and presented by Bangla O Biswa, in honor of the late Rituparno Ghosh, an Indian Bengali film director. Produced by Bishawjit Saha.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 1:30 PM, Thu 8:30 PM, Fri 3:30 PM, Sat 12 PM, Sun 7:30 AM, Mon 10 AM & Tue 10:30 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.