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Programming Highlights: Wed, Dec 31 - Tue, Jan 6, 2015

Programming Highlights: Wed, Dec 31 - Tue, Jan 6, 2015

FEATURING: Mr. Smith, Budget Assembly, Cambridge Community Chorus, NeighborMedia Tonight, Prisca & Aquila, Karmu & An Evening with Somchanda

  • Posted on: 30 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!


CCTV Rewind - A weekly block delivering a different retro program every Friday straight from the CCTV archives!
A Magical Life: Circus Flora
A behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most famous one-ring circuses! Produced by Jay Kanzler.
Channel 8 - Premiering this week: Friday @ 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 - Premiering this week: 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 - Premiering this week: 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 - Premiering this week: Fri 2:30 PM, Sat 4:30 PM & Sun 9:30 PM

Movie Of The Week: "Dreaming Out Loud"
In this classic comedy, Lum and Abner work at a general store in Arkansas where they get involved in a series of wacky misadventures with the locals.
Channel 9 - Saturday @ 9 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 - Premiering 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 - Premiering this week: 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 - Premiering this week: 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 - Premiering this week: Sat 5 PM, Mon 8 PM & Tue 9:30 AM


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 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

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.

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 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 6 PM, Sun 2 PM & Tue 10 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.