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Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:20pm

Neverson Nherisson explains why basketball is important to him in this personal narrative. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the fall of 2014.

Every Second

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:13pm

In this personal narrative, Samantha Liu examines the importance of experience in the creation of identity and how every second of our lives works to shape us. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the fall of 2014.


Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:15pm

Miles explains how he feels his name succeeds and fails in representing him in this identity based personal narrative. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the fall of 2014.

Richdale Ave

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:09pm

Holden Rheault characterizes where he is from through his experience growing up on North Cambridge's Richdale Ave in this personal narrative. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the fall of 2014.

My Day

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:03pm

This personal narrative follows Giulia Bandeira through a typical day in her life. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the fall of 2014.

Don't Give Up

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:48pm

Mohammad Sayed combines representations of people in wheelchairs found in films, television and viral internet videos to create this inspirational piece.

"The only difference between us is how hard we work and far we go. The only losers are those who give up. Watch brave people in this video and get inspired."

Produced during the School Year Production Program Fall 2014

A Bit of This

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:44pm

Josue Cardoza explains what his life is like in the United States. He focuses on his daily activities, working and his passion for music. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the Fall of 2014.

To A Very Special Friend

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:29pm

Using only footage found on the internet, Yanka Petri illustrates an excerpt from the essay "Reach For the Stars" by John Dale about his experience losing his vision. This project was produced during the School Year Production Program in the Fall of 2014.

Me Time

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:37pm

This personal narrative by Finn Corcoran compares Hip Hop and computers as a way to relax.



Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:08pm

This video produced by Mon Tiwari for the School Year Production Program uses found footage to illustrate her beliefs about the current state of the Justice System's treatment of youth.

Politics & Government

Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age Exhibition

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:30pm

Image featured is "Distractions" by Anthony Tulliani currently on exhibit in the Karen Aqua Gallery at CCTV

Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age
Exhibition in the Karen Aqua Gallery at CCTV

From December 18, 2014 - January 28, 2015 CCTV is hosting a juried exhibition of work created within the city of Cambridge using the social media platform Instagram. With 200 million users in only 2.5 years (300 million as of December 2014), and 60 million posts shared every day, Instagram has become a part of the cultural vocabulary, influencing how we understand and interact with the world. Instagram is an innovative platform that permits new ways of seeing things and understanding the “everyday” and the “commonplace” - in much the same way as street photography did at the end of the 19th century and continues to do so today. Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age is an exhibition inspired by the way in which Instagram motivates the practitioner to see things differently, to notice the familiar, and to capture the ordinary in a remarkable way.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday, January 25th from 5:30PM – 7:30PM. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. From 7PM – 8:30PM, after the reception, CCTV will offer a free “Instagram” class for new users to get started.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Jordy Brazo, Charles Cherney, Marissa Fisher, Rebecca Fritz, Jeffrey Hansell, Erin M. Harris, Alena Heath, Beverly Mire, Frank Morris, Lisë Stern, Anthony Tulliani, Kristen Williamson

The Karen Aqua Gallery is located at Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. CCTV’s hours are 12PM to 9PM Monday through Thursday, 12PM to 6PM on Friday, and 4PM to 9PM on Sunday. CCTV is the community media center serving Cambridge. Artists interested in exhibiting at the Karen Aqua Gallery should contact Susan Fleischmann at 617-401-4004.


Programming Highlights: Wed, Dec 17 - Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:40pm

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!
CCTV Event Of The Week: The International Fair 1992 - Discovery in Central Square
The Second Annual International Fair, sponsored by Cambridge Arts Council, featuring interviews with attendees, music, food, dance and crafts from around the world. Produced by CCTV.
Channel 8 - Premiering this week: Friday @ 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 - Premiering this week: 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 - Premiering this week: Sat 6 PM, Sun 7:30 PM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 8:30 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:

  • 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.

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 - Premiering this week: Wednesday @ 5:30 PM & will air on the 3rd Wednesday of every month

Movie Of The Week: "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"
In this wacky, genre-bending holiday film, Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents!
Channel 9 - Saturday @ 9 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 - Premiering this week: Sat 12 PM, Sun 7:30 AM, Mon 10 AM & Tue 10:30 AM

Tele Lakay LIVE!
Join host Yves St. Pierre and various guests for this special Tele Lakay LIVE event! Produced by Yves St. Pierre.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sunday @ 5:30 PM


MIT Presents: "How a Systems-Based Approach Can Help You Lead and Manage More Effectively"
High-tech and other innovative businesses function in an environment characterized by complexity, rapid change, and inherent uncertainty, and leaders and managers of such businesses therefore face particularly difficult challenges. Dr. Michael Davies discusses a better way to manage and lead through systems thinking. Using real-world examples that can be applied to any industry, he will describe how effective, strategic decision-making and execution can emerge naturally from a well-organized system. In this approach, the focus of leadership efforts and management decisions is on creating and shaping a self-regulating system, rather than on direct command and control. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

The Spores LIVE
A Live performance by the rock band The Spores at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet, MA. Dedicated to the memory of the late lead singer Donnie Prevost who passed away in 2014. Produced by Simon McDonough.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 11 AM, Thu 10:30 PM, Fri 2 PM, Sat 3 PM, Sun 6 PM, Mon 6:30 PM & Tue 5 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.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Wed 4 PM, Fri 6 PM, Sat 8 PM & Sun 4 PM

Cambridge Uncovered: Hands Up Student Walkout
In December 2014, demonstrations were held around the country to protest the grand jury's decision not to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. In an effort to spread awareness and support the cause, CRLS students walked out of school and into Harvard Square to assert that #BlackLivesMatter. In this episode, citizen journalist Beverly Mire talks with two students from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School who led and participated in a student walkout in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter campaign. Produced by CCTV & NeighborMedia.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Fri 8 PM, Sat 4 PM, Sun 3 PM & Tue 10 AM

Christmas Thoughts for a Good New Year
A warm holiday program about how Christmas can inspire and relax you for the upcoming year. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 AM, Thu 8 PM, Fri 11 PM, Sat 12:30 PM, Sun 9:30 AM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 4:30 PM

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Cambridge NPOs and City Agencies!

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:00am

We have developed a very SHORT survey to gather information on ways CCTV can better meet the communications and technology needs of local non-profits and city departments. The survey deadline is this Friday, December 19. It is our hope to launch a variety of NEW trainings and services in 2015.

Please click here and take 3-5 minutes to complete our short survey.

Neighborhood & Community

You Can Help Us Prepare More Young People for Success

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:00am

In the dynamic Youth Media Program, Cambridge teens create media about who they are and the community in which they live. In paid positions as media artists, teens gain valuable work experience and build skills needed to succeed in future educational and career opportunities including critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.

This year, we are working with Cambridge Savings Bank to offer financial literacy training for our teens. Evan Diamond, Cambridge Savings Bank's Financial Education Manager, came to CCTV last Thursday to facilitate the first training which provided an overview of budgeting and saving.

Gaining financial literacy will help our teens manage their money now, and also benefit them as they transition into adulthood.

Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program today.

Neighborhood & Community

War Propaganda

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:45pm
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:00 to 21:00

This class will look at many different types of war propaganda from WWI to present day, such as posters, film, radio, newspapers, advertising, and information on the internet. Through looking and listening to the various
media, we will discuss the clear and hidden messages and the differences between argument, persuasion, and propaganda. Instructor: Morgan Jaffe


  • Thu, 12/18/2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$20.00Member Cost: $15.00

"Cambridge Uncovered, Ep. 5" shows Friday at 8 on CCTV Ch. 9

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:29pm

TONIGHT: Cambridge Community Television and NeighborMedia bring you a special edition of "Cambridge Uncovered." In this episode, citizen journalist Beverly Mire talks with two pupils from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School who led and participated in a student walkout in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.

Catch the episode tonight at 8 p.m. on CCTV Ch. 9, both on Cambridge cable television and streaming online at the same time at: And in case you miss it, the video will appear in its entirety later this evening at

Watch it online or on TV!

Show schedule

CCTV Cambridge Channel 9:

  • Friday, Dec. 5 @ 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 7 @ 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9 @ 10 a.m.

Stream it during the same times here:

Watch previous episodes of Cambridge Uncovered:
- Episode 1, "Arts for the Ages"
- Episode 2, "Men's Health & Racial Disparities"
- Episode 3, "Women's Homelessness"
- Episode 4, "Cambridge and the News"

About CCTV Production Groups:
CCTV production groups create opportunities for members to gain hands-on media making experience. CCTV facilitates these groups so members can get to know each other, brainstorm ideas and and create collaborative bonds. Cambridge Uncovered, a studio-focused production group, trained new members in various aspects of studio production prior and during the shoot. The efforts of the members involved in group were supported by the Production Department from conception to completion.

About NeighborMedia:
NeighborMedia, now in its seventh year, is the citizen journalism program of CCTV that trains Cambridge residents to report on the people, places, issues and events of their very own neighborhoods. The team is made up of 18 nonprofessional reporters who commit to producing two written stories – or one video piece – a month for In exchange, they receive a free membership to CCTV, granting them full access to CCTV’s classes, equipment and facilities.

NeighborMedia is currently looking to expand its team. Cambridge residents can visit the NeighborMedia web site for information and to apply. Emails inquiring about the program can be sent to

You can follow NeighborMedia on Facebook and Twitter to receive all the latest Cambridge news you won't find anywhere else delivered straight to your news feed. - we've got Cambridge covered.

Identity & Diversity