Posts Tagged ‘CCTV’

Discovering Our History, Telling Our Stories
Join us to view the work of the graduates of CCTV’s Digital Storytelling Class. This screening will feature several short films produced by our students, based on family history research conducted through the library’s Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop Series. Hear from the students about the process of creating these films and the impact that it has had on them and their families.

Date & Time:
6:30pm – 8:00pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Main Library, Lecture Hall


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The recently launched Boston TV News Digital Library contains the archives of the Ten O’Clock News, WCVB, WHDH, and Cambridge’s CCTV.  This amazing and free resource contains over 50,000 news stories.  Users can search directly within each collection.  Our personal favorite is this 1967 clip of Cambridge Mayor Daniel Hayes being interviewed about the presence of hippies in Cambridge. He objects to there being over 2,000 hippies living in “pads” in Cambridge especially in the residential areas.  It is a must watch.


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This production was created by the CCTV Documentary Production: Zip Docs class in September 2013.  In a city with a rich history, Fort Washington stands out as a rare treasure. This documentary sets out to show what a committed group of citizens have preserved and accomplished for more than a century.  Enjoy!

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Wikipedians at the Cambridge Public Library in November, 2012.

The Cambridge Room’s Wikipedia Loves Libraries event from this past fall will be featured this evening on CCTV’s NeighborMedia BeLive show.  NeighborMedia is a monthly live show highlighting local news created by citizen journalists.  Siobhan Bredin will talk about her day at the CPL’s Wikipedia Loves Libraries event.  (Her original piece can be viewed here.)  The show will also feature muralist David Fichter talking about plans for the MLK School mural.

Tune into to CCTV Channel 9, Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 – 7:30 PM.  You can view it online the following day at neighbormedia.org.

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Traffic Pattern Analysis Report, Cambridge Public Works Department archives, copyright, Siobhan Bredin.

CCTV volunteer, Siobhan Bredin, has been frequenting Cambridge history events and making short interview pieces for the CCTV website.  The first in her series is on this year’s Cambridge Archives Crawl, featuring Gavin Kleespies, Director the Cambridge Historical Society.  The second piece is on the Cambridge Public Library’s East End Christian Union collection, featuring Alyssa Pacy, Archivist for the Cambridge Public Library.  Enjoy!

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