Cambridge Uncovered: Informational Talk Show Series

Cambridge Uncovered: Informational Talk Show Series

Cambridge Uncovered is an issues-based talk show co-produced by volunteer reporters involved in Cambridge Community Television’s citizen...

  • Posted on: 21 April 2016
  • By: CCTV

Cambridge Uncovered is an issues-based talk show co-produced by volunteer reporters involved in Cambridge Community Television’s citizen journalism project, NeighborMedia.org. As producers, these Cambridge residents identify an issue that is important to the community — one that has gone unreported or underreported — and “uncover” it for a local audience. Working alongside the NeighborMedia coordinator, they narrow down the focus of the episode, book their guests, develop short roll-in segments if needed, decide the length of the episode (30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes) and come up with questions and discussion points to be touched on during the program. CCTV production staff facilitates the crew (volunteer members of CCTV interested in building their production skills), and works out the technical logistics for the episode. The program aims to give CCTV members of all backgrounds, interests and capabilities an opportunity to be involved in a professional-style production while also giving Cambridge audiences meaningful content with the goal of informing, educating and moving community members into action on these important matters. This compilation of three five-minute excerpts are from the Cambridge Uncovered episodes: “Celebrating Latino Culture” (premiere: Sept. 2, 2015), “The Achievement Gap” (premiere: June 19, 2015) and “Young Cambridge Activists” (premiere: Oct. 14, 2015).