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October 11, 2021

Weekly Highlights


CATV provides the Upper Valley access to community

through high-quality, locally-produced media.

Find CATV on local cable channels Comcast 1075/1085, VTel 169/170, streamingCATV On-Demandand YouTube.

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THE WORK OF THE FUTURE: Where Will It Come From?

Osher Summer Lecture Series Week 2 features DAVID AUTOR, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and Co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Labor Studies Program. CATV and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth have partnered to offer Osher's popular series for streaming and broadcast exclusively on CATV cable channels. Expect a new lecture each week through Nov. 8 for the next six weeks. Your donation makes this programming possible and supports both organizations, who share a commitment to lifelong learning and civil society.

CATV Fall Media Labs  

Stretch new creative muscles or get back in shape while meeting fellow

Upper Valley media professionals sharing their trades and talents in master class-styled “media labs.” These hands-on workshops can stand alone or work together to provide a comprehensive introduction to digital media arts production. 

No previous experience required.

Now open for enrollment

Fall Media Labs run 10/24 - 12/8

$35/Lab, $90/3 or $150/all 7


Peter Ciardelli (MFA Media Studies, Univ. of New Orleans) was one of the cinematographers on The War Tapes and teaches film at Dartmouth.

Digital Narrative

Leander White (BFA Fine Art Communication Design, Pratt Institute) currently consults with CATV on visual identity and branding.

Documentary Filmmaking

Tamsin Orion (MA Film Production, Stanford Univ.) is newly arrived in the Upper Valley and has shot award-winning films on all continents except Antarctica.

Interview Techniques for Podcast, Livestream or Documentary

Marion Abrams, "Grounded Content" Podcast Producer, is a content creation coach and built Spartan’s podcast from an audience of 0 to over 35 million.


Rivers Cahee (BA Film & Media Studies, Dartmouth), winner of the Kaplan Filmmaker of the Year Award, is currently writing an original series pilot for AMC.

Digital Music Production

Chris Lehmann (BA College of Wooster) has been composing for 10+ years with a popular YouTube channel featuring his original music and tutorials to help others create.

Acting for the Screen

Richard Waterhouse, acting instructor at Brown Univ., brings 25 years' experience coaching and directing actors for screen and stage.

Digital Film & Video Editing

Samantha Davidson Green (MFA Film Directing, UCLA) brings her independent filmmaking to her current role as Executive Director at CATV.

Production Orientation at the Briggs

Chico Eastridge, Senior Producer at CATV, leads this orientation for prospective producers at the Briggs Opera House space for live, live-streamed and pre-recorded events. 

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Norwich Bookstore Author Talk with Yuyi Morales

Child, you are awake!

You are alive!

You are a bright star,

Inside our hearts.

CATV is pleased to partner with the Norwich Bookstore to present this conversation with New York Times best-selling writer Yuyi Morales, whose new release Bright Star has resonance for all children, especially those whose safety is threatened due to the immigration crisis in the US.

Find more Norwich Bookstore Author Talks on CATV cable channels and CATV On-Demand.

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Government Meetings on CATV On-Demand

What's that funny split screen? It's an OWL! CATV continues to adapt with local town leaders and school boards to provide coverage of public meetings (Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, VT, Hanover, NH and SAU88 in Lebanon, NH). The "Owl" is a modular camera/audio device to facilitate "hybrid" meetings with remote participants via Zoom and other platforms.

Coming soon from CATV...

CATV Podcasts

Starting later in October, CATV will share some of our archive favorites, new SPARK episodes and more to help you access and enjoy more Upper Valley-originated content. Keep your ears open!

CATV Halloween-o-thon at the Briggs


ENTRIES DUE OCT. 16! Close your eyes. Hold your breath. Now scare us in under 5 minutes! Get some friends together and create a scary, thrilling, chilling, suspenseful, horrifying, terrifying movie on the theme DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Then, walk the red carpet! Win prizes! Films premiere Saturday, Oct. 30 at the historic – and probably haunted! – Briggs Opera House.


CATV partners with the Vermont Access Network for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

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Housing: Fixing the Shortage

From our friends at GNAT TV (Manchester, VT region), the News Project delves into the pressing regional issue of housing shortages impacting our communities and capacity to grow our regional work force.

CATV supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

CATV's team also covers local community events, government, and school board meetings for cable and streaming. Contact us to get involved!

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Contact Us
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Media Lab in the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Road, White River Junction, VT 05001

Now also in the Briggs Opera House

5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

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