TV Programming Spotlight: July 2020
Here's what's new on PhillyCAM.
In Philadelphia, Watch Us on Comcast Xfinity 66/966HD/967 and Verizon Fios 29/30. Everywhere on Roku, TV and PhillyCAM Live TV.
Freedom Fighters digital rally before the Board of Education to demand repurposing the Office of School Safety for non-law enforcement related positions & shift to employing & training community members.
Mental Wellness: Inspired by the power and possibilities self-love and community care can have in finding our way through the most painful of days.
A portrait of untold Philly stories and the celebration of America’s 200th birthday party in 1976. The 4th of July weekend suffered from overblown expectations. In the wake of the Vietnam War and complicated by the provincial policies of the controversial mayor Frank Rizzo, the celebrations represented the promise of redeeming the economically troubled city. But the Bicentennial laid bare some pressing questions of America’s national identity.
This new essay film “Bicentennial City” captures the voices behind the years of planning that led to events for, ultimately, two million visitors. Spotlighting stories about the embattled Vendor Wars and the Save Chinatown Movement, the film includes interviews with Temple University Public Historian Kenneth Finkel, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Pennsylvania Folk Life Festival Coordinator (1976) Ann Mintz, Independent Historian Francis W. Hoeber, Community Activist Mary Yee, Urban Historian Nathaniel Popkin, Artist and Educator Leroy Johnson, Jeweler and IMPresario Henri David, and Supreme Court Principal Justice Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Rev. J. R. Norwood.
Vlog about living and learning during Covid-19 times. Community gardening, stories Grandma would tell, and a personal reflection after George Floyd's killing by police in Minneapolis.
Isolating Together, from the intimacy of the Victorian parlor to your personal viewing device, international puppeteers reach out during days of separation with original colossal wonders of miniature proportions.
Produced by Great Small Works: John Bell, Trudi Cohen (Cambridge, MA), Jenny Romaine (New York, NY), Stephen Kaplin (Jackson Heights, NY), Roberto Rossi (Red Hook, NY) and Mark Sussman (Montreal, QC)
Virtual Townhall Interfaith Response to the Murder of George Floyd With Activists, Clergy and Politicians
Speakers: Rev. Nicolas O’Rourke (Working Families Party), Tammy Thompson (Circles Greater Pittsburgh), Tim Stevens (Activist, the Black Political Empowerment Project), Iftekhar Hussain (Amana Foundation), Rabbi Elyse Wechterman (Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association), Rev. Nick Taliaferro (West Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church), Pastor David Tatgenhorst (St. Luke United Methodist Church in Bryn Mawr), Timothy Welbeck (Attorney, Temple University and CAIR-Philadelphia), Hanan Seid (spoken word artist).
Public forum series focused on understanding the current COVID crisis and also the organizing opportunity at hand. Topics include environmental justice, worker struggles, & nationwide uprising for Black Liberation
Host Vivienne Crawford moderates lively conversation amongst actors portraying historical personalities discussing current events on the topic of the Urgency of Crisis Leadership with Sen. Sextus Frontinus, Mamie Till, Cleopatra, Pres. James Buchannon, Pres. Franklin Roosevelt,
Favorite family-friendly programs that advance literacy, guide learning & inspire curiosity featuring storytimes, craft projects, music, and more!
Conversations asking the big questions about sharing resources & community resilience, offering practical ways toward a more sustainable, healthy & fair world after the pandemic
Former President of the United States Richard Nixon gives his first interview since his death in 1994 and offers his take on today's world.