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Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:43

Connect with NewTV Virtually

Written by Elizabeth Flood, Marketing & Communications Manager
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NewTV is closed to the public currently, adhering to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's stay-at-home advisory. In the meantime though, here are a couple of ways you can connect with us at home. 


Keep up with our government content


Now more than ever, government transparency is crucial. The City Council and School Committee have been continuing to meet virtually via Zoom, and NewTV has been able to broadcast and live stream the meetings. You can watch the meetings through Facebook Live, our Vimeo, or on our Government Channel.


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We have also been coordinating with Mayor Fuller’s office during this time. We filmed a PSA of Mayor Fuller and Newton Commissioner of Health & Human Services Deborah Youngblood discussing social distancing. On Wednesday, March 18, we filmed and aired a live program hosted by the Mayor and featuring Newton Emergency Management Director Bruce Proia and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Viewers were able to call in with questions, making it an interactive and informative program about the biggest questions in Newton about the virus. If you missed the program, watch here.


If you’re interested in our government programming, be sure to sign up for NewGov, our newsletter that brings you the best and latest coverage from our Government Channel.


Online Tutorials


We just recently posted our first-ever online tutorials. These short lessons cover the basic aspects of filming, including camera movement and angles. 


Our Director of Member Services Brian Hebert has been able to film these tutorials from his home. We hope they inspire you to get creative and spend your time inside brainstorming, or perhaps even start your own project (an IPhone is never a bad option for filming when cameras are unavailable!). 


Keep an eye out for our future tutorials here


Take your mind off things 


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NewTV is also still airing engaging and entertaining content on all of our channels. We decided to extend our Classic Movie Sundays series into April. Every Sunday night, you can tune into our Education Channel at 7:00pm to watch a great, specially selected film from an earlier time. On Friday night, March 27, we also aired a marathon of The Folklorist. The Folklorist is our Emmy-Award winning original program about lesser-known occurrences in history. 


You can check out and watch The Folklorist online on its website. There are hours of great programs to watch on our website as well, available at any time. Watch a show you’ve never seen before from one of our member-producers or reminisce about the Arts in the Parks concert series from last summer.


If you want to stay up-to-date on everything NewTV during this time, sign up for our weekly newsletter—sent straight to your inbox. We'll send you the latest news about our online classes, our programming, and what is on the horizon.


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