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HCCTV’s fall shows focus on lively conversation, cultural awareness

Houston Community College Television (HCCTV) has produced 11 new talk, news and information shows for its fall season – a record number of locally produced shows – all focused on lively conversation, news and information or cultural awareness among students and faculty at HCC.

The fall lineup of shows began Wednesday, September 1.

The new shows are shown during HCCTV’s Signature Showcase, which takes place at 8 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. every day. HCCTV has reorganized its programming line-up into a 12-hour repeating block schedule. This means the same show will appear twice a day – once during an a.m. slot, then at the same time in a p.m. slot.

The schedule also includes “mirror days” – two days of the week in which programming will be the same. HCCTV’s mirror days are Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. To view HCCTV’s schedule, go to this web site: sites.hccs.edu/hcctv and look for the programming guide on the right. Shows will also be made available on demand. Look for the Video on Demand (VOD) section of the web site to catch episodes.

HCCTV’s new programs for fall span the gamut of interests and tastes. Here’s a brief synopsis of each new show and when it will air:

Better Health – Science-based, alternative medicine facts and information from Houston physician Dr. Bobbie Stowe. Mondays & Wednesdays – 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. and VOD.

Let’s Talk About It – A down-home, real-world advice show encouraging people to empower themselves for personal success. Hosts: Phillicia Walters, Mary Zenon and Stephanie R. Phill. Mondays & Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. and VOD.

The Green Report – Houston city controller Ron Green discusses government finances and more. Mondays & Wednesdays – 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. and VOD.

Bridging Cultures – Learn the customs and cultural nuances of people from around the world. Host: HCC intensive English faculty member Kathy Najafi. Mondays & Wednesdays – 9:30 a.m. & 9:30 p.m. and VOD.

The Money Lady – Houston financial expert Marilyn Logan gives practical money advice to help people “get their money right.” Mondays / Wednesdays – 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

People’s History of Houston – Intriguing interviews with people with stories to tell. Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8:15 a.m. & 8:15 p.m. and VOD.

United We Stand – HCC international students discuss life & challenges. Host: HCC speech and drama instructor Burton Wolfe. Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. and VOD.

Asian Connection – Interviews with movers and shakers in Houston’s Asian community. Host: Mary Sit. Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. and VOD.

Houston on the Move – Hispanic Houstonians who are making a difference. Host: Marine Hernandez. Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. & 9:30 p.m. and VOD.

Aging with Style – Information on growing older with grace… for you or a loved one. A show created in partnership with the Senior Citizens Bureau. Tuesdays & Thursdays – 5 a.m. & 5 p.m. and VOD

The channel will continue to run existing popular programs:

    · What’s the Score (Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.);
    · Dialogue Houston with Laurence Payne (Thurs. 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m.);
    · Bake It! with Chef Eddy Van Damme (Fri. & Sun. 10 a.m. & 10 p.m.),
    · The Chairman’s Report (Sat. 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.)
    · HCC Board Meetings (Fri. & Sun. 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.)

“It’s a new day at HCCTV, and we’re pleased to offer our viewers so many options through which they can learn about HCC, or information they
can use in their daily lives,” said Chief Communications Officer Dan Arguijo Jr., whose department oversees HCCTV.

“Our goal was to focus on what we’re able to do best, which is in-studio talk shows with interesting hosts and topics,” said HCCTV General Manager Debra McGaughey. “We hope viewers will embrace them and give us feedback on them often.”

HCCTV is available on Comcast Ch. 19, AT&T U-verse Ch. 99, Phonoscope Ch. 77, TV Max Ch. 97, Cebridge Ch. 20 and sites.hccs.edu/hcctv .
Calls or comments may be directed to 713.718.6300 or via email: hcctv@hccs.edu

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