MATV Newsletter, September 2018

The MATV monthly newsletter for September, 2018






Studio Closings
In observance of Labor Day
the MATV studio and office will be closed for the Monday September 3rd holiday

¡Celebrate Milton!
On Sunday, September 30th, join us at our table at ¡Celebrate Milton! at Pierce Middle School.
We’ll have some fun demonstrations, and definitely some free stuff!

October Special Town Meeting LIVE Coverage
Special Town Meeting has been scheduled to begin on Monday evening, October 22nd. MATV will have
gavel-to-gavel live coverage, starting that first night at 7:30pm, as well as all following nights as long as Town Meeting continues.  Coverage will be broadcast across town on the Government Channel, which is Comcast Channel 8 and RCN Channel 3. Or you can view the live broadcast online, from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, via our Video OnDemand page, which you can find by clicking here.

Hendrie’s Building Comes Down

Check out the video below of the beginning of the Hendrie’s demolition. Follow us on Instagram or other social media as we follow the progress.


Demolition work on the Hendries Building has begun! Check out some footage MATV’s Tom Pilla captured today! #hendries #hendriesdemolition #milton #miltonaccesstv #keepitlocal

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TV Production Classes

Production classes are here for the fall!

~Studio Production~
~Field Production~
~Post Production~

Take our orientation first, and then try out one of our skill-specific classes.

Best of all, it’s all FREE!!

(Want to get a head start? Check out our video tutorial on how to use our video cameras and audio setup.)

Fall Class Schedule


Want to know how to get started at MATV?
Come learn about all the different opportunities MATV has to offer.
This class is a prerequisite for all MATV classes.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Thursday September 13th 6pm – 7pm
Thursday October 11th 6pm – 7pm
Thursday November 8th 6pm – 7pm

Field Production

This workshop will focus on the Canon XA20, learning how to properly set up a tripod and mount the camera, and different audio recording options. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to check out field equipment and volunteer to help cover events!

Wednesday September 19th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 8 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

Studio Production

Learn about our Newtek Tricaster HD switcher and its functions and features. You will also learn about our studio cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and the basics of our Yamaha sound board.

Wednesday October 17th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

Post Production

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, including how to open and save projects, use transitions and effects, mix audio, and create basic graphics. Participants will also learn to cut clips together and learn some editing terminology.

Wednesday November 14th 6pm – 7pm

This class is limited to 6 people. Participants must have taken an orientation class.
This class is open to ages 15+.

To sign up for any of these classes, please contact Mike at or by calling 617 – 698 – 0814


Get involved in media! Crew a show, cover a game, start your own program —  get in touch!

Fall Sports Camera Operator

-Camera operator needed to cover MHS fall sports.
-Opportunities for non-sports events coverage also available.
-Start immediately.
-Great way to get your community service hours or a small stipend. Training is quick and easy.
-Also seeking play-by-play announcers for Milton High fall sports.

I want to Learn more !

New Programs in Past 30 Days

Click here
to watch the newest shows we have

Or click on the screenshots below to go straight to Video OnDemand and watch them instantly!

Click here to watch it now!

Go exploring in the residents gardens on the newest episode of “A Fuller Life.” Learn some secrets about successfully growing fruits, vegetables and flowers from some expert amateur gardeners, as well as pick up some tips about the health benefits of a number different kinds of herbs from the herb garden, including some plants that make great tea as well as those that can help you deal with a sore throat, or even what soldiers used to use long in the past to treat wounds. This informative program is currently airing Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., all on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

With school getting back in session and families back from vacation, the Milton Public Library is swinging into fall with lots of new programs, speakers, performers and exhibits. The monthly update for September goes over all that’s not-to-be-missed, and viewers can tune in to watch when it airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. as well as Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., all on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Mid-August is an amazing time for fresh produce, and Connie Spiros has three fresh, easy and delicious recipes to help you get the most out of your garden’s or farmers market’s bounty. Bread and butter refrigerator pickles, a watermelon and feta salad, as well as sautéed sugar snap peas with pancetta are all on the “Meet Me in the Kitchen” menu, when this new episode airs on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and all weekend long at 7 p.m.

Click here to watch it now!

Stonehill College professor of sociology Corey Dolgon recently brought his unique musical lectures to Fuller Village, performing “Popular Folksongs of the 1950s and 1960s.” Singing and playing the guitar and harmonica, this expert on American culture presented a song-based examination of the folk scene based in New York City following the close of World War II. Tune in to listen to this piece of American history, as this program airs during Music Thursday at 6 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The featured act at this month’s Milton Art Center Open Mic was Ashley Thermidor-Payne, delivering powerful vocals while playing the keyboard. The usual suspects are also on tap to open the evening, with lots of favorites as well as interesting and obscure music. Tune in when this program airs to close out Music Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The midsummer episode of “Reel Talk with Eileen Maher” is up, and the hosts are taking a look at indies and blockbusters, including “Sorry To Bother You,” “Leave No Trace,” “8th Grade” and “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” as well as some movies that are out of theaters with “American Animals” and “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.” Get the scoop on the latest in cinema when this episode airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

Former Boston Globe reporter Alison O’Leary returned to Fuller Village recently to speak about the book “So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II” that she co-wrote with frequent collaborator Michael Tougias. It tells the story of the Downs family’s struggle for survival after a German submarine blew their boat out of the water in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942, while also giving the perspective of the U-boat sailors. O’Leary discussed the germination of the book, the research behind it, as well as many of its details. This talk is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Selectman Tony Farrington has his say, as host Frank Schroth rounds out his series of sit-downs with the three most newly-elected Selectmen on his topical town discussion show, “My Town Matters.” Farrington talks about his priorities on the board, preventing teen substance abuse, improving traffic in town, and the developing social media policy and communication strategy for the board, among other topics. This interview is now airing Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Click here to watch it now!

Dining is an integral part of life on Cape Cod, with many restaurants, clam shacks and ice cream stands having come and gone, playing major roles in vacationers’ memories of their summer getaways. 12th generation Cape Codder Christopher Setterlund recently spoke at the Milton Public Library about his new book, “Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod,” mixing anecdote with history. Take a stroll down memory lane with this presentation that is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 6:30 p.m. on the Public channel.

Click here to watch it now!

The Dave Macklin Band brought a whole lot of funk as well as many popular favorites and oldies from the 20th Century to the Fuller Village gazebo, in the latest concert held at that local venue. From doo-wop to soul, R&B to disco, and even “La Dona e Mobile” thrown in for good measure, this show is all about fun and putting a smile on your face. Tune in when it plays on Tuesday evenings on the Public channel at 5 p.m.

MATV Studio Hours
Monday, 9am-6pm 
Tuesday, 10am-6pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm 
Thursday, 9am-7pm
Friday, 9am-1pm 
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