By Michael Lynch
MATV Executive Director
Here’s what’s new on MATV this week:
(You can view all of the following programs on our Video OnDemand page by clicking here.)
This week, MATV is proud to premiere a brand new show, “Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real,” that takes an inside look at how doctors apply the healthy lifestyle prescriptions they give to patients to their own lives. Created and hosted by Dr. Monique Tello, a Mass. General Hospital primary care physician and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, the show talks directly to doctors to see what parts of their own advice they are actually using themselves.
In the first episode, resident and psychologist Dr. Laurie Etre talks about how a serious battle for her own health transformed the way she takes care of herself, sharing her fitness and mental health regimens, along with a special demonstration segment on making fresh vegetable juice at home. Learn from the health experts by seeing what they do, not just hearing what they say, when this program airs on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., all on the Public channel.
Medford writer Marc Zappulla was the guest on the most recent episode of “It’s All Write with Suzette,” where he sat down to discuss his latest novel, a heist thriller titled “Miami Underground.” With host Suzette Martinez Standring, the discussion ranges from craft to career, also covering the guest’s projects that included ghost-writing autobiographies for some big name sports stars. Tune in for this new program when it airs on the Public channel Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.
“Fuller Talks” is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month with its 30th episode. To mark the occasion, the panelists invited MATV Director of Original Programming Tom Pilla to join the dais to talk about how the show began, and to look back at how it has evolved over the years. And then stick around for a discussion of the town’s efforts to get more financial support from its nonprofit institutions via the PILOT program. This episode is currently airing on the Public channel at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.