By Michael Lynch
MATV Executive Director
Here’s what’s new on MATV this week.
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MATV is proud to announce the launch of a brand new original program, “Broad Appeal: A Show about Boss Women and Queen Bees” hosted Melissa Fassel Dunn, featuring interviews with strong female leaders and entrepreneurs from Milton and the surrounding area, as well as variety segments that are useful and fun. In the inaugural episode, Melissa sits down with Nora Yousif, a financial planner and speaker who hosts the popular Women, Wine and Wall St. series, which is coming to the Eustis Estate Museum over the next few months. “Broad Appeal” is currently airing on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13) every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. and Thursday morning at 9 a.m., with new episodes each month.
“Talk of the Town” recently welcomed former state Rep. Gerard Doherty (1957-65) to the MATV studio to discuss his new political memoir, “They Were My Friends — Jack, Bob and Ted,” looking back on his relationship with the three Kennedy brothers and the sizeable role he played in their political careers, including as chairman of the state Democratic Party from 1962 to 1967. From a chance encounter at a parade with an up-and-coming John Kennedy, to formative conversations on health care with a bed-bound Ted Kennedy following the future senator’s 1964 plane crash, Doherty’s stories shed new light on the biggest issues and people in 20th Century American politics. This hour-long interview is currently airing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

Environmentalism in America is the topic of a new series of lectures delivered at Fuller Village by Curry College professor of politics and history Dr. Grant Burrier. Kicking off this four-part forum is an overview of the movement’s deep local roots, with an examination of the work of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, as well as Transcendentalist thinkers and writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Part I of this series is currently airing during the Monday Forum at 8 p.m. on the Public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).