WCTV Program Descriptions

The following is an alphabetical list of programs currently shown on the Waterloo Public Access Channel 17 or 74-4. If the sponsor/producer has an e-mail address and/or an Internet site, there is a link to their site directly following the program description.

A Final Call
(2 hours) Local  Sponsor
Founded by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, The Final Call offers hard-hitting national and international news and coverage of political issues. It is the official communications organ of the Nation of Islam.

African American Voices of the Cedar Valley
(30 minutes) Local Producer
A compilation of interviews documenting the African American history of the Cedar Valley.  Accounts of actual experiences told by the individuals who lived through the time.  Stories of what the time was like for them and how things have changed, both for the good and for the bad.

Armor of God
(30 minutes) Local Sponsor
Armor of God is a program dedicated to proclaiming the gospel message of Jesus Christ.  Free literature and tapes are offered to assist in personal Bible Study.  Questions may be submitted to the Church of God International.
For more information visit their website at www.cgi.org

Calvary Ties
(1 hour) Producer - Rev. J. R. Burt
Weekly sermon brought to you by Rev. J. R. Burt and the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Cathedral of Hope
(90 minutes) Local Sponsor
The Cathedral of Hope teaches about God's unconditional, inclusive love for all people regardless of their sexual orientation.  The Cathedral is a member of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), an international ministry serving primarily gay and lesbian people.  The Cathedral may be reached for information or counseling at 1-800-501-HOPE or by writing P.O. Box 35466, Dallas, TX 75235.
Their website is www.cathedralofhope.com.

Cooking with Marie
(30 minutes) Producer - Marie Hejl
I’m not a trained chef, but I do love to cook.  That is the theory behind “Cooking with Marie”.  On each show, our goal is to make cooking an accessible, easy, and fun activity, even if it is your first time in the kitchen.  You can visit the website at www.cookingwithmarie.com

Democracy Now
(1 hour) 
A national, daily public radio and TV news hour featuring the best of independent journalism.  Carried on Free Speech TV.
For information, contact www.democracynow.org

First United Methodist Church
(1 hour) Producer - First United Methodist Church (Cedar Falls)
This local program features the weekly traditional worship service and is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot make it to church or are curious about the church.
Website address is www.aboutfirst.com.
Email is churchoffice@aboutfirst.com

Free Speech TV
(varying lengths) 
Creative, exciting, and challenging independent media from the U.S. and around the world.
For information, contact www.freespeech.org

Garden Wise with Arlena
(30 minutes) Producer - Arlena believes that everything is related to gardening and gardening is related to everything.

Give Me the Bible Series
(1 hour) Local Sponsor
Pastor and Evangelist Kenneth Cox, through the word of God, shows clearly how current events relate to the prophecy for the times we are living.

Glory 2 Glory
(30 minutes) Producer - Earnestine Meakins
Daily scripture readings to enlighten, encourage, and empower with the word of God.  This show is locally produced.

In the Fight
(30 minutes) 
A monthly half - hour program showcasing the latest action from the field.  It includes Soldiers telling stories about Soldiers, creating an accurate, reliable source that will give you direct access to the stories that are happening everyday on the front lines.

Iowan's Who Served the Nation
(30 minutes) Local Producer
The Sullivan Brothers Veterans Museum interviews Iowa veterans who share their story of their experiences during the war they served.

Journey with Janine
(30 minutes) Producer - Janine Ambrosia
A series of programs that support individuals to achieve their fullest potential through breath, knowledge, thoughts, and words.

Link TV - Explore
(30 minutes) 
Features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short, digestible bites, explore films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them.
For more information visit www.explore.org.

Midnite Mausoleum
(2 hours) Local Sponsor
MIDNITE MAUSOLEUM is a show full comedy skits that hosts older public domain sci fi and horror movies.

It's hosted by Marlena Midnite and her friends Wolfred (A werewolf/vampire) Franklin (A lab created monster gone wrong) Robyn Graves (Marlena's best friend and the "Midnite Mailgirl") Grimms (The local reaper) and Dr. Thadious Bones (Orthopedic surgeon and aspiring comedian). The shows consist of segments that take place in Marlena's mausoleum, the boneyard and the autopsy room as well as other locales. Our show is a new twist on a genre pioneered by hosts like Vampira, Sammy Terry, Svengoolie, Dr. Creep, Zacherley, The Acri Creature Feature, Crematia Mortem and many others.

Visit www.midnitemausoleum.com for more information.

Music & the Spoken Word
(30 minutes) Produced by - Bonneville Communications
Featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the number - one rated inspirational and devotional program in the U.S.  It's a half hour of America's most popular choral music, and includes a brief, uplifting non-denominational message.  As a viewer, you come away with a positive thought, as well as a positive feeling.  

Neighborhoods in Action
(30 minutes) Producer - The Waterloo Neighborhood Coalition
A dynamic, locally-produced, community-oriented show on just what the neighborhood associations in Waterloo are up to.

Perils for Pedestrians
(30 minutes) Producer - John Z. Wetmore
The voice of pedestrians in a motorized world. John Wetmore of Maryland has given pedestrians a new voice, and spotlights new topics and issues of interest to those who walk.  You can visit the website at www.pedestrians.org.

Revelation of Jesus Christ
(1 hour) Local Sponsor
Presentations of the Chapters of the Book of Revelation by Kenneth Cox.

Rock N Roll TV
(1 hour)
Rock N Roll TV is an hour long program airing music videos from independent, up-and-coming artists within the genre of rock music from Blues to Heavy Metal.  We also get interviews with the bands/artists as they come through the area. 

Rosehill Church
(30 minutes) Producer - Rosehill Church
A bi-weekly worship service.

Sidewalks Entertainment Project
(30 minutes)
Even though the TV show is not produced in Hollywood or New York, “Sidewalks Entertainment” has been getting interviews from today’s top stars and recording artists

In addition to celebrity interviews, the award-winning program has featured regional musical performers, behind-the-scenes remote segments, and artistic, cultural and novelty acts. Visit their website at: www.sidewalkstv.com/web/

The Apostolic Way
(30 minutes)  Local Sponsor 
The Apostolic Way is a program dedicated to upholding the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, because only Jesus died to take away the sins of the world.  The program features presiding Bishop Jeremiah Reed of the Christ Apostolic Temple Inc. Fellowship in Des Moines, Iowa.

Visit the websites at www.christapostolictemple.org and www.aontv.com for more information.

The CAN Report with BC Bill Beck
(1 hour) Local Producer- William Beck
A podcast highlighting the voices of firefighters and their supporters.

The David Pakman Show

(1 hour) Local Sponsored
The David Pakman Show is on over 30 radio and 20 television stations, produced at Pacifica affiliate Valley Free Radio (WXOJ) in Northampton, Massachusetts. The weekly political talk program is into its 5th year, and includes interviews with politicians and newsmakers, incisive analysis, listener phone calls, and much more. Midweek Politics is simultaneously produced as both a talk radio and television program for community television stations and internet distribution.

The Lincoln Journey
(30 minutes)  Local Producer- Grant Veeder
The Lincoln Journey is hosted by Grant Veeder who has been a big Lincoln fan since his college days at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been giving presentations around the state, first about Lincoln’s connections to the state of Iowa.

The Happiness Show

(30 minutes)
Why is happiness so important?  As individuals and as societies, happiness is both our highest goal and an extremely effective means of achieving many of our other cherished goals.  Both as individuals and as a planet, happiness is our ultimate reason for living.  Happiness is really all there is and all there ever will be; all else is only a means to happiness.

This is the Word
(30 minutes) Producer - Ed Loggins, III
A locally produced weekly series in which Rev. Ed Loggins discusses his interpretation of the Christian Bible.