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Final Foxboro: 12 Mansfield: 32

Foxboro Cable Access will rebroadcast today’s Thanksgiving Day Football Game at 4pm on Comcast Channel 8 / Verizon 39. The game will also be available on our website as streaming video:

Below we have posted the live audio stream as aired earlier today:

Watch live video from 02035 on

Watch live video from 02035 on

Note: Game begins around 16min into the clip, you can click on the progress bar to advance the video.

This Week on FCA

Coming up this week on Foxboro Cable Access:

The Board of Selectmen will be meeting Tuesday at 7pm, you can watch live coverage on the Government Channel – Comcast 22, Verizon Channel 37.

On Thursday, The Cable 8 Sports volunteers will be on-hand to coverage Thanksgiving Day Football at Mansfield High School. This game will air the same day, at 4pm on the Public Access Channel – Comcast 8, Verizon 39.

We’re also planning to air a live audio only stream from the game, which starts at 10am. Again, you can listen to the game on the Public Access Channel. We hope you can join us, and thanks for supporting community television. From everyone at Foxboro Cable Access Have a Great Thanksgiving Holiday.

FCA Documentary Awarded 1st Place in Video Festival

Matt Muirhead plays his trumpet and talks candidly about the FHS Jazz Ensemble's participation at the Ellington competition and the impact of the experience in their lives.

On Tuesday, the Alliance for Community Media, Northeast Region announced the finalists in their Fall Video Festival.  “Essentially Ellington” produced by Cooper Vacheron was selected for 1st place in the Documentary Events category.  The eight minute program features interviews with several members of the Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble speaking about their participation in the 15th annual high school jazz band competition at Lincoln Center in New York last spring. Their insightful comments are interspersed with actual footage of the Foxborough students in performance with Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center program. Coop is an eleventh grade trombonist with the Jazz Ensemble and conceived the program’s in-depth approach from the student musician’s point of view.  Over the course of two weeks, he shot the interviews and edited them with parent-provided performance footage at the Foxboro Cable Access studio using Final Cut Pro on the Mac computer. “This was his first time using this software, “ said Michael Webber, FCA’s Executive Director, “ and I was impressed with how quickly he mastered the techniques and used them to tell the story, but more than that – how he took charge of the project and followed through on his idea.”

The Alliance for Community Media is a national organization which advocates the use of public access television for creative expression and civic information, and provides support and networking to local stations across the country.  The Northeast region includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. The Video Festival offers 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in a wide variety of categories for both professional and non-professional producers.  Three other programs by FCA producers will be recognized:  “Pops – An Inside Look” produced by Michael Everson and Marc Chavous (2nd place in the News and Magazine Format), “Thanksgiving

Celine Haddad talks about the emotional impact the experience had on her.

Day Football 2009” produced by Michael Everson (3rd place in the Sports Category) and “Neponset Valley Philharmonic Spring Concert” produced by Michael Everson (3rd place tie in Music and Performance category). There were more than 450 entries in the Video Festival, eight of them from FCA producers. The awards will be presented on November 13th at the Fall Conference in Concord, NH.

The award winning programs have been shown on Foxborough’s public access channels 8 & 39, and will be re-scheduled in the coming weeks.  Viewers can also watch them on streaming video at the FCA website: For more information about Foxboro Cable Access or training programs that are available to town residents at no charge, please contact Executive Director Michael Webber at 543-4757.

FCA Launches New Website Design

FOXBORO, MA: Foxboro Cable Access, a local non-profit community television station is proud to announce the launch of a new website design, released earlier this week.

“The site offers a fresh new look, with an updated navigation menu that is more user-friendly than our old site”, says Michael Webber, Executive Director of FCA.  “We’re excited about the integration with Social Media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which allow vistors to better interact with us.”

The new website design follows a YouTube style community video portal site launch several months ago –  On this site residents can easily access Selectmen and School Committee Meetings, as well as, Music and Sports videos.  Foxboro residents are also encouraged to submit their own videos to the site.

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Benefit Auction – November 6th

Control Room personnel at Foxboro Cable Access will be ready to beam the auction live to our faithful viewers. We will also post a live stream number so the auction can be viewed from anywhere

Once again, the work of legendary artist Homer White will be featured in the annual Foxboro Cable Access / Doolittle Home auction, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, as it has been since the fund-raising event was launched with the help of the Foxboro Jaycees seven years ago.

Another one-of-a-kind item will be a small hand-made quilt, suitable for hanging, that features nine images of familiar buildings around town reproduced on squares of cloth and shown into place by Dawn Pratt, daughter-in-law of Doolittle President Joanne Pratt. Shown are the Steamer Shed, Foxborough State Hospital, Town Hall, the Common, Foxborough Senior Center, Memorial Hall and Doolittle Home.

For anyone who knows a home handyman who also enjoys Chess, tthe auction could prove most interesting. Imagine a totally hand-crafted chess board in contrasting colors of wood with chessmen created in the form of various hand tools – a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, a drill, pliers and the like. It was created by a true craftsman, Kester Flagg, whose mother was a resident of Doolittle Home until she passed away earlier this month.

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