Harvard's first television station took one step closer to reality last week as students began taping the first installment of a program scheduled to air on Cambridge Community Television.
"Currents," which focuses on the creative arts at Harvard, will be broadcast once monthly beginning December 10.
Emily E. Brodsky '95, a founder of the nascent TV station, said the organization received a grant of $800 for their efforts last week from the Office for the Arts. They are also using equipment donated by Harvard Instructional Media, which administers audio-visual services.
Brodsky said she is pleased with the group's progress. "We're really moving now," she said.
The students are pursuing official recognition from the University as the Harvard/Radcliffe TV Organization, Brodsky said. The group has also submitted a grant request to the Undergraduate Council.
The December "Currents" will go behind the scenes of a Loeb Experimental Theater production of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" and feature interviews with organizers of the first Eliot House Art Gallery.
The arts show was the brainchild of Elizabeth Miller '92-'93. Miller said she wants other students interested in television media to have opportunities she lacked.
"It's something I never had a chance to do as an extracurricular," she said.
"Currents" is one of eight projects now being planned by the students.
Others include a soap opera, comedy show and programs featuring news, politics, interviews and sports. A 15-minute news segment and a political interview program are both slated to begin taping this semester.