CTN Programs


Down to Earth

Daily at 12:30 p.m.  and 7:30 p.m.
A gardening show unique to the San Diego County region.  From the beaches to the mountains, award-winning horticulturist Tom Piergrossi tells us how to get the best from San Diego's soil, climate and vegetation for a beautiful and relaxing garden.  Tom studied horticulture at the University of Arizona and has lived here in San Diego County for more than 20 years.  So get "Down to Earth" with Tom as he shows us how to garden here on the west coast .  (A CTN original production.)  

Sam the Cooking Guy

Daily at 12 noon and 8:00 p.m.
Starring Emmy award-winning television personality Sam Zien, "Sam The Cooking Guy" features a new theme and recipes each week.  The show features recipes of good, easy-to-prepare food from common ingredients in your kitchen.

Java Jams   

Daily at 8:30 p.m.
Coffeehouses provide an intimate backdrop for an exciting show featuring local and touring musicians. See their performances and learn more about them in up-close and personal interviews. Grab a cup of joe and listen in!  (A CTN original production.)

Board of Supervisors Meetings

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. (with continuation at 2 p.m. if necessary)   Taped replays at 9 p.m. the same day. Taped replays of Tuesday meetings on the following Saturday at 1 p.m. Taped replays of Wednesday meetings on the following Saturday at 9 p.m.
When the board of Supervisors is in session, CTN carries live coverage of their meetings and conferences.  

Board Agendas
Board Meeting Schedule
Watch Board Meetings Online, Live and Archived Video

Update: San Diego

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.
Each show is hosted by a different member of the County Board of Supervisors. This half-hour public affairs show features a topic of importance to their constituents. (A CTN original production.)

County Chronicles

Daily at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
This half-hour magazine show highlights San Diego people, places, events and County services. (A CTN original production.)

The County Cooks! with Chef Larry

11:30 a.m. Thursday through Monday
Created to fill a niche that was missing in the local television market, "The County Cooks!" profiles local celebrities and the chefs who made San Diego a unique food city. This half-hour show is hosted by Chef Larry Banares, an award-winning culinary expert. (A CTN original production.)

Feeling Fit Club

8-9 a.m. & 1-2 p.m. Monday through Friday
This one-hour exercise show focuses on balance, strength and flexibility exercises that seniors can do in their homes. The show is based on the Feeling Fit Club exercise programs established by the County?s Aging & Independence Services Agency (AIS). They take place at local senior centers and other locations. The TV program is hosted by Exercise Physiologist Gretchen Vurbeff. For information about Feeling Fit clubs and to order a video of the show call 1-800-510-2020.  (A CTN original production.)

Silver Age Yoga

9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Beneficial for people of all ages but geared toward older adults and caregivers, Silver Age Yoga is a relaxing way to exercise and cleanse your body and spirit. It is meditation and breathing combined with poses to accommodate a state of mind where stress is no longer allowed to reside. (A CTN original production.)

California Country

Thursday through Monday at 11 a.m.
A 30-minute weekly program on a dynamic industry in California agriculture. The program is produced by the California Farm Bureau and features regular segments on gardening, cooking and best buys in the fresh produce aisle.

Connie Martinson Talks Books

Weekdays 10-10:30 a.m.
Connie Martinson interviews your favorite authors to gain greater insight into their books. A talk show host who actually reads the books, she brings out the author's own feelings and greatest joys about his or her own work. You'll love reading even more after watching "Connie Martinson Talks Books."  All of the featured books are available at County Libraries.

Classic Arts Showcase

Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Weekdays at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
MTV-like clips of ballet, orchestral, chamber and choral music, dance, folk art, musical theater, opera, solo instrumental, and theatrical performances.  Classic Arts Showcase is underwritten by the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation of Los Angeles, a not-for-profit private foundation providing financial assistance to arts organizations since 1954. Program content is provided by record and home video companies, public and private archives, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress.

Classic Theater Night

Fridays and Sundays at 9 p.m.
Hosted by Tom Hatten, features the best of old Hollywood with a collection of more than 60 movies in the public domain.  Movies are also available at County Libraries.