All Things Connecticut, Third Season Premiere

Release Date: 10/24/2011

CPTV’s Magazine -Style Series, All Things Connecticut, Returns with Its Third Season

HARTFORD, Conn. (October 24, 2011) – CPTV’s magazine series, All Things Connecticut, returns with its third season profiling the people, places and inspiring stories of the state. Featuring ten new half-hour episodes (four in the fall and six in the spring), the new season airs Thursday evenings at 8 p.m., Friday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 3 on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV). 

All Things Connecticut is made possible with support from People’s United Bank.  

While ATC’s curiosity for discovering the state’s most fascinating people and stories remains the same, there are a few new features as well. Actor, singer and puppeteer Matt Roberts joins the series as its new host. Roberts showcases an intriguing Connecticut location in every program, including New Haven’s Savin Rock, Windsor Locks’ New England Air Museum, Cheshire’s Barker Museum and Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic. 

This season, All Things Connecticut includes a new segment called “The Power of Giving” sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation. Each segment tells the story of an individual or organization in the state who understands the value of helping and inspiring others. 

Eric Clemons returns with his popular “Inside Out” segments, featuring interesting and unexpected recreational activities right in our backyard. Clemons introduces viewers to some rocking roller coaster connoisseurs, flies kites with some of the state’s most passionate and skilled kite-fliers, and offers tips on how to keep your running routine on track. 

Ed Wierzbicki’s “Spotlight on the Arts” continues to profile emerging and accomplished performance and visual artists in the state. This season, Wierzbicki interviews jazz saxophonist and West Hartford native Noah Preminger, clay artist Elizabeth MacDonald, master guitar maker Jol Dantzig and more. 

With an eye on the environment, correspondent Christina DeFranco returns with her “Treading Lightly” segments, showcasing individuals working in creative ways to improve, restore and preserve the natural world. In Episode One, DeFranco interviews UConn professor Charlie Yarish who is conducting breakthrough experiments with growing special nitrogen-eating seaweed that may help “clean” Long Island Sound, the East River and other bodies of water.   

For more information about All Things Connecticut, visit www.cptv.org, keywords: All Things Connecticut.

Director/Executive Producer: Jennifer Boyd 
Producer/Editor: Cathy Jackman

About Connecticut Public Television

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming.  CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily.  The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves almost 240,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information.  Its award winning local programming includes Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show and The Faith Middleton Show. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers.  For more information, visit cptv.org.  

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