Mr. Kennedy Comes to Connecticut – Monday, August 16 at 11 p.m.
Connecticut River: Journey Through Time - Monday, August 23 at 10 p.m.
You’re on the Air: The History of Connecticut Television - Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m.
East of the River - Monday, August 30 at 10 p.m.
Join the celebration as Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) honors Connecticut’s 375th birthday with special encore presentations of CPTV’s most popular award-winning local historic documentaries.
Throughout the month of August, CPTV will be airing documentaries that highlight some of Connecticut’s most memorable people, places, and events. These films range from Mr. Kennedy Comes to Connecticut – about President Kennedy’s campaign stop in Waterbury days before the 1960 election – to Connecticut River: Journey Through Time, an in-depth look at the Connecticut River’s role in shaping New England’s history, from the Native Americans to European pioneers.
CPTV presents this special programming as part of Connecticut’s yearlong celebration, which was kicked off on February 17, 2010, when Governor M. Jodi Rell led a procession from the State Capitol to the State Library.
“This celebration is for everyone – for the young and old, for those with deep roots and those who have just recently called Connecticut home,” Governor Rell said. “It is a great state to live, work, and raise a family. Over the course of 2010, we will honor Connecticut – its founders and future.”
Funding for Connecticut’s 375th Anniversary Programming Celebration on CPTV is provided by the Presenting Sponsor, Travelers.
For more information on Connecticut’s 375th anniversary celebration, visit CT375.com.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN/www.cpbn.org). 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 also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.