CPTV Focuses on CT with Local Programs Dec. 21
HARTFORD, Conn. – On Sunday, December 21, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is airing an afternoon of programs focused on the Nutmeg State.
Program Air Times
Positively Connecticut™ – 12:30 p.m.
EatingCT – 1 p.m.
UConn Women’s Basketball Caribbean Classic: UConn vs. Florida State – 4:30 p.m.
It all starts at 12:30 p.m. with Positively Connecticut™. In this episode, best-selling author Wally Lamb talks to host Diane Smith about his first new novel in 10 years. Then Diane meets a woman at Mystic Aquarium who talks to the animals – and they talk back. Finally, Diane joins in a holiday extravaganza that rivals the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and becomes a balloon-handler for the day! These stories and more are featured in the December 2008 edition of Positively Connecticut™.
After Smith gives you a look at the people that make Connecticut unique, host Jason Hawkins will give you a taste of Connecticut’s great restaurants on EatingCT. EatingCT is the only television program devoted entirely to the celebration of Connecticut restaurants. In this episode, Hawkins – a Connecticut native himself - visits the northwestern corner of the state to explore the cuisine of Litchfield County where he finds everything from four-star hot spots to crazy pizza joints to classic seafood restaurants. He also visits the town’s history museum and even meets a few celebrities along the way. Then at 4:30 p.m., don’t miss all of the basketball action from Cancun where the UConn Women take on Florida State in the Caribbean Classic.
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 Front and Center with Ray Hardman. 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.