CPTV4U to Air New Documentary, "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"
Show premieres Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m., with a repeat airing Tuesday, July 8 at noon
CPTV4U, the 24/7 over-the-air and cable channel of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), is pleased to announce that it will air the new documentary Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America. The program will premiere on CPTV4U on Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m., with a repeat airing Tuesday, July 8 at noon.
The film offers viewers a glimpse into the life of the most successful landscape architect to have ever lived. From co-designing Central Park to leading the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, Frederick Law Olmsted, a Connecticut native, made public parks and preservation an essential part of American life during the 19th century.
With gorgeous cinematography, creative animation and compelling commentary, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America presents the biography of a man who forever changed America’s relationship with public open spaces.
In addition to the airing on CPTV4U, an advance screening of the film will take place on Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the University of Connecticut, Torrington campus. This screening will feature Lawrence Hott, director of the film, as a guest speaker. Hott is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has produced films for PBS for over 35 years. The screening, presented by the Torrington Historical Society, will include an optional wine and cheese reception and a follow-up Q&A with Hott. Seating is limited. For tickets and additional information, call the Torrington Historical Society at (860) 482-8260.
CPTV4U is a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more, and is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). CPBN also includes CPTV, a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming, and WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. 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 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, visit CPTV.org.