CPTV's ALL THINGS CONNECTICUT Explores "Obsessions" In This Week's Episode

Release Date: 03/24/2010

Airs Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); Encore broadcast on Saturday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

 
All Things Connecticut (ATC) returns this spring with an all-new season of shows featuring interesting people and places in the state. CPTV’s weekly “tour de force” magazine-style series will have viewers seeing the Nutmeg state in ways they never imagined. The series highlights segments on the latest technology, offers insights into some of Connecticut’s best food joints, and introduces some local characters that are living out their dreams. In addition, the new “Treasure Hunt” segment will have viewers wondering what values are lurking in their basements. The second episode airs Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), with an encore broadcast on Saturday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.
 
The theme of the second episode of All Things Connecticut is “Obsessions.” The ATC team interviews various people and groups about their passions. Jason Hawkins hosts the show from the Vintage Radio and Communication Museum in Windsor. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of old-time communications equipment and to educating the public about this wonderful history. Christina DeFranco in the “Treading Lightly” segment interviews Connecticut resident Bob Rice, who has an obsession with “all things” electric. He’s worked on finding ways to convert cars from gas guzzlers to clean, electric machines. In the “Inside Out” segment, Eric Clemons uncovers the passionate sport of roller derby and how the Connecticut RollerGirls have brought it back to popularity in the state. In the “Positively Connecticut” segment, Diane Smith profiles Connecticut’s first official state troubadour, Tom Callinan. He’s a man who loves history, music and the state of Connecticut. Then in the “Where’s Jason?” segment, viewers will have the opportunity to guess where Hawkins is visiting this week. Finally, go on a “Treasure Hunt” with Brian Scott-Smith as he profiles Christie Benet, a Connecticut resident who has started collecting interesting art with a history.
 
All Things Connecticut is made possible with support from People’s United Bank and Thomas Hooker Brewing Company’s new Munich-Style Lager. All Things Connecticut’s Where's Jason?segment is made possible by Thomas Hooker Brewing Company’s new Munich-Style Lager.
 
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 over 200,000 listeners weekly 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 hosted by John Dankosky. 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. 
 
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