CPTV's All Things Connecticut Latest Episode Explores Technology & How It's Changing The Way We Live

Release Date: 03/31/2010

Premieres Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV);

Encore broadcast Saturday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.
 
All Things Connecticut (ATC) is CPTV’s weekly “tour de force” magazine-style series that shows viewers the Nutmeg state in ways they never imagined. The series features 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 has viewers wondering what values are lurking in their basements. The next episode premieres Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. on CPTV (with an encore broadcast on Saturday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.)
 
In this episode of All Things Connecticut the theme is “Technology – Changing the Way We Live.” The ATC team interviews various people, and groups about technology and how it has changed our world. Jason Hawkins hosts the show from the impressive Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Center offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. This week Diane Smith, in her segment “Positively Connecticut,” meets the real brains behind the company Left Brain Games; a company that creates educational games for children. Follow Ed Wierzbicki in his segment “Spotlight on the Arts.” Wierzbicki interviews two men that were commissioned to write a piece for the opening of The New Britain Museum of American Art. They tie technology and music together in ways that have never been done before. Christina DeFranco in “Treading Lightly” interviews Connecticut resident Jay Whelan about his program, Go Green Fitness. On “Inside Out” follow Eric Clemons as he discovers how a sports simulator golf machine can do more than improve your golf game. Host Jason Hawkins travels to another mystery location in his “Where’s Jason?” segment. “Finally in “Capturing Connecticut” check out a low tech way to relax in our high tech world.
 
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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