It’s the Kind of “Clutter” We Love on This Week’s Edition of CPTV’s All Things Connecticut

Release Date: 04/27/2010

Premieres Thursday, May 6 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); Encore Broadcast on Saturday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12 at 5 p.m.

All Things Connecticut (ATC) – CPTV’s weekly “tour de force” magazine-style series – invites viewers to see the Nutmeg State in ways they never imagined. The theme of this week’s episode is “Clutter,” but the best possible kind. Host Jason Hawkins and the ATC correspondents have put together an episode as diverse and interesting as the people and places of the state itself.The new episode premieres Thursday, May 6 at 8 p.m. on CPTV (with an encore broadcast on Saturday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12 at 5 p.m.)
 
Host Jason Hawkins hosts the show from the University Archives in Westport, which sells historical documents, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of famous people. In addition, Ed Wierzbicki’s “Spotlight on the Arts” segment highlights Kevin Van Aelst, a photographer who takes the things we use every day and transforms them into witty art. Christina DeFranco in the “Treading Lightly” segment meets Jay Whelan, who shows her how working up a sweat on a spin bike can be converted into green energy. In the “Positively Connecticut” segment, Diane Smith takes a stroll through Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill Cemetery, the final resting place of Katharine Hepburn and other luminaries. Then go on a “Treasure Hunt” with Brian Scott-Smith as he profiles a Connecticut resident who has collected an interesting piece of art with a fascinating story behind it. Travel to another mystery location with host Jason Hawkins as the series asks: “Where’s Jason?” And finally, “Capturing Connecticut” takes a trip inside the sights and sounds of “Jazz in the Park.”
 
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’sWhere’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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