New Episodes of CPTV’s Magazine-Style Series, All Things Connecticut, Return in February

Release Date: 01/25/2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lee Newton

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New Episodes of CPTV’s Magazine-Style Series,

All Things Connecticut, Return in February

Thursdays at 8 p.m. beginning February 16 on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV);

Encore broadcasts on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. (January 25, 2012) – Ever seen Studio 54’s disco ball? Or meet the guitar maker to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones? Do you wonder about the sustainability of Connecticut’s oysters? Find out about these topics and more in the new February episodes of All Things Connecticut.

New episodes of CPTV’s magazine series return next month—continuing the third season which began in the fall. Tune in for All Things Connecticut on Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. beginning February 16 on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV).

On Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m., All Things Connecticut travels to Middletown, Connecticut to visit Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store, where host Matt Roberts takes a look at unique and unusual pieces including the world’s largest Jack in the Box, Studio 54’s disco ball and a 64-ton whale jawbone! With memorabilia of all kinds from the past half century, Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store is a great family destination. In addition, Eric Clemons goes ice skating in Hartford’s historic Bushnell Park for his “Inside Out” segment. Ed Wierzbicki’s “Spotlight on the Arts” segment features an interview with master guitar maker Joel Danzig who has created custom electric guitars for hundreds of major recording artists, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, the Police and more. Also, Christina DeFranco reveals the new efforts being made to make Connecticut’s oyster population more sustainable in her “Treading Lightly” segment. And “The Power of Giving” segment, sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation, visits the Good News Garage, which fixes up donated cars for needy families.

On Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m., All Things Connecticut explores the world of hackers. Certainly hackers have gotten a bad rap in the past decades, but a local group named CT Hackerspace is trying to change that by creating a unique location in Watertown where anyone interested in technology can collaborate on physical and conceptual projects, from air cannons to 3D printers. Host Matt Roberts shows viewers some of the cool toys the techies at CT Hackerspace are working on. Plus, Eric Clemons introduces viewers to the sport of modern fencing in “Inside Out.” Ed Wierzbicki meets one of the world’s premiere fantasy and science fiction artists, Michael Whelan in “Spotlight on the Arts.” Whelan has created more than 350 book and album covers for artists and authors like Isaac Asimov, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen King, Meat Loaf and the Jacksons. In “Treading Lightly,” Christina DeFranco meets two women who got fed up by the chemicals in salons and decided to start their own all-natural hair salon using only natural and organic products, many based on Mayan therapies. And “The Power of Giving” segment highlights CRIS Radio for the Blind in Windsor, a one-of-a-kind program that supplies recorded books, magazines and more for the blind to enjoy, with no shortage of volunteers ready to record material.

 All Things Connecticut is made possible with support from People’s United Bank. Newman’s Own Foundation is the sponsor of this season’s newest All Things Connecticut segment, The Power of Giving.

 For more information about All Things Connecticut, visit cptv.org, keywords: All Things Connecticut.

Director/Executive Producer: Jennifer Boyd

Producer/Editor: Cathy Jackman

 About Connecticut Public Television

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