For many Virginians, the arrival of spring signals the start of road-trip season, and the new documentary “Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia” is sure to provide viewers with plenty of travel inspiration and local flare.
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Richmond, Va. - Season 19 of “Virginia Home Grown” premieres March 26 at 8 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ/WVPT PBS, just in time for spring. The hour-long program includes both live, in-studio gardening demonstrations and pre-recorded visits to gardens, farms, and other growing sites throughout Virginia.
Clifford the Big Red Dog bounds into town Sat., March 23 for a screening at The Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville. The free community event, held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Season 12 of “Charlottesville Inside-Out” (CVIO) premieres January 10, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. on WHTJ/WCVE/WVPT PBS. With beloved host Terri Allard, the show will continue to highlight some of the region’s most unique people and places.
There’s good news for local fans of the period drama “Victoria.” A day ahead of the official U.S. television premiere of Season 3, WVPT WHTJ PBS will host a free screening at UVA’s Darden Abbott Center Auditorium, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
The Virginia Foundation for Public Media (VFPM), the governing entity that oversees Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), has named Jayme Swain, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations at PBS, as its first-ever CEO.
Locally-produced, Emmy Award-winning “Virginia Currents” has a new look, feel and host this season. With award-winning local journalist Amy Lacey joining the show as host and reporter, “Virginia Currents” plans to highlight even more regional music, local impact makers and unique destinations in Virginia.
The Community Idea Stations’ new documentary “Charlottesville” explores the events that led to the tragedies of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, and grapples with the difficult question of how such acts could have occurred in modern America.
Filmmaker Mason Mills hopes to teach people that life with dementia shouldn’t mean that life is over in the new documentary “Revolutionizing Dementia Care.” Following on the heels of Community Idea Stations’ nationally-distributed 2016 documentary “Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective,” this new film reveals how people living with dementia can still find ways to live full and meaningful lives.
Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation will be restructured and led by a newly created position, Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Foundation for Public Media. Accordingly, the position of CEO of CPBC, currently held by Curtis Monk, has been eliminated, and senior station staff will report directly to the new VFPM CEO