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Baseball Documentary “The Stanley Sandlot: Cow Pies to Cooperstown” Premieres July 18 on Local PBS Stations

Local baseball documentary "The Stanley Sandlot: Cow Pies to Cooperstown" tells the true story of a group of youngsters in 1950s Page County, Va., their sandlot baseball games, and their incredible journey to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It premieres July 18 at 8:30 p.m. on WVPT PBS (Harrisonburg) and August 1 at 9:30 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ PBS (Richmond/Charlottesville).

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WCVE News Honored by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters

At its awards banquet on June 21, 2019, the Virginia Association of Broadcasters recognized WCVE News (88.9 FM) with three awards including:

First Place: Outstanding News Series for “Where We Live,” an ongoing series that looks at housing issues including policy, affordability, homelessness and segregation in the state capital

Second PlaceOutstanding Newscast

Second Place: Outstanding Feature Reporting for the “Virginia Currents” story “Virginia Firefighters Confront Depression, PTSD and Suicide by Protecting Their Own"

Charlottesville PBS Station Offers Free Event Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Join WVPT and WHTJ PBS at Light House Studio/Vinegar Hill Theatre for a special screening of "Chasing the Moon" followed by a panel discussion with distinguished scientists and scholars on July 12 at 7 p.m. Event is free, but registration is required.


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WCVE/WHTJ PBS Wins Regional Emmy® Awards

On Saturday, June 22, at the 61st Emmy® Awards Gala of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Bethesda, Md., WCVE/WHTJ PBS took home three Regional Emmy® awards, while a producing partner took home another.  

Among those honored were the documentary “Charlottesville,” which examines the events leading up to the tragedies of August 11 and 12, 2017; the “Virginia Currents” episode “Survivors Who Empower; Art of the Journey,” which shares two harrowing yet inspiring stories of survivors dedicated to empowering others and discusses the benefits of making art; “Charlottesville Inside-Out” host Terri Allard’s conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate and Charlottesville resident Rita Dove; and “Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation” a documentary by production partner 19RED about the innovative aircraft SR-71 Blackbird, one of which now resides at the Science Museum of Virginia.

WCVE Public Radio Reporters Receive National Recognition from PRNDI

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, at its annual conference in D.C., PRNDI, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, presented nearly 190 awards recognizing excellence in local public media journalism for the year 2018. Among the awardees in Division A (News Staff of 7-15) was Richmond radio station WCVE News (88.9 FM).

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New Season of "Made in Virginia" Premieres June 7

Virginia’s economy boasts a wide array of goods and services. From modern manufacturing to old-world craftsmanship, the state continues to be a leading innovator and producer of manufactured products to customers throughout the world. A sampling of these products, and the processes behind them, are highlighted on the local PBS series “Made in Virginia.” Season 2 premieres Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. on WVPT PBS and Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ PBS. 

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WVPT WHTJ PBS Family Day Coming to Charlottesville June 15

This free community event, sponsored by WVPT and WHTJ PBS, will take place Sat., June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at IX Art Park in Charlottesville. It will include appearances by Curious George and Cubby, the WVPT Bear, hands-on activities offered by over 25 community partners, food trucks, live music, magic, face painting, free children's book, and more.

Registration is recommended.

WCVE/WHTJ PBS Earns Recognition for Regional Emmy® Award Nominations

On May 15, 2019, the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced eight Capital Region Emmy® Award nominations for WCVE/WHTJ PBS and two of its production partners. Among those recognized were the documentaries "Charlottesville," "Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation" (Fuel Creative, Inc.), and "The Hail-Storm: John Dabey in Virginia" (Field Studio); the Virginia Currents segments "Chincoteague Ponies, Pride and Love," "Southern Nightmare - The Story of the Southside Strangler," "Survivors Who Empower; Art of the Journey," and "Virginia Currents: Alzheimer's Awareness;" and the Charlottesville Inside-Out special "A Conversation with Rita Dove."

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the  of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will hold its 61st Emmy® Awards Gala on Saturday, June 22 in Bethesda, Md.