RICHMOND – September 18, 2015 – 1968 was a year of profound political upheaval in the United States. Assassinations, racial unrest, riots and a continuing war in Vietnam put the nation on edge and produced an historic three-way presidential election. Directed by Paul Tait Roberts, BALL OF CONFUSION: THE 1968 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION explores how these events shook the social and political foundations of America in ways that continue to resonate today.
Community Idea Stations Pressroom
RICHMOND, VA, September 10, 2015 – In honor of Virginia Currents' 25th Anniversary, the Community Idea Stations is hosting a photo contest from October to April, encouraging community members to share their own “Virginia Stories.” Each month a Featured Artist will announce a theme and share an example photo and 250-character story on the contest website.
WCVE Richmond Public Radio has announced that political reporter Craig Carper will be its new News Director. Craig has served as 88.9 WCVE’s Capitol Correspondent since 2009, during which he filed reports for daily newscasts, created in-depth feature stories during General Assembly sessions and at other times, and produced full-length forum programs that addressed political issues and community interests. Carper was also the host of the Capitol Events television news series broadcast during the General Assembly on WCVE PBS.
Carreras Jewelers is hosting a jewelry appraisal event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18, 2015. All proceeds benefit the Community Idea Stations. The Richmond-based store, located at 121 Libbie Avenue, will verbally appraise up to 3 items of jewelry for a donation of $35. This is the fifth time Carreras has held the annual event. For more information, call the store at 804-282-7018.
The Community Idea Stations (WCVE PBS, WHTJ PBS) has announced the local winners of the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The first place winners in grades K-3 will advance to the national level of the contest. Twelve winners were chosen for first place, second place, and third place recognitions for each grade level. Click on the Press Release below for more information.
RICHMOND, VA, March 31, 2015 - Eleven regional finalists from across Virginia competed in the Poetry Out Loud state championship on March 13. The Community Idea Stations, in partnership with Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginia Education Association, recorded the competition for broadcast.
Produced by WNET Thirteen, the six new films tell the stories behind Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
Like the first series, the second installment of Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, and Christopher Plummer. (Press Image Gallery)
Since 1976, the Community Idea Stations has been reporting news from the Virginia General Assembly and that tradition continues today on 88.9 WCVE Richmond as the legislature comes back to session. Daily anchored reports also begin on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS beginning Friday (1/16). All audio and video segments will now also be available online at ideastations.org/news and through social media.
Terri Allard returns with the premiere of the 8th season of Charlottesville Inside-Out, airing January 15 at 8:30 p.m. on WHTJ PBS and WCVE PBS. Terri continues to shine a spotlight on the places and faces of the Charlottesville area with 12 all new programs. Season 8 begins with a conversation with a veteran feature writer for Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper. Then CVIO visits with an artist who is a master glassblower.
The Seven-Part Broadcast Ranks Among Burns’s Highest-Rated Films
Premiere Episode Sees Average Audience of 11.7 Million