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Downton Abbey Crosses the Pond Early for Season 5 Preview Celebration at Altria Theater

Two days ahead of the official U.S. television premiere of Downton Abbey, The Community Idea Stations will host a free preview of the show’s highly anticipated fifth season --Friday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the newly-renovated Altria Theater. The sneak peak of the first hour of the Season Premiere is open to the public and features the first part of the two-hour television premiere airing on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS on Sunday, January 4 at 9:00 p.m.

Dissecting Science with NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce

NPR Science Correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce will be at the studios of 88.9 WCVE Richmond Public Radio on Wednesday, November 12th to give an informal talk on Dissecting Science Through the Lens of NPR Science Reporting.  Presented by the Community Idea Stations’ Science Matters initiative.  Nell Greenfieldboyce has been covering important science topics at NPR for the past 9 years.

The People’s Debate: State-wide Broadcast on October 13

Senator Mark Warner will debate challenger Ed Gillespie during a state-wide television broadcast, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The debate will be held at the WCVE PBS TV studios in Richmond.

Moderator: Mr. Bill Fitzgerald, WTVR CBS-6 News Anchor.

Panelists: Ms. Cheryl Miller, WTVR CBS-6 News Anchor; Mr. Craig Carper, 88.9 WCVE Richmond Public Radio; Ms. Kristin Goss, President, League of Women Voters of Virginia; and Mr. Bob Blancato, AARP Virginia State President.

PBS Named America’s Most Trusted Institution for 11th Consecutive Year

PBS and its member stations were again named #1 in trust among nationally known institutions, and called an “excellent” use of tax dollars by the American public in a national poll for the 11th year in a row.  This same survey found that the American public considers PBS KIDS the most educational TV/media brand, the safest place for children to watch television, the safest online media destination, as well as the top provider of content that helps children learn reading, math and essential skills.

Virginia Currents Comes to WCVE Radio

Virginia Currents is a new weekly radio show airing on 88.9 FM WCVE Thursdays at 8:35 a.m. during NPR’s Morning Edition and 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered. Inspired by WCVE PBS’ award-winning Virginia Currents public television series, each three-and-a-half-minute episode will be independently produced with original interviews, field recordings and ambient sound to create stories specifically tailored for the medium of radio.