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Governor McAuliffe announces PBS Series will return to Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the PBS Civil War drama series Mercy Street will be returning to Virginia for a second season of filming.


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Mercy Street, filmed in Virginia, premieres Jan. 17 on PBS

Mercy Street will premiere on Jan. 17 at 10 pm on PBS stations nationwide, immediately following Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE.


Bridgewater College meets Downton Abbey in exhibition to start April 17

The hit PBS television series “Downton Abbey” and life in the Edwardian era provide the inspiration for a new exhibition at Bridgewater College titled “BC Goes Downton: Life Here and Across the Pond from 1900-1920.”


Governor McAuliffe announces major television series will film in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that PBS has selected Virginia as the filming location for a new Civil War television series that is a blend of hospital drama and family saga.


After 40 years, the voice of the Marching Virginians is signing off

If you’ve been to a Virginia Tech football game in the last 40 years, you’ve heard Paul A. “Tony” Distler’s distinctive and clear baritone boom over the public address system during the Marching Virginians’ halftime show.


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Everything that went wrong in Ferguson

That the grand jury in Missouri hearing evidence in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown decided not to return an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson was no surprise.


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Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.


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UVA Center for Politics online lessons accompany paperback release of The Kennedy Half Century

Ahead of the 51st anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, the UVA Center for Politics has launched a series of new online classes to accompany the new, expanded paperback edition of Larry Sabato’s The Kennedy Half Century.


Live stream of Monday’s U.S. Senate debate

Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will debate tonight at 7 p.m. EDT. The candidates will meet at the WCVE PBS TV studios in Richmond, VA. The debate is co-produced by WCVE PBS and WTVR CBS 6, and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia.


Bill Nye the Science Guy to speak at W&L

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theater, Lenfest Center for the Arts.


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Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to debut at the Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society announced that Altria Group has agreed to sponsor the VHS’s newest exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.”


EMU videographers cover environmental issue in Wisconsin

Major news media are paying attention to an environmental and political crisis developing in Wisconsin, and EMU professor Paulette Moore and her spring documentary students are in the middle of the news story.


WVPT Public Television opens new Harrisonburg studio location

WVPT Public Television, serving the Shenandoah Valley and Central and Northern Virginia, welcomes visitors to the opening of the new location for its studio and business offices on Thursday, September 11th from noon until 8:30 p.m.


WVPT preps for annual Kids’ Book Festival

The 9th Annual WVPT Kids’ Book Festival comes to The John Paul Jones Arena Sunday, September 28th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Sen. Mark Warner agrees to debates, forums, insists on including third-party candidate

Today the campaign of Sen. Mark Warner announced his acceptance of eight additional joint public forums with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates, to discuss the issues most important to Virginians.


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Recapping a Senate debate that almost literally nobody watched

The Washington Post reported that fewer than 800 people tuned into the PBS live stream of the first and possibly only debate of the 2014 Senate campaign between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.


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Jewelry workshop at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in conjunction with Susan Abeles and Gertraud Hechl of Bonhams Auction House will conduct a hands-on jewelry workshop at the Wilson Library and Research Center in Staunton.


Short Film Showcase at WTA’s Gateway

The Waynesboro Cultural Commission will present ten of the best entries in its 2013 and 2014 Short Film Competition at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro on Sunday June 22.


WVPT Festival of Family Fun set for June 7

WVPT, the PBS station that serves the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, announced that the Festival of Family Fun will be at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


WVPT to send lucky Downton Abbey fans to London, Cancun

In celebration of the season four kick-off of Downton Abbey, the most-watched drama series in the history of PBS, WVPT presents its Travel Sweepstakes, featuring a grand prize trip to London and tour of Highclere Castle, the set of Downton Abbey, as well as a second prize trip to Cancun, Mexico.


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The Greenbrier announces series of special interest weekends

This January, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its Discovery Series, a collection of eight weekend events with themes ranging from interior design to the culinary arts, blues music to craft beer brewing, and from antiques to wellness.


Lecture on Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro set for Thursday

Rosemary Thornton, a nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday.


Lecture: Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro

Nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, Rosemary Thornton will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday, Oct. 17.


WVPT celebrates first-time network broadcast female co-anchors

WVPT, the PBS station that serves the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, is pleased to share that PBS NewsHour will be the first network broadcast in history to welcome two female co-anchors in September.


WVPT welcomes back Spring Online Auction

WVPT’s Spring Auction is back! Featuring hundreds of donated items, the online auction—to benefit WVPT Public Television—will be held May 2-14.


WVPT raises money with Surf on the Turf

Join WVPT Public Television at the Foxfield Race Track on April 13 for Surf on the Turf: an evening of beach-inspired fun! From 6:30 to 11 pm, enjoy live music by the Embers, a shag dance lesson with Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio, an open bar, and dinner from The Local restaurant.


JMU professor/filmmaker brings documentary to national PBS audience

Emmy-award winning writer/director and James Madison University professor Thomas O’Connor’s latest film, Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene, is set for its North American premiere on Friday, March 29, at 10:30 pm on WVPT and PBS stations across the country. The film captures the enigmatic life of British author Graham Greene. British actor Sir Derek Jacobi is the film’s narrator. Actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) provides the voice of the author.