Tom Rieland Archives For January 2013

WOSU partners with Godman Guild to assist Weinland Park students

Students at Weinland Park Elementary access PBS Kids games on the latest tablet technology as part of an after school project developed by WOSU and Godman Guild.
28, 2013

WOSU is working with the Godman Guild to provide access and training to the latest technology and educational games as part of the after school experience in one of Columbus’ poorest areas.

Downton Abbey Live Chat with Branson!

Chat actor Allen Leech (Tom Branson of Downton Abbey) at 1 pm Monday on
Chat actor Allen Leech (Tom Branson of Downton Abbey) at 1 pm Monday on
January 25, 2013

Join actor Allen Leech (Tom Branson of Downton Abbey) for a online chat on Monday at 1pm on

Columbus Neighborhoods – Coming Soon!

16, 2013

As I mention in the February Airfare coming to you soon if you are a WOSU member — we will be making an announcement in mid-February on the second phase of of our award winning Columbus Neighborhoods project.  We’re very excited! 

Downton Abbey Viewership Exceeds Expectations

WOSU hosted a High Tea and Premiere of the first hour of Downton Abbey season three at the historic Southern Theatre in Columbus to a packed house.
11, 2013

There were over 7.9 million viewers for the premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS stations across the country including WOSU. Good luck, impersonators.  They are lining up at the commercial networks to try to take advantage of the Downton Abbey buzz by doing what they usually do, producing a dumbed down version with commercials every [...]

The Nine Worst Things About Being Over 50

Next Avenue Web logo
Go to for excellent information about living life over 50!
January 10, 2013

Ok, perhaps there is more than nine!  I spied this piece while reviewing our web portal NEXT AVENUE – a new offering by WOSU and an umbrella source of news and information for anyone beyond 50.  So as you read these nine, they begin to sound that those of us over 50 are on a [...]

Downton Abbey Premieres on WOSU TV

Tom Rieland and Marilyn Harris (aka Martha Levinson/Shirley MacLaine) at the popular WOSU High Tea Event at the Westin, which was followed by the premiere of Downton Abbey at the Southern Theatre. Marilyn was one of the four winners of the WOSU costume contest. Check out more of the guests at our Flickr site:
6, 2013

Downton Abbey has a run of seven new episodes for its third season on WOSU TV and PBS over the next several weeks – Sunday nights on Masterpiece at 9 pm.  Even if you haven’t caught on yet to this compelling series, its not too late. It has some fervent supporters and viewers as was [...]

WOSU Radio – New Programming kicks off 2013

Hosts of Radiolab, now heard on 89.7 FM NPR News every Saturday at noon.
4, 2013

The weekend lineup has changed on both 89.7 and Classical 101 for 2013 — you’ll want to check out these new programs: Four New Shows on 89.7 FM: Saturdays Noon – Radiolab – a show about curiosity, where sound illuminates ideas 2 pm – The Moth Radio Hour – the best storytellers in front of [...]