Documentary is next segment in Emmy® award-winning series

Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director 614.247.2675, meredith.hart@wosu.org

COLUMBUS, OHIO, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 – ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’, the Emmy award-winning documentary series and community engagement project, returns with the premiere of ‘Bexley’ on Sunday, February 15 at 8 p.m. on WOSU TV.

Learn about life in the largest Jewish neighborhood in Central Ohio, a grassroots effort to save the historic Drexel Theatre, Bexley’s commitment to schools, and explore the natural beauty of the only municipality to be designated an arboretum.

Viewers can also get a unique perspective on the making of the documentary by joining a live chat online at http://wosu.pm/1zUou2l the night after the premiere at 8 p.m. with producers Brent Davis and George Levert. It will be an opportunity to see ‘Columbus Neighborhoods: Bexley’ again, and explore the research, interviews, and months of production that go into creating a compelling hour of local history. Says Davis: “I think many people in Columbus will be surprised to learn that the image they have of Bexley doesn’t accurately reflect this small town that’s in the midst of a big city.”

More behind-the-scenes details are also available at columbusneighborhoods.org including web exclusives, a producer’s blog and segments not seen in the show.

This is the tenth television documentary to air as part of WOSU Public Media’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’, a project originally developed to celebrate the city’s bicentennial with a focus on the rich cultural past of Columbus’ historic neighborhoods. The series was honored with the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artistic Excellence Award and has received numerous Emmy Awards.

In addition to Bexley, the next neighborhood to be featured is Tri-Village (Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff and Grandview Heights) which will have its broadcast premiere in May, and ‘New Americans’, which will look at Columbus’ growing immigrant population.

Major project support for ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ is provided by State Auto Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, and the AEP Foundation.

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