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Highly anticipated documentary is final segment in Emmy® award-winning series

Contact: Kate Manecke, Special Events Marketing Manager

COLUMBUS, OHIO, JANUARY 4, 2016 — Columbus Neighborhoods, the Emmy award-winning series and community engagement project that has spanned five years and eleven documentaries, returns with the final segment, New Americans, on Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m. on WOSU TV.

Immigrants built Columbus. Germans and Irish laid its bricks, Italians mined its quarries, and Appalachians and Hungarians filled its steel mills and ran the railroads. The Great Migration gave us populations of Chinese and Asians who quietly ran businesses downtown. And now, Columbus welcomes the second largest Somali population in North America along with refugees from Bhutan, Russia, Nigeria and Iraq.

In Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans, we learn how the immigrant experience not only defined the character of Columbus during its foundation and early growth, but how immigrants now are adding to our culture, supporting our economy and reshaping the American dream.

This is the twelfth and final 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 2012 Artistic Excellence Award and has received numerous Emmy Awards.

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