Now more than ever, public media is essential. Donate Now.

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

Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director

ep_trivillage_RGBv3-150x92COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 5, 2015 – Columbus Neighborhoods, the Emmy award-winning documentary series and community
engagement project, returns with the premiere of Tri-Village on Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on WOSU TV.

The Tri-Village area encompasses Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff and Upper Arlington. While each was first settled by its residents to get away from downtown Columbus, all remained desirable for their convenient proximity to the city. There was the possibility of making new, stylish communities, while staying close to the toils of industry and enjoying the escapes of country clubs.

Although connected through history, Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff and Upper Arlington have evolved into three unique communities, a tribute to the legacies of those leaders and dreamers who collectively made Tri-Village what it is today.

For a sneak peek at Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village, view the video below.

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

Viewers can also get a first-hand perspective on the making of the documentary by joining a live chat online the night after the premiere at with producer Diana Bergemann and local historians Sara Klein and Pat Mooney. It will be a chance to see Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village again, and explore the research, interviews, and months of production that go into creating a compelling hour of local history.

This is the eleventh 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.

After Tri-Village, the last segment to be featured in this second phase of production will be New Americans. Premiering in the fall of 2015, this documentary 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.

WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services.