Highly anticipated documentary is next segment in Emmy® award-winning series
Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director
COLUMBUS, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 – Columbus Neighborhoods, the Emmy award-winning documentary series and community engagement project, returns with the premiere of Worthington on Sunday, October 5 at 8 p.m. on WOSU TV.
A library, a church, and a school. Those three institutions were created in Worthington long before any of the founding fathers from New England stepped foot in Ohio. And through pioneer hardships, economic depressions and world wars, the citizens of Worthington have held fast to the principles of fellowship and lifelong learning. It’s a story of determination in this picture-postcard town.
For a sneak peek at Columbus Neighborhoods: Worthington, please go to: wosu.pm/CNWorthingtonPreview. 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.
Viewers can also get a first-hand perspective on the making of the documentary after the premiere by joining a live chat online at wosu.pm/worthingtonchat at 9 p.m. with Executive Producer, Cindy Gaillard. It will be a chance to see Columbus Neighborhoods: Worthington again, and explore the research, interviews, and months of production that go into creating a captivating hour of local history.
For Gaillard, development of the documentary was met with invaluable support from the city of Worthington: “We were not only welcomed with open arms when our cameras started to roll, we were literally given unprecedented access to their archives and historic buildings.”
This is the ninth 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.
In addition to Worthington, the next three neighborhoods to be featured are Bexley, Tri-Village (Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff and Grandview Heights), 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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