We are ready for a Downton Abbey-inspired evening…are YOU?
WCTE Annual Dinner: March 10
Come celebrate with us! It’s the end of Downton Abbey, the beginning of other wonderful Masterpiece programs, and an exciting time for WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS! Join us on March 10 at Cookeville’s Leslie Town Centre for a lovely evening you won’t soon forget.
Along with food, fun, and refinement, attendees can expect a special view into the world of renowned PBS programming with keynote speaker John Bredar, VP of National Programming at WGBH Boston. Bredar oversees highly acclaimed prime-time series produced in Boston and seen nationally on PBS, including American Experience, Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece, and Antiques Roadshow. He also supervises Studio Six, WGBH’s in-house production studio. Before working for PBS, Bredar was senior executive producer for the National Geographic Specials and produced over 150 National Geographic programs. He is sure to share some special insight for anyone interested in educational television!
We invite you to dress in your best Downton Abbey-inspired attire for a delightful evening with WCTE!
Info and tickets:
|Show Your Love for WCTE:
Membership Drive March 5-20
~LIVE from WCTE studios
March 14 & 17~
Watch WCTE’s Live Pledge Night on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for a special episode of Bluegrass Underground, along with our in-studio guests Todd Mayo, producer and director of BGU, musician Becky Buller, and Ben Newman, Vice Mayor of McMinnville. With your pledge of $300 or more, WCTE will offer you the ultimate BGU experience, including tickets to see Becky Buller in the cave on April 16th. Additionally, BGU will be offering two tickets to a PBS taping of Bluegrass Underground this Spring!
During Live Pledge on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m., ‘Hippie Jack’ Stoddart, director and producer of the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s TV series, will be live in our studios to take you behind the scenes of this great Americana music program. ‘Hippie’ will be accompanied in our studio by Heather Call, board member of the Council of Americana Roots Music (COARM), and musician Jay Clark. Be prepared to be entertained! When you pledge your support of $300 or more to WCTE that night, you’ll receive the ultimate JAHJ Experience package, including tickets to see Clark during an Outlaw Gospel Music Sanctuary show and a farm-to-table dinner on the Hippie farm on April 16.
WCTE counts on your support to continue to broadcast wonderful local programs like these. Watch throughout the month for these and other quality series, as well as chances to get great thank-you gifts when you commit your support to WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS! Visit wcte.org for more information about live pledge and the Ultimate Bluegrass Underground and Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Experience packages.
‘Hippie Jack’ Stoddart
Bluegrass Underground show at Cumberland Caverns
~Other great Membership Drive programs~
BAFTA Celebrates Downton Abbey 3/6 7:00 pm
Ken Burns Civil War 3/8 8:30 pm
The Carpenters: Close to You 3/9 7:00 pm
Loretta Lynn American Masters: 3/10 @ 7:00 pm
Tribute to Downton Abbey 3/10 9:30 pm
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills 3/12 3:30 pm
Favorite Love Songs (My Music) 3/12 6:30 pm
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circling Back 3/14 8:30 pm
WCTE Original Programming in March!
**Discover the Upper Cumberland**: New episode premieres March 24 @ 7 p.m.
**One on One w/Becky Magura**: March guest is A.C. Clark of Cookeville, a WWII veteran and former Commissioner of Agriculture. Airs March 24 @ 8:30 p.m., March 27 @ 6:30 p.m., and March 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
**WCTE Academic Bowl**: Premieres March 28 @ 11 a.m., with new episodes each following weekday at 11 a.m. (encore airing at 4:30 p.m. each day)
**Growing Education: Getting Back On Track**: Seventh episode in WCTE’s original American Graduate documentary series premieres March 31 @ 7 p.m.
**Crafted in Tennessee web series**: watch online now!
View our online schedule here.
Thanks to these special sponsors!
Visit our office lobby for
local art in March!
~229 E. Broad St.~
We’re excited to host two great local artists in our lobby this month! Collage by Wayne Hogan of Cookeville and sculpture by Louis & Christine Colombarini are on display.
Hogan describes his work as “the result of a spirited imagination more than slightly off center.” The Colombarinis state that, “Although a life-long romance with clay is the basis of our artwork, we find a foundation of ideas from a fascination with Greek, Roman, and pre-Colombian art history. From those concepts, we try to incorporate themes of mystical imagery, curious symbols, and lyrical patterns.”
Our lobby is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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