Monday, February 16, 2009

Sign Petition to Save East Tennessee's The Heartland Series

It is critical that this region's history be portrayed accurately. Please sign the petition! JC

Published by Philip Parker on Feb 13, 2009
Category: Television
Region: United States of America
Target: East Tennessee and the surrounding area
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On February 12, 2009, WBIR TV in Knoxville, Tennessee announced it will stop production of "The Heartland Series" in September. "The Heartland Series" is a long running show that highlights the history, and lore of East Tennessee and it's surrounding states and regions. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that after more than a quarter century, WBIR will stop production of The Heartland Series. The series highlights local color and reenacts local historical moments. Per the article, the show has been a ratings booster for WBIR for quite some time, sometimes garnering as much as a 7.0 plus rating! Host Bill Landry and videographer Doug Mills will be with the show through it's conclusion and per WBIR, will then "look for the next step in their careers."

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