Greenville makes Public Television debut

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 30, 2002

The city of Greenville will be featured in an Alabama Public Television special program, &uot;A Week in the Life of Greenville,&uot; set to air December 4 at 8 p.m. The program is one of a series that will portray towns throughout Alabama.

Nancy Idland, Greenville Main Street’s director, headed up the project for Greenville. She says the program will last 30 minutes and provide a look at our town through the eyes of its citizens.

&uot;APT will be taking on every Main Street in the state of Alabama (there are 12) and doing the same type of story on those communities,&uot; Idland said. &uot;They will air the series throughout the coming year.

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Joining Greenville in the first airing are Winfield and Alexander City.

&uot;We had good participation for the project,&uot; Idland said. &uot;Greenville will be proud of what we came up with, I think.&uot;

The participants who videotaped and/or gathered materials for the program are Nancy Idland, Randy Grayson, Terry Wilhite, Tom Braxton, Mac Russell, Molly Utley, Lana Kerschner, Emily Crawford, Mary Ann Hamilton, Perry Hamilton, John Salter, Jeddo Bell, Jo Whiteman, Alvin Briggs, Angie Long and Anthony Barganier.

&uot;We submitted video of church life, civic life, sporting events, recreational activities such as Cambrian Ridge and historic homes.&uot;

Idland said that the group gathered the footage for APT. The production team at the network was responsible for putting it together to make the program.

Idland said she got involved because the project was being worked through the Main Street program.

The program will be available on videotape for sale during the airing. Idland said she will be at the APT studio answering phones in a telethon-type situation, taking orders for the tapes. Information on the price of the videotapes was not available at press time.

It is definitely a positive thing for us,&uot; Idland said. &uot;We are proud of Greenville and wanted to present our town as accurately as possible. It’s something everyone should watch.&uot;

Idland said she also felt that this would be a great thing for people to share with friends and relatives outside of Greenville.

&uot;It’s also going to be a great marketing tool for us to present to people or businesses that may be considering moving into our area,&uot; she said. &uot;This program is a look at Greenville in our daily walks of life.&uot;

To obtain information about additional airings of the show, call Idland at 382-3041.