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WTCI-PBS Debuts 22nd Season of Southern Accents
WTCI, the Tennessee Valley’s PBS station, will debut the 22nd season of Southern Accents on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 PM. In this week’s premiere episode Karen and her audience will tour the Woodford Reserve in Versailles, Kentucky, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia and will explore the art of glass blowing at Ignis Glass Studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tune in every Thursday night for another adventure with host, Karen Elliott. Next week her audience will enjoy an up-close and in-depth tour of the American Queen, one of the most majestic steamboats in America. Soak in the sounds, spirits and sensations of traveling the riverways on this historic craft. Other future episodes include the Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia, SAW’S Barbeque in Birmingham, Alabama and the Fryemont Inn in Bryson City, North Carolina.
Southern Accents, an Emmy-nominated program, currently airs on the Tennessee Channel and has aired statewide in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and New Jersey, as well as in other cities throughout the country. It is one of the most popular programs on WTCI-PBS and is the longest running locally produced show at the station. Featuring interesting places to visit and fun things to do throughout the South, this engaging program introduces people from around the world to the sights, sounds and flavors of the South.
Previous episodes can be enjoyed online at www.wtcitv.org/southernaccents and this season host Karen Elliott will take her audience to more fascinating Southern sites.
Karen Elliott has hosted this engaging show for sixteen years and says, "I'm very excited about this season because we'll take our viewers to five southern states offering options for food, lodging and tours no matter the budget from luxurious inns to lip smacking barbecue."
Viewers from all over tune in each Thursday to join Karen on her adventures through the roads, rivers and restaurants of the South, exploring the culture and community that give Southern hospitality its name. Encore presentations of Southern Accents can be seen on Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sundays at 1:30 PM on WTCI-PBS.
"Southern Accents is a perfect reflection of the spirit of PBS programming, introducing an audience to a world beyond their experience at home, online and on-air," said Paul Grove, President & CEO of WTCI-PBS.
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HILARY SWANK: DEATH BECOMES HER?
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Hilary Swank says even her own mom wonders why it seems she never lives long enough in the movies to see the credits roll. The actress has starred in a number of films in which her character -- or someone close to her -- dies. Swank says it isn't like she asks her people to go out and find scripts in which she ends up dead. But she says she does ask her people to point her to roles in which there are stories about women who can show the world "real, meaty, courageous, brave snippets of life." Her latest movie is "You're Not You" -- in which she plays a former pianist suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Not trying to spoil anything -- but Swank says it she doesn't think it gives anything away to tell you that her character doesn't survive this one, either.
Hilary Swank says it's not like she goes looking for roles with people who end up dead.
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Hilary Swank says she's aware that death is often an element in her movies.
HALLE BERRY'S BRAS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Want to get your hands on some of Halle Berry's lingerie? You now have a chance -- now that she's reviving a line of underwear that has its origins in France. Berry is launching a collection of 10 bras and panties that will be sold at Target. They are born from the Scandale line -- which was started in 1932. Berry is an owner of the line -- and helps in the design of the lingerie. She notes women usually buy lingerie for themselves -- and if they find something they feel good in, it makes them "feel sexy and feminine and empowered." She says as a result, "their partners also reap the benefits." She spoke about the line while showing off a bra in her product line -- one that retails for under $20.
CLAIRE COFFEE: SETTLING IN
NEW YORK (AP) -- Claire Coffee has been married almost a year. But she says it's only now that she's starting to settle into the relationship. That's because her husband, Chris Thile, is in the band The Punch Brothers and is "on the road most of the time." The star of NBC's "Grimm" says the couple has now relocated to Portland, Oregon -- where the show is shot. And Coffee says, that means they'll have more time to spend together, even though her hubby is still an active part of the group. While she may not see much of her husband, Coffee says she gets to see lots of fans of Grimm in Portland. She says fans keep showing up -- even though producers don't go telling people when and where they will shoot. The first episode of season four of Grimm airs tonight on NBC.
Claire Coffee says Portland, Oregon isn't the easiest place to have a long-distance relationship.
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Claire Coffee says fans of "Grimm" seem to have no problem tracking down where the crew is shooting on any given day.
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Claire Coffee says she thinks fans have inside information on how to find where "Grimm" is taping.
NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Roosevelts" are a ratings hit. The Ken Burns series has given PBS its biggest audience in two decades. That makes it Burns' third most popular film -- after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery." PBS says the series on the Roosevelts had an average audience of 9.2 million viewers. The saga of Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt featured seven two-hour episodes that aired last month.
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