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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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NEW YORK (AP) -- The actress who played the secretary to Frank Underwood in "House of Cards" has died. Elizabeth Norment was 61 -- and Netflix has confirmed that she passed away. The online video streaming service didn't provide details like when and how she died. But the show's co-creator Beau Willimon describes her as "a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all." Norment was the aide to the ethically challenged, politically driven character played by Kevin Spacey in the hit series. She appeared as a guest star in a number of other TV shows, including "ER," "Doogie Howser, MD," "Party of Five" and "Law & Order." Her movie credits include work in "The Woman in Red" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."
Sound of the theme music from the "House of Cards."
NEW YORK (AP) -- Like many of the show's viewers, Monica Potter says she isn't ready to give up "Parenthood." She says she has been lobbying the show's creator to find another outlet for the NBC series, now in its final season. Even though she has suggested the show find a home on Netflix or Hulu, Potter says she realizes that's unlikely. Some cast members cut their salaries to help the show meet its budget for this season and even a move to an online site would mean the cast gets paid. Potter says she loves working with the cast because they're like family. As she says she'd prefer that the show end while people still enjoy it -- instead of having the audience wonder why the show lingered on too long.
Actress Monica Potter says she's suggested possible outlets for "Parenthood," but thinks the NBC show is reaching the end of the line.
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Actress Monica Potter says there are many things she feels points to this season being the last one for "Parenthood."
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Actress Monica Potter says fans of "Parenthood" have made it clear they want the show to continue.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A psychologist who stars on the TV reality show "Hoarders" is stepping up for a man accused of killing an animal control officer. Robin Zasio testified for the defense in the case in which 67-year-old Joseph Corey who is charged in the shooting death of Roy Marcum in November of 2012. Marcum had come to Corey's home to remove animals from the property. During testimony yesterday, Zasio said Corey suffered from hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone who tried to take away his animals. Corey faces a first-degree murder charge. But his defense attorney argues his client was so impaired by hoarding disorder, he was incapable of planning the shooting.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Most people know Halloween is this week. But did you know it's also National Bat Week? To mark the occasion, Ben Affleck is taking steps to help check a disease that has been killing bats. He and Amy Adams are doing a video for the Organization for Bat Conservation to raise awareness of white nose syndrome -- a fungal disease that is wiping out huge chunks of the bat population in the U.S. Affleck stars as Batman in the upcoming movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and Adams plays Lois Lane. Materials from the movie's sets will be used to build bat houses.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Swift wrote a 400-page book about her life and friends -- and that was when she was a teenager. She says she isn't ruling out taking another stab at writing down the road. Swift was in New York City for an event that saw her share her passion for reading with a group of school kids. Those who saw her in person were joined by 100 youngsters who experienced it on Skype.
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