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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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"HERCULES" - DWAYNE JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwayne Johnson remembers the first time he ever encountered the idea of Hercules. He was five years old and he saw a poster of Steve Reeves as Hercules breaking chains from pillars. Johnson says at the time, he didn't know anything about the myth of Hercules. He just thought it was a cool picture. Now it's his turn to bring the myth to life. Johnson plays a modern version in "Hercules," which opens today.
Dwayne Johnson says he never thought Hercules should be a young man.
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Dwayne Johnson says he remembers his first exposure to Hercules.
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Dwayne Johnson says Hercules is the first superhero.
HERCULES APPEARS AT COMIC-CON
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- "Hercules" has muscled-in on Comic-Con. Hercules star Dwayne Johnson made a surprise appearance at the pop culture convention yesterday. He high-fived fans -- and invited them all to special screenings of the new movie. Johnson says he booked three San Diego theaters for the screenings. Johnson isn't the only star to drop by Comic-Con's opening day in San Diego. Actors Jeff Bridges, John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch made appearances.
Comic-con opened yesterday - with some star power. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on the pop culture convention in San Diego.
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ALEC BALDWIN ADMONISHED TO "BE A GOOD BOY"
NEW YORK (AP) -- It sounded more like a warning a parent might give a wayward child -- not something a judge would say to a grown man. But that's the admonition Alec Baldwin got from a judge in New York City yesterday. The actor was in court to face charges of mouthing off at police who stopped him while riding a bike. After examining the allegations against him, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John DeLury told Baldwin: "looks like you have a short fuse." Baldwin repeatedly said he'd pay the fine, but the judge said he only wanted the actor to apology. The judge set the case to be dismissed if Baldwin stays out of trouble for six months. Speaking to the actor with his given name, DeLury asked Baldwin: "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin responded: "Sure, sure" -- then the judge told him: "Be a good boy from now on. Have a good day!" before adjourning the case.
SHIA LaBEOUF SEEKS RESOLUTION OF CASE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shia LeBeouf has another court date set for September in an incident in which he's accused of acting out while in the audience of a Broadway play last month. The actor's lawyer and prosecutors are trying to hash out a settlement over the incident in which LeBeouf lit cigarettes, yelled at actors onstage and cursed security guards. As he was ushered out of the theater, he hollered: "Do you know who I am." LeBeouf's publicist says the episode stemmed from an alcohol problem -- and that the actor has since gotten treatment.
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