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WTCI DEBUTS NEW SEASON OF "THE A LIST WITH ALISON LEBOVITZ" AND "GREATER CHATTANOOGA"


WTCI will debut new seasons of local programs, The A List with Alison Lebovitz and Greater Chattanooga beginning at 8:00 PM on September 22, 2016. Paul Grove, President and CEO of the station, says, "WTCI is focused on local storytelling, and our Greater Chattanooga series embraces local stories that explore who we are as a community. Thousands of viewers have seen these stories online and we're excited to be able to share them in the Greater Chattanooga broadcast as well."

At WTCI we see incredible stories throughout the region and the Greater Chattanooga series lets our team explore the people and the ideas that make us more aware, happier and stronger as a community. This series debuts episodes online before being packaged for broadcast with host Kevin Bate, allowing the community PBS station to reach the ever-changing way that audiences and families are enjoying media. 

This season WTCI’s producers will introduce the Tennessee Valley to a Disney Imagineer who made Chattanooga home, the artist and families behind the Fallen Five mural and a cultural ambassador from Japan.  Greater Chattanooga will also feature the Chattanooga Girls Rock camp, Chattanooga chef Erik Niel, the history of Ross’s Landing and more. Stories can be seen online, on-demand at www.greaterchattanooga.org and broadcast episodes air Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM and each Saturday at 4:00 PM. 

WTCI is proud to introduce an all-new season of The A List with Alison Lebovitz. This engaging one-on-one weekly interview series features local and national personalities. Hosted by Alison Lebovitz, the series is entering its eighth season and has featured both local and national celebrities, including Ken Burns, Pat Summitt, Ben Vereen and Senator Bob Corker.

This season Alison will introduce you to some fascinating people from hometown to beyond and we hope you'll tune in and join us.  The broadcast premiere, at 8:30 PM on Thursday, September 22nd, features an engaging interview with Charlie Rose.  Throughout the season fans will enjoy conversations with Charlie Brock, Morris Dees, David Epstein, Crispin Glover and Paul Tough.  The season finale, in November, will take audiences to Wayne-O-Rama in an interview with Chattanooga native and 4-time Emmy ® Award-winning artist Wayne White. Enjoy encore broadcasts of these episodes Tuesday evenings at 11:00 PM, Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM and online, on-demand at www.wtciTV.org. 

WTCI has been the storyteller for the Tennessee Valley for over 45 years.  As the community PBS station serving 35 counties, parts of 4 states and 1.4 million viewers, the station’s mission to engage, educate and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration is reflected in the programming, community engagement and outreach and is made possible by corporate underwriting and member support.

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