WTCI Event Features Sneak Preview Screening Of Downton Abbey, Season 3

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Academy Award-winner Shirley MacLaine joins the all-star cast of the PBS Masterpiece drama series Downton Abbey, Season 3 beginning Jan. 6, 2013. WTCI-PBS friends and supporters are invited to the studio for premiere screenings and community engagement events on Thursday, Jan. 3.

WTCI-PBS will host a fundraising event, "A Bridal Dessert Tea for Lady Mary," that will be followed by a free screening of Downton Abbey, Season 3 and will feature a dessert tea with champagne cocktails.

The afternoon event begins at 1 p.m. Seating is limited and registration is required. Guests are invited to join staff in donning period attire, hats or gloves to honor Lady Mary Josephine Crawley's upcoming wedding.

Online registration is available athttp://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sozle6cab&oeidk=a07e6sxrdm7e10fcec4.

A 6:30 p.m. reception with wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be followed by a free screening of the first 60 minutes ofDownton Abbey, Season 3. Seating is limited for this event and registration is required. Guests are invited to don period attire in honor of Lady Mary Josephine Crawley. Online registration is available athttp://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sozle6cab&oeidk=a07e6qptkk4f373d562.

Written and created by Jullian Fellows,Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE coproduction that won 6 Primetime Emmy Awards in its first season. Hailed by theHollywood Reporter as "one of the great melodramas of the modern television age"Downton Abbey, Season 2 had a remarkable 17.1 million viewers and was acclaimed as the most-watched MASTERPIECE series on record.

Rebecca Eaton, Masterpiece producer, was recently interviewed on WTCI's The A List with Alison Lebovitz and said "long-form episodic drama is the ideal for the way people watch television today. With time-shifting, DVDs, and streaming, viewers have rediscovered the joys of luxuriating in a sweeping story."

 


Lee To Present Marimba Madness On Monday

Lee University School of Music will present Marimba Madness, a percussion studio concert featuring internationally recognized marimba artist Kevin Bobo, on Monday at 8 p.m. in Pangle Hall.  The concert will also feature students from the percussion studio of Dr. Andy Harnsberger, assistant professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee.  According to Dr. Harnsberger, ... (click for more)

Lee Symphonic Band Has Spring Concert Tuesday

The Lee University Symphonic Band will present a concert of wind band music under conductor and professor of music Dr. Mark Bailey on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.  Special guests will include Dr. Ron Brendel, associate professor of voice at Lee and worship arts pastor at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church; and Dr. Nathan Warner, assistant professor of trumpet and ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Secret Train Ride

It was during Christmas of 2003 when Bennett Levin and his wife found themselves talking and worrying about the wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and at the nearby Bethesda Naval Hospital. Their wish was that they could do something meaningful, something really grand, for the soldiers who had lost limbs, their eyesight, and far worse. As ... (click for more)