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Columbus to be featured in new video documentary by WTIU-TV

Our Town: Columbus explores the past, present and offers a peek into the future of this great city.

Our Town: Columbus

Our Town: Columbus premieres Monday, March 5 at 8pm on WTIU-TV. This video documentary explores the past, present and offers a peek into the future of this great city—highlighting the unique “spirit” of the community that makes Columbus such an extraordinary place to live.

From its origins as a small agricultural community to its modern incarnation as a multicultural city, Columbus, Indiana is a truly surprising city—home of one of the world’s most impressive collections of modern buildings as well as one of the country’s most dynamic corporations. On Monday, March 5 at 8pm, WTIU-TV will premiere Our Town: Columbus, an hour-long video documentary that captures the spirit and tells the remarkable story of this unexpected, unforgettable gem of a town. The program will also air on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30am; Sunday, March 11 at 6pm; Tuesday, March 13 at 1pm; and Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30pm.

Columbus, Indiana is the seventh installment of WTIU’s Our Town series. This video documentary explores the history of the city and its founding, the role of the early businesses, the notable architecture, J. Irwin Miller and Cummins Inc. The video will also feature the city’s connections to Camp Atterbury, its past and present industries, the Regional Hospital, everyday and famous people, important landmarks, the arts, festivals and culture, ending with a peek at its future.

Viewers can find out more at our Website, on Facebook, or watch a trailer.

Our Town: Columbus is made possible by the generous support of JCB, by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, and by the support of viewers like you. A DVD or Blu-Ray of this program is available when you make a qualifying contribution. Viewers can do so by call 1-800-662-3311 or visiting

WTIU is the PBS television station owned and operated by Indiana University and serves over 350,000 households in 29 counties in West and South Central Indiana. WTIU airs programming on four digital channels 24 hours a day, and produces local, regional and national programs.

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