Our Town: Terre Haute premiered on WTIU on Monday, August 30, receiving the highest number of viewer calls and contributions out of the six installments of the Our Town series produced by WTIU.
“Besides showcasing the fascinating and unvarnished history of our town, WTIU has produced a beautifully compelling testament as to why and how a determined people have transformed Terre Haute over time into what is now Indiana’s 2010 Community of the Year,” says Mark Edwards, Director of Marketing for Indiana State University and WTIU Community Advisory Board member. “Anyone who loves an inspiring story will benefit from viewing Our Town: Terre Haute.”
Our Town: Terre Haute is scheduled to air on WTIU (Time Warner Channel 10) on:
- Friday, September 3 at 10pm
- Saturday, September 4 at 10:30am
- Sunday, September 5 at 1pm and 9pm
Copies of the DVD or BluRay are available as a thank you gift for those who contribute $75. Many who contributed on Monday evening opted to receive two copies for a contribution of $100. Both options include WTIU membership and the 2-for-1 MemberCard. Those interested in getting a copy of Our Town: Terre Haute can become a member by calling toll-free 1-800-662-3311 or online at wtiu.indiana.edu.
It’s a good time to be from Terre Haute. On Wednesday, September 1, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce recognized Terre Haute as the 2010 ‘Community of the Year’. The Tribune-Star article reports that the local chamber highlighted the city’s Riverscape initiative, investment in the downtown, the Children’s Museum and the Farmers Market as examples. Not to mention the improvements to local health-care facilities and investments at Indiana State University—all topics highlighted in WTIU’s Our Town: Terre Haute.
Learn more about the documentary at indianapublicmedia.org/ourtown. Also, shop for previous Our Town documentary programs, and other WTIU produced programs, on DVD and BluRay at ShopWTIU.org.
Support for Our Town: Terre Haute comes from WTIU Members, and from the Electrical workers of the IBEW Local 725 and the National Electrical Contractors Association; The Hollie and Anna Oakley Foundation; The Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.