‘One on One with Becky Magura’ features Pervis

Becky Magura and Elyse Pervis prepare for the "One on One with Becky Magura Show."

COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS will premiere another episode of “One on One with Becky Magura” on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 p.m. The episode will feature 93-year-old Elyse Pervis, who made her mark in the Buckhead community of Atlanta as a commercial realtor for over 50 years before retiring in Sparta on Rivers Edge Farm she purchased for herself and her family. The episode will be streamed simultaneously live on WCTE PBS’s YouTube TV channel and Facebook.

Pervis grew up on the outskirts of Buckhead. She was the valedictorian at her high school and entered law school when there were not a lot of women studying law. After law school, she discovered her real passion was in real estate. She worked in Buckhead selling real estate until she stumbled upon a banker who evidently noticed a so-called “streak” in her and gave her a loan without her husband having to cosign – after she had knocked on every bank executive’s door in Atlanta. She is known for being determined and as a force of nature who raised two children and helped raise three grandchildren. 

“It was such a delight to watch Becky interview my grandmother on my family’s farm a couple of weeks ago,” said Brent Clark, director of content & digital media at WCTE PBS. “My grandmother’s intellect and wisdom never cease to amaze me, and I’m confident our viewers will find her interview one we can all learn from.”

The nine-part series is hosted by Becky Magura, president & CEO at WCTE PBS, and is currently in production on season 10. It is watched by many people across central Tennessee on WCTE PBS and airs on the Tennessee Channel – statewide PBS. It focuses on people with fascinating stories from all walks of life.

WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

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