WCTE PBS offers a free public screening to launch new series

COOKEVILLE –WCTE is pleased to partner with the Granville History Museum for a free public screening of the new PBS Series COUNTRY MUSIC, a documentary written and produced by filmmaker Ken Burns.

The COUNTRY MUSIC screening will begin at 3 p.m. on August 3 at the Granville History Museum located at 179 Clover St, Granville, with encore presentations at 4 and 5 p.m. Seating is limited, and guests will need to reserve their seats in advance by visiting wcte.org/events.  

Guests attending the screening and encore presentations ofCOUNTRY MUSIC, a film by Ken Burns, will enjoy a 45-minute sneak peek into all eight episodes. WCTE will be airing the documentary in its entirety Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. WCTE will be hosting additional public screenings of the documentary prior to its premiere in September. For more information, visit wcte.org/events.  

COUNTRY MUSIC  is a 16-hour documentary that chronicles the history of country music and explores the crucial questions –– “What  is  country music?” and “Where did it come from?”–– while focusing on the biographies of its fascinating trailblazers from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more, who created and shaped country music, as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 40 years as the regions premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner with education, health services, government, arts, and music. WCTE is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only 350 PBS affiliates nationwide.

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