COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS will remember the one-year anniversary of the tornado with the airing of the Emmy nominated documentary “Tennessee Tornado: Putnam Strong” on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. on WCTE PBS. The evening will include special guest and host of the documentary Demetria Kalodimos. Kalodimos an Award-winning anchor and Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame recipient will share her behind the scenes experience while taping and working on the documentary just one year ago.
At 8:30 p.m., Becky Magura will host a virtual town hall with Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter and City of Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton as they take a look back on that day in history that changed so many lives and share highlights from the community event that paused to remember the one-year anniversary.
“The March 2020 tornado drastically changed our community,” said Avery Hutchins, station manager of WCTE PBS. “We hope everyone will tune in to watch this amazing lineup on WCTE PBS as we pause to remember those that were impacted by the tornado and how our community has responded.”
WCTE PBS will be taking community questions that night from 8-8:30 p.m. If you would like to have your question considered call 931-528-2222 ext. 0. For more information about the special broadcast, visit wcte.org for more information.
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.