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published on 01/31/2009


Director of Public Relations, WTCI

The Mid-South Emmy-nominated series Southern Accents launches its 17th season on WTCI-TV (PBS) February 5th with thirteen brand new weekly episodes and a new primetime spot at 8 p.m. on Thursday nights. The new season of Southern Accents will be distributed to other PBS stations throughout Tennessee, bringing regional recognition to WTCI’s longest running locally-produced program. The program highlights wonderful places to visit and things to do for individuals, couples and families throughout the Southeast—including local attractions, music, special events and art.

“Producing Southern Accents is such a pleasure because this area is rich with interesting people and places,” said Karen Elliott, the series host. “Each program takes viewers on a journey that celebrates the culture, history and beauty of the South.”
The February 5th premiere episode will include journeys to Fort Payne, Alabama to visit a glassblower who has garnered national attention with his work at Orbix Hot Glass, Lines Orchids in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, a photography workshop with Tom and Pat Cory, and the beautiful Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

“As WTCI’s longest running series, Southern Accents has become one of our most popular programs,” said Paul Grove, President & CEO of WTCI-TV (PBS). “We are proud to be launching our 17th season in primetime on Thursday nights to bring our viewers engaging, unique local programming that highlights the beauty and creativity of our region.”

Each Southern Accents episode typically features three to four locations that highlight an interesting mix of history and culture. Other featured locations for the 17th season include: Atlanta, Georgia to explore the birthplace of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina; Chattanooga Bakery and Moon Pies in Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Wilderness Outdoor Theater in Trenton, Georgia; Mayfield Dairy in Athens, Tennessee; Fly Fishing and Birding in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park; Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, Georgia; and the Tennessee River Explorer in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Southern Accents will air weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. with encore presentations on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. The full schedule and featured locations for the 17th season can be found at

WTCI, PBS for the Tennessee Valley, has been helping the community “Be more connected” for nearly 40 years. Through quality programming and educational outreach services, WTCI can help you “Be More!” More information about WTCI is available at

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