WCTE Event Celebrates Downton Abbey and Acclaimed PBS Producer

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Downton Characters: Thomas Barrow, Andy Parker, and Joseph Molesley
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The community is invited to the WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS Annual Dinner on March 10, celebrating MASTERPIECE programming on PBS, with special focus on the award-winning drama, Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE.  WCTE is excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker: John Bredar, Vice-President of National Programming at WGBH Boston.  Attendees can expect an evening of food, fun, and refinement, as well as a special view into the world of renowned PBS programming.

Keynote speaker and award-winning producer and director, John Bredar, oversees highly acclaimed prime-time series produced in Boston and seen nationally on PBS, including American Experience, Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece, and Antiques Roadshow.  He also supervises Studio Six, WGBH’s in-house production studio.  Before working for PBS, Bredar was senior executive producer for the National Geographic Specials and produced over 150 National Geographic programs.

“This year’s WCTE Annual Dinner celebrates Downton Abbey and other national programming that makes viewers return again and again to public television.  We encourage attendees to join us in wearing your best Downton Abbey-inspired attire for this occasion!” said Jodi Pitts, WCTE Special Events Coordinator.  The event will take place at Cookeville’s Leslie Town Centre on Thursday, March 10.    The reception/cocktail hour will open at 5 p.m., followed by dinner from 6-8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50 in advance and will be $60 at the door.  Table reservations are also available.  To purchase tickets online, visit wcte.org/AnnualDinner.  For more information, contact Jodi Pitts at 931-528-2222 ext. 236 or jpitts@wcte.org. 

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