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From the CEO

I can’t believe how 2019 has flown by! It’s been an exciting year for your local public media station. On WHRO TV 15, we’ve seen the release of riveting and informative documentaries including Chasing the Moon—accompanied by a collection of moon-landing memories from our audience members, Ken Burns’ Country Music, City Voices about the Norfolk Street Choir, and more.

As I write this, the temperatures outside have cooled and it finally feels like fall is here—and what an exciting month we have for you! As you can see from the cover of this issue, we are releasing the documentary City Voices.

My wife and I live a couple of blocks from Town Point Park in Norfolk, so we are regulars at the numerous events that Festevents hosts throughout the year. One of our favorite events is the Virginia Children’s Festival.

So, I’m excited to let you know that the day that many of us Downton Abbey fans have been looking forward to is finally just around the corner!

Where were you while Neil Armstrong exited Apollo 11 and placed that “one small step” onto the moon? I was 7 years old, but vividly remember being in our vacation cottage in Cape Cod. Though I’m not sure if I fully appreciated the magnitude of the event, I remember my parents paying rapt attention to the black and white pictures on their television. I did know that this astronaut walking on the moon was a big deal, so big that the memory of it remains burned in my mind.