Chattanooga Now PBS presents two special broadcasts Thursday

Chattanooga Now PBS presents two special broadcasts Thursday

December 12th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout
A preview screening of the third season of PBS drama "Victoria" will be held tonight at The Palace Theater.

A preview screening of the third season of...

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An hour-long conversation between Jon Meacham and Sen. Bob Corker will be broadcast tonight on WTCI at 8 p.m.

An hour-long conversation between Jon Meacham and Sen....

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Whether you're interested in 21st-century American government or British royals from the 19th century, WTCI has you covered. The Public Broadcasting station is sponsoring two special programs tonight, Dec. 13.

Beginning at 8 p.m. this evening, WTCI will broadcast Sen. Bob Corker in an hour-long conversation with Jon Meacham.

Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, McCallie School, McCallie Summer Camps and the law firm of Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers, this special local production will be shown throughout Tennessee and will be available for streaming online following the broadcast.

After 12 years in the United States Senate, Corker is leaving. In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Meacham sits down with the senator for a wide-ranging conversation about how the nation has changed during his tenure and what lies ahead.

Encore broadcasts of this special will air on WTCI on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9 p.m.

Meacham, a McCallie graduate, former Chattanooga Times reporter and presidential historian, delivered a eulogy at the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush. He is the author of "Destiny and Power," a biography of the 41st president of the United States. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2009 for "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House."

» Fans of PBS drama "Victoria" will want to be at The Palace Theater, 818 Georgia Ave., tonight for a free preview of the season premiere of "Victoria." Doors open at 6 p.m.

The third season will begin in 1848 with Jenna Coleman starring as Queen Victoria, the young, fearless monarch who is facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign as revolution breaks out across Europe. As the season begins, Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child. She is being pressured by the government to leave London for her own safety.

Tonight's screening is part of 'PBS at the Palace,' a free, monthly film series held at the downtown venue. The series features PBS content from "Masterpiece" to "American Experience" and "Independent Lens."

Guests at the "Victoria" preview will enjoy PBS gifts and learn about special membership opportunities. Concessions will be available for purchase. Seating is limited and tickets are available online at

For more information: 423-240-2522.