GRAFTON, Mass. - Grafton Community Television's October programming focuses on the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War and its impact here in the Blackstone Valley.
GCTV will rebroadcast three half hour episodes of "Along the Blackstone," all of which present themes of the Civil War and how it affected communities and families in the Blackstone River Valley. These programs were produced by National Park Service Ranger Chuck Arning of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
The programs air on Charter Channel 11 / Verizon Channel 34 on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Produced in 1995, "Along The Blackstone" Episode #13 looks at the economic impact of the Civil War. Episode #14 is entitled, "A Soldier's Camp Life." Episode #15 looks at the Civil War and its impact on the home front.
"As we continue to discuss and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, this three part series of the National Park Service's 'Along The Blackstone' brings focus to the idea that while the Civil War battles were not fought in our communities, the impact on communities and families was far reaching," GCTV publicist John LaPoint said.
Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org.
Charter Channel 11/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 12/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 13 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events.