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Fri October 26, 2012
Media Advisory for Sat, Oct 27 -
Media Advisory - Tomorrow,
Saturday, October 27, 2:30pm
Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, firstname.lastname@example.org
WSIU, Carbondale Library Host Community Cinema on October 27
Film: As Goes Janesville
Carbondale, Ill. -- Reporters, camera crews, and photographers are invited to cover a Community Cinema screening and discussion of the film As Goes Janesville, which will take place tomorrow – Saturday, October 27 at 2:30pm at the Carbondale Public Library, 405 West Main in Carbondale. WSIU and the Carbondale Public Library are co-sponsoring the screening.
Kathy Lively, CEO of Man-Tra-Con Corporation, will lead a discussion with the audience after the film.
As Goes Janesville records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders, and elected officials in Janesville, Wisconsin as they struggle to reinvent their lives and their community after the closure of the town's General Motors plant, which employed thousands. While many workers were forced to leave their families in search of decent jobs, local business leaders worked to bring new companies to town with the promise of lower wages, reduced regulation, and tax breaks. They formed a powerful alliance with newly-elected Republican governor Scott Walker, whose pro-business, anti-union stance triggered an historic recall election. The recall thrust Wisconsin's civil war between workers and the business/political power elite onto front pages nationwide.
For more information, contact Vickie Devenport at (618) 453-6148 or email@example.com or go online at wsiu.org/communitycinema.
About Community Cinema
Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Emmy® Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. The project brings to light unforgettable stories about unique individuals, underrepresented communities, or pivotal moments in history. It is the largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television. Carbondale is among over 100 cities nationwide that are participating in the project. Community Cinema is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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