“Ex­plore Health” an all-new lo­cal pro­gram de­buts Oct. 5 on WTCI

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WTCI is pleased to an­nounce that EX­PLORE HEALTH, an all-new lo­cal­lypro­duced pro­gram, will de­but on-air at 8 p.m. on Thurs­day, Oct. 5.

Health is one of the lead­ing top­ics in Amer­ica to­day and WTCI is thrilled to part­ner with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ten­nessee, Morn­ing Pointe Se­nior Liv­ing and South­ern Ad­ven­tist Univer­sity to bring this ex­cit­ing new se­ries to the Ten­nessee Val­ley.

Hosted by Ron Harr, for­mer pres­i­dent/CEO of the Chat­tanooga Cham­ber of Com­merce and CEO of BlueCare, the se­ries will fea­ture health ex­perts ex­plor­ing the im­por­tant top­ics that mat­ter to ev­ery­one in 12 episodes dur­ing the fall/win­ter sea­son. “I truly be­lieve that bet­ter pub­lic un­der­stand­ing of th­ese is­sues can help solve many of our prob­lems,” says Ron Harr. “Pub­lic Tele­vi­sion is the per­fect dis­tri­bu­tion chan­nel for this in­for­ma­tion. PBS is a trusted source of un­bi­ased in­for­ma­tion and I’m ex­cited to work with the award-win­ning team at WTCI on this new se­ries.”

Paul Grove, pres­i­dent and CEO of WTCI, ex­pressed pride in the sta­tion’s team, say­ing “WTCI’s ded­i­cated pro­duc­tion staff tells the sto­ries that make our re­gion unique, ed­u­cat­ing, en­gag­ing and in­spir­ing a life­time of learn­ing in all of our neigh­bors. We are thrilled to bring this new pro­gram to our com­mu­nity and are grate­ful for the sup­port of our spon­sors and mem­bers.”

This new se­ries re­flects WTCI’s com­mit­ment to lo­cal pro­gram­ming, strong part­ner­ships with area busi­ness and or­ga­ni­za­tions and an in­ter­ac­tive ap­proach to storytelling. Au­di­ence mem­bers will be in­vited to share their ques­tions and thoughts on top­ics through so­cial me­dia out­lets and via email and web por­tals. Ron Harr and his guests will en­gage the Ten­nessee Val­ley as we EX­PLORE HEALTH in our com­mu­nity and be­yond, ad­dress­ing top­ics like asthma and al­ler­gies, stroke care, men­tal health, the Opi­oids cri­sis, Alzheimer’s dis­ease and more.

WTCI, the Greater Chat­tanooga Pub­lic Tele­vi­sion Cor­po­ra­tion, serves over 1.4 mil­lion view­ers in a 35-county re­gion, pro­vid­ing ac­cess to qual­ity, trusted pro­gram­ming, com­mu­nity out­reach and ed­u­ca­tional re­sources, in­clud­ing an all-new 24/7 PBS KIDS chan­nel and CRE­ATE, a chan­nel ded­i­cated to how-to pro­gram­ming. For more in­for­ma­tion about pro­gram­ming, mem­ber ser­vices and events visit wt­ciTV.org.

Ron Harr will host WTCI’s new­est pro­gram

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