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Productions



Welcome! We invite you to explore productions of the WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship in the menu at the left, or read a brief description of each program below.


Be There, Be Counted
Launched during the 2008 Election season, Be There, Be Counted is an initiative to encourage more informed and active participation in the political process, especially among young people. Be There, Be Counted continues to offer up-to-date information to support political participation.


Kingdom by the Sea: Fortress Monroe
Kingdom by the Sea premiered in October 2007. The 30-minute program explores the history, reviews the debate and considers the future of Fort Monroe as the U.S. Army plans to vacate by 2011. A state-appointed Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority (FADA) has been authorized to decide, but a passionate community debate continues. Should it be Hampton Roads' hottest new urban village, a green business park, a retreat for veterans, or a National Park?
Click here to order a DVD of the program.


THE WAR
The seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premiered in September 2007. The film tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of nearly 50 men and women from four quintessentially American towns. In support of the documentary, WHRO partnered with the Old Dominion University Communication Department to capture stories from local WWII veterans and civilians who lived in Hampton Roads during the war. The ODU documentary film class recorded oral histories and worked with WHRO to produce eight vignettes.


Surviving Abundance: Overweight Kids in Crisis
Premiering in May 2007, this 30-minute documentary examines the epidemic of childhood obesity and paints a grim picture for the future of overweight children unless systemic changes are made to support more healthy choices. The documentary was produced in collaboration with the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH), a community partnership to promote health and prevent disease among all children in Hampton Roads.
Click here to order a DVD of the program.


Wired for Life: Early Childhood Education
In November, 2006 WHRO premiered Wired for Life: Early Childhood Education. Produced in collaboration with community experts, the 30-minute documentary explores the importance of quality early care and education.
Click here to order a DVD of the program.


After BRAC: What Now for Fort Monroe?
A one-hour live town hall meeting hosted by Cathy Lewis was held at The American Theatre in Phoebus and aired in February 2006. The town hall focused on the future of the base and it's impact on the region.


HearSay Regional Citizenship Series
The Center was launched in 2005 with an inaugural HearSay with Cathy Lewis series on regional citizenship. The series, which aired in August and September of 2005, examined what it means to be a citizen of Hampton Roads.