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East Liverpool, Ohio: My Town
 
East Liverpool, Ohio: My Town

Friday, May 1, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, May 2, at 3 a.m.; Sunday, May 3, at 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, May 27, at 3 a.m.; and Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Monday, May 4, at 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday, May 12, at 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, May 23, at 4:30 p.m.

 

The struggling community of East Liverpool, Ohio, is finding hope for the future in the talents of its sons and daughters. Some successful East Liverpool High School alumni, once scattered throughout the country, have come home to chart a path for the Rust Belt city’s future.

PBS Western Reserve presents a new half-hour documentary that showcases a grassroots effort to overcome problems that are all too common in cities ravaged by decades of decline in manufacturing. A year in the making, the production follows the efforts of East Liverpool Community Partnership in Revitalization, formed by the alumni. With talents ranging from professional jazz singing to marketing and architecture, ELCPR brings an innovative spirit as it searches the country for solutions. Its efforts are part of a growing national movement to save struggling small towns.

EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO: MY TOWN shares the lessons from this city, with the hope of inspiring and educating other communities facing adversity. The production is narrated by television legend Regis Philbin and includes music provided by singer-songwriter Michael Stanley, a native of Northeast Ohio.

East Liverpool Community Partnership in Revitalization is a nonprofit dedicated to leading the city’s revitalization.

East Liverpool Community Partnership in Revitalization is a nonprofit dedicated to leading the city’s revitalization.

 

About East Liverpool

  • Located in Columbiana County

  • Borders Pennsylvania and West Virginia along the Ohio River

  • Historically referred to as the Pottery Capital of the World

  • Population has gone from about 26,000 in 1955 to less than 11,000 today

Premieres on PBS Western Reserve, May 2020.

Watch EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO: MY TOWN online. 

EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO: MY TOWN RESOURCES

ELCPR (East Liverpool Community Partnership In Revitalization)

Museum of Ceramics

Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame

City of East Liverpool

East Liverpool Historical Society

East Liverpool Tourism Bureau

Columbiana County Tourism

Southern Columbiana County Regional Chamber Of Commerce

Strong Towns

Federal Historic Tax Preservation Incentives Page

Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative at Kent State University

Ohio Local History Alliance

Morning Journal

East Liverpool Review

 

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