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RALPH REGULA: THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO to Premiere on Western Reserve PBS on Saturday, July 22 at 6 PM

New documentary chronicles life and career of renowned congressman, who recently died at age 92

Kent, Ohio — July 20, 2017 — In recognition of the July 19 passing of former Congressman Ralph Regula, Western Reserve PBS (WNEO Youngstown/WEAO Cleveland-Akron-Canton) will air the new documentary RALPH REGULA: THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO on Saturday, July 22, at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday, July 23, at 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 25, at 10 p.m.

The program chronicles the life and career of Regula, who served Ohio’s 16th district for 36 years, from 1973 to 2009. It features his own recollections, as well as those of family, friends and colleagues.

Regula, a native of the Canton area, was well known for supporting and assisting local individuals and organizations. RALPH REGULA: THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO includes anecdotal stories of how the congressman helped ordinary citizens in his district. “One person can make a difference—just one person,” Regula says. “In fact, most things happen because of one person.”

Ron Ponder of PonderSystems Media and Marketing produced the hourlong program, which is funded by the following organizations through the Stark Community Foundation: Akron Children’s Hospital; Aultman Health Foundation/Healthcare; Belden Brick Charitable Trust; Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce; Fresh Mark, Inc.; Invacare; Ohio Erie Canalway; The Pro Football Hall of Fame; Richard Nicely; Stark Development Board; Stark State College; Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company; and The Wilderness Center.

About Western Reserve Public Media
Western Reserve Public Media is the business name of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

A trusted community resource, Western Reserve Public Media uses the power of commercial-free television and related services to enrich the lives of people through high-quality programming and educational services that teach, illuminate and inspire. It serves the largest population of Ohio’s eight PBS member stations.

Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1), a service of the organization, is the only broadcast television service that reaches all of Northeast Ohio. It is available to 5.13 million people in the Cleveland and Youngstown designated market areas. In an average month, more than 1 million people tune in. The organization also operates three standard definition channels: Fusion (WNEO 45.2/WEAO 49.2) and MHz Worldview (WNEO 45.3/WEAO 49.3).

Our Educational Services Department provides technology training and educational content to over 24,000 educators and over 300,000 K-12 students, plus Ready To Learn Services to over 100,000 preschool children¹s parents and child-care providers.

For more information about the organization, visit www.WesternReservePublicMedia.org or call 1-800-554-4549.


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