WGBH, New Hampshire PTV to coordinate broadcast of “Freedom Riders”

In a first-time collaboration, WGBH Boston and New Hampshire Public Television are coordinating their television broadcast schedules to air “Freedom Riders,” the highly anticipated American Experience documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famous civil rights effort

“This is the first feature-length film about the Freedom Rides, a pivotal moment in the American civil rights movement, and we wanted to maximize viewers’ opportunity to see it,” Maria Bruno-Ruiz, WGBH associate director of programming, said today (May 5) in a statement. “By coordinating the WGBH and NHPTV schedules, we better serve audiences in our region.”

“Our stations reach viewers in both states, so we’re essentially creating a joint schedule that is complementary and extends the broadcast of this powerful film,” said Dawn DeAngelis, NHPTV chief content officer.

The stations will alternate running the film on WGBH 2, 44 and World; and NHPTV Prime and Explore.

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