You may or not be familiar with the Dennis Quaid series, Viewpoint. It’s a Public Television program that is described as being “dedicated to the mission of developing and distributing social and educational programming about our neighbors, our community, and world.” If you are not familiar with it, you will be soon, as the City of Pittsfield is about to be featured on the show! 

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer’s office today announced that the City of Pittsfield has been selected to be featured on the program. “Viewpoint” is an educational documentary series hosted by Quaid that is distributed to public television stations nationwide. Pittsfield’s feature is part of Viewpoint’s “Discovering America – Great Places to Live, Work, & Visit” series. 

Mayor Tyer is thrilled with the city’s selection... 

I am absolutely thrilled that the City of Pittsfield has been chosen for this extraordinary nationwide profile. We already know that Pittsfield, the heart of Berkshire County, is a great place to live, work, and visit. In the wake of the pandemic, we continue to see a growing demand among people of all ages who are seeking communities that will allow them to enjoy a thriving quality of life... This documentary will showcase our city to a vast audience, highlighting our many wonderful attributes, including our growing innovation and technology, and local success stories. 

 

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Filming for this episode is slated to begin in early to mid-October. Viewpoint is specifically designed as educational content for public television distribution in all 50 states that aims to inform viewers on the latest topics and trends.  

The City of Pittsfield will also partner in developing an educational commercial segment that will also air on major networks including CNBC, CNN, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. 

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