On Thanksgiving Day, discover the little-known stories, places of interest, and personal memories of 12 of Rhode Island's towns and their villages. On Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, join WSBE Rhode Island PBS for a tour of the Our Town series, so far spanning 12 locales from Glocester to Cumberland. Watch or stream live the films made by fellow-Rhode Islanders. Busy preparing dinner or entertaining guests? The collection is available on demand whenever you are ready to relax and enjoy.
For broadcast television, the first 11 films air one an hour, on the hour, starting at noon on Thanksgiving. Our Town: Cumberland - the series' most recent edition - airs Friday, November 26 at 1 p.m. The program order is as follows:
Thursday, November 25
|12 p.m. - Our Town: Glocester||6 p.m. - Our Town: Bristol|
|1 p.m. - Our Town: North Kingstown||7 p.m. - Our Town: Johnston|
|2 p.m. - Our Town: Portsmouth||8 p.m. - Our Town: Charlestown|
|3 p.m. - Our Town: West Warwick||9 p.m. - Our Town: Middletown|
|4 p.m. - Our Town: Westerly||10 p.m. - Our Town: Scituate|
|5 p.m. - Our Town: Smithfield|
|Friday, November 26|
|1 p.m. - Our Town: Cumberland|
Our Town shares the charm and character of life in Rhode Island. Resident storytellers and filmmakers choose their own subjects, capturing their town’s history and culture from a uniquely personal, firsthand perspective. Rhode Island PBS offers technical advice throughout the production and edits together the individual video stories into a single one-hour film for broadcast.
Part fundraiser, part community builder, part documentary film, and part “day-in-the-life” video scrapbook, the project offers a collection of stories from the tight-knit community of Rhode Island. Our Town: East Greenwich, the thirteenth installment in the ongoing series, premieres in March 2022. Visit ripbs.org/ourtown for more information about the project.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36. Live stream the full schedule within the broadcast viewing area at watch.ripbs.org/livestream.