Discover the local legends, historical events, and personal memoirs of Rhode Island towns and villages with an Our Town marathon!
Beginning Thursday, November 24, join WSBE Rhode Island PBS as we visit 14 locales, spanning from Glocester to North Providence. Have holiday plans? Watch the Our Town documentaries at your leisure on-demand.
The first 11 films will air on the hour, starting at noon on Thanksgiving. Our Town: Cumberland will air Friday, November 25 at 1 p.m., followed by Our Town: East Greenwich at 8 p.m., and the most recent Our Town edition, Our Town: North Providence, at 9 p.m.
Thursday, November 24
noon - Our Town: Glocester
1 p.m. - Our Town: North Kingstown
2 p.m. - Our Town: Portsmouth
3 p.m. - Our Town: West Warwick
4 p.m. - Our Town: Westerly
5 p.m. - Our Town: Smithfield
6 p.m. - Our Town: Bristol
7 p.m. - Our Town: Johnston
8 p.m. - Our Town: Charlestown
9 p.m. - Our Town: Middletown
10 p.m. - Our Town: Scituate
Friday, November 25
1 p.m. - Our Town: Cumberland
8 p.m. - Our Town: East Greenwich
9 p.m. - Our Town: North Providence
Our Town shares the charm and character of Rhode Island's towns and villages - in particular, untold or uncelebrated stories that capture the essence of life in the town. Building community by enhancing connections and relationships between Rhode Island PBS and town residents, the stories are chosen and told by resident-storytellers and videographers. The role of Rhode Island PBS is to offer technical advice and then stitch together the stories into a one-hour film.
Part fund-raiser, part community builder, part historical and cultural documentary, and part “day-in-the-life” video scrapbook, Our Town shares with viewers the local legends, historical happenings, and personal memoirs of a town and its villages. Our Town: Little Compton, the 15th installment in the ongoing series, premieres in March 2023. Visit ripbs.org/ourtown for more information.
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. Rhode Island PBS is now available to subscribers of YouTubeTV. The full schedule is available to live stream for free within the broadcast viewing area at watch.ripbs.org/livestream. An expansive catalog of PBS series, documentaries, and specials is available to Rhode Island PBS members through Rhode Island PBS Passport.