WVIA to host special sneak preview of AMERICAN CREED on Wednesday, December 27 with Chicago Cubs Manager and Hazleton Native Joe Maddon | WVIA

WVIA to host special sneak preview of AMERICAN CREED on Wednesday, December 27 with Chicago Cubs Manager and Hazleton Native Joe Maddon

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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA Public Media will host a special sneak preview of AMERICAN CREED, a new documentary featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy and Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon, a native of Hazleton. A segment on Hazleton and the Hazleton Integration Project is featured in the film.


In AMERICAN CREED, Rice and Kennedy team up across party lines to ask: In an increasingly fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common? Their spirited, cross partisan inquiry takes viewers on a journey to meet people from around the country who are striving to bring communities together across deepening divides. One of those stories is about Joe Maddon’s efforts to bring his hometown together through the Hazleton Integration Project, a community-based effort that seeks to unite the people of different cultures who call Hazleton home.


“WVIA is proud to co-host this preview screening with special guest Joe Maddon,” said WVIA President and CEO Tom Curra.   “This Hazleton event is the first of several regional outreach activities to celebrate AMERICAN CREED, an important documentary about opportunity, civic participation, and community progress.”


AMERICAN CREED premieres on PBS and WVIA on February 27, 2018.


Details for the event are below:


WHAT:              Special Sneak Preview of AMERICAN CREED

WHEN:             Wednesday, December 27, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:           Hazleton One Community Center, 225 East 4th Street, Hazleton, PA 18201

WHO:               Joe Maddon will be present at the screening.


AMERICAN CREED is directed, produced and written by Sam Ball, and produced by Kate Stilley Steiner. The Executive Producers are Randy Bean (Sr. Executive Producer and Writer) and Dan Soles. AMERICAN CREED is co-produced by Citizen Film and WTTW Chicago. AMERICAN CREED was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a nationwide public media education initiative.



WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society. Learn more, wvia.org


For further information on the WVIA event please visit wvia.org


For further information on AMERICAN CREED and the PBS broadcast, contact:


CaraMar, Inc.

Mary Lugo                   770-623-8190                         lugo@negia.net

Cara White                   843-881-1480             cara.white@mac.com



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