Charlottesville-Based PBS Program Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Public television funding cuts are forcing Charlottesville's Idea Station to come up with new ideas to pay for programming. The crew from PBS station WHTJ is shooting the seventh season of "Charlottesville Inside-Out."
Monday, the show's cameras and host visited Glass House Winery for an episode about central Virginia vineyards collaborating.
PBS is launching a fundraising campaign through the online site Kickstarter so the show can finish production of its 12-episode season.
"This is a new approach the station is looking into that's a bit more grassroots, and because this is such a community show, this campaign gives everyone in the community an opportunity to be a part of it," said Terri Allard, Charlottesville Inside-Out host.
The Kickstarter campaign's goal is to raise $9,000 by September 17. That will cover the cost for three, 30-minute Charlottesville Inside-Out shows.