1858 Reenactment Featured in “Colorado Inside Out” Time Travel Series
Release Date: 06/24/08
Author: B Hammond
Denver, CO – June 24, 2008 – The Emmy-nominated “Colorado Inside Out” on Colorado Public Television KBDI Channel 12 will be taking a ride in the time machine again. This time they will travel back to 1858 to honor the 150th anniversary of Denver being celebrated this year.
The program will air Thursday, July 3, at 8 p.m. and Friday, July 4, at 5 p.m. It will also be available after July 7 on the www.kbdi.org website via video-on-demand.
Program host Raj Chohan of CBS4 News and panelists Patricia Calhoun, editor of Westword newspaper, David Kopel, research director of the Independence Institute, Rocky Mountain News reporter Kevin Flynn and political commentator Dani Newsum, will each portray a different historical figure from 1858. There will also be special appearances by Colorado historian Tom Noel, Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher and William Sitting Bull Stewart.
The panel will discuss the important issues in 1858, including violence, the right to bear arms, conflicts between the two cities of Denver and Auraria, regional racial strife and the challenge of enticing farmers to a region that had been labeled a ‘desert’ for 40 years.
This is the seventh time travel expedition for the Colorado Inside Out panel, including an Emmy-nominated episode for 1927. The years of 1906, 1945, 1968, 1976 and 1980 were visited in previous adventures.
“We like to go back in the time machine and we couldn’t believe how many issues from 1858 are relevant in 2008,” commented co-producer Larry Patchett.
“Going back in time is always a lot of fun and we use special effects to make it fairly authentic,” added program producer and KBDI production manager Dominic Dezzutti.
Contacts: Brittany Hammond or Marcia Simmons, 303-489-4012
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