Dec 11, 2009

MPT's 'Our Town' looks at Chestertown through residents' eyes

(Baltimore Sun) Maryland Public Television launches a new documentary series this week titled "Our Town." And while it's based on a simple premise, it's loaded with rich possibilities for alternative ways of storytelling and the use of new technology to empower citizens to define themselves to some extent for TV and online audiences. "Unlike a lot of historical documentaries seen on television," MPT says in a statement of purpose, "the 'Our Town' series will explore different Maryland communities through the eyes (and camera lenses) of the members of these communities." ... Perhaps, he could have hit that history a little harder, but at least he added it to the mix. Continued

Photo: Kent County Courthouse, Stable, Cross Street, Chestertown, Kent County, MD (Library of Congress)