Port of New Bedford Featured in PBS Documentary

A screening of “New England Fishing Communities: The Challenges and The Sacrifices,” produced by Rhode Island PBS will be previewed Thursday, June 12th at the Seaman’s Bethel located at 15 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford.
The 30 minute documentary style program which will air in its entirety on June 16th is a continuation of last season’s Emmy®-nominated story, New England Portrait. This episode visits with commercial fishermen in Point Judith, RI, Gloucester and New Bedford, Mass. The program presents commercial fishing through the eyes of fishermen and their families. New and changing regulations affecting the industry are discussed by both sides: the fishermen whose livelihood is threatened and the regulatory officials charged with enforcement.
New England Portrait is a production of WSBE Rhode Island PBS, and is hosted and produced by Mary Lou Palumbo. The weekly series airs Mondays at 7PM on WSBE Rhode Island PBS on channel 36, digital 36.1, RI cable 8, DirecTV 36, and Dish 7776; Massachusetts cable subscribers should check local cable listings for channel number.
The June 12th screening will be followed by a discussion with industry personnel. The program takes place at 8PM on Thursday, June 12th and will be presented free of charge.
For more information call 508-993-8894 Working Waterfront Festival, Port of New Bedford, September 27 and 28, 2008 — Celebrating Commercial Fishing, America’s Oldest Industry www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org

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