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Hometown Legends

Ed Bacon, former executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission who transformed the landscape of Philadelphia, is the subject of HOMETOWN LEGENDS: ED BACON, airing on Thursday, September 23 at 8:30 p.m. on TV12. Photo by Raymond Holman.

Hometown Legends

Phillies broadcaster is the subject of HOMETOWN LEGENDS: HARRY KALAS an original WHYY production airing on Wednesday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m. on TV12.

Hometown Legends

Dr. Ruth Patrick, world-renowned scientist and pioneer in the study of freshwater ecosystems, is the subject of HOMETOWN LEGENDS: RUTH PATRICK, airing on Thursday, September 30 at 8:30 p.m. on TV12. Photo by Raymond Holman.

Hometown Legends

Harry “Tubby” Raymond, former head coach of the University of Delaware football team and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, is the subject of HOMETOWN LEGENDS: TUBBY RAYMOND, airing on Thursday, October 7 at 8:30 p.m. on TV12. Photo by UD Photo Services.

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Hometown Legends

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WHYY PRODUCTION PROVIDES INTIMATE LOOK AT LOCAL LEGENDS

HOMETOWN LEGENDS, a series of 30-minute programs celebrating the lives of people from the Delaware Valley who have become legends, will be broadcast on Thursday, September 23; Thursday, Thursday, September 30; and Thursday, October 7 at 8:30 p.m. on WHYY-TV12. Each program features in-depth interviews with the subjects and their colleagues, providing an inside-look at the careers and private lives of urban planner Ed Bacon, scientist Dr. Ruth Patrick and former college football coach Tubby Raymond.

The first episode, HOMETOWN LEGENDS: ED BACON, broadcast on Thursday, September 23 at 8:30 p.m., explores the career of Ed Bacon, the outspoken former executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission who appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1964 for transforming the landscape of Philadelphia and the field of city planning. I made the resolve in 1936 that come Hell or high water, I would never budge out of this city, and that I would put my lifes blood on the line to make it as good as I could, states Bacon in the program.

On Thursday, September 30 at 8:30 p.m., HOMETOWN LEGENDS: RUTH PATRICK explores the life of Dr. Ruth Patrick, world-renowned scientist and pioneer in the study of freshwater ecosystems. Well beyond the typical age of retirement, Dr. Patrick continues her work at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. She says, I dont think Ill ever retire. I will always keep up my interest in the natural world.

On Thursday, October 7 at 8:30 p.m., HOMETOWN LEGENDS: TUBBY RAYMOND tells the story of Tubby Raymond, former head coach of the University of Delaware and member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Raymond talks about his nickname in the program. I was a little bit chubby and I took offense to it. I just didnt like it at all, and of course that made it stick.

Phillies announcer Harry Kalas was previously featured in HOMETOWN LEGENDS. Executive Producer for HOMETOWN LEGENDS is Trudi Brown. Patty Hartman is writer and producer.

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