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PBS Meets Greencastle, Indiana

Filming my little Indiana segments for the PBS show, Emmy award-winner The Weekly Special is an awesome thing. The people, the cameras, the lights (the many, many hot lights), and the set are something I never would have dreamed of while beginning little Indiana. It is so much fun! It’s neat to hear how different crew members are familiar with a particular small town. Sometimes, they wonder if I am making them up!

While wandering the hallways until they were ready for us, it was kind of jarring to realize I was hearing my voice! Peering into the open door, I could see my logo playing over the screen as they backed-up a portion, played it, adjusted something, and then played it over again. How about that?

While filming the Greencastle, Indiana segment, I had a chance to read my voice-overs in the NPR studio! Now that was really something. I got to meet a few of the folks there. While walking to the recording area, you can bet I was craning my neck in every direction, trying to take it all in while trying really hard to remember everything I was seeing. I mean, it’s NPR! PBS and NPR in one day. That’s just awesome.

The Weekly Special: little Indiana Segment Features Greencastle, Indiana
The Weekly Special: little Indiana Segment Features Greencastle, Indiana
They have an awesome set-up. It’s so giant! I’m used to reading in a much smaller space, typically with my producer and my husband, Jeremiah, on the other side of the door. My producer and hubby get to chit-chat a little between takes. I prepare myself for the next reading, scanning the script I wrote, making sure I have an idea of what I am going to say, before digging in. I hate making mistakes and slowing down an already slow process. But I know I have improved. Even so, I pretty much live with my producer’s voice in my head saying, “Slow down!” I have mostly gotten over speaking too quickly while filming. Mostly.

Anyway, back to Greencastle. It’s one of those spontaneous road trips I took with just our boys. We played, ate, and settled in at one expansive bed and breakfast! I know you will enjoy visiting this area. They definitely enjoyed roaming it. Greencastle possesses a few neat shops, some great dining options, and are surrounded by other small towns with other nice shops! It’s an especially good area for bargain hunters. I know, I need to share those towns and destinations with you as well. For now, though, I hope you enjoy the show! If you do, would you please share your enjoyment of the little Indiana segment with PBS right here: They would love to hear positive feedback!

Watch the little Indiana segment on Greencastle, Indiana above or view it at The Weekly Special website. Check your local guide for showtimes.

Greencastle, Indiana

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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