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Glen Oak students research, produce Black History Month PSAs

Seventh and eighth grade students particpating in the 21st Century Schools afterschool program at Glen Oak Community Learning Center have researched and written scripts for Remarkable Local History, a series of public service announcements (PSA) on historically significant African-American Peorians. The PSAs, ranging from three- to five-minutes in length, will be broadcast on WTVP during Black History Month in February.


Working in teams of two, students researched and wrote scripts on subjects including Eddie Gaines, Dr. Maude Sanders and Moses Pettingill.  This week students visited the WTVP studios to tape their scripts. WTVP senior producer Todd Pilon presented a short tutorial on the workings of a television studio. Throughout the project, local historian, entertainer and entrepreneur Garry Moore guided the students in research and writing.  


Tune in to WTVP and Peoria Public Schools Facebook page during February to view the students' finished PSAs.