Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Ted Reinstein, a correspondent on WCVB’s Chronicle and author, has always had his eye out – and his heart open – to the region’s true ‘underdogs. In this presentation, complete with photos and discussion, you’ll meet some the most interesting people and uplifting places.
Reinstein features underdogs like New Bedford’s Lynn Donahue, who seemed destined growing up to go the way of drugs and crime, but instead ended up adding the word, ‘Dr.’ to her name. Meet Mabray ‘Doc’ Kountze, who defied the odds – and prejudice – against him to become the first Black sportswriter to receive a Red Sox press pass. Sometimes an underdog can be an entire city, like Gloucester, which has found a way to forge on from a heyday long gone, and a future that’s uncertain. And sometimes an underdog is a small town’s beloved but beleaguered landmark, as in Putney, Vermont, the general store, like the mythical phoenix, rose up after burning down. Twice!
The program is free admission, but registration is required.