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If you are a longtime citizen, there’s always the familiar and the sentimental – the scenes of your childhood – people from your past and stories that make you proud to be part of our glorious state. For children, the program offers the chance to learn about home and place. For parents, it’s an opportunity to share your pride in the natural beauty and culture of your community.
Virginia Currents goes behind the scenes of the new PBS series, Mercy Street, during its production in Petersburg. We talk with the creator and executive producer to find out about the inspiration behind this historic Civil War drama. And we meet VA Film Location Manager Tom Trigo, who tells us some tricks of the trade that turns shoot locations into different cities from different eras.