A television program commemorating the 140th anniversary of the city of Livermore is now being broadcast several times a week on TV30, the Tri-Valley's community television station.
The program is part of TV30's "About the Tri-Valley" series.
The program features former Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, president of the Tri-Valley Community Television Foundation, who is the host of the show, and Marc Roberts, Livermore City Manager.
"After research with historians and the Livermore Heritage Guild, the program traces the 140 years Livermore has been a city," Kamena said.
In the first chapter of two shows, Roberts brings to life a pictorial presentation of Livermore’s pivotal place in Tri-Valley history.
Roberts, Livermore City Manager for the past five years, chronicles the history of the city, including its incorporation, the creation of the wine industry, ranching and pictures of the city's popular rodeo never before shown.
He also covers rail transportation, the post-war housing boom and the establishment of two national laboratories.
“Probably one of the most surprising things early in our history was the Paris International Exposition in 1889,” Roberts said.
“The French take their wine very seriously," he added. "It was a huge exposition with 17,000 entries. For the very first time the top prize was awarded to a non-French wine -- an 1886 Cresta Blanca Livermore Valley Sauterne.”
About the Tri-Valley is currently airing on Comcast TV Channel 30 and AT&T U-verse on Channel 99. The program may also be viewed anytime and anywhere via video on demand on the TV30 website at tv30.org.
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Dr. Marshall Kamena, President of the Tri-Valley Community Television Foundation and host of "About the Tri-Valley," is joined by guest Marc Roberts, Livermore City Manager on a special edition of the show about Livermore’s 140 Year History.