Urban Tellers® On TV!

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Urban Tellers Series via Open Signal

Catch PDX Story Theater’s new series, Urban Tellers® on cable TV!

Liz Vaughan joined our team as videographer in 2017 and wanted to make a TV series that would give people even more access to the real, true stories of the people of Portland. We currently have 18 episodes via Open Signal, Portland’s Community Media Center.

Building on our brand, Portland Story Theater’s new cable-access TV show is called “Urban Tellers®.” The series is filmed and produced by Liz’s company Dead Tech Productions. New episodes air every other Sunday. Each episode features two complete stories that have been performed before a live audience at a Portland Story Theater show. Check the schedule below for dates and times.

The episodes air on channels 11, 22 and 23. Check your TV Guide for info on which channel to go to, depending on whether you have Comcast or Centurylink.  Channel 11 is CAN, Channels 22 and 23 are ITN.

Each episode airs three times!

Here’s The TV Schedule

Episode 1:
Lynn Fitch, “From Folly to Forgiveness” and Sukita Crimmel, ” Courage for Beauty,” airs on
Sunday, 10-01-2017 at  5:30 pm  on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 10-03-2017 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 10-08-2017, at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 2:
Warren McPherson, “November 6, 2000” and Beth Duckles, “Secret Selfies” airs on
Sunday, 10-15-2017 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 10-17-2017 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 10-22-2017 at 9:00 pm  on Channel 23

Episode 3:
Lynne Duddy, “Goddess of the Flame” and Daniel LaForce, “The Healing” airs on
Sunday, 11-05-2017 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 11-07-2017 at  8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 11-12-2017 at 9:00 pm on  Channel 23

Episode 4:
Lawrence Howard, “Just Between the Two of Us” and Beth Rogers “Fairy Tale” airs on
Sunday, 11-19-2017 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 11-21-2017 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 11-26-2017 at 9:00 pm on Channel  23

Episode 5:
Frank Engel, “The Existential Adventures of San Francisco Blackie” and Gigi Rosenberg, “The Ugly Coat” airs on
Sunday, 12-03-2017 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 12-05-2017 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22,  and
Sunday, 12-10-2017 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 6:
Stefanie Brown, “This Is Not My Cancer Story” and Yashar Vasef, “In Between Two Worlds” airs on
Sunday, 12-17-2017 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 12-19-2017 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 12-24-2017 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 7:
Ruiyuan Gao, “Double Edged Sword” and Joan Carrol Baron, “The Power of a Wish”
Sunday, 01-07-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 01-09-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 01-14-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 8:
David Dale, “I’m Alright” and Aristanto Bayu Aji, “Home is Where I Don’t Belong”
Sunday, 01-21-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 01-23-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 01-28-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 9:
Warren McPherson, “Don’t Twist This” and Amy Clemons Kormendy, “When Logic Fails”
Sunday, 02-04-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 02-06-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 02-11-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 10:
Amanda Rain “Bring on the Rain” and Rodrigo Aguirre “Perseverance”
Sunday, 02-18-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 02-20-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 02-25-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 11:
Lynne Duddy “Into the Mist” and Lawrence Howard “The Peddler of Ballaghadereen”
Sunday, 03-04-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 03-06-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 03-11-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 12:
Beth Rogers “Angels ” and Zahra Akubar “I Am More Than the Pieces of My Identity ”
Sunday, 03-18-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11,
Tuesday, 03-20-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22, and
Sunday, 03-25-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23

Episode 13:
Kathy Gillis “Slipped Right In” and Luis Garcia “Peace and Pizza”
Sunday, 04-01-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11 (CAN),
Tuesday, 04-03-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22 (ITN 1), and
Sunday, 04-08-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23 (ITN 2)

Episode 14:
Steve Eggerts “989 Days” and Cindy McGean “Carrying the Couch”
Sunday, 04-15-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11 (CAN),
Tuesday, 04-17-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22 (ITN 1), and
Sunday, 04-22-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23 (ITN 2)

Episode 15:
Frank Engel “Dancing with the Afro-Cuban All Stars” and Gigi Rosenberg “The Only Rule I Broke”
Sunday, 05-06-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11 (CAN),
Tuesday, 05-08-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22 (ITN 1), and
Sunday, 05-13-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23 (ITN 2)

Episode 16:
Sukita Reay Crimmel “The Gift” and Warren McPherson “Keep It In Your Pants”
Sunday, 05-20-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11 (CAN),
Tuesday, 05-22-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22 (ITN 1), and
Sunday, 05-27-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23 (ITN 2)

Episode 17:
Leah Carey “Good Girl Breaking Free” and Kathy Gillis “20 Years In…”
Sunday, 06-03-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11 (CAN),
Tuesday, 06-05-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22 (ITN 1), and
Sunday, 06-10-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23 (ITN 2)

Episode 18:
Beth Rogers “Don’t Look Down” and Beth Duckles “Sweet, Quirky, Smart and Sexy”
Sunday, 06-17-2018 at 5:30 pm on Channel 11 (CAN),
Tuesday, 06-19-2018 at 8:30 pm on Channel 22 (ITN 1), and
Sunday, 06-24-2018 at 9:00 pm on Channel 23 (ITN 2)

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  1. So great that a larger audience will be able to see the amazing srories being shared by Urban Tellers! Best of luck on your new adventure.

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      Hi Donn, Don’t believe that there is a way to watch it on TV unless you are in the Portland metro area. You can watch videos on our YouTube channel on your computer (Not quite the same… but the best we can offer you in Dallas.) Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/pdxstorytheater
      Cheers! Lawrence

    1. LaVonne, Thanks for your interest! We really appreciate it.

      Here is the latest schedule, which we need to update to the page:

      Urban Tellers TV series airs on Open Signal’s channels. The networks are CAN, ITN 1 and ITN 2, on both Centurylink and Comcast. Please refer to your TV guide for specific channel numbers.

      The Spring 2018 Season is Sunday, April 1, 2018 to Saturday, June 30, 2018.

      =================
      Kathy Gillis “Slipped Right In” and Luis Garcia “Peace and Pizza”

      CAN 04-01-2018 05:30 pm
      ITN 1 04-03-2018 08:30 pm
      ITN 2 04-08-2018 09:00 pm
      =================

      Steve Eggerts “989 Days” and Cindy McGean “Carrying the Couch”

      CAN 04-15-2018 05:30 pm
      ITN 1 04-17-2018 08:30 pm
      ITN 2 04-22-2018 09:00 pm
      =================

      Frank Engel “Dancing with the Afro-Cuban All Stars” and Gigi Rosenberg “The Only Rule I Broke”
      CAN 05-06-2018 05:30 pm
      ITN 1 05-08-2018 08:30 pm
      ITN 2 05-13-2018 09:00 pm
      =================

      Sukita Reay Crimmel “The Gift” and Warren McPherson “Keep It In Your Pants”
      CAN 05-20-2018 05:30 pm
      ITN 1 05-22-2018 08:30 pm
      ITN 2 05-27-2018 09:00 pm
      =================

      Leah Carey “Good Girl Breaking Free” and Kathy Gillis “20 Years In…”
      CAN 06-03-2018 05:30 pm
      ITN 1 06-05-2018 08:30 pm
      ITN 2 06-10-2018 09:00 pm
      =================
      Beth Rogers “Don’t Look Down” and Beth Duckles “Sweet, Quirky, Smart and Sexy”
      CAN 06-17-2018 05:30 pm
      ITN 1 06-19-2018 08:30 pm
      ITN 2 06-24-2018 09:00 pm

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