CROWN POINT — Mayor David Uran announced Sunday for the first time publicly the city has been chosen to represent one of five regions in the United States on the “Today in America” series.
The show is hosted by former Pittsburgh Steelers star quarterback Terry Bradshaw, a four-time Super Bowl champion and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Uran said city officials got the news late Friday that the city has been chosen to be featured in the program themed “Hidden Gems: Great Places to Live, Work and Play.”
“We were very honored to be in consideration for the selection process; we are very excited we were chosen,” Uran said.
Officials will have several meetings with the producers to determine what material and footage the city will provide and what footage the producers will shoot on site.
City Administrator Keith Stevens said the mayor’s office still is letting all city officials know that Crown Point has been chosen.
Earlier this month, the Redevelopment Commission authorized an appropriation not to exceed $20,000 to cover the scheduling fee required of participants so the process can move forward without delay.
The city will be featured in five to seven minutes of video on the 30-minute program that will air on 19 regional cable networks. “Today in America” buys time on cable television, including the Travel Channel, CNN Headline News and Fox Business.
“Once the program is complete, the city may use the video in its marketing materials.
Bradshaw narrates the programs, though it is unknown at this time if he will visit Crown Point.
Once the logistical meetings start with producers, Stevens said he expects to have a better idea what the filming process and schedule will entail.
“It’s very exciting,” he said.