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Councilman Kwanza Hall will be Showcasing the Old 4th Ward on Public Broadcasting, Tonight at 7pm | Business

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Councilman Kwanza Hall will be Showcasing the Old 4th Ward on Public Broadcasting, Tonight at 7pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall will join residents of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood for the premier of BlockHeads – a new show featuring neighborhoods that are improving themselves one property and block at a time.

 “The Old Fourth Ward is on a roll,” said Hall. “It’s great to see our residents and businesses acknowledged for the part they are playing in the block-by-block progress of one of intown Atlanta’s most dynamic neighborhoods.”

The show will debut tonight Wednesday September 8th at 7 pm.

Old Fourth Ward residents will gather for a viewing party at Noni's Deli and Bar on Edgewood Avenue for the 7 p.m. premier.

The show’s name denotes the singular commitment of urban dwellers to their neighbors and the revitalization and sustainability of their neighborhoods. BlockHeads tells their moving stories and offers their insights on how to create and maintain a thriving community. 

Through longtime residents, recent homebuyers and business owners, BlockHeads tells the story of the Old Fourth Ward’s rich history. The neighborhood includes the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as some of the city’s most innovative loft developments and small businesses.

A collaboration between Eastwood Productions and Centergy Studios, BlockHeads highlights the efforts of sustainability advocates and city dwellers to reclaim and restore the vitality of their urban landscape, unveiling the shopping, arts, dining and architectural heritage that their neighborhoods contain. “We want to show viewers the inspirational efforts of the individuals and organizations that are making our city neighborhoods inviting, nurturing and livable again,” said David Mook, president of Centergy Studios, who serves as the Executive Producer of the production. “Cities throughout Georgia and the nation are reversing the urban declines of the 1970s and 1980s block by block and neighborhood by neighborhood. We hope viewers will join us in celebrating the return of this essential element in the national social fabric.”

The pilot episode also will be rebroadcast at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12.