Greenfield to be featured in ‘Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid’ series

  • Pedestrians cross Main street in Greenfield. Staff File Photo/Dan Little

Staff Writer
Published: 6/24/2021 5:31:28 PM

GREENFIELD — Greenfield has been chosen to be a featured city in the short-form documentary program, “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid,” according to Mayor Roxann Wedegartner.

“Don’t everybody get excited; Dennis is not showing up,” Wedegartner told city councilors Wednesday night.

“Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid,” hosted by the famed actor Dennis Quaid, produces short-form educational documentaries on subjects such as business, finance, technology, travel, agriculture, health and culture that are then shared with public television stations nationwide.

“I’ve never gotten a really clear answer as to why the city of Greenfield was chosen, except I was told … the city of Greenfield popped up on their radar,” Wedegartner said. “I don’t know why, but I’m really glad it happened.”

She explained that the documentary will be three to five minutes long with the theme, “great places to live, work and play.” The community of Hopewell, Va. was previously featured in this program.

Wedegartner said the opportunity is really good news in terms of putting Greenfield on the map.

“It runs on PBS, and then they will also share it with CNN, CNBC, Fox Business News and other cable outlets to run as they wish,” Wedegartner explained. “After a year, we will own it outright, and we can use it any way we wish — in our marketing efforts and so forth.”

Filming is scheduled to take place for a day and a half in early September, she said. Two members of the community, including one business owner to be chosen by the city, will be interviewed in addition to Wedegartner.

“I don’t have a lot of details,” she said. “It’s early.”

Mary Byrne can be reached at or 413-930-4429. Twitter: @MaryEByrne


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