Caught Doing Something Good is WVPT’s ongoing Community Conversations Initiative to understand people’s aspirations for life in our communities. A key piece of feedback we received was that the community wanted us to tell the “good news stories” happening throughout our communities. These are the stories behind organizations and businesses seeking to make life better for friends and neighbors, enhancing our hometowns. The community and its people are mainstay of public broadcasting and WVPT highlights this through this program. WVPT has received tremendous positive feedback from viewers.
It came out of 2 years’ worth of community engagement, where we chatted with numerous individuals, groups and community leaderships set our strategy for programming going forward. As you might expect small market public TV stations have limited resources so we wanted to be sure that we were listening to the community, developing something that is suitable and sustainable, and something that can evolve over time.