Our Evening at WKAR presentation of Call the Midwife attracted more than 75 guests who laughed and yet were touched by the moving first episode of the new PBS series. Call the Midwife premieres Sunday, September 30, on WKAR.
When WKAR station manager Susi Elkins asked "What do you think?" after the screening, there was plenty of audible approval and conversations with guests after only reinforced that fact.
High Praise from Guests
Pat Klein, Rick Fisher and Susan Tenny attended the event. It was the first "Evening at WKAR" event for all of them.
"The show drew me in right away with its authentic period feel and compelling storyline," Klein said. "I appreciated the mix of humor, quirkiness and intense situations and emotions. Based on this first episode, I'm sure Call the Midwife will be must-see TV for me this season," she added.
Fisher also commented on the technical aspects of the program, noting that the cinematography captured the feel of the period, which was early 1950s in post WWII London.
Klein noted that she appreciated the screenings and recent WKAR events. "Those of us who attend any of these events are bound to feel more connected to and invested in our public TV station, and that can only be good for WKAR."
Susi Elkins also took questions from the audience about upcoming programs on WKAR. It was clear that the return of Downton Abbey is highly anticipated!
Call the Midwife premieres on Sunday, September 30, at 8 p.m. on WKAR and will be repeated Fridays at 10 p.m. The show will also air Thursdays at 9 p.m. on WKAR World and be available at WKAR.org for 30 days past the broadcast date of each episode.