Visit the hidden New England that only the locals know in Weekends with Yankee, coming to CPTV in May 2017. This 13-part series is named for the long-running publication enjoyed by readers across America for more than 80 years. With New England among the nation’s top tourist destinations, the magazine-style program takes viewers on an insider’s exploration of the cities, countryside locales, and far-flung places in the quaint and scenic region.

The series is hosted by Richard Wiese (Born to Explore) , an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, author, and explorer who has traveled to all seven continents, participated in two expeditions to Antarctica, and cross-country skied to the North Pole. Amy Traverso, a senior food editor at Yankee magazine who has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay, joins Richard as co-host. She highlights recipes, local flavors, and the sense of community that make up the regions’ food and dining scene.

Weekends with Yankee offers an “all-access,” behind-the-scenes pass to the unique attractions that define the region, and the hidden New England that only locals know!

On CPTV: Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Beginning May 7
(Episodes encore Saturdays at 11 a.m. on CPTV and Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on CPTV Sports)


“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

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