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"Great Falls Story" on MontanaPBS Oct. 21

October 7, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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MontanaPBS presents "Great Falls Story: A Tribute To 125 Years" on October 21 at 7 p.m. It will air again October 25 at 4 a.m.

The "Great Falls Story" is the history of everyday life in what was Montana's largest city. Great Falls started as an ambitious dream to make North Central Montana an industrial empire. The dream included parks, buildings, stores and an opera house to rival anywhere.

The story is told through hundreds of photos, rare film from nearly a century ago and first hand stories. It includes accounts from the world's oldest man, Great Falls resident Walter Breuning and "Captain Dynamite," a crowd favorite for blowing himself up at Great Falls ball games.

New York and Los Angeles Emmy Award winning network news correspondent Craig Wirth returns home to Great Falls to join longtime Montana broadcaster Norma Ashby to produce this Montana tribute.

Aaron Pruitt at 406-994-5021 or aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org