Television show crew sets up shop in Petersburg

Posted at 2:08 PM, Apr 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-18 17:59:20-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) - American Experience, a show that airs on PBS, is currently filming in Petersburg, Virginia.“The Abolitionists” a three hour, three-part docu-drama is scheduled to air on PBS in January, 2013.

Executive producer Sharon Grimberg tells CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil what her crew is doing in town.

Filming is scheduled to end on April 20.  The city of Petersburg estimated the production injected $25,000 into the city's economy. That number is based on a filming fee the city charged and money the cast and crew spent on dining and shopping.