UM Students Feature Montana Centenarians on Upcoming MontanaPBS Show

February 11, 2015

MISSOULA – At last count, Montana boasted 175 centenarians. Four of those remarkable people and their stories will be featured in the upcoming episode of “Montana Journal: 100 & Counting” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12; 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15; and 1 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, on MontanaPBS.

The show introduces viewers to a 104-year-old Billings man who maintains his regular exercise routine and a 100-year-old Great Falls woman who has overcome great adversity with her positive attitude. The program also will feature a 100-year-old Livingston man who left behind a lasting legacy in his hometown and a 103-year-old woman in Missoula who remains an important figure at the University of Montana.

This marks the 17th year UM School of Journalism students have produced the “Montana Journal” television series. The School of Journalism was founded in 1914 when Dean Arthur Stone pitched some surplus U.S. Army tents on the Oval.

For more information call UM School of Journalism Communication and Events Coordinator Julia Cummings at 406-243-4366 or email julia.cummings@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Julia Cummings, UM School of Journalism communication and events coordinator, 406-243-4366, julia.cummings@mso.umt.edu.