Philly Firsts

This documentary explores dozens of firsts including the first African-American Methodist Church, the first art museum, the first international flower show, zoo, the first modern world’s fair, the first computer […]

This documentary explores dozens of firsts including the first African-American Methodist Church, the first art museum, the first international flower show, zoo, the first modern world’s fair, the first computer all the way to the first cheese steak in the 1930s.  We’ll interview historians, re-enactors, experts and average citizens to paint the picture of what Philly’s firsts mean to our country.

This one hour program weaves together history and fun to create a sense of pride in the great city of Philadelphia.  It’s a pride which we believe can be shared by all the residents of Pennsylvania and by any American.

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Watch the premiere of “Philly Firsts” June 5, 2011, 8:00pm and 9:30pm on PBS39