MPT to premiere ‘Rhea: A Life in Television’ on May 18

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Courtesy: Maryland Public Television.

Though Rhea Feikin signed off the air on March 1, Maryland Public Television is not done celebrating its “First Lady.”

The network announced a new half-hour special, “Rhea: A Life in Television,” documenting Feikin’s five decade career before the camera, scheduled to air on May 18 at 8 p.m. and again on May 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring filmmaker John Waters, former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, and Baltimore Center Stage executive director Michael Ross, the special lets the guests flip the script and interview Feikin about her life and work.

Maryland Public Television President and CEO Larry Unger will also ask about all the productions Feikin worked on at the network, from “Consumer Survival Kit” to “Chesapeake Collectibles,” and former producer Donald Thoms will discuss one of her most famous roles: hosing fundraising drives.

Last week the network released a short promo for the show that includes Waters declaring to Feikin “I love you more than my mustache” before they toast with what appear to be martinis.

Read Baltimore Fishbowl‘s in-depth interview with Feikin just before her retirement here.

Brandon Weigel

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