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Day in the Life, A: A Reenactment of the Battle at New Market Heights

(Running time: 21 minutes)


On September 29, 1864, on fields south of New Market Road, African-American soldiers serving in the U.S. Colored Troops led an assault against Richmond’s outer ring of defenses. One-hundred fifty years later, Henrico County brought the day back to life. More than 100 acres of Henrico farmland were transformed into the New Market Heights battlefield. Nearly 1,000 reenactors traveled from around the country to recreate the battle of New Market Heights. Watch how Henrico County bears witness — both then and now — to a significant moment in American history.

Dawn of Life, The [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 29 minutes)

Learn what it takes to become a foster parent in Henrico County, and the many personal rewards gained by real-life foster parents and children.

Decision, The: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

(Running time: 23 minutes)


At the age of 18 young adults in the foster care system must make a daunting decision: opt out of foster care now, or age out at 21 and receive benefits to help transition into adulthood. HCTV features four young adults who share their struggles and successes, as well as their decisions to opt out or stay in foster care. Join us as we hear their stories, and learn what foster care professionals say about remaining in the system until age 21.

Deep in the Night: REM Sleep and Dreams [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)

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Everyone dreams. Dreams are a normal part of our sleep cycle, and are beneficial to our health, memory retention, learning and self-awareness. While dreams may be recurring, prophetic, scary, sad, funny or downright weird, psychiatrists believe we can find meaning in these subconscious creations of our brains. Join HCTV as we explore Rapid Eye Movement sleep and the significance of dreams in Deep in the Night: REM Sleep and Dreams.

Defining Our Past: Street Names [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)


Defining Our Past is back with more stories behind Henrico’s names and places. In this second edition, host Ryan Eubank examines the local lore of street names. How did Henrico’s streets and roads get their names, and how are new names developed? Ride along as HCTV sheds some light on this fascinating topic.

Defining Our Past: The Stories Behind Henrico’s Names and Places [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)


Have you ever wondered how streets, neighborhoods, districts, or Henrico County got their names? HCTV’s new series, Defining Our Past, will shed some light on their origins. In this first episode, host Ryan Eubank takes you on a tour of Henrico’s past starting with the founding of the Citie of Henricus.

Digging the Truth: Archaeology In and Around Henrico  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)

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Documenting our history can be fascinating, but written historical records don’t always tell the whole story. HCTV takes you on a journey into the dirt of Henrico as archaeologists uncover the truth about the past right here in our own backyard.

Dining Out in Henrico [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 30 minutes)

Watch the Henrico Health Department conduct an actual restaurant health inspection, and find out how you can monitor violations in your favorite eatery.

Domestic Violence: It’s Closer Than You Think

(Running time: 15 minutes)


Last year, Henrico County Police responded to more than 5,000 domestic violence calls. Domestic violence knows no economic, racial, educational or jurisdictional boundaries — it occurs in every neighborhood throughout our county and nation. Join HCTV as we talk to domestic violence survivors and advocates to learn what help is available in Domestic Violence: It’s Closer Than You Think.

Douglas Southall Freeman: Voice of the Confederate Soldier

(Running time: 38 minutes)


From a very early age, Douglas Southall Freeman dedicated himself to accurately recording the story of the Army of Northern Virginia and Robert E. Lee. His meticulous research methods and commitment to his work established him as a nationally known newspaper editor, radio commentator, military expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Join HCTV in this edition of Central Virginia Biographies as we explore what inspired and motivated Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman: Voice of the Confederate Soldier.

Dr. Richard Archibald Patterson: A Self-Made Man

(Running time: 26 minutes)


Henrico residents probably recognize the name Patterson as one of the roads they often drive. The road’s namesake, however, is likely an afterthought. Dr. Richard Archibald Patterson was a giant of his time — a tobacco pioneer who helped forge his community’s recovery from the Civil War; a public servant and philanthropist; a doctor and Civil War surgeon; and a proud Henrico resident who envisioned big things for his community. Join HCTV as we uncover the story of the man, his era and the community he served.

Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr.: The Man Behind the Bow Tie

(Running time: 35 minutes)

William Cleveland Bosher Junior was born January 21, 1946 in Richmond, and spent his childhood on his family’s small farm in Hanover County. He landed his first teaching job in 1968 at Henrico’s J.R. Tucker High School at the age of 22, eventually becoming Superintendent of Schools for Henrico County, Chesterfield County, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He influenced the education of countless children and was known for his educational expertise nationally and internationally — as well as his trademark bow tie. His legacy is in the lives he touched and the spirit of hope he cultivated everywhere he went. Join HCTV as we experience his extraordinary life in Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr.: The Man Behind the Bow Tie.

Driving Force: Henrico’s Traffic Safety Unit

(Running time: 27 minutes)


Henrico Police’s Traffic Safety Unit is completely focused on ensuring safety on the county’s roadways. Whether they’re investigating a crash, arresting a drunk driver, educating students or simply informing citizens of a new law, the 15 members of this unit are serious about traffic safety. Join HCTV as we look inside the Driving Force: Henrico’s Traffic Safety Unit.

E Pluribus Unum: The Changing Face of Henrico County

(Running time: 29 minutes)


For centuries, Henrico County has been a destination for people seeking a better life. From the natives who first settled thousands of years ago and the English colonists of the 17th century, to refugees from war-torn countries in the Balkans, Asia, and Africa, our county has become a mosaic of cultures, and a microcosm of the world’s peoples. Join HCTV for a colorful glimpse into what brings people here from far and wide.

Early Intervention in Action: The Henrico Parent Infant Program

(Running time: 20 minutes)

Most children reach developmental milestones around the same age, though some children require additional support to reach these goals. Henrico’s Parent Infant Program works with children who are in need of support services from birth to age three. Join HCTV as we see early intervention in action and how children can thrive with these specialized support services.

Edward A. Beck: Manager, Leader, Visionary

(Running time: 23 minutes)


Edward A. Beck, Henrico’s fourth county manager, led Henrico for a quarter of a century during times of significant growth. Beck drew upon his unique skills as a civil engineer to guide the county through a period of transition following World War II. His vision resulted in the vastly different, modernized Henrico that we know today. Join HCTV as we explore Beck’s life, his leadership style and the legacy he left behind.

Elizabeth Jane Holladay: Trailblazer of Public Education

(Running time: 15 minutes)


Henrico County Public Schools is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier school systems, but this modern model of excellence comes from humble beginnings. One cornerstone was laid in the late 19th century, in the parlor of a home on Mountain Road, where a dedicated teacher began sharing her love of learning with a handful of children from the nearby farms. By the time she was done, Elizabeth Jane Holladay had helped build a foundation for public education in Henrico. Students today continue to learn under her watchful eye — at Holladay Elementary School in central Henrico, just a couple miles from her original classroom. Join HCTV as we learn about Miss Lizzie, her life and her dedication to education.

Elko Files, The: History and Mystery in Eastern Henrico

(Running time: 21 minutes)

The Elko tract in eastern Henrico County is a place where you can’t always believe what you see. It’s also a place of purpose, reinvention and promise. What remains today has been called a “lost city,” and much has been speculated about its past. The Elko name marks a middle school and a community center, and with land for further development, the tract remains a vital part of Henrico’s plan for the future. Join HCTV as we explore the mysteries and misunderstandings of the Elko Files.

Emergency! Henrico’s 911 Operations [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

What happens after a call comes into Henrico’s 911 centers? Find out how quickly and effectively 911 works in this HCTV special.

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

(Running time: 23 minutes)


Hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms, and even earthquakes are year-round threats in Henrico County. Being prepared for emergencies can be as easy as having a plan, staying informed, and knowing what to do when disasters occur. Join HCTV as we learn from the experts how to survive severe weather emergencies.

Energy Wise: The Henrico County Energy Management System  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 13 minutes)


Since implementing Henrico’s Energy Management program more than 10 years ago, the county has saved more than $2 million each year on energy costs. From designing and building LEED certified facilities, to using more energy efficient light bulbs, Henrico’s efforts are promoting environmental friendliness and saving our taxpayer’s dollars.

Enterprise Zone [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 13 minutes)

Henrico’s committed to revitalizing its older commercial corridors. See what benefits and assistance business owners can find through participating in the county’s Enterprise Zone program.

Evolution of Excellence, An: Henrico County Police Division
[Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 13 minutes)


Honor. Professionalism. Commitment. Compassion. Accountability. These core values guide the men and women of the Henrico County Police Division as they serve and protect the community. The division has changed dramatically over the years, growing and evolving with law enforcement’s best practices. Watch as the division has morphed into an internationally accredited, modern day force in An Evolution of Excellence: Henrico County Police Division.

Evolving Legend, An: The Story of Robert E. Lee

(Running time: 38 minutes)


The mere mention of Robert E. Lee conjures up the image of a gray-haired, gray-bearded, gray-suited Confederate General, forever trapped in an 1865 photograph or in a bronze and stone monument. In reality, the Civil War was only four years of his multifaceted, fascinating life, and he was infinitely more complex than the icon he has become. In death, Robert E. Lee still commands attention. He will inevitably fascinate and divide opinion as long as his story continues to unfold. Join HCTV as we explore the controversial figure in “An Evolving Legend: The Story of Robert E. Lee.”

Extending Knowledge: Virginia Cooperative Extension in Henrico County  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)


Virginia Cooperative Extension has been providing scientifically based knowledge for our community for more than 80 years. With programs covering Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth activities, and Family and Consumer Sciences, residents of Henrico County are becoming smarter consumers and are more involved in their family’s lives than ever before. Join HCTV as we explore the many offerings of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Eye in the Sky: The Metro Aviation Unit

(Running time: 23 minutes)


Those charged with the task of maintaining public safety go to great lengths — and great heights — to accomplish their goal. This is certainly true of one elite police unit headquartered at Richmond International Airport. The Metro Aviation Unit is a partnership between the Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield and the City of Richmond. Pilots from each jurisdiction assist in a wide array of public safety functions over a landmass of more than 750 square miles with a population of nearly one million people. Fly along with HCTV as police pilots give us a spectacular view of what they do to keep us safe.

Eyes on the Future: Henrico’s Planning Department

(Running time: 17 minutes)


Henrico’s quality development, managed growth and balanced mix of commercial and residential property is no accident. The Planning Department’s professional team of experienced, talented staff imagines how the landscape of the county will look years into the future, often relying on lessons of the past and future trends to guide them. Join HCTV as we examine the Planning Department’s processes and principles as they develop a vision for Henrico’s future growth.

Faith, Smiles and Public Service: The Story of Dr. Jacob L. Adams

(Running time: 16 minutes)

Jacob L. Adams Elementary School sits along Laburnum Avenue in Henrico’s East End. Opened in 1967, the school is named for Dr. Jacob L. Adams, a former member and Chair of the Henrico School Board and a beloved dentist in the Highland Springs area. An active community member, Adams was devoted to his local church, his patients, and his family. While serving on the School Board from 1945 to 1963, Dr. Adams oversaw a period of significant growth with the addition of 30 new public schools. Join HCTV as we shed light on Jacob L. Adams’ Highland Springs legacy.

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A commercial to highlight and promote the new book about the Civil War in Henrico County.

Finding a Way Back: The Heroin Crisis in Henrico County
(Running time: 22 minutes)

Heroin has become a rampant killer across the United States. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said use of the powerful narcotic had reached an epidemic level. Henrico officials have assembled a task force to work with the community and treatment providers to develop a strong, comprehensive approach to confront the challenges of heroin. Join HCTV as we look inside this public health emergency and find where help is available.

Firehouse Flashbacks [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 30 minutes)

Dalmatians, trumpets and wet beards all have something in common. Learn about Henrico’s fire history, traditions and legends as HCTV chronicles the evolution of firefighting in the county.

First Pitch, The: History of the Tuckahoe Little League

(Running time: 18 minutes)


In the late 1950s baseball became America’s favorite pastime, and it was every young boy’s dream to play the game. For the kids in Henrico, there was no organized league that would allow them to play—until a group of fathers joined forces to form the Tuckahoe Little League. Through the years, the league has prospered and multiple generations of boys and girls have experienced baseball and softball on first-class fields. The tradition continues today, and HCTV takes you back to those glory years in The First Pitch: History of the Tuckahoe Little League.

Focus on Fathers: Henrico’s Fatherhood Initiative Program [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 12 minutes)


Henrico’s Fatherhood Initiative Program is designed to help fathers learn how to re-engage with their children, how to be responsible role models, manage emotions and become the best fathers they can be. Join HCTV as we talk to the experts in Social Services, as well as some participating fathers, to learn more about this program and how it benefits families and our society.

Food Allergies [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

Food allergies are on the rise, and allergic reactions can range from slight itching to anaphylaxis and even death. A food allergy can be triggered by eating, touching or even smelling certain foods, and there is no immunization available to desensitize patients. See how food allergies affect the lives of children and adults, and how they consciously avoid dangerous foods.

For the Record: Henrico’s Circuit Court Clerk’s Office [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)


The Henrico Circuit Courts Clerk’s Office serves the community in countless ways, including access to public records and assistance with matters related to both civil and criminal cases held in Henrico Circuit Court. The Clerk’s Record Room houses millions of documents. These public records date back to the early years of Henrico County and preserve the history of our community.

Forging Freedom: The Story of Gabriel’s Rebellion 

(Running time: 29 minutes)


Were it not for a typical late summer storm in Central Virginia, the events planned for August 30, 1800 might have changed the history of our country forever. A slave named Gabriel, owned by Thomas Henry Prosser of Brookfield plantation, conceived and organized a widespread slave uprising. Involving several Virginia localities, it was possibly the most far-reaching slave uprising planned in the history of the South. The plan might have succeeded had it not been for a sudden, severe downpour and the disclosure of the plot by several slaves, including Tom and Pharoah, who belonged to Mosby Sheppard of Meadow Farm. The alarm went out and the rebellion was thwarted. The effects of the conspiracy were profound and as a result, county and state leaders instituted legislation to regulate the movement of slaves and free blacks. Join HCTV as we tell the story of Gabriel and the failed insurrection in Forging Freedom: The Story of Gabriel’s Rebellion.

Foundations in Time: Henrico’s Architectural Treasures [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 36 minutes)

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Henrico County is home to an amazing variety of architectural styles — from Colonial to Greek revival, art deco to post-modern. In this series, HCTV tours the county’s architectural landscape and meets people who are involved with the design, restoration and recognition of significant structures. You’ll find the story of architecture is just as much about the people who love these great buildings.

Foundations in Time II: More of Henrico’s Architectural Treasures [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 32 minutes)


In this second edition of Foundations in Time: Henrico’s Architectural Treasures, HCTV visits two very different houses, from very different eras. The early 20th century Mankin Mansion showcases the talents of brickmaker E.T. Mankin, and the Druin-Horner House is a rare survivor from 18th century Henrico. Both are included on the National Register of Historic Places and are recipients of the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee’s Award of Merit for restoration. HCTV explores how the intricate story of our county’s past can be told through historic buildings.

Four Centuries of Conflict and Confusion: The History of Dutch Gap

(Running time: 22 minutes)

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The history of Dutch Gap and the people who lived there spans four centuries of conflict and confusion. The Dutch Gap canal, located on the James River near the 17th-century Citie of Henricus, was originally constructed during the Civil War to shortcut the seven-mile loop around Farrar’s Island. Join HCTV as we learn about Dutch Gap, how it got its name, and the many wars and battles fought throughout its history.

Four Legged Force, The: Life in Henrico’s K-9 Unit  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 34 minutes)


Whether they’re chasing down the bad guy, tracking a trail, sniffing out drugs or alerting their handlers to explosives, some of the most dedicated and hard-working members of Henrico’s Division of Police also happen to be man’s best friend. Join HCTV as we take a look at Henrico’s canine unit, and meet the officers who work with their furry and feisty partners to help protect our citizens and solve crimes in The Four Legged Force: Life in Henrico’s K-9 Unit.

Fourth Estate, The: The Story of the Richmond Times-Dispatch  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 34 minutes)


In 1850 the first edition of The Daily Dispatch was printed providing Richmonders with headline news for a mere penny. More than 150 years and four generations of family publishing later, the Richmond Times-Dispatch continues to roll off the presses 365 days a year. Technology may have changed the way newspapers are printed, but providing local news to central Virginia remains at the heart of this revered local treasure. Join HCTV as we tell the story of The Fourth Estate.

Fresh Set of Eyes, A: Restaurant Inspections in Henrico

(Running time: 22 minutes)


We all enjoy a good meal out, right? In fact, Americans dine out four to five times a week on average. No one plans to contract a foodborne illness as a result, but it happens far more often than is reported. The dedicated food safety team in Henrico’s Health Department performs thousands of inspections each year on the county’s more than 1,100 foodservice establishments to assess risks and protect the public from potential hazards. Join HCTV and our Environmental Health Specialists as we take you inside the inspection process.

Friend In Need, A [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

Featuring Henrico’s Animal Protection Division, and how you can become a parent to a furry little four-legged friend.

From Investigation to Education: Inside the Office of the Fire Marshal

(Running time: 23 minutes)


From finding the source of a fire and enforcing fire laws, to educating school children and inspecting businesses for fire safety, the Office of the Fire Marshal covers a diverse and extensive area of responsibility to ensure the safety of Henrico residents. HCTV follows the Fire Marshals in the field as they investigate for possible arson, train to use firearms, simulate a fire escape for kids, put an accelerant-detecting canine to work and more in From Investigation to Education: Inside the Office of the Fire Marshal.

From Shoe Man to Supervisor: Robert Coleman Longan (1885-1960)

(Running time: 19 minutes)


Robert C. Longan left an indelible mark across Henrico despite the limits of his own education. Longan grew up on his family’s farm in rural Louisa County, before moving to Richmond where he married and became a successful businessman. In 1920, he opened Longan’s Family Shoe Store downtown at Fifth and Broad, and in 1943 was elected to represent the Tuckahoe District on the Henrico Board of Supervisors. Longan retired from the board on December 31, 1959, and died from a heart attack the very next day. He left such a mark on Henrico that community leaders thought of him in 1964, when a new elementary school was being planned off West End Drive. R.C. Longan Elementary was dedicated two years later, in 1966.

From Stuffing to Starving: Dealing with Eating Disorders  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)


From anorexia to binging, eating disorders are life-threatening illnesses that impact the mental and physical health of millions each year. The fear and avoidance of eating, inability to control eating and purging after eating can cause damage to every major organ in the body. Join HCTV as we hear the stories of several people who have battled eating disorders and learn how they found help.

From the Garbage to the Grid: A Powerful By-Product of Henrico’s Trash [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)

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We all generate household waste, we all use electricity. Those two undeniable facts of life have come to an enterprising intersection at the Springfield Road Landfill. Henrico based INGENCO Distributed Energy has partnered with the county to use the methane produced from decomposing garbage to fuel a four-megawatt power plant. Take an electrifying trip to the landfill with HCTV’s Ryan Eubank, and learn all about this ultimate form of recycling in From The Garbage to The Grid: A Powerful By-Product of Henrico’s Trash.

From the Ground Up: Henrico County GIS

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Since 1997, the Geographic Information System — or GIS — has continued to evolve and assist an increasing number of Henrico residents and internal agencies. This complex, computerized, geographic database assists everyone from 911 communication officers dispatching emergency responders to residents accessing a free, public parcel viewer. Join HCTV as we look inside GIS and its many cutting edge applications.

From the Mines of Henrico: The Beginnings of our Nation’s Coal Industry

(Running time: 21 minutes)

Coal has been used as an energy source worldwide for thousands of years. In the United States, the coal industry originated on the banks of the James River and mines right here in Henrico County. Join HCTV as we document the industry’s rise and fall, and see what remains today of Henrico’s often overlooked coal history.

Frozen in Time: The Ruins of the James River Steam Brewery

(Running time: 23 minutes)


The arched cellar entrance of David Yuengling Junior’s once mighty James River Steam Brewery is a portal to an amazing tale that lies buried in a Rocketts Landing hillside, nearly forgotten for a century. The mysterious facade bears no trace of the famous name or the tumultuous times during which an American staple, lager beer, was produced on a massive scale right here in Henrico County. Join HCTV for a journey into the cellars and back in time.

Gaining New Territory: Gang Awareness in Henrico

(Running time: 14 minutes)


Gangs are no longer a metropolitan or inner-city problem as they gain new territory in suburban communities — they cross racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographical boundaries. Henrico’s Gang Investigative Team is committed to preventing, intervening and suppressing gang activity in our county. Join HCTV as we learn how Henrico County Police are actively identifying gang activity in Gaining New Territory: Gang Awareness in Henrico.

Garden Retreats: Stopping to Smell the Roses [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 31 minutes)

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Join HCTV on a captivating journey through local gardens to discover the wonderful colors, sounds, and people that create these beautiful retreats. You’ll see gardens that are formal, traditional, and whimsical, and learn why they enrich the lives of the people who so passionately call them home.

George Henry Moody: A Man to Remember, A Name to Honor

(Running time: 21 minutes)


George Henry Moody held the office of superintendent for 13 of his 38 years with Henrico County Schools, and was honored and lauded in countless ways. He was a humble man, from humble beginnings, and is worthy of remembrance for leaving an indelible mark as an educator, a leader, and as a humanitarian in Henrico County. Join HCTV as we explore the man for whom Moody Middle School was named in George Henry Moody: A Man to Remember, A Name to Honor.

Get into the Zone: Henrico’s New Enterprise Zones [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 12 minutes)

The revitalizing of Henrico’s business zones is the topic of this HCTV special feature.


Get Your Game On: Open Gym

(Running time: 14 minutes)


Whether your game is pickleball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton or basketball, you can hit the courts in Henrico County’s Open Gym program! Open Gym invites all ages and levels of experience (or inexperience) to get active and healthy without paying for expensive gym memberships or costly fitness classes. Join HCTV as we watch teens to seniors discover the benefits of exercise and meeting new friends in Get Your Game On: Open Gym.

Gift from the Heart, A: Fostering Our Children [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

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Being a foster parent is a gift from the heart. Join HCTV as we explore the lives of foster families and discover that every family’s story is unique. Henrico County parents, children and social workers highlight the rewards of fostering our children and show how the family unit is one of life’s masterpieces.

Giving Thanks: The History and Origins of Thanksgiving

(Running time: 22 minutes)

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Thanksgiving is celebrated all over the country. When we gather around the table to share a meal with family and friends, do we ever think about how the holiday began? Traditions dating back hundreds of years are still honored today, from turkey and stuffing to parades and football. Join HCTV as we explore the origins of one of America’s most cherished holidays.

Going to Work: The Capital Area Training Consortium [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)

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Need help finding a job? CATC has resources for building your resume, getting fresh training, and finding that perfect position for career success.

Going Up? The History and Evolution of the Modern Elevator

(Running time: 18 minutes)


Elevators provide a fast, practical way to move in our daily lives. The elevator — or “lift” as it’s known in some parts of the world — was not originally designed with people in mind. They carried materials and freight for industry. However, elevators quickly became a selling point for hotels and helped bring about modern skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building. Join HCTV as we look at the evolution of the modern elevator and how Henrico’s Department of Building Inspections ensures our county’s elevators are safe and sound.

Great War Remembered, The: Henrico’s Story of Service and Support

(Running time: 31 minutes)

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On April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered what would eventually come to be known as World War I. Every aspect of our society was affected. The citizens of Henrico County contributed their money, food, energy, and lives to the war effort. Henrico was also the site of a munitions plant staffed by patriotic women in what is now Sandston. Although millions died in combat or from disease, few reminders of the conflict exist today. Through archival film, posters, photographs, and the wartime letters of Meadow Farm’s Sheppard Crump, HCTV takes you back to the forgotten war.

Greetings from Lakeside: Past, Present and Future [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 33 minutes)

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Often described as a little slice of Mayberry, Lakeside is a community with a distinct character, where there are plenty of reminders of “the good old days.” Take a walk down memory lane with HCTV to find out what makes Lakeside so unique, and learn about the forces behind the revitalization of one of the county’s first suburbs and business corridors.

H2O Henrico: From the River to Your Home [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 20 minutes)


Quality drinking water doesn’t just happen; it involves science, time, and the dedication of Henrico’s Water Treatment Facility staff. After years of planning and debating through the so-called “water wars” with the city of Richmond, Henrico County opened its own water treatment plant in 2004. Take a tour with HCTV and see how this fascinating facility uses sophisticated techniques and technology to treat and distribute your drinking water from the James River to your home.

Happy Holidays in Henrico [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 12 minutes)

Bundle up for the winter season with HCTV as we show you beautiful holiday scenes in Henrico County. See the magical decorations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, the holidays of yesteryear at Meadow Farm Museum, and the festive boats decked-out on the James in the “Parade of Lights.”

Health Care for the Common Good: Henrico County’s Health Department

(Running time: 21 minutes)


Through its divisions of clinical, environmental, emergency preparedness and epidemiology, the Henrico County Health Department is committed to the public health and well-being of our residents. From providing health care to refugees and expectant mothers, to ensuring proper operations of private wells, county restaurants and hotels, our health department staff is vigilant in their quest for the common good.

Heart of the Matter, The: Atrial Fibrillation [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 23 minutes)


Atrial fibrillation is a disorder in the heart’s electrical system which causes the two upper chambers to contract irregularly. This condition can be treated with medications, but more severe cases may require surgery. HCTV explores the stories of Atrial fibrillation patients who benefited from different surgeries, and we talk to several leading cardiologists who explain these procedures.

Helping Hand, A: Henrico’s Community Corrections Program [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 13 minutes)

HCTV discovers that helping Henrico’s adults on probation also keeps our jail system healthy and maintains inmate populations at manageable levels.

Henrico Advantage Card PSA  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 5 minutes)

The new Henrico Advantage Card program offers bonus rewards for customers at participating local businesses. The program was designed to celebrate Henrico County’s 400th anniversary in 2011, while encouraging local residents to shop at participating retailers and businesses in Henrico. Join HCTV in this special video announcement to learn where you can pick up your FREE Henrico Advantage Card, and learn how to take advantage of great discounts and offers from your local businesses.

Henrico: Employer of Choice [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 12 minutes)

See how Henrico’s Department of Human Resources attracts and retains a world class workforce for a world class community.

Henrico County General Services: A Partnership of Excellence [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)


Teamwork and dedication drive the employees in the Department of General Services to provide a quality life for Henrico residents. From building security to maintaining school buses and emergency vehicles, General Services’ partnership of excellence provides unparalleled support in ways you never imagined.

Henrico County Law Enforcement Explorers  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Join HCTV as we introduce you to law enforcement through the eyes of explorers. Dedicated to helping young adults prepare for a career in law enforcement, this program is full of exciting challenges that promote character development and good citizenship. Watch and learn alongside Henrico’s youth as they take part in authentic hands-on crime fighting techniques taught to them by Henrico’s Division of Police.

Henrico H2O [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 8 minutes)

See how water gets from the James River to your home through Henrico’s New Water Treatment Plant.

Henrico Holiday, A {updated}

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Celebrate the holidays with HCTV as we explore the sights and sounds of the season right here in Henrico.  Join us on the James River to see the spectacular Parade of Lights. Travel back to a simpler time with the “Holiday Song & Dance Movie Night” at the Henrico Theatre, and visit some of the most decked out, decorated homes around. Embrace all the splendor of the season in A Henrico Holiday.

Henrico Police Animal Protection Unit  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)

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Each year close to 3,500 companion animals arrive at the Henrico Police Animal Shelter in need of a new home — dogs and cats, of course, but also guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and even goats and chickens. HCTV visits with area residents who have adopted these furry (and feathered) friends and talks to the officers of the Animal Protection Unit who work with the animals — both wild and domestic — in our neighborhoods every day.

Henrico Police Athletic League [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) provides a safe environment for at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 15. Through educational, athletic and social programs, PAL creates a positive relationship between police officers and young people. HCTV takes you inside the PAL program to experience the benefits and learn about the wide variety of opportunities for our young citizens.

Henrico Homicide: The Murder of Robert Lee Cox Jr.

(Running time: 18 minutes)


On June 8, 2010 Robert Cox Jr. was violently murdered while sitting in his car listening to music. Henrico Police’s Homicide Unit is still searching for leads and raking through evidence, but they need your help. Any additional tip, no matter how small, may be just what these detectives need to solve this senseless murder. Join HCTV as we delve into this homicide case, talk to friends of the deceased, and meet the Henrico detectives who will not stop searching until the killer is brought to justice.

Henrico Sheriff’s Summer Student Academy [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)

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The Henrico County Sheriff’s Office relies on scores of specially trained deputies to keep the county’s two jails running safely and efficiently. But in 2011, the rising cost of overtime had become a growing concern. And — it turns out — the mother of invention. The Sheriff’s Office partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University to establish the Summer-Student Basic Jailor Academy. Join HCTV as we explore how the academy has helped avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime payments for the county, and has provided valuable, hands-on experience for students pursuing careers in criminal justice.

Henrico Statesman: Charles M. Johnson 1919-1981

(Running time: 20 minutes)


Charles Monroe Johnson didn’t intend to shape the future of Henrico County when he settled near Bethlehem Road after World War II. As a young husband and father, he wanted simply to live in a strong, vibrant community. Today, Charles M. Johnson Elementary School stands as a testament to one man’s willingness to step up, to volunteer and to devote himself to his community. Join HCTV as we talk to family members, friends and colleagues who share their stories of a true Henrico Statesman.

Henrico S.W.A.T.: Ready for the Call [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 20 minutes)


When citizens have a problem they call the police, but when the police have a problem they call S.W.A.T. Feel the intensity as they push the envelope to make a dangerous situation safe. In a moment’s notice they are called to Henrico’s most alarming crises, but it’s all in a days work for the S.W.A.T team.

Henrico Victim/Witness Assistance Program, The

(Running time: 15 minutes)

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When a serious crime occurs in Henrico, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Police work together to prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law. Crime victims and witnesses are essential in bringing offenders to justice, and advocates in the Victim/Witness Assistance Program support them throughout the process. Advocates are committed 24-hours-a-day to advise in legal matters, provide protection and offer counseling to help victims and witnesses get through this difficult time.

Henrico Wildlife: Sharing The Habitat  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)

From deer and raccoons to snakes and beavers, Henrico County and the surrounding area has a rich population of wildlife that residents can enjoy and learn to understand. Peacefully coexisting with these animals includes respecting the fact that they are wild. Encountering wildlife in Henrico can be a positive, enriching experience. Join HCTV as we explore how to share the habitat with these wonderful creatures.

Henrico’s Iron: Ironclad Battles on the James River

(Running time: 25 minutes)


The James River in eastern Henrico County serves as a watery grave for three mighty ships from the Civil War. Today, the CSS Richmond, Virginia II and Fredericksburg remain casualties from the James River Squadron and footnotes to America’s struggle to unite its North and South. But during the War, they marked an advanced breed of armored ship. They were Ironclads that forever changed naval combat. HCTV uncovers the untold story of Henrico’s maritime combats during the Civil War in Henrico’s Iron: Ironclad Battles on the James River.

Henrico’s Legacy: Commemorating 400 Years

(Running time: 53 minutes)


In 1611, the “city or “town” of Henrico, was established as the second settlement of Virginia. By 1634, Henrico, named for the king’s eldest son Henry, Prince of Wales, would become one of the eight original shires of Virginia. As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henrico County, we embrace the history that made us what we are today. Join HCTV as we explore Henrico’s long journey of survival, independence and discovery, and learn about the people and events that shaped the county along the way in Henrico’s Legacy: Commemorating 400 Years.

Henrico’s View of the James River and Kanawha Canal

(Running time: 21 minutes)

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The mighty James flows through Henrico County like a great provider of wealth and opportunity. Early settlers in the new world saw that shipping goods and services along its waterways would be beneficial. This is a story of triumph and tragedies as we look at historic Henrico experiences along the James River and Kanawha Canal.

Henrico’s Wild Side: Living with the Creatures Among Us

(Running time: 16 minutes)


From foxes, skunks and deer to raccoons, opossums and even black bears, Henrico County residents may encounter wild life at any given time, even in their own backyards. Join HCTV as we talk to the Police Animal Control Officers to find out how they work with wild animals, what we should do if we happen upon them and how we can all learn to coexist in Henrico’s Wild Side: Living with the Creatures Among Us.

Hermitage Enterprises: Staffing and Labor Services

(Running time: 30 minutes)


Hermitage Enterprises’ mission is to provide vocational and day support services to Henrico citizens with intellectual disabilities. Join HCTV as we meet these hard working individuals, and learn how Hermitage Enterprises supports, educates and trains its production staff while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.

Hidden Beauty: The Wildflowers of Virginia

(Running time: 29 minutes)


From coastal wetlands to the western mountains, Virginia is one of the most naturally diverse states in the country. Native wildflowers are part of our heritage and add to the beauty of our surroundings. To fully appreciate their wonder, stop and look carefully to find the hidden beauty in these natural works of art.

Hidden History, A: The Story of East End Cemetery

(Running time: 21 minutes)

On the brightest of days, sunlight finds a way to cut through the canopies of mature trees at East End Cemetery in Henrico County. Don’t be misled by the heavy undergrowth and tangles of vines — this is sacred ground, the final resting place for thousands of African-Americans from the turn of the 20th century. Join HCTV as we gain insight into the cemetery’s rich cultural history, and learn how the land is slowly being reclaimed by volunteers determined to uncover East End’s secrets.

Historic Henrico Churches: Windows to Our Past

(Running time: 28 minutes)


The story of Henrico’s historic churches began in 1611 when Sir Thomas Dale established a settlement on the edge of the western frontier. From those early days at Henricus to today’s ever-changing communities, historic churches are the windows to our past. Join HCTV as we explore the culture, heritage, and architecture of these celebrated places of worship.

History of Gravel Hill, The 

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Gravel Hill sits tucked away in eastern Henrico County, bearing only humble monuments to its extraordinary history. Among the rustic surroundings are a scattering of modest homes, a small church and an old school building. The community dates back to 1771, and has persevered against the odds due to grit, determination, self-reliance and pride. Join HCTV as we tell this remarkable story of one of the first African-American communities in the nation.

History of Recreation and Parks, The 

(Running time: 22 minutes)


For more than four decades, Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks has been committed to helping residents pursue good health and good times. With more than 4 million park visitors each year, the division has embraced the responsibility of caring for more than 3,600 acres of parkland, 140 recreational buildings and 35 historic sites. But the Division of Recreation & Parks had humble beginnings, with a few recreational activities organized at local schools. Join HCTV as we learn about the history of Recreation & Parks, and how the division has grown to serve the residents of Henrico.

History of Short Pump, The [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 30 minutes)


Short Pump: a crossroads in Henrico County that never had a city hall, never was incorporated, and until recent years, was a quiet, rural community. Who deemed the area “Short Pump”? How has it evolved through the years, and what made it such a special place for residents, businesses, and all who’ve ever passed through?

Home Grown in Henrico: Vegetable Gardening Made Easy [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)


Growing your own vegetables is a fun and educational way to put fresh, nutritious foods on your table. Whether you’re starting a full garden for the first time, or you simply want to grow a tomato plant in a container, HCTV will give you the information you need to have a successful crop in Home Grown in Henrico: Vegetable Gardening Made Easy.

Hometown Hero: Arthur Ashe, Jr.

(Running time: 28 minutes)


Arthur Ashe, Jr. is known worldwide as a tennis champion, an advocate for education and for his tragic death due to AIDS-related pneumonia as a result of a blood transfusion. Ashe’s legacy and his ties to Central Virginia are further cemented in the Henrico County public school that bears his name, Arthur Ashe, Jr. Elementary. Join HCTV as we explore the man behind the tennis racket, and learn about how he used his notoriety to help the people of Richmond, especially children.

Hunger to Live, A: Transplanting Life [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 23 minutes)

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Learn about the remarkable medical advancement of organ transplants as HCTV tells the story of one young Henrico resident who now has a new lease on life.


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