HCTV Program Schedule

Henrico County Television (HCTV) programming is now available through Comcast’s Video On Demand service. To access HCTV programs, select the “Get Local” folder, followed by “Government,” and finally “Access Henrico.” Video On Demand allows our Comcast cable subscribers to choose which HCTV program they want to watch and when they want to watch it. Approximately 25 programs are available at one time. We change the program line-up monthly.You may also request a DVD of an HCTV program by calling Public Relations & Media Services at 501-4257.
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Watch our message board between scheduled programming every day for current Henrico events, services and public meeting information.

All Aboard! The History of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad (27 mins)

The Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad was the sixth railroad to be chartered in the commonwealth, receiving exclusive rights from the General Assembly to connect Richmond and Fredericksburg to the Potomac River steamboat lines. RF&P played a key role in the Civil War and World War II, after which it modernized from steam engines to diesel locomotives. Over the course of its 157-year history the company acquired significant amounts of property along its route, including a number of acres in Henrico County — land that is now home to Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park. Though its trains no longer run through the heart of Virginia, the RF&P remains embedded in the history of the communities it touched and in the imagination of the people it served.

SWAT: Henrico’s Special Weapons And Tactics Team (18 mins)

Police officers put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect Henrico County residents. And sometimes, when the situation is complex, the stakes are high and lives are in danger, it’s time to call in the SWAT team. Unified action and perfect precision are paramount to its successful operations, and team members must be ready to engage at a moment’s notice. Join HCTV as we follow this elite, highly-trained, Special Weapons and Tactics team.

Four Centuries of Conflict and Confusion: The History of Dutch Gap (22 mins)

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.

Uncovering the Truth: Polygraph Use in Henrico County (17 mins)

How can you tell when a person is lying? Oftentimes, his or her body will provide a clue — a quick pulse, sweaty palms and stammering speech. For the better part of a century, police have interviewed suspected criminals using machines designed to help separate fact from fiction. These polygraphs — or lie detectors — have become an important investigative tool for law-enforcement agencies, including the Henrico County Police Division. But polygraphs have limited use and remain controversial, because the science behind them is imprecise. 

Dr. Richard Archibald Patterson: A Self-Made Man (26 mins)

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.

From Shoe Man to Supervisor: Robert Coleman Longan (1885-1960) (19 mins)

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.

Boston: The Story of a Racehorse (20 mins)

In the realm of horseracing greats, one thoroughbred from Virginia stands out: Secretariat. In 1973, as a 3-year-old, he won horseracing’s Triple Crown — a feat that went unmatched for another 42 years. But more than a century before Secretariat rewrote the record book, another stallion from central Virginia became known far and wide for his speed, stamina — and vicious temperament. This horse — born in Henrico County and named Boston — is part of an ancestral line that produced Secretariat and other notable horses. Join HCTV as we look into his life, victories and defeats in Boston: The Story of a Racehorse.

Under the Hood: A Look Inside Central Automotive Maintenance (16 mins)

Henrico County operates in a state of constant motion. Police, Fire, Public Works, Schools and other agencies all depend on their own fleet of vehicles to get the job done. But behind each police cruiser, fire engine, snow plow and school bus is a team of expert automotive technicians. Join HCTV as we learn how the Central Automotive Maintenance team keeps the county rolling.

Without Warning: How Henrico Responds to Water Main Breaks (13 mins)

It can happen at any time, anywhere, without notice. A water main can suddenly burst, disrupting service and causing roads to buckle and crumble. Are they happening more often lately? Truthfully, no. Water main breaks are simply a reality for communities as they grow and mature, and based on its size, Henrico has fewer than half as many breaks as the national average. Join HCTV as we learn how our crews respond to water main breaks 24/7, 365 days a year.

Check it Out: Stories from the Henrico County Public Library (28 mins)

  • Next Chapter Book Club
  • Caregiver Kits
  • Sensory Storytime
  • Homework Help at Henrico County Public Library
  • Digital Media Labs
  • Mobile Library Service

Survive Your 25: Henrico Division of Fire Cancer Risk Reduction Program (14 mins)

Each day, firefighters risk their lives in the protection of residents and their property. For Henrico County, the safety and well-being of public safety officers are a top priority. That’s why the county’s focus on firefighter safety has sharpened as concerns have risen across the country about a link between exposure to fire toxins and cancer.

The Story of Maude F. Trevvett: A Lifetime of Teaching (21 mins)

Maude F. Trevvett was a primary teacher in Henrico County Public Schools for 46 years. At age nine she and her family emigrated from Leicester, England and settled in the village of Glen Allen. Trevvett began her teaching career in 1892 at Yellow Tavern School, followed by Laurel, and eventually Glen Allen School. She taught as many as three generations of Henrico students and left a permanent mark on the Glen Allen area. In 1958, Henrico officials acknowledged her dedication to Henrico by naming a new school in the Brookland district “Maude Trevvett Elementary School.”

Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters: The Henrico Years (29 mins)

The lilting music of the Carter family sprang from the hills of Southwest Virginia, but it flowered in Henrico County. For about six years during the 1940s, Maybelle Carter and her young daughters – Helen, June and Anita – set roots in Central Virginia. In 1946, they saw their popularity explode when they landed a spot with Richmond’s biggest station – WRVA – and its premier stage for hillbilly fun. The family moved to Henrico in 1947, buying a two-story home on what used to be Mountain Road. Join HCTV as we talk to former friends, classmates and fans to learn about Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters during their Henrico years.

Ask the Question: Suicide Prevention (19 mins)

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It most often occurs when stressors exceed the coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition. Join HCTV as we talk to suicide prevention advocates, survivors and Henrico mental health professionals who encourage people to speak up if someone close to them appears distressed. Ask the Question. It can save lives.

Hermitage Enterprises: Staffing and Labor Services (30 mins)

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.

Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr.: The Man Behind the Bow Tie (35 mins)

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.

Underage Drinking: Adult Consequences (17 mins)

Keeping alcohol out of the hands of underage drinkers is a team effort. Parents, school officials, law enforcement and community partners have joined together to teach tweens to twenties about the health risks and legal consequences that can result from a moment of poor judgment. HCTV talks to the experts about the steps they are taking to keep our young people safe.

When the Clock Strikes Twelve: New Year’s Traditions (29 mins)

Remember, reflect, resolve, renew — our New Year’s traditions help us do all of these things. But before you can have the tradition, you need to have the New Year. Why do we celebrate the first of January? And how did all of these traditions get started? From Auld Lang Syne and champagne toasts, to Times Square, black-eyed peas and Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, learn about all things New Year in HCTV’s When the Clock Strikes Twelve: New Year’s Traditions.

Henrico’s Iron: Ironclad Battles on the James River (25 mins)

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.

Curtain Call: A History of the Henrico Theatre (25 mins)

When it opened its doors in 1938, the Henrico Theatre was described as a “big city temple of entertainment set in beautiful rural surroundings.” A classic example of art-deco architecture, the theatre was the crown jewel of Highland Springs. After years of successes and changes of ownership, the Henrico Theatre closed its doors— until Henrico County purchased the property in 1999. Join HCTV as we reveal the story behind the theatre, follow the extensive renovation process and learn how it has become a historic landmark in the county.

Contact Us

Public Relations & Media Services

Western Government Center
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4301 E. Parham Rd
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-4257

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(804) 501-5500

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P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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