East Austin on Downtown: As Austin as it Gets

23 09 2008
A reader sent us a link to this video on Downtown. It highlights a little about what is happening in East Austin at the moment. See below for a little about Downtown.
DOWNTOWN highlights the people, places, stories and situations that make DOWNTOWN: As Austin As It Gets™.

DOWNTOWN shows us that, as a community, we all connect through our experiences. The series introduces viewers to Austin, and encourages those who visit, live, work and play in the city to really explore all the opportunities that downtown Austin offers.

The show entertains while shedding light on topics such as dense urban cores, downtown living, transportation, accessibility, arts and cultural vitality, retail development… zombie walks… pillow fights… and more!

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DOWNTOWN, produced by the Downtown Austin Alliance, Action Figure, and KLRU-TV, began airing on KLRU-TV in 2005 as a series of 30-minute programs. In 2008, Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of DOWNTOWN were made available online as individual segments or full programs. Season 4 of the series can be viewed on KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, beginning on October 16, 2008.




4 responses

23 09 2008

The Action Figure guys are fabulous. We interviewed them for Rare, and there’s a story on them in this month’s “film” issue (rareaustin.com). I believe the Downtown series is Emmy-winning, too?

23 09 2008
Rose S.

Thanks for posting about this website! It is very interesting and I’ve published it in my blog, also adding a link to yours.

We added you to our Flickr the other day and you asked about our band. However, we have other things we’d like to talk to you about and will email east austinite very soon.

Until then, keep posting away.

24 09 2008
Molly A.

As one of the producers of the show, thanks for posting! This segment, the Gentrification one, was just nominated for a 2008 Lone Star EMMY. You may want to look at the other 142 segments as well, there are some other fun ones about East Austin – Leal’s, Low Rider bicycles and others.

24 09 2008

Tolly… awesome.. we will pick up an issue of Rare soon. Our friend is actually the design director. Small world. (Not really.. everyone knows everyone in Austin!)

Rose… yeah the band sounds great. Love us some indie pop. Email us when you get the chance, eastaustinite@gmail.com, we always look forward to thoughts and ideas.

Molly… great job on the segment. Put’s things in perspective for us. We will be checking out your other segments soon…

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