Airs Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 PM on WVIZ/PBS
Rockefeller’s Cleveland Connection John D. Rockefeller was America’s first billionaire, a controversial man who forever changed the way America did business. While his success story began and ended in Cleveland, his influence on the city remains largely unknown. On Sunday, October 15 at 8:30 p.m., in conjunction with the national PBS broadcast of American Experience: The Rockefellers, WVIZ/PBS presents a new documentary, John D. Rockefeller: The Cleveland Legacy. The half-hour local program which examines Rockefeller’s indelible imprint on the city of Cleveland and looks at his immense contributions to the community then and now, repeats October 15 at 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 22 at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. John D. Rockefeller: The Cleveland Legacy observes the role that Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company played in the development of Cleveland and the birth of related industries that contribute to the city’s economy to this day. The program also focuses on Rockefeller’s charitable gifts to city institutions and organizations that continue to serve the Cleveland community. Tune in for a telling look at John D. Rockefeller’s lasting local legacy and his role in the transformation of Cleveland from burgeoning community to bustling metropolis.