The Packet Post “Morning Show” Features Great Awakenings, Castle Hill Illuminated  

“Morning Show” Features Great Awakenings, Castle Hill Illuminated  

by: Jessica Harrington

          Historian and educator Susan Harvey will visit “The Morning Show” on Thursday, July 30th.

          Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Harvey about the suggestion some commentators have made that the Black Lives Matter protests reflect a Great Awakening analogous to the 19th century one that fueled the abolitionist movement prior to the Civil War.

          Harvey will also discuss the impact of the unfinished post-Civil War Reconstruction on American racial history, why we got stuck, what’s needed to move forward, and whether some form of Reparations are needed to make our nation whole.

          Castle Hill Illuminated will also be featured on Thursday’s show. Cultural site manager Robin Donovan-Bocchiaro and Lighting Designer Chris Bocchiaro will discuss the 35-minute sound and light spectacle taking place Wednesday through Saturday nights from now through the end of September at the Great House and Formal Garden at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate.

           For more information about Castle Hill Illuminated, visit

           “The Morning Show” will broadcast live Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and will stream live on PortMedia’s YouTube channel (click on the YouTube icon at After broadcast, the show is available for viewing on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.”

               Each show will also air on WJOP (FM 96.3) on Friday at 8 a.m. and the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m., and will be available as a podcast on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud icon at and scroll down).


For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Greater Newburyport Community Media Hub, Inc.


Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington

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