Gainesville will be featured in an upcoming “Official Best Of” TV segment filmed in Texas as the “Official Best Small Town Getaway” in Texas.
The feature will be shown at 12:30 a.m., Sunday, June 22 on KTVT CBS Channel 11 in Dallas/Forth Worth. It will be shown at 11 a.m, July 5 and July 12 in Houston on KUBE Channel 57.
The segment will appear on The Discovery Channel nationally at 5:30 a.m. MST, 4:30 a.m. E/P and 3:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, June 24.
“This is a very exciting time for Gainesville,” Lynette Pettigrew, executive director of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce said. “This will show others what we already know, that Gainesville is the front porch of Texas and we have much to offer in our city limits.”
Originating in Jan. 2007 as a travel TV show and website with only a few states covered, today the “Official Best Of” covers 28 states along with other countries being covered in 2014.
Located in Hollywood, “Official Best Of” show staff spend at least two months of extensive research compiling a collection of the best attractions and destinations in each given state.
Once research has been completed and destinations are chosen, a show is produced and aired. Each show is promoted and aired within that state as well as produced on a national level.
One distinction that sets “Official Best Of” apart from other travel sites is that it doesn’t accept advertising on either its television programs or website.
The selection of attractions is by merit only and equal attention is given to lesser-known locations as well as more famous ones.
“There are lots of things coming up this summer,” Pettigrew said.
“It will be great to share our wonderful city with the rest of the country.”