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TV show shines spotlight on Monroe - quirks and all
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John McGivern, host of Saturday's premiere of the profile of Monroe featured on "Around the Corner," greets fan Eleanor Becker of Blanchardville at the Monroe Arts Center. (Times photo: John Morton)
MONROE - All things quaint and quirky about Monroe were on display Saturday during a premiere of PBS' "Around the Corner with John McGivern." The 100 area residents in attendance at the Monroe Arts Center reveled in the chance to see their town showcased in a light-hearted manner, as laughs and cheers greeted the 18 interviews featured in the 30-minute show that will air at 7 p.m. Thursday on Wisconsin Public Television. "You really captured Monroe," Mayor Bill Ross told the Emmy award-winning McGivern, who hosted the screening and conducted a question-and-answer session afterward.