Greensburg (TV series)

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Created byLeonardo DiCaprio
Craig Piligian
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes20 (as of April 18, 2010)
Running time60 minutes
(incl. commercials)
Production companiesPilgrim Films & Television
Appian Way
Original networkPlanet Green
Original releaseJune 15, 2008 (2008-06-15) –
May 3, 2010 (2010-05-03)[1]
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Greensburg is an American television series broadcast on the Planet Green television network. The show takes place in Greensburg, Kansas, and is about rebuilding the town in a sustainable way after being hit by the May 2007 EF5 tornado.


Season 1 (2008)[edit]

Episode Title Original air date
1 (1)"The Tornado"June 15, 2008 (2008-06-15)
The people who witnessed the tornado talk about that tragic day.
2 (2)"Homecoming"June 15, 2008 (2008-06-15)
3 (3)"The Building Begins"June 22, 2008 (2008-06-22)
The rebuilding of Greensburg is slow going. Despite the many obstacles, buildings are going up and Steve Hewitt, city administrator, pushes the city council to make a historic decision that could catapult Greensburg into the record books as the greenest city on earth.
4 (4)"The Ice Storm"June 29, 2008 (2008-06-29)
It is Christmas in Greensburg and an ice storm has swept over the town, stopping rebuilding and giving the residents another challenge to overcome.
5 (5)"Mini Greenbuild"July 27, 2008 (2008-07-27)
Greensburg City Manager Steve Hewitt feels the pressure to find funds to build green.
6 (6)"Hoop Dreams"August 10, 2008 (2008-08-10)
Highlights include primary election results, a basketball team attempting state championships, and worries over future green initiatives.
7 (7)"State of the Union"September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11)
Greensburg is on the map and City Manager Steve Hewitt gets a surprise invitation from the White House. The townspeople are touched by corporate sponsors who help bring the town back to life with generous donations from John Deere and General Motors.
8 (8)"The Anniversary"September 19, 2008 (2008-09-19)
9 (9)"Storm Watch"September 21, 2008 (2008-09-21)
High School juniors Taylor Schmidt and Shane Engleken run for class President. Studio 804 leaves town. And a tornado threatens Greensburg once again.
10 (10)"Back on the Map"September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
The town has a lot to celebrate when a once-in-a-lifetime national award puts Greensburg back on the map. The last days of summer see the opening of a pool and a blow-out 4th of July party as Greensburg looks towards the future.

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

Episode Title Original air date
11 (1)"The Future Is Now"May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03)
The ground breaking of a sustainable school; Halloween turns into a special event.
12 (2)"Greensburg Goes to China"May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03)
Greensburg forms an eco-partnership with a sister city in China.
13 (3)"One Step Forward"May 10, 2009 (2009-05-10)
New grocery store opens in Greensburg.
14 (4)"Main Street"May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17)
Main Street is torn up to create a new streetscape.
15 (5)"Back in Business"May 31, 2009 (2009-05-31)
The SunChips Business Incubator completes construction.
16 (6)"Second Anniversary"June 7, 2009 (2009-06-07)
The town marks the second anniversary of the tornado.

Season 3 (2010)[edit]

Episode Title Original air date
1 17(1)"A Final Look – A Town Reborn"May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02)
Transformation that took place after an EF5 tornado
2 18 (2)"A Final Look – The Crossroads"May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02)
Citizens discuss the high costs of rebuilding and the modern look of the public buildings. Also, the completed City Hall and Business Incubator are examined.
3 19 (3)"A Final Look – The Big Well"May 3, 2010 (2010-05-03)
Restoration plans for the Big Well, a piece of Greensburg's history that survived the storm, raise questions among the residents. Taylor Schmidt returns from college eager to see the town's progress.
4 20(4)"A Final Look – This is Home"May 3, 2010 (2010-05-03)
Greensburg's resurgence is documented as the hospital opens, the City Hall becomes operational and the wind farm generates renewable power for the town and nearby communities.


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