Greensburg (TV series)

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Greensburg
Greensburg TV Series.jpg
Genre Documentary
Created by Leonardo DiCaprio
Craig Piligian
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 20 (as of April 18, 2010)
Production
Running time 60 minutes
(incl. commercials)
Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television
Release
Original network Planet Green
Original release June 15, 2008 – May 3, 2010[1]
External links
Website planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/greensburg/

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.

Episodes[edit]

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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