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PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – American Experience, a show that airs on PBS, is currently filming in Petersburg, Virginia.“The Abolitionists” a three hour, three-part docu-drama is scheduled to air on PBS in January, 2013.

Executive producer Sharon Grimberg tells CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil what her crew is doing in town.

Filming is scheduled to end on April 20.  The city of Petersburg estimated the production injected $25,000 into the city’s economy. That number is based on a filming fee the city charged and money the cast and crew spent on dining and shopping.

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