Amy New featured this week on “One on One”

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Becky Magura, left, sits down with Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s new president and CEO Amy New, Putnam County native and former State of Tennessee Assistant Commissioner of Rural and Community Development, to talk about her new role, her past roles, her mentors, and her ties to the Upper Cumberland in “One on One with Becky Magura” airing Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. on WCTE.

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will showcase “One on One with Becky Magura” featuring Amy (Blaylock) New on Thursday, June 18 at 9 p.m. New has recently been named Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO.

“One on One” is a local production with Becky Magura, president and CEO of WCTE-TV, the Upper Cumberland’s PBS station.

New most recently worked as director of programs in the Government and Community Affairs Office at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she was responsible for leading the medical center’s local government and community outreach efforts. She previously served four years as Tennessee’s first Assistant Commissioner of Rural and Community Development.

New attended Tennessee Tech University and earned a bachelor’s degree and a license as a Tennessee Certified Economic Developer from University of Tennessee.

“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to personally welcome Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Amy Blaylock New back home after a stellar career in Nashville,” said Magura.  “A native of Monterey, Tennessee, Amy brings a wealth of experience to her new role.  In her history of success, she also at one time worked with WCTE as the host of our popular series ‘Business Profiles’. Amy is the third ever president in the chamber’s 50-year history and the first female executive leader.”

New is the daughter of Mike and former Putnam County Executive Kim Blaylock of Monterey, and the granddaughter of former State Senator Charlotte Burks and the late State Senator Tommy Burks.

WCTE also announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, June 23

7 p.m. – “Toni Morrison: American Masters” examines the life and work of legendary storyteller Toni Morrison.

9 p.m. – “Frontline: Opioids, Inc.” A drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud is examined.

10 p.m. – “Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise, Part 1”. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a journey through the last 50 years of African American history.

Wednesday, June 24

7 p.m. – “Nature: Spy in the Wild, Season 1, Part 2”. Spies disguised as animals observe the ingenuity of a gray squirrel, a sea otter, and an orangutan.

8 p.m. – “Nova: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes”. The story of Australia’s origins features dinosaurs, deadly asteroids, and giant kangaroos.

9 p.m. – “Prehistoric Road Trip, Part 2”. Emily Graslie cruises into the Cretaceous, where creatures like T. Rex dominated the planet.

10 p.m. – “Canyons & Ice: The Last Run of Dick Griffith”. Adventurer Dick Griffith takes one last whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon at age 89.

Thursday, June 25

7 p.m. – “Tennessee Tornado: Putnam Strong”. The community comes together to overcome the tornado that struck Putnam County on March 3.

8 p.m. – “Virtual Town Hall: Conversation on Healing”. Previously recorded.

9 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 1, Part 1”. The six-season “Downton Abbey” marathon begins. This will be the last chance to watch all of it on PBS. When the Titanic sinks Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs throwing Downton Abbey into turmoil.

Friday, June 26

9:30 a.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 2, Part 1”. The marathon continues.

5 p.m. – “WCTE Live at 5”.

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

7:30 p.m. – “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover”.

8 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 2, Part 6”. The Spanish flu strikes Downton. Mary, Sybil, and Robert each confront a moment of truth.

10:05 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 2, Part 7”. The family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.

Saturday, June 27

6:55 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Part 8”.

8:40 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 1”. A working-class prime minister is elected. Robert is snubbed by the village. Edith plays with fire.

10:05 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 2”. Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy and an art historian arrives.

11:10 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 3”. Mary and Lord Gillingham put their love to the test. Violet is reunited with an old friend.

Sunday, June 28

2:05 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 7”.

3:10 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 8”.

4:40 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 9” closes “Downton Abbey.”

6:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Amy New.

7 p.m. – “Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets, Part 2” examines why Queen Anne’s powerful role in the forging of Great Britain has often been forgotten.

8 p.m. – “Grantchester, Season 5, Part 3”. A date at the cinema turns sour for Will when the projectionist is murdered.

9 p.m. – “Beecham House, Part 3”. A murder throws John’s plans of staying in Delhi into jeopardy. Margaret proves she is trustworthy.

10 p.m. – “Last Tango In Halifax, Season 2, Part 5”. Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant.

11 p.m. – “Before We Die, Part 1”. New series. Thriller featuring nail-biting action and a unique twist about tough police officer Hanna Svensson, whose highly developed sense of right and wrong is more powerful than any family tie.