Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About this Blog   |   On Twitter   |   Follow us on Facebook   |   RSS Feeds RSS Feed
Posted at 9:20 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Bob McDonnell and Garth Brooks in PSA promoting Virginia

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Here's an unlikely pair: Gov. Bob McDonnell and country music legend Garth Brooks have teamed up on a public service announcement to promote...what else?...Virginia.

Brooks spent some time in Virginia last year to film "Unanswered Prayers," which aired on Lifetime and resulted in $2.8 million in spending in the state after McDonnell's administration used a $1.5 film grant to land the filming in the Old Dominion.

In the PSA, McDonnell (R) compliments the tourism and film industries for bringing jobs to the state, while Brooks praises Virginia's beautiful landscapes and people. "Even though I'm an Okie, I know why now, they still say, Virginia is for Lovers," Brooks says.

The PSA, filmed on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol, will run 935 times in January and February on PBS in four Virginia markets generating a potential 65 million impressions, according to the Virginia film office

Watch the PSA here.

By Anita Kumar  | January 11, 2011; 9:20 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Robert F. McDonnell  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Delegate will ask whether state grants to private groups is constitutional
Next: UPDATED: Citing Arizona, Va. delegate proposes banning firearms in State Capitol

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company