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LTV looks back on a spectacular year

Latvian Public Television (LTV) released a video retrospective on the year 2014 Wednesday, looking back on events in which it took part as both an organizer and broadcaster, among them a host of significant cultural happenings taking place as part of Riga’s stint as a European Culture Capital.

LTV’s culture programmers wanted to present a public reminder of the year which is nearing its end, but will likely remain as one of the most vividly celebrated in Latvia’s recent history.

The array of events that Riga enjoyed as a Culture Capital were like a wonderful gift to the people of the city, as well as its visitors.

LTV broadcast live both many events from the Riga2014 Foundation’s Culture Capital program in addition to its own produced cultural programs, such as the ‘Born in Riga’ concert on the Latvian National Opera square, the ‘Great Reading Marathon’ show, the ‘Cultural Couch’ talk show, ‘World Choir Games news’ program, the ‘Made for Music’ youth talent show, coverage of the National Library's ‘Chain of Booklovers’ and the opening of the Culture Year celebrations on the November 11 riverside drive.

The video features English-subtitled captions so LSM’s foreign readership can view excerpts of events they may or may not have missed seeing in person this year. This is also LTV’s way of sharing its experience with counterparts and sister organizations amongst other European public broadcasting companies.

As reported, 2014 also marked the 60th anniversary of LTV as a broadcasting organization, having first gone on-air as the Riga Television Studio on November 6, 1954.

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