A Northeast Iowa Town To Be Featured On National Television

Clarksville, Iowa – Clarksville is about to be famous.

The small town is set to appear on National Geographic’s Paris to Pittsburgh documentary.  The documentary details the effects of climate change. Mayor Val Switon says they were targeted because of the two devastating floods in 2008 and 2016.


In a press release from the company, it says the documentary film brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards after President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement.  Swinton says regardless of political views, he’s confident the filmmakers have been fair and accurate to his residents.


The film crews were in Clarksville for a day-and-a-half.  They set up their production equipment in the the back room of a local bar and shot their segments.  Swinton says his town was used to the publicity.


Paris to Pittsburgh airs in 172 countries in and 45 languages.  It airs in the United States on December 12th at 8 p-m.





Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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