JAMESTOWN - The city of Jamestown, the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy, and the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will all be included in a segment of the two-hour Barbara Walters Special, "The Best in TV The Greatest Shows of Our Time," airing Tuesday on ABC at 9 p.m.
The results of an online poll conducted by ABC News and People Magazine, which nearly one million people voted in, will be announced during Tuesday's special. "I Love Lucy" is nominated in two different categories; Best Television Comedy of All Time and Best Television Show of All Time.
A team of producers and cameramen from ABC News and People Magazine visited Jamestown in August during this year's Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy to record footage for the nationally televised special. A portion of the 2-hour special will feature Jamestown's annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the first-ever Lucy World Games, and footage from the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy's dual museum attraction (Lucy Desi Museum and Desilu Studios).
"We're excited to find out the results of the poll, and to share on national television what goes on here in Jamestown with the Queen of Comedy's legacy," Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy, said. "We hope it will bring even more visitors to our year-round museum attraction and to our annual comedy festival each August."