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Tryon Palace site for Fox TV series filming

INTRO – Tryon Palace will get a national stage during the upcoming fall television season. George Olsen has more.

Filming for the Fox Television series “Sleepy Hollow” will take place on the grounds of Tryon Palace today and tomorrow. It will mark the first time Tryon Palace has been used as a location for a major studio production. The scenes will be filmed primarily in the Palace’s eastern courtyard and the smokehouse. Filming will take place at night so normal operating hours and scheduled tours will not be affected though parking in the Eden Street lot will be limited. “Sleepy Hollow” is described as a “modern day twist on Washington Irving’s classic.” Its stars include Tom Mison most recently seen in the film “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and Nicole Beharie whose credits include this year’s Jackie Robinson bio-pic “42” and 2008’s “American Violet.” I’m George Olsen.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.