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Downton Abbey Preview Event

DECEMBER 27, 2013, SPRINGFIELD, IL – WSEC/PBS Springfield will host a Downton Abbey Preview Event to promote the start of the program’s fourth season premiering Sunday, January 5th on WSEC/PBS Springfield. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the first episode of Season 4 before it airs on WSEC/PBS Springfield.

The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era, with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and the British social hierarchy in general. Written and created by Julian Fellowes with its all-star returning cast, Downton Abbey Season 4 finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

The WSEC/PBS Springfield Downton Abbey Preview Event takes place at the historic Pasfield House Inn, 525 South Pasfield Street in Springfield, IL on Friday January 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm. It is free and open to the public. To attend, RSVP to WSEC/PBS Springfield at 217-483-7887, Extension 224 by December 30th. Light appetizers and cash bar.

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Downton Abbey, Season 4, a Carnival/MASTERPIECE co-production in association with NBC Universal, airs Sunday evenings at 8 pm January 5th – February 23rd on WSEC/PBS Springfield.

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