Written by Staff
Irving Community Television Network hit the airwaves Oct. 12, 1981, and has evolved to an award-winning network offering viewers around the globe an opportunity to stay informed of city happenings. Recently, ICTN’s Cathy Whiteman celebrated her 300th episode as anchor and producer of the award-winning “Profiles” program.
“Profiles” is a monthly TV program that highlights the achievements of Irving residents and their contributions to the community. Each program is an in-depth conversation about the background, career and accomplishments of the interviewee revealing how he or she achieved success in his or her field.
As one of the network’s original employees, the “Profiles” personality has had the opportunity to chat with many Irving icons. In fact, two of Whiteman's earliest “Profiles” shows featured Charles Brown and Charles Schulze — two direct descendants of Irving’s founders, Otis Brown and J.O. Schulze.
“In the nearly 20 years I have produced “Profiles” for ICTN, I’ve had the privilege of capturing Irving’s history as told by its history-makers,” Whiteman said. “If I have any insight from those 300 interviews, it’s that every story has a value; each person played an important role in creating and sustaining the community. I’m really humbled by the fact people have shared their stories so generously over the years.”
In celebration of her 300th episode, viewers can join Whiteman for a virtual stroll down memory lane in a special retrospective edition of the show. “Profiles 300: Retrospective” is available for viewing via ICTN on Demand. To view award-winning ICTN programming, visit the network's new-and-improved website at ictn.tv.
Source: City of Irving