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"Mercy Street" actor McKinley Belcher III

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If you’re a fan, you are all too aware this is the final season of Downton Abby. What’s a viewer to do? There is a new PBS offering you can transition to. Every Sunday night on WGVU-HD following Downton at 10:00 is an American-based upstairs-downstairs period drama called Mercy Street exploring the medical and human side of the Civil War. I talk with actor McKinley Belcher III who plays character Samuel Diggs.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.