Boston TV’s Chronicle features Hope Elephants Wednesday

By Hope Elephants | Feb 11, 2013

Boston’s WCVB-TV Channel 5 “Chronicle” will feature Hope Elephants 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The half-hour segment features Dr. Jim, Rosie and Opal as interviewed and enjoyed by reporter Ted Reinstein and crew in January. The National Toboggan Championships, Samoset’s Frost Bar, and area restaurants and shops are also included.

“Chronicle: Main Streets and Back Roads” is the country’s longest running locally produced nightly news magazine, and Ted Reinstein has been a reporter, producer and occasional anchor there for many of its years.

“He (Reinstein) also provides reports and commentary on Sunday mornings during WCVB's "On The Record," a program that addresses political issues of the week. He also sits on WCVB's editorial board as a contributor. Early in his career at WCVB, he was a correspondent for the "Good Day!" show and the host and producer of "Discover New England,"" a monthly journal of life in New England,” according to the station.

Reinstein was accompanied on the shoot by Bob Oliver, cameraman, and Margaret Harper, producer.

Hope Elephants encourages visits by individuals, groups, and school classes at 11:30 and 3:30 daily except Thursdays, but because it is not an entertainment venue, walk-up visitors are not allowed. Arrangements can be made for a scheduled presentation by calling 207-619-4801 or emailing

Hope Elephants never charges a fee for a visit, but they do request that individual visitors and family groups consider making a suggested donation. These donations are used to fund care of our resident elephants, maintain the facilities and deliver educational programming. Hope Elephants is a 501(c) (3) organization.

Currently, Rosie and Opal, a pair of retired aging and injured circus elephants, receive state-of-the-art physical therapy and nutritional support in a purpose-built habitat dedicated to their needs. School children and others of all ages experience elephants in a way unavailable anywhere else in the country. The goal of Hope Elephants' educational program is to inspire visitors to act upon their experience and find their own path to participate in wildlife conservation.

Don't fret if you can't get WCVB-TV or catch the segment. We will be sure to let you know when it is available for viewing on the show’s website.

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