• Watch Small Town, Big Mayor on UP TV

    by  • August 17, 2017 • Family Friendly, PTC Seal of Approval • 0 Comments


    UP’s program shows the importance of community, faith, and personal activism. 

    SOAJohn Henry Berry is the Mayor of D’Lo, Mississippi – and the town’s volunteer fire department, sewer worker, lifeguard, tree trimmer, and dogcatcher. D’Lo, once home to over 6,000 people, now has a population of 400, and is on the edge of disappearing, but John Henry’s not letting the town go down without a fight. With an ambitious 95-point plan, including refubishing the town’s museum, building a library, attracting a restaurant, and passing a law to allow golf carts on city streets, John Henry is passionate about making D’Lo a place to be proud of. But between family members who aren’t always on board with his plans, a deputy mayor who is better at setting the mayor’s agenda than the mayor himself is, and townspeople who make all kinds of demands on the soft-hearted John Henry (including waking him at 2 a.m. to change their lightbulbs for them), John Henry is facing an uphill battle to save the town he loves.

    Small Town, Big Mayor is a humorous reality show that demonstrates both the charm and the frustrations of life in a close-knit community. The program contains no negative content, and beneath the humor has a powerful message about the importance of community, and the ability of one person to motivate others and get things done. With love, humor, and faith, Small Town, Big Mayor teaches children and adults alike an important lesson: not everyone can change the world, but everyone can change their little corner of it.

    Because of its positive messages and emphasis on family-friendly values, the Parents Television Council is proud to award Small Town, Big Mayorwith the PTC Seal of Approval®. The PTC recommends this series for viewers over age five.


    Network: UP TV

    Airdate: Thursdays, 9:30 p.m. ET

    Recommended age: 5+

    Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: green


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    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

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