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The Elms (Photo provided by The Preservation Society of Newport County)

FOX Nation will debut season three of its series Castles USA on Monday, January 24th. Hosted by FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Judge Jeanine Pirro, the two-episode season will follow Pirro as she dives into the history of “two of the most beautiful castles in the United States”, including The Elms in Newport and George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.  

Fox Nation provided What’s Up Newp with the following episode descriptions on Wednesday;

Episode One: The Elms

“Judge Pirro will explore one of the most treasured structures of the Gilded Age. Constructed in 1901, The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. Modeled after the mid-18th century French Chateau d’Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris, the Newport mansion was designated a National Landmark in 1996. Pirro will discuss the unique architecture and materials used throughout the building”.  

Episode Two: George Eastman House

“George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, purchased this Rochester, New York property in 1902. Following his death in 1932, Eastman left most of his estate to the University of Rochester, where it now serves as a museum. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966, the estate is home to the world’s oldest museum of photography. Pirro will go behind the scenes to showcase the original collections and rich holdings within the structure”.           

FOX Nation is a direct-to-consumer on-demand streaming service designed to complement the FOX News Channel experience with a members-only destination for its most passionate and loyal super fans, according to a press release from Fox Nation.

FOX Nation is available on iOS and Android devices as well as Apple TV, Web, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Comcast Xfinity platforms, Cox Contour platforms, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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