HARTFORD, Conn. (January 20, 2010) – University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma is rarely at a loss for words, which is one reason why his coach’s interview programs can be so fascinating. UConn’s Hall of Fame coach can be even more witty, engaging and free-wheeling when he steps in front of an audience.

CPTVAll the more reason why The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition – a rare on-location interview program taped in front of a packed audience of fans – should prove to be an entertaining hour of television for any Husky devotee. The special premieres on Saturday, February 12 at 1 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), with an encore broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. Taped at the Rocky Hill Marriott in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Auriemma, along with Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey and Assistant Coaches Shea Ralph and Marisa Moseley, answer questions about the team and its challenges and triumphs from members of the audience. Meghan Culmo, CPTV’s UConn Women’s Basketball sports analyst and former UConn basketball player, hosts the show.

The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition event and broadcast are sponsored by J.H. Cohn LLP of Glastonbury, Connecticut and the 2010-2011 season of The Geno Auriemma Show is sponsored by Highland Park Market.

Viewers will get an inside look at the team as Geno and his staff discuss their record-breaking 90-game winning streak, their disappointing loss against Stanford, their upcoming games in the regular season as well as how they plan to prepare for Big East and NCAA Tournament play in the coming weeks.

CPTV is the TV broadcast home of UConn Women’s Basketball and has been broadcasting the team’s games since 1994. With some of the consistently highest ratings and strongest membership levels of any program on public television over the past 15 years, UConn Women’s Basketball on CPTV is considered to be one of the most successful local franchises in public television history.