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Hickory to be featured on national television show as world’s greatest city

The City of Hickory was selected as the “World’s Greatest City” by How 2 Media and will soon be featured on the national television series “World’s Greatest!…” airing on Bloomberg TV.

The “World’s Greatest!…” episode highlighting the City of Hickory will air Saturday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. ET on Bloomberg TV. 

“We were excited to be contacted and selected to appear on the “World’s Greatest!...” television show!” said Hickory Mayor Hank Guess. “Hickory’s people and close-knit sense of community make our city great. Those of us fortunate enough to live, work, and/or visit Hickory already know that Hickory is a special place. This show is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Hickory and all it has to offer to the rest of the world.”

Currently in its 18th season, “World’s Greatest!…” is a 30-minute show that is dedicated to highlighting the world's greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals.

How 2 Media, the producers of the “World’s Greatest!…” television show, researched hundreds of cities around the globe and interviewed city leadership before ultimately selecting the City of Hickory to be featured.

As part of the show, How 2 Media sent a film crew to Hickory to learn about the city’s history, people, and craftsmanship, and see firsthand why Hickory is home to Life. Well Crafted. 

Frank Oppizzi, senior producer for the "World's Greatest!..." TV Show, said, "Hickory immediately captured our attention. The more we researched this city and spoke with its leaders, the more we realized this city had a unique and remarkable story to share."

"World's Greatest!..." Episode 357 features a 3-minute segment about the City of Hickory and includes interviews with Hickory Mayor Hank Guess, City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tempore Charlotte Williams, City Manager Warren Wood, and Catawba County Economic Development Corporation President Scott Millar.

Click here to watch Hickory's segment

To learn more about the City of Hickory, visit or check out for an interactive, virtual tour.




About World's Greatest!...

“World’s Greatest!...” TV Show is a national television series that brings people, places, and companies into the spotlight. Brought to you by the award-winning researchers and producers at How 2 Media Productions in Boynton Beach, Florida, “World’s Greatest!...” is currently in its 18th season and continues to surprise audiences with quality “edutainment” that entertains while it educates. Featuring companies and organizations of all sizes (including some of the most recognized and respected brands the world has to offer), “World’s Greatest!...” prides itself on highlighting the positive and making sure that audiences can connect with and understand the companies behind products people use every single day. Learn more about “World's Greatest!...” at