Spring Membership Drive – What to Watch

March 4, 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

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On Saturday, Sewing With Nancy kicked off Wisconsin Public Television’s Spring Membership Drive with a look at Nancy’s 30 years on public television. If you’re kicking yourself for missing this special, don’t worry, you can always watch the “30th Anniversary Special” online.

Online streaming, though, is a luxury afforded to few programs during the membership drive. Most great pledge programs are broadcast but once or twice during the drive. Here are some of those not-to-be-missed gems that will air over the next couple of weeks.

Daniel O Donnell at WPT in 2010Daniel O’Donnell From the Heartland
7 p.m. Monday, March 4
In 2010, the Irish crooner visited the WPT studios in Madison and gave this interview in which he discusses his worldwide fans, early career aspirations and how public television has expanded his career.

A ’60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5

Aaron Neville Doo WopAaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story
7 p.m. Thursday, March 7
NPR interviewed the 72-year-old R&B singer in January to learn how his childhood provided the inspiration for his new album My True Story.

Magic Moments: The Best of ’50s Pop
8 p.m. Friday, March 8

Jerry-Apps-A-Farm-Story-Wisconsin-Public-TelevisionRick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills
10 a.m. Saturday, March 9

Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9
My annual membership is about to expire and I’ve got my eyes on this program and a Rolling Stones CD thank-you gift.

Makers-Ellen-DeGeneresJerry Apps: A Farm Story
7 p.m. Monday, March 11
Wisconsin historian Jerry Apps’ recollection of a time when more people lived on farms than in cities has been so popular, other public television stations have requested it to share with their viewers.

MAKERS: Women Who Make America
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12

Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 3Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey, Season 3”
Noon Sunday, March 17
The entire third season of Downton Abbey…10.5 hours…all 7 episodes. Consider it our gift to you on the last day of the Spring Membership Drive.

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