The Best of Public Television on WPT

August 6, 2015 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

As we enter our August membership drive, Wisconsin Public Television is excited to have some of the best in drama, music, local favorites and the arts filling our schedule in the coming weeks as a thank you for all of the generous ongoing support of so many viewers across the state who value high-quality educational, enlightening and inspiring television.

Here’s just a few highlights to look forward to. Find the whole schedule online now!

Downton Abbey Rediscovered
8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9

Travel to Downton Abbey to relive your favorite moments from the first five seasons and get a sneak peek into the upcoming final season that will premiere on WPT in January 2016.

Find out what the cast hopes might happen in the last season in this video.

Ken Burns: The Civil War
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11

Twenty-five years ago, filmmaker Ken Burns changed the way we watch documentaries with the release of his epic Civil War. Ahead of that multi-part documentary’s return to public television in September, join us for an in-depth overview of the film with exclusive interviews and recollections.

Watch Ken Burns reflect on the making of the landmark film.

Remarkable Homes of Wisconsin
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12

Join host and guide Michael Bridgeman on an insiders’ tour of the state’s most extraordinary residences and uncover the stories that led to their creation and preservation.

Online exclusive – watch this full program online now!

Celtic Woman – Fan Favorites
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12

Celebrate a decade of vibrant musical moments with the Irish supergroup in this special. And, tune in for a special ticket package offer thank you gift with your pledge of support to WPT.

Watch an exclusive online preview now.

The Tenors: Under One Sky
7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16

The beloved Canadian singers return with their  second public television special, which is filled with favorite timeless songs and some of their own new compositions.

Watch a preview online now.

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