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May 30, 2012 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Part of my job at Wisconsin Public Television is to find video clips and full episodes of programs to post to the WPT schedule. Right now, I’m working on the June and July schedules, and while I was watching some trailers for POV (a new season begins in June) I was reminded that not only does the WPT Video Player let me watch content that’s produced by PBS and WPT, but it also gives me access to a lot of video from other stations like our friends at KLRU in Austin, Texas. Admittedly, it’s not easy or convenient to find other station video…but browsing through the thousands of videos certainly opens some doors. For instance, while I specifically went to the video player to find a preview of POV “The City Dark,” one of the related videos happened to be an interesting report on a group in Texas called Forklift Danceworks. The group put on a …well let’s call it a ballet of sorts,  in which dancing sanitation vehicles took the place of the ballerinas. Seeing it left me confident that the lovely people of Austin continue to keep the city weird.

Watch The Trash Project on PBS. See more from KLRU Collective.

And there’s plenty more great videos from PBS, WPT and other stations around the country. Just dive right in to the WPT Video Player to find previews, behind-the-scenes interviews and full episodes of programs you may have missed. (Might I recommend Johnny Carson: King of Late Night) If you find something worth sharing, post it to the comments below.

I’ll leave you with something I think is worth sharing – the trailer for POV “The City Dark.” This beautiful film from “King Corn” director Ian Cheney explores our relationship to the stars and how electric light gets in the way. And it features insight from Neil deGrsse Tyson. Check it out now.

Watch The City Dark – Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.


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