The Latest Articles from PBS Wisconsin

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Friends of WPT Board: Meet Masood Akhtar

Elected to the Board of the Friends of Wisconsin Public Television just a few months ago, Masood Akhtar, of Middleton,...

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Q&A: Thomas Allen Harris, Family Pictures USA

We know our family history through the images we retain: albums, videos, memories. What kind of story do these images...

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Meet Molly of Denali!

The newest PBS Kids star debuts Monday, July 15 – and she’s already breaking new ground. Molly of Denali follows the adventures...

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Look to the stars: Summer of Space is here!

As we near the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, PBS brings viewers the...

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

What We Watch: Mouna Algahaithi

Mouna Algahaithi, WPT’s new education engagement specialist, started at the station as an education and community engagement intern in May...

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

What We Watch: Deb Piper

Deb Piper, producer and manager of remote production, has worked in public broadcasting for 30 years – almost all of...

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

Director’s Cut season finale: John Whitehead

We wrap up Season 12 of Director’s Cut with an excellent music documentary. Director John Whitehead rolls into town to...

Fri, May 31, 2019

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride this June on WPT!

Diverse perspectives contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the culture and diversity of Wisconsin residents. Fifty years after...

Thu, May 30, 2019

Director’s Cut: Yinan Wang, Yujin Wang and Dick Blau, Yen Ching

While watching this week’s Director’s Cut, prepare to find yourself craving Chinese food (I’m a Kung Pao Chicken guy). The documentary Yen Ching takes...

Wed, May 22, 2019

Director’s Cut: Shorts

This week on Director’s Cut, we switch things up a bit by focusing on short films. Tune in as I welcome...

Wed, May 15, 2019

Director’s Cut: Keri Pickett and Roy Blakey, The Fabulous Ice Age

It’s all about about the golden age of figure skating on this week’s Director’s Cut! I was delighted to welcome director/producer/cinematographer...

Fri, May 10, 2019

Q&A – Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

After addressing issues of gun violence in the 2016 documentary Too Many Candles, Wisconsin Public Television’s Frederica Freyberg wanted to...

Tue, May 7, 2019

Director’s Cut: Carol Brandt, Pet Names

This week on Director’s Cut, it’s my pleasure to welcome director Carol Brandt, discussing her film Pet Names. Pet Names...

Thu, May 2, 2019

Tune In: “Breakthrough” presents Ideas That Changed The World

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, the PBS series Breakthrough – The Ideas That Changed the World captures the secrets of...

Wed, May 1, 2019

Director’s Cut: Michael McGuire, “Aquarians”

Welcome to Season 12 of Director’s Cut on Wisconsin Public Television. Helping us shout “Action!” this Friday night is director Michael...

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

What We Watch: Holly De Ruyter, WPT History Producer

History producer Holly De Ruyter is the producer of a documentary about UW Varsity Band director Prof. Mike Leckrone that...

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Q&A: Prof. Mike Leckrone, UW Varsity Band

Over his 50-year career leading the University of Wisconsin Bands, Prof. Mike Leckrone has often spoken of “moments of happiness”...

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Click, Bid & Win! WPT Online-Exclusive Auction Runs May 1-14

For the first time ever, the annual Wisconsin Public Television Auction will be an online-exclusive event – and it all...

Fri, Apr 5, 2019

Tune In: Meet the Hedgehogs Premiering on WPT April 7

Yes, that is rock legend and former lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May and yes, he is cradling a curled-up...

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Meet the Cast of Les Misérables, Premiering on WPT April 14

There are some things you can always count on. The happiness that comes from that first cup of coffee –...

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Q&A: Andy Soth, Portraits From Rural Wisconsin

Portraits From Rural Wisconsin premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 on Wisconsin Public Television. Through a series of interwoven personal essays,...

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Q&A: Pete Schwaba, Director’s Cut

From his home base in Marinette, writer, director and comedian Pete Schwaba remains connected to the independent film community as...

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Get growing with WPT!

The snow is melting after a snowy Wisconsin winter, and we know you’ve been itching to dig! For years, Wisconsin...

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Tune in: Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

What is it about Joni Mitchell that connects so deeply with audiences? Perhaps it’s because her songs can express things...

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club-Q&A With Holly De Ruyter

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club is a documentary premiering 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 on Wisconsin Public...

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2019!

Fighters, feminists and “firsts” take the screen this month, showcasing the contributions of women in the modern world. Wisconsin Public...

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ – Q&A With Program Co-Producers

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ is a new television special with an old twist. In the program, premiering 7 p.m....

Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Brother Wolf: Q&A with Jeremy St. Arnold

Ma’iingan: Brother Wolf premieres 7 p.m. Monday, March 4. In this new documentary, Jeremy St. Arnold, a wildlife biologist for the...

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

WPT Education Helps Students Explore the Life of Joe Bee Xiong

A new student-focused resource created to expand the Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire program explores the life of Joe Bee...

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

American Experience: Sealab Premieres Feb. 12

Explore the depths of the ocean in an all new American Experience: Sealab premiering 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 on...