The Latest Articles from PBS Wisconsin

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

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....

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...

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...

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Green thumbs go LIVE this Saturday from Garden & Landscape Expo 2019

The Hostas, Hydrangeas and Hyacinths are in hair and make-up standing by to go LIVE from the floor of the Garden...

Tue, Jan 22, 2019

What We Watch: Garden expert Melinda Myers

It might feel like the doldrums of winter, but spring is just around the corner. Wisconsin Public Television’s Garden &...

Tue, Jan 22, 2019

Celebrate African-American History Month 2019 with WPT

Any day is a great day to recognize the many contributions that African-Americans have made to American history and culture....

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Arthur Ircink talks “Foodie”

Wisconsin Foodie captures the flavor of our state – one bite at a time! An all-new season airs 7:30 p.m....

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

WPT Year in Review: 2018

What a year! We had new programs, new forms of community engagement, new places to go and – above all...

Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Hmong Food in Wisconsin

As we continue to celebrate the many food traditions that have developed throughout our state, we recognize the stories of...

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison announce the Timothy William Trout Education Innovation Lab

Gift of $2.1 Million from Dr. Monroe and Sandra Trout creates partnership among Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Morgridge Institute for...

Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Behind the scenes with Wisconsin Water From the Airs Laurie Gorman

Wisconsin Public Television’s Laurie Gorman has led production for all three of WPT’s aerial documentaries: Wisconsin From the Air in...

Mon, Nov 19, 2018

2018 Holiday Program Schedule

It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to enjoy holiday programs on Wisconsin Public Television. From Thanksgiving through...

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

WPT Passport offers more exciting viewing options

Looking to expand your public television viewing opportunities? Wish you could re-watch episodes from past seasons of Downton Abbey or...

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

WPT Education’s Capitol Game Gets Top Score

This October, WPT Education was excited to introduce Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case, a free online video game set...

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

That’s a (Rough Puff Pastry) Wrap! The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

The labor of the fall harvest – which in Wisconsin Public Television terms means the successful production of Quilt Expo...