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Release Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2019

New PBS Wisconsin Special Features Wisconsin Author and Humorist Michael Perry

In the all-new PBS Wisconsin special, Michael Perry: Where I Come From, the bestselling Wisconsin author, humorist and musician shares stories of growing up in rural Wisconsin, revealing how his family, friends and life experiences shaped his work.

Release Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2019

PBS Wisconsin Celebrates Life and Career of Legendary UW-Madison Band Director Mike Leckrone in New Documentary Nov. 26

One of a kind. A legend. Wisconsin’s Showman. For 50 years, Professor Michael Leckrone led the University of Wisconsin-Madison bands, providing the energy and school spirit for major sporting events, cultivating the lasting traditions of the annual Spring Varsity Band Concerts and inspiring generations of students who marched and performed under his direction.

Release Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie Premieres on WPT Oct. 29  

The new public television documentary Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie premieres on Wisconsin Public Television 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Release Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Around the Farm Table Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Wisconsin Public Television

Join fourth-generation organic dairy farmer Inga Witscher for a new season of Around the Farm Table, shining a spotlight on Midwestern farmers and artisan food producers with recipes, stories and a lot of fun. Season 7 premieres 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Release Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2019

New Season of Wisconsin Life With Host Angela Fitzgerald Premieres Oct. 3

The seventh season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) offers plenty to get excited about. Host Angela Fitzgerald connects viewers with people whose passions, experiences and expertise celebrate the best of Wisconsin, introducing new stories from every corner of our state. The new season premieres 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 on WPT.

Release Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2019

2019 Jerry Awards Airs Monday, Sept. 30 on Wisconsin Public Television

High school students from across Wisconsin will be featured in a televised broadcast of the 2019 Jerry Awards, honoring the top high school musical theater performances from around the state.

Release Date: Tue, Sep 10, 2019

WPT Partners With Global Leader in Mindfulness Research For New Educator Resources

After collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released Kindness in the Classroom, a new, multi-part video series designed to give pre-k and kindergarten educators insight into the positive impacts of teaching mindfulness in a classroom setting. The series focuses on implementing the Kindness Curriculum, a free 24-lesson mindfulness-based guide designed for early learners, researched and developed by the Center for Healthy Minds, a global leader in the scientific research of the mind, emotions and well-being. The video series and accompanying resources are now available for free online access at WPTeducation.org/kindness.

Release Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Concerts on the Square’s “Film Night” Celebrates Music From Hollywood on Wisconsin Public Television

Concerts on the Square®, featuring the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, returns to Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20 with a performance titled Film Night.

Release Date: Fri, May 24, 2019

New WPT Special Explores Youth Music Festival Near Shores of Lake Superior

A new special from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) captures live chamber music performances from talented young artists and world-renowned musicians at Madeline Island Chamber Music, a residential summer music festival located near the shores of Lake Superior. Music From Madeline Island, premieres 8 p.m. Monday, June 10 on Wisconsin Public Television. Viewers can watch the full program online now at https://bit.ly/30KMPI3.

Release Date: Mon, Apr 29, 2019

New WPT Documentary Explores Lasting Impact of Trauma and New Approaches to Care

A new Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) documentary addresses the lasting impact of trauma on children, adults and the lives of those around them – and looks to new approaches to assist survivors.