In the all-new PBS Wisconsin special, Michael Perry: On the Road, viewers are invited to hit the road with the bestselling Wisconsin author, humorist and musician as he travels to historic Wisconsin theaters, telling some of his most popular stories.
Michael Perry: On the Road premieres 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 on PBS Wisconsin. Shortly after broadcast, the program will also be available for on-demand streaming at pbswisconsin.org and in the free PBS Video App on all streaming platforms, digital devices and Smart TVs. The special will also have encore broadcasts 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 7 p.m. Tuesday March 7 and 7 p.m. Sunday March 12.
Part live performance and part road trip, the new special captures the comedic and heartfelt nature of Perry’s performances at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie and the Stoughton Opera House. Traveling between venues, viewers join Perry in his trusty 2002 Toyota Sienna tour van as he shares insights and stories from his career and on life growing up in northern Wisconsin.
Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. His bestselling memoirs include Population: 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, Visiting Tom, and Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers), his novel The Jesus Cow and his most recent release, the novella Forty Acres Deep.
Michael Perry On the Road was funded in part by Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, A.C.V. and Mary Elston Family, Eleanor and Thomas Wildrick Family, Wooden Nickel Fund, Focus Funds for Wisconsin Programs and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.
PBS Wisconsin is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
PBS Wisconsin is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.