Release Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2019

New PBS Wisconsin Special Features Wisconsin Author and Humorist Michael Perry

Photo of Michael Perry, photo credit James Gill

Photo of Michael Perry, photo credit James Gill

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.

Michael Perry: Where I Come From premieres 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 on PBS Wisconsin. The program will also be available for simultaneous streaming at and on-demand online viewing shortly after broadcast. It will also have an encore broadcast 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Recorded in the rural Northwest Wisconsin communities that have informed Perry’s life, the new program reflects with wit and wisdom on memories of family, school, sports, farming, art, writing and a life of creative exploration.

Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. His bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 (recently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love StoryCoopVisiting Tom, and Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers) and his novel The Jesus Cow. 

Michael Perry Where I Come From was funded in part by Ron and Colleen Weyers, Greg and Carol Griffin Family, Zach Halmstad, Stanley Mujwid in memory of Donna Mujwid, Thomas and Eleanor Wildrick Family, Sam Murty, the Focus Fund for Wisconsin Programming, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

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.

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