Release Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017

New Season of Wisconsin Life With Host Angela Fitzgerald Premieres Oct. 5

Image of Angela Fitzgerald, photo credit: James Gill

Image of Angela Fitzgerald, photo credit: James Gill

The new season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television offers plenty to get excited about. New adventures await – and this year, the award-winning show has a new host to help guide the way.

Angela Fitzgerald joins Wisconsin Life for the series' fifth season this October, connecting viewers to what makes our state such a great place to live and explore. The program brings viewers closer to people whose passions, experiences and expertise celebrate the best of Wisconsin; introducing new stories from every corner of our state.

All-new episodes of Wisconsin Life begin 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 on WPT and 7:30 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS.
"I'm excited to experience the people and places of Wisconsin, all while introducing our viewers to the diversity that exists in our state," said Fitzgerald. "It's been a blast filming in locations around Wisconsin so far, and I look forward to sharing all those stories with viewers across Wisconsin."

Fitzgerald tours the state in the new season, taking center stage at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, exploring the vast Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, rolling through Kenosha's historic Washington Park Velodrome and seeking out some of Milwaukee's many outdoor murals. The rest of the Wisconsin Life team is just as well-traveled; as always, the program finds and introduces unique and inspiring Wisconsinites from all corners of the state and from all walks of life.

In the season premiere, "The Right Note," Fitzgerald explores the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay to learn about caring for injured animals. Along the way, she shares all-new profiles including a Monticello farmer/blues musician, the life and work of Oshkosh artist Jon Wos, and a pioneering Madison couple bringing radio to Spanish-speaking listeners. Finally, author Michael Perry shares a personal tale about the fond memories often served up in the kitchen.

Learn more about Angela Fitzgerald and explore Wisconsin Life episodes and extras online at

Wisconsin Life is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. In addition to the television program, audio stories can be heard on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. during Morning Edition, on Central Time at 4:15 on Wednesdays, and on the Joy Cardin Show Fridays at 6:55 a.m.

Funding for Wisconsin Life is provided by Alliant Energy, Lowell and Mary Peterson, the Wisconsin Humanities Council and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Wisconsin Public Television 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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