Release Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2023

‘Wisconsin in Black & White’ premieres Oct. 2 on PBS Wisconsin

‘Wisconsin in Black & White’ premieres Oct. 2 on PBS Wisconsin

Partnership project of PBS Wisconsin and Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development also includes seven weeks of reporting online and on Here & Now Friday nights 

Wisconsin suffers intense racial disparities exposed in common differences between the daily lives of its Black and white residents. A history of racism in the criminal justice and education systems, how these issues are locally unique, as well as efforts to right these wrongs, are explored in Wisconsin in Black & White, a PBS Wisconsin journalism project created in partnership with the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and reported by Here & Now and special projects reporter Murv Seymour and Here & Now reporter Nathan Denzin.

Wisconsin in Black & White premieres with an hour-long broadcast 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 on PBS Wisconsin and will be available for streaming online at and in the free PBS App on all streaming devices and Smart TVs. The premiere broadcast will be followed by seven additional weekly reports each Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Here & Now, PBS Wisconsin’s weekly news and public affairs program and online at

Seymour reported the hour-long special and Denzin reported the segments that will air on Here & Now.

Funding for Wisconsin in Black & White is provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, DeAtley Family Foundation, Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner, Lau and Bea Christensen, The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, Madison College, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, UnityPoint Health – Meriter, the Focus Fund for Journalism, and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.

PBS Wisconsin is a service of the Educational Communications Board and The Board of Regents of the 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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