Release Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2012

Wisconsin Public Television's February Schedule Honors Black History Month

For More Information: Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, [email protected] Erik Ernst, WPT promotion manager, 608-265-3853, [email protected] February, Wisconsin Public Television offers viewing selections that honor and celebrate the contributions of black Americans throughout history. At 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Independent Lens "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock" profiles the life of the unconventional revolutionary who paid dearly for her instant fame. At 12 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, American Masters "Marvin Gaye: What's Going On?" looks at ways the vocalist and composer expressed the tenor of his time. At 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story details accounts of black abolitionists who were part of the Underground Railroad. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, Freedom Riders: American Experience tells the stories of civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. At 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Independent Lens "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" takes a cinematic and musical trip to American black communities of 1967-1975. At 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, Slavery by Another Name explores a form of slavery in the South that persisted into the 20th century. At 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Independent Lens "More Than a Month" introduces an African-American filmmaker who wants to end Black History Month. At 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Great Performances "Memphis" features a live film of the Tony Award-winning Broadway rock musical. At 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, American Masters "Cab Calloway: Sketches" provides a lively biography of an exceptional figure in the history of jazz. WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the 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; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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