See Holy Hill and Other Scenes From Around Wisconsin’s U.S. Open Golf Course From the Air

June 13, 2017

The Basilica of Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians is just one of the landmarks of Southeastern Wisconsin that golf fans around the world will become familiar with during this week’s U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course. Fly alongside the beautiful basilica, over Old World Wisconsin and along the Horicon…

May the 4th Be With You: Remembering a Very Special Star Wars Visit to Sesame Street

May 4, 2017

This annual unofficial Star Wars holiday – May the 4th be with you! – gives us a great excuse to go back and look at one of our favorite moments from the legendary intergalactic franchise. That, of course, was the day that R2D2 and C-3PO visited Sesame Street! Landing just before the release of The Empire…

Madison Teacher Selected For 2017 PBS Digital Innovators Program

April 20, 2017

David Olson is recognized for his game-changing integration of digital media in the classroom; Olson will partner with Wisconsin Public Television to build learning outcomes in Wisconsin. Today, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) announced David Olson, a teacher from James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, as one of 52 educators from across the country selected…

Experience the Sounds of Solitary

April 17, 2017

What does solitary confinement sound like? In the short film below from our colleagues at FRONTLINE, experience a solitary existence that is anything but silent. Then, join us Tuesday night at 8 on Wisconsin Public Television for the powerful new FRONTLINE documentary, “Last Days of Solitary.” In the film, producers take us inside a Maine prison…

WPT Previews: American Experience’s Mark Samels on The Great War

April 5, 2017

When he visited Wisconsin this past October, American Experience Executive Producer and UW-Madison alumnus Mark Samels talked with us to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on the making of the PBS series’ new film, The Great War – a three-night event that begins 8 p.m. Monday, April 10 on Wisconsin Public Television. Watch his behind-the-scenes perspective…

Happy Birthday, Daniel Tiger! Watch his 1954 TV debut

April 5, 2017

Happy birthday, Daniel Tiger! Watch our favorite little tiger puppet make his April 5, 1954 TV debut on WQED’s  “The Children’s Corner” in the video below. According to The Fred Rogers’ Company, “Originally, a bird was supposed to come out of the clock that was drawn on the set wall. The night before, WQED Pittsburgh…

Antiques Roadshow Coming to Green Bay June 17

January 17, 2017

Antiques Roadshow has announced their 2017 tour, and the show is coming to Green Bay June 17! The application process to enter the random drawing for a chance to receive free tickets is open now through April 10. Learn more about the application process, find out how you can apply to have large furniture pieces…

WPT Previews: American Experience’s Mark Samels on Command and Control

January 9, 2017

When he visited Wisconsin recently, American Experience Executive Producer and UW-Madison alumnus Mark Samels talked with us to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on the making of the PBS series’ new film, Command and Control, which premieres the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, immediately following PBS NewsHour coverage of President Obama’s Farewell Address. Watch his behind-the-scenes…