Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with WPT!

September 17, 2019

From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, we celebrate the contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans in the United States through Hispanic Heritage Month 2019.  Wisconsin Public Television is proud to offer Hispanic Heritage Month programs in both broadcast and streaming formats. Join your fellow viewers to explore rich cultural heritage and points of pride that…

Enjoy Ken Burns’ Country Music with a Wisconsin twist

September 15, 2019

After many months of anticipation, we’re thrilled to share Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns with Wisconsin Public Television viewers. We’re especially excited to highlight some key Wisconsin connections to this landmark eight-part film – without which the production wouldn’t exist. Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns Premieres 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15…

Remembering Toni Morrison

August 6, 2019

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, a literary giant whose work transcended race and time, has died at the age of 88 after a brief illness. Wisconsin Public Television has shared many reflections on Morrison and her work over the years. Read on to find more.

Tune In: American Experience: Woodstock – Three Days That Defined A Generation

August 6, 2019

Fifty years after half a million young people journeyed to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert, a new American Experience film, Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation examines the tumultuous decade that led to the historic musical festival – and the stories behind the cultural event that became the defining…

Director’s Cut season finale: John Whitehead

June 3, 2019

We wrap up Season 12 of Director’s Cut with an excellent music documentary. Director John Whitehead rolls into town to discuss his film Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story. A documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson…

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride this June on WPT!

May 31, 2019

Diverse perspectives contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the culture and diversity of Wisconsin residents. Fifty years after the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 (read more here!), Wisconsin Public Television is pleased to share Pride Month programs honoring many facets of LGBTQ life and history. Read on for a selection of scripted…

Director’s Cut: Yinan Wang, Yujin Wang and Dick Blau, Yen Ching

May 30, 2019

While watching this week’s Director’s Cut, prepare to find yourself craving Chinese food (I’m a Kung Pao Chicken guy). The documentary Yen Ching takes us to a Chinese restaurant on Milwaukee’s northwest side, watching the family dynamics in play. Yen Ching (5 mins) from Yinan Wang on Vimeo. Yen Ching takes an intimate look at how a typical Chinese restaurant…

Director’s Cut: Shorts

May 22, 2019

This week on Director’s Cut, we switch things up a bit by focusing on short films. Tune in as I welcome six directors to discuss their work ranging in genre from comedy to drama to the slightly sci-fi – even a touch of the supernatural! It’ll be a fast-paced show, as I only have a few…