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…

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…

Q&A: Thomas Allen Harris, Family Pictures USA

July 12, 2019

We know our family history through the images we retain: albums, videos, memories. What kind of story do these images tell when we look at the bigger picture? Premiering Aug. 12 and 13 on PBS, the three-part series Family Pictures USA explores American communities through the lens of family photo albums, unearthing rich personal stories…

Look to the stars: Summer of Space is here!

June 25, 2019

As we near the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, PBS brings viewers the Summer of Space: a celestial programming spectacle sure to excite any space enthusiast. Read on for details of special broadcasts, online exclusives and more! ONLINE SPECIAL CONTENT PBS Digital Studios on Facebook: Stellar | Trailer…

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…

Tune In: “Breakthrough” presents Ideas That Changed The World

May 2, 2019

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, the PBS series Breakthrough – The Ideas That Changed the World captures the secrets of today’s world through surprising accidents, colorful characters, and moments of joy and despair. Breakthrough presents six iconic modern objects through thousands of years of historical precedents. What discoveries came first? Which inventions and ideas paved…

Tune in: Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

March 15, 2019

What is it about Joni Mitchell that connects so deeply with audiences? Perhaps it’s because her songs can express things within ourselves that we sometimes struggle to put into words. We listen to her music and we understand. Whatever quality it is that grants a sense of clarity on both reality and the imaginary, Joni’s…