Q&A: Andy Soth, Portraits From Rural Wisconsin

March 25, 2019

Portraits From Rural Wisconsin premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 on Wisconsin Public Television. Through a series of interwoven personal essays, see why some western Wisconsin residents still say that “rural life is the best life” – even in the face of hardship and change. Producer/reporter Andy Soth, whose work has appeared on Here & Now,…

Q&A: Pete Schwaba, Director’s Cut

March 21, 2019

From his home base in Marinette, writer, director and comedian Pete Schwaba remains connected to the independent film community as host of Director’s Cut, as well as introducing documentaries shown on Independent Lens and POV. Each year, the Director’s Cut season kicks off with a preview of the Wisconsin Film Festival. Join Schwaba and special guests…

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ – Q&A With Program Co-Producers

March 5, 2019

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ is a new television special with an old twist. In the program, premiering 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 on Wisconsin Public Television, celebrated Wisconsin author and humorist Michael Perry looks back on his Clodhopper tales of life in Wisconsin with an eye toward the ways his stories of the past connect us…

Brother Wolf: Q&A with Jeremy St. Arnold

February 20, 2019

Ma’iingan: Brother Wolf premieres 7 p.m. Monday, March 4. In this new documentary, Jeremy St. Arnold, a wildlife biologist for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, shares how his work unites both tribal and scientific perspectives. With insight from Ojibwe elders, biologists and artist Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, this new film captures enduring spiritual…

What We Watch: Garden expert Melinda Myers

January 22, 2019

It might feel like the doldrums of winter, but spring is just around the corner. Wisconsin Public Television’s Garden & Landscape Expo is ready to inspire you. Join us Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10, at the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Out of the many experts, vendors and garden lovers you’ll…

Arthur Ircink talks “Foodie”

January 4, 2019

Wisconsin Foodie captures the flavor of our state – one bite at a time! An all-new season airs 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on Wisconsin Public Television. Since the show’s inception in 2007, founder and executive producer Arthur Ircink has done just about everything to keep the show running smoothly behind the scenes, from shooting and editing…

Behind the scenes with Wisconsin Water From the Airs Laurie Gorman

November 20, 2018

Wisconsin Public Television’s Laurie Gorman has led production for all three of WPT’s aerial documentaries: Wisconsin From the Air in 2014; Wisconsin Winter From the Air in 2016 (both viewable with WPT Passport); and the latest installment in the series, premiering this week. Wisconsin Water From the Air premieres 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Read on…

American Experience producer Sharon Grimberg discusses “The Circus”

September 24, 2018

Step right up! American Experience: The Circus is a four-hour, two-part documentary airing 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8-9 on WPT. Exploring the colorful history of this distinctly American entertainment, this fascinating film includes extensive historical material from and about Wisconsin, the home of the famed Ringling Bros. and other major acts. In our exclusive…