Friends of WPT Board: Meet Masood Akhtar

July 18, 2019

Elected to the Board of the Friends of Wisconsin Public Television just a few months ago, Masood Akhtar, of Middleton, is adding service to WPT to his already impressive list of activities. Read on to learn more about this community activist and the experience he hopes to bring to the Board!

What We Watch: Deb Piper

June 6, 2019

Deb Piper, producer and manager of remote production, has worked in public broadcasting for 30 years – almost all of it right here at Wisconsin Public Television. She’s particularly proud of the miles our crews have traveled throughout the state, capturing music in intriguing venues. One of them includes beautiful Madeline Island in Lake Superior,…

Click, Bid & Win! WPT Online-Exclusive Auction Runs May 1-14

April 17, 2019

For the first time ever, the annual Wisconsin Public Television Auction will be an online-exclusive event – and it all begins May 1! We invite bidders to take part in the fun for a chance to win a wide variety of merchandise and services from Wisconsin businesses and individuals. Proceeds from Auction support WPT programs,…

WPT Year in Review: 2018

December 20, 2018

What a year! We had new programs, new forms of community engagement, new places to go and – above all – new stories to discover and share from all across Wisconsin. Step back in time with us as we relive some of the highlights of 2018 – and thanks for joining us on the way!

Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison announce the Timothy William Trout Education Innovation Lab

December 12, 2018

Gift of $2.1 Million from Dr. Monroe and Sandra Trout creates partnership among Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Morgridge Institute for Research, UW Madison School of Education and Wisconsin Public Television. An ambitious new partnership in Wisconsin will create, connect, and activate world-class content creators in science, instruction and media with teachers and learners across the…

WPT Passport offers more exciting viewing options

November 1, 2018

Looking to expand your public television viewing opportunities? Wish you could re-watch episodes from past seasons of Downton Abbey or American Masters? Or maybe you want more of your favorite local programming. WPT Passport might be the answer. Read on to learn about the variety of programs available through this amazing archive – and the…

WPT Education’s Capitol Game Gets Top Score

October 17, 2018

This October, WPT Education was excited to introduce Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case, a free online video game set in and around the Wisconsin State Capitol, that assists educators in teaching social studies, while giving students the chance to be “history detectives.” Nikki Lutzke, a teacher partner in the Parkview School District, said, “[Jo…

WPT ‘Wisconsin Life’ Story Wins 2018 National Murrow Award

June 20, 2018

Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Life story Jaxon’s Wish has been honored with a 2018 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) National Edward R. Murrow Award. The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. Jaxon’s Wish shares how Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers teamed up to make young…