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…

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…

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2019!

March 5, 2019

Fighters, feminists and “firsts” take the screen this month, showcasing the contributions of women in the modern world. Wisconsin Public Television offers a full lineups of broadcast programs and online extras to enjoy, from American Masters to pledge specials featuring favorite musicians. Read on to see what’s in store!

American Experience: Sealab Premieres Feb. 12

February 11, 2019

Explore the depths of the ocean in an all new American Experience: Sealab premiering 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 on Wisconsin Public Television. Sealab tells the story of the U.S. Navy’s program that sought to answer the question of whether human life could survive on the ocean floor. The program, spearheaded by George Bond, a…

Celebrate African-American History Month 2019 with WPT

January 22, 2019

Any day is a great day to recognize the many contributions that African-Americans have made to American history and culture. But February offers special opportunities to celebrate and recognize African-Americans, both famous and not-so-famous, who have made a difference. Read on for a selection of upcoming programs airing on WPT – and don’t forget our…

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…

What We Watch: Garry Denny

August 17, 2018

Bringing Wisconsin Public Television’s delightful mix of programming together takes a lot more work than most of us realize. Beyond PBS itself, WPT previews and purchases programs from American Public Television, the BBC, our own local production teams and multiple other independent sources. In our latest installment of What We Watch, we chat with Garry Denny,…