See Holy Hill and Other Scenes From Around Wisconsin’s U.S. Open Golf Course From the Air

June 13, 2017

The Basilica of Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians is just one of the landmarks of Southeastern Wisconsin that golf fans around the world will become familiar with during this week’s U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course. Fly alongside the beautiful basilica, over Old World Wisconsin and along the Horicon…

Experience the Sounds of Solitary

April 17, 2017

What does solitary confinement sound like? In the short film below from our colleagues at FRONTLINE, experience a solitary existence that is anything but silent. Then, join us Tuesday night at 8 on Wisconsin Public Television for the powerful new FRONTLINE documentary, “Last Days of Solitary.” In the film, producers take us inside a Maine prison…

WPT Previews: American Experience’s Mark Samels on The Great War

April 5, 2017

When he visited Wisconsin this past October, American Experience Executive Producer and UW-Madison alumnus Mark Samels talked with us to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on the making of the PBS series’ new film, The Great War – a three-night event that begins 8 p.m. Monday, April 10 on Wisconsin Public Television. Watch his behind-the-scenes perspective…

“Anne of Green Gables” returns to PBS for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016

How many readers of this blog remember the original Anne of Green Gables series of the 1980s? From childhood through courtship, millions of us tuned in to PBS – and some much-watched VHS tapes, too – to see how the spirited, imaginative heroine made her way past any obstacle. Now a new adaptation, starring Martin Sheen as…

Wisconsin Winter From the Air – Exclusive First Look

September 7, 2016

Come Soar With Us Again! Wisconsin Winter From the Air Coming to Wisconsin Public Television at the end of November 2016 In Wisconsin From the Air, we took flight above the state we call home. Now, Wisconsin Winter From the Air – an all-new, visually stunning program – takes us into the sky again as…

POV Brings a “Rare Bird” to Television

August 1, 2016

Think about the most stylish people you know. How many of them have had the contents of their closets on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or inspired a line of MAC makeup? Have they been a visiting professor at a major university, admired by Alexander Wang and Kanye West or sold a shoe…

Door County Cana Island Lighthouse Moonrise

June 22, 2016

Here’s a moment of beautiful serenity. Wisconsin Public Television producers captured this gorgeous full moonrise behind the Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County during filming last year. Enjoy this rare moment of natural wonder and then watch our all-new history documentary, Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County Monday night, June 27 at 8 on WPT.

A WWII Veteran Pursues His Dreams in ‘Clarence’

July 2, 2015

This week on Director’s Cut we welcome Kristin Catalano, the creative force behind the documentary Clarence. Clarence tells the story of World War II veteran Clarence Garrett who decides to return to college to pursue his degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after “cutting class” for more than 50 years. It’s hard enough to stay…