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…

The Real Story Behind “Concussion”

December 22, 2015

Have plans to see the new Will Smith film, Concussion, this holiday season? Watch FRONTLINE‘s powerful documentary, League of Denial, online or on the PBS channel of your Roku or other digital device now and hear firsthand interviews with the real Dr. Bennet Omalu about his work around the NFL’s concussion challenges.

A Look Ahead with WPT’s Director of Programming: Fall 2015

August 18, 2015

 “There are only 21 hours of prime time in the week. We can’t expand time.” – Garry Denny, Director of Programming The summer is growing short, and as kids get excited about fresh crayon sets, adults anticipate a new broadcast season full of zombies, dragons and political intrigue. I spoke with our director of programing,…

Parkinson’s and Modern Dance Meet in ‘Capturing Grace’

June 25, 2015

Capturing Grace airs 9 p.m. Friday on Director’s Cut. Watch an encore 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, following the film Life With Parkinson’s or watch Capturing Grace for free on-demand at video.wpt.org. This week on Director’s Cut we welcome director David Iverson to discuss his film, Capturing Grace. Capturing Grace follows several people with Parkinson’s disease and tells…

The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

March 17, 2015

Chris Borland is a household name to many Badger football fans and was on the verge of national celebrity following a successful rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers. This week, Borland made the biggest news of his football career by announcing that it is over. He has decided to retire after one season citing…

A Look Ahead with WPT’s Director of Programming: Spring 2015

December 4, 2014

“My job is not to put great programming on television; My job is to keep really bad programming off television. There’s far more bad television than there is good television to consider.” – Garry Denny, Director of Programming Each year, WPT Director of Programming Garry Denny sifts through a mind-boggling amount of content. Denny may…

Programs to be Thankful For

November 26, 2014

The Thanksgiving holiday brings about an abundance of food, family and friends. But it’s also a great time to catch up on the abundance of great television you may have missed this fall season. If you find yourself with some free time after the meal is served, the dishes done and the shopping complete, look…

Retiring? Place Your Bets

August 19, 2014

I feel comfortable taking some chances in life. Exploring a new country by myself? Sure. Trying a recipe that sounds utterly questionable? Sign me up. But despite my general openness to chance, I’d rather not gamble on my future retirement. I’m 99.9 percent sure I’m not the only person who takes retirement seriously. Frontline: The…