Q&A: Thomas Allen Harris, Family Pictures USA

July 12, 2019

We know our family history through the images we retain: albums, videos, memories. What kind of story do these images tell when we look at the bigger picture? Premiering Aug. 12 and 13 on PBS, the three-part series Family Pictures USA explores American communities through the lens of family photo albums, unearthing rich personal stories…

Tune In: “Breakthrough” presents Ideas That Changed The World

May 2, 2019

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, the PBS series Breakthrough – The Ideas That Changed the World captures the secrets of today’s world through surprising accidents, colorful characters, and moments of joy and despair. Breakthrough presents six iconic modern objects through thousands of years of historical precedents. What discoveries came first? Which inventions and ideas paved…

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…

WPT Education Brings Hmong History to Wisconsin Classrooms

April 19, 2018

The Wisconsin Hometown Stories project offers a fantastic opportunity for in-depth exploration of the local histories and stories that showcase communities around our state. WPT Education works side-by-side with teachers in each community to build content and pathways connecting students with the history and stories around them. Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire will premiere later…

Celebrate Women’s History Month on WPT! Part 1

February 27, 2018

Fighters, feminists and “firsts” take the screen this month, showcasing the contributions of women in the modern world. As we created this post, we actually got overwhelmed by the amount of amazing content out there – what a nice problem to have! So we’ve broken these offerings into two posts. Read on for Part 1:…

Guest Post from WPT Education: How I Became a Game Designer

February 7, 2018

As an education specialist at WPT, and a former teacher at Sauk Prairie High School, I’m always excited to discover new ways that we can collaborate with teachers to make education come alive for students of all ages. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the amazing Nikki Lutzke, who teaches fourth grade in southern…