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…

WPT Previews: American Experience’s Mark Samels on Command and Control

January 9, 2017

When he visited Wisconsin recently, 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, Command and Control, which premieres the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, immediately following PBS NewsHour coverage of President Obama’s Farewell Address. Watch his behind-the-scenes…

WPT Previews: American Experience’s Mark Samels Takes Us Inside “The Battle of Chosin”

October 31, 2016

When he visited Wisconsin recently, American Experience Executive Producer, Wisconsin native and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Mark Samels talked with Wisconsin Public Television to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on the making of the PBS series’ new film, The Battle of Chosin, which premieres 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Watch an exclusive first look at the first…

Would You Get On the Bus?

May 16, 2011

Watch Freedom Riders: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday, May 16 on Wisconsin Public Television. Fifty years ago, a group of college students bought bus tickets for a journey into the  deep south. The journey of this group of brave people who came from different racial backgrounds would be fraught with violence as they pressed…