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…

Tune in: Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

March 15, 2019

What is it about Joni Mitchell that connects so deeply with audiences? Perhaps it’s because her songs can express things within ourselves that we sometimes struggle to put into words. We listen to her music and we understand. Whatever quality it is that grants a sense of clarity on both reality and the imaginary, Joni’s…

What We Watch: John Gerbig, Producer and Director

February 22, 2018

John Gerbig is a producer and director at Wisconsin Public Television. John’s days involve collaborating with colleagues at WPT, as well as with partners from statewide organizations. For the March issue of our member program guide, Airwaves, we caught up with John to learn more about his top public television picks.

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…

“The Final Forte” 2017 Premieres Tonight!

March 29, 2017

Above, from left to right: Violinist Julian Rhee, harpist Naomi Sutherland, pianist Michael Wu and violinist Yaoyao Chen. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. on-air and online as four Wisconsin musical prodigies perform with Maestro John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in the 2017 Bolz Young Artist Competition. This year, The Final Forte features violinist Julian…

The Journey to Overture Stage

March 23, 2017

For the finalists of the prestigious Bolz Young Artist competition, the journey to Overture stage is a long one that often takes years of determination, hard work and hundreds of hours of practice to achieve. In the first stage of the competition a pool of 30-40 contestants perform in a preliminary round of auditions for…

Quiz: Polka in Wisconsin

March 6, 2017

In Wisconsin, polka is tied to our identity like beer, brats and cheese! But, how much do you actually know about the music and dance? Test your knowledge with this 10-question quiz! And tune in Monday at 7 p.m. for Polka! with musician and host Mollie Busta – better known as Mollie B. – as…

Discover Polka! in Wisconsin

February 28, 2017

Did you know that polka is the official state dance of Wisconsin? (It’s the law – since 1993!) In Wisconsin Public Television’s new hour-long documentary airing 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6, musician and host Mollie Busta – better known as Mollie B. – explores how European immigrants brought polka music and dance to the hills…