Remembering Stephen Hawking

March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking, who passed away last night at the age of 76, had a long connection with public television – as you might expect for someone who promoted curiosity and big questions about the universe. As Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted in tribute,  “His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not…

Celebrating the Life of John Glenn

December 9, 2016

As we continue to celebrate the life and achievements of John Glenn, who passed away Thursday, watch this 2012 PBS NewsHour interview with the astronaut and former senator discussing his groundbreaking mission to become the first American to orbit the Earth. Join us on Wisconsin Public Television Monday night at 9 for a special presentation…

Meet the MacArthur Winners – on WPT and WPR

September 23, 2016

As we learned the names of the new MacArthur Fellows yesterday – winners of the so-called “genius grants” – we celebrate members of the class of 2016 with Wisconsin roots and those whose work has appeared on WPT. Some names (like last year’s winner Lin-Manuel Miranda) may seem more familiar than others, but all offer…

PBS NewsHour Covers NASA’s Discovery of Water on Mars

September 28, 2015

Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona Over the weekend, NASA teased a big announcement across their social media accounts, and when it arrived this morning it was a doozy! Scientists have not only found evidence of the existence of water on the red planet, they’ve found actual flowing water. As PBS NewHour science reporter Nsikan Akpan…

The Heritage Society: Planting the Seed

January 7, 2015

Written by WPT Planned Giving Manager Aimee Granger Ellen Fluck created an extraordinary life for her children. That’s the way her story is recounted by her son, Jim. Ellen grew up in Two Rivers and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she met her husband, Paul, in the registration line her sophomore year. Ellen and…

Watch President Obama’s Address Live Tonight on WPT and Online

November 20, 2014

Wisconsin Public Television will air live PBS NewsHour coverage of President Obama’s address at 7 tonight. Watch on air or online in the UStream livestreaming window below. For more news coverage on the President’s immigration plans, visit the NewsHour online here and tune in at 6 on WPT for their nightly newscast. Broadcast live streaming…

Tony Danza Knows PBS NewsHour

March 7, 2014

A PBS NewsHour reporter and a television sitcom star meet in a hallway… Yep, that sounds like the start of a bad joke. But, this morning it actually happened when Hari Sreenivasan ran into Tony Danza in New York. The result was the brief interaction below, but Danza let Sreenivasan – and his Facebook friends…

28 Years Later: The Challenger Disaster

January 28, 2014

“The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’” – President…