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…

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride this June on WPT!

May 31, 2019

Diverse perspectives contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the culture and diversity of Wisconsin residents. Fifty years after the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 (read more here!), Wisconsin Public Television is pleased to share Pride Month programs honoring many facets of LGBTQ life and history. Read on for a selection of scripted…

Q&A: Pete Schwaba, Director’s Cut

March 21, 2019

From his home base in Marinette, writer, director and comedian Pete Schwaba remains connected to the independent film community as host of Director’s Cut, as well as introducing documentaries shown on Independent Lens and POV. Each year, the Director’s Cut season kicks off with a preview of the Wisconsin Film Festival. Join Schwaba and special guests…

What We Watch: Garry Denny

August 17, 2018

Bringing Wisconsin Public Television’s delightful mix of programming together takes a lot more work than most of us realize. Beyond PBS itself, WPT previews and purchases programs from American Public Television, the BBC, our own local production teams and multiple other independent sources. In our latest installment of What We Watch, we chat with Garry Denny,…

My Favorite Things: Carol Griskavich

January 12, 2018

As 2018 begins, we’re looking back on some of our favorite memories of the last year. From favorite programs to community events, this was a big year, with fun run-ins and meaningful moments. Today’s memories come from Carol Griskavich, WPT’s community engagement coordinator – a brand-new position at the station this year. Read on to…

POV Brings a “Rare Bird” to Television

August 1, 2016

Think about the most stylish people you know. How many of them have had the contents of their closets on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or inspired a line of MAC makeup? Have they been a visiting professor at a major university, admired by Alexander Wang and Kanye West or sold a shoe…

Streaming Favorites for January

January 14, 2016

  We’ve officially made it to a new year, and with it comes fantastic new content on WPT’s video portal. Discover new streaming favorites with us, whether you’re a fan of cooking or the cosmos. Some of my favorite finds this month are: FARM TO TABLE FAMILY These quick videos are musical, inspiring and focused…

LGBT Pride Month: Special Programs Airing This June

May 30, 2015

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. This June on Wisconsin Public Television, enjoy programs including: Independent Lens “The New Black” 9 p.m. Monday, June 1 See how…