Look to the stars: Summer of Space is here!

June 25, 2019

As we near the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, PBS brings viewers the Summer of Space: a celestial programming spectacle sure to excite any space enthusiast. Read on for details of special broadcasts, online exclusives and more! ONLINE SPECIAL CONTENT PBS Digital Studios on Facebook: Stellar | Trailer…

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…

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…

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…

The Science Behind 100 Years of Wisconsin Broadcasting

November 1, 2017

Four days. 285+ events. Endless fun. The Wisconsin Science Festival takes place Nov. 2-5, and Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio are once again looking forward to being a part of the event! The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration for all ages, with engaging events such as hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances,…

So Much More Than “The Girl From The Wonder Years”

June 2, 2016

“I discovered that I could be smart and capable and valuable for something that had nothing to do with Hollywood. This is me. And it felt great.” In this powerful and inspirational video, Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar shares how her discovery of mathematics  in college helped her discover she is so much more than…

Pick Your Poison: "Sugar vs. Fat" Pits Bacon Against Bread

May 5, 2015

As a kid, I always wondered what it would be like to have an identical twin. Would we switch places to trick our friends? Would we become famous actresses, maybe even starring in Full House? One scenario I never considered, however, is what twin doctors (twin doctors … what are the odds?) Xand and Chris…

Find Subatomic Particles in Your Home

March 31, 2015

If you’re feeling a tad ambitious and want to explore some quantum physics, here’s a nifty little project for you. According to PBS NOVA, “Right now, the smallest particles in the universe are shooting, not only in front of you, but also through you.” And, believe it or not, you can get a glimpse of…