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Join Emmy Award-Winning Actor John McGivern as he explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin's unique communities. Around the Corner with John McGivern began on Milwaukee PBS in 2012 as a way to showcase Wisconsin’s fabulous communities. By telling the stories of diverse people as they live, work and play in their hometowns and neighborhoods, what we really bring to light is the importance of positive community involvement.

Watch Latest Episode: Around the Corner with John McGivern, 1/18/2018 - Appleton

January 18, 2018
As John said, if the Fox Valley were a state, Appleton would be the capital. Not only is it the largest of the cities in the Fox Valley, Appleton's a large city - period! Energetic, busy, vibrant, loaded with friendly, smart people - it's our kind of place. This is the first - and only - time we'll ever say, John got to: shoot the Bratzooka at a Timber Rattlers baseball game; fence with a medieval long sword champion; sit in a 3 million dollar private jet; turn and open a 100 year Fox Lock by hand, all by himself! Yes, John gets special access so you may not get to do those things, but you can eat and marvel like John did at Lombardi's Restaurant. You can shop at Eco Candle and Urban Evolutions. You can stroll the beautiful grounds of Lawrence University, have Henry shine your shoes, and eat the best comfort food ever at the Cozy Corner Café. And, of course, at the Houdini Museum at the Castle, everyone can escape (Get it? Escape? Like Houdini... Ha!). From now on, in the Around the Corner book, "A" is for Appleton!

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