Letters from Bohdan Zachary

July 2017

Summer is heating up, but that doesn’t mean that Milwaukee PBS doesn’t have something broadcasting or streaming when you come in to cool off!

Our “Summer of Adventure” continues this month with stops that include Canada, Africa, Cuba and Alaska.  Check out where you’ll be headed with Milwaukee PBS:

Nature’s Great Race follows three iconic animals on three of the world’s most breath-taking wildlife adventures. Across hundreds of miles of Canadian arctic wilderness and African bush we’ll follow every life and death decision these herds make as they overcome immense obstacles and face fearless predators in a race to reach their destination.

RARE – CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK tells the story of renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and his a quest to document Earth’s species including those at risk of extinction. His 11-year “Photo Ark” project is the focus of this three-part series, which follows Sartore into the field as he captures rare species on camera – at zoos, preserves and elsewhere.

WEEKEND IN HAVANA takes us on a walking tour through Cuba, meeting singers, dancers, chefs and more in Havana, with a focus on the people, architecture, culture and history of the country just re-opened to Americans.

Wild Alaska Live is a live three night event, presented in partnership with the BBC, where hosts Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt will explore a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast.

Look through this month’s “Fine Tuning” for air dates and times.  And, remember, if you’ve missed an episode or two of your favorite PBS or Milwaukee PBS programs, use your Milwaukee PBS Passport* benefit for on-demand streaming of thousands of hours of content anytime!

We continue to be grateful for your loyal support of Milwaukee PBS.  Whether it’s from your feedback about the proposed defunding of public media, your financial support and strong viewership of the stories we tell, it is humbling to know that Milwaukee PBS is an important part of your life.

Please know that as an investor in Milwaukee PBS, we will continue to strive to put your generous contribution toward bringing you some of the best programs in the months ahead.  That even means that your “Fine Tuning” Magazine will be undergoing some enhancements that will put more of your donation dollars to work on the productions you enjoy.  Stay tuned over the next couple of months for exciting program announcements… and a new look to your “Fine Tuning”.

Kim Sosa                                                    Bohdan Zachary
Director of Membership                           General Manager

*Milwaukee PBS Passport is a member-only benefit for donors who give a minimum of $5 monthly or $60 annually.  To activate your Passport, visit http://www.pbs.org/passport/lookup.  To increase your giving to receive Passport, call 414-297-8020.