Letters from Bohdan Zachary

January, 2018

Happy New Year from Milwaukee PBS!

While the warm feelings of the holidays are still lingering in the air, Milwaukee PBS is ready to roll out plenty of new programs, all because of your membership to the station. 

The programs are ready for viewing, but we want to make sure you’ll be tuned in to catch as many as possible.  Mark your calendar for these dates:

January 8th – Plan to Scan Day

At 9:00 a.m. on January 8th, a few of Milwaukee PBS’ channels will be realigned on the broadcast spectrum.  What does this mean for you?  If you subscribe to a cable or satellite service:  nothing.  If you watch TV over-the-air:  you’ll have to do a quick “rescan” of the channels on your set to make sure you’re getting all channels. 

January 11th –   Season 7 Premiere of Around the Corner with John McGivern™

Episode 1 is “Around Milwaukee”, which is just what it sounds like.  For this one episode, we let our John Gurda, Mike McGivern and John McGivern choose content.  Get ready for a fun episode with nature, baseball, dentistry, Summerfest, Cheeseheads, and so much more.  Communities visited in Season 7 include Appleton, Middleton, Mequon/Thiensville and Manitowoc.  New episodes air every Thursday.

January 14th –   Victoria on Masterpiece, Season 2 Premiere
Season 2 picks up right where last season ended as new mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan.  New episodes continue every Sunday through February.

January 23rd –   We’ll Meet Again
Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.  The first episode reunites people separated during World War II.

And, new programs from Independent Lens, Nature, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline and more are scheduled during the month.  Page through this month’s guide to see when you’re favorites will be on.

Thank you for your great support of Milwaukee PBS in 2017, and for your continued support in the new year.

Bohdan Zachary                                                    
General Manager