Press Releases

Milwaukee PBS INVITES FAMILIES TO JOIN A PBS KIDS SUMMER SAFARI OF LEARNING

This summer, Milwaukee PBS is encouraging kids and their families to continue learning beyond the school year with a PBS KIDS "Summer Safari" of content and activities. Developed to help bridge the summer learning gap, PBS KIDS' Summer Safari includes specials and new episodes from DINOSAUR TRAIN, WILD KRATTS, CURIOUS GEORGE and WORDGIRL, free digital tools for parents and kids, and partnerships with AARP Foundation Experience Corps, I Can Read books published by Harper Collins Children's Books, Reading Is Fundamental and National PTA that bring learning activities directly to communities. Read More

Milwaukee PBS Announces Fourth Annual PBS Online Film Festival

Today, Milwaukee PBS announced that the Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival will return for a fourth year June 15 - July 17, 2015, and will feature 25 short-form independent films from POV and a broad spectrum of public media stations and partners. The PBS Online Film Festival is part of a recently announced, multi-platform strategy to increase the reach and visibility of independent film on PBS and stations including Milwaukee PBS. The strategy will draw on strategic scheduling, digital content and distribution, social media and marketing to shine an even brighter spotlight on this important mission-focused content. Read More

2015 PROVES TO BE A WINNING YEAR FOR Milwaukee PBS

This spring has brought an abundance of awards and honors for Milwaukee PBS. This 2015 awards season, Milwaukee PBS has been honored with six awards from four organizations, including the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Milwaukee Press Club, the Telly Awards and the International Institute of Wisconsin. Read More

Milwaukee PBS ANNOUNCES LOCAL WINNERS OF PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST

Milwaukee PBS announced the local winners of the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The first place winners in grades K-3 will advance to the national level of the contest. 359 creative entries were received from local children and 16 winners were chosen for first place, second place, third place and honorable mention recognitions. Read More

KENOSHA TEACHER IS WISCONSIN'S ONLY EDUCATOR SELECTED AS 2015 PBS LEARNINGMEDIA DIGITAL INNOVATOR

Milwaukee PBS announced Jennifer Schlie-Reed from Kenosha Unified School District's Stocker Elementary School as one of the 100 educators selected for the 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators program. The program, which is in its third year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Read More

'CANCER' FILM EXPLORES HISTORY OF DISEASE, SHARES STORIES OF THOSE AFFECTED AND OFFERS NEW HOPE

One in two men and one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Spearheaded by Stand Up To Cancer and WETA Washington, D.C., an uprecedented group of partners has come together to create a national conversation about cancer, including a documentary to air on PBS stations across the country. Ken Burns Presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES takes a look at the history of this disease, the personal experience of those afflicted, the groundbreaking research underway, and the quest for a cure. Read More

DOCUMENTARY TAKES PENETRATING LOOK AT POVERTY AND EDUCATION

A recent Southern Education Foundation report has uncovered that, for the first time in 50 years, the majority of students attending public schools in the U.S. are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs. Among Milwaukee Public Schools, about 82 percent of students qualify. Read More