Press Releases

LONG-TIME Milwaukee PBS CHIEF TO RETIRE

Ellis Bromberg, General Manager of Milwaukee PBS, will retire from the position on November 13, 2015. Bromberg, 62, is a veteran of almost 40 years in public broadcasting and has led Milwaukee PBS since 2000. Read More

BLACK NOUVEAU WINS FIRST PLACE AWARD FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BLACK JOURNALISTS

Milwaukee's own BLACK NOUVEAU won first place at the National Association for Black Journalists' (NABJ) 2015 Salute To Excellence Awards. NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation. Milwaukee PBS is committed to producing and broadcasting quality programming with topics of importance to the diverse viewership it serves, and BLACK NOUVEAU will premiere its 24th season this fall. Read More

NEW DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS POSITIVE IMPACT OF AMERICA'S PASTIME ON KIDS IN URBAN MILWAUKEE

It's more than a game -- it's a lesson in life. Journalist Mark Siegrist explores the social impact that urban little league baseball is having on Milwaukee's urban neighborhoods. MILWAUKEE'S DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH investigates the positive effect that iconic little league baseball programs - Beckum-Stapleton and Felix Mantilla - has on the city's youth in some of the most challenging neighborhoods. Read More

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