NEW, UPDATED LINE-UP TO OFFER FRESH, LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ON PUBLIC TELEVISION IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN

Post Date

September 26, 2017

This fall, Milwaukee PBS rolls out a new format for its local Thursday night line-up which is a much-loved staple for television viewers in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee PBS Presents will air every Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS 10 and is made up of four great local programs - Black Nouveau, Adelante, 10thirtysix and The Arts Page.

These four Milwaukee PBS programs have already been airing on its air waves, but on various days and times and on various Milwaukee PBS stations. By bringing these programs to one consistent time slot, under the Milwaukee PBS Presents umbrella, these locally-produced shows will have the opportunity to offer stories that are more in-depth. These productions will focus on the topics that are important to their viewers, including issues involving Milwaukee’s African American and Hispanic communities, current events and hot topics, and the arts in southeastern Wisconsin.

“Milwaukee PBS is working hard on being responsive to the needs and interests of the communities and viewers we serve – to truly be a voice and a platform for southeastern Wisconsin,” said Bohdan Zachary, General Manager of Milwaukee PBS. “Our new local series bring a keener, timely focus on issues that matter to the neighborhoods, towns and cities we call home.”

Each Thursday, Milwaukee PBS Presents will rotate one of the programs, airing one show for the full 30-minute timeslot. For October, the schedule is:

            Thursday, October 5      Black Nouveau

           Thursday, October 12    Adelante!

            Thursday, October 19    10thirtysix

            Thursday, October 26    The Arts Page

About each program:

· Now in its 25th season, Black Nouveau offers one of the most accurate and positive perspectives of African American life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the nation.

· Broadcast in Spanish with English subtitles, Adelante! celebrates the rich heritage of Latino people and premieres its 19th season this fall.

· Hosted by veteran newswoman Portia Young, 10thirtysix premiered in November 2016 and offers southeastern Wisconsin a new platform - and a new perspective - on the topical and relevant issues that affect the community.

· Each episode of The Arts Page, hosted by Sandy Maxx, features several segments on the arts which profile a variety of artists, both from Milwaukee and throughout the country.

Tune in to Milwaukee PBS Presents every Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS 10.

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About Milwaukee PBS

Milwaukee PBS is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier non-commercial media organization.  Milwaukee PBS consists of two high-definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services.  The Milwaukee PBS stations are the area’s only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs. The stations are watched by over 614,329 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. MATC is a two-year vocational-technical college based in Milwaukee, WI offering day, evening and weekend classes on four campuses. For more information, visit www.MilwaukeePBS.org.

 

Contact:        

Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer

E: eatones@matc.edu

P: (414) 297-8229

 

Julie Hill Lehr, Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement

E: hilllej@matc.edu

P: (414) 297-7518