Public Media Transforming Lives

Milwaukee PBS is proud to be a public servant to Milwaukee and the surrounding area. We strive to tell your stories, to bring light to important issues and to make a real difference in our communities.

50 Years of Public Media

Fifty years ago, on Nov. 7, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act. This act allowed public media organizations like PBS to offer award-winning content from trusted children’s programming to in-depth public affairs, science, history, performing arts, and culture. Fifty years of public broadcasting is something we can all take pride in, and none of it would be possible without the generous support of viewers like you. Thank you.

Learn more about what PBS brings to communities.

As we celebrate 50 years of faithful public service, public media still appreciates and needs your support. Make your voice heard.

Inspired Viewers

We don’t toot our horn often but our programming not only informs and entertains, but often it inspires viewers to be more.

Christian's Story
PBS helped Christian find his way despite family issues.

Jason's Story
Jason found a safe retreat with PBS and was inspired to follow his dream.

Yuyi’s Story
As an immigrant Yuyi didn’t know how to fit into American life until she found PBS.

Denice's Story
Despite poverty, PBS opened a new world to Denice.

David's Story
While serving in the military David used PBS to stay in touch with home.

Tell Us Your Story

Milwaukee PBS would love to hear how PBS has made a difference in your life. Please contact Julie Hill Lehr at or call 414-297-7518 with your stories.