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Betty White: First Lady of Television
Premiere Screening
Oriental Theatre
2230 N. Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Saturday, August 18 at 6:15 p.m.


The Milwaukee-based filmmakers of Boettcher+Trinklein Television bring the worldwide theatrical premiere of their latest production home to Milwaukee.

Chronicling the life and career of beloved comedian and entertainment industry pioneer, Betty White, this definitive documentary was directed by Milwaukee resident Steven J. Boettcher, who will be in attendance at the premiere.

Filmed over the course of 10 years by the team behind the acclaimed PIONEERS OF TELEVISION series, BETTY WHITE: FIRST LADY OF TELEVISION offers a warm look at the life and career of the beloved television legend who celebrates 80 years in show business this year — officially the longest career in the history of TV. Granted exclusive access to Ms. White, Boettcher and his team spent many weeks with Betty over the last decade, capturing the backstage magic of her performances—along with more personal moments at home and interacting with close friends. The film is also packed with hilarious clips from her long career and comments from friends and co-stars, including Valerie Bertinelli, Georgia Engel, Tina Fey, Valerie Harper, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gavin MacLeod, Carl Reiner, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Sullivan, Alex Trebek and many more.

BETTY WHITE: FIRST LADY OF TELEVISION airs nationally on PBS on Tuesday, August 21, and will be broadcast on Milwaukee PBS 10 at 7:00 p.m, as well as on August 25 at 5:00 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS 36, and on August 26 at 5:30 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS 10.