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Prestigious Recognition
Milwaukee PBS has been recognized for its excellence in production, journalism and advocacy by numerous organizations locally, regionally and nationally.

"Plan to Scan" Campaign

One of the first PBS affiliates to undertake a channel realignment related to the FCC Spectrum Auction. Invited to share its "best practices" nationwide by NETA, PBS, and APT.

Milwaukee Press Club Awards

Milwaukee PBS received six awards at the Milwaukee Press Club’s awards gala for “Excellence in Journalism,” including a Gold Award.

2019 APTS National Advocacy Award

Milwaukee PBS was recognized as an advocate and a leader among public television stations by America’s Public Television Stations (APTS).

10thirtysix awarded NETA Award

NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association, recently awarded Milwaukee PBS it’s highest honor for Community Engagement / Community Impact for Beyond Sherman Park: A 10thirtysix special.

FCC Consumer Advisory Commission

Bohdan Zachary is the first representative from public television in the Consumer Advisory Committee’s 20-year history.

Black Nouveau Emmy Win 2018

Milwaukee PBS would like to congratulate the entire staff of Black Nouveau. The Black Nouveau Special Crossing The Bridge won the Chicago Midwest Emmy Award Outstanding Achievement for Public Affairs/ Current Affairs Program. Congratulations Black Nouveau!

Nationwide Attention
Due to its digital program offerings and wide-reaching, impactful initiatives, Milwaukee PBS has a national profile as a public television media organization.

National Association of Black Journalist

In June 2018, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) named Everett L. Marshburn as the recipient of its 2018 Journalist of Distinction Award.

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Around the Corner with John McGivern

Award-winning, local production which is one of the highest-rated local programs on PBS stations in the US. Nationwide.

Generational Education
As part of its mission to enhance the quality of life in southeastern Wisconsin by encouraging people to consider issues and explore ideas, Milwaukee PBS provides community education programs, directed toward both children and older adults alike.
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Next Avenue

For over seven years, Milwaukee PBS has provided southeastern Wisconsin with PBS’ national initiative, Next Avenue, designed to help adults over 50 lead more fulfilling lives. Each year, Milwaukee PBS holds five Community Conversations throughout its viewing area, each based on the five tenets of Next Avenue - Health & Well Being, Money & Security, Work & Purpose, Living & Learning, and Caregiving. Hosted by John McGivern, these Community Conversations are also broadcast on WMVS and WMVT.
 

Milwaukee PBS’ Next Avenue initiative is generously supported by Milwaukee’s Helen Bader Foundation.

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Summer Children’s Activities

Every summer, Milwaukee PBS hosts multiple events for children in order to promote literacy and learning during the summer months. These include reading events and promotions, and entertainment events featuring characters from PBS KIDS programs.

Storytelling 101

In conjunction with the Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest, Milwaukee PBS offers free writing workshops to children throughout the winter months. At Storytelling 101, children learn the basics of storytelling and learn how art and illustrations make stories come alive.

Daniel Tiger Day

In partnership with several local organizations, Milwaukee PBS brings Daniel Tiger to Milwaukee for “Be My Neighbor” Day. The day-long event is attended by hundreds of children from throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
 

Community Involvement
As an active community partner whose over-arching goal is to improve the quality of life, Milwaukee PBS employs methods to complement its broadcast offerings, in order to educate, inform, entertain and stimulate the imagination.

Lead and Our Health Followup

This one-hour special is a follow up to "Lead and Our Health" from a year ago, looking at what's changed in a year when it comes to Milwaukee's public health issue of lead in our water, paint, and soil.

Mittens & More 2018 | Thank you!

Milwaukee PBS would like to thank everyone who donated Mittens, Hats and Scarves to this year’s Mittens and More Campaign. And a special thank you as well to our volunteers and drop off locations. Together we collected 10,547 items that were distributed to 61 agencies serving Southeastern Wisconsin. Thank You!

Undocumented Flores Family

Host Patricia Gomez talks with the Flores family, a family of undocumented immigrants.

Art Along Wisconsin Avenue

The Arts Page explores the art along Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. Sculpture Milwaukee is an annual free, outdoor art exhibition bringing world-class sculpture works by internationally known artists to create an urban art gallery.

Loyal Viewers

Every week, Milwaukee PBS is watched by over 627,770 viewers throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. It is with the support of its loyal viewers that Milwaukee PBS can continue to offer its local and national programming to educate, inform, entertain and inspire.

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