Milwaukee PBS Newsletter
Photo from Nature - Man and Octopus
Photo Credit: Courtesy of True To Nature Ltd

Wed, Jan 15, @ 9:00 PM
Channel 10.1
Expedition with Steve Backshall

Head into the unknown with explorer Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.


Watch all six episodes starting after series airs on January 15th, 2020

Photo of Mohammed bin Salman
Photo Courtesy of Thomas Jantzen

Wed, Jan 16 @ 7:30 PM
Channel 10.1


Host Portia Young talks with Margaret Hoover, host of her own public affairs show, FIRING LINE on PBS. Margaret, the great granddaughter of former President Herbert Hoover, talks about today's White House, the future of the conservative movement, and the importance of Milwaukee and Wisconsin in the 2020 Presidential Election.


Photo of alligator crossing street
Photo Courtesy of Petro Domenigg / © 2019 Endor Productions / MR Film

Sun, Jan 19 @ 9:00 PM
Channel 10.1

Vienna Blood (1-6)

A student of Sigmund Freud and an Austrian detective team up to solve some of the most mysterious and deadly cases in early 1900s Vienna.


Photo of Black Nouveau host Joanne Williams
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Senate Office

Sun, Jan 19 @ 10:00 PM
Channel 10.1


Based on true events, this is the story of a group of young French heroes fighting for freedom from German Nazi occupation in World War II. Together, they join forces to produce a newspaper. From Walter Presents, in French with English subtitles.


Now available for Passport streaming

Photo of actors in Masterpiece Press
Photo Courtesy of PBS Pressroom

Mon, Jan 20 @ 9:00 PM
Channel 10.1

No Passport Required: Los Angeles

Explore the large and thriving Armenian community in Los Angeles with Chef Marcus Samuelsson as he learns about their history, shares their traditional cuisine, and meets chefs who are taking it to the next level.


Photo of actors from Thou Shalt Not Kill
Photo Courtesy of Richard Ansett/Minnow Films

Tue, Jan 21 @ 9:00 PM
Channel 10.1

Frontline: The Last Survivors

A landmark documentary about some of the last survivors of the Holocaust. Only children at the time, these now elderly survivors reflect on how the trauma of the Holocaust has affected the rest of their lives.

Photo of actors of POV The Feeling of being watched
Photo Courtesy of Paul Sequiera

Mon, Jan 27 @ 7:00 PM
Channel 10.1

Independent Lens: The First Rainbow Coalition

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots Organization. They called themselves the Rainbow Coalition.


Local Productions

Unforgettable characters, exciting plots, and expressive illustrations make the difference between a good story and a great one! The Milwaukee PBS Kids Writers Contest is now accepting original, illustrated stories from our younger viewers. The Contest is open from now until March 20. For more information, rules and submission guidelines, and for upcoming dates of Milwaukee PBS’ free preparation workshops for children, Storytelling 101, visit

On a brand new episode of Outdoor Wisconsin, Dan Small gets a sea kayaking lesson and Elizabeth Cramer joins a group of women for an ice fishing outing on Lake Superior. On Around the Corner with John McGivern™, find out why John calls it “legendary” Lake Mills.

Milwaukee PBS Presents continues this month with 10thirtysixand The Arts Page. First, on January 16, 10thirtysix talks with Margaret Hoover, host of her own public affairs show, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover. Hoover talks about today's White House, the future of the conservative movement, and the importance of Milwaukee and Wisconsin in the 2020 Presidential election. The following week, on January 23 The Arts Page finds beauty in things that are remade, including the stained glass windows of St. Rita's Church in Milwaukee and library books that an artist recycles into 3D paper sculptures.

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