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December 28, 2012

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 28, 2012 - Milwaukee Public Television will air ON THE ISSUES WITH MIKE GOUSHA, in which Gousha interviews noted author Paul Tough. This program will be broadcast on January 5 at 6:00 p.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD.

The segment centers on education issues, and Tough discusses his new book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. In the interview, Tough discusses the schools throughout the country which he featured in his book, as well as some of the successful students whom he met and their specific educational traits.

As a journalist, Tough has worked in various media, including National Public Radio as a reporter and producer on This American Life, and as an editor for the New York Times Magazine. Tough's previous book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, was critically acclaimed.

ON THE ISSUES WITH MIKE GOUSHA was taped at the Marquette University Law School on November 29, 2012. The program will be re-broadcast on January 6 at 3:00 p.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD and on January 8 at 10:00 p.m. On MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
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