Press Releases


January 4, 2013

Milwaukee Public Television's 4th STREET FORUM will return for an 11th season on January 18th at 9:00 p.m. The premiere will air on MPTV 36.1.

The new season brings a few changes to the show, including a new host. Marcus White is vice president of Community Partnerships for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. His efforts in bringing people together to find common ground on community issues parallels the goals of 4th STREET FORUM. Marcus has been a guest on 4th STREET FORUM and has also filled-in as host.

4th STREET FORUM will take the show on the road and tape three of its 13 shows at various sites, with locations will be announced at a later date. The show will also feature three guests, instead of four as in past seasons, in order to encourage more interaction among the panel.

4th STREET FORUM is a nonpartisan program, which promotes public discussion of political and social issues that are of concern to our community. Each week, a panel of experts presents their views on a chosen topic and explores solutions with the audience. The 4th Street Forum audience is an important part of the program, and is a unique opportunity for the public to ask questions of the guests. Forums begin at noon on Thursdays at Milwaukee Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th Street in Milwaukee.

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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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
P: (414) 297-7518