Press Releases


October 29, 2013

Fifty years ago one pivotal moment changed the course of history. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the world tried to understand. Milwaukee Public Television's (MPTV) commemorative documentary investigates the connection between President Kennedy and the state of Wisconsin. WISCONSIN REMEMBERS JOHN F. KENNEDY will air on November 11 at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

As the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination approaches, this special revisits his campaign in Wisconsin, his presidency and his assassination, which took place on November 22, 1963. MPTV Producer Dan Jones interviews people who knew Kennedy, and others who simply admired him. Featured in WISCONSIN REMEMBERS JOHN F. KENNEDY are two former governors, a civil rights legend and an assassination expert. Jones has also uncovered archival film footage that allows the viewer to join Kennedy as he shakes hands at Mitchell Airport, walks down Wisconsin Avenue and speaks at the Milwaukee Arena.

"I am really honored to be able to interview some of those people who knew Kennedy well, and who worked with him on his way to the White House," Jones said. "History is made even more fascinating when you get it directly from the people who lived through those times."

WISCONSIN REMEMBERS JOHN F. KENNEDY will be re-broadcast on November 12 at 12:30 a.m., November 14 at 9:30 p.m. and on November 30 at 12:30 a.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD, and on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. on MTPV 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 high-definition 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 stations are watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
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Julie Hill Lehr, Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement
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