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50th Anniversary Open House

September 27, 2007

Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to meet special friends from Sesame Street and participate in other family friendly activities at Milwaukee Public Television's 50th Anniversary Open House at 1036 N. 8th St., Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. It will include tours of the station's studios and offices, and MPTV's past and present on-air personalities will be on hand to greet the public.

Families are encouraged to bring a new children's book to the open house to donate to Clifford's Book Drive, an MPTV outreach project.

MPTV began broadcasting on Oct. 28, 1957, becoming the nation's 28th educational television station. It was proud to offer a total of 17-1/2 hours of programming each week--Monday through Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Today, MPTV's audiences enjoy a broad choice of quality programs on eight analog and digital services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

"Our 50th anniversary provides us with an opportunity to open our doors to the members of our community so that they can see the investment they have made in public television and to say thank you for their support," said Ellis Bromberg, MPTV's general manager.

MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.