Press Releases

IR Hosts Aukofer

December 4, 2007

Newspaper veteran Frank Aukofer will review the civil rights struggle of the 1960s on I Remember Monday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. on Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV-10).

Aukofer's 1968 book, "City with a Chance," is being reissued for its 40th anniversary. The author was a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for 40 years. He covered the civil rights movement during the l960s and later became chief of the newspaper's Washington, DC, bureau.

The book focuses on how the civil rights movement affected Milwaukee as well as the people and events that were part of it. Mayor Henry Maier, Fr. James Groppi, Vel Phillips, Harold Breier and many other well-known figures from that time are discussed.

I Remember is simulcast on MPTV-HD (MPTV-36-1 and Time-Warner Cable 510). The host for I Remember is talk show veteran Jim Peck, currently a senior advancement officer at Marquette University.