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MPTV Kicks off New Season of I Remember, ¡Adelante!, Black Nouveau, Interchange, 4th Street Forum

September 9, 2009


MPTV Kicks off New Season of I Remember, ¡Adelante!, Black Nouveau, Interchange, 4th Street Forum

Milwaukee, WI - Back-to-School time is also New-Season time for many television series, including most of Milwaukee Public Television's local productions. I REMEMBER brings new story tellers to the small screen; ¡ADELANTE! offers Wisconsin's first and second generation Latinos a high quality source of information on a variety of topics; BLACK NOUVEAU spotlights the positive advances in the African American community; InterCHANGE provides an in-depth examination of major concerns affecting SE Wisconsin; and MPTV broadcasts 4th STREET FORUM's public discussion of political and social issues that are of concern to the community. NATIONAL PARKS-WISCONSIN is a companion to the five-night Ken Burn's NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA mini-series, and IN SERVICE TO MILWAUKEE TOWN HALL promotes Milwaukee non-profit and faith community leaders' efforts to engage more volunteers in sharing their talents in a variety of supportive activities. The premiere schedule follows.

MONDAYS - I Remember - Starts 16th Season on October 5
MPTV Show Number: 1601
Broadcast Data: Mon., Oct. 5 at 6:30 pm on 10.1; Tue., Oct. 6 at 12:30 am on 36.1
FRANK A. AUKOFER #2
Host Jim Peck talks to newspaper veteran Frank Aukofer about his memoir, Never a Slow Day: Adventures of a 20th Century Newspaper Reporter.

TUESDAYS - ¡Adelante! - Starts 11th Season on September 29
MPTV Show Number: 1101
Broadcast Data: Tue., Sept. 29 at 6:30 pm on 10.1;
Wed., Sept. 30 at 12:30 am and Sun., Oct. 4 at 5:30 pm on 36.1
FACING THE MORTGAGE CRISIS
Community organizations helping Spanish-speaking families avoid foreclosure are highlighted. Dario Romero from the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority discusses how the city is tackling the mortgage meltdown, and Miguel Pesqueira of North Shore Bank explains how banks are being affected. Host and Producer Patricia Gomez kicks off the 11th season of ADELANTE! with this timely episode.

WEDNESDAYS - Black Nouveau - Starts 18th Season on September 16
MPTV Show Number: 1802
Broadcast Data: Wed., Sept. 16 at 6:30 pm on 10.1;
Thu., Sept. 17 at 12:30 am and Sun., Sept. 20 at 4:00 pm on 36.1
BLACK NOUVEAU: COMMUNITY ACTIVIST REUBEN HARPOLE/NEGRO LEAGUE WALL OF FAME/MPS TAKEOVER PROPOSAL/REP'S SOULTIME
Black Nouveau opens its 18th season with a profile of community activist Reuben Harpole; a salute to the new entries to the Negro League Wall of Fame, a discussion of the proposed takeover of MPS, and a preview of "Soultime: At The Apollo," with viewers able to win tickets to the Milwaukee Rep's new production. New co-host Milton Dockery joins veteran co-host Faithe Colas.

FRIDAYS - InterCHANGE - Starts 15th Year on October 2
MPTV Show Number: 1501
Broadcast Data: Fri., Oct. 2 at 6:30 pm; and Sun., Oct. 4 at 11:00 am on 10.1
Veteran newsman Dan Jones and his panel of guests including Joel McNally, Gerard Randall, and Kevin Fischer provide an in-depth examination of major concerns affecting southeastern Wisconsin residents. Jones presents the week's news and issues to four panelists whose spirited analysis provides a variety of insights.

FRIDAYS - 4th Street Forum - Starts 8th Season on September 18
MPTV Show Number: 801
Forum Date: September 17, 2009
Broadcast Data: Fri., Sept. 18 at 10 pm and Sun., Sept. 20 at 9 am on 10.1
TALKING THROUGH OUR HATS?
Loud voices stifle dialogue. Facts and respect are lost in the din. Can we find solutions to problems if we can't talk reasonably? Denise Calloway moderates.

National Parks: Wisconsin, an Outdoor Wisconsin Special
Broadcast Data: Mon., Sept. 28 at 6:30 pm and Sun., Oct. 4 at 1:00 pm on 10.1;
Sat., Oct. 3 at 9:00 pm on 36.1
Patty Loew, host of Wisconsin Public Television's "In Wisconsin," and Dan Small, host of Milwaukee Public Television's "Outdoor Wisconsin," explore Wisconsin's National Park System, including the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and the North Country National Scenic Trail. Co-produced by Wisconsin Public Television and Milwaukee Public Television, beautiful footage of natural wonders are interwoven with profiles of park administrators, volunteers; a trail designer, and those that make their livelihood off the land.

In Service to Milwaukee Town Hall Special
Broadcast Data: Wed., Oct. 7 at 7:00 pm on 10.1;
Sat., Oct. 10 at 11 am and Sun., Oct. 11 at 10 pm on 36.1
Milwaukee community leaders focused on a renewed call for volunteerism during a MPTV town hall gathering on the evening of Tue., Aug. 18th. This 60-minute special was taped on location at the Hillside Terrace Resource Center near 7th & Cherry, on the northern edge of downtown Milwaukee. Producer Mark Siegrist led the discussion involving several representatives from Milwaukee's non-profit and faith communities. An invited audience from numerous volunteer-related organizations participated. There's a renewed spirit in America and the Milwaukee area for neighbors helping neighbors. Here in Milwaukee, the need for compassionate neighbors is great. Community outreach organizations are relying heavily on volunteer help during the recession. The town hall gathering will focus on the opportunities, need, and impact, of volunteerism in Greater Milwaukee.

Among those participating in the discussion were Ricardo Diaz, Executive Director of the United Community Center; Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director of Hunger Task Force, Inc.; Br. Bob Smith, OFM Cap., President of Messmer Catholic Schools; Bonnie Andrews, Manager of the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee; Janan Najeeb, Director of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition; Ann Wilson, Manager of the Hillside Terrace Resource Center; Katie Kowalski, Volunteer Coordinator for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; Eddy Magnus, Volunteer Recruiter for Interfaith Older Adult Programs; LaNelle Ramey, Northwest Area Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee; and Donna Gazzana, Director of Outreach Ministries for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

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