Press Releases


May 24, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Fish Fry Night Milwaukee
Filmmaker Ron Faiola visits some of Milwaukee's most popular, historic and unique fish fry places, to see the people who make them and enjoy them.
Length: 00:56:56 / Episode: #0 / Source: PUSHB

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010 / 4:00 PM / 36.1
Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews
The original Watergate Interviews of 1977 are presented on the 35th anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation, (August 9, 1974). Sir David Frost conducted the most compelling political interview ever-- the Frost/Nixon Watergate interview remains the largest TV audience for a political interview to this day. Frost comments on the historical impact of the Nixon interview and shares his reactions of their famous encounter.
Length: 01:55:52 / Episode: #0V / Source: WLIW0

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Sherlock Holmes "The Sign of Four - Part 1 & 2"
For months Holmes (Jeremy Brett) has been in the grip of the dreadful frustration of enforced inactivity. But, with the entrance of Mary Morstan, begins the adventure. The mysterious disappearance of her father and an annual gift from an anonymous benefactor intrigues Holmes enough to become involved in the case. (1 of 10)
Length: 01:42:49 / Episode: #401W / Source: EPS0

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Monarch of the Glen
It's a time of mixed emotions for Golly. Following the sudden death of his partner, Meg, he is looking after baby Cameron alone and finding it hard to cope. A long, hard winter has taken its toll on Glenbogle and the laird, Paul, is faced with a growing repair bill for his tenants' crofts. Elsewhere, Donald hatches an elaborate plan to repay a debt before Paul discovers the truth.
Length: 00:52:01 / Episode: #701 / Source: BBC

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Making of Milwaukee "The Uneasy Melting Pot"
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The Cream City's story continues, as many immigrant groups come together in an uneasy melting pot. Great industries spring up, while men with names like Frederick Pabst, Guido Pfister, and Alexander Mitchell become manufacturing titans. The series is based on the award-winning book, The Making of Milwaukee, by host and historian John Gurda. Second program of 5.
Length: 00:50:04 / Episode: #102H / Source: WMVS

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
What Are You? Mixed Races in Milwaukee
Individuals from mixed races and bi-racial families discuss the challenges of living in a society that seems to always ask, "What Are You"? For some, it is a constant battle of defining, defending, and often discrimination. (Produced by Paul Kaplan)
Length: 00:54:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: MPTV

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010 / 10:30 PM / 10.1 HD
Arts Digest "Composer Daron Hagen/Danceworks/Pfister Artist in Residence/John McGivern"
Hosts Jon Anne Willow and Tom Strini explore arts and culture in Milwaukee. Former New Berlin resident and composer Daron Hagen talks about the premiere of his opera, Amelia, at the Seattle Opera. Danceworks' Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program, which works with 45 public and private schools in Milwaukee, is highlighted. At the Pfister Hotel, it's time for the new artist in residence, Katie Musolff, to begin as artist Reginald Baylor moves on. And finally, John McGivern rediscovers the Milwaukee Public Museum. Performance excerpts from Theatre Gigante's "And... Action!" and an MATC student animation round out show. Produced by Lois Maurer.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #101H

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Faces of America "Becoming American"
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Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns again to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to examine the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. He explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s-1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. Featured guests include: Stephen Colbert, Mario Batali, Queen Noor and Kristi Yamaguchi. (2 of 4)
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #102H / Source: PBS0

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
Eyes on the Prize: American Experience
"Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964/Bridge to Freedom 1965"
Major events of the civil rights era are examined, including: the Mississippi grass-roots movement and college students traveling south to register black voters; the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenging the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and, passage of the federal Voting Rights Bill.
Length: 01:55:38 / Episode: #1903 / Source: PBS0

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Baseball "Shadow Ball"
A detailed look is taken at Baseball's desperate attempts to survive the Great Depression and Babe Ruth's fading career, while a new generation of stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, is on the rise.
Length: 02:07:02 / Episode: #105 / Source: PBS

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