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PREMIERES FOR MPTV TV & COMMUNITY CINEMA IN SEPTEMBER

August 31, 2010


Milwaukee, WI (August 24, 2010) - Classic cars, classic rock stars, classic baseball, and a classic cat with a tall hat lead the hit parade of new programs for September at MPTV Channels 10.1HD/36.2SD and 36.1. In addition to national programs on Native American movie stars, first year teachers, wilderness and wildlife, and concerts, MPTV kicks off new seasons of locally produced series BLACK NOUVEAU, 4TH STREET FORUM, and ¡ADELANTE! and will broadcast the Wisconsin gubernatorial debates.

An alphabetic listing follows the descriptive listings below.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: A Surprise in Texas
"Nobu fever" became a term in the world of classical music after 20 year-old Nobuyuki Tsujii from Japan won the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2009. This film follows Nobu, who is blind from birth, through the three weeks of grueling practice, rehearsal and performance during the competition, and is an inspiration to all people who face disabilities, hurdles or obstacles in life.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 / 6:30 PM /
COMMUNITY CINEMA @ DISCOVERY WORLD
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
This is an intriguing documentary about the evolution of the image of North American Native people in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. Community Cinema brings a thoughtful premiere to Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, on the first Thursday of the month from September through May. Admission is free and underground lot parking is $1. The screening is followed by an open discussion with a panel of experts, including Mark Denning, Board member for Indian Summer Festival (Oneida); Patricia Logan, MATC advisor to the Native American Student Movement (Ho-Chunk Nation); Carson Singer, Principal of Spotted Eagle Alternative High School (Crow); Darren Kroenke, Executive Director of Spotted Eagle, Inc. (Brothertown). MPTV General Manager Ellis Bromberg hosts.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 / 9:00 AM / 10.1 & 36.2 & 36.1 / 3:00 PM / 36.1
Packard - An American Classic Car
From its birthplace in Warren, Ohio in 1899, to its final days in Detroit, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana in the late '50s, this program chronicles the history of the Packard automobile through interviews with Packard owners, vintage film, and Packard archive photographs.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 / 6:30 PM / 36.1
Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve
The Big Cypress Swamp, on the western edge of the Everglades, is a vast wet wilderness with a mosaic of marshes, cypress trees, pinelands and prairies. The 1974 compromise between conservationists and hunters is examined, to see how their controversial deal satisfied both environmental and recreational interests.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 36.1
Israeli Film Festival: Duki Dror "Raging Dove (2002)"
Johar Abu Lashin is a Palestinian by birth, an Israeli by circumstance, and an American by choice. The only place where he truly feels at home is in the ring. Undefeated, he decides to defend his title--first in his hometown of Nazareth, then in Gaza, Palestine, and unwittingly orchestrates his own downfall, as the quagmire of Middle-East politics deals him the fatal blow.
Length: 00:60/90 Episode: #101-103H / Source: NETA0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 / 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2SD
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! "Show Me the Honey/Migration Vacation"
Queen Priscilla Buzzoo invites Sally and Nick to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey.

Award-winning actor Martin Short will voice The Cat in the Hat in 40 half-hour episodes produced for the premiere season. THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! features six-year-old Sally and Nick, best friends and next door neighbors, who are transported on a magical journey to all corners of the globe to make natural science discoveries, with the Cat in the Hat as their guide. Along for the ride are the Cat's two energetic helpers, the mop-headed zany duo: Thing One and Thing Two.

PBS KIDS content, the #1 educational media brand among parents, is designed to support a child's total well-being - cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Along with SID THE SCIENCE KID, CURIOUS GEORGE and the soon-to-premiere DINOSAUR TRAIN, MPTV's schedule provides more opportunities for children to further develop an interest in and appreciation for science. Random House Children's Books will publish a full line of original books to support the television series launch.
Length: 00:28:46 / Episode: #101 / Source: PBS0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City
Daniel Hudson Burnham built some of the first skyscrapers in the world; directed construction of the World's Columbian Exposition; and, created urban plans for major cities around the world. This film explores Burnham's fascinating career and complex legacy, as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Wild Caught: The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town
Filmed over seven years, Matt Barr captures the work and family life of fishermen in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. The story of the tight-knit traditional fishing town changed in 2003, when the price of shrimp plummeted as the result of the rise of imported farm-raised shrimp, and real estate developers "discovered" the town, pushing housing costs and property taxes sky-high.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
POV "Off and Running"
Brooklyn teenager Avery is a track star with a bright future. The adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians, she decides to write to her birth mother. The response throws her into crisis. She struggles over her "true" identity, the circumstances of her adoption, and her estrangement from black culture.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Carrier "Full Circle"
As the Nimitz makes its final transit from Hawaii to California, the sailors and Marines on board prepare to return to their homes and families. For those still on board, the "Tiger Cruise" provides a buffer, but there's no such transition for those who fly home early from Hawaii. As the Nimitz returns to her home port of San Diego, sailors and Marines reflect on the deployment and take stock of what they've achieved. (10 of 10)
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #110# / Source: PBS0

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 / 10:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Protecting Paradise: The Western Everglades
For more than a century, dreamers and schemers have tried to drain and claim the Florida Everglades. In 1947, grassroots conservation efforts began to stop the creation of drainage canals in Florida. Peter Thomas (NOVA) narrates the story through historic photographs, vintage footage and interviews with leaders of the early conservation movement and biologists and environmentalists.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: APTEX0

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Tricks of the Trade - Outsmarting Investment Fraud
Seasoned investment investigators and state securities regulators discuss the signs of financial scams and persuasion tactics of con artists. Real-life fraud victims are also interviewed. Co-moderators Gerry Walsh, a VP of investor education at The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Doug Shadel, a fraud expert who also works with AARP.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 / 10:32 AM / 36.1
First Year Teachers
This compelling documentary follows two first-year teachers for an entire school year, and chronicles their successes, failures, and challenges. It examines the many financial, societal, and time pressures facing all educators, and reveals that even the best teachers may not escape "pink slips" at year's end.
Length: 00:26:58 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 / 9:00 AM / 36.1
Model T's to War: American Ambulances on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Before the US entered WWI, more than 3,000 Americans volunteered for the American Field Service Ambulance sections, helping the French Army fight German forces. These young men drove Ford-built Model T's to the frontlines and saw their greatest glory in the battle of Verdun in 1916, when they transported more than 250,000 wounded. Recently discovered silent-film footage and hundreds of previously unpublished war-time photographs finally shed light on their valiant efforts.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Lafayette: The Lost Hero
This story of the Marquis de Lafayette and his quest to bring democracy to America and France, through the eyes of Sabine Renault Sabloniere, a 21st century descendant. The film traces the life and legend of this intriguing, neglected, and controversial figure, who left France at the age of 19 and fought courageously for the independence of the United States.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Summer of Birds
This documentary chronicles the formative summer John James Audubon spent in Louisiana in 1821, in the lush surroundings of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. Based on the acclaimed book of the same name, the film explores the profound influence of Louisiana's natural environment and birdlife on Audubon's development as an artist and writer, and conversely, Audubon's undeniable impact on the region and its cultural identity. Actress Sela Ward narrates.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
30th Annual Blues Awards
This annual event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. (Recorded in Memphis, TN, May 2009).
Length: 01:27:00 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 / 6:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Black Nouveau
Faithe Colas and Milton Dockery host this weekly series, now starting its 19th season. The season premiere features an interview with Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, new head of MPS; a look back at this summer's Afro Fest, African World Fest, and Juneteenth Day; and a profile of musician Harvey Scales. The series repeats Thursdays at 12:30 a.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. on 36.1.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #1901H / Source: WMVS

A BLACK NOUVEAU SPECIAL to air later in the season will feature the taping of "This Little Light of Mine," the stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price starring Adrienne Danrich. The performances will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday and Friday, September 9-10, at the Raabe Auditorium at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Tickets to both shows are available at 414-271-1036.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
4th Street Forum
Milwaukee's public brown bag lunch forum begins its 9th season presenting nonpartisan public discussion of political and social issues that are of concern to the community. MPTV tapes the forums which occur at Turner Hall each Thursday at lunchtime. It is a unique opportunity for the public to ask questions of the panelists. Rotating moderators include Denise Callaway and Enrique Figueroa, Ph.D. The program repeats Sundays at 9:00 a.m. on 10.1HD/36.2SD.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #901H / Source: WMVS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 / 9:00 AM / 36.1
Solar Car: The Secrets of RA7
In Australia's outback, teams of students from around the world compete in an 1800 mile journey--in vehicles they built, powered by solar energy. An unlikely team of students from Principia College is followed, as they face the forces of nature, technology, and the human spirit in the race to the finish line.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos
This documentary chronicles the experiences of three South Texas Vietnam-era veterans who are also artists: visual artist Juan Farías, author Michael Rodríguez and poet/performance artist Eduardo Garza. The film takes the audience through the lives of the artists and their families: growing up in the Mexican American community, their military service in Vietnam, and their lives after the war.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Rock Prophecies
ROCK PROPHECIES goes behind the ropes and beyond the green rooms to view rock 'n' roll through the eyes of prolific photographer Robert M. Knight. Many of Knight's subjects (also friends) share their thoughts about the photographer in exclusive, illuminating interviews, including Jeff Beck, Slash, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Carlos Santana, Def Leppard and many others.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1HD & 36.SD AND 10:00 PM / 10.2 WORLD
Candidates for Governor Debate 2010
Candidates for Wisconsin governor will challenge each other in a debate produced by WTMJ-TV and simulcast with MPTV.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: WBA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
When Worlds Collide
Carl Byker chronicles the rise and fall of Spain's global empire from the reign of Isabel and Ferdinand through the reign of Philip II. Host Ruben Martinez explores how the collision of the Old World and the New World completely transformed the nature of ethnicity and identity in the Americas.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2SD
Live from Lincoln Center "NY Philharmonic: Opening Night Concert 2010"
"Live from Lincoln Center" joins Maestro Alan Gilbert for the opening night concert of his second season. Maestro Gilbert conducts the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis's new work, "Swing Symphony" for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, as well as Richard Strauss's "Don Juan" and Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber."
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #3504H / Source: PBS0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Eating Alaska
What happens to a vegetarian who moves to the last frontier? The film portrays a wry quest for safe, healthy, meaningful, and sustainable food that leads to climbing mountains with women hunters, scrutinizing food labels with kids, talking moose meat with teens in a small village public school, and exploring how others in the last frontier, Alaska Natives and non-Natives, are eating.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 / 6:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
¡Adelante!
Patricia Gomez begins her 12th season hosting Milwaukee's weekly series celebrating the rich heritage of Latino people. The program airs in Spanish with subtitles in English. Program segments originally taped in English are captioned in Spanish.
Repeats are Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on 36.1.
Length: 00:28:46 / Episode: #1122H / Source: WMVS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 / 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Tenth Inning "Top of the Tenth"
In 1994, the national pastime faces its worst crisis in 70 years when a prolonged and bitter strike alienates many of the most loyal fans. Baseball has to rebuild. And rebuild it does, with new stadiums, an infusion of new players from Latin America and the shattering of historic records previously considered unbreakable. First of a two-part, four-hour film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Length: 01:58:53 / Episode: #101# / Source: PBS0

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 / 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2SD
Tenth Inning "Bottom of the Tenth"
A new generation of pitchers and international players dominates the game, the Red Sox break an 86-year-old "curse" by winning the World Series and Barry Bonds, under the looming specter of steroids, closes in on a historic record. Second of a two-part, four-hour film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Length: 02:26:46 / Episode: #102# / Source: PBS0

ALPHABETIC LISTING

4th Street Forum Fri., Sept. 17 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
¡Adelante! Tue., Sept. 28 / 6:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos Sun., Sept. 19 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
Black Nouveau Wed., Sept. 15 / 6:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Candidates for Governor Debate 2010 Fri., Sept. 24 / 7:00 PM / 10.1HD & 36.SD and 10:00 PM / 10.2
Carrier "Full Circle" Tue., Sept. 7 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That Mon., Sept. 6 / 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2SD
Eating Alaska Mon., Sept. 27 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Edge of Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve Sun., Sept. 5 / 6:30 PM / 36.1
First Year Teachers Sat., Sept. 11 / 10:32 AM / 36.1
Israeli Film Festival: Duki Dror "Raging Dove (`02)" Sun., Sept. 5 / 11:00 PM / 36.1
Lafayette: The Lost Hero Mon., Sept. 13 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Live from Lincoln Center
"NY Philharmonic: Opening Night Concert 2010" Wed., Sept. 22 / 8:00 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2SD
Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and
the American City Mon., Sept. 6 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Model T's to War: American Ambulances on
the Western Front, 1914-1918 Sun., Sept. 12 / 9:00 AM / 36.1
Packard - An American Classic Car Sun., Sept. 5 / 9:00 AM / 10.1 & 36.2 SD & 36.1 / 3:00 PM / 36.1
POV "Off and Running" Tue., Sept. 7 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Protecting Paradise: The Western Everglades Tue., Sept. 7 / 10:30 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian Thu., Sept. 2 / 6:30 PM / Comm. Cinema @ Discovery World
Rock Prophecies Thu., Sept. 23 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Solar Car: The Secrets of RA7 Sun., Sept. 19 / 9:00 AM / 36.1
Summer of Birds Mon., Sept. 13 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Tenth Inning "Bottom of the Tenth" Wed., Sept. 29 / 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2SD
Tenth Inning "Top of the Tenth" Tue., Sept. 28 / 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano
Competition: A Surprise in Texas Mon., Sept. 1 / 8:30 PM / 10.1HD & 36.2
Tricks of the Trade - Outsmarting Investment Fraud Fri., Sept. 10 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
When Worlds Collide Mon., Sept. 27 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD
Wild Caught: The Life and Struggles of an
American Fishing Town Mon., Sept. 6 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD & 36.2SD

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