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MPTV Kicks Off New Local Shows in September

August 2, 2011


Season 20 for Black Nouveau
Season 13 for ¡Adelante!
Season 10 for 4th Street Forum
Episode 6 for Jobs


Milwaukee, WI -- (August 2, 2011) Long-running local productions on MPTV are set to launch new seasons in September. Two of the series cater to the special interests of minorities in the community. BLACK NOUVEAU, embraced and lauded by the community as one of the most accurate and positive perspectives of African American life in the City of Milwaukee, begins its 20th year. Everett L. Marshburn, producer, has been with the series since September of 2006. Marshburn also produced the FREEDOM WALKERS OF MILWAUKEE documentary and the JOBS series. ¡ADELANTE! celebrates the rich heritage of Latino people, explores the cultural progress and concerns of Latinos in southeastern Wisconsin, and is broadcast in Spanish with English subtitles. Producer Patricia Gomez has been with the series since its inception.

Black Nouveau---20th Anniversary Season begins Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. , 10.1/36.2
Co-hosts Faithe Colas and Milton Dockery kick off the 20th season of BLACK NOUVEAU with an interview of MPS Superintendent, Dr. Gregory Thornton; a preview of the PBS series "Black in Latin America;" and a tribute to this year's inductees into the Negro League Wall of Fame.
Regular schedule for Black Nouveau:
Wednesday at 6:30 on 10.1/36.2
Thursday at 12:30 a.m. on 36.1
Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on 36.1
Online after airdate at www.mptv.org

¡Adelante!---13th Anniversary Season begins Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. , 10.1/36.2
Producer/Host Patricia Gomez starts her 13th season on ¡ADELANTE! with a special that checks in with undocumented Latino students who are no longer keeping secret their immigration status, and are having formal "coming out" ceremonies. Her guests are Marquette University student Maricela Aguilar and Gateway Technical College student Jose Varible. Aguilar is involved with Youth Empowered in the Struggle, the Voces de la Frontera, and the National Coordinating Committee of the United We Dream Network.
Regular schedule for ¡Adelante!:
Tuesday at 6:30 on 10.1/36.2
Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. on 36.1
Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on 36.1
Online after airdate at www.mptv.org

4th Street Forum---10th Season Premiere Sunday, September 18, 9:00 a.m., 10.1/36.2
Each week of its season (September though May), 4th Street Forum convenes a nonpartisan panel of community leaders to share a public discussion on a chosen topic and explore possible solutions. So far 900 experts have tackled wide ranging social and political topics in 225 shows. The forums are held over the Thursday lunch hour, at Milwaukee Turner Hall, and are open to the public. MPTV records each forum for broadcast and online viewing.
Regular schedule for 4th Street Forum:
Friday at 10:00 p.m. on 10.1/36.2
Sunday at 9:00 a.m. on 10.1/36.2
Online after airdate at www.mptv.org.

JOBS #106---Thursday, September 29th, 6:30 p.m., 10.1/36.2
Co-hosts Denise Callaway and Mark Siegrist profile Wisconsinites engaged in finding work in episode six of MPTV's eight-part JOBS series. Together with the Finding Work website, the JOBS series makes up MPTV's year-long Finding Work Initiative. Among the profiles on this edition are a former IT professional who rediscovered his roots in farming; and someone who left a good paying job to deal with a family crisis and is now working for minimum wage.
Regular schedule for JOBS:
Repeats Sunday, October 2, 6:30 p.m., 36.1
This special series continues to air in October and November 2011.
Past episodes can be viewed online by selecting Jobs.

MPTV is a community-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained, and inspired. Today, MPTV offers viewers a family of 10 digital channels - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MPTV Viewer Services can be reached at 414-297-7520, tvviewer@matc.edu, Twitter and Facebook.
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