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MPTV Cinema Previews New McGivern Series

December 12, 2011


A new Milwaukee Public Television series that explores life in 13 communities in southeastern Wisconsin will be previewed at MPTV Community Cinema Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will include the first episode of AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN and a panel discussion of the series. The presentation will be at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive. It is free and open to the public.

One of Milwaukee's most popular comic actors, McGivern visits Bay View in the premiere to discover what it is like to live, work and play in the south side area. Each installment in the series focuses on a different community, ranging from Burlington and Racine to Wauwatosa and East Town.

Participants in the panel discussion will include McGivern, Milwaukee historian John Gurda, who provides background for each area explored in the series, and the MPTV production crew. Ellis Bromberg, MPTV general manager, will be the host.

AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN will premiere Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. on MPTV HD 10.1.

MPTV Community Cinema previews local and national films monthly, September through May. With the exception of a "special preview," all previews are held at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For more details, call 414-297-7520.