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MPTV Community Cinema Previews "Clinton: American Experience"

January 26, 2012


MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 26, 2012 - Milwaukee Public Television will hold a free preview of CLINTON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be broadcast in two parts, with Part 1 to air on Monday, Feb. 20th at 8:00 p.m. and Part 2 to air on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 p.m. Both will be broadcast on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

The one-hour screening previews a new four-part PBS documentary which explores how William Jefferson Clinton rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful, if controversial politicians in modern history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage. From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. Clinton had a career full of accomplishment and rife with scandal, a marriage that would make history and create controversy, and a presidency that would define the crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9-11.

MPTV Community Cinema will be held at Discovery World's Innovation Theater, located at 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
E: haertled@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7518