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MPTV and McGivern Discover Lincoln Village

March 31, 2012

Milwaukee, WI-- Milwaukee Public Television, producer of the series AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN, will preview an episode about Lincoln Village on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the Basilica of St. Josaphat, South Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

The event is free and open to the public. McGivern and members of the MPTV crew are planning to be on hand for questions and comments after the show. Seating at the preview will be on a first-come basis.

McGivern, one of Milwaukee's most popular comic actors, finds unique people and places in each community. Each 30-minute episode also includes historian John Gurda, who shares the local history and statistics.

Season one of the series looks at life in 13 southeastern Wisconsin communities, exploring what it is like to live, work and play in each area. The Lincoln Village episode airs on Thursday, April 12, on MPTV HD 10.1 at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Friday, April 13, on MPTV HD 36.1 at 8 p.m.

This south side Milwaukee neighborhood is anchored by St Josaphat's Basilica on the east and Forest Home Cemetery on the west, with Kosy Park at the heart of it all.

"Talk about a melting pot! McGivern finds authentic Mexican boots, candy, food and bakery right across the street from the Polish deli, down the block from the Serbian restaurant," said Lois Maurer, producer and director of the series. "Who knew this was all here?"

Other communities featured in the series are Bay View, Riverwest, Cedarburg, Sheboygan, King Drive, Brady Street, Burlington, Racine, Third Ward, Lincoln Village, Wauwatosa, and Greendale.

John McGivern is the author of several one-man plays and public television productions including the Emmy Award-winning "Early Stories of John McGivern."

MPTV is a community-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since its inception, MPTV has inspired, entertained, and made an impact on the residents of southeastern Wisconsin. Today, MPTV offers viewers a family of 10 digital channels, a full-service website, locally produced programming, outreach services for all ages, and numerous support opportunities. For more information, visit us at


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