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MPTV and McGivern Showcase East Town

March 31, 2012

Milwaukee, WI-- Milwaukee Public Television, producer of the series AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN, will preview its episode about East Town Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Milwaukee School of Engineering's Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway.

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 local historian John Gurda, who shares the area's history and statistics.

Season one of the TV series looks at life in 13 southeastern Wisconsin communities, exploring what it is like to live, work and play in each area. The final episode of the season, East Town, airs on Thursday, April 19, on MPTV HD 10.1 at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Friday, April 20, on MPTV HD 36.1 at 8 p.m.

McGivern saves his own neighborhood for this last episode. He shares not only his favorite places and businesses, but makes new discoveries as well.

"This area is home to the theater district, the art museum, and some of the best restaurants and street food in the state," said Lois Maurer, producer and director for the series. "There's always something to do and eat!"

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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