Press Releases


December 10, 2012

After a successful first season, AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN, a Milwaukee Public Television production, will air its second season on January 10 at 7:00 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

This season's series will feature communities from across Wisconsin, not just the southeastern region as in the first season. The premiere episode will feature the community of Shorewood and highlights some of its long-standing community treasures. John visits Hubbard Park Lodge, Atwater Park, Benji's Deli, the Table Tennis Club, the Garden Room, the Sophisticated Rose and Good Gourmet's.

Below is a list of the entire season's airdates and the communities that will be featured:

January 10 7:00 PM Shorewood
January 17 7:00 PM Mineral Point
January 24 7:00 PM Kenosha
January 31 7:00 PM Waupaca/Chain of Lakes
February 7 7:00 PM Walkers Point
February 14 7:00 PM Neenah
February 21 7:00 PM Waukesha
February 28 7:00 PM Madison
March 7 7:00 PM Wisconsin Dells
March 21 7:00 PM Sherman Park
March 28 7:00 PM Port Washington
April 4 7:00 PM Whitewater
April 11 7:00 PM Northern Door County
April 18 7:00 PM John Gurda Special

All episodes will air on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN explores a new community each week. The series explores life in 13 Wisconsin communities, focusing on the unique qualities of one area in each episode. McGivern goes behind the scenes to talk with employers, residents and other people familiar with the locale to discover how they live, work and play. The 30-minute episodes also feature background information on each locale from local history expert John Gurda.
Free previews of most episodes will be offered in the community they cover shortly before MPTV airs the programs. For the date of each episode and preview information, visit

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.
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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
P: (414) 297-7518