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This Wisconsin Native Living in Alaska Wants WPT Viewers to Watch Wild Alaska Live!

Meet Lewis Pagel, an Edgerton, Wisconsin native, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh alum and a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan who moved to the Arctic town of Kotzebue, Alaska 10 years ago. We couldn’t think of anyone better to tell us why we should watch the three-part  Wild Alaska Live starting this Sunday night at 7 on Wisconsin Public Television to learn about the natural beauty and wonders of America’s last frontier! We’ll be watching, Lew!
Watch a trailer below for the three-part series, hosted by the Kratt brothers, that will continue Wednesday, July 26 and Sunday, July 30.

Director’s Cut: Michael Neelsen & “Last Day at Lambeau”

Look alive Packer fans! This week on Director’s Cut,  I had the pleasure of interviewing director Michael Neelsen about his documentary Last Day at Lambeau. This is a fascinating look at the last days of Brett Favre’s career with the Green Bay Packers. Although the bridge between Favre and the Packer organization has recently been rebuilt, Last Day takes us back to when the unthinkable happened: Favre left the Packers and to make things worse, eventually donned a Minnesota Vikings uniform! 

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Former Packer Antonio Freeman Discusses Concussion Safety and Prevention

When Wisconsin Public Television interviewed former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman for the upcoming Director’s Cut episode on the film “eXtreme, Loyal, Victorious: The Packers’ Fan Experience” (airing 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19), host Pete Schwaba took a few extra moments to ask him about his experience with concussions and head injuries in football and new ways to make the game safer for all athletes. In addition to his 10-year All-Pro career, Freeman is a member of the NFL’s Player Safety Advisory Panel, which works to protect and support the safety of its players.

Find a full array of online resources about concussion awareness and prevention from sources including UW Health, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA) and more at WPT Engagement’s Creating Health site.

Concussions and player safety are a focus of the all-new Frontline film, “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” premiering at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 on Wisconsin Public Television.