When he visited Wisconsin recently, American Experience Executive Producer and UW-Madison alumnus Mark Samels talked with us to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on the making of the PBS series’ new film, Command and Control, which premieres the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, immediately following PBS NewsHour coverage of President Obama’s Farewell Address.
Watch his behind-the-scenes perspective on the film’s creation and then watch a trailer for this powerful documentary, below.
In his acting career, Gary Cole has inhabited roles ranging from an aloof manager in Office Space to Vice President in The West Wing and an advisor to the President in Veep. And, in the PBS Civil War drama Mercy Street, Cole finds himself as the wealthy patriarch of a Confederate family living in Union-occupied territory. As the series enters its second season this month – premiering Jan. 22 on Wisconsin Public Television, we checked in with Cole to ask him about his role as James Green Sr., how his new work on public television has brought his career full circle and even a few insights into how Office Space became a cult classic.
As we continue to celebrate the life and achievements of John Glenn, who passed away Thursday, watch this 2012 PBS NewsHour interview with the astronaut and former senator discussing his groundbreaking mission to become the first American to orbit the Earth.
Join us on Wisconsin Public Television Monday night at 9 for a special presentation of the biographical documentary, “John Glenn: A Life of Service.” Watch a preview of that show below.
See the All New Special’s Opening Scene in This Exclusive Preview! Wisconsin Winter From the Air
Coming to Wisconsin Public Television
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30
Enjoy the newest sneak peek below from Wisconsin Winter From the Air.
and winter begins.
Winter in Wisconsin traces a new path…
charts a new trail.
A season of frosted landscapes…
that last but a day,
icy blue vistas atop the waters,
and deep green pines framed in snowy white.
and it’s a wonder to behold.
A season like no other,
a view of the state like no other –
Wisconsin Winter… From the Air”
This narration featuring the voice of beloved Wisconsin author Michael Perry highlights the vibrant open of the all-new Wisconsin Winter From the Air, coming Nov. 30 to Wisconsin Public Television. Enjoy this special sneak peek from the new show as we begin the final countdown to the broadcast premiere!
Funding for Wisconsin Winter From the Air provided by Ron and Colleen Weyers, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Morgan’s Shoes, John E. Kuenzl Foundation, Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, Francis A. and Georgia F. Ariens Fund within the Brillion Area Family of Funds, Holiday Vacations, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.
Enjoy A New Exclusive Preview From the Show! Wisconsin Winter From the Air is coming to Wisconsin Public Television 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30
Enjoy the newest sneak peek below from Wisconsin Winter From the Air, coming Nov. 30 to Wisconsin Public Television.
Soar above hearty Wisconsinites as they explore the famous two-mile ice road connecting Bayfield to Madeline Island – walking, biking, driving and even making snow angels on the expanse of northern ice.
As with 2014’s visually stunning Wisconsin From the Air, take to the sky once again to capture the wonder of winter, a season that transforms the state’s landscape.
Enjoy this new sneak peek video below, mark your calendar for the premiere date and share this video with your friends. We’ll be sharing even more exclusive content from the show in the coming weeks!
See Wisconsin Winter From the Air on the Big Screen! Free Community Screenings in November
Join us to experience Wisconsin Winter From the Air on the big screen this November.
“Quilting is so much more than making a bed quilt to keep someone warm,” says Nancy Zieman. The longtime host of Sewing With Nancy is excited to present the new Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin special, premiering Tuesday, Nov. 29. at 7 p.m.
Read on to see why and how this unique program came to be.
Watch both interviews online at the links above. Then, watch Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent University of Wisconsin Law School Kastenmeier Lecture at the Wisconsin Union Theater online from WPT’s University Place. After you’ve watched this rousing presentation, explore the full archive of lectures available from University Place online.