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Making of Milwaukee
The Making of Milwaukee explores the intriguing people who came to live beside Lake Michigan: their politics, their triumphs and tragedies, their work and play. From civic saints to scoundrels, industrialists to Socialists, Potawatomi to Hmong, The Making of Milwaukee tells the story of our city.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #103
Previously aired Wednesday April 23rd
Chapter 7: City of Immigrants Ethnic Europe Discovers Milwaukee. A Polish Fishing Village and Milwaukee's Bascilica. Irish, Italians, Greeks, Jews & Eastern Europeans Spice the Ethnic Stew. Chapter 8: 'Machine Shop of the World' Milwaukee, the Manufacturing Powerhouse. Enterprising Inventors, Mechanics, and Machinists. Workers Seek the Eight Hour Day. Rioting and Bloodshed in 1886. Chapter 9: Greater Milwaukee Architectural Adventures: Mansions, Theaters, Offices, a Million-Dollar City Hall in 1895. Suburbs Rise from South Milwaukee to Whitefish Bay. A "Big Small Town".
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

Wed Apr 23rd @ 8:00 pm

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #104
Airs Wednesday April 30th
Chapter 10: Trouble in Town Dirty Air and Water. Dirty Milwaukee Politics. Socialists and Labor Rise Up for Clean Government. Chapter 11: Socialists at Work "Municipal Enterprise". Honest Government and Civic Virtue. Creating Milwaukee's Park System. Chapter 12: The War to End Wars Making the World Safe for Democracy, 1917. Anti-German Fever in Milwaukee. Socialists under Siege. Prohibition Closes the Breweries. Chapter 13. The Roaring Twenties America Turns Inward. Manufacturing Soars. African-Americans and Latino Premeros Make Milwaukee Home. Automobiles, Electric Lights, Radios and Movies.
59 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
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This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #103
Previously aired Wednesday April 23rd
Chapter 7: City of Immigrants Ethnic Europe Discovers Milwaukee. A Polish Fishing Village and Milwaukee's Bascilica. Irish, Italians, Greeks, Jews & Eastern Europeans Spice the Ethnic Stew. Chapter 8: 'Machine Shop of the World' Milwaukee, the Manufacturing Powerhouse. Enterprising Inventors, Mechanics, and Machinists. Workers Seek the Eight Hour Day. Rioting and Bloodshed in 1886. Chapter 9: Greater Milwaukee Architectural Adventures: Mansions, Theaters, Offices, a Million-Dollar City Hall in 1895. Suburbs Rise from South Milwaukee to Whitefish Bay. A "Big Small Town".
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

Wed Apr 23rd @ 2:00 am

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #102
Previously aired Wednesday April 16th
Chapter 4: Here Come the Germans Waves of German Immigrants. Beer, Brats, Gemutlichkeit. Milwaukee, "the German Athens of America". Chapter 5: Neighbors and Strangers Milwaukee becomes a Melting Pot; Irish, English, African-Americans. Ethnic Tensions, Abolitionist Fervor, and a Tragic Shipwreck. The Civil War. Chapter 6: City of Industries Tanneries, Breweries, Slaughterhouses. Steam Engines, Machine Shops, Iron Rails. Plankinton, Pfister, Pabst, Miller, Allis. Milwaukee Grows Economic Muscle.
50 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #101
Previously aired Wednesday April 9th
Chapter 1: Natives and Traders Native Americans, Fertile Land, Pristine Waters. French Explorers and Trader Soloman Juneau. Exile of the Potawatomi. Chapter 2: New Frontiers Lake Michigan brings Settlers. Agricultural Plenty. Milwaukee's Three Founders Struggle for Supremacy. Milwaukee becomes a City, 1846. Chapter 3: King Wheat Wheat Sows the Seeds of a Growing City. Railroads and Brash Byron Kilbourn.
51 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.


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