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Twin Cities Public Television
Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
October 14th, 2013

Twin Cities Public Television Presents, National Phenomenon, One Day University

tpt's Next Avenue Experience Hosts One Day of Ivy League Caliber Learning in the Twin Cities

St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 14, 2013) – This November, Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) invites Minnesota to go back to college for just one day. One Day University, a program truly taking the nation by storm, will make its first stop in the Twin Cities and offer adults of all ages a chance to enjoy learning purely for learning’s sake – no books or dirty looks.


TPT’s One Day U will offer eight classes between 9:30 AM and 4 PM, on Saturday, Nov. 2, ranging in diversity of topic from “Five Paintings Every Art Lover Should See,” to “The Psychology of Money.” Classes are presented in-person by a bevy of “rock-star” academics from around the country with ultimate expertise in their field. Professors include: Andrew Shatte – University of Arizona, Charles French – Harvard University, Catherine Sanderson – Amherst College, Wendy Schiller – Brown University, Marvin Chun – Yale University, Tina Rivers – Columbia University, Laurence Cooper – Carleton College and Jeff Hancock – Cornell University. A full list of classes and times can be found here.


“We’re thrilled to be partnering with tpt to bring this program to Minnesota!” Says One Day University Founder, Steven Schragis. “Our two institutions share so many key missions including our commitment to education and learning at all ages. It seemed like a natural fit to work with them to bring One Day U to the Twin Cities. The community here is ripe for this kind of fun, entertaining cultural program. In fact, one of our award winning professors is even from Carleton, a local college.”


One Day University plans to take people back to school for the pure enjoyment of it. No tests, no homework, no stress. With sold-out events around the country and glowing reviews from major national media, One Day University is fulfilling a need and hunger to learn (and keep on learning) that tpt is proud to foster in our everyday work in this community.


For more information about One Day University with tpt and links to tickets, please visit www.onedayu.com/tpt.  




About tpts Next Avenue Experience

TPT’s Next Avenue Experience seeks to bring together tpt members and viewers to share experiences and talk about planning for and living one’s best life after 50. In the local initiative’s first year, we’ve talked about travel, caregiving, volunteering, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, and lifelong learning. Next Avenue Experience is sponsored in part by Holiday Vacations, Mayo Clinic, and Presbyterian Homes. In addition, University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education is a presenting sponsor, and Star Tribune is a media partner for the event. For more information on tpt’s Next Avenue Experience, visit www.tpt.org/experience.


About tpt
The mission of tpt is to “enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media.”

As one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, tpt uses television, interactive media, and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its 50 plus year history, tpt has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.
Based in St. Paul, MN, tpt is one of the highest rated PBS affiliates in the nation, reaching over 1.3 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels.  The organization's particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children; serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America's aging population; engaging a new generation in the power of public media; and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission to enrich lives and strengthen community.

For more information about tpt, please visit our website at www.tpt.org or join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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