Yes, TPT brings your favorite PBS shows like NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, and Downton Abbey to your living room (or wherever you are) – but we do much more than that.
Every day, TPT produces extraordinary media content – from historical documentaries, to weekly public affairs broadcasts, to educational children’s programming. Right here in Minnesota.
TPT makes a difference – by leveraging the power of media to make our communities stronger, richer, and more connected.
TPT is the PBS member-station for the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas. That means we bring entertaining, trusted and award-winning shows from PBS directly to you! Shows like: Nature, Masterpiece, American Experience, Sesame Street, and more.
And, thanks to you, TPT is the most highly viewed public TV station in the nation for three years running, reaching over 1.7 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels.TV Schedules
Through broadcast programming, digital media, live concerts, and “pop-up” performances, TPT serves as both stage and studio for the arts.More Arts & Culture Programs
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers are a critical part of our state and nation’s economic infrastructure. However, too many young people – especially girls and youth of color – lose confidence and interest in STEM as they grow up.
Enter TPT’s 25+ years of STEM educational programming for public television. Programs like “Newton’s Apple” and “Dragonfly TV” set the stage for “SciGirls,” which is broadcast nationally and uses English and Spanish-language broadcast and digital media to involve young people in STEM learning and doing science.Learn More About SciGirls
TPT is deeply committed to providing support to children and youth, as well as to their parents and teachers. On-air and online, TPT engages children with trusted educational programming. Through PBS Kids, TPT is the number one TV station for 2-5 year olds the Twin Cities. In the community, TPT conducts workshops, trainings, and learning opportunities for educators, caregivers, and kids.
TPT is also working to improve high school graduation rates nationwide. As part of this work, TPT developed Believe! – engaging young people in creating youth-focused media that challenges social perceptions about youth of color. Watch our documentary about this topic, “Black Brilliance,” now!TPT Kids page
Locally and nationally, TPT is a leading provider of public media content for people as they age. In 2012, TPT launched Next Avenue, a national website designed to help people over age 50 navigate the next stages of life.
With rich content in the areas of health, money and security, work and purpose, caregiving and more, Next Avenue has become a trusted source for information and community.Visit Next Avenue
TPT leverages the power of media to engage people around issues that matter in the Twin Cities, across the state of Minnesota, and nationwide. For the past 30 years, TPT’s statewide public affairs broadcast, “Almanac,” has informed residents, voters and policy-makers about issues facing our cities and state – ranging from politics to the environment, from health care reform to education.WATCH ALMANAC ONLINE
TPT partners with community organizations and public agencies to create media content and tell stories to help Minnesotans engage around issues in their communities like end-of-life care, mental health issues, veterans affairs and more – broadcast statewide on TPT’s Minnesota Channel.
Also, TPT’s ECHO has established itself as a leader in producing media content that meets the needs of rapidly growing and very diverse immigrant communities. ECHO provides media and community outreach focused on health, emergency preparedness, financial literacy, parenting, and education for new American and refugee communities in Minnesota.