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Monday, June 4 , 2012

Which comes first: success, or happiness? In a tpt original production premiering June 10th, Harvard researcher and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor explains that happiness actually fuels success, instead of the other way around. Tune in to see Shawn live in studio, and learn easy ways to use positive psychology to your advantage.

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Program Highlights

Chris Isaak Live! Beyond the Sun

Chris Isaak Chris Isaak performs with special guest, rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson. Tune in to see Chris live in studio and find out how you can get tickets to his upcoming local show!

Monday, June 4, 8:30pm
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Austin City Limits: The Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band In addition to the great music, we’ll have passes for a Dave Matthews Band show coming to Saint Paul.

Monday, June 4, 10pm
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II Divo: Live in London

II Divo

Operatic pop group Il Divo performs an intimate concert in the London Coliseum. TPT has tickets to an upcoming Il Divo performance – watch the program for a special offer!

Tuesday, June 5, 7pm

Independent Lens: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Being Elmo

Combining archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores the story of Elmo's creator in vivid detail.

Thursday, June 7, 7pm

The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor

Happiness Advantage Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success in every aspect of our lives. It turns out that happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.

Sunday, June 10, 5pm & 6:30pm

JFK - A Homecoming

JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the first and only Irish-Catholic American elected president of the United States. In June 1963, Kennedy made an historic trip to his ancestors' homeland.

Tuesday, June 12, 8pm

Gracious Spaces: Clarence H. Johnston, Minnesota Architect

Clarence Johnston Clarence Johnston was one of Minnesota's most prolific Gilded Age architects. Discover how his aesthetic legacy shaped the state in this tpt original production.

Wednesday, June 6, 9pm

MN Original: Brady Kiernan + Bobby Vee

MNO Brady Kiernan makes his feature film directorial debut with Stuck Between Stations; students from the Perpich Center Arts High School create a performance inspired by a Minnesota short story (pictured); and pop legend Bobby Vee talks about his storied career.

Sunday, June 17, 6pm
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Monday, June 18, 7pm

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Featured Online Video

Wild Ryce: Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy The Out and About Theater produces plays that show the gay lifestyle in a positive and sympathetic light. See how this theater is attracting a bigger and broader following.

Original Broadcast Date: October 1979
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NewsNight: Lesbian Epiphanies

Lesbian Epiphanies NewsNight's Stephanie Mosher talks with Karol Jensen, author of Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life about her own voyage of self-discovery and the challenges faced by other women in similar circumstances.

Original Broadcast Date: February 2000

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Summer Programming Changes

Starting Monday, June 11, we’ll be adding more school-age-friendly kids' programming to our schedule from 1-4pm every weekday, just in time for summer vacation! Visit for complete schedule information.

Super Why! Around the World Adventure

Super WhyOn June 15 catch the Super Why! Around the World Adventure, a one-hour on-air event featuring two brand-new episodes.

Friday, June 15, 9am & 1pm

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