Twin Cities Public Television


Monday, October 8, 2012

You may have heard a lot of discussion about PBS funding lately, from Governor Romney’s comment in the first presidential debate Wednesday night to Big Bird’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. We wanted to let you know that although federal funding accounts for just 10% of tpt’s budget, it’s critical for helping us attract matching funds from the State of Minnesota as well as donations from individuals and foundations. For more information, please go to and read why public television is an essential part of the media landscape.

Program Highlights

Bridging War & Hope

Bridging War and Hope Bridging War & Hope is a tpt Original Production by Producer Luke Heikkila who traveled to Afghanistan and embedded with the Minnesota National Guard Agribusiness Development Team.

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Sunday, October 21, 8pm

In addition, Beth El Synagogue is hosting a free public premiere screening on Saturday, October 20 from 8:00-9:00 PM. Beth El Synagogue is located at 5224 West 26th Street in St. Louis Park. To attend, please RSVP via email to

PBS NewsHour: Vice Presidential Debate

Frontline NewsHour presents live coverage and analysis of the vice presidential candidates' debate. Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News.

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Thursday, October 11, 8pm

PBS NewsHour: 2nd Presidential Debate

Marriage Amendement Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union.

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Tuesday, October 16, 8pm

Frontline: The Choice 2012

Half the SkyBarack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their own campaign narratives, but there’s more to their stories.

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Tuesday, October 9, 8pm

Nature: Siberian Tiger Quest

With ImpunityChris Morgan embarks on his greatest challenge—to find and film the Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests.

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Wednesday, October 10, 7pm

Call the Midwife

With ImpunityJenny is placed on the district nursing roster. During her rounds she attends to Joe, a soldier, and a friendship forms. (Part 3 of 6)

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Sunday, October 14, 7pm
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Next Avenue: How To Improve Your Posture

Want to improve your posture? Watch this quick two-minute video from Miranda Esmonde of Classical Stretch. (And while you're at it, sit up straight!)

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NOVA: Forensics on Trial

With ImpunityNOVA investigates today's shaky state of crime science as well as cutting-edge solutions that could help investigators put the real criminals behind bars.

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Wednesday, October 17, 8pm
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Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night with Orchestra Nova

With ImpunityMinnesota guitarist and composer Billy McLaughlin returns to the stage after one of the most remarkable medical and musical comebacks in history.

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Saturday, October 20, 8:30pm
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MN Original: Theatre in the Round + Alpha Consumer

MNOTheatre in the Round, rock group Alpha Consumer, the Schubert Club's Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection and installation artist Harriet Bart (pictured).

Sunday, October 14, 6pm
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Monday, October 15, 7pm

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Featured Online Video

Close the Gap: The Browning of Minnesota

Close the GapGilbert de La O's work with urban youth at St. Paul's Neighborhood House offers a look at the Chicano/Latino/Hmong past and future in Minnesota.

Original Broadcast Date: April 2008

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PBS KIDS on tpt

New SciGirls Season!

Sesame StreetThe SciGirls are back with ten new episodes! They get the new season off to a splashy start by designing an underwater robot. SciGirls is produced by tpt, and five of the episodes are made in Minnesota, featuring Minnesota girls and mentors. Tune in to see if you recognize anyone!

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Saturdays, 8am, starting October 13
Fridays, 5:30pm, starting October 19

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