Author Archives: Erik

WPT Interviews: Downton Abbey Historical Advisor Alastair Bruce

“So you see, I love the details!” Those words arrived in the middle of my interview with Alastair Bruce, the historical advisor to Downton Abbey, and they might have been one of the biggest understatements ever spoken. In his role … Continue reading

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PBS Stars Join In On Colbert Farewell

For last night’s finale of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert invited a couple familiar Sesame Street friends, Ken Burns and Charlie Rose to join him and an all-star group of actors, news reporters, musicians, writers, politicians and more … Continue reading

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Remember When? Sesame Street and A Muppet Family Christmas

There are a lot of classic TV Christmas specials. But as a Muppets fan who grew up in the 1980s, there was no television event that better defined most of my childhood than 1987′s A Muppet Family Christmas. In the … Continue reading

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Transmission Issues in Madison Broadcast Area

UPDATE: If you are experiencing problems receiving WPT’s signal, WPT engineers recommend that you rescan the channels on your digital TV tuner. If that doesn’t fix the issue, please contact WPT’s Audience Services staff at comments@wpt.org or 800-422-9707.  Are you … Continue reading

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Winter in Wisconsin. Love It or Hate It?

Winter in Wisconsin. Love it or hate it? Personally, I am in the “hate it” crowd. But I acknowledge there are people that just can’t get enough of the cold season. (I don’t understand it, but I do acknowledge they … Continue reading

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