Category Archives: Show Previews

Turn It Up! The Music of Muscle Shoals

Tonight at 9 on Wisconsin Public Television, Independent Lens takes us to the banks of the Tennessee River in Alabama and into the small nondescript home of FAME Studios. On the surface, it seems unlikely a place to make an … Continue reading

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‘Food Patriots’ Seeks Healthy Food for All

This week on Director’s Cut, I sit down with Jeff and Jennifer Spitz to discuss their documentary “Food Patriots.” “Food Patriots” explores the idea of changing the food industry one purchase at a time by buying healthy, local and organic … Continue reading

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The Address Still Resonates in Wisconsin and Beyond

Tonight at 8 on Wisconsin Public Television, Ken Burns’ new film, The Address,  explores the power that Abraham Lincoln’s 150-year-old Gettysburg Address has today in shaping the aspirations and achievement in a group of students grappling with learning challenges. Anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Director’s Cut Returns for a Seventh Season

Tonight on Director’s Cut I’ll sit down with Greg Glienna, the writer-director of “Desperation Boulevard.” This is a funny movie about aging actress Joan Sweeney, former child star now trying to put herself back in the limelight and willing to do anything … Continue reading

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UW and Your Inner Fish

The new three-part series Your Inner Fish premieres tonight following all-new episodes of Nature and NOVA, and the series has strong connections to the University of Wisconsin. The executive in charge of the project is Sean B. Carroll, Allan Wilson Professor of … Continue reading

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