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Documenting the Vivacity of Vel Phillips

Written by Robert Trondson, producer/director of the WPT documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams. I first saw Vel Phillips speak in spring of 2012 …and I was completely blown away. I had attended a screening of the PBS documentary American … Continue reading

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Take a Stroll Through the Queen’s Garden

Would you like a little break from Wisconsin winter? Take a stroll through Buckingham Palace Garden in central London by tuning in to The Queen’s Garden 9 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Jan. 11 on Wisconsin Public Television. With permission from Queen … Continue reading

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Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

When Vel Phillips was a young girl her mother always told her, “If you really want it, don’t dream small dreams, dream BIG dreams.” Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams Premieres statewide February 16, 2015 In February, the story of one … Continue reading

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MAKERS Looks at Women in War

In 1991, 41,000 women were deployed to Operation Desert Storm, making it the largest single deployment of U.S. military women in history. This deployment is just one example of American women’s increasing roles in war. MAKERS “Women in War,” which airs … Continue reading

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“Ken Burns’ Ken Burns”: A Playfully Hilarious Parody

“What a lot of people don’t realize is that Ken wasn’t in the Civil War. He didn’t play baseball or jazz. But, he made documentaries about those things.” As public TV fans across the country continue to watch Ken Burns’ … Continue reading

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