PBS and KCPT want to be your trusted guides – to help you explore new worlds, discover new ideas and broaden personal horizons – to be more.
We are committed to our children, our culture, and our democracy. It’s more than just television – it’s more of a journey through life (a life of learning). We start by opening the eyes of children to our diverse and exciting world. Then, as they grow and mature, we teach them about extraordinary cultures, the state of our world, and arts and culture. We strive to be a direct line to the world, issues, and the arts through programs like Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, and Masterpiece (don’t miss Downton Abbey in January). Also, more great content from Ken Burns, like the upcoming documentary, Prohibition, is coming this fall.
We also want to be your hometown guide – to be a resource, to help you explore, be involved, and enjoy your community. Programs like The Local Show and Imagine KC focus on issues and venues in our community and shine a light on what our city has to offer (now and in the future); Check, Please! Kansas City is a great restaurant source. Visit our Check Please! site,, to watch episodes and find a list of featured restaurants; and programs like Celebration at the Station that celebrate our veterans and provide extraordinary live entertainment. We’ll have even more on-the-scene local content brought to you by our new mobile studio.
KCPT’s PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign. It is focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in childcare and in the community. It develops engaging PBS KIDS programs, exciting games, playful Web sites, and easy-to-learn resources for kids, parents, caregivers and teachers — all with the goal of helping children ages 2-8 build the skills they need to learn to read, with a focus on the needs of children from low-income families. All content is built incorporating the latest research about the most effective ways to use media to help kids learn to read. Success in school begins from birth, and studies show that 50% of America’s 4th graders are failing in reading – if a child is not reading on grade level by 4th grade, they will never catch up.
And let’s talk about news and public affairs. KCPT is your guide with programs like Week in Review and Ruckus – Programs that give unique local coverage with diverse interaction and perspectives to give you the bigger picture. We want to be your guide to what’s going on in Kansas City to help you explore your own views and opinions.
Simply put, KCPT is your guide to help you do, see and be more.
As always, thank you for watching and for your support.
KCPT President and CEO