I hope you are recuperating from the hot summer. I know I’m looking forward to fall and all that it brings. One thing you can count on is a great fall line-up of new programming from KCPT.
Please tune-in for the new PBS British hit, Call the Midwife. It’s a six-part drama that depicts midwifery and family life in London during the 1950s. The program airs on Sunday, September 30th.
Also coming this fall, The Dust Bowl, by Ken Burns and writer/producer, Dayton Duncan. The film chronicles the environmental catastrophe in the 1930s that destroyed farms, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed massive, deadly dust storms. The two-part documentary airs on November 18 and 19. We are especially pleased to be bringing Dayton Duncan to Kansas City for a special screening of The Dust Bowl on November 13. Look for more information on the screening this fall.
Also please plan to watch election coverage with us. PBS is the most trusted source for unbiased election coverage through programs like FRONTLINE with its airing of “The Choice,” the centerpiece of PBS election 2012’s coverage of the presidential campaign.
Immigration in America, aired as part of PBS’ election coverage and was narrated by Ray Suarez of the NewsHour. The documentary was produced by Nine Network of St. Louis and our Executive Producer, Randy Mason, worked very closely on the project. The story focused on immigrants in Missouri and how, even though not a border state, the same challenges exist right here in the heartland.
A few statistical facts about how PBS compares to commercial channels –
- PBS’ primetime audience is significantly larger than many commercial channels, including Bravo, TLC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, HBO, A&E, and the History Channel.
- PBS’ primetime rating for news and public affairs programming is 60% higher than that of CNN
- PBS ranked second in “brand of the year” ranking.
For you gardeners, P. Allen Smith is coming to Kansas City to tape at Powell Gardens, Kauffman Memorial Gardens, and DST Gardens the first week in September. There will be two member events with P. Allen on September 8th – One at Suburban Lawn and Garden and then lunch at the Webster House. Please call 816-398-4259 for more information.
Homecoming – The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato, was aired over 1,000 times across the United States and on 95% of stations. It was extraordinary to be part of this great show and an honor to bring it not only to viewers of Kansas City but all over the country. Kansas City looked amazing on the national stage!
As always, thank you for watching!