Favorite PBS/KCPT Program: While I can list my favorites, it is far too difficult to name THE favorite program. Here they are in no particular order:
- Downton Abbey – I am a history buff and this series is remarkably accurate, well written and portrayed. Did I mention that it is also highly entertaining?
- The Local Show – I always learn something new about what’s going on in Kansas City.
- FRONTLINE – It is what a news documentary series should be, tough and often controversial but always thought provoking.
- NOVA – Food for my inner science geek. NOVA gives me a much deeper dive than other, more commercial programming is able to do.
What do I enjoy most about being involved with KCPT? I enjoy working with an organization that does so much for the Kansas City Region. I have worked with many non-for-profit organizations over the years and I have yet to work with a more passionate, devoted and talented staff as what I have found at KCPT. Their passion for Public Television and the way they weave that mission into the fabric of the Kansas City community is amazing.
Why should someone support KCPT? In addition to all that was said above, I would like to remind everyone that the quality programming has a cost that is not supported by commercial advertising or cable subscription fees. The only way that we can continue to enjoy the independent high quality national and local programming is for us to vote with our wallets. It is incumbent upon me, as a viewer, to financially support this programming. To me, FRONTLINE is a perfect example of a program that began out of the void created when commercial networks began producing “more profitable content” and moved away from revealing, hard-hitting investigative reporting. Without our support, programming like FRONTLINE would disappear and I believe the public would be less informed because of it.
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