What is your favorite PBS or KCPT program and why?
It is hard to pick just one so I will share a few of my favorites…I am a big fan of Antiques Roadshow as I like to see the reaction people have to some of the treasures they have in their family. I particularly like hearing the personal stories and histories of the antiques on display. Sometimes those are more interesting than the pieces themselves. But I am also a big fan of Great Performances, NOVA, Frontline and, of course, The Local Show. I always feel a little bit smarter, more inspired and more informed with these programs. It is hard to find this kind of content anywhere else. I also enjoy watching KCPT online.
What do you enjoy most about being involved with KCPT?
I am really impressed with all the people working at KCPT and generous members and supporters of KCPT. This is really a remarkable organization supporting the diverse needs of the Kansas City community with quality, informative and inspiring programming. I marvel at the level of trust viewers place in KCPT and, in today’s television media landscape, that is a rare quality! I don’t believe that happens by accident but through thoughtful and responsible servant leadership. It is an honor and a real privilege to be associated with this organization, the people working at KCPT and all the members and supporters of this dedicated organization.
Why should people support KCPT?
I believe KCPT brings something rare to the Kansas City community that is hard to find in other venues and media. Just look at the programming line up! It is amazing. KCPT does this without commercial sponsorship and completely relies on viewers and organizations to endorse and support the work they do. I like the fact that KCPT and PBS focus on producing and delivering on such high quality programming but is also respectful of that very programming, and its viewers, by not interrupting with commercials. But this requires other support and KCPT looks to the community of viewers to help them continue with this commitment to quality and respect for the programming and viewers. I also like the fact that KCPT has become a reflection of the Kansas City community and the people who choose to live in this amazing city. It is because of this, I choose to support KCPT with my membership and time.