KCPT has been celebrating its 50th birthday and a brand new book charts the audacious rise of channel 19. It’s written by Kansas City attorney, civic leader and the station’s first president Ed Matheny, Jr. who had a front row seat for the station’s start.
Tweet it, Facebook it or shout it from the mountain tops, we want to hear why you love KCPT!
Whether it’s KCPT’s local programming, educational shows about everything from the far reaches of the universe, to a front row seat at a great performance, or Big Bird – tell us and see what others in our community have to say! Find us on Facebook at Friends of KCPT or on Twitter – #whykcpt.
Throughout Janaury we’ve been celebrating KCPT’s 50th birthday on The Local Show. Did you know, by the way, our station’s original licensee was the Kansas City Missouri School District and the Kansas City, Missouri School Board?
KCPT Public Television is 50 years old. As we mentioned last week, in the spirit of turning 50, we recently invited 50 of our viewers to tell us what KCPT means to them. Our only request was to write it on a sign with a marker in 5 words or less. The only exception to the rule: Figure out a way to show your five words more creatively. Here are some of the responses from your friends and neighbors as we recorded them around the metro.
What does KCPT mean to you? Can you tell us in five words or less on a sign or in some other creative way? Send a link to your video or email a photo to The Local Show. We’ll show you more of these on next week’s program.
Here is a look back to 1983…
For more glimpses into the past of KCPT, click here.
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This week, The Local Show profiles The Whole Person, the local organization that has been an advocate for people with disabilities for over 30 years. Cynthia Wheeler Linden talks to David Westbrook about his impressive career. Randy Mason gives as behind the scenes look at Quality Hill Playhouse, an intimate theater that plays host to musicals and cabaret revues of catchy classics from musical theatre and the American Songbook. And we continue our celebration of KCPT’s 50 years with a little help from our viewers.
For more than 30 years, The Whole Person has been a local leader in representing people with disabilities. They’re also engaged in dozens of direct services that allow thousands of people with disabilities, all across the metro, to lead independent lifestyles.