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Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Intelligent programming inspires audiences; station offers students hands-on learning opportunities

Oftentimes, non-cable television seems like a throwback to the era of records and rotary phones. But Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) sidesteps the time warp by staying relevant with progressive and diverse programming. In the 1950s Congress reserved airwaves specifically for noncommercial television to provide audiences with...
04.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
It gets increasingly less surprising each time the Bush administration plants an agent pretending to be an independent analyst into the media. This time the con meant giving retired generals who “represent[ed] more than 150 military contractors either as lobbyists, senior executives, board members or consultants” unprecedented and exclusive access to military briefings and Guantánamo Bay. ...
03.19.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I�ve caught enough episodes of this season�s contest that I feel comfortable weighing in a bit. My three least favorite �American Idol� hopefuls: Jason Castro � Guys always reserve a special kind of distain for non-conventionally handsome men that girls swoon over anyway. GQ men like George Clooney or Jude Law? We can understand why women find them attractive. But a boldly featured, dr...
02.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Super Bowl XLII ended with a jaw-dropping, M. Night Shyamalan-styled twist an entire football season in the making, but those with little tolerance for surprises could at least take solace in the halftime show: Tom Petty offered none of them. It�s not that Petty didn�t sound great, but the withered songwriter�s meandering pace and sleepy-eyed songs didn't even attempt to give sports fans the adren...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Crime, Corruption and Journalism

No program highlights the disparity between critical opinion and commercial success better than “The Wire,” HBO’s fervently acclaimed but largely unwatched crime epic. The Chicago Tribune and Entertainment Weekly have crowned it the best show . . .
01.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The perennial PBS series "This Old House" is a must-see for many homeowners. Until now, social engagement has not been its core mission. Starting 7 p.m., Jan. 24 on MPTV-10 and running for multiple weeks, "This Old House" movies to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a section of town that remains in ruins after the levy broke during Hurricane Katrina. With federal, state and local governme...