On October 28, Pioneer Public Television will premiere the first PBS KIDS CURIOUS GEORGE Halloween special – CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest. The centerpiece of PBS KIDS’ Halloween programming lineup this October, this one-hour special premieres at 7:00 a.m. on Pioneer. CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest features three original songs, including “It’s Halloween Today,” sung by Pat Monahan, the lead singer of Train.
Segment 1 (Above): The Story Behind Benson's Victory in the Give with Target Campaign.
Segment 2 (Above): Celebrities in Benson, Minnesota.
Segment 3 (Above): Celebration in Benson, Minnesota.
Our very own local Benson, Minnesota community got the party of a lifetime last night when a star-studded line-up came to celebrate the community winning a national Target campaign. The school was the first one in the nation to get 10,000 votes and receive $10,000 for its school.
The community not only proved that working together across boundaries to achieve something that could not be done alone can become a success story, but also is a fine example of who we are as western Minnesotans. Pioneer Public Television your local TV station was very proud and honored to be a part of the festivities.
Postcards Producer, Andrea Singleton talks about a recent shoot in Granite Falls, Minnesota with PlaceBase Productions. Watch for the segment to air in the upcoming season five of Postcards.
See what Greta Murray, Jerry Deuschle, Tamara Isfeld and Bill Gossman have to say about Pioneer Public TV's Postcards Program. An all new season of shows premieres Sunday December 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Postcards Producer, Andrea Singleton talks about a recent shoot in Morris, Minnesota with artist/dancer, Sara Konsbruck. Watch for the segment to air in the upcoming season five of Postcards.
The Board and Staff of Pioneer Public Television offers our heartfelt condolences to the family of Richard and Susan Massey.
Susan's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Appleton.
If you wish to send your condolences to Rich and family please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or send your cards and letters to Pioneer Public Television 120 West Schlieman Ave. Appleton Minnesota 56208 and we will forward to the family.
Watch the Prairie Sportsman segment Susan was featured in here: http://youtu.be/jEExv7hnEBk
A 30-minute documentary featuring a Minnesota singer/songwriter raised in Detroit Lakes who now tours internationally has been awarded an Emmy Award issued by the Upper Midwest Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on September 28, 2013 in Minneapolis. My Way Back Home: Caroline Smith won the award for the best program in the Arts/Entertainment Program Category. It is the first time in the 47-year history of Pioneer Public Television (PPTV) that a locally produced program has won an Emmy Award.
“The fact that a small, rural based public television station won in this competitive Upper Midwest Emmy category is really a notable achievement,” said Pat Kubly of Granite Falls, who recently assumed the chairmanship of the PPTV Board of directors.
The executive producer and visionary behind the documentary is Dana Johnson, a Willmar High School graduate who has worked for Pioneer Public Television for the past 21/2 years. Johnson worked in collaboration with Dan Huiting as the director of photography and Kevin Russell as the editor. BJ Burton and Tom Herbers collaborated on the audio for the music documentary. Eli Ljung and Chris Hadland contributed as camera operators and Dajana Strong was a graphic designer for the video.
Read the full press release.
Pioneer Public Television is creating a short segment on Benson's Northside Elementary School winning the national "Give With Target" contest. The crews were in Benson last friday (09/27/2013) getting interviews with teachers, students and community members. Watch for the segment to be posted online this week following the big celebration Tuesday night!
Mark Paulson received a plaque today recognizing his nine years (2004-2013) of dedicated service to the Pioneer Public Television Board of Directors. Thanks, Mark!
The Postcards crew was recently in Alexandria, Minnesota shooting a segment on the Lakes Area Theatre. Watch for the segment to air in an upcoming episode of Postcards.