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2023 to bring new seasons of local shows on Pioneer PBS
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GRANITE FALLS, Minn — The staff of Pioneer PBS are excited to roll out a new line-up of shows for 2023.

Your Legislators returns for its 43rd season on Thursday, January 5 at 8 p.m. and will continue with weekly broadcasts on Thursday nights through to the end of the Minnesota legislative session in May. The show is produced by Matt Johnson with production assistance from Mollie Londgren. Barry Anderson will again host the show from his home using Zoom to ask viewer-submitted questions to representatives of the Minnesota House and Senate. Viewers with questions are encouraged to call 1-800-726-3178, email yourtv@pioneer.org or tweet @YourLegislators during the hour-long program. Every episode is made available for online viewing at pioneer.org/yourlegislators.

Celebrating its 36th season, Prairie Yard & Garden premieres on Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. Mike Cihak is starting his 28th season producing and editing this classic Pioneer PBS show and Mary Holm, with 101 episodes under her belt, returns for her ninth season as the host. The program has repeat broadcast showings on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Mondays at 1 p.m. Every episode is made available for online viewing at www.pioneer.org/pyg

Prairie Sportsman premieres its 14th season on Sunday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. Prairie Sportsman is Pioneer PBS’s most widely distributed program, with PBS stations in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Channel all sharing the show. Dylan Curfman is the executive producer/editor and videographer of the program with the help of producer/writer Cindy Dorn and additional videography and editing by Dan Admundson.  The award-winning program is hosted by Bret Amundson. The program has repeat broadcast showings on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Episodes are available for online viewing anytime, anywhere at www.pioneer.org/prairiesportsman

Compass returns with a special broadcast on Thursday, February 9 at 9 p.m. featuring a new story about the history of Title IX in Minnesota.  Producer/reporter Amanada Anderson’s public affairs stories are posted immediately on Compass’ social media and website and are then combined into special broadcasts with the help of editor Esmeralda Ziemer. Viewers are encouraged to visit Compass on Facebook and on YouTube to give feedback on the stories. Every episode is made available for online viewing at www.pioneer.org/compass

Postcards, Pioneer PBS’s popular magazine show, returns for its 14th season with a premiere on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Produced by Dana Conroy and edited by Ben Dempcy and Kristofor Gieske, Postcards has received 23 Upper Midwest Emmy® awards in the past 10 years. The program has repeat broadcast showings on Sundays at 7 p.m. and Mondays at 1:30 p.m. All previously aired Postcards programs can be viewed online at www.pioneer.org/postcards.

LANDMARKS: Minnesota Medal of Honor with Doug Ohman will premiere on Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m.  First issued during the Civil War, 72 residents of Minnesota have been recipients of America’s highest military honor. Historian and storyteller Doug Ohman traces the lives of several of these Minnesota heroes through photographs, family memories and stories. Produced by Timothy Hale Bakken with production assistance from Matt Johnson, this is the sixth installment of the popular LANDMARKS series.


About Pioneer PBS

Pioneer PBS is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. For more information, visit www.pioneer.org or call 1-800-726-3178.