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WHEELS: Classics and Collections to air May 26 at 8 p.m.
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Wally Kill of Morris shares his collection of automotive memorabilia with Pioneer PBS Executive Producer Timothy Hale Bakken in the upcoming WHEELS: Classics and Collections program

Download a photo of Wally Kill of Morris who shares his collection of automotive memorabilia with Pioneer PBS Executive Producer Timothy Hale Bakken.


GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — On Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m., Pioneer PBS will broadcast a new local production: WHEELS: Classics and Collections. This new show will explore the interesting connection that people have with wheels by featuring interviews with enthusiasts from Ortonville, Tracy, Buffalo, Morris, Montevideo, Pennock, Madison and Watson. The stories will be available for online viewing starting at noon through the station’s website and YouTube Channel

Since the creation of the wheel around 3500 B.C., there have been steady improvements and uses for the wheel. Today, wheels are used in cars, trucks, airplanes, bicycles, trains, toys and many more devices.

Pioneer PBS Executive Producer Timothy Hale Bakken traveled to regional car shows, threshing bees, farm shows, museums and specialty shops in search of the stories featured in this new program. Interviewees featured in WHEELS include Dan Dripps of Morris, Ed Lipinski of Watson, Marcy Schramm of Tracy, Vaughn Veit of Buffalo, Kevin Backstrand of Ortonville, Virgil Fults of Morris, Lyle Hoidal of Montevideo, Doug Schriener of Pennock, Lorwin Zahrbock of Madison and Wally Kill of Morris.

The program is made possible by contributions from the voters of Minnesota through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

About Pioneer PBS

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