[Original Airdate: October 6, 2016] The Making of Milwaukee: The Next Chapter celebrates the tenth anniversary of the history-making television series. It begins where the series ended. The new segment updates some of what has happened in Milwaukee since 2006. It looks at business, technology, sports, economics, politics, social issues, and of course, its people.
[Original Airdate: April 22, 2015] Historian John Gurda explores how the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan spurred Milwaukee's growth. The settlers used rivers and Lake Michigan to transport grain, lumber, leather and beer, but water was just as important for play as it was for work. Gurda explains how the Milwaukee River became a destination for fun. Learn how the lower Milwaukee River was eventually reduced to an open sewer by 1900, with Lake Michigan suffering similar indignities. Only in recent decades have the currents turned for the better. From the Milwaukee River Greenway to the reborn Menomonee Valley to the cultural theme park on our downtown lakefront, the patterns of the past are being reversed, providing cause for celebration as well as concern.
[Original Airdate: November 7, 2011] A Wisconsin Public Television Production. Nazi resistance fighter Mildred Fish-Harnack's life is traced from her birth in Milwaukee to her college years at UW-Madison, and ultimately to Germany, where was executed on direct orders from Hitler for her role in the Berlin resistance movement. Harnack's courage and conviction is told through archival images, on-location video, letters, and interviews with biographers and family members. Jane Kaczmarek narrates.
[Latest Airdate: May 9, 2016] [Original Airdate: November 16, 2015] You may know him from "Around the Corner with John McGivern," John Gurda stops by to talk about his new book "Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods." Gurda describes it as a "grassroots bible" that tells the stories of 37 Milwaukee neighborhoods, both past and present.
[Latest Airdate: October 5, 2017] [Original Airdate: January 12, 2017] The West End is one of the most eclectic areas in Milwaukee, and we think eclectic is great! Miller, Harley-Davidson, renovated mansions, tiny Shriner cars and chickens - all together in about one square mile just west of downtown Milwaukee! The neighborhoods to the north and south of Wisconsin Avenue from 27th Street west to Highway 175 - Concordia, Cold Spring Park, Merrill Park and the Valley-Pigsville neighborhoods --- are collectively referred to as the West End. And while it's true that John found the architectural combinations puzzling and the zoning to be crazy, even he had to admit that here it all works!
[Original Airdate: February 23, 2015] The 150-year-old history of Milwaukee's Italian community is explored. This documentary takes you on a compelling, never-before told journey of courage and faith. It also looks at where the community is today and what's needed to keep this Italian heritage alive and well in Milwaukee.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, two amateur photographers have unearthed volumes about Milwaukee's history.
Explore the history of Milwaukee's Grande Dame, The Pfister Hotel in this short documentary that was produced for the 120th Anniversary of the historic property.
[Original Airdate: February 3, 2014] Cameras capture the sculpture of Polish patriot and military man Tadeusz Kosciuszko being removed from its perch at Kosciuszko Park and shipped to an art restoration facility in Ohio for a complete overhaul and cleaning. The Polish general's life and his involvement with George Washington and the American Revolution is traced, as is his role in designing defense fortifications at West Point, his return to Poland and his struggle on behalf of Polish independence, his capture by the Tsar's forces and his eventual return to the United States in 1796. (Recorded in 2013) #kosmptv
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