Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts is an urgent wakeup call about the national and global threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know its mind-robbing horror. But few know that Alzheimer’s is the #1 public health crisis facing America and the developed world. The project’s centerpiece is a powerful, high profile national PBS documentary, produced by the team that created TPT’s acclaimed Primetime Emmy-winning production The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s.
1 x 60 | PBS NPS | Release: January/February 2017, (Common Carriage): Wed 1/25/17 at 10PM
American Reds chronicles the rise and fall of a once powerful —and much misunderstood—movement. This documentary weaves together American Communist Party members’ compelling narratives with objective historical sources and analyses. Produced by Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser, and written and directed by Richard Wormser.
1 x 90 | APT Exchange | Feed 9/29/16 at 1PM on HD03
Beyond the Divide follows the story of a former Vietnam explosives engineer and a fervent peace advocate as they come to a deeper understanding of each other’s differences through conversation and collaboration. While their philosophical differences remain unchanged, they discover their empathic capacities expand through honest exchange of ideas and help to influence and inspire others in their western community. Set in the mountainous beauty of Missoula, Montana, Beyond the Divide is about war, peace, and the courage to find common ground.
1 x 60 | APT Exchange | Offer: July Teleconference | Feed: 10/30/16 at 1500-1600ET on HD03. Rights Begin: 11/1/16
Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
This winner of two regional Emmy Awards highlights the internationally renowned St. Olaf Choir’s 2013 visit to Norway in a stunning performance from Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral, together with the Nidaros Cathedral Girl Choir. The program showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English.
1 x 60 | PBS | Rights extended to 12/31/2017 | Re-feed: 12/5/16 at 0900-1000ET on HD03
Coming of Age in Aging America is a penetrating one-hour documentary that probes this question. It suggests that our social institutions will – and must – change to adapt to our staggering demographic transformation because an aging society is not just about old people. It’s about all generations, now and in the future. An older society is a permanent reality.
1 x 60 | APT Exchange | Offer: Nov 2016 APT Marketplace | Release: April 2017 TBD
In a new PBS pledge special, Author and Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor explains how
we not only benefit from a positive brain but how we can actually reprogram our brain to become more positive in order to improve success at work, create better health, improve children’s educational outcomes and sustain good relationships. He delivers a message that will resonate with viewers as well as employees, customers and clients as he draws on decades of research at Harvard University and around the world.
1×60 Pledge, 1×90 Pledge Event | APT Exchange | Offer: Sep Pledge Teleconference |
In Feel Better with Pressure Point Therapy, Dr. Michael Pinkus (D.C.) empowers viewers to take pain relief into their own hands. Over the years, Dr. Pinkus has found a way to make Eastern medicine practices easy to understand and accessible to the layperson. Comparing Asian acupuncture charts to Western nerve charts of the body, Dr. Pinkus cross referenced which nerve pathways were involved with the ancient acupressure points. From these observations and many years of hands-on application as a successful Doctor of Chiropractic, he derived a technique which he coined “pressure point therapy.” In the first-ever pledge special on this subject, Dr. Pinkus shows viewers how they can apply these techniques in their daily lives.
1×40 Pledge, 1×60 Pledge Event | APT Premium Service 27 | 6/30/16 – 6/30/18, unlimited releases
Kevin Kling: Lost & Found tells the compelling story of the Minnesotan playwright and storyteller. In this one-hour special, Kling reveals with wit and poignance, how his experience of loss and journey to healing have shaped his art and life. The production blends documentary and performance, and features original animations that bring Kevin’s stories brilliantly to the screen.
1×60 | PBS Plus
Celebrating the diverse and nationally influential Minnesota music scene, the Emmy® Award-winning The Lowertown Line features musical acts performing concert-style for a studio audience, as well as interviews and “day-in-the-life” scenes with artists. The series exposes a variety of emerging acts in genres such as Indy Rock, Hip-Hop, Americana, Cubano Son, Riot Grrrl, punk, retro ‘60s and R&B to an every-growing audience. The show is known for high production value, artistic lighting design, sweeping visuals, and compelling stories of the artists profiled.
21 x 30 | APT Exchange | Offer: Sep 2016 Teleconference | Release: Jan 2017
MN Original Season 1 allows viewers a front-row seat to the creative, art-making process across many forms and disciplines. This beautifully produced 30-minute television program showcases and increases awareness of Minnesota artists, arts organizations, and arts venues – and inspires viewers to think about the arts and artists in new ways. The 13 episodes are crafted to cultivate new audiences for the arts by promoting a deeper understanding of the creative process.
13 x 30 | APT Exchange
MN Original Season 2
MN Original is the award-winning weekly arts series from Twin Cities PBS celebrating Minnesota’s creative community, across all disciplines and all cultures. Season 2 features 20 new episodes.
20 x 30 | APT Exchange | Offer: July 2016 Teleconference | Release: Jan 2017
Rudy Maxa’s World: The Taste of Japan
One of public television’s most popular travel shows, “Rudy Maxa’s World,” announces the fall release of a one-hour special that takes an in-depth look at parts of Japan many visitors miss and at the food of the country that makes Japanese cuisine one of the world’s most admired.
1 x 60 | APT Exchange | Offer: July Teleconference | Release: 11/1/16
SciGirls Seasons 1-3 follow teams of middle school girls and their mentors as they create their own inquiry-based investigations of the environment, technology, engineering, animal behavior and health. SciGirls Season 1 captured the “New Approaches” category of the National Daytime Emmy Awards for its unique merging of television and the web. SciGirls’ sophomore season also introduced three popular digital games.Season 3 focuses on citizen science, the newest frontier in STEM education that invites kids and adults worldwide to observe and record data that scientists use in their research.
28 x 30 |APT Exchange
SEIZED: Inside the Mystery of Epilepsy follows the personal struggles of four individuals and their families as they face the huge challenges of living with epilepsy and courageously search for new treatments. The one-hour documentary also features leaders in epilepsy research, including: Dr. Orrin Devinsky, Director of the NYU Langone Epilepsy Center, Dr. Robert Finkelstein, Program Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Dr. Karen Parko, neurologist, San Francisco VA Medical Center. Available for November broadcast in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month.
1 x 60 | PBS Plus
Healthy bones hold the key to remaining mobile, engaged and independent in life. In this new PBS special, Dr. Lani Simpson – an expert in osteoporosis and author of Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide – leads viewers in understanding how to take charge of their bone health and retain their independence.
1×60 Pledge, 1×90 Pledge Event | PBS PFP