Port's TV Premiere is 'Around the Corner'

The Milwaukee Public Television program with host John McGivern featuring Port Washington will air in March, with a local preview screening to be set earlier that week in the city.

An air date for the Around the Corner series featuring Port Washington has been set for late March.

The Milwaukee Public Television program, with host John McGivern, will run at 7 p.m. March 28 on Channel 10.1 and again at 8 p.m. March 29 on Channel 36.1. 

Port Washington Tourism Executive Director Kathy Tank said the city has been working with the show's producers to schedule a preview screening of the show in a public venue. The date has been set for March 25, though the group is still working to pick a venue. Tank said McGivern will be at the event.

  • Related: Patch caught up with McGivern while he was in town this summer.

Around the Corner is a show that was created to "inspire pride and interest in Wisconsin's communities," according to the show's Production Consultant Deidre Martin. The show dives into three main aspects of each community, which producers describe as the "working here, living here and playing here" aspects of the chosen town.

  • Working here: McGivern introduces people as they do their jobs. He interviews workers and business owners, talks to patrons/customers and maybe even tries his hand at the jobs.  
  • Living here: McGivern meets people who embody the spirit of the community. This could take place in someone's home, a community building, a church, or a garden.
  • Playing here: McGivern finds out how people enjoy themselves in a particular place.(descriptions provided by Martin.)

Season two will have a total of 14 episodes and will air statewide, according to Lois Maurer, creator and producer of the show.

It will be available for viewers throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, airing twice weekly on Milwaukee Public Television, Channels 10.1 and 36.1 and on Wisconsin Public Television and Time Warner Cable's Wisconsin on Demand, according to Martin. All episodes are also available online.

Tom Kamenick November 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM
You say "Port" and "TV" and all I can think of is "Step By Step"
Lyssa Beyer November 30, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Ha, and don't forget the star amongst us from "Saved by the Bell."
CatMM November 30, 2012 at 01:22 PM
When Step By Step first came on I had an old neighbor who had moved out of state write to me and ask when Port put the big roller coaster in at the lake! :)
sms1022 November 30, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Does anyone know if DirecTV has this channel?


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