Generally Speaking...

This time of year, it’s easy to slip into the winter doldrums.  The holidays are long gone, and we still have several weeks before the first signs of spring begin to sprout around us.  If you’re like me, you find yourself cozying up in front of the TV a bit more...and thanking your lucky stars for public television!

Lucky for all of us, PBS is brightening up February with some exceptional new programs.  The Italian Americans examines one immigrant group's experience in a new land.  The Big Burn, from American Experience, takes us back to the summer of 1910, when hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies.  And EARTH A New Wild explores the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species.  Shot across 29 different countries, this series is sure to be among the most visually stunning programs ever filmed.

And when cabin fever hits, have no fear – OPT has a solution for that as well.  February 21 is Seuss Science Day at the Springfield Discovery Center, and the Cat in the Hat will be back to greet all his young fans.  The day also includes Dr. Seuss story readings, science experiments, and much more.  Bring the little learners in your life out for a day of fun for the whole family.  

Thank you, as always, for your commitment to public television in the Ozarks.  We never forget that every good thing on public television starts with the support of our members.    

Tammy Wiley - General Manager
Tammy Wiley

General Manager