It’s confirmed — “Downton Abbey”, our Masterpiece series, won a 2012 Golden Globe aware for best mini-series on television, and it is an unqualified public television triumph! I am also happy to report that funding has been renewed for the series, and Season III will be back next year! In the meantime, Masterpiece keeps hitting home runs on Sundays through the spring with “Great Expectations” (Charles Dickens’ classic) and new contemporary Sherlock Holmes programs. Also, look for a new companion series to “Antiques Roadshow” on Monday nights this summer.
As you browse the March schedule (in color!), you’ll no doubt observe that we launch our Spring Membership Festival on March 1. We’ve lined up some terrific new shows for our pledge drive, including a new train special on Thursday, March 1; “Big Band Vocalists” on Saturday, March 3; a new Dr. Wayne Dyer program on Monday, March 5; Peter, Paul & Mary on Saturday, March 10; and, the incomparable “Phantom of the Opera” on Sunday, March 11. Get your highlighter and mark your calendar!
“Capitol Outlook”, our legislative weekly report, concludes with the last two shows airing on March 2 and March 9. Also this month, we are trying to reschedule the “One-On-One with Governor Mead” program which was scheduled to occur on February 2, but unfortunately we had to cancel because of a malfunction that occurred in our production truck. We had been waiting for a confirmation from the Governor’s office, but we didn’t have it in time to publish in this program guide. Watch for on-air announcements to confirm this program; we’re hoping either March 22 or 29.
We had a terrific legislative reception and celebration for Wyoming PBS Early Childcare Providers of the Year on February 20. Our thanks to BP/Rockies for supporting our early childhood program and the reception; and to First Lady Carol Mead for hosting a breakfast for the winning caregivers.
Finally, our thanks to you for your many contributions to Wyoming PBS!