Sadly, “The Luxury of Conscience” is already the second-to-last episode of the season. Time flies when you’re watching Victoria!
In this episode, we saw Victoria and Albert face their worst nightmare as parents. Plus, Peel took on the ultimate battle in Parliament, and we unexpectedly said goodbye to some of our favorite characters. (Again.)
As an education specialist at WPT, and a former teacher at Sauk Prairie High School, I’m always excited to discover new ways that we can collaborate with teachers to make education come alive for students of all ages.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to the amazing Nikki Lutzke, who teaches fourth grade in southern Wisconsin’s Parkview School District. She and some of her fellow teachers recently joined some of the brightest local minds in history and game design to create something special – something that we know teachers and students all across Wisconsin will love.
Read on for Nikki’s thoughts on her new side gig in video game design – and enjoy!
OK, Daisy Goodwin. I’m wise to your technique, now. You sandwich low-drama episodes in between the dramatic ones to give us a little respite. And we appreciate it.
But this week was pretty intense. Potato famine! A brooding Ernest! Tension downstairs! But mostly potato famine. Heartbreaking… but necessary. And Victoria – both the show, and the Queen – handled it with grace.
Continue reading below to recap the episode. Spoiler alerts abound!
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Any day is a great day to recognize the many contributions that African-Americans have made to American history and culture. But February offers special opportunities to celebrate and recognize African-Americans, both famous and not-so-famous, who have made a difference.
Read on for a selection of upcoming programs airing on WPT – and don’t forget our many offerings available anytime online.
Every year the governor delivers a State of the State Address to the citizens of Wisconsin from the State Assembly chambers and, since as far back as 1979, Wisconsin Public Television has broadcast this speech as a public service.
This year’s broadcast went live at 3 p.m. on Jan. 24, but planning for the event began back in late November and early December when the producer of the event’s broadcast, Joel Waldinger, met with Capitol officials and representatives from the Governor’s office discussing logistics for capturing the speech for television.
On the day of the event, the WPT production crew gathered at the station at 8 a.m. to load up the live truck and travel to the State Capitol.
Part of the set up includes loading in five cameras. Three of the cameras are in the Assembly chambers for the speech and two in the parlor next to the chambers where hosts, Frederica Freyberg and Shawn Johnson, sit.
Once the cameras are in place, cords with the camera feed are connected to the live truck outside.
Lights, audio, prompters, graphics and a slew of the other production elements must be put in place, adjusted and readjusted before the crew considers everything ready to go.
Gov. Walker touched on a number of topics including health care, taxes, jobs and education.
The Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, delivered a five-minute response immediately following the address. To watch the address and the minority response, visit our website or check us out on Facebook.
I have always recommended Victoria on Masterpiece, but the first part of this episode had me seriously reconsidering if that recommendation would cast a dark cloud over viewers’ Sunday evenings. “Emotionally devastating” is the only way I can describe “Warp and Weft.” Luckily, part 2, “The Sins of the Father,” swooped in to pick us up of the floor.
As always, if you have some catching up to do, you can watch past episodes of Victoria on-demand on our website by clicking here. If you’re caught up and ready to recap episode 2, your weekly dose of Victoria gossip can be found below.
Kristin Korevec is the Special Events Manager at WPT. For the February issue of our member program guide, Airwaves, we caught up with Kristin to learn about her role – and what she likes to watch on WPT when she’s not busy making event magic happen!
“My co-workers are the best part of my job. I’m inspired and challenged by the people around me every day.” -Kristin Korevec