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Watch Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County Online Now!

We are excited for the premiere of Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County at 8 Monday night on Wisconsin Public Television.

We are even more excited that you can watch the full program early right now online below or on the PBS channel of your Roku or other digital device!

Meet the Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue

One of the best part of WPT’s online video portal is that it gives all of us access not only to the great shows produced here in Wisconsin and our favorite PBS programs – it also gives us a nearly unlimited opportunity to sample the great programs being created by public TV stations across the United States.

Want a fine – and timely – example? If you’re still caught up in Mad Men fever after last night’s series finale, we’ve got a great way for you to explore the world of The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue in this great documentary from our friends at Thirteen – WNET in New York City. Watch it online below or on the PBS Channel of your Roku or other Internet TV device.

First Look: 30-Minute Music Hour New Season, New Set

We taped the first episode of the new season of 30-Minute Music Hour in the Wisconsin Public Television studios today. The show, featuring the very fine sounds of The Cajun Strangers, will be available soon to watch online. But, we wanted our online fans to be the first people to see the show’s all-new set in the photos below. Let us know what you think!

Watch full episodes from past 30-Minute Music Hour seasons and online exclusives now!

Online Sewing Circle with Nancy

Sewing with Nancy OVEE ScreeningMy friend David, the online manager at Wisconsin Public Television, recently called to ask if I’d be interested in hosting an online OVEE screening of Sewing With Nancy’s 30th Anniversary Special. It sounded like a fun event, so I gladly accepted.

I then needed to grasp what is an online OVEE screening? I learned OVEE is a new online service for watching your favorite PBS programs. You can watch together with other viewers, from anywhere, providing you have a good internet connection. Plus you can chat live with the host–that’s me!

What a great idea! Now I can host live video screenings of Sewing With Nancy and interact with viewers simultaneously. Well, let’s give it a first try. Please join me on Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. CST on April 24, 2013.

500 viewers will have the opportunity to participate and “chat” with me during the screening. During the screening, you’ll type questions asking me anything that comes to mind (well, almost anything) and I’ll type my replies. We’re excited to try out a new way to watch Sewing With Nancy.

Please join us on Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. CST on April 24 and let us know what you think of this new video screening event.

The online OVEE screening will be facilitated by David at Wisconsin Public Television and his colleague, Libby from KLRU PBS Station in Austin, TX.

Visit the Sewing With Nancy’s 30th Anniversary Special OVEE session page today for a sneak peek. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and to test your browser, flash player, and to run a test to make sure OVEE works properly on your computer.

Then, tune in on April 24, Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. CST and join the fun.

I’m looking forward to hosting and to you joining me for the first ever, live OVEE video screening of Sewing With Nancy.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman

Watch Downton Abbey Season 3 Premiere Online Now!

You heard the hype. You waited all year. You were excited to see what was next for all of your favorite characters — both upstairs and downstairs — in the new season of Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey. And then, inevitably, some of us forgot to tune in last night – or worse, forgot to set the DVR to capture the first episode!

Never fear. There’s no need to feel lost in the inevitable workplace and online chatter about the wedding, trepidation over the future of the manor or the sparkling appearance of Shirley MacLaine. You can catch up with the rest of us online right now for free on WPT’s video portal. What are you waiting for? Hit that play button below right now! (And set that DVR for next Sunday night at 8, so you won’t miss episode two!)

Watch Downton Abbey Season 3, Episode 1 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Watch Downton Abbey Online Now

Did you miss the season premiere of Downton Abbey Season Two? Well then, do I have a deal for you.

You can watch the full episode online below at your leisure. If you loved the show, share it with your friends and post it to your social media connections.

As you watch, follow along with the updates from PBS Twitter event.

What was your favorite moment? Share it on the WPT Facebook page.

Watch Downton Abbey, Season 2: Episode 1 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Watch Widespread Panic (and more from Austin City Limits) right now!

Watch Austin City Limits at 11 p.m. Sundays on Wisconsin Public Television or anytime online at this link.

For more than 20 years, Widespread Panic has been playing their brand of southern rock starting in their native Georgia and expanding throughout the United States. With improvisational flair, they’ve become one of the country’s leading jam bands, playing festivals and headlining shows for thousands of fans. The band recently announced that they will take an indefinite hiatus at the end of this year, making the opportunity to see their live show a rare one.

Now, you can watch them perform right on your home computer. They appeared on last night’s Austin City Limits, but you can still catch their full set in the video below. And, you can explore dozens of concert videos from Austin City Limits and exclusive previews by exploring the WPT Video Portal.

Rock on!

Watch Widespread Panic on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.

Explore Antiques Roadshow online

Watch Antiques Roadshow at 7 p.m. Mondays on Wisconsin Public Television.

Antiques Roadshow is one of the most popular programs on American public television. That’s no different in Wisconsin. The show has visited Milwaukee and Madison on numerous occasions and have uncovered the interesting stories around the state’s hidden artifacts along the way.

Antiques Roadshow fans can enhance the on-air experience with the show’s robust website. Remember the angry letter from last year’s Madison episode that Frank Sinatra sent to Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko? Now, you can read it online.

Or, read about follow-up research to a vintage book that could have been owned by a king.

These are just a few pieces of the rich content — including full program episodes — you will find. Please feel free to share your favorite discovery in the comments!

And, before we go, get to know Antiques Roadshow host Mark Walberg in my WPT exclusive interview below.

Live music – on-air and online

Watch Austin City Limits “My Morning Jacket” at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 24 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Austin City Limits continues to be the premiere source for long-form television music performances from some of the finest artists in the world. You can always find this viewer favorite in stunning high-definition on Wisconsin Public Television, but now you can also enjoy full program video on-demand on your computer. Visit Austin City Limit‘s video archive and enjoy performances from Jimmy Cliff, Foo Fighters and Willie Nelson.

My favorite show from this season was Pearl Jam. You can watch it by clicking here. Don’t forget to turn your desk speakers up to 11!