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WPT Producer Joel Waldinger Shares His Wisconsin Life

Wisconsin Life relies on its producers to tell the stories of the people who make the show what it is. Their abilities to capture the emotion off camera and present it on camera is truly inspiring. One of those talented producers is Joel Waldinger. Ahead of this season’s premiere 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, we caught up with Joel to ask a few questions about his life in and outside of Wisconsin Life. Read on to uncover Joel’s Wisconsin Life!
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Ken Burns' Storytelling Secrets

As viewers of public television, we have all been fortunate to watch some of our country’s most amazing stories unfold through the camera lens of Ken Burns. His style is remarkable, unique and powerful. But, what drives him as a filmmaker to tell the stories in the way he does? Why not ask him directly?

In this short video, Burns describes his passion and process for storytelling — it could be as simple as figuring out how one plus one can equal three. It’s a process everyone who has ever shared a story can learn from, and it lets us know a lot more about Ken Burns as a filmmaker, a master storyteller and a person.