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Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ – Q&A With Program Co-Producers

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ is a new television special with an old twist.

In the program, premiering 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 on Wisconsin Public Television, celebrated Wisconsin author and humorist Michael Perry looks back on his Clodhopper tales of life in Wisconsin with an eye toward the ways his stories of the past connect us to the future. Checking in from north of Wisconsin’s Highway 64, Perry reflects on the people and places that shaped his life, while sharing stories relatable to every Wisconsinite.

Laurie Gorman and Grant Fenster, co-producers of Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’, sat down with us to discuss the upcoming special.

Read on to learn more from the people who put this new program together!

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American Experience: Sealab Premieres Feb. 12

Explore the depths of the ocean in an all new American Experience: Sealab premiering 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Sealab tells the story of the U.S. Navy’s program that sought to answer the question of whether human life could survive on the ocean floor. The program, spearheaded by George Bond, a former doctor from Appalachia turned naval pioneer, as well as his team of “aquanauts,” tested the limits of human endurance and changed ocean exploration forever.

Read on to find out more about this incredible story!

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Put Your Head in the Clouds With 'Moone Boy'

"Moone Boy" premieres 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
“Moone Boy” premieres 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

Did you have a childhood imaginary friend? I didn’t, but I sometimes wished I could dream one up. For a little while I tried to pretend that I believed I had one (an imaginary scenario within an imaginary scenario), but I eventually realized that real-life friends were just as great, albeit less agreeable.

The critically acclaimed series Moone Boy focuses on the companionship between 11-year-old Martin, the youngest child in the loud and chaotic Moone family, and his imaginary friend, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, Friends With Kids). The semi-autobiographical show was partially filmed in O’Dowd’s hometown of Boyle, Ireland.

As a comedy enthusiast who follows the work of both O’Dowd and another Moone Boy cast member, Steve Coogan (The Trip, Saxondale, Night at the Museum), I cannot wait for the show to premiere 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

Eleven is a difficult age, and while Martin deals with school bullies and his hectic family, he finds that his imaginary friend is always by his side, offering a helping hand, and often some mischief along the way. I have a feeling that Moone Boy will offer a hearty helping of laughs, and perhaps make us wonder if life would be easier if we each had our own imaginary friend.

Moone Boy is part of a night of all-new comedy and drama on WPT that includes Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Death in Paradise