Thursday, December 5, 2013
An open letter to you, our loyal viewer
I hope you have enjoyed the summer and had an easy transition from sleeping in late to getting up early. We at WGVU Public Media don’t have to adapt to those changes as we are here year round for you, on TV, radio, the internet and in the Community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This month kicks off the new seasons of THIS OLD HOUSE, ASK THIS OLD HOUSE and THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR. In addition to new episodes of POV; NATURE; NOVA; and FAMILY HEALTH MATTERS. Other new program series to watch for are: AFRICAN AMERICANS; SUPERHEROES; RAW TO READY and many others. Check this issue of Showplace and our website www.wgvu.org for specific dates and times of these and other programs. Remember our website always has the most up to date information about our programming.
PBS new animated preschool series PEG + CAT premieres on Monday, October 7 at 9AM on WGVU HD. Follow the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills. I’ve seen the previews, our staff has been able to watch and it’s a great program your young family members will want to watch.
The program AL JAZEERA which aired on WGVU Worldview will no longer be shown. Nationally the program has been removed from schedules and replaced with ETHIOPIAN TV NEWS (broadcast in English) at 8AM and DEBATE (FRANCE 24) for the 7PM broadcast.
WGVU will soon be traveling. Join me with WGVU EXPLORER’s on our first trip to The Gardens of London, featuring the Chelsea Flower Show. This 8 day trip departs on May 17, 2014. For more information please contact Hillary Firlik at 616-331-6730 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “PBS Fall Arts Festival” will air seven consecutive weeks on Fridays at 9pm starting October 18. The first of these will be GREAT PERFORMANCES’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, an all-star homecoming featuring Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban and other guests. Check this issue of Showplace for specific title of other shows.
Through the American Taxpayer Relief Act, Congress extended the charitable IRA rollover provision through December 31, 2013. You can support WGVU Public Media and our commitment to Educate, Inform and Entertain by making a gift of your IRA assets. You may transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA to WGVU Public Media. Possibly avoid income tax on the distribution of your IRA assets and support our mission. You must be 70 ½ or older and the transfer must go directly from your IRA to WGVU Public Media. Please consult with your tax advisor right away to see if this charitable IRA rollover provision is right for you. You only have this opportunity available until December 31, 2013.
Thank you for your continued support of WGVU Public Media!
Michael T. Walenta, General Manager, WGVU