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As our annual March fundraising drive enters its final week, I am reminded that all we do – local programming, programs we acquire from distributors, and of course, programming from PBS – is possible because of you. Thank you!
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This month SOPTV has its biggest membership drive ofthe year, beginning on March 3. You can see the tribute to the Beatles’ George Harrison in Concert for George on March 3, take a look back at the 50th anniversary of … Continued

OREGON FIELD GUIDE: Glacier Caves, Mt. Hood’s Secret World

Thursday, October 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Hidden beneath the surface of Mt. Hood is an ice cave hundreds of feet deep and 50 feet in diameter in some places. Explore what is the largest ice cave complex in the Lower 48, … Continued

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