Sesame Street: 50 Years of Representing Viewers Like You

Fifty years since its inception, “Sesame Street” still sets the standard for representation and diversity on television.

By Victoria Gonzalez
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September’s Programming Spotlight

Here’s a closer look at some of programs airing during the September Member Drive. Many of the programs aired feature special pledge premiums or the opportunity for tickets to live events.

Downton Abbey Live! ** Ticket Opportunity**
Downton Abbey Returns **Ticket Opportunity**
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Changes to SOPTV’s Daytime Schedule (July 15, 2019)

SOPTV is implementing changes to the daytime schedule, primarily affecting the children’s programming. Part of these changes include the addition of an all-new PBS KIDS program, Molly of Denali. Beginning July 15, 2019, SOPTV’s daytime schedule (Programs with a new time … Continued

PBS recognized 2019 Emmy Nominations

PBS received 21 nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards, with fellow public media distributor American Public Television (APT) adding another 11 nominations. The 32 nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
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UPDATE: Klamath Falls Reception

UPDATE (4/8/19): The equipment sending signal to the Klamath Falls region is still not repaired due to the amount of snow in the region. We continue to monitor the site and will attempt to access it as soon as we … Continued

Scheduling Update for March 9 & 10

Notice of scheduling update:
Please note, “Ken Burns: The National Parks” is now scheduled to air Saturday, March 9 at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m., instead of the previously listed programming.
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Reception Issues in the Klamath Falls Region

As of March 2019, SOPTV is currently experiencing weather-related difficulties with our broadcast signal in the Klamath Falls region. We apologize for the inconvenience and assure you we are working diligently to resolve the issue. 
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SOPTV receives $25,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Funding to Support New Membership

Southern Oregon Public Television has been awarded a $25,000 challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul
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