Behind the Scenes at SOPTV

This month I want to update you on a few things happening behind the scenes at SOPTV.
New Database. We are in the final stages of moving to new membership software. SOPTV will be working with our colleagues at WGBH-Boston to … Continued


Many thanks for participating in our annual member preference poll. This is the ninth year we have asked you to rate our programs, services, and your member experience.
Your comments, suggestions, and criticisms help us improve our services to you. We … Continued

Programming and Funding Updates

Hope you are enjoying your summer and have appreciated many of our recent new programs on SOPTV, including Dancing on the Edge, The Tunnel, Shetland, and the Great British Baking Show, Season 3. This month we are looking forward to … Continued

Daytime Emmy Awards

Well, we’ve done it again. This year PBS programming received 15 Daytime Emmys!
Winners included:
• This Old House – Outstanding Lifestyle program
• Sesame Street – Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series
• The Mind of a Chef – Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program
• Peg + Cat … Continued

Our Past and Our Future

Dear Friends,
Last month we launched our annual member and viewer survey. This poll is one of the ways we can understand what you value most about SOPTV’s programs and services. So please take this opportunity to share your thoughts with … Continued


The average American watches 35 hours of television a week. That’s 1,820 hours a year. This figure does not include streaming content from Netflix, Hulu, or and
As a member of SOPTV, I’m sure your television viewing is probably … Continued


We are four months into 2016 and Spring is here, which means it’s baseball season again!
Whether you root for the Oakland A’s, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Medford Rogues, or another team, this month Ken Burns takes a look at … Continued


It’s March and spring is not far away! It’s also time for our largest on-air fundraising drive of the year. Over the coming weeks you will see a number of programs that remind you how special PBS is, in addition … Continued


Thank you for your membership support of SOPTV.  This March we have our largest on-air drive of the year with a number of terrific specials such as Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser,  Nature: Penguins – Spy … Continued