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WQPT Airing ‘My Brother’s Gift’ Holocaust-Themed Production

November 14th, 2022
WQPT Airing 'My Brother's Gift' Holocaust-Themed Production

In September 2022, The Black Box Theatre performed “My Brother’s Gift,” as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today initiative. The play is based on the remarkable true story of Heinz Geiringer, neighbor and friend of Anne Frank. The production will air on WQPT on November 17 at 8:00 pm and will be followed by a short documentary on the Anne Frank Exhibit in Danville, Iowa. Heinz, a trained musician at only 15, was forced to live in hiding and silence in Nazi occupied Amsterdam. He turned to painting and poetry to express his everyday terror, but also his hope for the future.... Read More

Moline’s WQPT Holding Virtual Screening Event For Mental Health Documentary

August 30th, 2022
Moline's WQPT Holding Virtual Screening Event For Mental Health Documentary

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will be holding a virtual screening event featuring excerpts from the documentary “Scattering CJ” on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 pm. Following each excerpt there will be a panel discussion about the film and suicide prevention. “Scattering CJ” explores the devastating effects of suicide, the extraordinary generosity of strangers and one troubled family’s attempt to finally find peace. Following the loss of her son to suicide, Hallie Twomey reached out to people far and wide to help scatter CJ’s ashes around the world. The panel discussion that follows the film... Read More

WQPT Bringing Molly Of Denali To Iowa And Illinois Libraries This Week

July 11th, 2022
WQPT Bringing Molly Of Denali To Iowa And Illinois Libraries This Week

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT is bringing Molly of Denali to area libraries July 11 through 15. Molly of Denali is an animated children’s television series that airs on WQPT at 11:00 am Monday through Friday. The program was created by Dorothea Gillim and Kathy Waugh and produced by Atomic Cartoons and WGBH Kids for PBS Kids and CBC Kids. The series is the first American nationally distributed children’s show to feature an Alaska Native as the lead character. The series won a Peabody Award in the Children’s/Youth category in 2020. Molly will be appearing at the following libraries: Moline... Read More

WQPT, Illinois PBS, Debuting New Documentaries This Week

July 5th, 2022
WQPT, Illinois PBS, Debuting New Documentaries This Week

WQPT will air a number of documentaries by area filmmakers during July.  “One of the best parts of my job is working with filmmakers and finding documentaries that tell our area’s stories,” said Lora Adams, Director of Marketing and Local Content for the station. New to the lineup will be a film by Stephen Folker titled “Tragedy on Highway 74,” which tells the story of a Cedar County, Iowa business owner who was deputized to help track down robbers and lost his life. The film is scheduled for July 7 at 8:00 pm and will be followed by two short subject films by WQPT videographer Chris... Read More

Moline’s WQPT Welcomes Melissa Gravert To Fill Educational Outreach Position

June 13th, 2022
Moline's WQPT Welcomes Melissa Gravert To Fill Educational Outreach Position

WQPT is excited to welcome Melissa Gravert to fill our vital educational outreach position. Melissa will oversee our outreach initiative and activities, Summer of Possibilities library visits, First book Club, Ambassador program and community outreach. Ms.Gravert brings a wealth of experience to WQPT. She received her Master of Science Education in Elementary Education from Marshall University in West Virginia, and also has degrees from Western Illinois University and Scott Community College. Most recently she was a teacher and librarian at Washington Elementary in Moline. In 2012 she served as... Read More

Controversial Iowa Actress/Activist Jean Seberg Documentary to Have Broadcast Premiere on WQPT-PBS March 27

March 9th, 2022
Controversial Iowa Actress/Activist Jean Seberg Documentary to Have Broadcast Premiere on WQPT-PBS March 27

The award-winning documentary “Jean Seberg: Actress Activist Icon” will have its broadcast premiere on WQPT-Quad Cities PBS and screen one time on Sunday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The film was produced by Mid-America Emmy Award winners Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, and Regional Emmy-nominated filmmaker Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd. Selected from 18,000 aspiring actresses world-wide at age 17, Marshalltown, Iowa’s Jean Seberg made her acting debut in Otto Preminger’s 1957 Saint Joan and starred in Hollywood films Lilith with Warren Beatty, Paint Your Wagon with Clint Eastwood,... Read More

Illinois Public Television WQPT Now Live on DIRECTV STREAM

February 9th, 2022
Illinois Public Television WQPT Now Live on DIRECTV STREAM

WQPT announced today that it is now live streaming on DIRECTV STREAM. A dedicated live channel for WQPT is already available to all local DIRECTV STREAM customers, supplemented with additional PBS on-demand programming that will continue to expand PBS’s digital footprint and offer viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. “As viewer habits continue to evolve, PBS remains committed to making our award-winning, national and local content available to all Americans across as many platforms as possible. This partnership will allow PBS and our member stations to expand our digital footprint... Read More

WQPT Quad Cities PBS Enters New Era With New Boss, A Station Veteran

January 15th, 2022
WQPT Quad Cities PBS Enters New Era With New Boss, A Station Veteran

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! If you think the last two years have been crazy (thanks, Covid), the fine folks at WQPT-TV in Moline have endured an unusual past three years – simultaneously a thrilling joyride and a white-knuckled journey of adventure and challenge. The Quad Cities’ PBS station, which will mark 40 years in business in 2023, got a new general manager last month – who’s actually a... Read More

WQPT Debuts Havencrest Castle Documentary At Savanna Times Theater Monday

December 4th, 2021
WQPT Debuts Havencrest Castle Documentary At Savanna Times Theater Monday

The Savanna Times Theater in Savanna, Illinois is the site for a preview screening of WQPT’s newest documentary “Havencrest Castle: A Very Special Place.” The screening takes place on December 6 at 6:30 pm and is free to the public. “We are delighted to provide a sneak peek of our newest documentary to the citizens of Savanna,” said producer Lora Adams. “We also want to thank the folks at the Savanna Times Theater located at 222 W Main St, Savanna, IL for providing the location.” The film took much longer to complete due to Covid. “We interviewed Alan several years ago and had... Read More

WQPT General Manager Interviews Set

November 1st, 2021
WQPT General Manager Interviews Set

Two candidates will interview Monday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 8 for the general manager position at WQPT of the Quad Cities at Western Illinois University. Dawn Schmitt, interim general manager of WQPT, and Matt Franklin, vice president of Lakeshore Public Media, will interview Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, respectively. Open sessions for campus and community members will be held via Zoom for each candidate. Individuals interested in participating in the open session must register at bit.ly/SchmittCampusOpen (1:45 p.m. Nov. 1) and bit.ly/SchmittCommunityOpen (11:30 a.m. Nov. 1); and bit.ly/FranklinCampusOpen... Read More