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Donations will help MPTV produce Season 4 of Around the Corner With John McGivern. Filming will start this summer and the shows will air from Jan – Apr of 2015.
Milwaukee Public Television
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
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Around the Corner with John McGivern

What it is    

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Have you ever been driving through a community that just looked interesting? Maybe it was the beautiful landscape. It might have been the interesting businesses that lined the main street or the historical buildings you saw. Somehow you just knew that you had to stop and check it out.

The Emmy-award winning Around the Corner with John McGivern is that type of television show. It pulls you in and introduces you to the wonderful communities that make Wisconsin what it is. Milwaukee native John McGivern, actor and writer, hosts the show and shares many of his delightful insights on home, family, and just being human. Writer/historian John Gurda, Milwaukee born and bred, joins the team providing historical perspectives on each community. Michael McGivern, and yes, he is John’s brother, adds a look at community sports and recreational activities.

Who we are 

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Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV), southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere non-commercial media organization, is very proud of its Emmy-award winning program. MPTV considers bringing viewer visibility to Wisconsin communities to be a big part of its mission. It is important for its viewers to know why Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, and play. Unlike commercial stations, much of MPTV’s funding is provided by underwriters and viewer donations. 

Why we need your help 

Around the Corner with John McGivern is not your usual locally-produced public television show. The ability to visit communities and spend some time there increases production costs. Now in its third season, MPTV wants to continue bringing Around the Corner with John McGivern to our viewers but we need a little assistance.

Milwaukee Public Television is a viewer supported service with friends and members throughout our viewing area providing the financial support for shows like Around the Corner With John McGivern.You have an opportunity to help us continue to bring you this special program. Your donation can make season four our best year yet. Please help us continue what is quickly becoming a Wisconsin tradition by supporting this fun, creative, and thoroughly enjoyable show.

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Any contribution over $75 will include one year - MPTV Membership.

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  • $10USD
    A Shout out

    Shout out on MPTV Facebook or website

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  • $25USD
    Large T-Shirt

    In addition to the shout out, the $25 level includes an “Around the Corner With John McGivern large T-Shirt.

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  • $25USD
    Extra large T-Shirt

    n addition to the shout out, the $25 level includes an “Around the Corner With John McGivern Extra large T-Shirt.

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  • $50USD
    John McGivern Bobblehead

    In addition to a shout out, you will receive a John McGivern bobblehead

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  • $50USD
    John Gurda Bobblehead

    In addition to a shout out, you will receive a John Gurda bobblehead

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  • $75USD
    Gift box of 4 cooking spices

    In addition to a shout you, you will receive a gift box of 4 cooking spices, specially created for the Around the Corner With John McvGivern communities

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  • $150USD
    Season 2 Box set - PLUS

    Around the Corner With John McGivern T-Shirt, bobblehead and Season 2 Box set

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  • $150USD
    Season 3 Box set - PLUS

    Around the Corner With John McGivern T-Shirt, bobblehead and Season 3 box set

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  • $250USD
    Season 4 Box set - PLUS

    In addition to all the gifts at the $150 level, you will receive a Season 4 Box set when it is available in April 2015

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  • $500USD
    Season 1, 2, 3, 4 Box set

    You will receive all the gifts at the $150 level plus seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 Box sets when Sesaon 4 is available after April 2015

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  • $1,000USD
    Tag along party - PLUS

    Around the Corner With John McGivern T-Shirts (4) plus Around the Corner With John McGivern Tag along party for 4 during a film shoot for Season 4. The tag along party includes lunch with the crew and Mr. McGivern

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    Underwriting Credit

    Underwriting Credit for Season 4 of Around the Corner With John McGivern

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