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  • Celebrate with fireworks quietly, on television

    Celebrate America’s 243rd birthday with “A Capitol Fourth,” an Independence Day celebration for the entire family. “A Capitol Fourth”—America’s longest-running July 4 national broadcast — will air live July 4 on WGCU, Southwest Florida’s source for NPR and PBS. Uncle Jesse of “Full House” (John Stamos) will return as the host. And, the celebration will

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  • Testing, 123 …

    Did you know that WGCU Public Media… …broadcasts FIVE separate television channels? …broadcasts TWO separate radio channels? …provides a special RADIO READING SERVICE for the blind and print challenged? …produces two PODCASTS? …provides a portal to PBS and NPR PROGRAMS online? … and has a MOBILE APP that allows you to access it all? Yes,

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  • Meet Waldo!

    Who’s Waldo? We’re glad you asked. Waldo visited WGCU recently from his home at Beachwalk in North Naples and sat for a photo shoot. He’s 15 pounds of chicken jerky-loving, brown-eyed, brown-nosed, white curly fluffiness. He’s a poodle, and any pup from the ’doodle world is one of the pack in his eyes (no matter

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  • An homage to Mister Rogers

    He gave us the most precious gift of all: the courage to be kind. For more than 30  years, American children grew up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on PBS. Mr. Rogers offered a calm and stable presence, tackling life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct way. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” airing Saturday, Feb. 9

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  • Margaret, the Rebel Princess

    Elizabeth was queen, but their eyes were watching Margaret. How should a princess act? Fairy tales give us ideas. So does Disney. So do the younger women in Buckingham Palace, as real British princesses have for centuries. There’s certainly no definitive answer, but the question seemed to always surround Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret

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  • A bevy of Black History Month programs on PBS

    PBS has lined up a huge variety of shows about the black experience. Perspectives include the historical, contemporary, celebratory and contemplative. First in line is Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Black Americana on Monday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Here’s how the month stacks up: Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Freedom Tales on Tuesday,

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  • Nothing ‘fake’ about public media

    FROM WGCU GENERAL MANAGER RICK JOHNSON: “Americans are most likely to rate PBS News, The Associated Press (AP) and National Public Radio (NPR) as being ‘not biased at all’ or ‘not very biased.’ In contrast, they are most likely to rate Fox News (67%) and Breitbart News (57%) as ‘extremely biased’ or ‘very biased.’ Close

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