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November 23, 2020: Kansas City PBS Wins Four Regional EMMY® Awards

November 5, 2020: New Series Keeps KC Arts Group Center Stage

October 26, 2020: New ‘Stopped’ Series Explores Widespread Racial Bias in Traffic Stop Data

October 23, 2020: Kansas City PBS Earns 10 Regional EMMY® Nominations

October 8, 2020: Kansas City PBS to Host “Virtual Week of Kindness” for Kids

October 5, 2020: KCPBS to Livestream & Air Debates with District Attorney Candidates

September 24, 2020: Kansas City PBS Expands Access with Broadcast Livestream

August 25, 2020:Kansas City PBS to Premiere Charlie "Bird" Parker Documentary

July 21, 2020: KCPT is Now Kansas City PBS

June 26, 2020: Kansas City PBS Removes Ruckus from Program Schedule

June 4, 2020: KCPT Adjusts Schedule to Continue the Conversation on Racial Justice in America

April 29, 2020: KCPT to Air Documentary on Famed Midwestern Muralist Eric Bransby

April 8, 2020: KCPT Shifts Daytime Programming to Support Kansas City Students

February 3, 2020: KCPT Announces Annual PBS Kids Writers Contest

January 28, 2020: Kansas City PBS Earns 2 NETA Awards


December 17: Kansas City PBS Now Live on YouTube TV

December 2: Kansas City PBS Awarded Grant to Expand News Coverage

October 7: And the Emmy® Goes To … KCPT!

August 30: Kansas City PBS Earns 11 Regional EMMY® Nominations

August 30: Kansas City PBS presents a new, local food series The Block airing on KCPT Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

July 26: Kansas City PBS Announces Chris Lester Will Become New Managing Editor

July 11: “Art in the Air” Announcement

April 23: Kansas City PBS receives 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Multimedia and News Documentary

March 25: A Co-Production of FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour THE MUELLER REPORT TONIGHT, MARCH 25, 2019 at 7 p.m.

February 21: Kansas City PBS earns gold and silver at this year’s AMPS awards

February 6: KCPT’s Community Engagement Work Earns 2 NETA Awards


October 22: Kansas City PBS Announces New Managing Editor, Digital

October 11: KCPT’s Kliff Kuehl Re-elected to national PBS Board

October 10: Kansas City PBS hires new community reporter

October 4: Kansas City PBS and Libraries of Greater Kansas City receive Award of Merit

August 31: Kansas City PBS Appoints Carla McCabe as COO

August 17: Kansas City PBS Earns 14 Regional EMMY® Nominations

July 26: 90.9 The Bridge dials up growth with addition of Kansas City radio veteran

June 20: Kansas City PBS earns gold at this year’s AMPS awards

April 25: KCPT’s Digital Magazine, Flatland, receives 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its website

February 28: CPB Awards $199,000 to KCPT for American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative Public Media Initiative to Advance Education and Career Readiness

February 1: Show Me: Season 3 of Flatland's video series, Wednesdays on



October 23: KCPT and Flatland launch video series, Artconomy: The Cost of the Arts in Kansas City

September 11: And the Emmy® Goes To … KCPT!

August 24, 2017: Kansas City PBS, University of North Carolina Television and WNET in New York City receive grant to engage families and service providers around Sesame Street resources

August 21, 2017: Kansas City PBS announces an evening with award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

August 18: Kansas City PBS among six winners of a grant from Center for Cooperative Media

July 31: KCPT Earns 11 Regional EMMY® Nominations

June 1: 90.9 The Bridge Announces “The Summer Series” afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m

March 16: Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger on Proposed Cuts to Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

March 2: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) presented Champion of Public 

March 2: An Eye for an Eye: Re-evaluating the death penalty 7:30 pm Friday, March 3

March 2: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation awards KCPT, Kansas City PBS a $399,700 grant to take an in-depth look at education in Kansas City

Feb. 7: KCPT’s Mike McGraw’s investigative work inspires next episode of national podcast, “Reveal"

Jan. 30: Jonathan Bender Joins KCPT as Food Content Editor

Jan. 30: PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming

Jan. 20: Put on Your Bloomers and Hoopskirt, It’s Time to Celebrate the Second Season of the PBS Civil War Drama Mercy Street!

Jan. 4: KCPT to Launch Free Localized 24/7 Multiplatform PBS KIDS Services



Oct. 5: And the Emmy® Goes To ... KCPT!

Aug. 25: Mixtapes and Mixology: New Weekly Podcast from KCPT's Flatland and 90.9 The Bridge

Aug. 10: KCPT Earns 12 Regional EMMY® Nominations

May 27: KCPT collects veterans’ music to tell stories of service

March 30: KCPT to Air Ken Burns's “Jackie Robinson” on April 11 and 12, 2016

March 29: SciTech Now Returns with New Season

March 28: Flatland, KCPT’s Digital Magazine, and Recommended Daily Announce New Partnership

March 16: KCPT Launches Multi-Platform Project on the Topic of Religion, Faith and Spirituality

Feb. 23: KCPT to Launch Free Localized 24/7 Multiplatform PBS KIDS Services

Feb. 10: KCPT Announces Annual PBS Kids Writers Contest

Feb. 8: KCPT Marks Its Transformation Beyond Just Public Television

Jan. 21: KCPT Announces Two $1 Million Gifts from Cummings Family Foundation and an Anonymous Donor

Jan. 21: New KCPT Documentary Tackles Tough Issues on Violent Crime East of Troost

Jan. 15: KCPT, The Living Room Theater & the Center for Investigative Reporting Present StoryWorks KC: Justice in the Embers

Jan. 14: KCPT Brings Together the Community for a Citizen Summit on Crime



Nov. 10: KCPT launches Beyond Belief: Kansas City’s Mosaic of Faith and Spirit

Nov. 9: KC Journalism and Theater Converge in KCPT Exploration of South KC Explosion

Nov. 9: Kansas City Military Veterans and Family Members Perform their Stories of Service in “Telling: Kansas City”

Oct. 29: PBS Announces Results of Board Elections KCPT’s Kliff Kuehl Elected to National PBS Board

Oct. 5: And the Emmy® Goes To ... KCPT!

Oct. 1: Storytelling With Great Legs: Flatland Relaunches as KCPT’s First Digital Magazine

Sept. 1: Explore The Missourian Behind The Mouse: Walt Disney

Sept. 28: KCPT Announces Digital Interactive Series Around the Subject of “The American Dream”

Sept. 22: Join us! The Bridge's Bands & Brews

May 27: KCPT Announces 2015 Kids Writers Contest Winners

May 13: Launching Today, Vuhaus Site & App Brings Music Fans the Best Live, In-Studio Performances from Nation's Most Influential Public Radio Stations

May 4: KCPT announces the receipt of the Edward R. Murrow Regional award for Flatland

April 21: KCPT Appoints Carla McCabe as New Vice President of Digital & Multimedia

March 16: KCPT presents new multimedia series “The Learning Curve”

Feb. 24: Show Me: KCPT’s new digital series premieres online March 2, 2015

Feb. 10; Join KCPT and Mayor Sly James for Your Fellow Americans screening and panel discussion




Dec. 16; KCPT tackles the taboo subject of dying

Dec. 9: The Bridge Announces new Local Music program “Eight One Sixty” for January 2015

Dec. 8: KCPT Appoints Ted Place as New Chief Development Officer

Oct. 16: KCPT partners with Brainroot Light & Sound to launch new documentary series, Your Fellow Americans, October 20 on

Sept. 29: And the Emmy® Goes To ... KCPT!

Sept. 25: KCPT to Air Tossed Out in Conjunction with NET News/Harvest Public Media Friday, September 26 at 8:00 pm

Sept. 23: Lost Minds: KC's Mental Health Crisis Airs Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8pm

Sept. 22: KCPT Is Pleased to Announce Mayor Sly James Has Been Honored as an American Graduate Champion

Sept. 22: New Arts and Culture Series, ARTS UPLOAD, Premiers on KCPT Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm

Sept. 3: KCPT Announces New Vice President of News

July 31: KCPT Earns 11 Regional Emmy Nominations

July 10: Mike McGraw Joins KCPT’s Hale Center for Journalism to Lead Investigative News Efforts

June 4: 90.9 The Bridge Announces Sporting KC as a Principal Partner

May 15: Public Media Stations Announce Plans for New Music Discovery Video Platform

May 8: KCPT’s The Local Show and Ruckus to Take Summer Hiatus for Redevelopment

May 2: KCPT Appoints Shane Guiter as Chief Operating Officer

March 25: Antiques Roadshow: Kansas City Monday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. & Behind The Scenes — Antiques Roadshow: Kansas City KCPT’s The Local Show Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 17: Slice of Life Brings Together an Overlooked Piece of Regional History and the Power of Small Town Ingenuity and Perseverance

Jan. 27: KCPT's The Local Show presents Birthing Pains , an Hour-Long Live Special that Tracks a $5 Billion Industry that Is Pushing the Frontiers of Medicine, Infertility



Aug. 7: KCPT Earns Four Regional Emmy Nominations

Aug. 7: Shots Fired: KCPT Takes Aim @ Gun Violence

July 24: The Future of KCI: A Kansas City Week in Review Special

April 19: Intention to Transfer Ownership of UCM’s KTBG to Public Broadcaster KCPT Announced Today



Dec. 6: Congratulations Joyce DiDonato and Kansas City Symphony

Nov. 13: KCPT Putting a Local Spin on a National Initiative Makers: Women Who Make America

Nov. 2: Imagine KC Takes a Look Back

Oct. 4: PBS Statement Regarding October 3 Presidential Debate

Sept. 24: KCPT Is Proud to Announce that Our Team Won Two EMMY Awards

Sept. 11: What's Next for Healthcare Reform?

Aug. 29: KCPT Presents Art Tasting with Julián — A New Series

Aug. 23: KCPT Presents A Day With P. Allen Smith , Designer, Gardening, and Lifestyle Expert September 8, 2012

Aug. 21: KCPT Will Film and Air the Sold-Out TedxKC Event at Kauffman Center

Aug. 14: KCPT Presents Community Cinema from September – June Every Second Saturday of the Month at the Tivoli Theatre

Aug. 1: KCPT 2012 Nominations Playlist

Aug. 1: KCPT Earns Nine Regional Emmy Nominations

July 21: KCPT to Air Special Edition of The Local Show “Mental Health Awareness”

July 13: Homeland: Immigration in America

July 3: KCPT Produces Performance/Documentary Featuring Grammy-Award Winner Joyce DiDonato and the Kansas City Symphony as Part of the National PBS Arts Summer Festival July 20

May 24: Imagine KC

May 9: PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger Speaks at KC Chamber’s Insight Kansas City Meeting

May 1: Putting Down Roots: Roxy Paine’s Ferment

April 20: KCPT’s Kliff Kuehl recognized as one of KC Magazine’s 100 Kansas Citians

April 4: KCPT partners with the Mid-America Regional Council and the Downtown Council to Present The Option of Urbanism: Christopher B. Leinberger Proposes a New American Dream

Feb. 15 :Clinton: American Experience

Feb. 15: In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues

Feb. 1: Not in Out Town: Class Actions Students Working Together to Confront Hate and Bullying

Jan. 18: Are you starved for more Check, Please! KC?

Jan. 11: PBS Announces Secrets of the Manor House

Jan. 4: PBS and KCPT Arts Summer Festival 2012 Kicks Off June 29



Oct. 22: And the Emmy® Goes To ... KCPT!

Oct. 19: performARTS Series Launches on KCPT’s The Local Show November 10, 2011 at 7:30pm and in KC Studio November/December Issue

Oct. 11: Imagine KC explores efforts to protect natural resources

Sept. 27: Special Concert Event to be Filmed Live at Kauffman Center for National Television Broadcast

Sept. 27: Generation XL : Eating Healthy on ANY Budget

Sept. 15: Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness

Sept. 7: Raise the Roof: A Sneak Peek at KC’s Kauffman Center

July 21: Innovation in Community Exploration is what KCPT is all about!

July 12: KCPT Expands Series Generation XL with a New Episode “Making the Grade with Physical Education”

June 28: Imagine KC: Building Healthy, Local Food Systems

June 20: KCPT Named Winner in Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards

May 11: American Experience Presents Freedom Riders

March 18: Imagine KC Explores What Makes a Vibrant Community

March 10: Statement by Patrick Butler, President and CEO of the Association of Public Television Stations, and President of the Public Media Association

March 9: Who Should Be Mayor?

March 2: You Have A Friend in KCPT

Feb. 22: Roxy Paine/“Ferment” Story on The Local Show



Feb. 1: KCPT Celebrates Black History Month