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2020 News Releases


MPT and PNC Foundation collaborate to offer free learning resources to support early childhood education and well-being during the pandemic

MPT to premiere short film Deserted on December 21

MPT’s Direct Connection looks at ways to stay safe during COVID-19 spike

MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest tackles COVID-19 during special December 15 episode

MEDIA ADVISORY: Historically Black colleges and universities focus of MPT’s State Circle

MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Washington counties during December 8 episode

MPT’s Steven Schupak honored for broadcast industry contributions

MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Kent counties during December 1 episode

SPENT: The Hidden Cost of Dementia airs on MPT November 21

MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits Carroll, Cecil, Queen Anne’s, and Washington counties during November 17 episode

New season of MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest premieres November 10

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Public Television to air Baltimore mayoral debate October 27

Special edition of MPT’s Direct Connection focuses on 2020 election

MLK Speaks: A Conversation with America three-hour special airs October 26 on MPT and WEAA-FM

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland General Assembly’s first Black Republican women is guest on Friday’s State Circle

MPT to air Baker Artist Awards Special on October 9

Documentaries from independent filmmakers among MPT’s September schedule highlights

MPT’s annual Ways to Pay for College provides valuable strategies and tips for financing college education

MotorWeek: 40 years of steering you in the right direction

Maryland Public Television earns eight Emmy® Awards in regional competition

Governor appoints Richard J. Bodorff, Dr. Debra A. Bright, and Beth E. Suarez to Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission

Rhea Feikin and Beth Suarez join MPT Foundation Board of Directors

SPECIAL MPT PROGRAMMING NOTICE: The Kalb Report livestream on July 27 to feature filmmaker Ken Burns

MPT to present A Conversation: Race and Policing on July 20

MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest tackles COVID-19’s impacts on Maryland agriculture and farmers during special June 16 episode

Maryland Public Television earns 17 Emmy® Award nominations in annual regional competition

Rhea: A Life in Television airs May 18 on MPT

MEDIA ADVISORY: Special edition of MPT’s MotorWeek takes viewers on Western Maryland road trip

May 1 is rescan day for Maryland Public Television’s Hagerstown transmitter

MEDIA ADVISORY: Special edition of MotorWeek takes viewers on a Maryland road trip

MPT presents 16th annual Chesapeake Bay Week® April 19 - 25

At-Home Learning initiative launches April 6 in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia, offering special schedule of public TV programs and online resources

Vera Turner joins Maryland Public Television as managing director of membership

MEDIA ADVISORY: MPT’s Direct Connection program on March 9 to focus on coronavirus

New documentary Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story comes to MPT on March 23

MPT Digital Studios’ web-exclusive series A Maryland Mystery Lady chronicles surprising discovery made in Prince George’s County

March 13 is Rescan Day for Maryland Public Television’s Owings Mills transmitter

Travis Mitchell joins Maryland Public Television as senior vice president and chief content officer

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland State of the State Address coverage on Maryland Public Television

Richard Bodorff, Paul G. Ullmann, and Eleanor K. Wang join MPT Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

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