Visionaries. Welcome here.
I’m so thrilled to say this is my last communication with you as interim President of PBS12. Not because I haven’t loved every minute of it, but because I’m so incredibly excited about our incoming President. Kristen Blessman has a long and storied history with non-profit organizations, and particularly in Colorado. She is a champion of growth, a visionary, and has a passion for our mission. She is a dedicated leader, with an outgoing, enthusiastic nature and an eye to the future. She is incredibly well known in our state and is tremendously respected by all who have had the great experience of interacting with her. I know you are in excellent hands, and I’m so delighted we were able to bring her on board.
Keep watching as we continue to bring you first rate content dedicated to you, our viewing family. I look forward to the future and all the amazing programming we will continue to offer you. Here are just a few highlights of what’s happening on PBS12 in October.
World’s Greatest Cemeteries – The world’s greatest cemeteries hold more than mortal remains. They are also monuments to landscape, design, horticulture and history. Join Host Roberto Mighty as he tours these beautiful outdoor museums with cultural experts, historians, authors and actors. Together, they share inspiring stories about diverse historical figures who helped make our world what it is today. Six episodes start on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning October 5.
Sounds on 29th + Saturday night music is back with all-new episodes – On October 2, starting at 7 p.m., PBS12 sets the musical stage with a new lineup of national and local music programs including all new episodes of Austin City Limits, now starting its 47th season, and two local, original programs: Sounds on 29th, celebrating its 10th season and Head Room Sessions, now in its 3rd season. Saturday music nights are a PBS12 signature go-to for fans of national and local musicians in genres that range from rock to country to R&B to alternative to pop.
Both Sides of the Story – Starting on October 1 at 7:30 p.m., PBS12 will premiere season seven of our original student debate tournament, Both Sides of the Story. Kicking off a 12-episode format, the tournament provides a consolation bracket that gives each of the eight students from eight metro Denver-area schools three debate opportunities over the course of the season. A new twist to the competition will be debate themes including environmental issues facing Colorado and the world.
Enjoy the fall and sincere thanks for allowing me to guide this incredible organization for a few months. It’s been my honor and privilege to do so.
Interim President and Vice Chair, PBS12 Board of Directors