New Jerry Apps Wisconsin Public Television Program Invites Viewers on a Walk Through the State’s Seasons

November 19, 2015

Nov. 19, 2015

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Erik Ernst, WPT promotion manager, erik.ernst@wpt.org
Attached photo of Jerry Apps: Photo Credit, James Gill.

New Jerry Apps Wisconsin Public Television Program Invites Viewers on a Walk Through the State’s Seasons 

The Land With Jerry Apps Premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 on WPT

"Learn to look in the shadows, and listen for the whispers, because the extent to which you do that is the extent to which you will know nature, and know it deeply." -Jerry Apps, The Land With JerryApps

This December, celebrated Wisconsin author and historian Jerry Apps returns to Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) for an all-new special, The Land With Jerry Apps.

The Land With Jerry Apps premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 on WPT. Encore presentations will be broadcast 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. The full program is also available to watch online now: http://video.wpt.org/video/2365600489/

In the new special, viewers will join Apps at his central Wisconsin farm for a walk through theseasons with his grandsons, as he passes along lessons that can be gleaned from listening to The Land. With a wit and wisdom inherited from hisfather as they worked the land together, Apps recalls stories that unite the generations by informing a shared appreciation for the world around us.

A companion to Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir, Apps' new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, The Land follows two popular WPT productions, Jerry Apps: A Farm Story and A Farm Winter With Jerry Apps

Funding for The Land With Jerry Apps is provided in part by Holiday Vacations, Ron & Colleen Weyer, the Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, Carol Gainer, the Wisconsin History Fund (Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV,Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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