Events

WPT Events

Connect with Wisconsin Public Televison at one of these upcoming events.

Tuesday, April 7
Join Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs for a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam."

American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam reveals the story of the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled.

The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With a communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese.

With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.

Through firsthand interviews with the people who were there and rare archival footage being seen, in some cases, for the first time, Last Days in Vietnam reveals the heartache and heroism of the war's final moments.

American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam will premiere on Wisconsin Public Television at 8 p.m. on April 28. Watch the preview online, or join us earlier for a free screening:

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7
Union South Marquee Theater
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1308 West Dayton Street
Madison

Tuesday, April 7
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to see the all-new Wisconsin Public Television documentary, "Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Oshkosh," before its statewide broadcast premiere.
Wednesday, April 15 - Tuesday, April 21
Discover the best of San Francisco and savor the delights of California’s renowned wine country.
Monday, April 6 - Monday, June 1
Join us to discuss the lasting impact Vel Phillips made on civil rights in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Engage in conversations about equity in the 21st century at these upcoming events.
Watch Bid Win!
Wednesday, May 27 - Sunday, May 31
Join Wisconsin Public Television for a live, televised auction and bid on an exciting array of goods and services from local individuals and businesses.
Bring the Kids!
Friday, Aug. 7
Thanks for joining us during this year's PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day! We hope to see you on August 7, 2015 from 10am – Noon! Get Up and Go! Day highlights ways Wisconsin families can be active, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy!
Thursday, Sept. 10 - Saturday, Sept. 12
Thanks for joining us for this year's Quilt Expo! Join us next year and be part of the ultimate quilting adventure in Madison!
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Wednesday, Oct. 21
Discover the hidden treasures of the charming Tuscan countryside, visit Portofino and explore the colorful villages of the Cinque Terre.