Twin Cities Public Television to rebroadcast St. Thomas programs

Twin Cities Public Television this summer will rebroadcast four programs that originated at the University of St. Thomas.

"News and Audience Responsibilities," covering St. Thomas’ March 30 Whalen Symposium, "Whose News? Audience Responsibilities in a Digital World," airs on TPT’s statewide digital Minnesota Channel (tptMN) at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9; 2 and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10; 8 p.m. Sunday, July 12; and 2 and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, July 13.

The program also will air on another of TPT’s new digital channels, tptLIFE, at noon Sunday, July 19.

The  symposium featured a UST student documentary, "Beyond TV: Your News in a Digital World," and discussion about today’s digital news environment moderated by TPT’s Mary Lahammer, host of "Almanac: At the Capitol," with former St. Paul Mayor George Latimer, WCCO-TV News Director Scott Libin, and St. Thomas communication and journalism professor Dr. Wendy Wyatt.

TPT also will rebroadcast "Robert Pastor’s Views on NAFTA" on tptMN at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, and 4 and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.  Pastor, director of the Center for North American Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., was the inaugural lecturer in St. Thomas’ Donald B. Regan Distinguished Lecture Series. The program originated from Pastor’s April 24, 2008, speech on the "North American Idea".

"DePalma on North America as a Nation," a rebroadcast of the second Donald B. Regan Distinguished Lecture last April 23 by award-winning New York Times journalist and author Anthony DePalma, will air on tptMN at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 19, and 3 and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, July 20. The program also will air on tptLIFE at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 26.

TPT will rebroadcast "Interfaith Bridges to Holy Land Peace," a forum held at the University of St. Thomas last December. It will air at 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, and 2 and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, also on tptMN.

The forum was sponsored by the UST President’s Office, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center and by the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a partnership of St. Thomas and St. John’s University in Collegeville.

To watch TPT’s new digital channels, viewers need a digital TV or conversion box or a digital cable subscription.