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Free Day at the Mid-America All-Indian Center Promotes New Show on KPTS

WICHITA, Kan. – KPTS - Channel 8 and the Mid-America All-Indian Center have teamed up to put on the Native America Celebration Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 6, 2018 at the Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, Kan. This event will educate people of all ages about Native Americans, and help promote the release of a new four-part documentary on KPTS, Native America, which explores the history of indigenous peoples in North and South America.
Native America Celebration Day activities include FREE admission to the Indian Center, a Trail of Tears Memorial Walk; a FREE traditional meal (noon to 1 p.m. while supplies last); and a dance exhibition. Guests are invited to participate in education stations, talks by Native American groups, and other activities at the Center. The celebration day is open to visitors of all ages. The Wounded Knee Survivors Run group will also speak at the event, beginning at 1 p.m. The group is a Lakota organization that commemorates the loss of Lakota life at the Wounded Knee Massacre with an annual run on the anniversary of this tragedy. The group will be speaking about the challenges of living on a reservation vs. living in an urban environment.

Native America Screening -- The Mid-American All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, Kan., will host a screening of the first episode of Native America, on Thursday, Oct. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Native America on KPTS – This program will air at 8 p.m., Tuesdays on KPTS on Oct. 23, Oct. 30, and Nov. 13. Each show will cover various aspects of the history and culture of indigenous peoples from Canada to Peru. Learn about the massive civilizations that rose and fell over millennia; the connection between Native cultures and nature; how ancient builders aligned their structures with the cosmos; and how the arrival of Europeans changed the identities of indigenous tribes.

KPTS and Libraries Host Poldark Screenings

Ross Poldark rides again! The new season of Poldark on MASTERPIECE will premiere on KPTS - Channel 8 on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Can’t wait until then? Join us, and other Poldark super fans, at an advance screening.

The Wichita Poldark Screening will be held, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St., Wichita, Kan. Cookies by Reverie Roasters, drinks may be purchased from Reverie Café at The Library before the show.

The Hutchinson Poldark Screening will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., at the Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main St., Hutchinson, Kan. Popcorn, water and tea will be provided by the library.

At both events, Poldark fans may take selfies with a cutout of Ross Poldark, and enter to win season 1-3 of Poldark on DVD. No R.S.V.P. is required for this event.
You’re invited to a special screening of The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? at your local library. This is a special event for all Daniel Tiger fans!
In this movie, Daniel and his community welcome new friends to Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. Daniel Tiger books are available for check out at your local library.
You can always watch Daniel Tiger on KPTS-Channel 8 weekdays at 8:30 a.m. or weekends at 6:30 a.m. Play games, read stories, watch videos, color or learn about Daniel Tiger Apps at
Here are the dates and times the movie is playing. Look for a library in your area:

Sept. 11 – 10 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Medicine Lodge Library, 201 N. Main, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

Sept. 11 – 1 p.m.
Cunningham Public Library, 105 N. Main, Cunningham, KS 67035

Sept. 12 – 10:30 a.m.
Newton Public Library, 720 North Oak, Newton, KS 67114

Sept. 12 – 3:30 p.m.
Douglass Public Library, 319 S. Forrest, Douglass, KS 67039
Sept. 15 – 10:30 a.m.
Belle Plaine Public Library, 222 W. 5th St., Belle Plaine, KS 67013

Sept. 17 – 1:30 p.m.
Goddard Public Library, 201 N. Main St., Goddard, KS 67052

Sept. 18 – 10:15 a.m.
Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. Second St., Wichita, KS 67203

Sept. 18 – 6:30 p.m.
Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501

Sept. 19 – 10:30 a.m.
anopolis Public Library, 221 N. Kansas, Kanopolis, KS 67454

Sept. 20 – 10 a.m.
Oxford Public Library, 115 S. Sumner St., Oxford, KS 67119

Sept. 20 – 10:30 a.m.
Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross, Clearwater, KS 67026

Sept. 21 – 10 a.m.
Wellington Public Library, 121 W. 7th St., Wellington, KS 67152

Sept. 21 – 10:30 a.m.
Whitewater Memorial Library, 118 East Topeka, Whitewater, KS 67154
Sept. 22 – 10 a.m.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., Great Bend, KS 67530

Sept. 22 – 10 a.m.
Hillsboro Public Library, 120 Grand Ave., Hillsboro, KS 67063

Sept. 26 – 12:30 p.m.
Caldwell Public Library, 120 S. Main St., Caldwell, KS 67022

Sept. 27 – 10 a.m.
Bradford Memorial Library, 611 S. Washington, El Dorado, KS 67042

Sept. 28 – 2 p.m.
Pratt Public Library, 401 S. Jackson St., Pratt, KS 67124

Sept. 29 – 10 a.m.
Haven Public Library, 121 N. Kansas, Haven, KS 67543

Sept. 29 – 10 a.m.
Rose Hill Public Library, 306 N. Rose Hill Rd., Rose Hill, KS 67133

Sept. 29 – 10:15 a.m.
Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401

Oct. 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Moundridge Public Library, 220 S. Christian, Moundridge, KS 67107


WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Eagle and KPTS - Channel 8 have teamed up to host the – KPTS - Channel 8 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate ahead of the Aug. 7, primary election.

Journalists Pilar Pedraza and Kirk Seminoff, and Russell Fox, professor of political science at Friends University, will question the five candidates on a wide range of issues in a prerecorded, unrestricted debate. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. on July 17 on The Wichita Eagle’s Facebook page. The debate will air on KPTS-Channel 8 at 8 p.m., July 19.

Democratic candidates scheduled to participate include Arden Anderson, Jack Bergeson, Carl Brewer, Laura Kelly and Josh Svaty.

The debate will be hosted by former news anchor Susan Peters.

July 10, 2018

The Wichita Eagle and KPTS - Channel 8 Team Up to Host Democratic Gubernatorial Debate


The Democratic Gubernatorial Debate - Kansas 2018

Presented by and KPTS Channel 8. Five Democratic candidates for Governor of Kansas in 2018 address topics that matter to voters. Moderated by Susan Peters.

Jan. 17, 2018



Families inVITED to ScreeningS aT libRARIES
Produced by WGBH Boston and Based on the Best-Selling Books, New Multiplatform Media Property Encourages Kids to Explore the Creative Arts and Self-expression

Wichita, Kan., 1-17-18 On Monday, February 19 at 8 a.m. on KPTS – Channel 8, PBS KIDS will premiere PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC (watch a sneak peek here), a new animated series that will encourage children to explore the arts and spark creativity. Produced by WGBH Boston and based on the best-selling HarperCollins Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, this new multiplatform media property will be available nationwide by PBS. PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is designed for pre-school children ages 3-5. It encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter. Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks. She is an artist at heart—and, like most creative people, she sees the world differently from others. She knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to express herself—though she sometimes needs help from her brother, Peter, and her neighborhood friends.

“KPTS-Channel 8 is excited to offer families throughout South Central Kansas a new series that focuses on the arts,” said Victor Hogstrom, President & CEO, KPTS. “Through PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, we hope to encourage Kansas kids to follow their passions and express themselves creatively, while building important skills and having fun.”

KPTS is pleased to partner with nine libraries in South Central Kansas to offer PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC screenings. The screenings will feature episodes of the new series and other fun, pinkalicious activities for pre-school-aged kids and their families.

Participating Libraries:

Arkansas City Public Library
Burford Theatre
114 S. Summit
Arkansas City, Kan. 67005
Pinkalicious Screening: Jan. 27, 2 the Burford Theater
Contact: Mendy Pfannenstiel
(620) 442-1280

McPherson Public Library
214 West Marlin
McPherson, Kan.
Pinkalicious Screening: Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
Contact: Jennifer McCulley, 620-245-2570

Augusta Public Library
1609 State St.
Augusta, Kan. 67010
Pinkalicious Screening: Monday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m., Community Room

Contact Kristie Sojka, (316) 775-2681

Derby Public Library
1600 E. Walnut Grove
Derby, Kan. 67037
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
Contact: Carri Fry, 316-788-0760

Wichita Public Library – Central Branch
223 S. Main
Wichita, Kan. 67202
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m., Auditorium

Contact: Erin Howerton, 316-261-8512

Wichita Public Library – Rockwell Branch
5939 E. 9th Street
Wichita, Kan. 67208
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.

Contact: Helen Rigdon, 316-688-9361

Wichita Public Library – Westlink Branch
8515 Bekemeyer
Wichita, Kan. 67212
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.
Contact: Eva Caudill, 316-337-9456

Bradford Memorial Library
611 S. Washington
El Dorado, Kan. 67042
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 15 at 10 a.m., Clymer Room
Contact: Mica Hunter, 316-321-3363

Andover Public Library
1511 E. Central Ave.
Andover, Kan. 67002
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.

Contact: Jenn Clark, (316) 558-3500

Hutchinson Public Library
901 N. Main St.
Hutchinson, Kan. 67501
Pinkalicious Screening: Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Amy Johnson, (620) 663-5441