Thursdays @ 7PM

Longtime, award-winning Kansas journalist Larry Hatteberg brings his classic Hatteberg’s People series back to television in a new half-hour show on KPTS. Each week Hatteberg presents his classic stories about interesting and extraordinary Kansans and then updates us on where those people are now.

By becoming a member of KPTS-Channel 8 at the $40 level, you’ll receive a copy of Hatteberg's People, episode of your choice on DVD. Each additional DVD is $25. Contact Linda Miner at 316-838-3090 or

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Hatteberg's People Episode 408

A Wichita State professor devotes his life to restoring the prairie, and Larry visits a family-owned candy factory in Dexter where traditions runs deep.

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Hatteberg's People Episode 407

See a brand new story Larry just shot about a Kansas character straight out of the 1950s. Also, visit a museum full of amazing creations of art and engineering.


Hatteberg's People Episode 406

In this episode, a Wichita man is playing the odds and restoring old slot machines. You’ll see why selling them is a lot more lucrative than playing them.

Also, he was the last of his kind. The shoe shine man at the Sedgwick County courthouse was lamenting the changing times when Larry talked with him in 2005.

And, we make tracks to Wellington and visit a train museum that was the brainchild of P


Hatteberg's People Episode 405

An epic photo spread showcases the beauty and wonder of the Kansas Flint Hills. It’s work of the one of the world’s best nature photographers… Jim Richardson of Lindsborg.

Also, she was America’s most famous college graduate in 2007. All eyes were on Hays, Kansas as Nola Ochs entered the world record book. Learn what all the hullabaloo was all about.

Plus many more classic Hatteberg’s People storie


Hatteberg's People Episode 404

A Sedgwick County woman makes an historic discovery right in her own back yard! See what it is and find out what’s happened since she stumbled upon this amazing find!

Also, his art always had a message, and was out there for everybody to see! Long before people were posting political opinions on Facebook, M.T. Liggett was sharing his beliefs along the highway!

Plus many more great stories!


Hatteberg's People Episode 403

Meet a Wichita couple who made a lot of mistakes… and paid for it. Now they’re devoting their lives to steering young people away from those same bad decisions they made.

Also, Larry wasn’t too keen on getting up close with some slithering reptiles… but Henry Fitch was. He was one of the world’s foremost experts on copperhead snakes. Enjoy this story from 1984, plus many more!


Hatteberg's People Episode 402

In this episode, we feature the mini-documentary, “Banking on Art”. It’s a brand new Hatteberg’s People story that has never aired!

Plus, three bandits invaded his home, tied him up and stole his car. He seemed to take it all in stride, but Ira Mog had just been through a harrowing ordeal. Larry got the exclusive story.

Hatteberg's People episode 401

She barely survived the worst aviation disaster in Kansas history, and years later led the charge to build a memorial to the victims. Discover how this tragedy forever redefined life for Sonya House.

Also… Ray Braun came face to face with a cold-blooded killer. It was a memory that endured for decades. You’ll hear the details.

And… Bob Stanley from Augusta built his own little world from days gone


Hatteberg's People Episode 309

He’d been a Hollywood actor who’d appeared in tv classics such as “Gunsmoke” and “Father Knows Best.” But when Larry met him in 1990, he was living a quiet life in southeast Kansas. Learn about his interesting life and where he is now.

Plus, a Wichita man’s art went from repairing cars… to turning cars into spectacular art. Discover the inspiration that drove him to this metamorphosis.


Hatteberg's People Episode 308

In this episode… he rushed to the scene of one of the most infamous plane crashes in Kansas history, and it changed his life forever. Learn the dramatic story of the man who witnessed the tragic death of a sports icon.

Also, meet the man who’s life has been a kaleidoscope of color. From the hippy life of the sixties to the life of an expert flower artist, Galen Kalbach is a true Kansas original. L


Hatteberg's People Episode 307

In this episode… meet a Kansas rancher who finds a way to express his observations and frustrations through art and humor. He was one of the few agriculture cartoonists in the nation.

Plus, what do you like on your sandwich? A little mustard? A woman in hillsboro made more kinds of mustard than you could shake a stick at. Learn why it was so special.


Hatteberg's People Episode 306

In this episode… if it grew, he knew all about it. His gardening columns were legendary. Revered writer Frank Good talked about his life and career as the was planning to retire.

Plus, what do you do when your player piano breaks down? You take it to Henry Buresh in Caldwell… at least that’s what you used to do. You’ll meet the man behind the music and learn the personal reason behind his passion


Hatteberg's People Episode 305

In this episode… she is a master of both Chinese calligraphy and Kung Fu! Grace Wu Monnat shows us both her gentle side and another side you don’t want to tangle with.

Plus… Charlie Moore could fix your tire, and he could fix your soul. He could straighten out your wheel… then straighten out your life. This Kansan of the past has something to teach us here in the present.


Hatteberg's People Episode 304

In this episode… what really happened behind the scenes in the Reagan white house? A former Kansan had a front-row seat and his photographs are a window into history.

Also, from her dining room table to the world stage… a Kansan competed for the national Monopoly championship. Wait till you hear how she did!


Hatteberg's People Episode 303

Did you know the greatest mind of the 20th century was kept in a jar in Kansas for years? It’s the time Larry interviewed the man with Einstein’s brain!

Also, a St. John man was doing incredible things with a bow and arrow in 2011. His amazing feats got him international attention and million of online video views… then the unthinkable happened. Discover why the arrows suddenly


Hatteberg's People Episode 302

In this episode… she was the wife of a Wichita State basketball coach, reflecting on her husband’s firing. It was a dark period in Shocker history… and a dark period for Ann Cohen. But, she was sure there was a light at the end of tunnel.

Also… meet a man who was on a mission. Putting his faith into action by helping the homeless, and his efforts helped strengthen a well-known Wichita


Hatteberg's People Episode 301

In this episode, Dwane Wallace was one of the giants of aviation and one of the most prominent Wichitans of the 20th century… much loved and admired. But behind the scenes, his wife was sometimes overlooked. He was the aviation giant, she was just ‘Velma’. He built Cessna into one of the world’s biggest aircraft companies. His wife was always at his side, but often felt her life wasn’t