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WOSU hits Capitol Hill as Sequestration hits all Public Media

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WOSU's Tom Rieland and Friends Board President Dale Heydlauff were on Capitol Hill last week to advocate for federal support of public media. They were joined on the Hill by about 50 other public station leaders from across the country.
1, 2013

I would just as soon we never had to learn the meaning of this new word in our vocabulary: Sequestration. But there it is, this unlucky 13 letter word that is dominating the news and impacts the fiscal health of all federally funded organizations including all of public broadcasting.  At WOSU Public Media, we receive [...]

Downton Abbey – The Top PBS Drama of All Time

Photo from the WOSU Downton Abbey High Tea event at the Westin/Southern Theatre.
4, 2013

PBS and WGBH announced today that “Downton Abbey, Season 3” on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC rated second only to the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

WOSU partners with Godman Guild to assist Weinland Park students

Students at Weinland Park Elementary access PBS Kids games on the latest tablet technology as part of an after school project developed by WOSU and Godman Guild.
28, 2013

WOSU is working with the Godman Guild to provide access and training to the latest technology and educational games as part of the after school experience in one of Columbus’ poorest areas.

Downton Abbey Viewership Exceeds Expectations

WOSU hosted a High Tea and Premiere of the first hour of Downton Abbey season three at the historic Southern Theatre in Columbus to a packed house.
11, 2013

There were over 7.9 million viewers for the premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS stations across the country including WOSU. Good luck, impersonators.  They are lining up at the commercial networks to try to take advantage of the Downton Abbey buzz by doing what they usually do, producing a dumbed down version with commercials every [...]

The Nine Worst Things About Being Over 50

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Go to www.nextavenue.org for excellent information about living life over 50!
January 10, 2013

Ok, perhaps there is more than nine!  I spied this piece while reviewing our web portal NEXT AVENUE – a new offering by WOSU and an umbrella source of news and information for anyone beyond 50.  So as you read these nine, they begin to sound that those of us over 50 are on a [...]

Join WOSU for HIGH TEA and celebrate Downton Abbey

13, 2012

Seating is limited for this opportunity to enjoy a premiere screening of Downton Abbey season 3 and a special HIGH TEA at the Westin Columbus on Saturday, January 5th.  You will learn more about the phenomenal Masterpiece series on PBS and help WOSU with a contribution!        

Networks Follow Lead of PBS

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Downton Abbey Season Three starts January 6, 2013 on WOSU TV
December 3, 2012

It’s perhaps the greatest compliment when someone steals your idea. And it’s become quite a tradition –the commercial TV networks watch for successes on PBS, swipe the concept, put a commercial overlay on the programming and market it with more money than the entire PBS marketing budget. The latest case is the hiring by NBC [...]

Perfect Holiday Gift? The Columbus Neighborhoods Boxed Set

Six DVD Boxed Set Available through December 14th.
November 13, 2012

WOSU, for a limited time, is now offering the ‘Columbus Neighborhoods Holiday Special’. WOSU’s award-winning television documentary series, Columbus Neighborhoods, is now available in a commemorative boxed set of 6 DVDs for just $125. This special offer is open to the public for a limited time until 12/14.  The set includes all six of the [...]

Columbus Neighborhoods is Back!

7, 2012

Whether the election results went your way or another way, the robo-calls and negative political ads are gone! For that alone we should all celebrate. I hope you found WOSU TV and Radio a safe haven from those ads. Our focus now turns back to the neighborhoods of Columbus the premiere of our sixth neighborhood [...]

Watch Columbus Neighborhoods at Easton…Then Shop!

AMC Easton is showing the COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS documentaries on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 starting at 10 am.
29, 2012

If you’ve missed any of WOSU’s major documentaries starring the city of Columbus, you can see them free on the big screen in brilliant Blu-Ray at AMC Easton 30 for the next two Saturday mornings – Nov. 3 and 10, starting at 10 am.  Celebrate the different neighborhoods that make up our great city as the 2012 bicentennial year [...]