Impact and Programs
Twin Cities PBS (TPT) works to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media. During the prior year, TPT collaborated with over 50 community organizations to create and share compelling media content that informs Minnesotans about issues affecting communities statewide. TPT also drove STEM learning among diverse students and/or underserved youth. Last year, TPT launched Minnesota Experience, a new, weekly, primetime broadcast dedicated to illuminating and activating Minnesota’s history.
TPT uses media – in many forms -- to bring people together, to build bridges across difference, to illuminate challenges and to co-create solutions. TPT presents and produces free on-air and online children’s educational programming that has been repeatedly proven to support early learning, school readiness, and social-emotional skill development. “One Greater Minnesota” is a multi-year journalism initiative focused on exploring the many ways in which communities across Minnesota are connected. Launch Moving Lives Minnesota: This major, statewide initiative will focus on the histories of human migration that have shaped our state.Inspire active citizens: TPT plays a vital role in informing Minnesotans about the public affairs issues that affect our state. Launch Hero Elementary: With major funding from the Department of Education Ready to Learn program, TPT has created Hero Elementary, a new, animated, multiplatform series for national children’s audiences.
Community or Constituency Served
Minnesota may be the land of 10,000 lakes – but at Twin Cities PBS (TPT), we’re on a mission to tell our great state’s 10,000 different stories. Our history may have deep roots in television, but we strive to explore a more multi-media landscape that allows us to reach our state’s diverse communities in new ways with the stories that matter most to them. TPT has served as Minnesota’s storyteller for decades – and today we’re reaching, informing, connecting and engaging with more people than ever before.
We bring PBS to you, we advance STEM learning for all, we are helping people over 50 navigate the next stages of life, we are inspiring kids' imaginations, we are bringing the past into the present, we are helping young adults embark on a new, complex journey to adulthood, we are building connections to the arts, we are engaging citizens in public affairs and we are telling stories that matter.
Geographic Area Served
At TPT, we do focus primarily on Minnesota activities, but we do have a national presence due to our STEM and other award winning programing, like When Whales Walked, as well as, our Next Avenue and Rewire digital platforms. We are a leader in producing content for national audiences, serving more than 2.3M people monthly outside of Minnesota.