Twin Cities Public Television

Mission Statement

Enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Ensured real-time, culturally relevant, and language appropriate public health and safety information reached community members; Produced some of the most trusted political coverage in the state. Partnered with local organizations to provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to local children; Produced content that tackled issues of race and racism, which have been activated in community settings across the state; Developed free, standards-based curriculum in partnership with educators; and Introduced audiences to emerging artists.
Current Goals TPT works to enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of public media. Key programmatic goals include: 1) Informing Minnesotans through statewide public affairs programming; 2) Educating children through extraordinary children's programming and hands-on learning experiences, and supporting teachers through curricular resources and customized professional development; 3) Sharing Minnesota's history and spotlighting its arts through locally-focused programming; 4) Raising awareness about critical issues through national documentaries and series; 4) Building resilient communities by producing and distributing multilingual public health and safety communications; and 5) Providing informative, public service journalism that helps older adults age well. TPT reaches and engages audiences where they are - through broadcast television, online platforms, social media, and in communities.
Community or Constituency Served TPT serves local and national communities through programming, content, events, and community engagement. Our broadcast programming reaches across Minnesota, and we also have a national presence through programming that is shown across PBS stations. Our local programming includes arts, culture, history, and public affairs content that aims to educate, inspire, connect, and engage our diverse communities. Additionally , our community engagement work provides children, families, and educators with high quality educational content, programming, and resources both locally and nationally. Finally, we tell the stories of communities that have been historically underrepresented in media and other spaces, with the goal of increasing representational diversity across public media.
Geographic Area Served Every month, TPT reaches more than 2.3 million people in Minnesota and across the nation through its five broadcast channels, multiple digital platforms, national broadcast initiatives, and educational engagement. TPT is a significant producer of both locally-focused programming and broadcast/digital content for national audiences (eg., Facing Suicide, America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston, Next Avenue). Every day, TPT connects diverse cultures, builds healthy families, showcases regional arts, helps young people succeed and older people age well, and advances STEM education.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/05/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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172 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-222-1717

General Information

Alternative Name: Twin Cities PBS, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., Twin Cities Public Media Commons, Inc., TPT, TPT NOW, KTCA
EIN: 41-0769851
Principal Staff: Sylvia Strobel
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 200
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: over 2.4 million people served monthly
Ruling Year: 1958


Board Chair: Donna Zimmerman
Number of Board Members: 27
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 17.5

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