FRI 8PM / r-town

Go with us to see the mobile park trailer for some fun.

SAT 12PM / dining with the chef

Food featured this week: Nyumen Noodles With Niboshi Dashi

SAT 7PM / father brown

Father Brown investigates when the son of a local aeronautics magnate is murdered.

SUN 7PM / off 90

Learn about a triathlon that brought awareness of human trafficking in our area.

SUN 8PM / show boat (1951)

The daughter of a showboat captain falls in love with a dashing gambler.

SUN 11PM / globe trekker-food hour: the story of beer

A look at the global popularity of beer, the world's 3rd most popular beverage.


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KSMQ Public Television produced Beyond the Bully to help students, schools, and families address the topic of bullying.  Find out what area organizations are doing to eliminate bullying, and help young people address it when they see it. 


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