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M-F 9PM / pbs newshour

Analysis, background reports and updates to put the day's news in context.

M-F 10PM / amanpour & co.


Conversations with leaders and decision makers on issues affecting the world.

THU 8PM / the great american recipe


Ten home cooks create dishes that express their unique stories.

FRI 8:30PM / r-town


The show that's all about Rochester.

SAT 6PM, SUN 5PM / lawrence welk: harry warren salute

Includes "Lullabye of Broadway," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"

SAT 8PM / endeavour on masterpiece, season 8


Investigation of a peculiar murder of an Oxford college don.

SUN 4PM / elmore leonard: “but don’t try to write”  

His career, body of work, and writing process.

SUN 8PM / ocean’s eleven (1960)

The most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.

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RESPONDING TO SHOOTING THREATS

 
 
 
KSMQ CEO Eric Olson talks with experts to present this powerful conversation about how schools can respond to shooting threats. Eric speaks with Dr.’s Jillian Peterson and James Densley of the Violence Project, an online comprehensive mass shooter database, about the causes and prevention of school shootings. Produced by KSMQ.
 
 
 

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Future KSMQ Broadcast Center

 
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Groundbreaking

GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW KSMQ BROADCAST CENTER
 
 
 
KSMQ Public Television began its construction on a new multimedia broadcast facility in downtown Austin by holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event Thurs. Oct 7, 2021. In attendance were local and state business and political leaders, the Austin Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, as well as members of the public.
  Speakers included KSMQ CEO Eric Olson; KSMQ Producer Annie Krenik; Elaine Hansen, President of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce; from the KSMQ Board of Directors, Fred Bogott; from The Hormel Foundation, Chair Jeff Ettinger and Vice Chair Bonnie Rietz; Mayor of Austin, Steve King; Mayor of Rochester, Kim Norton; Senator Dave Senjem; Former Representative Jeanne Poppe; and Former Senator Dan Sparks.
 
 
 

KSMQ LOCAL SHOWS

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Local Service Report

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Some of KSMQ’s programs are made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

 

 

KSMQ Channels

Channel 15 Dish Network, Direct TV, MetroNet or Antenna.
Channel 779 Charter.
Channel 8 Mankato Charter.
And Other local Cable Systems.

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