- By Ginger Plumbo
LIVE from Mayo Clinic, tpt’s Almanac!
Almanac will broadcast live from Mayo Clinic on March 21 at 7 p.m. CDT
ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Twin Cities Public Television’s (tpt) acclaimed weekly public affairs show, Almanac, joins Mayo Clinic in marking its 150th anniversary when Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola host a live broadcast on Friday, March 21, from Phillips Hall on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester. The broadcast will be the first-ever live show for Almanac outside of its St. Paul studio.
The studio audience will include approximately 350 Mayo Clinic employees, civic and community leaders, and public television supporters. The public can watch the program live starting at 7 p.m. CDT on tpt 2 in the Twin Cities. Almanac also is broadcast on many Public Broadcasting Service stations throughout the state, or you can view the show online during and after the live broadcast on YouTube.
The show will include an interview with Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D. Other scheduled segments and guests include a political scientist panel with Dan Hofrenning from St. Olaf College, Stacey Hunter Hecht from Bethel University, Kathryn Pearson from the University of Minnesota, and David Schultz from Hamline University. There also will be a political reporter panel with Post-Bulletin political reporter Heather Carlson, tpt reporter Mary Lahammer, and Minnesota Public Radio political reporter Tom Scheck.
“We’re thrilled to bring Almanac to a live audience in Rochester and couldn’t be happier that our first live broadcast ever is with Mayo Clinic to help commemorate their 150th anniversary,” says Almanac Producer Brendan Henehan.
Almanac is a Minnesota institution. It has confidently occupied the 7 o’clock timeslot on Friday nights for more than a quarter of a century. It is the longest-running primetime television program ever in the region.
About Mayo Clinic
Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150 years.mayoclinic.org, http://www.mayoclinic.org/ and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.
Based in St. Paul, Minn., tpt is one of the highest rated PBS affiliates in the nation, reaching over 1.3 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels. The organization's particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children; serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America's aging population; engaging a new generation in the power of public media; and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission to enrich lives and strengthen community.