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Party Coming Soon: 'Around The Corner' Premiere Event Set for Late March

The Milwaukee Public Television program with host John McGivern featuring Port Washington will air in March, with a local preview screening earlier in the week.

A premiere party for the Port Washington episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern is set for late March at Memories Ballroom.

The party will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25, and the episode premieres later that week, according to Port Washington Tourism's Facebook page. A video clip previewing the Port episode is attached to this article.

The Milwaukee Public Television program will run at 7 p.m. March 28 on Channel 10.1 and again at 8 p.m. March 29 on Channel 36.1. 

Port Washington Tourism Executive Director Kathy Tank said McGivern will be at the event.

  • Related: Patch caught up with McGivern while he was in town this summer.

Around the Corner is a show that was created to "inspire pride and interest in Wisconsin's communities," according to the show's Production Consultant Deidre Martin. She said show dives into three main aspects of each community, which producers describe as the "working here, living here and playing here" aspects of the chosen town.

  • Working here: McGivern introduces people as they do their jobs. He interviews workers and business owners, talks to patrons/customers and maybe even tries his hand at the jobs.  
  • Living here: McGivern meets people who embody the spirit of the community. This could take place in someone's home, a community building, a church, or a garden.
  • Playing here: McGivern finds out how people enjoy themselves in a particular place. 

Season two will have a total of 14 episodes and will air statewide, according to Lois Maurer, creator and producer of the show.

It will be available for viewers throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, airing twice weekly on Milwaukee Public Television, Channels 10.1 and 36.1 and on Wisconsin Public Television and Time Warner Cable's Wisconsin on Demand, according to Martin. All episodes are also available online.

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