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President’s Memo

By Richard J. Meyer |

July is the beginning of the new fiscal year for KERA, one that promises to bring you and your family the very best in TV worth watching and one-of-a-kind radio – all made possible by your support.

In addition to the PBS programming on Channel 13, and the American and National public radio network programs on 90.1, several KERA productions intended for local and national broadcast will debut throughout the year.

Our first offering is a new edition of ArtsEye, premiering on Channel 13 Wednesday, July 6, at 9 p.m. This unique series of specials takes viewers inside North Texas’ thriving but sometimes unrecognized arts world to meet the area’s artists and view their work.

Later in the year on Channel 13 you’ll find the in-depth investigations by KERA’s award-winning documentary team, a series of live town-hall specials, a new season of News Addition, and, in October, a live debate pitting U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen against his GOP opponent, U.S. Representative Beau Boulter of Amarillo, as well as coverage of other election year races.

90.1, now established as a respected producer of national programming, also will be busy during FY89. Two productions to listen for are The Music of Hispano-America with Eduardo Mata, which will premiere on APR in the fall, and next spring’s coverage of the Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Of course, our biggest event of the coming fiscal year happens in September, when KDTN Channel 2 takes to the airwaves. We’ll have more about this Denton-based educational station, the newest member of the North Texas Public Broadcasting family, in your August Dial.

Richard J. Meyer