Minnesota Book Awards’ "Prized Writers: Children’s Tales" to air on public TV stations statewide


There are upcoming broadcasts of the program we produced in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT): Prized Writers: Children’s Tales


The broadcasts will occur on the MN Channel.  It is seen statewide via all six Minnesota public television stations, over the air free for viewers, as well as on cable services.  Broadcasts on the MN Channel are simultaneous – dates and times for the Twin Cities are the same for all other Minnesota stations as well.

Prized Writers: Children’s Tales will be repeated many times in the coming year, statewide, on the MN Channel.  The next statewide digital MN Channel showings are scheduled for the following dates:

Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Monday, June 28, 2010 at 12:30 AM
Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:30 AM
Monday, June 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM

David LaRochelle’s book, The Best Pet of All was read aloud by Reese Witherspoon at the White House for the 2010 Easter Egg Roll!  See the video and learn more about David and his books on his website, http://www.davidlarochelle.net/.

Four-time Minnesota Book Award winner, Alison McGhee is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a #1 New York Times bestselling author who writes for all ages. She teaches Creative Writing at Metropolitan State University as well as privately. You can read her blog and learn much more about Alison on her website, http://www.alisonmcghee.com/index.html.


A list of all Minnesota public television stations carrying the MN Channel through their digital services is below.  To receive over-the-air broadcasts, viewers need a digital TV or a digital conversion box.  It will also be available to all cable households. Again, all stations will broadcast the program on the same date and time. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.  We welcome feedback!



               Digital & Cable Statewide Coverage



The MPTA includes the six organizations providing PBS television services to the residents of Minnesota. Effective February 2008, all members of MPTA are broadcasting the digital MN Channel program service.  Partner programs can be accessed through over-the-air digital or cable channels.  Because each station is independently owned, the MN Channel’s name varies by carrier.  Each station offers an on-line programming grid that viewers can customize by their specific provider.  The information below details where to find the MN Channel statewide. 

Minneapolis/St. Paul Area – Twin Cities Public Television www.tpt.org
Look for “tptMN”
Broadcast:   Channel 2-2
Cable:   Comcast channel 202 in Minneapolis and channel 243 in St. Paul; Mediacom channel 102; Charter channel 396

Duluth/Superior Area – WDSE www.wdse.org
Look for “The Minnesota Channel”
Broadcast:  Duluth Channel 8-4, Hibbing – Iron Range Channel 31-4
Cable:  Duluth/Superior – Charter channel 396

Appleton Area – Pioneer Public Television www.pioneer.org
Look for “Pioneer MN”
Broadcast:  West Central Minnesota channel 10-3 or Southwestern Minnesota channel 20-3

Austin/Rochester Area – KSMQ  www.ksmq.org
Look for “KSMQ MN Channel”
Broadcast:   Channel 15-4

Bemidji/Brainerd Area – Lakeland Public Television  www.lakelandptv.org
Look for “Lakeland Minnesota”
Broadcast:  Bemidji channel 9-6 or Brainerd Lakes channel 22-6
Cable:   Lakeland – Paul Bunyan channel 175

Fargo/Moorhead Area – Prairie Public Television www.prairiepublic.org
Look for “MN Channel”
Broadcast:  KCGE Crookston/East Grand Forks area channel 16-3 and KFME
Fargo/Moorhead/Fergus Falls area channel 13-3


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