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It’s been less than three months since reports of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China first made international headlines. With worldwide cases – on every continent except for Antarctica – growing significantly every day, the World Health Organization has now declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS NewsHour Special will air on Milwaukee PBS Channel 10.1 at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. This program focuses on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic’s economic impact in both the United States and globally. The primetime special, anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, includes interviews with officials; reporting from NewsHour’s bench of special correspondents throughout the world; and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America, moderated by NewsHour correspondents Amna Nawaz and William Brangham.
“As part of our community, we feel it is our absolute responsibility to bring ‘Confronting Coronavirus’ to Milwaukee PBS,” said Bohdan Zachary, Vice President and General Manager of Milwaukee PBS. “Just like our viewers, we live and work here, and our utmost concern is for the well-being and safety of everyone in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Thursday evenings are our home for some of our most-watched local programming, but we wanted to bring this to our viewers as soon as it was available.”
Milwaukee PBS will push back its regularly scheduled Thursday line-up, which is comprised of its local programs. “Local” Thursdays on Milwaukee PBS is typically the station’s highest-rated evening of the week, and one of the most the highest-rated Thursday primetimes among PBS stations throughout the country.
The local lineup on Milwaukee PBS Channel 10.1 on Thursday, March 19 is:
8:00 p.m. Around the Corner with John McGivern “Shawano”
8:30 p.m. 10thirtysix “Hair Salons Cut Through Mental Health Stigma”
10:00 p.m. Outdoor Wisconsin “Ledgerock Distillery”
Milwaukee PBS’ full schedule is online here: https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/schedule/.
For information on COVID-19, including updates specific to the state of Wisconsin, how parents can talk to their children, and how to prevent its spread, visit https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/covid19-facts/.