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From nationally broadcast series like Painting With Paulson to regional documentaries such as I Am A Person, the slate of award-winning original programs created by Prairie Public’s acclaimed production team reflect the life, culture, and interests of people in the prairie region.

Check here for more about Prairie Public productions currently in our roster of broadcast programs. You can also visit Prairie Public On Demand to see a list of the many local productions available to view online.

Prairie Public Originals Coming Up

  • The Bell Creek Story – CO2 in Action

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    Premieres on June 21st at 7:00 pm CT Boom and bust; it’s the story of the frontier. For southeastern Montana, boom times came with cattle in the 1880s and with oil in the 1960s. Now, carbon dioxide from human activities is bringing the Bell Creek oil field back to life. What began as a typical […]

  • Malcolm Frager: American Pianist

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    Encore Broadcast Monday, April 24 at 9:30 pm Prairie Public’s newest original documentary Malcolm Frager: American Pianist chronicles the award-winning artist’s life, work, and legacy. Frager’s talent and scholarship was honored with numerous prestigious awards, and his influence and perseverance uncovered a cache of more than a thousand original manuscripts by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Mozart […]

  • Steamboats On The Red

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    Monday May  1 at 9:30 pm CDT Looking at the shallow twists and turns of the Red River, it’s hard to imagine that steam powered paddlewheel boats were once the most important transportation link between St. Paul and Winnipeg. From the first in 1859 to the last that sank in 1909, Red River steamboats hauled […]

  • Prairie Mosaic

    Categories: History and Heritage, Arts

    A patchwork of stories about the people and places that contribute to the arts, culture, and history of our region. Monday, April 24 at 9:00 pm ALL NEW A Warroad, MN family business that builds and sells tobbogans, a German-Russian poem written and read by Deb Marquardt, Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Gun Club of Perham, MN […]

  • A Photographer’s View of Iceland

    Categories: Arts

    Monday, May 15 at 9:30 pm Travel with Prairie Public to Iceland, where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists. Prairie Public followed photographer Wayne Gudmundson to this island country in the North Atlantic Ocean to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty in A Photographer’s View of Iceland.

  • World War II Prairie Memories Episode 2

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    Monday, May 29 at 9:30 pm World War II shaped the lives and characters of a entire generation in a way that no other event has done. As part of a joint project between Prairie Public, the US National Archives, and producers of the PBS documentary series The War, Prairie Public crews produced three documentaries from […]

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 2017

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    Tune in every Friday at 8:00 pm Premiering January 13th All New Season Host Dave Thompson interviewed North Dakota legislators from both sides of the aisle about major policy issues as they were addressed by the 65th Legislative Assembly, progress on key bills as they move through the hearing process, and recaps of important decisions […]

  • Prairie Pulse

    Categories: Public Affairs

    Tune in: Fridays at 7:30 pm Encore:  Sundays at 12:30 pm Prairie Pulse is back with a new season featuring host John Harris and the newsmakers of our region. Coming Up March 3: Emily Beck, Fargo Theatre Executive Director March 31: Greg Danz, owner of Zandbroz Variety Bookstore April 7: Tom Isern, Retired NDSU Professor of […]

  • Painting with Paulson

    Categories: Arts, Home and How To

    Saturdays at 3:30 pm Artist Buck Paulson is back with a new series of public television shows that will help you to paint like a pro! Taped in the Prairie Public studio, the 13-part Painting With Paulson features Buck demonstrating his techniques. Join renowned artist and teacher Buck Paulson as he shares painting techniques that will […]

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