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table of contents Central Florida’s Public Broadcasting Stations

july 2007 Volume 6 • Issue 7

Backstage at WMFE.................................................... 4 WMFE-TV Listings....................................................... 5

Catherine McManus Executive Editor

Digital Television Highlights..................................... 16

ELENA AHRENS Managing Editor/Art Director

Sponsor Profile......................................................... 17

TANIA CLOW Writer/Editor

WMFE & You............................................................. 19

FMO is published monthly by WMFE – non-profit, community-based, member-supported public broadcasting since 1965. WMFE does not rent, purchase or exchange names from any political party or religious group. If you wish to be excluded from other name exchanges or WMFE mailings, please contact the WMFE Membership Department.

Coming Next Month................................................. 20 90.7 In & Out of the Studio ..................................... 22

© 2007 Community Communications, Inc.

MEETING NOTICES

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Wednesday, July 11 at 8 a.m. board of trustees Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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KEEPING IN TOUCH

A Capitol Fourth 2007

WMFE 11510 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817 WMFE's main number is 407-273-2300. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

• Cornerstone Society ext. 117 • TV Program Information ext. 145 • To Volunteer ext. 108 • Membership ext. 175 • WMFE Event Information ext. 182 • FM Programming ext. 135 News ext. 174 Classical Music ext. 156 • Program Sponsorship/FMO Ad Sales Bethany Mott ext. 194 • DTV Reception Questions ext. 111 • E-mail WMFE at: wmfe@wmfe.org

Member Spotlight..................................................... 20

July 4 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD “It’s hard to imagine A Capitol Fourth is over a quarter of a century old. It’s a great honor to produce this special event that not only celebrates the birthday of our nation but the ideals we are founded on, and also clearly demonstrates how much unites us as Americans.” – Jerry Colbert, Executive Producer

Join the celebration on July 4 as the top-rated, multi-award winning A Capitol Fourth kicks off a musical extravaganza topped by a dazzling display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, America’s biggest birthday celebration will feature some of the country’s best known and award-winning musical artists performing with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Erich Kunzel. The nation’s premiere Independence Day celebration will conclude with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and now A Capitol Fourth tradition.

• DTV Information at www.wmfe.org/dtv

WMFE Leadership Bill SUblette Chair, WMFE Board of Trustees Judith M. Duda Vice Chair, WMFE Board of Trustees JOSÉ A. FAJARDO President & CEO

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Over-the-air Channel 24 Comcast Adelphia Cable 4 Bright House Networks 2 Comcast Lake County 4

Recently, a committed WMFE friend and volunteer asked the members of our Marketing Department, “What does your department do?”

Over-the-air 24-1 Comcast Adelphia Cable 705* Bright House Networks 1124* Comcast Lake County 440*

If a savvy WMFE friend doesn’t know, maybe there are other fans of WMFE who wonder what “Marketing” means. Please allow me to introduce you to our world. The world of Marketing … otherwise known as Sponsorship, Underwriting, Business Support, or Corporate Support.

Over-the-air 24-2 Comcast Adelphia Cable 185 Bright House Networks 1125 Comcast Lake County 201 Over-the-air 24-5

The four women who make up WMFE’s Marketing Department are charged with seeking out local businesses who agree to exchange their dollars for on-air mentions on 90.7 WMFE-FM or WMFE-TV. And once the business becomes a “sponsor,” we do our best to keep them that way! Last year the Marketing Department brought in approximately $1.5 million in support for Marketing revenue is WMFE. critical to the health Why should a company agree to become of WMFE. And even a program sponsor and receive a 15- or though we have many 20-second mention on our air? Because generous, happy sponthey are supporting a vital, not-for-profit, sors, we need to grow community-based resource and are also our list. getting their branding messages heard in an uncluttered environment while reaching a loyal, influential audience: WMFE listeners and viewers! For example a sponsor message might read: “Support for WMFE comes from Client ABCD, distributors of handmade decorations from around the world for the home and garden. Client ABCD’s statues and ornaments can be seen in the showroom at 123 Main Street and are found on the Web at abcd dot com.”

Over-the-air 24-3 Comcast Adelphia Cable 186 Bright House Networks 1126 Comcast Lake County 202 Over-the-air 24-4 Comcast Adelphia Cable 187 Bright House Networks 1127 Comcast Lake County 203 Comcast Lake County 128 Comcast Adelphia 110 PBS Kids Sprout On-Demand Bright House Kids/Pre-School On Demand 309 *From 8 p.m. to midnight WMFE-HD is only viewable on cable if you have HD service. Hd

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indicates first-run telecast on WMFE-TV/DT color indicates WMFE Channel 24 local production

Does this get the word out there? You bet it does! Just ask any of the sponsors listed on page 17 of this FMO.

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Marketing revenue is critical to the health of WMFE. And even though we have many generous, happy sponsors, we need to grow our list. Since you now know what we do, will you help us find more sponsors? If each FMO reader will introduce us to one business friend, we’ll take it from there. We could be on our way to a banner year.

90.7 FM Secondary audio program (SAP) band of WMFE-TV and with a special receiver on a side band of 90.7 FM.

Any ideas or contacts to share? Please drop me a line at mott@ wmfe.org or call me at 407-595-7036, ext. 194. Thank you for all that you do for WMFE and I look forward to hearing from you.

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For complete and overnight schedules, visit wmfe.org.

www.pbs.org Bethany Mott Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Support

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wmfe-tv listings he begins to suspect that the two deaths are linked. When Milner emerges as the prime suspect, Foyle and Sam must step up the investigation to prove his innocence. Pyromania: Fourth of July in Washington D.C. Liberty or Death New! Patrick Henry’s impassioned plea at the second Virginia Convention of 1775, “Give me liberty or give me death,” defined the American Revolution. The one-hour docu-drama captures this seminal moment in American history by balancing experts’ commentary on the events preceding the second Virginia Convention with dramatic re-enactments of the historic moments that followed. The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord and Conflict This film is the definitive documentary about the history of the American flag. It features Revolutionary and Civil War reenactments and new facts and insights about American flag history.

sunday 7/1 6:00 George Shrinks 6:30 Jay Jay the Jet Plane 7:00 Teletubbies 7:30 Bob the Builder 8:00 Curious George 8:30 Dragon Tales 9:00 Arthur 9:30 Design Squad 10:00 Florida Crossroads 10:30 Capitol Update 11:00 McLaughlin Group 11:30 To the Contrary 12:00 Assignment 12:30 Assignment 1:00 Osceola County Board of County Commissioners Report 2:00 Great Performances Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma 5:00 PBS Presidential Forums with Tavis Smiley New! Moderated by Tavis Smiley, PBS’ late-night talk show host, these forums kick off an ambitious line-up of content on multiple platforms for PBS Election 2008. Globe Trekker New! 6:30 Las Vegas City Guide Ian kicks off his visit with a look at the fantastical hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas “strip.” He tours wedding chapels and enjoys a “hair-raising” tribute to Elvis. Leaving the city, Ian travels to the Nevada Test Site, where atomic bombs were tested, and hikes into the Grand Canyon. Wild Chronicles 7:30 Nature WS 8:00 A Mystery in Alaska Alaska is home to one of the world’s most complex and spectacular ecosystems, and also one of the greatest wildlife mysteries, as many animals decline dramatically in number with no clear explanations why. Against the breathtaking backdrop of magnificent mountains and seacoasts, the film attempts to unravel at least part of the enigma. Mystery! New! 9:00 Foyle’s War, Series IV: Bleak Midwinter When a young woman is found dead at a munitions factory, Foyle suspects her death is an industrial accident. But when another woman — Sergeant Milner’s estranged wife, Jane — is brutally murdered in town,

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MYSTERY!: Foyle’s War, Series IV The popular World War II whodunit called “a triumph from start to finish” by the Wall Street Journal returns with four new episodes. Far away from the glory of the front, Inspector Christopher Foyle fights his own battle against murder, mystery and betrayal on the south coast of England.

July 1 & 8 at 9 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

monday 7/2 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Reno – Part 2 of 3 9:00 History Detectives WS New! A family in Omaha, Nebraska, has found a puzzling $6 bill dated February 17, 1776; they’re eager to learn the story behind it. A man in New York City has a British 10-shilling note dated July 25, 1942, that is an autograph hunter’s dream: a single slip of paper, called a “short-snorter,” signed by most every luminary on the Allied side of World War II, from Patton to Churchill to Roosevelt. A woman in Charlotte, North Carolina, owns an unassuming pin that, according to family lore, is actually made of metal drawn from the Liberty Bell. 10:00 Simon Schama’s Power of Art WS New! Bernini Disgraced and humiliated, Bernini makes a miraculous comeback with the astonishing The Ecstasy of St. Theresa.

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LIBerty or death Actors portraying founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other delegates bring the convention to life as another character, convention clerk John Tazwell, narrates the unfolding action.

July 1 at 11 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

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wmfe-tv listings 11:00 Soundstage New! Rob Thomas Orlando’s own Rob Thomas graces Soundstage with a performance filmed at the venerable Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The setting proves an idyllic backdrop for Thomas’ set, which touches upon Matchbox Twenty hits, including the anthemic “3 a.m.” and “Bent,” along with his solo work. “Smooth” lives up to its name, and the poignant “This Is How a Heart Breaks” and the funky “Something to Be” also shine. 12:00 Tavis Smiley

soundstage: rob thomas As one of the most popular voices to emerge in the late ‘90s, Rob graces the stage with a performance which touches upon Matchbox Twenty hits, including the anthemic “3 a.m.” and “Bent,” along with his solo work.

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July 2 at 11 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD 9:00

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Over a century ago, the first explorers in the Congo forests sent back terrifying accounts of an aggressive ape, “half man, half beast,” which inspired the myth of King Kong. Ever since then, we have had little contact with these lowland gorillas — they have remained a mystery to us.

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer NOVA WS NOVA scienceNOW Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates whether a “doomsday asteroid” the size of the Rose Bowl will hit the earth in 2036. Gorillas: On the Trail of King Kong This special follows Sir David Attenborough and intrepid cameraman Gavin Thurston on the trail deep into the heart of three gorilla sanctuaries in northern Congo: Ndoki, Odzala and Lossi, in search of the true nature of the lowland gorilla. Wide Angle New! The People’s Court Viewers go inside the courtrooms and law schools of China to provide a characterdriven look at China’s epic experiment to embrace the “rule of law.” Independent Lens New! La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul The epitome of Afro-Cuban ‘60s sophistication, La Lupe remains the quintessential bad girl and perpetual outsider, renowned for emotional performances and stopping at nothing in the name of love and passion. Tavis Smiley

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7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 A Capitol Fourth 2007 New! Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, America’s biggest birthday celebration will feature some of the country’s best known and awardwinning musical artists performing with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Erich Kunzel. 10:00 A Capitol Fourth 2007 See Wed., 7/4 at 8 p.m. 11:00 In the Life New! 12:00 Tavis Smiley

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 8:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow Reno – Part 2 of 3 10:00 Warplane Airplane to Air Force/Air Force to Air Power In the 100 years since the Wright brothers first took to the air, the airplane has evolved from a tentative eye in the sky into the ultimate weapons delivery system. Its role in warfare has changed dramatically through the ages; as it has taken on new functions, the very way we wage war has had to change along with it. Part 1 of 2 12:00 Tavis Smiley

friday 7/6 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Now 9:00 Bill Moyers Journal New! 10:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge American Smooth America’s Ballroom Challenge kicks off with the World Professional American Smooth Championships. Part 1 of 5 11:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge American Rhythm

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wmfe-tv listings Six couples mambo, cha cha, and swing through group and solo rounds to see who’ll move on to the grand finale. Part 2 of 5 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 Florida Face to Face

saturday 7/7 6:00 Sesame Street 7:00 Katie Brown Workshop 7:30 Quilt in a Day 8:00 America Sews 8:30 Victory Garden 9:00 Barbeque University 9:30 Barbeque America 10:00 America’s Test Kitchen 10:30 Everyday Food 11:00 Donna Dewberry Show 11:30 Best of Joy of Painting 12:00 Antiques Roadshow 1:00 Rick Steves’ Europe 1:30 Rick Steves’ Europe 2:00 Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie 2:30 In Julia’s Kitchen with the Master Chefs 3:00 A Taste of Louisiana New! 3:30 Real Simple 4:00 New Yankee Workshop 4:30 Hometime 5:00 Ask This Old House 5:30 This Old House 6:00 Antiques Roadshow 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show Tribute to Swing and Sweet Bands 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Are You Being Served? 10:00 Good Neighbors 10:30 Good Neighbors 11:00 Doctor Who 12:30 Austin City Limits The Pixies

sunday 7/8 6:00 George Shrinks 6:30 Jay Jay the Jet Plane 7:00 Teletubbies 7:30 Bob the Builder 8:00 Curious George 8:30 Dragon Tales 9:00 Arthur 9:30 Design Squad 10:00 Florida Crossroads 10:30 Capitol Update 11:00 McLaughlin Group 11:30 To the Contrary

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To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 12:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 1:00 Osceola County Board of County Commissioners Report 2:00 Great Old Amusement Parks 3:00 A Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff 4:00 An Ice Cream Show 5:00 A Hot Dog Program 6:00 Globe Trekker New! Argentina Justine begins her trip at the incredible Iguazu Falls and travels west to Jujuy, the most traditional region of Argentina. In Salta, she catches “The Train to the Clouds,” which takes her on a spectacular three-day journey. Water’s Journey: The 7:00 Everglades – Restoring Hope This two-part program examines the complex nature of the greater Everglades ecosystem, from the heart of Florida’s theme parks all the way out to the reefs off the Florida Keys. Part 1 of 2 Nature HD 8:00 Kalahari: The Great Thirstland For years, the Kalahari Desert can appear to be one of the most barren wastelands on earth. But its swirling hot sands hold unseen treasure — a swarming superabundance of life, brought forth by a brief season of sudden, unpredictable storms. Part 1 of 2 Mystery! New! 9:00 Foyle’s War, Series IV: Casualties of War Searching for his missing goddaughter, Lydia, taking care of her son and investigating a series of sabotage cases are enough to keep Foyle very busy. To add to the pressure, his boss wants him to work on stamping out illegal gaming along the south coast. 10:30 The Queen at 80 11:30 Edward VIII: From King to Duke 12:30 Life (Part 2) New! This series is a smart, daring series on the subject of aging. The program doesn’t offer a Pollyannaish vision of growing old.

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independent lens: la lupe, queen of latin soul Legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer Lupe Victoria Yoli, “The Queen of Latin Soul Music,” aka La Lupe or La Yiyiyi, rose to fame in the 1960s and died in 1992 virtually unknown. Beautiful, sexual and the epitome of Afro-Cuban ‘60s sophistication, La Lupe remains the quintessential bad girl and perpetual outsider.

July 3 at 11 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

simon schama’s power of art: rembrandt In The Night Watch and his portraits of the richest merchants of Amsterdam, Rembrandt van Rijn did the impossible: make something heroic, dramatic and grand out of a world of merchants and money. No wonder he was richly rewarded. By 1650, his paintings hung in the houses of the wealthy and the powerful.

July 9 at 10 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

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6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Reno – Part 3 of 3 9:00 History Detectives WS New! A Civil War enthusiast in Etters, Pennsylvania, owns a striking vintage photograph that depicts about 20 older white men in full dress uniform, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with two black men. Then, in a forgotten corner of the Washington, DC, Public Library, a photo archivist has discovered what may be a momentous piece of history. 10:00 Simon Schama’s Power of Art WS New! Rembrandt Rembrandt paid a price for painting like a savage in the halls of the rich with The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis. 11:00 Soundstage New! Macy Gray Gray’s performance highlights the aforementioned hits, as well as songs from her upcoming album Big, including the soul-fueled hit “Finally Made Me Happy”

nova sciencenow Epigenetics – It seems the environment in which we live makes small chemical changes to our DNA without affecting our genes’ overall makeup. Experiences may trigger these switches and turn genes on or off.

July 10 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

and the funky “Ghetto Love.” Tavis Smiley

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer NOVA WS New! NOVA scienceNOW Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts segments that include a profile of Arlie Petters, who holds a joint appointment in the math and physics departments at Duke University; examinations of “epigenetics” and “emergence;” and a story about the attempt by physicists at CERN to find out what the universe if made of. 9:00 Bear Island This program explores the secret world of western Canada’s and Alaska’s coastal rainforest grizzlies (brown bears) for a better understanding of these creatures and how their environment is being depleted by man. 10:00 Wide Angle New! Victory is Your Duty This episode takes an intimate look at Cuba’s legendary

p.o.v.: rain in a dry land How do you measure the distance from an African village to an American city? What does it mean to be a refugee in today’s global village? This program provides eye-opening answers as it chronicles the fortunes of two Somali Bantu families, transported by relief agencies from years of civil war and refugee life to Atlanta, Georgia, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Havana Boxing Academy, where young boys are groomed for the Olympics. P.O.V. New! Rain in a Dry Land This episode is an eye-opening chronicle of the fortunes of two Somali Bantu families, transported after years of civil war and refugee life to Atlanta, Georgia, and Springfield, Massachusetts. Tavis Smiley

wednesday 7/11 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Synchronized Swimming: The Pursuit of Excellence HD New! This program follows two teams of ambitious and athletic girls — and one very determined teenage boy — through their intense training and team bonding until they meet in a spectacular display of churning water and synchronous limbs. Here He Is: The One, The 9:00 Only ... Groucho 10:00 American Masters New! Les Paul: Chasing Sound To celebrate his 92nd birthday, this profile looks back at the precocious little boy from Waukesha, Wisconsin, who punched new chords into his mother’s piano roll, turned his bedsprings into a radio antenna and rigged a microphone out of telephone parts to get a bigger sound from his Sears & Roebuck acoustic guitar. The legendary Les Paul — father of the solid-body electric guitar, inventor of overdubbing and multi-track recording, king of the ‘50s pop charts and rock ’n’ roll pioneer. 11:30 PBS Previews: The War A Ken Burns Film New! 12:00 Tavis Smiley

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information.

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To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow Reno – Part 3 of 3 10:00 Warplane Jet Age/Age of Stealth This episode explores the evolution of the warplane — not plane by plane, but by role and by telling the stories of the creative minds who, out of necessity, creativity and hard work, have taken warfare into the skies. Part 2 of 2 12:00 Tavis Smiley

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friday 7/13 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Now 9:00 Bill Moyers Journal New! 10:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge International Standard The International Standard Championships provide classic waltzes, dramatic tangos, and lively quicksteps. Part 3 of 5 11:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge International Latin It’s the sizzling International Latin division tonight on America’s Ballroom Challenge. A wild night of competition peppered with extraordinary exhibitions is sure to leave you breathless. Part 4 of 5 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 Florida Face to Face

IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD This series features a diverse group of animal characters brought to vibrant life in a lush jungle setting. With a unique curriculum that brings science and geography to preschoolers, It’s A Big Big World presents science not just as a series of facts, but as an exciting process of discovery.

Weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Weekday Lineup 6:00 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

saturday 7/14 6:00 Sesame Street 7:00 Katie Brown Workshop 7:30 Quilt in a Day 8:00 America Sews 8:30 Victory Garden 9:00 Barbeque University 9:30 Barbeque America 10:00 America’s Test Kitchen 10:30 Everyday Food 11:00 Donna Dewberry Show 11:30 Best of Joy of Painting 12:00 Antiques Roadshow 1:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

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Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Between the Lions Clifford’s Puppy Days Arthur Curious George Clifford the Big Red Dog Dragon Tales It’s a Big Big World Sesame Street Caillou Barney & Friends Curious George Clifford the Big Red Dog Dragon Tales It’s a Big Big World Reading Rainbow Berenstain Bears Postcards from Buster* Curious George Cyberchase Arthur Maya & Miguel Clifford Puppy Days Clifford the Big Red Dog

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SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING: The pursuit of excellence This program follows two teams of ambitious and athletic girls — and one very determined teenage boy — through their intense training for the U.S. Open, the climactic final event of the U.S. Synchronized Swimming season.

July 11 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

AMERICAN MASTERS: LES paul - chasing sound Les Paul — father of the solid-body electric guitar, inventor of overdubbing and multi-track recording, king of the 50s pop charts and rock ’n’ roll pioneer — is still irascible, still egotistical, still indefatigable, still performing and holding court every Monday night at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.

July 11 at 10 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD wmfe.org

1:30 Rick Steves’ Europe 2:00 Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie 2:30 In Julia’s Kitchen with the Master Chefs 3:00 A Taste of Louisiana New! 3:30 Real Simple 4:00 New Yankee Workshop 4:30 Hometime 5:00 Ask This Old House 5:30 This Old House 6:00 Antiques Roadshow 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show Music, Music 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Are You Being Served? 10:00 Good Neighbors 10:30 Good Neighbors 11:00 Doctor Who 12:30 Austin City Limits Death Cab for Cutie/My Morning Jacket

sunday 7/15 6:00 George Shrinks 6:30 Jay Jay the Jet Plane 7:00 Teletubbies 7:30 Bob the Builder 8:00 Curious George 8:30 Dragon Tales 9:00 Arthur 9:30 Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman 10:00 Florida Crossroads 10:30 Capitol Update 11:00 McLaughlin Group 11:30 To the Contrary 12:00 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 12:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 1:00 Osceola County Board of County Commissioners Report 2:00 The Legendary Victor Borge 3:00 Pioneers of Primetime 4:00 Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work 5:00 Here He Is: The One, The Only ... Groucho 6:00 Globe Trekker New! Great National Wonders Join the Globe Trekkers as they explore some of the world’s Great Natural Wonders. Megan discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian encounters the Arctic, Justine hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia,

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Eils treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly Morris travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert. Water’s Journey: The 7:00 Everglades – Currents of Change Humanity needs wetlands. Can we achieve the delicate balance that protects humanity and the environment? Will the largest restoration plan ever attempted succeed? Part 2 of 2 Nature HD 8:00 Kalahari: The Flooded Desert This film views the Okavango Delta, after the rains, from the point of view of two of its predators: the crocodile and the eagle. Part 2 of 2 Mystery! New! 9:00 Miss Marple –Series III: Towards Zero The formidable Lady Tressilian reluctantly hosts a house party on her Devon estate, where loyal companion Mary and her eccentric old friend Treves help their wheelchair-bound hostess entertain a glittering array of guests. Miss Marple, an old school friend of Lady Tressilian, is intrigued when Treves tells a story about a child murderer who was never convicted. When Treves is found dead the next day — and another murder follows — Miss Marple is determined to find the killer. 10:30 Rock Hudson: Tall, Dark and Handsome 11:30 Synchronized Swimming: The Pursuit of Excellence See Wed., 7/11 at 8 p.m. 12:30 Life (Part 2) New!

monday 7/16 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Portland, OR – Part 1 of 3 9:00 History Detectives WS New! In 1985, one of the greatest treasure discoveries was made off the Florida Keys when the wreck of the Spanish ship Atocha was found. On board were some 40 tons of silver and gold. Then, amid the stacks at the Wesleyan University Library, a student has found a book emblazoned with the name and address of the legendary anarchist Lucy Parsons. The bi-racial black and Native-American activist fought in the late 1800s for the rights of the poor. Finally, the detec-

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wmfe-tv listings tives visit with a man in Portland, Oregon who thinks he may have a typewriter that belonged to the famous WWII journalist Ernie Pyle, America’s most beloved battlefront correspondent. 10:00 Simon Schama’s Power of Art WS New! David Icon-maker for the French Revolution and the inventor of imagemaking as political propaganda, David created Death of Marat. 11:00 Soundstage New! Dashboard Confessional – Live from Madison Square Garden Dashboard delivers a performance jam-packed with singalong choruses and hook-filled lyrics, from “Don’t Wait” to their most recent single, “Stolen.” “Screaming Infidelities” is a show-stopper not to be missed. 12:00 Tavis Smiley

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer NOVA WS NOVA scienceNOW This episode will bring viewers an array of intriguing reports from the frontlines of scientific research and discovery. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s enthusiasm and scientific background complement the series’ signature flair for bringing to life the “how” and “why” behind exciting new discoveries in science and technology. Hawaiian Monk Seals A string of tiny atolls and islands, almost 1,000 kilometers from civilization, the northwest Hawaiian Islands are a refuge for nearly 30 species of sea birds, endangered green sea turtles and a living fossil: the Hawaiian monk seal. Once sheltered in the clear waters of remote atolls, this oldest living seal is now on the brink of extinction. Wide Angle New! P.O.V. New! Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars is a band born in the camps of West Africa and represents a real-life story of survival and hope. Tavis Smiley

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wednesday 7/18 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence HD New! Ohio’s annual Ferret Buckeye Bash is the largest and most popular ferret show in the country. Hundreds of top breeders, seasoned experts and ferret enthusiasts pamper and parade their pets in a quest for prizes and prestige. Jackie Gleason: Genius at 9:00 Work 10:00 American Masters New! David Hockney: The Colors of Music David Hockney – one of the most influential artists of the 20th century – is poetic and narrative and his work has progressed from pop to naturalism to photo collage. Most recently, he has devoted his creative energy to stage design for opera, with a passion and impact reminiscent of Picasso. 11:00 Niagara Falls 12:00 Tavis Smiley

MYStery!: miss marple series iii Geraldine McEwan (The Magdalene Sisters, Wallace & Gromit) reprises her role as Agatha Christie’s famous spinster sleuth Miss Marple in four new adaptations.

July 15 & 22 at 9 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

thursday 7/19 6:30 7:00 8:00

Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 8:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow Portland – Part 1 of 3 10:00 Rat Pack: A Conference of Cool For a glittering five-year period Frank Sinatra and a group of Hollywood stars became the bad boys of fame - and the unofficial rulers of American society. They christened themselves the Rat Pack. 11:00 Dean Martin: The One and Only This film is a loving and moving tribute to one of the most admired, idolized and accomplished entertainers the world has ever known. 12:00 Tavis Smiley

history detectives In 1985, one of the greatest treasure discoveries was made off the Florida Keys when the wreck of the Spanish ship Atocha was found. On board were some 40 tons of silver and gold, which in 1622 had been heading from the New World to the Spanish treasury as the means to fund the Thirty Years’ War. A man from Cedartown, Georgia, was a diver on that legendary find and received two silver bars.

July 16 at 9 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

friday 7/20 6:30 7:00

Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

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wmfe-tv listings 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Now 9:00 Bill Moyers Journal New! 10:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge Grand Finale Dancers perform short and long programs highlighting both mastery of their style and the creativity to go beyond it. Plus, the best cabaret couples showcase gravity-defying artistry. Part 5 of 5 11:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge This exciting special captures the sizzling action at the world’s largest ballroom dancing competition. For the first time ever, top couples from North America compete across dance styles — with just one team emerging as “America’s best dance couple.” Part 1 of 2 12:00 America’s Ballroom Challenge Part 2 of 2

hawaiian monk seals: surviving paradise A string of tiny atolls and islands - the northwest Hawaiian Islands - are a refuge for nearly 30 species of sea birds, endangered green sea turtles and a living fossil: the Hawaiian monk seal. Once sheltered in the clear waters of remote atolls, this oldest living seal is now on the brink of extinction.

July 17 at 9 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

saturday 7/21 6:00 Sesame Street 7:00 Katie Brown Workshop 7:30 Quilt in a Day 8:00 America Sews 8:30 Victory Garden 9:00 Barbeque University 9:30 Barbeque America 10:00 America’s Test Kitchen 10:30 Everyday Food 11:00 Donna Dewberry Show 11:30 Best of Joy of Painting 12:00 Antiques Roadshow 1:00 Rick Steves’ Europe 1:30 Rick Steves’ Europe 2:00 Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie 2:30 In Julia’s Kitchen with the Master Chefs 3:00 A Taste of Louisiana New! 3:30 Real Simple 4:00 New Yankee Workshop 4:30 Hometime 5:00 Ask This Old House 5:30 This Old House 6:00 Antiques Roadshow 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show Los Angeles 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Are You Being Served? 10:00 Good Neighbors New! The Good Life Royal Special: When I’m 65 11:00 Doctor Who

FErrets: the pursuit of excellence Tension is high as judges cast critical eyes over the bone structure, muscle mass and temperament of each furry critter. The tiny competitors, however, don’t understand what all the fuss is about. They’re too busy creating mayhem when no one’s watching.

July 18 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

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12:30 Austin City Limits Franz Ferdinand/What Made Milwaukee

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sunday 7/22 6:00 George Shrinks 6:30 Jay Jay the Jet Plane 7:00 Teletubbies 7:30 Bob the Builder 8:00 Curious George 8:30 Dragon Tales 9:00 Arthur 9:30 Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman 10:00 Florida Crossroads 10:30 Capitol Update 11:00 McLaughlin Group 11:30 To the Contrary 12:00 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 12:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 1:00 Osceola County Board of County Commissioners Report 2:00 Sammy Davis Jr.: One Cool Cat 3:00 Dean Martin: The One and Only 4:00 Frank Sinatra: The Man and the Myth 5:00 Rat Pack: A Conference of Cool 6:00 Globe Trekker New! Washington DC City Guide Justine enters the hallowed halls of the capital of the United States of America, a city where a quarter of the population changes with every new administration, and where the history of the nation is encapsulated in great museums, monuments, memorials and architecture. Nature 7:00 Christmas in Yellowstone Nature journeys in the footsteps of the men who first explored the park, and travels with their modern-day counterpart on his own journey of discovery. From the unique crystals of individual snowflakes to the grand sweep of Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley, this is a Christmas like no other. Nature WS 8:00 Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns The sequel to “Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies” continues to chronicle the lives of a band of horses living wild and free in the mountains of Montana.

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wmfe-tv listings Mystery! New! Miss Marple Series III: Nemesis Miss Marple is faced with her greatest challenge yet when she receives instructions from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel to investigate a “possible crime.” But there’s a catch — she has not been told what the crime is. Instead, she is booked onto a mystery coach tour, led by the captivating Georgina Barrow, to gather the clues. 10:30 Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy, An American Masters Special 12:00 Anatomy of a Hurricane 12:30 Life (Part 2) New! 9:00

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6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Portland – Part 2 of 3 9:00 History Detectives WS New! While cleaning out the basement of an old home he’d recently purchased, a man from San Francisco discovered a stash of strange and colorful posters announcing the “Great Mexican War.” Then the detectives look into the mother of a man in Los Angeles who was an avid collector of AfricanAmerican memorabilia. Finally, George Washington’s cherry tree, Betsy Ross’ flag, Paul Revere’s ride … now Muhlenberg’s Robe may be added to the list of debatable Revolutionary War legends. 10:00 Simon Schama’s Power of Art WS New! Turner The first true modern painter, Turner risked disaster to better communicate it, confronting the storm of his career with Slave Ship With Slaves Thrown Overboard. 11:00 Soundstage New! Jewel from the Rial to Square Theater Three time Grammy-nominated performer Jewel is best known for her charismatic live performances. Jewel puts her own blended style into her music. Her well-crafted songs are influenced by many musical genres, including rock, pop, country, jazz and classical. Part 1 of 2

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer NOVA WS New! NOVA scienceNOW: Kryptos A strange sculpture resides on the CIA campus, in an area that only CIA agents are allowed to roam. Code-breakers have been obsessed with cracking the complex, alphanumeric code incorporated in the monument. The parts already decoded are mystifying: an allusion to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb; a poem; and a reference to something buried on CIA grounds. Emperors of the Ice In the windswept, hostile environment of Antarctica, National Geographic’s Crittercam team embark on a spectacular adventure of science and survival. Using Crittercam technology, they hitch a ride with the majestic emperor penguin to go places only penguins have gone before — under the massive Ross Ice Shelf. Wide Angle New! P.O.V. New! Standing Silent Nation In April 2000, Alex White Plume and his Lakota family planted industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota after other crops had failed. They put their hopes for a sustainable economy in hemp’s hardiness and a booming worldwide demand for its many products, from clothing to food. Although growing hemp, a relative of marijuana, was banned in the U.S., Alex believed that tribal sovereignty, along with hemp’s non-psychoactive properties, would protect him. Tavis Smiley

globe trekker: washington d.c city guide Justine enters the hallowed halls of the capital of the United States of America, a city where a quarter of the population changes with every new administration, and where the history of the nation is encapsulated in great museums, monuments, memorials and architecture.

July 22 at 6 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

anatomy of a hurricane This documentary program goes inside the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, during the 2004 hurricane season. With satellite images courtesy of NOAA and NASA, viewers get a revealing look at the stressful work of the dedicated staff who deal with unique and unexpected challenges, and struggle to make accurate predictions.

wednesday 7/25 6:30 7:00 8:00

Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Hairworld: The Pursuit of Excellence HD New! They call it the “Hair Olympics.” In Moscow, 300 stylists from more than 40 countries — among them the crack United States team — compete at the International HairWorld Championships for

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ship competitions of 2005 and provides insight into the background of the sport and a candid look at the dancers.

coveted gold, silver and bronze medals in timed tests of hairstyling skill. The Secret World of Haute 9:00 Couture New! This revealing film looks beyond the glamour and the gloss to uncover the anachronistic and surprising fairytale world of haute couture through its players past and present. 10:00 American Masters New! John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature Experience the dramatic, contradictory story of the creator of The Birds of America, the monumental collection of 435 life-sized portraits of every bird then known in the United States. 11:00 At Close Range with National Geographic National Geographic magazine photographer Joel Sartore shoots in some of the most exotic locales on earth, but often in wretched conditions for weeks on end. On the job, he’s been chased by bears, wolves, alligators and musk oxen. 12:00 Tavis Smiley

hairworld: the pursuit of excellence The competition is a spectacle! This program follows the trainers, competitors and models from Team USA as they embark on months of rigorous training until finally their dreams unfold, hair by hair, on the competition floor.

July 25 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

saturday 7/28 6:00 Sesame Street 7:00 Katie Brown Workshop 7:30 Quilt in a Day 8:00 America Sews 8:30 Victory Garden 9:00 Barbeque University 9:30 Barbeque America 10:00 America’s Test Kitchen 10:30 Everyday Food 11:00 Donna Dewberry Show 11:30 Best of Joy of Painting 12:00 Antiques Roadshow 1:00 Rick Steves’ Europe 1:30 Rick Steves’ Europe 2:00 Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie 2:30 In Julia’s Kitchen with the Master Chefs 3:00 Taste of Louisiana New! 3:30 Real Simple 4:00 New Yankee Workshop 4:30 Hometime 5:00 Ask This Old House 5:30 This Old House 6:00 Antiques Roadshow 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show Music Memories 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Are You Being Served? 10:00 Good Neighbors 10:30 Good Neighbors 11:00 Doctor Who 12:30 Austin City Limits Modest Mouse/Guided by Voices

thursday 7/26 6:30 7:00 8:00

American Masters: john james audubon - drawn from nature Energetic, gifted and vain, Audubon was a self-taught and self-made man who eventually settled in the American south at age 19 and, after failed business efforts and bankruptcy, pursued his true passion.

July 25 at 10 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD wmfe.org

Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 8:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow Portland – Part 2 of 3 10:00 Frank Sinatra: The Man and The Myth This is an intimate portrait of Sinatra that explores the motivations behind how he lived his life. 11:00 Sammy Davis Jr.: One Cool Cat 12:00 Tavis Smiley

sunday 7/29 6:00 George Shrinks 6:30 Jay Jay the Jet Plane 7:00 Teletubbies 7:30 Bob the Builder 8:00 Curious George 8:30 Dragon Tales 9:00 Arthur 9:30 Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman 10:00 Florida Crossroads 10:30 Capitol Update 11:00 McLaughlin Group 11:30 To the Contrary 12:00 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 12:30 To Be Announced Please visit wmfe.org for current programming information. 1:00 Osceola County Board of County Commissioners Report

friday 7/27 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Now 9:00 Bill Moyers Journal New! 10:00 International Dancesport World Championships 2005 This encore presentation highlights the DanceSport champion-

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The Perilous Fight: America’s World War II in Color Infamy (1919-1942)/Battlefronts (1942-1944) – Part 1 of 2 The Perilous Fight: America’s World War II in Color Wrath (D-Day – V-E Day)/Tirumph (The Pacific 1943-1945) – Part 2 of 2 Globe Trekker New! Micronesia Micronesia is a chain of more than 2,000 islands, and Megan starts on Guam, site of a U.S. military base. When Sharks Attack Nature HD Shark Mountain In the waters around Cocos Island, a tiny Pacific outpost that was once a favorite haunt of pirates, Nature’s cameras observe some of the most surprising and baffling shark behavior ever captured on film. Mystery! New! Miss Marple Series III: At Bertram’s Hotel When Miss Marple stays in London’s fashionable Bertram’s Hotel, she enjoys the traditional décor, the impeccable service — and the unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Many of her fellow guests are gathered for the will reading of Sir Richard Blake who disappeared seven years previously. The Secret World of Haute Couture See Wed., 7/25 at 9 p.m. Hairworld: The Pursuit of Excellence See Wed., 7/25 at 8 p.m. Life (Part 2) New!

undertook the first flight of his XF-11. But he crashed in Beverly Hills, destroying two homes and scarring himself for life. 10:00 Simon Schama’s Power of Art WS New! Rothko The subversive Rothko paints murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in Philip Johnson’s new temple of capitalism, the Seagram Building — until he has lunch there. Horrified, he returns the money and withdraws his work. 11:00 Soundstage New! Jewel from the Rial to Square Theater - Part 2 of 2 12:00 Tavis Smiley

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Nightly Business Report NewsHour with Jim Lehrer NOVA WS NOVA scienceNOW Is it possible that the biggest extinction in the history of life, which occurred millions of years before the dinosaurs were wiped out, could have been caused by global warming on Earth and not by impact from an asteroid or comet? Capturing the Killer Croc Wide Angle New! P.O.V. New! Revolution ’67 This program is an illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history — the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Tavis Smiley

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Underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall have spent 25 years diving and documenting the most remote and beautiful underwater locations. They take viewers along on the dive of a lifetime, to a tiny outpost 300 miles off the coast of Central America — Shark Mountain.

July 29 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

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6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Portland – Part 3 of 3 9:00 History Detectives WS New! Almost 10 years before Charles Lindbergh’s famous solo flight across the Atlantic, the NC-4 was the first aircraft to make the transatlantic journey in May 1919. A woman in Saratoga, California, has a small square of canvas-like fabric that she believes comes from the NC-4. Plus, in 1946, Howard Hughes

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editor’s note At the time of the printing of FMO – the listings have been prepared with the most current programming information. However, schedule changes made after the magazine’s production deadline may cause some program listings to be incorrect or incomplete at the time of broadcast. WMFE apologizes for any inconvenience such discrepancies may cause. For the most up-to-date information about WMFE’s program listings, please visit wmfe.org.

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Focusing on the six-day Newark, New Jersey, outbreak in mid-July, this documentary reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America’s struggles over race and economic justice.

July 31 at 11 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-HD

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This month on

This month on V-me Lifestyle -- Living and Changing Starting the day, and on afternoons and weekends, V-me’s diverse lifestyle line-up reflects the high interest among Hispanics for content relating to health, parenting, nutrition, travel, food, home, design, self-improvement, sports and more. Featured programs are:

NaTurE’S KalaHarI: THE GrEaT THIrSTlaNd For years, the Kalahari Desert can appear to be one of the most barren wastelands on earth. But its swirling hot sands hold unseen treasure: a swarming superabundance of life, brought forth by a brief season of sudden, unpredictable storms. Most impressive is the giant bullfrog – the size of a dinner plate with a voice to match, this amphibian waits out the dry years entombed deep underground.

• Aire Yoga – A V-me original series features wellknown Spanish actress and yoga instructor Anna Silvetti focusing on wellness and fitness, as well as helping viewers start their day with serenity, harmony and balance. • Los Niños en su Casa – Developed especially for Hispanics and focusing on the first five years of life, the series helps parents and caregivers prepare children for kindergarten and beyond; and shares child-development strategies for today’s bi-cultural, bi-lingual families.

july 8 at 8 p.m. on WMFE-TV and WMFE-Hd

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• Una Mirada A …– Each week, viewers are treated to a journey to destinations like Italy, Provence, Greece, Puerto Rico, London and more.

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• Los Ineducables – Who’s really failing, our kids or our schools? Teachers, psychologists and youth workers change troubled students’ lives forever in this dramatic, educational reality series.

LIFE (Part 2) is a smart, daring series on the subject of aging. The program doesn’t offer a Pollyannaish vision of growing old. It’s a straight-talking show filled with honesty, integrity and humor. Each week, host Alan Rosenberg and a panel of regular contributors, guest experts and celebrities delve deeply into a range of topics. Each episode features field pieces — visits to people around the country; freewheeling, roundtable discussions; oneon-one interviews; and brief personal essays. All this month on WMFE Encore!

• Lo Mejor de Food Network – A weekday block of Food Network programming, includes the United States premieres of Nuestra Cocina and Mas Sabor en Menos Tiempo.

WMFE is proud to be a partner with PBS KIDS Sprout, the 24x7 preschool cable network. Sprout features an extraordinary library of programs including: Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Saga: The Chinese Siamese Cat, Caillou, The Berenstain Bears, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, Dragon Tales, Pingu, Noddy and more! The channel features thematic programming blocks uniquely scheduled to follow the day of a preschooler from breakfast through bedtime. Morning programming on PBS KIDS Sprout features stimulating and upbeat programs designed to get little ones moving and active for the day ahead. Lunchtimes and afternoons offer programs with common learning themes such as shapes, colors and feelings. The evening programming block includes soothing, relaxing programs to help children gently wind down after a busy day. Comcast cable systems carry the 24x7 Sprout channel. Bright House currently offers only the Sprout On Demand service. Please see page 4 of this FMO for channel information.

For complete programming schedules for WMFe-hD, WMFe encore!, V-me un servicio de WMFe, WMFe CFan CF and WMFe-eD, visit wmfe.org/dtv. wmfe.org

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program sponsors as of june 2007 Able Trust Acura ADG Business & Governmental Consultants Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath, & Gilchrist, P.A. American Home Companions Arnold Palmer Hospital Arts at Rollins College Ashington-Pickett Foundation Av-Med Bach Festival Society Baldwin Park Barry University Bergamo’s Italian Restaurant BlueCross BlueShield of Florida Bogin, Munns, and Munns Bright House Networks Builders Design Studio Business and Professional Women Camp Solutions Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Centex Homes CFA Society of Orlando Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art Cirque Du Soleil/Walt Disney World Commercial Air Conditioning and Commercial Electrical, Inc. Cross, Fernandez and Riley Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College Curtis Protective Services Darden Restaurants Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano, & Bozarth Dexters of Thornton Park Discovery Channel Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Eye Associates of Winter Park Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Festival of Dance Festival of Orchestras First Congregational Church of Winter Park Florida Chamber Foundation Florida Farm Bureau Florida Film Festival Florida Folk Festival Florida International Festival Florida Lottery Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Florida Young Artists Orchestra Grand Bohemian Hotel Green Meadows Petting Farm Hamilton Holt School, Rollins College Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Historic Bok Sanctuary Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando Human Performance Institute In Bloom Florists J. Rolfe Davis Insurance Agency John Michael Weddings & Special Events Keith Simpson with MetLife Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Kissimmee Parks & Recreation Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed MacFL Mateer & Harbert

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Mears Transportation Meritage Homes Mount Dora Music Festival Nature Conservancy Nemours Children’s Clinic North Highland Company Nova Era Nova Southeastern University NTC Urgent Care Centers Ocean Hammock Club & Resort Orange County Convention Center Orange Cycle Orlando Ballet Orlando Museum of Art Orlando Opera Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Orlando Regional Healthcare Orlando Sentinel Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Park To Fly Payless Parking PBS&J PDMG (Nimlok Orlando) Pohl & Short, P.A. Pollo Tropical Portofino Bay Hotel - A Loews Hotel Progressive Communication Publix Quest Inc. Revere Group Robert Half Rollins College Ron and Evelyn Shapiro for the Daytona Beach Symphony Society Ruden McClosky Rumberger, Kirk, and Caldwell St. Michael’s Episcopal Church St. Petersburg/Clearwater CVB Stapleton Studios Photography Stetson University Sunniland Corporation SunTrust Ten Thousand Villages Toojay’s Gourmet Deli Traffic.com Trinity Preparatory School Turf Design United Arts of Central Florida United Healthcare University of Central Florida Branding University of Central Florida College of Engineering and Computer Science University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre University of Central Florida Executive Development Center University of Florida University of Miami Graduate Business Programs Vee Entertainment Viking Sewing Galleries Wachovia Retail Bank Wachovia Wealth Management WCI Communities, Inc. Webster University Westminster By The Sea Presbyterian Church Whole Foods Market Work Force Central Florida

If you would like to have your business become one of the hundreds of sponsors now supporting WMFE, please contact Bethany Mott, Vice President for Marketing & Corporate Support at 407-273-2300, ext. 194 or e-mail: mott@wmfe.org.

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How long have you been a sponsor with WMFE? Approximately 19 Years. Why did you initially decide to sponsor on-air programming with WMFE? How do you feel about that decision? To help bring quality television programming to the Central Florida area. We feel even more strongly about that decision than before.

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In what ways do you feel WMFE sponsorship is a good way to reach your target audiences in the Central Florida area? As a manufacturer of Lawn and Garden Products and a distributor of Quality Roofing Products, Sunniland Corporation has two unique and distinctly different target audiences. The common denominator with these two seemingly diverse groups is that they are both in the higher socioeconomic groups – an audience usually not available in a television audience.

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Director of Marketing Which audiences have you reached through WMFE that you might have missed otherwise? We have been able to reach this audience with the capabilities only available with television, namely sight, sound, color, and motion.

How do you feel sponsorship with WMFE has added value to your business? Our sponsorship with WMFE has enabled us to effectively reach two unique target audiences in an environment that itself brings a credibility that is not available in other broadcast vehicles. What do you feel is the biggest difference between sponsorship with WMFE and advertising on commercial stations? As previously mentioned, the association of our message not only within the quality programming offered by WMFE, but also the benefits of being involved with other like minded, community conscious companies. What additional benefits do your receive from your WMFE sponsorship? The largest single benefit afforded us by sponsorship of WMFE is to help in some small way to bring quality television programming to Central Florida. What would you tell other businesses thinking about using WMFE as a marketing vehicle? To those businesses not currently supporting WMFE, I ask, “What are you waiting for?”

Look in future issues of For MEMbErs oNLY for more profiles on our sponsors. For information about on-air sponsorship and print advertising, call Bethany Mott at 407-273-2300, ext. 194 or e-mail: mott@wmfe.org

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In Appreciation Every supporter of WMFE deserves special praise. But there is among them a small, select group of donors who have taken their commitment far beyond the ordinary. They are the members of WMFE’s Cornerstone Society. Please join WMFE in thanking the following members of this distinguished group.

active Members as of May 1, 2007 * Indicates br brAV AVo AV o! those donors who have given a gift of $1,000 or more consecutively for five years or more. Cs CsAC Indicates a member of the Cornerstone society Advisory Council Keystone $5,000 – $9,999 Auerbach, Debra and David * CSAC Berelsman, Lyn and David * CSAC Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. William * Anonymous * Lightsey, Alton L. Litowitz Foundation, The * CSAC Ohlsson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pattisapu, Anni and Jogi * Smith, Ruth and W. Kelly * CSAC Stonemetz, Jane * Welsh Charitable Trust * Anonymous * Cornerstone $1,000 – $4,999 ABC Fine Wine & Spirits A. Friends’ Foundation Trust * Albertson, Judy and David * CSAC Aggarwal, Dr. Avanish Allen, Sandi and Herb * Aloma Title Company Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. William R. Anonymous Arkin, Susan and J. Gordon * CSAC Ashington-Pickett Foundation * Barker, Drs. Sandra and Gary * Anonymous * Bates, Helen and Thomas R. * Beberman, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley * Bel Canto Singers of Daytona Beach Blackburn, Dr. Marilyn S. Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Blakeslee, Ann and Derek * CSAC Boone, Mary and Donald Bosserman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles * Bowan, Sallie Anonymous Bowers, Lloyd Brenner, Dr. Laurence H. of the Hand Surgery Center of North Orlando Brewer, Bud and Lynn Katz Brock, Rosanne and James CSAC

Brubaker, Michael Bryan, Drs. Laurette and Donald * Carpenter, Darren Carels, Jim and Stephanie Anonymous * Chapin, Linda and Bruce * Chidichimo, Brigadier General (Retired) and Mrs. Salvatore P P.. Christ, Marie and Bob * Clark, Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton B. Close, Mr. and Mrs. Gerard J. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Cares Collins, Cindi Dean Mead * Dean, Mrs. Stephen * Donahue, Leslie and Dennis * Doppelt, Ava and Arthur * Doughney, Dr. Kathleen B. and Dr.. John Zak, III Dr Dressel, Gail and Hank Druda, Martin Duda, Judy * CSAC Elliott, Joyce and Philip English, Norma * Fajardo, José A. and Michelle CSAC Fenger, Mr. and Mrs. J. Christian Festival of Orchestras * Florida Frame House Anonymous * Franklin Family, The * Freedom Forum, The * Frey, Julia L. and Dr. David Carter Ganssle, Lynn and Jeff * Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn * Gehman, Kirk Gellein, Jr., Raymond L. * Gettel, Mary Anne Anonymous Gray, Ruth R. * Greenwood, Pam Freeman and Scott * Groover, Claramargaret and James McCabe * Gross, Jane and Ron Gsteiger, Mr. and Mrs. Kurt * Habegger, Dr. and Mrs. James H. Hainsworth, Ceal Hansen, Dr. Barbara and Dr.. Michael Cohen * CSAC Dr Harcourt School Publishers * Harris, Maggie J. and Leland * Hartford, The * Hassen, Ted * CSAC Herbel, Dr. Susan B. * Horner, Desta and Stephen McKenney Steck * Hurst, Catherine * Jacobs and Goodman, P.A. * Anonymous * Jernigan, Donald and Sharon * J. C. Curley and Company * Jones, Drs. Marna Williams and Daniel * JPH & Associates, Inc. Kantor, Vicki and Hal *

Keiner Family, Sheila and Jeffrey * Kennedy, June F. * Kennedy, Maggie and Alan Keogh, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Anonymous * Kest, John and Sally Kirk, Nancy and Bud * CSAC Kolba, Alan and Kathryn Farynowski Kolin, Lawrence Kuhns, Anne and Rolf * Lackman, Susan Cohn, Ph.D., M.B.A. Lawrence, Rosalie and David * Lawson, E. Bruce Libert, Dr. David and Ruth * Lichtenwalter, Jan and the Jay Bee Jewelers Family of Titusville Linders, Jeanie/Menopause the Musical® Lloyd, Luther R., II Lockheed Martin * CSAC Lockett, Jane A. Longstaff, Frances and G. Geoffrey * Lord, Carolyn and John * Anonymous Luce, Carolyn and Alan Luche, Winifred and Thomas * Maguire, Skippy * Anonymous * Mathias, Robin and Kip McManus, Catherine and Sean * CSAC McNee, Drew Medvitz, Sarah Melton, Una and Charles Mennello, Michael Mercury Plumbing Mersel Insurance Agency Morrison, Dr. Bayard H. Murphy, Mrs. Robert * Anonymous Myers, Mark * Neel, Annette P. Neel, David Neel, Robin and Tim Prince * Neidig, Flo * Nice, Marina C. Anonymous * Orlando Heart Center Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce Pare, Pamela and John Patterson, Carole * CSAC Perez, Mr. and Mrs. Tico Philip S. Harper Foundation * Pineloch Management Corporation and The Caruso Family * Pino Family Foundation * Pocklington, Pocklington & Forster Retail Investment Group of GVA Advantis, The Porth, Ina and Eli Prizer, Candice and John Quinn, Hallie and John Quinn, Teresa and Thomas * Regan, Tina and Christopher Reiner, Lynnet and Richard * Robertson, Patricia and Randall B. CSAC Robinson, Betty and Jim *

Roby, Bonnie and Loren * Anonymous Roper, Barbara and Bert * Rosow, Ruth Carp * CSAC Roy, Corrine K. Rudd, Pamela Cox and Robert Sam Flax Art & Design Supplies Sand Lake Dermatology Center * Sapp, Nancy * CSAC Schoene, Patricia and Stephen Anonymous Scudder, Walter Segal, Commissioner Bill and Sara Shapiro, Evelyn and Ronald Shearer, Nancy and John Shinn, Judith M. * Shoemaker, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Showalter, J. Stuart Showalter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. * CSAC Siegfried, Jean Silverg, Edward * Siskie, Sharon and Ben Schilling Smuckler, Dr. David and abas * Dr.. Maxine T Dr Tabas Sparkman, Karen and Rick Sprung, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas * Steilen, Ted H. Stuart, Paula Street, Virginia * Sublette, Suzie and Bill * Taylor, Fred and Joan Thakur, Dr. Murad Thomas, Marjorie Bekaert and Bryan * CSAC Thompson, Judith Townsend, Pat and John * United Space Alliance * Anonymous Vaughn Group, The * Vergowe, Diana * Von Dolteren-Fournier, Helen Wachovia Bank * Wagner, Gregory Waldron, Barbara and James Warren, Susan and Joe * Webman, Malka and Neil * Weiss, Ellen and Herb * CSAC Wexler, The Paul and Jacqueline Wexler Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Florida Whisler, Bruce A., Ph.D. Wilkerson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Williams, D. J. and D. Gary * Williams, Dr. and Mrs. John D. * CSAC Wilson, Deby and Shelby * Wilson, Edwin and Edward Woodill * Anonymous * Yesawich, Dr. Peter * Yocum, Walter * Young, Dr. Jack E.

Cornerstone Society members are the foundation of it all, acting as major investors in and ambassadors for WMFE. By joining them, you too, can help enable WMFE to expand its vision of excellence, develop new programs and projects, turn new ideas into reality and find innovative ways of serving you better. Your partnership will help WMFE strengthen its positive impact on the community and enhance the programs that you trust. For more information please contact Catherine McManus by phone at 407-273-2300, ext. 154 or by e-mail at cmcmanus@wmfe.org.

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member spotlight

What is your favorite WMFE program?

Ruth Rosow What is something we would be surprised to know about you? People are usually surprised to know I was recruited by the CIA as a senior undergrad at the University of Miami. I served at the American Embassy in Mexico DF in the “Political Section.” What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? The very first thing I do in the morning is turn on the radio ... usually to WMFE exclusively. (Only exception might be, on occasion, to get results of a football game the night before.)

“The best advice I ever received: make it a habit to treat EVERYONE as you would want to be treated.”

What is the smartest thing you ever did? Probably the smartest thing I ever did was marrying my husband Elliott (a confirmed bachelor), though we were only married 23 years.

Why do you support WMFE? I support WMFE and encourage my friends to also because I have never liked the idea of getting something for nothing. WMFE’s scope, depth, and coverage are incomparable. I like being associated with quality and that which is FIRST RATE.

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All the programming is so excellent … I cannot begin to name ‘em all. Morning Edition, Car Talk, (Left to right) Ruth Rosow pictured with 2005 Wait Wait Don’t Tell Bravo! Dinner guest speaker David Brancaccio and Jose A. Fajardo, WMFE President and CEO. Me, Terri Gross’ interviews, LeeAnn Hanson, Ira Glass, Marketplace, ad infinitum. (See, I could be a walking testimonial.) Forgot to mention a few of my local favorites: Becky Morgan’s Arts Connection, Pat Duggins from the Cape. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I ever received (and I consistently passed it on to my Senior High Foreign students over the more than 20 years teaching): make it a habit to treat EVERYONE as you would want to be treated. What’s your favorite sport and why? To mention just one favorite sport is difficult for me. As a Senior High teacher and department chair in the inner city of Miami, I was thrilled with every sport that demanded discipline and some academics from my students. Now, as a semi-retired adult, I would have to say football’s the favorite.

If you are interested in being spotlighted, please contact Catherine McManus at 407-273-2300, extension 154.

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London Symphony Orchestra to Perform Seven Concerts

90.7 in & out of the studio WHO IS MICHELE NORRIS?

Central Florida residents have an opportunity to see the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) perform July 13-28. The orchestra returns to Daytona Beach for their 17th appearance at the 2007 Florida International Festival. The LSO will perform seven concerts, several chamber concerts and recitals, and a special world-premiere performance marking the 50th anniversary of West Side Story.

Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, is one of the hosts of NPR’s newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio’s longestrunning national program. Michele began hosting the program, which airs on 90.7 WMFEFM weekdays at 4 p.m., on December 9, 2002.

The LSO will be led by a phenomenal line-up of internationally-acclaimed conductors, including returning favorites Marin Alsop (above) and Daytona Beach favorite Yan Pascal Tortelier. Making their Festival debuts as LSO Guest Conductors are FrancoisXavier Roth (at left) and European rising star Daniel Harding. The 2007 Festival will feature the world premiere performance of a special arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances, commissioned by the Deutche Gramophon Label for Evelyn Glennie. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the West Side Story premiere, Glennie will perform with the LSO on Saturday, July 21 during the orchestra’s American Masters concert.

Before coming to NPR, Michele was a correspondent for ABC News, a post she held from 1993 - 2002. As a contributing correspondent for the Closer Look segments on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Michele reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation’s drug problem and poverty. She has also reported for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. Her Washington Post series about a six-year-old who lived in a crack house was reprinted in the book Ourselves Among Others, along with essays by Václav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Annie Dillard and Gabriel García Márquez.

On Friday, July 27, Maestro Roth will lead the first-ever pairing of the LSO and The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Choir with the participation of Beach Bel Canto Singers in Ludwig van Beethoven’s No. 9 “Choral.” The performance will feature soprano Annalena Persson, mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and bass Neil Davies. Maestro Roth will also conduct the 2007 Pops! Concert with Music of Hollywood II, featuring an exciting selection of popular movie soundtracks, such as Jaws, Star Wars and more.

A four-time Pulitzer Prize entrant, Michele earned both an Emmy Award and Peabody Award for her contribution to ABC News’ coverage of September 11, 2001.

In addition to the LSO Concert Series, the Festival will include dozens of performances showcasing world-class artists such as Hungarian gypsy-jazz violinist and phenomenon Roby Lakatos; fado superstar Mariza; Arabic music master of the oud, violin and composer Simon Shaheen; great Catalán gambist Jordi Savall; Italian string quartet Quartetto Di Venezia; and more.

Listen for New VOICES on 90.7 FM More than a dozen members came to WMFE in May to perform in 90.7’s talent search. Listen for their voices during 90.7 FM’s member campaign in October.

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Don’t miss your opportunity to see the London Symphony Orchestra and other artistically brilliant musical performances. Purchase tickets by calling 1-866-8490731 (toll-free) or visiting www.fif-lso.org for details.

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90.7 wmfe-fm listings monday-wednesday

thursday

friday

5am

BBC World Update

6am

Morning Edition with Steve Inskeep, René Montagne and David Pitman

9am

Classical Music with Dave Glerum

1:00pm

Classical Music

3:00pm

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

4:00pm

All Things Considered with Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, Melissa Block and Pat Duggins

6:00pm

Marketplace

6:30

All Things Considered

7:00

Classical Music

8:00

Classical Music

Echoes

12mid

BBC World Service

BBC World Service

1am

Classical Music

Classical Music

saturday

Capitol Report The Arts Connection

sunday

5am

Classical Music

5am

Classical Music

7am

Latino USA

6am

BBC News

7:30am

BBC News

7am

With Heart & Voice

8am

Weekend Edition with Scott Simon

8am

Weekend Edition with Liane Hansen

10am

Car Talk

10am

11am

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

12:00noon

The Arts Connection

12:00noon

Car Talk

1:00pm

This American Life

1:00pm

From the Top

2:00pm

Living on Earth

2:00pm

Sunday Baroque with Suzanne Bona

3:00pm

Weekend America

5:00pm

All Things Considered

5:00pm

All Things Considered

6:00pm

Opera with Robert Swedberg

6:00pm

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

8:00pm

Classical Music

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BBC World Service

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Echoes

1am

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11:00pm

Hearts of Space

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Take Time to Celebrate! A Beauty, Health & Well-Being Conference for Hispanic Women Saturday, August 25, 2007 • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Andre Rieu Live in Concert

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2006 annual report

A Prarie Home Companion

Texas Ranch House


A Message from our Leaders

What a Run! Thirty-nine years ago marked the beginning of an incredible marathon. A long run that has seen many accomplishments along the way.

Dear Friends of WMFE, WMFE had another wonderful year in 2006! It was a year marked with many successes, including the successful achievement of membership and program sponsorship goals, increased audiences, successful events and the continued success of WMFE programming on all of its stations. But one major and important event occurred during the last meeting of the year of the WMFE Trustees in December. During this meeting the final steps of a multi-year leadership transition occurred when Stephen McKenney Steck stepped down as WMFE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and José A. Fajardo was elected as WMFE’s only second President and CEO. Steve, who served as CEO for the past 34 years and was a part of the WMFE staff for the past 39 years, was honored at the meeting with a resolution renaming the Executive Conference Center to the Stephen McKenney Steck Board Room. We are indeed thankful to Steve for his many years of service to WMFE! As we look forward, we see 2007 as a year of continued transition but also a year of remaining focused on our vision and our mission. During 2007, WMFE will have new leadership with José as WMFE’s newest President and CEO, a new Board chair will take the gavel in March 2007, and WMFE will begin to roll out many new local programming efforts as part of WMFE’s Vision for Our Future. During all of these changes and transitions, WMFE will remain focused by continuing to be your source of quality programming from PBS, NPR and many other sources. Stay tuned throughout the year for many more exciting announcements, as 2007 is poised to be another great year for WMFE!!

Joy Barrett Sabol Chair, WMFE Board of Trustees

Joy Barrett Sabol

Stephen McKenney Steck came to WMFE in 1967 as production manager. He was appointed operations manager in 1970 and was elected President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1972. His tenure in the local electronic media, combined with his 34 consecutive years as CEO of WMFE, rank him as the most tenured broadcasting executive in Central Florida.

During his tenure and leadership … • WMFE’s annual budget grew from $250,000 to more than $8 million. • WMFE’s physical plant moved to its current multi-million dollar broadcast center. • 90.7 WMFE-FM went on the air. • WMFE-TV and 90.7 FM’s programming schedules expanded to 24/7. • WMFE-TV’s weekly average audience increased to more than 476,000 households. • 90.7 FM’s weekly average audience increased to more than 176,850 listeners. • WMFE concluded a $4-million expansion of the Public Broadcasting Center in 1992 and another expansion project valued at $2 million in 2003. • WMFE completed a $10-million Campaign for Program Excellence in 2002, generating funds directed to local programming. • WMFE concluded the $7-million Campaign for Digital Television, that allowed the launch of WMFE-DT/Digital Channel 24 in 2003. • WMFE launched a new program vision for the stations during its 40th anniversary in 2005. These are only a few of the successes that WMFE accomplished under Steve’s guidance. Personally, Steve was a recipient of PBS’ National Award for Excellence in Major Giving and has been the recipient of an award by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for leadership in state funding. In addition, the board of the Florida Public Broadcasting Society recognized him as their most effective lobbyist. On January 1, 2007, Steve marked the end of the first phase of his distinguished marathon career in broadcasting. He begins his next phase as a full time staff member, throughout 2007, with the title President Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. Thereafter, Steve will retain the honorary title of President Emeritus and will transition back to his roots as an independent program producer. What a run! Thank you Steve, for 39 years of outstanding service to WMFE!

José A. Fajardo President & CEO, WMFE José A. Fajardo

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Remaining Focused on our Mission

Local businesses in Central Florida supported WMFE’s on-air programs and mission-related community events in record numbers. With more than $2 million in cash and in-kind support from corporate sponsors, including print advertising in For Members Only (FMO), WMFE was able to end the year $142,039 ahead of its record sponsorship goal of more than $1.4 million. The addition of significant new corporate support categories to sponsor WMFE programming resulted in the overall corporate support for WMFE increasing by 10 percent over the previous year. The new categories included automotive, home health care and employment.

The stations of WMFE will continue to be the dominant public broadcasting entities on air and online in Central Florida providing a program service free and accessible to all which reflects strong community interest and support while engaging, educating, entertaining and enriching a significant audience. WMFE will seek always to earn our donor’s and community’s respect by performing and leading in a manner which secures and broadens our base of utilization and support.

Commitment to the Community

WMFE will continue to be a uniquely local source of information and education about our community, our state and our world, exploring new methods of content distribution including multi-channel programming streams, and audio and video streaming and program archival on wmfe.org.

During the fiscal year 2006, WMFE presented several mission- and program-oriented events. These events helped raise more than $500,000 in net revenue for the stations and have had a remarkable impact on WMFE’s community connection.

WMFE will support a staff and volunteer corps who share a robust and on-going commitment to this mission and values and the goals necessary to advance it.

A few of the special fundraising events were Andre Rieu in Concert, The Capitol Steps Live and A Prairie Home Companion: The Movie premiere.

The results of these commitments will aid those who use the programming and services of WMFE to intelligently address substantive issues that affect their lives, their leisure, their education and their understanding of the community around them.

The Cornerstone Society, a family of WMFE members who annually give $1,000 or more to support the programming on the stations, celebrated its 13th year of existence with an annual recognition dinner at the WMFE Public Broadcasting Center. The event featured remarks from Ray Suarez, senior correspondent with PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Earning your Respect and Support

At the Orange County Convention Center, WMFE hosted its sixth annual Speaking of Women’s Health® conference, netting more than $112,000 in revenue. Once again, the conference was a sold out success, hosting more than 1,200 women.

WMFE’s Membership, Major Gifts and Program Sponsorship ended a very demanding fiscal year with gains in all areas, exceeding our budgeted goals! Members giving in amounts between $25 and $999 generated $3 million compared to the previous year of $2.8 million, an increase of 6 percent.

WMFE also hosted 500 women at the third annual Hablando de la Salud de la MujerTM, a health conference for Hispanic women in Central Florida. This conference netted more than $86,000, an increase of 115 percent over the previous year!

Other members, giving what we call “major gifts,” $1,000 or more, gave $330,395 compared with the previous year of $295,482, an increase of 11.8 percent.

WMFE’s employees also showed their commitment to Central Florida by donating canned foods for the Second Harvest Food Bank, participating in the Angel Tree toy drive by Chick-Fil-A and organizing a team to walk or run in the Insurance Office of America Corporate 5K benefiting the Track Shack Foundation.

Compelling programming on WMFE led to the addition of more than 1,500 new members, allowing the stations to enjoy an annual member count of 27,828, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year.

FMO: For Members Only

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• Great Performances’ South Pacific in Concert from Carnegie Hall • Live from Lincoln Center: The Light in the Piazza

Engaging, Educational, Entertaining and Enriching Programming …

Comedy

• Monty Python’s Personal Best • Monty Python’s Flying Circus added to British Comedy Saturdays

On WMFE-TV

History

• African-American Lives • Alpha Phi Alpha Men: A Century of Leadership • American Experience: Jessie James, Annie Oakley and John and Abbigail Adams • History Detectives • In Search of Myths and Heroes • Texas Ranch House

WMFE-TV telecasts a rich and compelling selection of children, drama, science, culture, comedy, history, news and information programs, now 24 hours a day. A weekly average of 476,250 households tuned-in to see the quality programming offered by WMFE-TV. WMFE remains focused on its program commitment to children, education, family, current events and the arts. As part of a nationwide commitment to children and education and to keep PBS and WMFE as the place for educational and entertaining television, PBS introduced the first ever PBS hosted preschool block. Featuring the new Curious George program, as well as new favorite It’s a Big, Big World, the new preschool block is tied together with frequent appearances by Miss Laurie and her sidekicks Hooper (a talking guinea pig) and Dash, the animated PBS Kid.

News & Information

• Bill Moyer’s On Faith and Reason • Frontline’s Country Boys, Can You Afford to Retire, Meth Epidemic and Age of Aids • Independent Lens: A Lion in the House • Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge

On WMFE’s Digital Channels During Fiscal Year 2006 WMFE’s digital channels became more robust. Now available to most Bright House and many other digital cable customers region wide, WMFE’s digital channels are realizing the promise set out in the Campaign for Digital Television several years ago.

Also this year, the new children’s series Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, which features a wacky animated dog (Ruff) and the adventures on which he sends real live kids, was introduced to rave reviews.

WMFE-HD features the same high-quality programming from WMFE-TV, but in Wide Screen and High Definition when available.

Highlights of the quality prime-time programming that aired on WMFE-TV throughout the year include:

Drama

WMFE-ED is for Education. Weekdays are devoted to programs for Kindergarten through 12th grade as we present the Florida Knowledge Network. Evenings and weekends are devoted to PBS Kids programming, including extra airings of beloved programs such as Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. (In March 2007, WMFE-ED is changing channel positions, and will not be available to cable subscribers. Visit wmfe.org/dtv for the latest details.)

• Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silk Stocking with Rupert Everett, and the Emmy-nominated Bleak House featuring Gillian Anderson • Mystery’s Jericho, Miss Marple and Inspector Lynley series

Science & Nature

• Exploring Space: The Quest for Life • Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures • Journey to Planet Earth hosted by Matt Damon • Nature: Crime Scene Creatures • Nova: Einstein’s Big Idea

WMFE CFAN began to fulfill the promise of a comprehensive local public affairs channel. CFAN – the Central Florida Alliance Network – features programs about Central Florida, as well as the entire state. In 2006, the station broadcast extensive coverage of the Florida Legislature, rebroadcasts of GOAA Backstage, Future Vision and other WMFE productions, plus

Culture

• A Capitol Fourth 2006 • American Masters: Walter Cronkite, Nat King Cole, Andy Warhol and John Wayne

Masterpiece Theatre

Great Performances

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus

African American Lives


• National Memorial Day Concert • This American Life

gavel-to-gavel coverage of the confirmation hearings for Justice Samuel Alito. In 2007, CFAN will expand with programming from community partners including Orange TV, Seminole Government TV, Access Osceola and more.

Addressing the Issues Affecting our Lives …

WMFE Encore! is the “sleeping giant” of our digital TV offerings. Featuring prime time programming during the day, WMFE Encore! provides programs for adults such as Nova, American Experience, Great Train Journeys and many more.

WMFE remains focused on addressing the issues affecting the lives of Central Floridians by producing and telecasting relevant and quality local programming.

On WMFE-TV

On 90.7 WMFE-FM

Ballot 2006 Central Florida’s most-tenured televised candidate forum was back with 22 primary election programs, and an additional 16 programs for the general election, covering Congress, Florida House and Senate, and Orange and Seminole County Commissions. This year WMFE added Orange, Seminole and Osceola School Board races to the Ballot schedule.

90.7 WMFE-FM continues to offer national and local news, information, entertaining variety programs and classical music 24 hours day. A weekly average of 176,850 listeners enjoy 90.7 FM’s eclectic mix of programs. The station remains committed to being a National Public Radio (NPR) News and classical music station. Morning Edition was enhanced with the addition of local host David Pitman to the WMFE news team. A weekly series, One World, Many Stories, was added to the 90.7 FM schedule on Thursday evenings. The new series offers documentaries from around the world with topics ranging from an examination of the rise of Arab media to a portrait of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one year later.

UCF Metro, a partnership between UCF’s Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies and WMFE, finished its fourth year. Hosted by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin, UCF Metro focuses on how the University of Central Florida is helping to build a better community. Future Vision earned the 2006 Telly Award Silver (the top honor) for its dynamic coverage of the growth of high-tech industry in Central Florida.

90.7 FM’s classical music programming was also enhanced, kicking-off 2006 with a live international broadcast on Mozart Day, the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birth. This led to the premiere of a yearlong noontime program, Mozart Café, which featured the music of Mozart, as well as music in the same spirit or style.

GOAA Backstage presented a unique portrait of the remarkable businesses that are a part of the Orlando International Airport property operated by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). Naturally Central Florida, as both a seven-part series of half-hours, and as a one-hour summary program, identified seven “must-save” natural areas in Central Florida. Created by a partnership of the UCF Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies, UCF TV and MyRegion.org, this program is part of a much larger community effort called How Shall We Grow?

Additional highlights of the year include:

News and Information • The Arts Connection • All Things Considered • Living on Earth • Marketplace

In addition to programming, WMFE also substantially increased its commitment to closed captioning – the display of text transcriptions of programs. All local programs and pledge breaks are now captioned.

Variety Programs

• A Prairie Home Companion • Car Talk • The Capitol Steps – Politics Takes a Holiday specials

Bill Moyers on America

Morning Edition

Car Talk

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On 90.7 WMFE-FM

In addition to launching the all-new wmfe.org, several Web pages were created to keep you informed on special events and news reports. The special pages included special In-Depth sections with relevant resource links, Speaking of Women’s Health® and Hablando de la Salud de la MujerTM events.

90.7 WMFE-FM’s news team examined four major topics of interest to the community this fiscal year under the WMFE In-Depth banner. In-Depth features a five-day series of reports, commentaries, interviews and an On the Line call-in program. Sexual Offenders: Beyond the Hype looked at the pros and cons of possible solutions to stopping sexual offenders from committing future crimes. Central Florida’s Growing Pains examined whether Central Florida’s unprecedented growth is good or bad. FCAT Under the Microscope looked at whether or not the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is the best way to ensure the state’s school children are learning what they need to know to graduate and become productive citizens. Immigration Reform Hits Home focused on the issues of immigration reform and the effects they may have on our community.

Keeping you Informed WMFE continues to look for ways to keep you informed of upcoming national and local programs, as well as WMFE developments and events. This year, WMFE was able to replace the hurricanedamaged marquee with a new electronic display. The new marquee allows us to promote upcoming events and programs to potential new viewers and listeners driving on East Colonial Drive.

90.7 FM provided extensive coverage of the mid-term elections. In addition to broadcasting NPR’s hundreds of reports, the 90.7 FM news team covered major area races and provided previews of the Ballot 2006 television broadcasts and also participated in the television programs. Additionally, the team worked with other Florida Public Radio stations to produce reports about the various constitutional amendments on the ballot.

With the assistance of Nimlok Orlando, WMFE also created a new portable display to provide more exposure for the stations at WMFE events and to promote the stations at community events such as the Hispanic Business Expo. WMFE also provides information through our electronic newsletter sent to subscribers every two weeks and our monthly, members only magazine, FMO.

Exploring New Methods of Content Distribution

Through a trade with the Orlando Sentinel, WMFE has been able to place more than 67 ads in the newspaper’s Calendar and Good Living sections promoting our programs and events.

WMFE’s “online channel” wmfe.org boasts a new look, new features and more fun! • Listen to 90.7 FM local news features from the improved audio archives. • Listen live, 24/7, to 90.7 FM. • View the classical music play list for details of pieces just heard on 90.7 FM. • Stay connected to Central Florida’s vibrant cultural scene, by subscribing to The Arts Connection podcast. • See whom WMFE is bringing to town next on the WMFE Events section. • Explore the WMFE Kids section for games, activities and more with favorite PBS characters. • Shop in the WMFE E-store for PBS and NPR merchandise at discount prices. • Donate online – it’s easy and fast!

90.7 WMFE-FM On-Air Team

In addition, the stations became the subject of more than 255 stories or highlights in regional newspapers and magazines. WMFE was honored with eight front-page covers from the Orlando Sentinel’s Sunday edition, TV Time. The combined circulation of the coverage brought WMFE into focus in front of 41.2 million readers and an estimated advertising value of more than $552,000.

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A Vision for Our Future

2006 Revenue & Expenses

You may recall from last year’s edition that WMFE was moving forward in implementing many of the elements of WMFE’s Vision for Our Future, which included the addition of several local programs to WMFE-TV and 90.7 WMFE-FM, a robust local community outreach initiative, more national programming and better branding and promotion.

WMFE-TV/FM operated on a cash budget of approximately $7.15 million. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, total operating revenues were $7,736,306 against total expenses of $7,156,251. In addition, the stations received $168,863 in contributions for capital equipment and expended $372,654 for capital equipment and capital equipment fundraising costs. Most of the capital revenue and expenditures were related to the conversion to digital television broadcasting.

During 2006, WMFE focused on raising the funds to implement the Vision. In total WMFE would need $807,000 each year for three years to fully implement all the elements of the Vision. Of this amount, $207,000 is coming right out of WMFE’s general operating budget and is already identified. Another $185,000 is planned to come from local cities, counties and school boards. The remaining $415,000 will come from various sources, including local foundations, donors and a federal grant. We are pleased to report that as of this writing WMFE IS on target to secure the entire amount to implement WMFE’s Vision for Our Future!

Revenue 11% 9%

80%

We are now hiring staff and putting together plans to implement the programming components of the Vision, which we hope to have ready for broadcast by late Spring or early Summer 2007! It’s going to be an exciting year of programming on WMFE, made possible by your Vision for WMFE!

federal state local

821,156 717,916 6,197,234

TOTAL

7,736,306

2006 WMFE Board of Trustees Joy Barrett Sabol*, Chair William E. Sublette, Esq.*, Vice Chair Judy Albertson David A. Auerbach, M.D.* Judith M. Duda* Raymond Gilley Ted Hassen Beat Kahli Martha J. Kessler Bud Kirk Arthur N. Litowitz, D.M.D. Joe D. Matheny Jennifer Mooney Ramon A. Ojeda Tammy Paycer Paul C. Perkins, Jr. John Shearer, Bob Showalter* David Smuckler, M.D. Stephen McKenney Steck* Ana Tangel-Rodriguez* Marjorie Bekaert Thomas* D. Gary Williams Areej Zufari

Expenses

31% 49% 20%

*Member of WMFE Executive Committee

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administration development broadcast

1,401,035 2,239,196 3,516,020

TOTAL

7,156,251


WMFE PrOgrAM SPOnSOrS Able Trust Acura ADG Business & Governmental Consultants Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath, & Gilchrist, P.A. Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop, & Madson, P.A. American Home Companions Arnold Palmer Hospital Art of the Party Arts at Rollins College Atlantic Center for the Arts Ashington-Pickett Foundation Av-Med Bach Festival Society Baldwin Park Barry University Bergamo’s Italian Restaurant Big City Catering BJ’s Wholesale Club BlueCross BlueShield of Florida Blue Rose Resort Bogin, Munns, and Munns Breakfast Club of America Bright House Networks Business and Professional Women Camp Solutions Casa de Mexico Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Central Florida Higher Education Alliance CFA Society of Orlando Charity Cars Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art Cirque Du Soleil/Walt Disney World Commercial Air Conditioning and Commercial Electrical, Inc. Concord Records Conviveon Cottman Transmission Cross, Fernandez and Riley Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College Council on American Islamic Relations of Florida Creative Playthings Darden Restaurants de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris, & Neal, LLP Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano, & Bozarth Dexters of Thornton Park Discovery Channel Disney Parks & Resorts Dixie Crossroads Duke Fuqua School of Business Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Event Marketing & Management International Eye Associates of Winter Park Fannie Hillman and Associates Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Festival of Orchestras Florida Chamber Foundation Florida Farm Bureau Florida Film Festival Florida Folk Festival Florida Hospital Florida International Festival Florida Lottery Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Florida Young Artists Orchestra Gaylord Palms Orlando Resort Hotels and Convention Center Giant Recreation World Grand Bohemian Hotel Green Meadows Petting Farm Hamilton Holt School, Rollins College Hanley Hall Hispanic Business Initiative Fund Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Holler Classic Human Performance Institute Hyatt Regency, Orlando Airport In Bloom Florists Inland Lakes Railway Isle of Skye Audio Productions J. Rolfe Davis Insurance Agency Janney Montgomery Scott John Michael Weddings & Special Events Keith Simpson with MetLife Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Kids Quarters Furniture Kidwell Pest Management Kumon Math & Reading Centers Lake Mary Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Lake Mary Psychiatric Services Land Resource Company Lockheed Martin Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed Main Street Realtors MacFL Mark Lang & Associates Mateer & Harbert Mears Transportation Menello Museum of Art Meritage Homes Mount Dora Music Festival Nature Conservancy Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation Nemours Children’s Clinic North Highland Company

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GREAT PERFORMANCES A Tribute to James Taylor The all-star line-up of performers celebrating James Taylor in the gala concert includes Jackson Brown, David Crosby, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Keith Urban and more.

Tonight at 9:30

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GREAT PERFORMANCES

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Joining Clapton are fellow ax legends Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh and J.J. Cale; bluesmen Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin and Jimmie Vaughan; and James Taylor, Vince Gill and John Mayer. Highlights include renditions of classics like “After Midnight” and “Layla,” as well as recent hits like Mayer’s “City Love.”

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Coming this Fall on

UCF-TV is now on Bright House Networks digital channel 1 in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. UCF TV can also be seen online at www.ucf.tv

UCF SportsKnight

This 30-minute weekly television program will focus on all of UCF’s athletic programs. UCF TV will broadcast the show several times each week, and episodes will be available as part of Bright House Networks’ OnDemand programming. UCF graduate Jeff Sharon will serve as the show’s host and co-producer. UCF TV will also broadcast UCF Sports Today with George O’Leary immediately following UCF SportsKnight.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

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Spain...on the road Again

Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Chef Mario Batali and others take the ultimate road trip adventure in this unscripted, anything-goes program showcasing Spain’s regional cuisine, art, history, and culture as it’s never been seen.

Get answers to today’s difficult finanfinan cial questions. Upcoming episodes look at the glimmers of hope in the housing market and how new innovations can save you money.

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

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Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009

Go along for the ride as the crews depart from Spain and head to India, Singapore and China before finishing in St. Petersburg, Russia. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean yacht race.

Premiering in November

The Gallery

Host Be Boyd takes you inside the UCF College of Arts & Humanities for a documentary look at the creative process of the visual and performing arts.

Mondays at 11:30 a.m.


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In every episode, veterans’ accounts of battle are interwoven with the poignant recollections of their loved ones back home, who, for four long years, carried on with their lives, contributed to the war effort, and lived in constant fear of telegrams containing news to terrible to bear.

The War, War, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history – a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America – and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

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Membership in the McKean Society begins with an annual contribution of $10,000 or more and includes the following benefits: An invitation to attend the annual recognition dinner and private reception with public broadcasting celebrity and fellow donors Exclusive seating at the annual recognition dinner with public broadcasting celebrity and/or executive and fellow donors Priority seating at WMFE events Choice of four complimentary WMFE on-air thank you gifts Special “on air” and “in print”recognition, if desired, on WMFE-TV, 90.7 WMFE-FM and in WMFE publications Exclusive invitations to selected live broadcasts, tapings or other studio events Private lunch or dinner with WMFE’s CEO and a public broadcasting celebrity for you and three guests (at mutually agreed upon time) Private Tour of WMFE Public Broadcasting Center Annual subscription to The Society newsletter Annual subscription to FMO FMO, WMFE’s monthly program guide

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$5,000 to $9,999 and includes all Cornerstone benefits plus: Private reception with public broadcasting celebrity and fellow donors Private Tour of WMFE Public Broadcasting Center Choice of two complimentary WMFE on-air thank you gifts* Special “on–air” recognition, if desired, on WMFE-TV and 90.7 WMFE-FM

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$1,000 to $4,999 and includes: An invitation for you and one guest to attend the annual recognition dinner and reception with a public broadcasting celebrity and fellow donors Special discount on WMFE thank you gifts Special “in print” recognition, if desired, in special WMFE publications Annual subscription to The Society newsletter Annual subscription to FMO FMO, WMFE’s monthly program guide

Cornerstone Society members were recently sent information regarding WMFE’s new vision for our major giving program, which introduced the McKean Society level of giving. Listed below are the benefits associated with our new giving levels. If there are any questions regarding these new levels, please call Donna Wittmann, Major Giving Manager, at 407-273-2300, extension 117.

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Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy.

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In his next project for PBS, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns explores America’s experience of the greatest cataclysm in human history, the Second World War.

An Update for the WMFE Cornerstone Society

In extraordinary times … there are no ordinary lives.

The film honors the bravery, endurance and sacrifice of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as The War.

Interviewing the Interviewer

She’s one of public radio’s most revered hosts, an intelligent, gentle, and provocative voice that more than 4 million people count on each week.

Terry Gross, host of Fresh Air, Air, has conducted nearly 5,000 interviews during the program’s national run. A variety of top publications count Terry among the country’s leading interviewers. She asks probing questions while taking great care to create an atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable and thus volunteer rather than surrender the answers. Recently, Terry took the time to answer a few questions.

Q: How do you think you’ve evolved as a host over the years? A: When I started to do interviews in Buffalo at WBFO, I was only 23 years old. I think many of my questions were asked out of pure curiosity. Now that I’m older, and I’ve read a lot more, I think my questions come more out of experience and a kind of depth of knowledge than they could have when I was younger.

Q: After doing thousands of interviews, how are you still curious? A: I’ll never get tired of music and movies and books. If you’re talking about things that you love, you’re going to be curious about it. And likewise about the world. When we have soldiers in Iraq, how can you not care about that? How can you not care about our health insurance policies? That’s the greatest blessing of the work: it encompasses the most interesting things in the world. Q: Given all the people you have met and interviewed, how can you describe yourself as shy? A: As a professional interviewer, I’m not shy – I can ask anything. But when I’m on my own, no microphone, out in the world, that’s where I’m much more shy and self-conscious and basically uncomfortable. And in terms of courage to ask questions, that’s the only place that I’m really courageous. You’ll never see me spending my vacation climbing a mountain or doing an adventurous hike. Those men and women who are war correspondents, those are some of my heroes. And I can’t imagine having to do that – I lack those genes completely. Listen to Terry on Fresh Air, weekdays at 3 p.m. on 90.7 FM. Better yet, see her live in Orlando on March 2, 2008, at The Plaza Theatre and learn more about how she developed and honed her interview style as she shares audio clips from her program. Order your tickets now by calling 1-800-785-2020 or visit wmfe.org.

At the Start

Steve is married to Desta L. Horner, a former teacher at Winter Springs High School in Seminole County. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Last month, at age 63, Steve attained a 10-year goal: starting in and finishing a marathon (a 26.2 mile foot race) in every state in the US (and the District of Columbia) and in all 7 continents (yes, including Antarctica)!

Major accomplishments during his tenure include moving WMFE’s physical plant to a multi-million dollar broadcast center in East Orlando, the activation of public radio station 90.7 WMFE-FM, expanding both station’s programming to a full 24-hour per day schedule, overseeing a program schedule which is viewed each week by more than 485,000 households in Central Florida, and a radio schedule listened to each week by more than 194,000 Central Florida residents. Steck has concluded a $4 million expansion of the Public Broadcasting Center in 1992, a $2 million re-expansion in 2003, and a $10 million Campaign for Program Excellence in 2002 generating funds directed to local programming connecting the community in a manner not duplicated by local electronic media. He has recently concluded WMFE’s $7 million Campaign for Digital Television that activated WMFEDT/Channel 23 in 2003, and he has launched the creation of a new $2.4 million dollar program vision for the stations. A transition to digital radio broadcasting rests in the short-term future. Under his leadership, WMFE’s budget has grown from $250,000 to more than $8 million annually.

At the Finish

Along the Run

A native Orlandoan, Steve began his career in 1959 at WFTV (then WLOF) as a TV director and later as senior producer/director for news and public affairs programs. He started a 40-year run at WMFE in 1967 as production manager. He was appointed operations manager in 1970 and was elected President in 1972.

Earlier this year Steve passed the CEO-torch to José A. Fajardo, concluding a multi-year plan of succession endorsed by the WMFE Board to assure a successful transition of executive leadership.

On May 5, 2007, attendees at the 14th Annual Cornerstone Society Reception and Dinner celebrated a lifetime in broadcasting – Steve’s career: 48-years to be exact! His tenure in the local electronic media, coupled with his 34-consecutive years as CEO of WMFE, rank him as the most tenured broadcasting executive in Central Florida and, we are told, probably the most tenured consistently serving CEO in public broadcasting today!

Stephen McKenney Steck ...W hat a R un !

Don’t miss this powerful documentary coming to WMFE-TV in September.


The 14th Annual Cornerstone Society Reception and Dinner was held on Saturday, May 5th, at The Peabody Orlando. This event recognized Stephen McKenney Steck on the occasion of his retirement after 40 years of service to WMFE. The evening was also a salute to Cornerstone Society members and others who individually and collectively came together at points during Steve’s four decades to bring WMFE’s programming mission to where it is today. As one attendee commented, “it was a fine tribute worthy of one who, by personal grit, achieved a wonderfully successful career.”

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Kirk, Nancy and Bud * CSAC Kolba, Alan and Kathryn Farynowski Kolin, Lawrence Kuhns, Anne and Rolf * Lackman, Susan Cohn, Ph.D., M.B.A. Lawrence, Rosalie and David * Lawson, E. Bruce Libert, Dr. David and Ruth * Lichtenwalter, Jan and the Jay Bee Jewelers Family of Titusville Linders, Jeanie/Menopause the Musical® Lloyd, Luther R., II Lockheed Martin * CSAC Lockett, Jane A. Longstaff, Frances and G. Geoffrey * Lord, Carolyn and John * Anonymous Luce, Carolyn and Alan Luche, Winifred and Thomas * Macnab, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Maguire, Skippy * Anonymous * Mathias, Robin and Kip McManus, Catherine and Sean * CSAC McNee, Drew Medvitz, Sarah Melton, Una and Charles Mennello, Michael Mercury Plumbing Miller Hardware Morrison, Dr. Bayard H. Murphy, Mrs. Robert * Anonymous Myers, Mark * Neel, Annette P. Neel, David Neel, Robin and Tim Prince * Neidig, Flo * Nice, Marina C. Anonymous * Orlando Heart Center Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce Pare, Pamela and John Patterson, Carole * CSAC Peabody Orlando, The Perez, Mr. and Mrs. Tico Philip S. Harper Foundation * Pineloch Management Corporation and The Caruso Family * Pino Family Foundation * Pocklington, Pocklington & Forster Retail Investment Group of GVA Advantis, The Porth, Ina and Eli Prizer, Candice and John Quinn, Hallie and John Quinn, Teresa and Thomas * Regan, Tina and Christopher Reiner, Lynnet and Richard * Robertson, Patricia and Randall B. CSAC Robinson, Betty and Jim * Roby, Bonnie and Loren * Roper, Barbara and Bert * Rosow, Ruth Carp * CSAC Rotary Club of Orlando Roy, Corrine K. Rudd, Pamela Cox and Robert Sam Flax Art & Design Supplies Sand Lake Dermatology Center * Sapp, Nancy * CSAC Schoene, Patricia and Stephen Anonymous Scudder, Walter Segal, Commissioner Bill and Sara Shapiro, Evelyn and Ronald Shearer, Nancy and John Shinn, Judith M. * Shoemaker, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Showalter, J. Stuart Showalter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. * CSAC Siegfried, Jean Silverg, Edward * Siskie, Sharon and Ben Schilling Smuckler, Dr. David and Dr. Maxine Tabas * Sparkman, Karen and Rick Sprung, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas * Steilen, Ted H. Stuart, Paula Street, Virginia * Sublette, Suzie and Bill * Tangel-Rodriguez & Associates Taylor, Fred and Joan Thakur, Dr. Murad Thomas, Marjorie Bekaert and Bryan * CSAC Thompson, Judith Townsend, Pat and John * United Space Alliance * Anonymous Vaughn Group, The * Vergowe, Diana * Von Dolteren-Fournier, Helen Wagner, Gregory Waldron, Barbara and James Warren, Susan and Joe * Webman, Malka and Neil * Weiss, Ellen and Herb * CSAC Wexler, The Paul and Jacqueline Wexler Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Florida Whisler, Bruce A., Ph.D. Wilkerson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Williams, D. J. and D. Gary * Williams, Dr. and Mrs. John D. * CSAC Wilson, Deby and Shelby * Wilson, Edwin and Edward Woodill * Anonymous * Yesawich, Dr. Peter * Yocum, Walter * Young, Dr. Jack E.

Stephen McKenney Steck Stephen McKenney Steck, WMFE President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to the CEO. Steve and his wife, Desta Horner, have been Cornerstone Society members since 1993.

Active Cornerstone Society Members as of June 1, 2007

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Q. What led you to seek a career in public broadcasting? A. The opportunity to become more involved in television production when I left my job as senior producer/director at Orlando’s WLOF-TV/Channel 9, the ABC affiliate (now known as WFTV), where I worked from 1959 to 1967. Barbara Roper with Stephen McKenney Steck WMFE Vice President for Membership Catherine McManus with her daughter, Caitlin; and Stephen McKenney Steck

(Left to right) Stephen McKenney Steck; Gary Barker; and Commissioner Bill Segal

WMFE Board of Trustees Chair Bill Sublette

WMFE wasn’t “public broadcasting” at the time (1967). It was ‘instructional television” and the fledgling station was extensively involved in production of local programs for classroom viewing by public school students. Joining Channel 24 as Production Manager opened up for me a more broad and deep experience in programming and production. Q. Do you have a life philosophy? A. Step out of the grandstand and onto the playing field. I like to base my living on remarks from Teddy Roosevelt who speaks of a man who “… is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat…who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

(Left to right) Desta Horner; Jim and Betty Robinson; and Stephen McKenney Steck

(Left to Right) The Honorable José R. Rodriguez; Michelle Fajardo; WMFE Board of Trustees member Ana TangelRodriguez; WMFE President & CEO José A. Fajardo; Debra and David Auerbach. Mr. Auerbach is a WMFE Board of Trustees member.

Hank and Gail Dressel

Ruth Gray and Stephen McKenney Steck

Q. Who was your mentor? A. Tom Grubbs, then Production Manager at Channel 9. Tom not only indulged a young boy’s bubbling ambition, but also instilled in me the personal goal of leadership: leading by stepping onto the playing field and setting a personal example. At a recognition event WMFE hosted for me, I had the special honor of formally introducing Tom as my mentor to 360 guests who gathered that evening. Later, in a note to me, Tom concluded by writing “I believed in your abilities way back when...it’s so nice to know that I was right.” A mentor 4-decades ago remains a mentor today! Q. What are the words you live by?

(Left to right) Christy Delk; Jim McCall; Nancy and Bud Kirk. Mr. Kirk is a WMFE Board of Trustees member

Kim and Bob Showalter. Mr. Showalter is a WMFE Board of Trustees member. Byron Sabol and WMFE Board of Trustees member Joy Barrett Sabol

Stephen McKenney Steck; WMFE Board of Trustees Vice Chair Judy Duda with her daughter, Kathy Duda Love

A. Ask. Listen. Seek. Plan. Advance. Laugh. Confront. Persist. Thank. Ask for opinions. Listen to others (even when I don’t want to!). Seek sustainability. Have a plan. Advance substance over sizzle. Keep a sense of humor. Stare down adversity. Don’t give up. Offer frequent thanks to others, and to God. Q. Congratulations on completing your goal of finishing a marathon in all 50 United States and on every continent in the world. What was your most memorable marathon experience? A. The first step across the starting line in my first ever marathon in Detroit. Pretty daunting! Q. Which marathon was your most challenging and why? A. Antarctic and Kenya – for the cold and the heat. And for realizing I didn’t travel there just to start, I also needed to finish! Doubly daunting! Q. If you had not chosen to pursue a career in broadcasting, what would you have done professionally? A. As a youth – a professional bike racer, like Lance Armstrong! Now – a minister in the field of religion.

Nancy and John Shearer. Mr. Shearer is a WMFE Board of Trustees member.

(Left to Right) Kevin Scudder, guest of Walter Scudder; and WMFE Vice President for Membership Catherine McManus

Q. How would you like to be remembered? (Left to right) Stephen McKenney Steck; Michelle Fajardo;, Sandra and Gary Barker, and WMFE President and CEO José A. Fajardo

Stephen McKenney Steck and Harold Ward, President of Elizabeth Genius Morse Genius Foundation

A. To be remembered is enough. “How” is in the minds of others. Q. What is your favorite program on WMFE Channel 24 or 90.7 FM? A. Each one that ends with me realizing that program is why we do what we do at WMFE! Q. Why do you believe it is so important to financially support public broadcasting? A. So that the stations have the resources to do those programs. Seldom will you find those programs in any other place but public broadcasting! Q. What would your message in a bottle be? A. Help! Get me off this island. My membership has lapsed!

Ruth and David Libert Stephen McKenney Steck; WMFE Board of Trustee member Arthur Litowitz; and former WMFE Vice President for Membership, Bob Kovacevich

Stephen McKenney Steck and WMFE Board of Trustees member Ted Hassen

J. Stuart Showalter with guest, Karla Wuest; and Stephen McKenney Steck

Q. What is the one thing you liked most about being the President and CEO of WMFE? A. Asking for and gaining your financial support!

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