Panhandle PBS’ signature local program will come back for a second season in August.
The Handle, a newsmagazine program, will return at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. It will air weekly for 12 weeks at 7 p.m. Thursdays on Panhandle PBS, encoring at midnight Saturdays (late Fridays) and 4:30 p.m. Sundays. The series also can be watched at panhandlepbs.org/thehandle and across all PBS apps.
The Handle celebrates what makes our region unique. So often, people here believe they’re ordinary when they’re really quite extraordinary. This new 30-minute weekly television series opens the eyes of its audience to the possibilities right in our midst.
Each week’s episode feature several segments focusing on newsworthy people and places — sometimes grouped thematically, sometimes offering a broader look at different aspects of Panhandle life.
Upcoming episodes will include an in-depth look at the redevelopment of the Barfield Building in downtown Amarillo; an insider’s pass to the Amarillo Sod Poodles’ first, record-breaking season; and a three-part series on the City of Amarillo’s neighborhood plans for North Heights, the Barrio and San Jacinto.
A special episode tied to Ken Burns’ upcoming eight-part Country Music documentary series will explore the life and legacy of Turkey native Bob Wills and take a look at how Amarillo’s Armadillo 95.7 is changing the face of the Texas radio industry. Country Music will debut Sept. 15 on Panhandle PBS.
In addition, Season 2 will feature “View from the Hill,” a series of segments by producer Nolyn Hill, a recent addition to the region who’ll put fresh eyes on aspects of the region that long-time residents may overlook.
The Handle is made possible in part with support from Amarillo National Bank and The Waite & Genevieve Phillips Foundation.