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Popular local productions get anniversary-year encores on Panhandle PBS
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Encore screenings of popular local programming begins Thursday.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Panhandle PBS turns 30 years old this year, and to celebrate, we’re opening our vault.

Beginning March 15, we’ll air weekly encores of some of our most beloved locally produced specials from the past three decades.

“Looking back over the past 30 years, we’ve told stories of the people, the artists and the history of our region,” director of operations Kyle Arrant said. “We’re proud to share them again with our viewers.”

Encores will air at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 16 in Live Here’s usual time slot.

Our look back begins with 1999’s Rick Husband: Man with a Mission (1999) at 7 p.m. March 15, then Natural Wonder of Texas: Palo Duro Canyon (2009) at 7 p.m. March 22 and Jim Wilson: A Place in My Heart (2006) at 7 p.m. March 29.

Other broadcasts in April will include Ben Konis: The Artist’s Artist (2010) on April 5, Memories of Black Sunday on April 12, Cadillac Ranch: Fame, Fins & Fantasy (2012) on April 19, Suzuki: The Music Within (1996) on April 26.

May broadcasts will include Behind the Brand (1993) on May 3, Live Strong, Die Well (2009) on May 10, Cathedral in the Desert (2008) on May 17, Bragging Rights: Coors Cowboy Rodeo (2012) on May 24 and Quanah Parker (1997) on May 31.

June broadcasts will include Pepe Romero (2002) on June 7, Hugo Loewenstern: That Alto Man (2001) on June 14, Polk Street Jazz: One Night Only (2010) on June 21 and Doug Smith: There It Is (2003) on June 28.

In July, we’ll show Route 66: Journey Through Texas (1999) on July 5, John Bayless: Music Is There Always (1998) on July 12, Goodnight: Panhandle Trailblazer (2011) on July 19 and Mary Jane Jonson: From the Heart (1996) on July 26

And in August, Cowboy Mystique: Tribute to Buck Ramsey (1999) on Aug. 2, See You at the Nat (1996) on Aug. 9 and Through Thin Air: The Evolution of Broadcasting in the Panhandle (1999) on Aug. 16.



Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.