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TWIN CITIES PBS PREMIERES ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SAINT PAUL WINTER CARNIVAL

November 22, 2016

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

As Snowflakes Begin to Fly, TPT Releases “The Legendary Saint Paul Winter Carnival”

Saint Paul, Minn. Nov. 22, 2016 – Twin Cities PBS (TPT) is scheduled to air a brand-new documentary about the Saint Paul Winter Carnival on November 29 at 7 p.m. on TPT 2.

Produced by TPT, this new documentary is rich with archival film footage and images that capture Saint Paul throughout the Carnival’s astonishing 130-year history. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is one of the oldest winter carnivals in the nation, and its story is reflected throughout the city and in the people who call Saint Paul home, proving they can do extraordinary things in cold weather.

The Legendary Saint Paul Winter Carnival presents stories about Winter Carnival sports, ice palaces, parades and the royal families, and it answers age-old questions such as: “Who are the Vulcans exactly?”

“This whirlwind documentary marches through Saint Paul’s history, “says Writer and Producer Ashleigh Rowe. “In the late 1880s, Saint Paul was a bustling railroad, shipping, grain and lumber hub, and the Carnival began as a way to showcase the city as a year-round attraction. Louis Hill, son of empire builder James J. Hill, revived the Carnival before World War I. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival came to life in a different way on film and television, and it has continued to evolve through the ages. We’re thrilled to present this story about a festival that, year after year, brings together hundreds of thousands in our community.”

The Legendary Saint Paul Winter Carnival premières on November 29 at 7 p.m. on TPT 2. More information about the program can be found here. The Legendary Saint Paul Winter Carnival is funded by the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Legacy Amendment.

 

About Twin Cities PBS (TPT)
The mission of TPT is to “enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media.”

As one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) uses television, interactive media and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its nearly 60-year history, TPT has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards, and national and regional Emmys.

Based in St. Paul, MN, TPT is the most highly -viewed public TV station in the nation, reaching over 1.7 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels. The organization’s particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children; serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America’s aging population; engaging a new generation in the power of public media; and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission to enrich lives and strengthen community.

For more information about TPT, visit our website at staging.tpt.org or join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact:

Elle Lyons, TPT Communications Manager

651-229-1491 |   elyons@tpt.org

© Twin Cities Public Television - 2016. All rights reserved.

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