During the "pledge break" in the middle of Friday's Casual Conversation with Paula Kerger, KSPS unveiled a new three-minute video to answer the question...
Why Support KSPS?
KSPS Public Television provides programs and events that entertain, engage, and educate to enrich all the communities we serve.
Tom: Just the magnificence of our world is brought to us in that box, and you never know who it’s going to touch.
Greg: I go right there, because I know I’m going to have some quality television viewing
Jeannette: I really appreciate all the music. That just feeds my soul.
Jaye: It’s always something that I feel good watching, whether it’s watching with my husband, watching with our kids, or just watching to learn something for myself.
Say, ‘I am strong.’
I am strong!
Dave: There are generations of kids out there now that grew up with a message that came from this station:
Mr. Rogers: You are special.
Phillip: We could truly sit them down in front of PBS and KSPS and not have to worry about what they were being influenced by.
Jay: She loves all the programs, and I love feeling good about the fact that she’s learning.
Thank you very much.
Jeannette: I think as you age, the world has a tendency to close in; and an easy way to keep up with all the new things is to watch public television.
Greg: There are many, many kinds of educational things that happen on [public] TV that are very approachable. I think most people sit at home and think, ‘I can do that. I’m going to get up and do that right now.’
Jaye: I use the KSPS programming in my own science instruction for my students. I like when I know what’s on, and I can tell them to go watch something. They always come back and tell me they learned something new, and usually they sat down and watched it with their families.
Dave: I think it’s the finest example of nonbiased reporting out there.
Del: In depth and without advertising, without interruptions.
Darlene, in Edmonton. Hi, Darlene.
Tom: KSPS is still local. It’s owned here. It’s staffed here. It’s managed here.
Phillip: I think celebrating those things that are unique to our area, and the rich diverseness of our area is very important.
Tom: Public TV is still where I go to find something to separate myself from the world—to connect myself with the world at the same time.
Greg: I just think that it is a very, very critical part of our educational and artistic resources here in Spokane.
Phillip: They offer it to anyone and everyone, and that speaks of diversity—of community. All can take advantage of this.
God Save the Queen!
All the Community
Jaye: Nothing that’s good is free, even though we’d like to think it is, so I feel like it’s my responsibility as a member of our community to support KSPS.
Tom: And when you invest in public television, it isn’t just the reward that you get. It’s the reward that we all get.
Support the Mission
Featuring (In order of Appearance)
- Kristen Zimmer, KSPS Literacy Coordinator
- Sean Mills, KSPS Corporate Support Representative
- Barbara Harms, KSPS Asset Manager
- Skyler Reep, KSPS Membership Director
- Dawn Bayman, KSPS Development Director
- Shawn Claypool, KSPS Outreach Manager
- Scott Tindall, KSPS Digital Fundraising Specialist
- Pam Graham, KSPS Membersip Specialist
- Gary Stokes, KSPS President and General Manager
- Tom McArthur, KSPS Volunteer and Independent Producer
- Greg Presley, Professional Musician
- Jeannette and Del Liljegren, KSPS Volunteers
- Jaye Hopkins, Mom and Spokane Community College Chemistry Professor
- Dave Zack, KSPS Volunteer
- Phillip Tyler, Spokane NAACP President