KSPS Produces Video to Explain Why Public TV is Worth Supporting
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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?

Video Transcript


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.

For Children

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.

Lifelong Learning

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.

To Educate

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.’

Come on!

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.

Trusted Information

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.

Hi there.

Tom: KSPS is still local. It’s owned here. It’s staffed here. It’s managed here.

Our Community

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.

For Everyone

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