COLUMBIA, MO, Sept. 16, 2020 – The Public Television Association of Missouri (PTAM) has joined the Missouri Bicentennial Alliance with plans to produce programming to commemorate the 200 years of statehood. The four PBS stations in Missouri provide high-quality, informative and engaging programs for citizens of all ages, and for this project, the stations will add local voices from their respective communities to tell the wider story of Missouri in the next year.
PTAM is composed of Ozarks Public TV, based in Springfield, Kansas City PBS, Nine Network of St. Louis and KMOS-TV, located in Warrensburg. Each station serves Missouri citizens with non-commercial programming, community engagement, educational and other services in accordance with the needs of their respective communities.
PTAM is working collaboratively on a historical documentary about Missouri, and each station will also produce local elements for the others to broadcast and share online. The Bicentennial Alliance welcomes PTAM’s efforts to produce special programs related to our state’s unique history and culture that will entertain, educate, and inform Missourians during the 2021 year.