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I am a member who just joined in your last pledge drive. I was "meaning to" for the past 10 years, but finally got around to it.

l just wanted to tell you what a great job I think your station is doing. I feel you have a wonderful program line-up. Someone is really doing their homework, and working hard to create not only a variety, but a quality variety!

I especially enjoy: James Herriot (I began reading his books many years ago, and even went to a year of pre-vet medicine before marrying, due to his "loving" inspiration.), Doctor Who, EastEnders (Finally, an intelligent soap opera or serial, with real everyday people!), Mystery!, and Masterpiece Theatre. As a family, we also enjoy Sesame Street, Wonderworks, Long Ago And Far Away, and Newton's Apple. I also sometimes watch The Collectors.

I want to particularly point out how much I enjoy the British shows. I grew up on the border, and enjoyed many British shows on the CBC and on CTV. I grew up listening to them, and wondered when the United States would wake up to the great wealth of entertainment awaiting them! l have enjoyed every comedy you have had on. I first saw To The Manor Born on the A & E Cable channel, but was pleasantly surprised to see it on PPTV. I also loved Butterflies, Good Neighbors, Bless Me Father, etc. I love EastEnders. I hope it keeps on. I didn't know which one to pledge to—EastEnders or Doctor Who. I am a big fan of both.

I also want to compliment you on the short film you ran last week called Appearances. Will you be running that again? If so, when? I told many people about it, and they would like to see it. It was excellently done! It was locally produced, too, was it not?

Keep up the great work.


Moorhead, MN


Thank you for bringing EastEnders to the prairie! I have watched it from the beginning and must say, for one who has never been interested in American soap operas, I am definitely "addicted" to this British soap and don't miss an episode.

Also, thanks for bringing Tom Baker back on Doctor Who. He's still my favorite.

There's such an excellent variety of quality programming on PPTV that I hardly watch network TV anymore, except for a few films. Thanks for the superb special concerts like Mancini And Friends, the rock and roll specials and all the others too numerous to mention.

Thank you for getting me hooked on Prairie Public TV. To me, it's the only alternative!


Bismarck, ND

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