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New Season of ‘Around the Corner with John McGivern’ Kicks off with sold-out Preview party

Highly-Anticipated 7th Season Launches with Screening Event on January 8

By - Jan 4th, 2018 12:56 pm

MILWAUKEE, January 4, 2018 – Milwaukee PBS’ most highly-rated local program, Around the Corner with John McGivern, is back with a brand-new season this month, premiering its 7th season on Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS 10. The new season kick-offs with a free screening of the first episode on Monday, January 8 in Milwaukee.

For each of the 13 new episodes, Around the Corner with John McGivern returns to each community for a Preview Party. The first episode of the new season will feature McGivern and Gurda’s favorite spots “Around Milwaukee,” so the Season 7 Preview Party Tour will start close to home – in Milwaukee. The first stop of the Preview Party will be held on Monday, January 8 at MATC’s downtown campus at 6:30 p.m. This sold-out event will be hosted by the entire Around the Corner with John McGivern crew as well as those featured in the episode, including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Around the Corner with John McGivern receives lots of invitations from viewers to come explore their hometowns, and each season the crew struggles to narrow down all the remarkable communities to just 13 to visit. This season’s episodes are: Around Milwaukee, Appleton, Middleton, Havenwoods, Viroqua, Mayville, Stevens Point, Brookfield & Elm Grove, Manitowoc, Mequon & Thiensville, Caledonia & Wind Point, Platteville and Menominee. Highlights from the 7th season include:

  • A visit to the National Mustard Museum (yes, it’s located right here in Wisconsin!)
  • A stroll through the state’s one and only urban forest
  • John gets a crack at shooting a Bratzooka
  • An episode where all the stops were chosen by John Gurda and John & Mike McGivern, including a stop at Gurda’s “most favorite place on Earth”

Around the Corner with John McGivern airs as part of Milwaukee PBS’ Local Thursday Line-Up on Milwaukee PBS. The Thursday night schedule is:

7:00 PM           Around the Corner with John McGivern

7:30 PM           Wisconsin Foodie      

8:00 PM           This Old House Hour

9:00 PM           Milwaukee PBS Presents      

9:30 PM           Outdoor Wisconsin

Around the Corner with John McGivern is made possible with the generous support of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Ernest C. and Florence M. Schocke Fund, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s David A. & Nancy E. Putz Fund, Goodwill Industries and We Energies Foundation.

About Milwaukee PBS

Milwaukee PBS is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier non-commercial media organization.  Milwaukee PBS consists of two high-definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services.  The Milwaukee PBS stations are the area’s only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs. The stations are watched by over 614,329 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. MATC is a two-year vocational-technical college based in Milwaukee, WI offering day, evening and weekend classes on four campuses. For more information, visit

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