March Pledge Highlights

Spring into Inspiration: Support PBS North and Cultivate Curiosity This Season!

Your support doesn’t just help us bring you exceptional shows – it invests in the future of public media in our region. It allows us to continue creating local content that reflects the stories and experiences of our communities, and to provide essential educational resources for learners of all ages.

So, this spring, let’s blossom together. Donate to PBS North today and help us cultivate a community of curious minds, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Together, we can make a difference – one program, one story, one discovery at a time.

PBS North Productions

Northern Nights, Starry Skies

Join photographer Travis Novitsky, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, on a visually stunning exploration of the heavens as seen from Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Quetico Provincial Park—together comprising the world’s largest designated Dark Sky sanctuary. Ojibwe artist and scholar Carl Gawboy shares Indigenous star knowledge complemented by Indigenous and cultural astronomers Jim Rock and Jessica Heim and astronomer Bob King. Learn how artificial light is impacting our world from author Paul Bogard and about the movement to reduce the harmful human health and environmental effects of light pollution from Starry Skies North founders Cynthia Lapp and Randy Larson and bird expert Laura Erickson. Co-produced with Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE), this is an experience that will transform your appreciation of the North Country’s spectacular starry skies!

Monday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 pm on PBS NOrth and Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:00 pm on Explore

Northern Nights, Starry Skies – Travis Novitsky’s new book Spirits Dancing with a gift of $10/month.

Lost Iron Range

Tells the story of the people and the places that have faded from memory. It’s the place that helped build a nation and win two world wars. Join us to learn about entire towns that were moved so the ore beneath their streets could be mined, and of a giant sawmill that set records for board feet of lumber milled. Discover one of the nation’s first interurban street car lines that connected Iron Range towns and locations. And marvel at the pioneers who helped build America with the resources found above and below the ground in northern Minnesota.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm on PBS NOrth and Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 10:00 pm on Explore

Iron Opera

It’s not easy to stage an opera in the middle of northern Minnesota, but this is the Iron Range where the people are stubborn and the music of the Old World still runs deep in their veins. Watch as a renowned concert pianist teams up with an Ojibwe language teacher, a skateboarding accordionist, and talent imported from every corner of the Earth to pull off the impossible.

Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 pm on PBS NOrth

Iron Opera – Tickets to the Northern Lights Music Festival in Ely and Chisolm with a gift of $8/month -1 ticket or $12/month -2 tickets.

Brew North: A Beer Story

The brewing history of northern Minnesota was built with passion, entrepreneurship, and good taste. “Brew North: A Beer Story” explores the many ways beer established a niche in the North and continues to leave its mark on the region.

Thursday, Feb. 29 at 4 pm on PBS NOrth

Great Gardening Spring Special 2024

Spring ahead with Great Gardening. Take stock of your spring plantings and learn how to maximize your time and energy. Northern experts share their tips on watering, pest protection, and more.

Thursday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 pm on PBS NOrth

Great Gardening – with a gift of $10/month, an invitation for 2 to our Summer Garden Party.

Minnesota Historia Season 3

Minnesota Historia is your guide to all things quirky in Minnesota’s past. This documentary series is hosted by Hailey Eidenschink, a historian who loves telling stories that show how strange northern Minnesota can be. From the ooey-gooey origins of pizza rolls to the Iron Range’s unexpected surf rock scene. Season 3 promises a whirlwind tour through the state’s most fascinating and quirky moments.

Monday, Mar. 11 at 8:30 pm on PBS NOrth

Minnesota Historia – A pair of tickets to an exclusive haunted Depot Tour with Minnesota Historia host Hailey Eidenschink and Producer/Writer/Editor Mike Scholtz with your gift of $20/month. Space is limited, only 5 pairs of tickets are available.

Spring Specials

Carole King and James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name

Celebrate the legendary performers in a look back at their decades-long careers and ongoing songwriting partnership in this documentary from filmmaker Frank Marshall. Featuring performances of King’s classics, including “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “So Far Away” and Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James,” “Fire and Rain,” “Shower the People,” and many more.

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 pm on PBS North and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 9:00 pm on Explore

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

Explore the story of one of the best-selling music acts of all time, told in their own words by Barry and Robin Gibb, from modest beginnings to worldwide success in the 1970s. The Bee Gee’s award-winning career spanned five decades with over 200 million albums sold. Includes interviews, videos, TV appearances, and live performances.

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 pm on PBS North and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 9:00 pm on Explore

Freddie Mercury: The Tribute Concert

On April 20, 1992, Roger Taylor, Brian May, and John Deacon – the surviving members of Queen – took the stage of London’s legendary Wembley Stadium to announce the start of one of the biggest events in rock history: a tribute to the incomparable Freddie Mercury with a glittering array of guests, including Elton John, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, David Bowie, George Michael and many more.

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:00 pm on Explore and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 8:00 pm PBS North

Living Wild: Plant-spiration With Hilton Carter

Join the acclaimed plant influencer, author, and interior stylist to discover the art of creating stunning indoor greenery. Filled with helpful tips and expert advice — from propagation to placement to color scheming and patterning — the program reveals the many benefits of cultivating a love of plants and turning a home into a lush indoor garden.

Monday, Feb. 26 at 9:00 am on Create!


Dive into the cold waters of Lake Superior along Minnesota’s North Shore. Containing ten percent of Earth’s freshwater, this massive force of nature remains largely unexplored. Learn from the surfers who catch its waves to the scientists who study its depths, why Lake Superior is a precious resource that should never be taken for granted.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 pm on PBS North and Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6:00 pm on Explore

Freshwater – Local photographer Christian Dalbec greeting cards are available with your gift of $10/month.

Charley Crockett: Live from the Ryman

Grab a front-row seat to the country and blues singer’s first-ever show at the fabled auditorium in downtown Nashville before a sellout crowd. Crockett performs songs from his deep catalog of 12 albums and counting, along with his ace band, The Blue Drifters. Performances include “The Man from Waco,” “Cowboy Candy,” “Just Like Honey,” and songs by George Jones, Jerry Reed, T-Bone Walker and more.

Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 PM on PBS North

Marcus King: Live in Nashville

Buckle up for a “country-fried, psychedelic, honky-tonkin,’ rock ‘n roll, soul music” concert with the Grammy Award-nominated King and his band. Known for his ability to make arenas shake, unparalleled performance prowess, and dynamic live shows, King shoots from the hip and plays straight from the heart.

Saturday, March 2 at 11:30 PM on PBS North

Your Support Makes it Possible

As a non-profit organization, PBS North relies on the generosity of our viewers to continue bringing you the high-quality programming you’ve come to expect. During our membership drive, we invite you to become a part of our mission to inform, entertain, and inspire by pledging support. Your contribution, no matter how small, will make a significant impact on our ability to continue providing exceptional programming for years to come.

Together, we can ensure that PBS North remains a beacon of knowledge, creativity, and inspiration for generations to come.

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