Banker White

Alzheimer’s is a disease that robs people of their memories, language, judgment, and personalities. It’s an incurable form of dementia that is most often diagnosed in patients over the age of 65. The Genius of Marian is an intimate, heartbreaking portrait of one woman losing herself to Alzheimer’s and the toll it takes on her family. The documentary airs on SDPB1 Television Monday, September 8 at 9 pm (CT)/8 pm (MT).

Buffalo Ridge Resort

South Dakota has more than 6,700 buildings, structures, objects and sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Their historical and aesthetic value is easily understood, but is there any economic value to historic preservation? A recent study conducted by Rutgers University in collaboration with the State Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society finds that it there are multi-million dollar economic and tax gains from historic preservation in the state. 

"Coming Back With Wes Moore"

May 12, 2014

SDPB-TV airs "Coming Back with Wes Moore" for three consecutive Tuesdays beginning May 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals

Apr 17, 2014

Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music.  At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios.  Overcoming crushing poverty and tragedy, Hall brought black and white together in a cauldron of racial hostility to create music for generations.  Filmmaker Greg "Freddy" Camalier directed "Muscle Shoals," which airs Monday night at 8:00 p.m.

FRONTLINE: Secrets Of The Vatican

Feb 25, 2014

A year ago, after receiving a confidential dossier on troubles in the Catholic Church, Benedict XVI became the first Pope in nearly 600 years to resign.  In "Secrets of the Vatican," FRONTLINE exposes the threats and scandals that rocked Benedict's papacy: a far reaching clergy sex abuse crisis; money laundering and corruption at the Vatican Bank; and Vatileaks - the release of internal documents revealing cronyism, power struggles and allegations of blackmail within the Holy See.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke was joined by award winning director Antony Thomas who spent a year on this pro

FRONTLINE: Generation Like

Feb 13, 2014

Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another - in ways never before possible.  But is that real empowerment or do marketers still hold the upper hand?  In "Generation Like," author and FRONTLINE correspondent Doug Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.  "Generation Like" can be seen Tuesday, February 18, at 9:00 p.m.

"The Buffalo King"

Dec 9, 2013

The documentary airs on SDPB-TV tonight at 8:00 p.m. Central.  James “Scotty” Philip, a pioneer South Dakota rancher, is often credited with saving the American Bison from extinction.  His story is told in “The Buffalo King,” a production of Nowlin Town Productions.  Philip and his wife, a Native American, came to Dakota Territory in the late 1800s.  He set out to save the buffalo from extinction by buying a small herd of 74 buffalo.  By the time of his death in 1911, the buffalo herd had grown to more than 1,000.

The Best Of JazzFest

Sep 5, 2013

SDPB-TV airs The Best of JazzFest Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Central.  The special includes several artists who performed in July at JazzFest in Sioux Falls, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, including Sheryl Crow, North Mississippi Allstars and Dr. John.  SDPB-TV producer Kevin Patten and SFJB Executive Director Rob Joyce previewed the special and visited about the success of JazzFest 2013.