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Arizona PBS to Feature City of Phoenix TV Show Highlighting Phoenix’s 30 Year History of Arts and Culture Arizona PBS to Feature City of Phoenix TV Show Highlighting Phoenix’s 30 Year History of Arts and Culture <div class="ExternalClass0DA427EB1DE845EF9E92AEBCC323EAE9"><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>To celebrate the 30<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission, Arizona PBS/KAET will air "Phoenix Arts and Culture @ 30: A Conversation," a show featuring local political and arts leaders discussing the growth of the Phoenix cultural sector. The show will air on <em>World</em> (8.3) on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. World (8.3) airs on channel 88 on Cox Cable and channel 7 on CenturyLink.<br><br>The show, recorded and produced by staff at the city of Phoenix's PHXTV, features a panel discussion with political and arts leaders about the growth of arts and culture in the city since the establishment in 1985 of the Phoenix Arts Commission (later renamed the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission). The ordinance called for the Commission to "protect, enhance, serve, and advocate excellence in the arts for the people of Phoenix in their City."  For the past 30 years, the commission has been setting priorities for and planning the development and improvement of arts and cultural activities in Phoenix.<br><br>The panel discussion features a panel of local arts and political leaders including Mayor Greg Stanton; former Mayor Terry Goddard; James Ballinger, former director of the Phoenix Art Museum and many others.  A complete list of panelists and brief biographies are available online at: <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1264415/341381/15935/3/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/news/arts/694</span></a>.<br><br>PHXTV is the city of Phoenix's online and cable video channel featuring an array of original programming about city programs and services. It also airs live broadcasts of all City Council meetings and regular monthly segments with city councilmembers. PHXTV programming is viewable online at phoenix.gov/phxtv and on Cox Cable channel 11. <br><br><em>World on Arizona PBS </em>gives viewers an in-depth global perspective on topics as diverse as history, science, nature, culture, news and public affairs.  Complete <em>WORLD</em> schedules are available at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1264415/341381/15934/6/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">azpbs.org/schedule</span></a>.<br><br>Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For over 52 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Its signal reaches 80 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Arizona PBS consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country.  Arizona PBS is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></div>10/5/2015 4:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405