WQPT Wins Awards

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 18, 2021) May was an exciting month for WQPT winning a Communicator Award “Award of Excellence” in the Writing-Column/Editorial category for an article Director of Education Michael Carton wrote for Quad City Family Focus Magazine titled “Advice from Elmo,” which had been published in June 2020.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 7, 2021) — The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming spring/summer season.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 20, 2021) — WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities region began airing Ken Burns’s new three-part, six-hour film Hemingway on Thursday, April 15. Parts two and three air on April 22 and 29 at 9PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 15, 2021) — WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will air “Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art.” The documentary was directed by Kevin Kelley, and produced by Marie Wilkes of New Mile Media Arts (a non-profit organization based in Iowa City, Iowa) on March 18, 9PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 19, 2021) — WQPT presents a variety of outreach activities in conjunction with the new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writers America has ever produced.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 16, 2021) WQPT invites viewers to join in virtual screenings of The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song. The documentary is a moving four-hour, two-part series from executive producer, host, and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 19, 2021) WQPT, Quad Cities PBS, is revisiting their original fundraiser, “The Auction is at Your House.” The new event is an on-air, on-line auction airing on WQPT January 28 and 29, 8-10PM, while the on-line part of the auction is live now at wqpt.org/auction.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (December 2, 2020)  WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is focusing on educational outreach using the PBS documentary The Gene: An Intimate History for a special Teacher Training session on Thursday, December 3, 6:30PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 16, 2020) WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is hosting a special online screening and discussion with Jack Youngelson, the director of Ken Burns Presents: "The Gene: An Intimate History" on November 19, 6:30PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2020)  WQPT is presenting a special online preview screening of clips from The Age of Nature followed by a discussion with local experts in the area of nature conservation.