KTXT-TV Channel 5 presents Festival 2008: Festival of Stars

This year during Festival 2008, KTXT-TV Channel 5, will air 'Festival of Stars' from March 1 - 10. Festival 2008 will feature some of the most popular movie, TV and entertainment stars from yesterday and today.

This year during Festival 2008, KTXT-TV Channel 5, will air "Festival of Stars" from March 1 - 10. Festival 2008 will feature some of the most popular movie, TV and entertainment stars from yesterday and today.
Music and dance lovers can tune in and pledge their support during a variety of programs on Channel 5. Musicians, dancers and fans can choose from "My Music: ‘50s Pop Parade," "Andre Rieu in Wonderland," "Last of the Breed" (with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price), "Trout Fishing in America," "Osmonds’ 50th Anniversary," "Forever Tango," "Hollywood Singing and Dancing," "Anuna: Celtic Origins," "Great Performances: Martina McBride, Shangri-La," "Great Performances: James Taylor: One Man Band," "Tim Janis: An Enchanted Evening," "Gospel Music of Johnny Cash," "Absolutely Irish," "James Last at the Royal Albert Hall," "My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs," "Great Performances at the Met: Viewer’s Choice," "High Kings," "Daniel O’Donnell at Home in Ireland," and "Barry Manilow: Songs from the Seventies."

Viewers craving art, education and travel programming can select from "Mystery: Sherlock Holmes," "Historic Pubs of Dublin," "Antiques Roadshow," "Rick Steves’ Insider’s Europe," "Great Scenic Railway Journeys," "Visions of Austria," "Celebrating the Complete Jane Austen," and special "Washington Week" and "Now" episodes on PBS. Channel 5 will feature "PBS Previews: Carrier," a preview of a new series beginning in April. Viewers also can enjoy nightly business shows airing at their regular times.

For those interested in health and family, Channel 5 will offer "Brain Fitness Program," "Our Life’s Essential Information," and "Our Treasured Memories."

This year, Channel 5 is offering Star Sponsorships for companies who want exposure for their business throughout a night of pledging. Companies can sponsor a night of Festival 2008 for $1,000. On the night of sponsorship, the company will provide the five phone bank volunteers and at least one host, all sporting the company’s logo. Star Sponsors will be recognized on-air as an underwriter for at least two shows airing that night. Plus they will receive exposure on-air for 10-minute live breaks between each 15-30 minute segment of programming from 5:30–10:30 p.m. Prior to the pledge drive, Star sponsors will receive numerous promotional spots. Star sponsors also will receive print recognition in the Program Guide mailed to 1,500 members.

Companies who care about public television and want to support the station’s outreach projects in the community, which focus on children, education, literacy and health, our local productions and PBS programming, can form a team to raise money for KTXT-TV. Companies can hold a book sale, car wash, bake sale or offer a portion of company sales for a period of time, for example. Each team can present its check on the air.

Channel 5 will also be happy to showcase individual or company donations nightly during the pledge drive when they support public television programming as a $500 Studio Club sponsor or a $250 Patron sponsor. Anyone who joins the KTXT-TV family for $35 per year can receive a monthly members-only Program Guide in the mail.

Find the programming schedule in the KTXT-TV Program Guide, online at www.ktxt.org or in the local newspaper listings. For more information about KTXT-TV Channel 5, call (806) 742-2209 or visit www.ktxt.org. For more information about public television, visit www.pbs.org.