KTXT-TV Channel 5 presents “Be Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Week”

Special programs focused on music, entertainment, finances and even your brain will air from Sept. 7-14 on KTXT-TV, Channel 5, a leader in promoting diverse talent in music, dance, art, education, travel, family and health.

Special programs focused on music, entertainment, finances and even your brain will air from Sept. 7-14 on KTXT-TV, Channel 5, a leader in promoting diverse talent in music, dance, art, education, travel, family and health.   The week marks the premiere of the second season of "StoryTellers and MusicMakers," co-produced by Doug Nelson from KTXT-TV and Tom Stalcup, program coordinator of South Plains College's Video Production Technology Program.   "West Texas is possibly the most influential yet overlooked music mecca in the world - but hopefully that's all about to change," said Nelson, KTXT-TV producer.   "StoryTellers & MusicMakers," an entertainment talk show hosted by Kenny Maines, features the historical tales of musicians, songwriters and disc jockeys who worked in or whose careers were shaped by West Texas. The show's first season just won the highest honor bestowed at the 28th Annual Telly Awards.   This season, an episode presenting Jody Nix will run at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11, followed by an episode starring Kindra Elliott and Candace Rose.  Jerry Brownlow will be featured in an episode at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, followed by episodes highlighting Virgil Johnson and Pete Morales.   Baby Boomers can relive the sounds of peace, love and protest live across the country during "The 60's Live!  My Generation, My Music"on Sept. 13.  Music lovers can also tune in and pledge their support during "American Soundtrack:  Doo Wop's Greatest Hits" and "Celtic Thunder" on Sept. 7; "Good Evening Everybody:  In Celebration of Louis Armstrong" and "Great Performances - Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias" on Sept. 10; "Tim Janis:  An Enchanted Evening" on Sept. 11; "From the Top at Carnegie Hall" on Sept. 7 and 14; and "The Lawrence Welk Show" on Sept. 14.   Viewers craving wellness programming can select "Brain Fitness" on Sept. 7; "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life"with Dr. Amen on Sept. 9; "Dr. Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life" on Sept. 12.Viewers focused on finance could watch"Stay Rich Forever and Ever" with Ed Slott on Sept. 7 and "Suze Orman: Women & Money" on Sept. 14.  For fans of the regular PBS lineup during this special week "Washington Week," "Now on PBS," "Nova: Saved by the Sun" and "Antiques Roadshow," will air at their regular times. Bill Moyers and Charlie Rose have moved to different nights.  Please check the Program Guide for a complete schedule.                                                                                     Channel 5 will showcase $100 company donations earmarked for the Business Board throughout the pledge drive Sept. 7-14.  Anyone joining the KTXT-TV family for just $35 per year will receive a monthly member 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.   CONTACT: Kelley Pitts, KTXT-TV development officer, (806) 742-1991 ext. 227, or (806) 790-0061 (cell), or via e-mail at kelley.pitts@ttu.edu.