KTXT-TV Channel 5 Announces Schedule for 'Smart TV' Pledge Drive

The spring fundraiser will run March 5-20, featuring specialty programming with emphasis on education, health and music.

The financial support from our viewers enables Channel 5 to provide high-quality PBS programming and local productions.

The financial support from our viewers enables Channel 5 to provide high-quality PBS programming and local productions.

KTXT-TV Channel 5, the South Plains’ source for PBS programming, announces the Smart TV pledge drive March 5-20, featuring specialty programming with emphasis on education, health and music. Channel 5’s programs will offer a variety of options throughout the week.

“The financial support from our viewers enables Channel 5 to provide high-quality PBS programming and local productions and information services to Lubbock and the surrounding communities within the 20-county service area,” said Kelley Pitts, development director for the station.

Scheduled for the festival are standard favorites like “Antiques Roadshow,” “This Old House,” “Lawrence Welk” and “Great Performances.”

The “Great Performances” series will offer David Foster and Friends, Harry Connick, Jr., Billy Joel, Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration and a Sondheim birthday concert.

Other musical offerings during the festival include “Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert,” “Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan,” “John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind,” “Jeff  Beck Honors Les Paul,” “Love Me Tender: Songs of Elvis,” “Celtic Thunder Heritage,” “American Masters featuring James Taylor and Carole King,” “All*Star Bluegrass Celebration,” “Forever Plaid” and many more.

Health and educational programming will feature shows such as “America’s Home Cooking: From the Garden,” “National Geographic Magazine’s Top 10 Photos 2010,” “ADD and Loving it?!,” “Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen,” “Change Your Home and Life with Natalie Weinstein,” “John Wooden: Values, Victory and Peace of Mind,” “Landscapes of Enchantment” and more.

Additional locally produced programming includes “Keeping it Local with Marcela Garcia” featuring Texas Tech System Chancellor Kent Hance.

The mission of Channel 5 is to empower people through information, education and entertainment. Channel 5’s pledge drive funds station operations, equipment, maintenance, local productions, community information and some of its programming.

“Channel 5 takes viewers on a lifelong journey, bringing people informative and entertaining content,” Pitts said. “Our programming provides opportunities for all ages to explore new worlds, ideas and interests through arts, culture, entertainment and education.”

For programming details and pledge information visit www.ktxt.org.


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KTTZ-TV Channel 5's digital signal reaches a population of approximately 330,000 in 13 counties; cable and satellite extend service area to a total of 21 counties.

The stations diverse programming features 49 hours of educational childrens programming each week. KTTZ-TVs focus on arts, education, community outreach and quality programming for both children and adults makes it a vital part of the community...educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers of all ages.

KTTZ-TV operates as the Educational Television Department under the Office of the Provost.

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