While Staying at Home, IdahoPTV is a Lifeline
(1) Idaho news you can trust; (2) learning for at-home children and grandchildren of all ages, and (3) wholesome programs to keep your spirits up. The following is from the IdahoPTV General Manager, Ron Pisaneschi. (https://idahoptvblog.wordpress.com/) The pictures are from March 4, prior to the COVID 19 outbreak in Idaho, when Rotary 5400 leaders answered phones and pitched during the Spring Festival. Jennifer Deroin R5400 2019/20 Governor, Janice Fulkerman R5400 2022/23 Governor, Erica Dyman IFAA Interact President, and Trinity Nixon Skyview Interact President were on-air LIVE to pitch! Flossing on Set
Idahoans are a resilient bunch. In times of crisis, we come together to help one another. In that spirit, Idaho Public Television is here for you.
We have created a  COVID-19 website dedicated to keeping the Gem State informed on the situation.  Melissa Davlin and Idaho Reports will continue coverage beyond the legislative session to provide updates including a  special hour-long live program with Gov. Brad Little this Thursday at 8pm MT | 7pm PT. In addition, look for short daily updates on Idaho coronavirus news beginning next week before and after the PBS NewsHour on our main channel.
With students at home, our Distance Learning website provides educators,  families and communities resources to support the entire learning ecosystem, both broadcast and online. And our locally produced program  Science Trek provides a wide range of STEM-related resources.
We are making all of our local programming available without restrictions, so everyone can enjoy our full archives of Outdoor Idaho,  Dialogue,  Idaho Experience and more. Enjoy these programs on the PBS Video app and on your smart TV, streaming device or computer.
And finally, Masterpiece has prepared a list of historical dramas to watch, making us feel, however briefly, that we’ve traveled far beyond the familiarity of our living rooms.
I am very proud of our extraordinary team who are more committed than ever to doing their work, even if most of them are doing it from home. A small team of engineers and others has to be in our office to keep us on-air and online with timely coverage. But, most of the 70 or so IdahoPTV staffers are working remotely. Wherever we are working, you can count on us to continue to answer your calls and emails and do the important work you rely on throughout this period.
Together, we will get through this, Idaho.