Ozark Watch Presents Laura Ingalls Wilder

I’m continuing my countdown and update of popular posts. Here’s my update. It has just been over a year since I originally posted this and things haven’t changed much. Since I posted this they have changed their website and now have it embedded on their homepage, but personally I think they are missing something not having my notes there. 🙂 So far they haven’t had luck gaining the funds that they’d hope they’d have. I’m not sure how long they have to USDA money and they haven’t yet broken ground on the site. They have been actively campaigning for their capital fund. If you want to contribute, check out their donation page.

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For those of you who don’t deal with PBS (Public Broadcasting System), they actually are part of a network of regional or in some cases statewide systems. In the area around Mansfield they are served by Ozark Public Television (OPT). While all the PBS stations show some of the same shows, and others are offered as an option nationally and others are only locally produced. One that is locally produced by OPT is a video magazine called Ozark Watch. This 29 minute show originally aired  October 16, 2011 and is called “Laura Ingalls Wilder Profile.” I found them checking for another feature that I didn’t find yet, but hope to be sharing soon, so check back. Note this is different from the documentary co-produced by Ozark Public Television and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum that is available through the Mansfield giftshop.



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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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