U.S. Bank to Sponsor Four-Part "CONSTITUTION USA" Series on PBS
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Bank announced today that U.S. Bank Wealth Management will be a major corporate sponsor of the four-part series, "CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal," which premieres May 7 on PBS and airs for four consecutive Tuesdays in May. CONSTITUTION USA takes viewers on a fast-paced journey across the nation on Peter Sagal's customized red, white and blue Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means to Americans in the 21st century. On his cross-country journey, Sagal - who hosts NPR's popular "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" radio program - talks with ordinary Americans about the Constitution and how it impacts issues they may be struggling with in their daily lives - like affirmative action, same-sex marriage, voting rights, the role of government, and equal protection.
"As the country marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. Bank celebrates its 150th anniversary, this sponsorship is a natural fit given the enduring nature of both the Constitution and our company," said Terry Dolan, vice chairman of U.S. Bank's Wealth Management and Securities Services group. "We are excited to be part of helping Americans gain a new appreciation for the blueprint of our nation."
"To have U.S. Bank Wealth Management choose CONSTITUTION USA as their first TV sponsorship is an incredible tribute to our series," said CONSTITUTION USA executive producer Catherine Allan at tpt National Productions in the Twin Cities. "As a major funder, their support will help us maintain the standard of excellence that drew them to CONSTITUTION USA in the first place."
"CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal" is a production of the Minnesota-based tpt National Productions in association with Insignia Films. It is funded by U.S. Bank's wealth management businesses - The Private Client Group, The Private Client Reserve, and Ascent Private Capital Management - as well as by Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. Viewers can follow CONSTITUTION USA online at www.pbs.org/constitutionUSA and on the following social media platforms: http://pbsconstitution.tumblr.com, @PBS, and www.facebook.com/pbs.
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About tpt National Productions
TPTNational Productions is the national production division of Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), the PBS affiliate for Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is a significant content producer for the public television system. In addition to crafting award-winning series, documentaries and specials, tpt has created a major, highly lauded body of work on the history of America's founding era, including the Peabody Award-winning series LIBERTY! The American Revolution and Benjamin Franklin (Primetime Emmy). Other notable tpt productions include The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's; Depression: Out of the Shadows; the children's science series SciGirls; and most recently, Slavery by Another Name, an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. For more information about tpt, please visit http://www.tpt.org.
About Insignia Films
For more than 20 years, Insignia Films has been creating documentaries that explore America's past, engage with its present, and illuminate who we are as a nation and what we believe. Founded in 1988 by Stephen Ives, and joined in 2001 by Amanda Pollak, Insignia Films has earned a particular reputation as one of the country's foremost producers of documentaries and television series. The company has made films for PBS and HBO, and independent feature documentaries.
Dedicated to dynamic storytelling that entertains and inspires even as it informs, Insignia Films has produced some of the most-watched films in PBS history, including the landmark series The West, which was seen by more than 38 million people nationwide, as well as nine films for the acclaimed PBS series American Experience. Insignia's work has been honored with recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Directors and Writers Guilds of America, and film festivals nationwide.
PBS, with its nearly 360 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches 124 million people through television and 20 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS' broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS' premier children's TV programming and its website pbskids.org, are parents' and teachers' most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.
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