History & Accomplishments
The McCuistion Program has been serving North Texas since 1990.
It is the longest running, independently produced program on KERA, Channel 13, PBS, funded through the Foundation for Responsible Television, (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity founded in 1994).
Distribution reaches approximately 1 million people a year, through North Texas PBS, The C-Suite Network, NTN: the Library for the Blind and other venues.
Our viewers are individuals from all socio-economic walks of life who get involved in making a difference. According to Nielsen data, the viewers of Public Television:
68% are between 18-54 years of age, 37% are over 55, 37% have one or more college degrees, 15% hold graduate degrees, 68% vote regularly, 11% are Hispanic, 12% African-American, the balance are White or Asian, 63%+ are active on the internet and social media.
36% have a household income over $75,000, 29% have a household income of $125,000+, 8% have a household income of $200,0000+, 73% are homeowners, 28% have liquid assets of more than $100,000.
Perspectives Matter is unique
Each program focuses on a topic of importance, presented in a civil discourse format, developing the various concepts or issues of that topic. We strive to be objective, fairly and evenly presenting vital information. Our panelists are experts on their topic.
We invite viewer’s opinions. We also invite viewers to actively get involved in making a difference; in their community, whether by active participation in civic and charitable activities or letting their city, state and national elected officials know how they feel. Our purpose is to educate and inform the public, using television and video, with relevant, thought-provoking perspectives and content by Talking About Things That Matter With People Who Care!
Our viewership spans the ethnic, income, age, race and gender spectrum. It includes primarily individuals who are involved in the most important social, economic, business and political issues of the day. We provide this information to community leaders of all types, people who truly want and can make a difference.
Our 30-minute program features interviews with local, national, and international experts, community and business leaders, on topics as far ranging as arts and culture, education, government, healthcare, the environment and human services.
In recognition of our program’s quality and service to the community, our program has been honored with numerous awards for excellence in journalism and production.
Since 1998, the McCuistion Program has garnered over 50 Telly Awards or Finalist nominations, in addition to several similar awards from the Press Club of Dallas and Clarion, Women in Communication.