is a PBS
member public television
station that serves the entire South Florida
region, and even including portions of the Treasure Coast
, the only television station to serve the entire metropolis. The station is owned and operated by the Community Television Foundation of South Florida, a private nonprofit multi-media organization that serves the communities of South Florida, reaching 1.5 million families weekly from Martin County to the Florida Keys. Some of WPBT's notable national programs include Star Gazer
, ¿Qué Pasa, USA?
, and the Nightly Business Report
. Programs for local consumption include Check, Please! South Florida
, a restaurant review show based on a program created by Chicago station WTTW
WPBT is Florida's oldest public television
station and was organized in November 1953. WPBT signed on for the first time August 12, 1955 as a shared-time facility with the Dade County Board of Public Instruction
's station, WTHS-TV. – The Broadcasting
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Gradually, CTF began broadcasting longer hours, especially after the formation of PBS in 1970. In 1979, the Dade County School Board returned the license of WTHS to the Federal......