South Dakota Public Television
South Dakota Public Television started opening the doors to lifelong learning in 1961.
Today, with nine transmitters stretched across the state, SDPTV is the only network in South Dakota dedicated to reaching all South Dakotans, regardless of income or location or age
The Mission of South Dakota Public Broadcasting is to serve the people of South Dakota by operating a quality, not-for-profit, statewide Radio, Television and Web network that:
- Strives to reflect the diversity of the states population and breadth of its interests.
- Satisfies programming needs that are not being met by other media services.
- Utilizes the potential of radio, television and the Internet to educate, inform, entertain and delight.
- Helps children of all ages develop and grow via broadcasts and outreach programs.
- Encourages lifelong learning.
Three South Dakota writers, Sam Hurst, Dan OBrien and Bill Harlan make up H2O (after the two "h"s and the "o" of their last names. Their first project was was a big-screen orientation video that is played at The Journey museum in Rapid City, S.D.
Hurst, Director of A FALCONERS MEMOIR, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker (1997 Cable Ace for writing "The Coming Plague") and a former producer for NBC news. He raises buffalo at his ranch south of Hermosa, S.D.
OBrien, Managing Editor of the project, is a novelist, essayist, rancher, wildlife biologist and world-renowned falconer. He has earned a number of awards for his writing. He has long been a proponent of environmentalism and and peregrine recovery.
Harlan, Executive Producer, is a columnist and freelance reporter, formerly with the Rapid City Journal. His work has appeared in Newsweek, the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. He has earned numerous awards.