The Wonder Around Us

A Note from Peter Frid

A mountain-scaling cat and a cookie lady who kayaks. Conversations with local changemakers committed to improving lives in their New Hampshire communities. The rolling green hills of Yorkshire, England captured beautifully on screen. Festive tea parties here at home. And more than 1,800 items waiting in our warehouse for winning auction bidders to bring home.

That’s just a snapshot of life at New Hampshire PBS over the past few months. I’ve been here at the station for 27 years, and yet I still see the wonder and value of public television daily. We have a commitment to quality and relevancy for you, our loyal viewers. With your feedback, financial support, volunteerism, and participation, NHPBS seeks to meet the needs of viewers throughout our state who value high-quality information and inspiring entertainment.

It’s wondrous that the NHPBS Spring Auction is going strong after 50 years. Every year, small businesses, large corporate partners and loyal individuals answer our call to participate. The many donations of goods and services allow us to fund national PBS and local programs, while winning bidders get to savor wonderful new experiences, sights, tastes, and useful services. We may be celebrating our golden anniversary, but you have a golden opportunity to win big! You have until June 12th to bid during the NHPBS Spring Auction at

OUR HOMETOWN continues to take a thoughtful look at different communities throughout New Hampshire. We learn about these places through the talents of lifelong storyteller Rebecca Rule and the voices of local people – librarians, town and school officials and historical societies. Nashua and its vibrant role as a multicultural border city is up next and airing this month. You’ll hear stories about the Nashua Dodgers, a community garden and how Nashua briefly divided into two towns.

Our educational resources assist educators, parents, and children. Daily learning prompts online, short videos, bilingual storytelling and thematic programming for events like Earth Day or Presidents Day are all part of our educational toolbox. GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE educates generations of New Hampshire teenagers and, for participating high schoolers, teaches valuable lessons in the importance of teamwork and preparation. For adults, topical programming is available on everything from how to age smarter (SENIORITY AUTHORITY) to exploring timely questions about our workforce and housing challenges in New Hampshire (I BUILD NH, COMMUNITIES AND CONSEQUENCES).

Our locally produced programs continue to be a source of pride for us and loyalty and popularity with you, our viewers. WINDOWS TO THE WILD saw another season of thoughtful storytelling and sumptuous visuals, steered by the charm and wit of Willem Lange and bolstered by glorious destinations, including the White Mountains, Ireland and the Maine coastline. You’ve donated generously to the Willem Lange Endowment Fund, and the fruits of those gifts are already shaping our next season – to air in 2024.

The next six months of 2023 promise more opportunities to engage with us. There’s more live programming being produced at our new studio, our development team members are resuming personal visits, and we are planning more community events and partnerships around the state to reach you where you are.

The wonder of this all stems from YOU — your generosity, your feedback and your continuing loyalty. As we close out another fiscal year, please consider how you can best support the programs, entertainment and information you value. Visit to see your many options for giving.

And take a pause…to see the wonder.

About New Hampshire PBS: New Hampshire PBS inspires one million Granite Staters each month with engaging and trusted local and national programs and services on-air, online, via mobile, in classrooms and in communities. Beyond its award-winning television programs, New Hampshire PBS is a leader in education and community engagement.

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Station Management

Peter A. Frid
President & CEO

Dawn DeAngelis
Vice President & Chief Content Officer

Pressroom Contact

Carla Gordon Russell
Director of Communications
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