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Almanac is Minnesota’s longest-running public affairs show. When it debuted in 1984, Almanac upended the traditional public affairs format by combining balanced reporting, thoughtful analysis and a one-of-a-kind mix of Midwest quirkiness. Today, more than thirty years later, Almanac has become one of the most respected television offerings in the region. Look for Almanac every Friday at 7pm on your local PBS station. 

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Almanac is Minnesota’s longest-running public affairs show. When it debuted in 1984, Almanac upended the traditional public affairs format by combining balanced reporting, thoughtful analysis and a one-of-a-kind mix of Midwest quirkiness. Today, more than thirty years later, Almanac has become one of the most respected television offerings in the region. Look for Almanac every Friday at 7pm on your local PBS station. 

Want to watch full episodes of Almanac? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG

What Are the Lessons of the Mohamed Noor Verdict?

  Former Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner and Tyrone Terrill with the African American Leadership Council exchanged frank views about the role that race played...

Clock is Ticking at the Capitol

Getting another bill signed into law in the only divided government in the nation could help the governor and lawmakers build some momentum towards...

Decisions, Decisions

Robert Edwards stopped by Almanac to express his regret over a recent purchase.

The U of M Regents Board Game

  The State Legislature and the University of Minnesota are connected in countless ways. On a recent episode of "Almanac at the Capitol" David Gillette...

Find Out How You Can Put the ‘Citizen’ in Citizen Science

  The Twin Cities recently joined 150 other metro areas by participating in the "City Nature Challenge," a friendly competition in which city residents use...

A History Lesson on the Appointments of the University of MN’s...

  Just four times in state history, the Minnesota Legislature failed to agree on appointments to the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents. The first...

Civil Rights Pioneer Josie Johnson Sees ‘Hope in the Struggle’

  For years people have told Josie Johnson that she should write a book about her life's journey. And now that book has been written....

Can You Pass the Nearly Annual Almanac Weather Quiz?

  Meteorologist Paul Douglas tries to stump Almanac hosts Eric Eskola and Mary Lahammer with his nearly annual severe weather quiz. Follow along and see...

Did Edvard Munch paint a mystery work at St. Olaf?

  When a beguiling oil painting arrived on the campus at Saint Olaf in 2005, it came with a mysterious provenance. It was rumored to...

What do Oprah, Ellen and Almanac have in common?

  Twin Cities PBS has employed countless talented people over the years, and many of them have gone on to great things in the television...