MontanaPBS to Broadcast New HD Version of Michael Sample Scenic Documentary

August 14, 2014

MISSOULA – The photography and commentary of late Billings photographer and philanthropist Michael Sample is featured in a documentary to be broadcast by MontanaPBS at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. The broadcast is the premiere of a high-definition transfer of the film.

“Montana On My Mind” is a stunning portrait of Montana, combining film, photographs, inspiring quotes and on-camera musings by Sample into a celebration of Montana’s unique beauty and spirit. The film was inspired by the photography book of the same name published by Sample in 1987.

The broadcast is a tribute to Sample, who died of stab wounds following an attack at his Billings studio in June. His alleged assailant awaits trial.

MontanaPBS is a collaborative service of KUSM-TV at Montana State University in Bozeman and KUFM-TV at the University of Montana in Missoula. Check local listings for channel.


Contact: Aaron Pruitt, MontanaPBS director of content, 406-994-3437,