‘Backroads of Montana’ Anniversary Special to Air Monday on MontanaPBS

December 02, 2016

Program host William Marcus talks with fans at the Rialto Theatre in Deer Lodge before the show’s anniversary special premiere in November. (Photo by Kathy Woodford) MISSOULA – The popular MontanaPBS series “Backroads of Montana” will celebrate its silver anniversary with the special presentation “Why We Love Backroads: Fans Celebrate 25 Years,” airing at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, on MontanaPBS.

The anniversary special was recorded Nov. 17 at the restored Rialto Theatre in Deer Lodge in front of an audience of friends and fans.

People will learn how the television program has made a difference for viewers from around Montana through special anniversary clips.

“We know we’ve touched a lot of lives with our program,” said William Marcus, “Backroads of Montana” host. “We’re hoping viewers and friends of the program will join us to celebrate 25 years of stories.”

An encore presentation is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. MontanaPBS (KUFM-TV in Missoula, KUSM-TV in Bozeman, KUKL-TV in Kalispell, KBGS-TV in Billings, KUGF-TV in Great Falls and KUHM-TV in Helena) is a service of the University of Montana and Montana State University.

For more information visit http://mtpr.org/ or http://www.montanapbs.org/

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Contact: Ray Ekness, director, UM Broadcast Media Center, 406-243-4154, ray.ekness@umontana.edu.