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MSU to partner with Detroit Public Television

Posted: 9:44 AM, Jan 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-11 09:49:31-05

Michigan State University and Detroit Public Television are expected to announce a new collaboration Monday afternoon that will impact public television across the state.

We're expected to learn more about this new partnership during a press conference in Detroit at 1pm. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and DPTV President Rich Homberg are expected to speak afterwards.

The move comes after uncertainty on what will happen to WKAR, a public television station located on MSU's campus. A public forum was held last week, with more than 200 people urging the university to keep the PBS station on the air instead of selling WKAR's broadcast spectrum to cell phone providers. Another community forum is set to take place Monday evening.