WTIU is so much more than a TV station. We are a museum, a theatre, a concert hall and a library rolled into one. No tickets are necessary, no one is charged. We challenge your mind, educating and informing you. We inspire, enlighten and entertain you. We encourage you to Know More. Do More. Be More.
In addition to airing at no charge the best television on television, WTIU improves the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing these services:
For Volunteers: The Be More Awards
The goal of the Be More Awards is to honor the outstanding efforts of our community volunteers. The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the IU Credit Union, the United Way of Monroe County and WTIU salute all of the volunteers who give so generously of their time and talent to the community. The 2012 Be More Awards Celebration took place on Tuesday, April 3 at The Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
WTIU is dedicated to providing teachers, students and their families with resources that transform teaching and learning. Through our outreach, our program producers, and our online efforts like PBS Teachers, we will sustain and enhance the role that teachers play in our children’s lives.
We provide professional development for educators through PBS TeacherLine. As the premier provider of high quality online professional development, PBS TeacherLine helps teachers achieve certification and graduate credit from schools like the IU School of Education.
The WTIU Learning Lab is the result of collaboration between WTIU and schools in our viewing area. This site features projects created by students in K-12 video production courses whose work educates, informs or has been inspired by people in their community.
For Parents & Caregivers
WTIU is a trusted resource for parents and caregivers that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
Through programs like Ready To Learn and Parenting Counts, WTIU helps parents make the most of their child’s critically-important early development years.
For Families & Children
WTIU and PBS KIDS are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based media, using new and traditional platforms to support children in their acquisition of knowledge and critical thinking skills, while empowering their imagination and curiosity of the world.
WTIU viewers are invited to free family events throughout the year. For the latest information, please visit the WTIU Pressroom.
Public television has pioneered access to television for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing through closed captioning and access to television for viewers who are blind or who have low vision through descriptive video.
WTIU News focuses on communities not covered by commercial broadcasters in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville or Terre Haute. That includes producing debates for local, state and national political offices, as well as providing four free over-the-air digital multicast signals, including a channel completely in Spanish. Weather warnings and school closings are provided on-air and online.
PBS is a consistent leader in television’s most prestigious competitions. Some of the recent major awards PBS has received can be found on PBS’s awards page.
WTIU annually receives multiple Regional Emmy Nominations, Society of Professional Journalists “Best of Indiana” Awards and other awards. For the latest information, please visit the WTIU Pressroom.
For seven consecutive years, the public has named PBS the nation’s most-trusted institution. In the 2010 GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media Poll, 45% of respondents said they trust PBS more than any other nationally-known organization. PBS ranked at the top in public trust among every age group, ethnicity, income and education level measured. Second in trust are “courts of law,” which are trusted a great deal by 26%.