KTWU National Distributions

Arkansas Wild: The Story of Trout Tourism on the Little Red River

This feature-length documentary explores the tourism impact and conservation challenges facing the Little Red River in Arkansas, home of the former world-record brown trout and Arkansas’ only self-sustaining wild trout population.

Beyond Theology

This ten-part series emerged from a documentary project related to the origins of the question What Would Jesus Do? That question, in its popularized form, came from a series of sermon stories told by the Reverend Charles M. Sheldon — a Protestant minister at Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. The half-hour programs explores the notion that the guiding mythologies of modern civilization are undergoing a metamorphosis of historic significance.

Happy Yoga With Sarah Starr

Yoga can be challenging, especially for beginners who may be apprehensive about trying something that they think is too daunting. Wanting to help those who are new to the exercise, fitness instructor Sarah Starr created an easier routine. Happy Yoga, as she calls it, is a modified program using chairs that allows people of any age or physical condition to be able to benefit from yoga.

Heartland Local Food

The local food debate going on at the Farmers’ Market in Lawrence, Kansas is representative of the food issues facing the entire United States. This film explores what makes food sustainable, how farmers’ markets build community, and why local food matters. By highlighting stories from several Kansas farmers, this documentary explores the challenges of growing food in ethical and sustainable ways.


A partnership between Make48, Outpost Worldwide, and KTWU, Make48 is a new type of invention competition. 17 Teams are given 48 hours to come up with an idea, create a prototype, marketing materials, and a pitch. The goal of Make48 is to foster imagination, creativity, problem solving and the inventive spirit. Make48 captures the process of invention through a hands-on competition that challenges individuals of various ages and backgrounds to take product ideas from conception to physical prototype in a 48-hour period. Make48 is proudly presented and distributed to public television stations, nationwide, by KTWU and American Public Television.

Minds That Matter

“Minds That Matter” is a series dedicated to highlighting notable political figures. Each program incorporates a lecture and audience Q&A.

My World Too

Throughout the country people are planting seeds of innovation harvesting a bounty of ideas to help care for the only home we have, planet Earth! With billions of people on Earth it is more important than ever to open our eyes and minds to alternative ideas both new and old about food, energy, resources, health, housing, and more. The core of sustainability is meeting the needs of today’s society without compromising the world for future generations. This series explores eco-friendly ideas and lifestyles that help to make our world a little bit better. Welcome to MY WORLD TOO: Short Stories of Sustainable Living and Earthly Innovations.

North Korea: Inside the Hermit Kingdom

Learn about culture and society inside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — a dynastic one-party communist dictatorship closed off from the rest of the world. The documentary features rare footage of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, and the Arirang Mass Games Festival, shot by Washburn University political science professor Dr. Bob Beatty.

Portrait of a Landscape: Seasons

“Portrait Of A Landscape: Seasons” is a visual masterpiece taking viewers on a journey through the diverse landscapes of Kansas, in all seasons of the year. We feature prairie fires, native wildlife, pollen-seeking insects, rock outcroppings, chalky limestone left by ancient seas, waves of golden wheat, dramatic weather, croplands and the most beautiful sunsets over the intense and serene landscapes of Kansas.

Portrait of a Landscape: The Flint Hills

Filmed in partnership with Rockhouse Motion, PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE is a visually-stunning 30-minute journey through the Flint Hills during one of their most visual times of the year, Spring. Gorgeous wildflowers, magnificent landscapes, dramatic prairie fires, tremendous thunderstorms…all part of the visual impact of the Flint Hills, showcased by magnificent aerial digital video. The program is an intense and unforgettable emotional voyage through the camera lens that takes viewers on a Flint Hills journey like never before.

Red State Blue Governor

A documentary featuring former Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius. This is a story of a woman in a male-dominated political field and a Democrat in a Republican state, finding the right balance to bring two differing parties together to get things done.


“Rust” presents the history of Rust Belt poverty, detailing industrialization and deindustrialization and also racism and mass incarceration, using the city of Newark, New Jersey as microcosm. It explores solutions to inner city intergenerational poverty through the voices of scholars, economists, physicians, activists, and the community.

The Rule

In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict’s Prep is the exception with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno profile the school and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to see how they achieve success among a vulnerable population.

Theater of the Mind

Live, televised 1940′s-style radio drama…it’s radio you can see, complete with actors, music and a crew of sound effects technicians, creating it all right before your eyes.