Sunflower Journeys

In the Fall of 1987, public television station KTWU-TV began to produce a series of programs related to Kansas history, geography and culture. Currently broadcast throughout the state of Kansas, Sunflower Journeys has evolved into a series that covers a broad range of topics illustrating various aspects of the past, present and future of the Sunflower State. Bolstered by the ongoing support of the Kansas Humanities Council, the series draws upon the expertise of local scholars to provide thoughtful explorations of the state and its social, cultural and natural resources. Each year, KTWU-TV produces a new series of programs for the Sunflower Journeys series. These programs primarily feature the insights of knowledgeable individuals who provide the expertise and experiences upon which the resulting stories are based. Although the three segments of each program are designed to complement each other, they may also be viewed separately, which may be desirable for classroom settings.

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Recent and Upcoming Airings

An Artists' Touch 11.112/30 8:30 pm
And Then We Learn 11.111/13 5:30 pm 11.311/14 10:00 pm
Back to Nature 11.311/6 12:30 pm
Better Babies & Faded Bison 11.311/27 12:30 pm
Books, News and Information 11.312/19 10:00 pm
Diverse Views 11.311/13 12:30 pm
Flint Hills Structures 11.312/11 12:30 pm
Food and Fun 11.111/4 8:30 pm
Funky Locations & Events 11.112/9 8:30 pm
Historic Tourism 11.112/16 8:30 pm
Let's Get Outdoors 11.111/20 5:29 pm 11.311/21 10:00 pm
Move Me 11.312/26 10:00 pm
Outdoor Life 11.312/4 12:30 pm
Railroading Heritage 11.312/18 12:30 pm
Safe and Sound 11.112/23 8:30 pm
Sampling Kansas 11.311/20 12:30 pm
Science In Action 11.111/18 8:30 pm
Small Town Attraction 11.312/5 10:00 pm 11.112/11 5:30 pm
That's Entertainment 11.312/12 10:00 pm 11.112/18 5:30 pm
Trails and Quilts 11.111/11 8:30 pm
Visions of the Future 11.111/6 5:30 pm 11.311/7 10:00 pm