About Twin Cities Public Television, National Productions

tpt National Productions is among the primary content producers for the public television system. In addition to crafting award-winning series, documentaries and specials, tpt National Productions amplifies its reach and impact through innovative websites, educational outreach programs and community engagement initiatives. By creating informative and entertaining content, tpt National Productions deeply engages millions of adults and children around the nation and the world.

tpt National Productions' quality, creativity and innovation have earned both popular and critical acclaim, garnering more than 300 awards for artistic and technical achievement. Honors include 25 national and regional Emmy Awards, the duPont- Columbia Commendation, two Peabody Awards, an Academy Award nomination and awards at the Chicago, New York and Tokyo Film Festivals. tpt National Production's websites have also been honored with Parent's Choice and PBS Web awards, and its outreach resources have been lauded and utilized by educators, community leaders and parents nationwide.

tpt National Productions is based at Twin Cities Public Television in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is one of the nation's leading public television stations.

Make: is the DIY series for a new generation! It celebrates "Makers" — the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels. The series encourages everyone to invent, revent, recycle, upcycle, and act up. Based on the popular Make magazine, each half-hour episode inspires millions to think, create, and, well, make.

Make: premiered nationwide on Public Television stations and online at makezine.tv in January 2009.