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‘Wisconsin Reflections’ makes national network debut

October 2, 2007 By Dennis Chaptman

Wisconsin Reflections,” a television talk show spotlighting the stories and perspectives of noteworthy University of Wisconsin–Madison graduates, makes its debut on the Big Ten Network on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

The 30-minute show, hosted by Madison-based producer John Roach, is part of 60 hours of university programming offered to each of the Big Ten universities by the new network.

The first show features Al Toon, the former Badgers and New York Jets wide receiver and a Madison-area businessman. It will be repeated on Monday, Oct. 8 at 3 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m.

“It’s exciting to see our programming on the network,” says Peter Kleppin, Big Ten Network project manager. “Many people have worked hard to make sure we represent UW–Madison in an interesting and entertaining fashion.”

The next episode of “Wisconsin Reflections” features acclaimed jazz pianist Ben Sidran, and will air at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. It will be repeated on Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.

The network, which launched in late August, now has access to about 30 million households nationwide.