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How has KERA played a role in your life?

Please take a moment to share a thought, memory or meaningful story about how KERA has impacted you during our 50 years on the air. Comments are moderated for content and will not appear immediately, but all appropriate comments will be posted as soon as possible.

Thank you for sharing your memories and celebrating with us during this historic year!


  • Dillardwr

    We moved to Texas 20 years ago and we since have been a member of KERA audience and have donated
    almost every year. We were unable to do so due to finances a couple of years.  However, we are avid listeners
    to the KERA mysteries of both United States and Britain.  With TV in general, providing little quality programming,
    it has been quite refreshing to have a channel such as KERA.  Other programs such as ‘Antiques Roadshow’
    and ‘History Detectives’ give an insight to the past values of our youth.  I could continue with my praises but,
    sufice to say thank you for continuing to provide such programming.

  • Jcbiker1

    I remember watching a much younger Morgan Freeman on the Electric Company children’s show. KERA also introduced me to Monty Python in the mid-seventies.

  • Jcbiker1

    I remember watching a much younger Morgan Freeman on the Electric Company children’s show. KERA also introduced me to Monty Python in the mid-seventies.

  • Guest

    My first introduction to KERA, was when my children were very young and I discovered Sesame Street! I knew I had found gold!
    Over the years, I have discovered many programs that could only be available on KERA! Now being a senior,my husband and I love to watch the Doo-Wop shows produced by “TJ” Lubinsky! Thank you TJ, for quality entertainment that only you can create! Happy 50th Anniversary KERA!
    We love you, and hope you will be around forever!

  • Guest

    My first introduction to KERA, was when my children were very young and I discovered Sesame Street! I knew I had found gold!
    Over the years, I have discovered many programs that could only be available on KERA! Now being a senior,my husband and I love to watch the Doo-Wop shows produced by “TJ” Lubinsky! Thank you TJ, for quality entertainment that only you can create! Happy 50th Anniversary KERA!
    We love you, and hope you will be around forever!

  • Rntrulyblessed9

    There have been many moments, but to me it is the lasting impression it left on me! If not for KERA I would not be who I am! I grew up with British comedy’s like Good Neighbors, To The Manor Born, Benny Hill, Keeping Up Appearances, Monty Pythom,Faulty Towers,and Are you being served, guess why that is why I am so goofy. I grew up learning from Sesume Street and Mr. Rodger’s, how to be social and kind. You cannot forget Captain Kangaroo  gosh I loved him, they tought virtue,respect,and sharing not to mention the school stuff to. I remember Reading Rainbow taught me that storm’s were scarey , but he taught about them so you would understand why they happen.My children have been watching KERA for sixteen years from my oldest who is sixteen to my little ones who are seven and three years of age. They love Word World, Kratts brother’s, Word girl and Electric Company and Between the Lions, My oldest loved Wishbone and teletubbies and kratts creatures. Wow I didn’t know you had this much impact!!!       Thankyou KERA you always have a friend in Fort Worth.

  • Rntrulyblessed9

    There have been many moments, but to me it is the lasting impression it left on me! If not for KERA I would not be who I am! I grew up with British comedy’s like Good Neighbors, To The Manor Born, Benny Hill, Keeping Up Appearances, Monty Pythom,Faulty Towers,and Are you being served, guess why that is why I am so goofy. I grew up learning from Sesume Street and Mr. Rodger’s, how to be social and kind. You cannot forget Captain Kangaroo  gosh I loved him, they tought virtue,respect,and sharing not to mention the school stuff to. I remember Reading Rainbow taught me that storm’s were scarey , but he taught about them so you would understand why they happen.My children have been watching KERA for sixteen years from my oldest who is sixteen to my little ones who are seven and three years of age. They love Word World, Kratts brother’s, Word girl and Electric Company and Between the Lions, My oldest loved Wishbone and teletubbies and kratts creatures. Wow I didn’t know you had this much impact!!!       Thankyou KERA you always have a friend in Fort Worth.

  • Lindaharris

    I worked at KERA from 1976-1980 in the Public Information Dept.    I am trying to remember Ralph Rogers’ quote which was displayed in our lobby:   “Unless we dream we shall never……???   unless we …. we shall never realize what we have dreamed.”   
     

    • Anonymous

      Linda – Thank you for your comment. So glad to hear from a KERA alum! The quote to which you’re referring is as follows:
      Unless we dream
      We shall never dare.
      Unless we dare,
      We shall never realize
      What we have dreamed.
       – Ralph B. Rogers

    • Anonymous

      Linda – Thank you for your comment. So glad to hear from a KERA alum! The quote to which you’re referring is as follows:
      Unless we dream
      We shall never dare.
      Unless we dare,
      We shall never realize
      What we have dreamed.
       – Ralph B. Rogers

  • Lindaharris

    I worked at KERA from 1976-1980 in the Public Information Dept.    I am trying to remember Ralph Rogers’ quote which was displayed in our lobby:   “Unless we dream we shall never……???   unless we …. we shall never realize what we have dreamed.”   
     

    • KERA50years

      Linda – Thank you for your comment. So glad to hear from a KERA alum! The quote to which you’re referring is as follows:
      Unless we dream
      We shall never dare.
      Unless we dare,
      We shall never realize
      What we have dreamed.
       – Ralph B. Rogers

  • Jane Hickerson

    I’ve been acquainted with KERA for a long time and am a sustaining member. I teach at UTA and just today showed one of my classes a video of a Frontline program that aired in around 2000 (The Lost Children of Rockdale County). I also use another video in class from your series in the 80′s on the mind. Still watching many of your programs and listen to 90.1 everyday. Without KERA, I’d have to relocate! Happy 50th!

  • Jane Hickerson

    I’ve been acquainted with KERA for a long time and am a sustaining member. I teach at UTA and just today showed one of my classes a video of a Frontline program that aired in around 2000 (The Lost Children of Rockdale County). I also use another video in class from your series in the 80′s on the mind. Still watching many of your programs and listen to 90.1 everyday. Without KERA, I’d have to relocate! Happy 50th!

  • E Purdy

    After many trials, tribulations and dollars, I am now able to listen to 90.1 again.  I was determined.

    When I retired six months or so ago I told everyone the part of retirement is “no alarm and Diane Rehm”.  I retained my membership in 90.1 when I moved to Maine in May.  To my great dismay, I am unable to receive the MPBN station in my condo – wire mesh in the walls.  And, it does not carry Dianne Rehm live.  After trying a series of new radios plus new antenna to no avail, I spent a pretty penny on WiFi and an Internet radio.

    A-h-h, KERA, back to normal…  except in my car.

    Eileen
    Long, long time member and fan.

  • E Purdy

    After many trials, tribulations and dollars, I am now able to listen to 90.1 again.  I was determined.

    When I retired six months or so ago I told everyone the part of retirement is “no alarm and Diane Rehm”.  I retained my membership in 90.1 when I moved to Maine in May.  To my great dismay, I am unable to receive the MPBN station in my condo – wire mesh in the walls.  And, it does not carry Dianne Rehm live.  After trying a series of new radios plus new antenna to no avail, I spent a pretty penny on WiFi and an Internet radio.

    A-h-h, KERA, back to normal…  except in my car.

    Eileen
    Long, long time member and fan.

  • JeannieBeaty

    KERA is what television should be! My husband and I love the Brit Coms, Mystery!, Globetrekker, Rick Steves, Nature, Frontline, Daytripper, Austin City Limits, Antiques Roadshow, History Detectives, Masterpiece Theater, America’s Test Kithen, the GREAT, un-biased news programs…and so much more! Where else can you get that kind of quality and variety???? Well….nowhere! Happy Anniversary KERA! No doubt there will be many more!

  • JeannieBeaty

    KERA is what television should be! My husband and I love the Brit Coms, Mystery!, Globetrekker, Rick Steves, Nature, Frontline, Daytripper, Austin City Limits, Antiques Roadshow, History Detectives, Masterpiece Theater, America’s Test Kithen, the GREAT, un-biased news programs…and so much more! Where else can you get that kind of quality and variety???? Well….nowhere! Happy Anniversary KERA! No doubt there will be many more!

  • Alan Durham

    Monty Python left an indelible mark on my acting life. I am a character actor and costumer because of my early exposure to this zany show. You only have to look at my entry in the KERA  Rewind contest to see the result.

  • Alan Durham

    Monty Python left an indelible mark on my acting life. I am a character actor and costumer because of my early exposure to this zany show. You only have to look at my entry in the KERA  Rewind contest to see the result.

  • Cwstew

    Monty Python got me starting watching KERA and that got me hooked on many programs  The painting and cooking shows mostly.  Really hooked  on the Brit coms.  Wish May to December would make a rebound. I used to suffer through all the pledge drives as pennance for not joining.  I finally bit the bullet and became a member and am glad for doing it.  Here’s to another 50 years

  • Cwstew

    Monty Python got me starting watching KERA and that got me hooked on many programs  The painting and cooking shows mostly.  Really hooked  on the Brit coms.  Wish May to December would make a rebound. I used to suffer through all the pledge drives as pennance for not joining.  I finally bit the bullet and became a member and am glad for doing it.  Here’s to another 50 years

  • Constance

    My husband and I both worked for KERA between 1977 and 1982.  We met there and have been married every since.  My husband is as of today a cancer survivor, we have been blessed. We always look back at our time there with fond memories.  Dee Taaffe walked me down the isle.  I still have that picture on my night stand.  We made a lot of good friends there and miss them all but Dee will forever be in my heart.  To him I was Constance he always had a nickname for those he loved.  KERA will always be a part of mine and Peter’s life.  Good luck and another 50 years to you!

  • Lee Keith

    I worked at KERA through the exciting 70′s.  I started as Asst. to Ron Devillier, VP of Programming – becoming Mgr. of Program Ops after he left.  Many fond memories:  the First Auction – a frantic time at the Valley View Mall then under construction.  None of us knew what we were doing!  The birth of KERA/FM.  Producing MS Magazine series with Gloria Steinam, with guests like Lilly Tomlin.  The C&W concerts in our studios with Willie Nelson, Chris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, etal.  The controversial docs on gay rights, integration, etc.  And, of course,MONTY PYTHON, which, after previewing several with Ron, I begged him not to air because “I was the one who had to answer the inevitable hysterically angry phone calls.”  This was the 70′s in ultra conservative Dallas.  Now we know why he was the VP and I was just his asst.!!  That’s my claim to fame with my kids and grandkids.  The most exciting work experience of my life with some of the most fabulous people I’ve ever known.  Wouldn’t trade those memories for anything.   

  • Lee Keith

    I worked at KERA through the exciting 70′s.  I started as Asst. to Ron Devillier, VP of Programming – becoming Mgr. of Program Ops after he left.  Many fond memories:  the First Auction – a frantic time at the Valley View Mall then under construction.  None of us knew what we were doing!  The birth of KERA/FM.  Producing MS Magazine series with Gloria Steinam, with guests like Lilly Tomlin.  The C&W concerts in our studios with Willie Nelson, Chris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, etal.  The controversial docs on gay rights, integration, etc.  And, of course,MONTY PYTHON, which, after previewing several with Ron, I begged him not to air because “I was the one who had to answer the inevitable hysterically angry phone calls.”  This was the 70′s in ultra conservative Dallas.  Now we know why he was the VP and I was just his asst.!!  That’s my claim to fame with my kids and grandkids.  The most exciting work experience of my life with some of the most fabulous people I’ve ever known.  Wouldn’t trade those memories for anything.   

  • Robert Morrison

    I remember several years ago glued to the set watching “Piece of Cake”, the series about the Battle of Britain fighter pilots in their early variant Spitfires. What a surprise show! Outstanding series of WW2 brought to life………

  • Robert Morrison

    I remember several years ago glued to the set watching “Piece of Cake”, the series about the Battle of Britain fighter pilots in their early variant Spitfires. What a surprise show! Outstanding series of WW2 brought to life………

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