Tea Time Tidbit
Keeping up with our KUA star, and some necessary occasional changes to the schedule involving pledge breaks.
Afternoon Tea to be Preempted for Pledge
Since 2011, MPT has fund-raised around the weekday Afternoon Tea programs in order to raise the dollars needed to purchase and broadcast these shows. We did this without breaking into the programs so that our members and viewers could enjoy their favorite shows without interruption. For many years, we were successful in raising the funds needed to support Afternoon Tea without replacing it with pledge specials during the year.
Unfortunately, during the last several drives, we have barely made our Tea goal. Plus, we came up significantly short of goal this past August. We are going to continue to bring you the best in British comedy on weekday afternoons, but starting November 27th, we will put the Afternoon Tea programs on hiatus for one week during each of our major fundraising drives.
The money that we raise during this one week of special programming will go to pay for the Afternoon Tea programs that you will continue to enjoy 48 weeks a year. It will be used to purchase episodes of your favorite classics like Keeping Up Appearances, Last of the Summer Wine, and As Time Goes By.
We hope that you understand why we’re making this program change. But we want to ensure that Britcoms can continue on MPT. We hope that you continue to watch and enjoy Afternoon Tea on Maryland Public Television. Thank you.