A Window to the World
Hello, fellow KCTS 9ers! My name is Virginia Beugless, but family and friends call me Ginger. Raised in Rochester, N.Y., I was the youngest of three and so very lucky to have had caring parents who instilled in us a deep love of music, art, literature, nature, adventure and involvement in the world around us.
After graduating with a degree in fine arts, I worked in advertising in Rochester before moving to Seattle in January 1972. My first job here was at KING-TV before returning to the ad agency side of the media business. Working in media was a great way to learn about this beautiful Northwest area, but I quickly discovered the heavenly, commercial-free escape offered by KCTS 9. It's been my station of choice ever since.
Programming for All Ages
I love that KCTS 9 gives us in-depth news on local issues via IN Close and elsewhere via BBC World News,PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, and putting a value on the educational programs on Channel 9 is hard.
Daily children's shows like Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Sid the Science Kid open up doors for youngsters of all ages in a nonthreatening and entertaining way and, hopefully, encourage them to learn more about living in the world they're inheriting.
I, too, love programs that inform us about this fascinating globe of ours. At my age I've neither the time nor the energy to explore all the places I'd like to visit, so I travel on KCTS 9 with Rick Steves' Europe, Oregon Field Guide, Great Continental Railway Journeys and even NOVA.
A love of history and mysteries adds to my list of favorites Masterpiece, Masterpiece Classic, Masterpiece Mystery!, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and every Ken Burns series that comes along. I try not to miss the opera, music, ballet and live specials from the Met, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. But thank heavens for DVR when ushering at McCall Hall keeps me away from my TV when these specials are aired.
For all of the joy and delight these programs give me, I wanted to do something to support them for future generations. Being of limited funds, however, my happy solution was to make KCTS 9 the beneficiary of my life insurance policy. And that gives me great pleasure, indeed. I encourage folks of a similar persuasion to follow this most satisfying and painless way of supporting this remarkable station.
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