Thank you!


We really appreciate your willingness to participate in this survey. It shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes of your time, and will be really useful to us as we look ahead to the future of Almanac and Almanac at the Capitol.

* 1. How often do you watch Almanac?

* 2. What led you to start watching Almanac?

* 3. At what time do you typically watch Almanac?

* 4. Generally speaking how interested are you in politics and coverage of political issues?

Almanac Content

Now we're going to ask you a few questions about the content in each week's Almanac

* 5. How interesting do you find the selection of topics and guests on Almanac to be?

* 6. Here's a list of some of the segments we feature on Almanac. How interesting are these segments to you?

  Very interesting Sometimes interesting Rarely interesting Not at all interesting
Cooking segments
David Gillette's Essays
Feature stories
History segments
Cathy's "Hidden History" segments
Interviews with newsmakers
interviews with politicians
Mary Lahammer's capitol reports
Music performances
Candidate debates
Political panels
Political scientist panels
Political reporter panels
Sports with Larry Fitzgerald
The weekly Index File question
Weather with Paul Douglas

* 7. Now here's the same list of segments we feature on Almanac. Would you like to see more, or less of each?

  I'd like more! You're doing fine. Fewer, please. Drop it entirely.
Cooking segments
David Gillette's Essays
Feature stories
History segments
Cathy's "Hidden History" segments
Interviews with newsmakers
interviews with politicians
Mary Lahammer's capitol reports
Music performances
Candidate debates
Political panels
Political scientist panels
Political reporter panels
Sports with Larry Fitzgerald
The weekly Index File question
Weather with Paul Douglas

* 8. Do you have any suggestions you'd like to see... or any comments you'd like to share about the content on Almanac?

* 9. What type of Almanac segment are you most interested in watching?

Politics

Since politics is such a big part of what we do on Almanac we'd like your assessment of how we're doing!

* 10. Generally speaking, how would you rate political coverage on Almanac?

* 11. Almanac strives to be a source of "non-partisan" political coverage. On a scale where 1= definitely non-partisan and 5= definitely partisan, how are we doing?

* 12. Would you like to share any suggestions or comments about political coverage on Almanac?

Presentation

We have some additional questions about Almanac, including how we present Almanac, the look and feel of the show.

* 13. For a show like Almanac how important is the selection of the hosts to you?

* 14. Please name any hosts or presenters that you've seen on Almanac and tell us what you think of their work.

* 15. Talk about a recent Almanac segment that you really enjoyed.

* 16. Over the course of the next 3- 5 years, TPT is considering taking a leadership role using the power of media to focus on a major issue facing our community. What do you think one or two of the most pressing issues facing our community are that TPT can help address?

* 17. Do you ever use the closed caption feature while watching Almanac?

We also want to ask a few questions about Almanac's sister program "Almanac at the Capitol" which airs Wednesdays during the legislative session.

* 18. How often to you watch Almanac at the Capitol?

* 19. Name any hosts or reporters you may remember from Almanac at the Capitol.

* 20. Do you like it when Almanac at the Capitol does single-topic episodes?

* 21. Would you like to share any comments or suggestions you may have for Almanac at the Capitol?

Website

We're also interested in knowing whether you use the Almanac website and how we might make it better.

* 22. How often do you visit tpt's website?

* 23. How often do you visit the Almanac page on tpt's website?

* 24. Did you know that you can watch Almanac and other local and national PBS programming on your computer, tablet or smartphone at www.tpt.org/video?

* 25. How often do you watch Almanac on something other than a television?

* 26. Did you know you can watch Almanac and other local and national PBS programming on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV?

* 27. How often to you watch Almanac and other local and national PBS programming on Roku, Xbox, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV?

* 28. Which of the following devices do you own?

* 29. Which of these do you own (select any that apply):

* 30. We have a web-only weekly feature segment with David Gillette called "The Wrap." Have you seen it?

* 31. If you have seen "The Wrap" please share your comments about it.

* 32. Are you on Facebook and/or Twitter?

* 33. If you said yes to being on Twitter please answer this question. Do you follow Almanac on Twitter?

* 34. If you said yes to using Facebook please answer this question. Do you like Almanac on Facebook?

You're almost done... thanks for hanging in there! We have a few final questions for you. We'd like to know a little bit about you, so we can better understand who our audience really is. YOUR ANSWERS ARE STRICTLY VOLUNTARY AND WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. We promise not to use this information for any other purpose than for this research study.

* 35. Your Age?

* 36. Your sex?

* 37. Are you or any member of your household a member of tpt?

* 38. Estimated annual income for your entire household?

* 39. Where do you live?

* 40. Would you be interested in receiving emails from time to time about what's coming up on Almanac? If so, please leave your email address below.

THANK YOU!!

Thanks to viewers like you, Almanac is the longest running prime time television show EVER in the Twin Cities. We're very grateful for your support, and for your help with this survey.

Thanks again!

The Team at Almanac
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