Meet WCLV co-founder Robert Conrad, and see how you can ensure your support of your favorite programs can continue for years to come.
“We watched WVIZ on our black-and-white TV set when it began in 1965 and have volunteered since the first auction. The changes in programming (color), technology (high definition) and importance to Cleveland and Northern Ohio has been possible because of donations and bequests from many sources, especially viewers.
I have included Ideastream Public Media in my will so future generations can learn, enjoy and discover new interests with WVIZ, WCPN and WCLV.
What I really wanted to say is it’s grown dramatically since the 60s and now has programming for everyone, shows that are targeted to a small audience that don't appear on commercial stations.”
—Terry Kovel, Antiques Expert and Author, Shaker Heights
“What better way to contribute to the greater good than to support public television. I have spent hours watching Ideastream Public Media, knowing what I see there cannot be found anywhere else. My favorites include documentaries by Ken Burns, Rick Steves’ travel segments and ‘Call the Midwife’.
Where else can such a variety of quality programming be found? I feel my planned gift helps keep this priceless cultural institution strong and accessible to all. Like anything of value, it should not be taken for granted.”