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MARCH 2013
What did you think of this week's show?
Fri 3/1/2013 8:29 AM
Kelly Wilson - Owosso, MI

Loved it! (Biking in Tawas) Thank you so much for all the wonderful information about these great places to go. My family is looking forward to visiting Tawas this summer. We weren't sure where we were going to take our family vacation this summer, but after seeing the show on Tawas we all decided that we needed to go there!
Sat 3/2/2013 4:35 PM
Andrew Kapusta, Jr. - Clinton Township, MI
As always another great show (Grey County Summer Adventure). I look forward to each and every week to see another. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Tue 3/5/2013 9:46 PM
Alyssa Scott - Owosso, MI

Great show! (Michigan's Other Great Lakes). I never knew there was so much there!
Fri 3/8/2013 9:50 AM
Thomas Showers - Mason, MI

Thank you for staying on the air on PBS. I really enjoy your program.

Tue 3/19/2013 10:36 PM
Brian Johnston - Oxford, MI

Tom, what happen to your show? I have not seen the show on channel 28 or 56 in about three weeks! You would be on Tuesdays nights at 7:30PM and Saturdays at 11:30AM. (I) hope everything is ok, love your show.

- Brian, our show was preempted for pledge drive on WTBS (channel 56) and WCMU (channel 28)

Tue 3/26/2013 8:48 PM
Bruce Hargie - Portage, MI

This episode (The Best of Michigan’s Sunrise Coast), like all the other shows is informative and they make you want to be there right now. I enjoy hiking, fishing and birding. The show has shown me an area of Michigan that I have not been to. I plan to spend some time there this May.
Sat 3/30/2013 12:00 PM
Richard Brewbaker - Ovid, MI

Great show. (I) love to travel my home state.
Sat 3/30/2013 12:19 PM
Grace Quinones - Hersey, MI

I really liked that most of the locations are family themed and can be for all ages. Great show definitely going to these sites (from West Branch Autumn Fun).
Sat 3/30/2013 12:31 PM
Foess Allan - Redford, MI

Michigan has so much to offer, that is why I enjoy the show so much. I like to discover and do new things in the state.
Sun 3/31/2013 9:16 AM
Karen Beard - Twining, MI

It was fantastic (West Branch Autumn Fun). I had no idea there was so much to do in Ogemaw County. Love your show. We camp a lot of upper Michigan and (in) the UP. (We) find great ideas from your show. Thank you!
APRIL 2013
What did you think of this week's show?
Mon 4/1/2013 7:19 PM
Todd Taylor - Durand, MI

Love the show (Best of Michigan’s Sunrise Coast), very informative. Makes me want to get out and do some of the things on the shows. It also gives me a place to start for planning my trip.
Tue 4/2/2013 3:42 PM
Bernard Woodby - Commerce Twp, MI

Great show (West Branch Autumn Fun), first time viewer. I go up to West Branch several times a year and had no idea of all that can be done there.
Thu 4/4/2013 7:56 AM
William Knaup - Roscommon, MI
Outstanding!  (We're) looking for places to take our grandson in June. This show inspired me. Thanks.
Sat 4/6/2013 5:26 PM
Andrew Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

As always, great show (on Bruce County Beaches). We are planning our summer and this will be one of our stops.
Sat 4/6/2013 11:42 PM
Steve Nelson - Marinette, WI

(We) watched your show for the first time tonight. Very good show, we plan to watch as much as possible. (It had) great vacation ideas and good information.
Sun 4/7/2013 12:02 PM
Beth Bastianon - Clinton Township, MI

I love the show! (It was) very informational and entertaining.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:02 PM
Kathryn May - Northport, MI
Learned a lot about the parks we did not know about in the Upper Peninsula. It was very informative and interesting.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:21 PM
Joey Reeves - Westland, MI

(State Parks of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was) awesome and informative. My wife and I can't wait to get to the UP for some camping. We enjoy the show immensely and have watched since the beginning. We never tire of seeing all the great things to do in the state of Michigan. Great work! Thank You.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:27 PM
Anne Schultz - Oakland, MI

Excellent, it was very informative in a short period of time. I love Michigan have been to a couple of these parks. My daughter used to live in Manistique and we visited there, but didn't camp. I would like to camp at all of these parks! Thank you for the great show.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:29 PM
Kyle Kinyon - St. Clair Shores, MI

I am planning a wilderness trip this summer. The show this week was really inspiring and I cannot wait to see some of the highlighted spots from the show. It's too bad I can't see them all in one trip!
Sat 4/13/2013 12:31 PM
Allan Foess - Redford, MI
Great show this week, Michigan has so much to experience. I can't wait to see more of it.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:28 PM
Raymond Barry - Milford, MI

Excellent snapshots of Michigan's Upper Peninsula state parks. I loved the videos. Keep up the great work showcasing our great state.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:44 PM
Mike Pankow - South Lyon, MI
First time we'd ever tuned in. Found it to be very informative. Perfect timing as we were just thinking of where we'd like to go and explore with our new camper. We have always wanted to learn more about the UP. It is beautiful!
Sat 4/13/2013 12:51 PM
Patrick Delaney - Manton, MI

I loved the show on the U.P. parks. It made me anxious to go camping and hiking in the UP. I have camped at most of the parks that were shown on the show, but there are a few that I haven't explored yet.
Sat 4/13/2013 3:12 PM
Bob VanLue - Canton, MI

My sister told me about (the Manistique History Tour) and said it was very good. I plan on watching it when it re-airs Tuesday night. Thank you!
Sat 4/13/2013 2:18 PM
Gayle Crary - Imlay City, MI
We loved it! (The State Parks of Michigan’s UP.). It made us want to take a tour of all of the UP state parks. The show was full of useful information.
Sat4/13 /2013 4:08 PM
Christopher Webber - Harrison Township, MI

Excellent as always, I have always loved learning about our great state. Your show is my favorite medium in accomplishing it. What a wonderful show!
Sat 4/13/2013 8:40 PM
Jim O'Hearn - Millington, MI

We loved learning about all the parks in the U.P. We are planning a vacation in the UP. for 1 week. We want to see the whole out-line of the Upper Peninsula including some of the iron mines and the water falls. We love lighthouses too.
Sun 4/14/2013 12:01 PM
Sally Loser - Holland, MI

Loved it! Made us want to plan a trip to the UP to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan!
Sun 4/14/2013 11:50 AM
Debbie White - Pontiac, MI
I liked the show (State Parks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula). Someday I would like to camp in all the parks. I have been in a few of them already.
Sun 4/14/2013 8:39 PM
Alan Westhof - Spring Lake, MI
Great info, I was planning a trip to the UP this summer. This show (helped) greatly. Thanks and keep up the good shows.
Sun 4/14/2013 12:27 PM
Susan Kandell - Plainwell, MI

I enjoyed that the entire UP was featured in a clear county by county format. It also made me appreciate what my parents provided me by going to all the state parks for camping in my youth.
Mon 4/15/2013 12:50 PM
Andrea Seifferlein - Sterling Heights, MI

I loved this show! I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1975. To this day I can't think of a more beautiful place than the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the feeling you get crossing the bridge. Thank you for inspiring one of bucket list vacations!
Mon 4/15/2013 3:58 PM
Bill & Donna Dutter - Grand Junction, MI
We really enjoyed seeing many of the places that we've visited. It brought back many happy memories.
Mon 4/15/2013 10:30 PM
Bernadette Szukaitis - Dearborn, MI

This show was excellent. My husband and I just talked about camping Up North. Now we will have great places to choose from. Great shows, keep it coming.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:34 PM
Floyd Norscia - Livonia, MI
Very informative, I try not to miss your show. (It is) one of my favorites.
Sat 4/13/2013 12:38 PM
Gary Polulak - Clinton Twp., MI

(It was) excellent, just like all of your shows. Your presentations rev me up for enjoying and getting out in Michigan, and the surrounding regions outdoors! One of the true and great outdoor shows!
Tue 4/16/2013 9:01 PM
Cheryl Mast - Sturgis, MI

Thought it was great! (State Parks of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) Craig Lake State Park is my favorite. Just explored it for the first time last fall and loved it! The U.P. is a special place!
Wed 4/17/2013 10:06 AM
Michael Broughman - Holland, MI

My wife and I loved your State Parks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula episode and we hope to travel to some of those spots to camp and hike. Thanks for providing such a valuable and informative resource!
Wed 4/17/2013 1:11 PM
JR Lomerson - Attica, MI

Hey guys, we really enjoyed this show. We have seen some of the parks, but some we have never seen. My wife said we need to see Porcupine Mountains and Fort Wilkins this fall. Thanks again for a great show.
Wed 4/17/2013 8:17 PM
Fred Kilcline - St. Clair, MI

Great show, thanks. I plan to tour the UP this summer, retirement is great.
Thu 4/18/2013 11:48 AM
WM. Smith - livonia, MI
Enjoyed the show as always! (The State Parks of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)
Thu 4/18/2013 6:56 PM
Tomas Showers  - Mason, MI

I'm planning to go to the West Branch area this summer. I seen the (West Branch Summer episode) on WKAR and I liked it.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:09 PM
Kathy Hollenbeck - Alpena, MI

(Big Island Canoe Wilderness) was awesome. We would love to try out some of the lakes.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:05 PM
Randy Adam - Ortonville, MI

(Big Island Canoe Wilderness was) very interesting of the Bishop Baraga's historical site and intriguing about the Native American burial grounds. I sure would like to visit up there soon. Great Getaways is a good show, I watch every weekend when I can.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:34 PM
Phill  Zorza - Wixom, MI

Great show, my wife and I especially liked the segment on the Folkfest. We are going to plan this summer's vacation around a trip to Manistique.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:32 PM
Gerald Grinn - Warren, MI

Great! I was raised in Iron Mountain and the area (in Big Island Canoe Wilderness) looked to be in line with Iron Mountain. As usual, the commentary is (informative) and the camera work is excellent. We never miss an (episode) and record it if we are not going to be home. Thanks for showing us so many areas of this beautiful state.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:30 PM
Ann Venier - Berkley, MI
I love the Manistique area and this show captures the essence of the land and the people!!!
Sat 4/20/2013 4:31 PM
Joel Preville -  Brimley, MI

Excellent show (on the Big Island Canoe Wilderness). We were there last summer but apparently missed quite a bit. I’m looking forward to coming back this summer.
Sat 4/20/2013 4:34 PM
Pete Beairl - Laona, WI

We are displaced Yoopers and never knew about the Big Island Canoe Wilderness.  Very interesting, liked Bishop Baraga segment. We’re interested in going to Folkfest. Thank you
Sat 4/20/2013 4:52 PM
Dawn Prawdzik - Lansing, MI

It was very informative. Have lived in Michigan all my life, but unfortunately have not traveled most of the Upper Peninsula. After seeing your show a trip is a definite must. Thank you and look forward to other shows.
Sun 4/21/2013 8:59 AM
Linda Seibert - Shelby Twp., MI

I love your shows, they are all fantastic!! It's nice to find out about the hidden gems of our area!
Sun 4/21/2013 11:06 AM
Tim Durfee - Dearborn Hts, MI

I loved this week’s show and I love Manistique. I used to vacation there every year.
Sun 4/21/2013 12:07 PM
Salvador Carrero - Coldwater, MI

This was the first time I’ve watched the show and I was just like, wow! I told my wife that we are taking a week vacation to visit some of the places that we seen. I’ve been living in Michigan for 6 years. I moved from Massachusetts and not taken a trip to the U.P. yet, so this summer we’re doing it.
Sun 4/21/2013 1:44 PM
Ruth Wyatt - Hillsdale, MI

My family watches (Great Getaways) every week. We love the show.
Sun 4/21/2013 6:06 PM
Craig Rehfus - Monroe, MI

(Big Island Canoe Wilderness is) one of my favorites. I have been working at LAZBOY Incorporated for almost 33 years. I always look forward to watching the show with episodes about the UP or Canada. I vacation every year at The Hiawatha Sportsmen Club in Engadine. I can't wait for winter to break into a fast spring and then into summer, so I can make about 4-5 trips up North. I like to fish more than canoe and golf more than fish. I love watching the quiet scenes from the slowly, but hardly changing UP.
Mon 4/22/2013 11:54 AM
David Tule - Cheboygan, MI

Great show! I've enjoyed the Big Island Canoe Wilderness with my family and friends the last two summers. Your show brought back good memories and I'm looking forward to returning there this year. Thanks!
Tue 4/23/2013 7:58 PM
Aleshia Greene - Macomb, MI

I enjoyed (Big Island Canoe Wilderness) tremendously! Especially the segment about the Folk Festival in Manistique! I cannot wait to get up there to visit during Folk Fest! Thank you!
Tue 4/23/2013 8:00 PM
Judy Humphreys - Davison, MI

I enjoyed the show today. It brought back pleasant memories from years gone by of touring the U.P.
Tue 4/23/2013 8:04 PM
Marsha Livermore - Shelby Township, MI

It was great. I have been to areas of the UP, but not the Manistique area. I plan to take another trip to the UP and definitely want to visit this area.
Sat 4/20/2013 11:59 AM
Mike Murphy - Swartz Creek, MI

Always looking for a different trip for the family and the family oriented event on the show interested me for our summer family trip this year.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:02 PM
Ken Reid - Shelby Township, MI

I loved (Big Island Canoe Wilderness). It made me want to get my canoe out right now and go.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:05 PM
Ron Brudzinski- Holly, MI

My wife and I just love the area you had on your show today. We could not make it up there last year with our 5th-wheel camper, due to the hip replacement I had done. We’re going this year for sure. Great show keep up the good work.
Sat 4/20/2013 12:45 PM
Kristine Alexy - Roseville, MI

I loved the info about the Mackinaw Trail Winery; their awards and the great 2005 grape crop. I also enjoyed the Manistique Folkfest. Great show! (Big Island Canoe Wilderness)
Sat 4/20/2013 12:54 PM
Earl  Barncard  - Manitou Beach, MI

(Big Island Canoe Wilderness) was awesome! Of course all your shows are awesome. I look forward to watching every Saturday. I was born and raised in Michigan. I love it here. I live in lower-southern Michigan area. (A flat-lander, as the yuppers call us). I really enjoy traveling Michigan and seeing the sites, especially in the U.P. I'd really like to get a kayak and learn how to kayak. I live on a lake and have never done it. (I want) to go and explore all the lakes where this show was made, it would be so great! Thank you so much for showing me what I’m missing. Keep up the good work, I'll be watching.
Sat 4/20/2013 4:29 PM
Denise Baxter - Flint, MI

I always enjoy the show. However, this particular episode struck a chord within me. I love the Manistique area. I really enjoyed the kayak trip and all the portages involved. Keep up the great work! You are much appreciated.
Sun 4/21/2013 3:12 PM
Robert  Garten - Hutto, TX

I love Michigan. Your show was very informative.
Tue 4/23/2013 8:03 PM
Louis Gorning - Troy, MI

I truly enjoyed tonight's PBS program on the Manistique Folkfest. Your program should serve as a positive influence for Michigan tourism. Thank you for making it available on PBS.
Fri 4/26/2013 5:57 PM
Dorene Czarniecki - Gaylord, MI

All your shows are great. I always want to check out a new area because of your show. Thank you!
Fri 4/26/2013 6:15 PM
Louis Gorning - Troy, MI

Great show (on the Big Island Canoe Wilderness), it heightened my interest in touring there.
Sat 4/27/2013 12:03 PM
Henry Does - Lincoln Park, MI

(It was) very exciting about the kayaking along the coast and in Tawas Lake. The town has become beautiful since I was there as a child!
Sat 4/27/2013 12:07 PM
Matt Sheehan - East Tawas, MI

Very good program (on the Tawases), especially since one of our grandsons and a son-in-law were some of the kayakers.
Sat 4/27/2013 12:29 PM
Ronald Cherf - St. Clair Shores, MI

I am an owner of the Bay Inn in Tawas City, Michigan. I thank you for your recent episode on the "Tawases". Shows such as yours are extremely important to our area. Well done.
Sat 4/27/2013 12:28 PM
Ricky D. Hayes - Detroit, MI

I think (The Tawases) was great program. I look forward to visiting there with my family.
Sat 4/27/2013 12:31 PM
Jerry Huff - Flat Rock, MI

(The Tawases) was a wonderful look at the Tawas area. I used to spend my summers up there. I look back at them very fondly.
Sat 4/27/2013 12:37 PM
Suzanne Blotske - Troy, MI

(Biking in Tawas was) very informative. Made us want to start our summer vacation early.  I can't wait to check out the Tawas area.
Sat 4/27/2013 12:43 PM
Jackie Johnson - Avoca, MI

I loved (The Tawases). I've been there and seeing your show I'm ready to go back. Thank you so much.
Sat 4/27/2013 1:01 PM
John Keeler - Livonia, MI

I have never been to this area of Michigan and was really impressed with all the activities that were available. I want to share this program with my family so we can plan a trip this summer.
Mon 4/29/2013 9:25 AM
John Turchan - Sparta, MI

Hi Tom, great show on Tawas on Sunday the 28th of April. Looks like you have a new format for your program. I watch your show every Sunday. Keep up the good job. Thank you.
Tue 4/30/2013 8:01 PM
Timothy McIsaac - Lake Angelus, MI

I've loved the show and have followed it for a long time. I think Tom and I are the same age and I've watched his hair go from brown to gray like mine.
Tue 4/30/2013 8:04 PM
Rod Krumlauf - Troy, MI

I'll be heading to Copper Harbor this summer. This show (The State Parks of Michigan’s UP) was a great help in making my plans.
Tue 4/30/2013 8:26 PM
David Arnold - Plymouth Twp., MI

(The Tawases episode) motivated us to explore the Tawas area.