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Now on KAMU: Texas A&M Today

KAMU is proud to present a new, original production highlighting the best and brightest of Texas A&M University. Airing Mondays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. on KAMU-TV and streaming on demand, “Texas A&M Today” marks KAMU’s first foray into dynamic cinematography and creative storytelling. Season 1 premieres Sept. 26 and continues throughout the fall, with host Chelsea Reber introducing Central Texas to some of the difference makers at Texas A&M.

 

In this six-episode series, meet special people, learn about hidden gems and understand A&M’s influence on our region, state and world in a new way. Each episode features three full-length segments, a “hidden gem” featurette, an Aggie Fact and a one-on-one conversation with an influential member of the Aggie community. Visit this page throughout the season to learn more about the people, colleges and schools featured in each episode.

Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6

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Episode 1 Preview

Debuts Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m.
Re-airs Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Man blows glass, Texas A&M Woodcarvings are displayed, workers install art piece, Liberty Bell is displayed, two people talk in an interview.

“It’s almost like an operation – like a doctor would do.”

When Texas A&M researchers need a piece of glass, Bill Merka is the man to call. In his nearly 40 years as the university’s glass blower, Merka has created and repaired thousands of unique pieces, making countless scientific endeavors possible.

“I think it’s refreshing to be able to walk through the halls and appreciate that this is not a typical engineering building.”

As the state-of-the-art Zachry Engineering Education Complex was being built, the focus wasn’t just on classrooms, labs and meeting rooms: it was also about art. Ten artists were privately commissioned to design and construct pieces of art inspired by science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“I had from noon until midnight to work every day for two years.”

Rodney Hill is an artist and a beloved former Texas A&M architecture professor, but he’s also become an Aggie historian. He and his wife lovingly carved six wood panels depicting the history of Texas A&M. The panels are preserved in the MSC and passed by students and visitors each day.

“No one has suffered more than the Aggies, so we will give it to them.”

Texas A&M is home to a reminder of America’s independence. A story of war, sacrifice and bond sales culminates in a former Texas governor giving a special gift to A&M.

“The answer is money, now what’s the question?”

In a wide-ranging interview, Texas A&M Athletic Director Ross Bjork discusses family, conference realignment, diversity and inclusion, Title IX, athletic transfers, NIL and his hopes for the future of Aggie sports.


Episode 2 Preview

Debuts Monday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m.
Re-airs Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Preview coming Sept. 27!


Episode 3 Preview

Debuts Monday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.
Re-airs Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.

Preview coming Oct. 11!


Episode 4 Preview

Debuts Monday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.
Re-airs Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

Preview coming Oct. 25!


Episode 5 Preview

Debuts Monday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m.
Re-airs Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Preview coming Nov. 8!


Episode 6 Preview

Debuts Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.
Re-airs Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

Preview coming Nov. 22!


Special thanks to all university partners involved in each episode of “Texas A&M Today.”

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