Stories of ‘Forward Motion’ debut on Big Ten Network

Oct. 11, 2012

by Susannah Brooks

"Forward Motion," a 30-minute news magazine spotlighting the inspiration behind some of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s most innovative research and teaching, will debut on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Central time on the Big Ten Network.

The program will be rebroadcast Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Central time.

“The university has an international profile, but the stories behind the teaching, research and outreach efforts are often the most compelling,” says Peter Kleppin, UW-Madison's director of campus programming for the Big Ten Network. “We’re excited to share these stories with a wider audience.” 

The three segments in the premiere demonstrate the human connections that make this work both possible and worthwhile. 

  • Perry Pickhardt, an ambitious young radiologist, pioneered a virtual colonoscopy procedure – and, in the process, helped his own family.
  • Why would a world-famous musician change jobs at the height of his career? Meet bassist Richard Davis, whose work goes beyond notes on a page.
  • A patient and his family inspired neurosurgeon and biomedical engineer Josh Medow to find the “Holy Grail” of brain monitoring.

University Communications and Marketing produces UW-Madison’s campus programming for the Big Ten Network, which launched in 2007 and reaches about 90 million households in North America.