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Future MontanaPBS Productions

MontanaPBS stations KUSM-TV/Bozeman and KUFM-TV/Missoula are always hard at work on new stories for our viewers. Below is a list of future productions that are in our program pipeline. Improved and more economical television production technologies have made it easier than ever before for individuals to create their own programs for potential broadcast.

MontanaPBS encourages these Independent Producers, and in some cases we may be able to provide some assistance on your project. Interested in learning more about our Independent Productions? Click here to view FAQs and complete our Program Proposal form.


MTPBS 2020 Preview Reel




They came from the backwoods jumps of Montana to stand with the world's best on freestyle skiing's biggest stage.


Rise of the Freemen

It was one the longest armed standoffs in US history. For 81 days FBI agents and more than a dozen heavily armed Militia members watched each other warily over a Montana stubble field. After the violent endings to government standoffs at Waco and Ruby Ridge, the local and national media laser-focused on the tense standoff outside Jordan at the Freemen’s self-titled “Justus Township”. It made national and international news. Yet today, many don’t know anything about the Montana Freeman standoff.


George Bird Grinnell: The Way Forward

When George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) died, the first sentence of his New York Times obituary lauded him as “the father of American Conservation.” Almost a century later, in 2019, Timothy Egan wrote in The New York Times, “Without a doubt, the United States is a better place because of George Bird Grinnell.” These accolades are well deserved. 

The one-hour documentary will illuminate the man and his work, placing him squarely, even radically, in the forefront of conservation, preservation and indigenous cultural efforts. 


Higgins Ridge

On Aug. 4, 1961, a group of smokejumpers found themselves in the middle of a raging wildfire with no escape. A skilled helicopter pilot set out to find them through the smoke.