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TV show shines spotlight on Monroe - quirks and all
John McGivern, host of Saturday's premiere of the profile of Monroe featured on "Around the Corner," greets fan Eleanor Becker of Blanchardville at the Monroe Arts Center. (Times photo: John Morton)
MONROE - All things quaint and quirky about Monroe were on display Saturday during a premiere of PBS' "Around the Corner with John McGivern." The 100 area residents in attendance at the Monroe Arts Center reveled in the chance to see their town showcased in a light-hearted manner, as laughs and cheers greeted the 18 interviews featured in the 30-minute show that will air at 7 p.m. Thursday on Wisconsin Public Television. "You really captured Monroe," Mayor Bill Ross told the Emmy award-winning McGivern, who hosted the screening and conducted a question-and-answer session afterward.