The series consists of 11 segments, each showcasing the history of a community in Butler County, including Augusta. "Kansas Crossroads" premiered with the new fall programming lineup on July 8, 2021. Each segment will be released weekly for 11 weeks to be aired 3 times, Thursdays at 8:00 pm and Fridays at 12:00 noon on PBS Kansas and Sundays at 3:00 pm on PBS Kansas Explore. Then after the 11 week run, all 11 segments will be rerun in the same 3 time and station slots. It will also be made available on Passport, PBS Kansas’ streaming service.
The first week's segment featured El Dorado. The programming schedule has not been completely set yet, but the City of Augusta will make sure to inform the community in advance when the segment on Augusta is airing.
"Kansas Crossroads" started as a series of videos on the Butler County Historical Society's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel, created when the COVID-19 Pandemic limited access to the Society's physical exhibit on Butler County history.
PBS Kansas then reached out to BCHS with the offer of turning their online films into an 11-week television series highlighting Butler County called “Kansas Crossroads," with extended length and closed captioning. You can view the original segment focusing on Augusta on YouTube, but the version premiering on PBS will be the final version.
We encourage Augusta residents to check out all the segments of the series to get to know all corners of Butler County!