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July 19, 2013

RSU Public TV Welcomes "Weird Al" Yankovic to Tulsa for UHF 25th Anniversary

RSU Public TV welcomes "Weird Al" Yankovic on his return to Tulsa to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the production of his feature film, UHF. Shot in Tulsa during the summer of 1988 and released in 1989, the story of a daydreaming slacker who saves a small television station with his quirky programming has become an international cult classic.

The celebration will include a series of events, including a special UHF pledge drive on RSU Public TV on October 5 and ending with Weird Al and his band in concert on October 19 at the Brady Theater.

Many local Tulsa cast members from UHF will be answering the phones at the pledge drive and recounting their on-set experiences, along with other surprises. The pledge drive will feature unique thank you gifts, including tickets to the concert.

Yankovic has sold more comedy albums than any other recording artist in history.  He is best known for his parodies of hit songs from the biggest artists in the musical universe including  Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, Nirvana, Lady Gaga, and many others.

Jennifer Sterling, program and membership manager for the station explained, "We are thrilled to be a part of this celebration, and grateful to Al for his support of RSU Public TV. As the smallest public television in the United States, we have a special place in our hearts for UHF. The themes of being the 'little guy' in the market and doing a lot with a little are ones we're very familiar with. And of course, like Channel 62 in the movie, we depend on our viewers and pledge drives to stay on the air!"

For additional information, contact Jennifer Sterling, program and membership manager, at 918-343-7882 or jsterling@rsu.edu.