PBS Events

Arizona

KAET (8-Arizona) (Phoenix)(Discontinued-currently not being aired)

Susan Soto staffer for KAET with AYBS mention:

https://current.org/2011/12/susan-soto-dies-longtime-kaet-tv-employee-in-phoenix/

John Inman appearance

 
Mar 6 1991 (Tempe, AZ) Tempe Mission Palms Hotel

 

Arkansas

AETN Arkansas Educational Television Network (Conway)

My site was featured a few times in their AETN Foundation ENewsletters.

John Inman Appearances

 
Dec 2, 1995  
Sept 14-Sept 15, 1998  

California


KPBS (San Diego) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearances

 
Aug 22, 1998

"Back in September or October of 1997 (it was my first year in college...I was 19), our local PBS outlet here in San Diego, KPBS, organized an event called "Lunch with John Inman." For a price (was is $30?), you could come to the KPBS studios for a full catered lunch which was followed by a (very funny) monologue by Mr. Inman. After that, Mr. Inman went to every table to chat with everybody, sign autographs and take photos. He was very gracious, witty and in very good spirits. He seemed genuinly appreciative that so many people came to meet and greet with him.

One of my favorite Mr.Humpries lines in in the episode The Apartment:

Mrs. Slocombe: Mr. Humphries, do you sleep as nature intended?

Mr. Humphries: Mrs. Slocombe, I've never done anything as nature intended!

I even mentioned this to him. I said "Mr. Inman, one of my favorite lines by you is where Mrs. Slocombe asks you if you sleep as nature intended. And then Mr. Humphries says..."

He stopped me and said the line himself, on the spot! I was impressed that he would remember that one at the drop of a hat. Amazing!"


(Used with kind permission from Erik Homenick).

 

Aug 23, 1998 KPBS Horton Plaza Book Signing

KTEH

John Inman Appearances

Sept 23, 1997  
Sept 24, 1997 KTEH Store (San Diego, CA)
Sept 26, 1997  
Sept 27, 1997 KTEH Store (San Jose, CA)

Colorado

KRMA Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc. (Discontinued-currently not being aired)
Main site: http://www.rmpbs.org


John Inman Appearances

 
1993

Talking with viewers making pledges for RMPBS, 1993.

Taking pledge calls at RMPBS, 1993.

1993 (Laura Sampson, with John Inman)

 



Our former Development Director, Trudy Fowler, with John Inman during Pledge Drive 1993.

 

(Credit to the RMPBS volunteers of Station's Archived Memories who are preserving historical information for this PBS station and provided these photographs. Also thanks to Laura Sampson for taking the time to get these photographs to me).

 

 

 

Sept 28, 1997


On the set at RMPBS, 1997 (Trudy Fowler and John Inman)


Another on-set photograph of John Inman and Trudy Fowler @ RMPBS, 1997

(Credit to the RMPBS volunteers of Station's Archived Memories who are preserving historical information for this PBS station and provided these photographs. Also thanks to Laura Sampson for taking the time to get these photographs to me).

 

Sept 29, 1997 KRMA Store (Denver, CO)
Sept 17, 1998 Park Meadows Book Signing
Sept 18, 1998  
Sept 19, 1998  
August 12, 1999 John presented a show, "An Evening with John Inman", at the Lodo Music Hall in Denver,CO.
 

Click link to listen to it and/or download the clip: An Evening with John Inman

Did you like this clip? Why not support KRMA station that bought it to you? Click here for more info!

 

District of Columbia

WETA (Washington, DC)
Main site: http://www.weta.org/

John Inman Appearances

Oct 11, 1997  

Oct 12 1997

 

WETA Store (Washington, DC)

"Almost all of the cast members on AYBS visited us in the past, but anything they autographed, etc. is long since gone. All of
them autographed different versions of the "episode book" and various tote bags and VHS copies of various seasons of the
program. I think in the beginning that public television amazed them. Stories of what happened while they were here abound.
Especially John Inman and Trevor Bannister. Bannister was full of stories about individual episodes and cast members and he
tap danced for us. They were all lovely, but the one we adored was John Inman. One of our on-air personalities, Robert Aubrey
Davis (a Washington legend), interviewed (and joked with) Inman. It was like watching a completely different version of reality!
Then Davis got a frog in his throat and didn't have any water. Inman thrust the coffee cup he was holding at him and Davis took
a healthy gulp. Turns out, it was P.G. and Davis choked and spit out some of the gin. All of the volunteers who were on the
phones (myself included) saw only the back of this, but Inman fell out laughing and said something under his breath. So did
Davis as he recovered, and then we smelled the gin and all of us all lost it on the air. I wish we had that on tape!" 

(Used with permission from Sandy-an Audience Services Volunteer at WETA).

Florida

WEDU (Tampa)

John Inman Appearance

 
1992-1996? WEDU (Image of host with John Inman during a pledge drive).

Georgia

GPB Georgia Public Broadcasting GPB AYBS TV Schedule (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearances

 
Oct 7, 1997  
Oct 8, 1997 GPTV Store (Atlanta, GA)
Aug 15, 1998  
Aug 16, 1998  

Illinois

WILL-TV/Channel 12 (Urbana) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)
Main site: http://will.illinois.edu/

John Inman Appearances

Interview: https://will.illinois.edu/afternoonmagazine/program/aftmag980909
Sept 6, 2008 Woodfield Mall and Orland Square Book Signing
Sept 8, 2008 Oakbrook Center Book Signing
Sept 9, 2008 WILL See info and picture from event below.
Sept 10, 2008  

 

ji

"When I worked at a PBS station in Illinois, John Inman was doing a lot of personal appearances for fundraising at the stations. My son Max was thrilled to meet him, and I had to snap a picture of the event. Mr. Inman was charming and personable to everyone he met at the events, and was asked to come back a few years later as well."-Ange A.

(Image and description was used with kind permission by Ange A.).

 

Iowa

Iowa Public Television(IPTV)  IPTV AYBS TV Schedule

John Inman Appearance

 
Aug 17, 1999 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (Cedar Rapids, IA) See info and pictures from the event below.

(The following images and description are by me when I saw John Inman at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on August 17, 1999).

I saw an ad on TV from Iowa Public Television that John Inman was coming to Cedar Rapids. My mom called and reserved tickets for me and her. There was by
then only 3 tickets left already and it looked like the ad only aired that day! I shudder to think if I didn't see that ad.

This event was not a scheduled event which made it all the more exciting and an one in a lifetime opportunity I wasn't going to miss! Also, the Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art where we were going to be was only 15 minutes from where we lived at the time which was another nice bonus. We also found out later that
everything had to be set up in one day practically and he was in communication with the woman that ran the event there the whole time while being chauffered
through the cornfields from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. Poor John-especially not being much of a country lover, but like he said about the trip all he could
say was "More corn?"! and Des Moooooiiiinnnneeessss (broken bed spring sound). :-)

John was very thoughtful and when he entered the room, he made sure that I could hear him OK from where I was sitting since someone took my reserved seat up
front. Years of lipreading experience really paid off here. :-) During setting up the event one of the organizers forgot the most important thing-Gin and
tonic-and disappeared for a few minutes. She came back and gave him a Gin and Tonic which, after taking a sip, he referred to as great Iowa water. It looked
like they added a little too much Gin in it by his reaction, but he drank it happily and I think all was forgiven. :-)

He was hilarious and my stomach actually hurt from all the laughing at his stories. He was very good with the one-two punch. You are trying to recover from
one joke and get hit by the next. Whew! Among them was him calling his mother from Oman-you know the rest I'm sure! He also answered many questions and my
mom and I had a hard time NOT asking him questions. :-)

I have to give my mom credit for taking all these pictures since I couldn't have done that without missing a lot! When the 2nd picture was taken, John
noticed and asked my mom to "take a proper picture" which cracked everyone up and the 3rd picture was the result. I did take the close up picture of John,
(6th picture), since I asked him if none of the other pictures came out I would like to take one more picture of him which he happily let me do. I call it
my "backup picture". :)

When the event was over, we found it very hard to leave. Thinking back it's amazing how one person can be so much fun to be around that you hate to leave
his company. I will always appreciate him that he went out of his way to Cedar Rapids so more fans in Iowa and neighboring states could catch up with him
who couldn't see him in Des Moines.

It just shows how thoughtful and dedicated he was to his fans!

Original ad:

August 17 & 18 - Iowa. "After Closing Time with John Inman" August
17 at 7:00 PM: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. August 18 at 7 PM:
Younkers' Tea Room in Des Moines. Tickets: $50 per ticket for Friends
members, $55 per ticket for nonmembers. Tax deductible $40.

 

John Inman talking to fans.

 

Waiting in line.

 

Picture with John Inman!

 

 

"Backup" picture. :)

 

Pass to Event

 

Ticket to event

 

Louisiana

LPB Louisiana Public Broadcasting

John Inman Appearance

 
Aug 30, 1998  

Maine

Maine Public Broadcasting

"I worked at Maine Public Television as a reporter and producer when John Inman visited our station. I had the photo taken of me with my wife and daughters.

This was back in the 90s, but I don't exactly remember when.

My television name is Bill Maroldo. My wife is Judy Cartmel, and my daughters are Lauren (youngest) and Natalie.

John was at our station to help us out with fund raising. He spent a couple of days in Maine and a few staff members took him on a tour of our state which I understand he enjoyed."

-Bill

(Image and description was used with kind permission by Bill Maroldo).

Massachusetts

WGBH/WGBX (Boston) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

???? John Inman Appearance

Michigan

WTVS (Detroit) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearance

 
Aug 17, 1998 Book Signing Store of Knowledge
Aug 18, 1998  
Aug 19, 1998  
Aug 20, 1998  

 

New York

WNED (Buffalo) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearance

 
Aug 28, 1999  

 

Ohio

WNEO/WEAO (Kent) Now Western Reserve Public Media. AYBS info.
Main site: http://www.westernreservepublicmedia.org/

John Inman Appearances

PDF File of flyer for John Inman's 1999 visit.
1994

Photo taken in Kent, Ohio in 1994.

(Images and info used with kind permission from Alex Gildzen).

 

 

 

1999

(The 3 images and flyer above used with permission from Paula at Western Reserve Public Media Public Television (WNEO/WEAO) and Educational Services for Northeast Ohio).

2007


John Inman Tribute from the station

(Tribute above used with kind permission from WNEO PBS Station).

J Inman

(Used with permission from WNEO PBS Station).

Pennsylvania

WHYY (Philadelphia) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearances

 
August 1993  
Oct 4, 1997  
Oct 5, 1997 Store Willow Grove Mall
Sept 4, 1998  
Sept 5, 1998 Cherry Hill Book Signing

 

Denny Rahn's Tour Photos

(Left to right) me, Ron (John's partner), John and ? (one of the Pledge producers at WHYY)

"I had just designed and produced this new t-shirt as a pledge premium and John and I introduced it to PBS at WHYY in Philadelphia in 1997. We traveled together for about 7 or 8 stations and used the shirt at every one of them."

"We were in the green room trying to figure out what wording John would use to introduce the new shirt as a Pledge premium."

"Again, in the green room at WHYY trying to do our best to work out the shirt and pledge."

 

All photos and text on this page are © Design House International (DHI) and used with permission.

Tennessee

WKNO (Memphis) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearance  
August 20, 1999  


WTCI (Chattanooga) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearance  
Sept 2, 1998  

 

Texas

KERA/KDTN (Dallas) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearances

 
Oct 2, 1997  
Oct 3, 1997 KERA/KDTN Store (Dallas, TX)
Aug 26, 1998  
Aug 27, 1998  

 

 

Virginia

WHRO (Norfolk) (Discontinued-currently not being aired)

John Inman Appearance

 
1995 Spoke at the Wells Theatre and also spoke at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
Sept 12, 1998 Lynhaven Mall Book Signing. Did an interview there as well.