MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2013--
U.S. Bank announced today that U.S. Bank Wealth Management will be a
major corporate sponsor of the four-part series, “CONSTITUTION USA with
Peter Sagal,” which premieres May 7 on PBS and airs for four consecutive
Tuesdays in May. CONSTITUTION USA takes viewers on a fast-paced journey
across the nation on Peter Sagal’s customized red, white and blue
Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means to Americans in
the 21st century. On his cross-country journey, Sagal – who
hosts NPR’s popular “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” radio program – talks
with ordinary Americans about the Constitution and how it impacts issues
they may be struggling with in their daily lives – like affirmative
action, same-sex marriage, voting rights, the role of government, and
“As the country marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S.
Constitution, and U.S. Bank celebrates its 150th anniversary,
this sponsorship is a natural fit given the enduring nature of both the
Constitution and our company,” said Terry Dolan, vice chairman of U.S.
Bank’s Wealth Management and Securities Services group. “We are excited
to be part of helping Americans gain a new appreciation for the
blueprint of our nation.”
“To have U.S. Bank Wealth Management choose CONSTITUTION USA as their
first TV sponsorship is an incredible tribute to our series,” said
CONSTITUTION USA executive producer Catherine Allan at tpt National
Productions in the Twin Cities. “As a major funder, their support will
help us maintain the standard of excellence that drew them to
CONSTITUTION USA in the first place."
“CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal” is a production of the
Minnesota-based tpt National Productions in association
with Insignia Films. It is funded by U.S. Bank’s wealth management
businesses – The Private Client Group, The Private Client Reserve, and
Ascent Private Capital Management – as well as by Anne Ray Charitable
National Endowment for the Humanities, The
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Baker
& McKenzie LLP, Dorsey
& Whitney LLP, Shearman
& Sterling LLP, the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. Viewers can
follow CONSTITUTION USA online at www.pbs.org/constitutionUSA
and on the following social media platforms: http://pbsconstitution.tumblr.com,
@PBS, and www.facebook.com/pbs.
About U.S. Bank Wealth Management
U.S. Bank Wealth Management, a top 20 wealth manager* offers
comprehensive wealth management services, including investment
management, private banking, personal trust and estate administration,
financial planning, multigenerational wealth planning, and family
dynamics and governance for individuals, families, and their
foundations. Ascent Private Capital Management serves clients
with $50 million or more in net worth; The Private Client Reserve
(privateclientreserve.usbank.com) serves clients with more than $1
million of investable assets; and The Private Client Group serves
clients with $100,000 or more of investable assets.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $355 billion in assets as of March 31,
2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial
bank in the United States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year,
the company operates 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs.
The bank provides a comprehensive line of private banking,
investment, mortgage, and trust services to consumers, businesses and
institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
About tpt National Productions
TPT National Productions is the national production division of
Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), the PBS affiliate for
Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is a significant content producer for the
public television system. In addition to crafting award-winning series,
documentaries and specials, tpt has created a major,
highly lauded body of work on the history of America’s founding era,
including the Peabody Award-winning series LIBERTY! The American
Revolution and Benjamin Franklin (Primetime Emmy). Other
notable tpt productions include The Forgetting: A
Portrait of Alzheimer’s; Depression: Out of the Shadows; the
children’s science series SciGirls; and most recently, Slavery
by Another Name, an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film
Festival. For more information about tpt, please visit http://www.tpt.org.
About Insignia Films
For more than 20 years, Insignia Films has been creating documentaries
that explore America’s past, engage with its present, and illuminate who
we are as a nation and what we believe. Founded in 1988 by Stephen Ives,
and joined in 2001 by Amanda Pollak, Insignia Films has earned a
particular reputation as one of the country’s foremost producers of
documentaries and television series. The company has made films for PBS
and HBO, and independent feature documentaries.
Dedicated to dynamic storytelling that entertains and inspires even as
it informs, Insignia Films has produced some of the most-watched films
in PBS history, including the landmark series The West, which was
seen by more than 38 million people nationwide, as well as nine films
for the acclaimed PBS series American Experience. Insignia’s work
has been honored with recognition from the Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences, the Directors and Writers Guilds of America, and film
with its nearly 360 member stations, offers all Americans the
opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and
online content. Each month, PBS reaches 124 million people through
television and 20 million people online, inviting them to experience the
worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse
viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and
performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored
by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children
from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content
and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier
children’s TV programming and its website pbskids.org,
are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and
nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information
about PBS is available at www.pbs.org,
one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS
on Twitter, Facebook or
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steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting.
It helps support the operation of nearly 1,300 locally owned and
operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the
largest single source of funding for research, technology and program
development for public radio, television and related online services.
*Barron’s “Top 40 Wealth Managers,” Sept. 17, 2012, ranked by client
assets in accounts of $5 million or more as of June 30, 2012.
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Source: U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bank Wealth Management
Cheryl Stone, 612-303-5657
President, Public Relations
Robin Francis, 651-466-7187