KSMQ to air special on Alan Page

Published 9:49 am Friday, February 3, 2012

Hall of Fame athlete. Chief Justice. Education advocate.

The life of Alan Page is a highlight reel of achievements — achievements that were attained when his values and beliefs motivated him to push beyond his limits. KSMQ-TV, the PBS affiliate serving southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, will present “Alan Page Beyond Competition” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

The locally produced program will explore the life of the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and member of the National Football League Hall of Fame. And he shares the critical importance of supporting young people in their educational efforts. The 30-minute program features remarks made by Justice Page at a presentation he delivered to a group of young people at Austin High School in 2011. “We have the ability to change our character; we have the ability to be ethical; we have the ability to make this world a better place,” said Justice Page.

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Also featured is a behind-the-scenes look at the Page Foundation, the organization Page and his wife founded to help students of color pursue educational opportunities.

“We started the Page Education Foundation to encourage, motivate and assist young men and women of color to pursue their education beyond high school,” Page said.

The special program will also be available for viewing at www.ksmq.org and www.youtube.com/ksmq. Visit ksmq.org/schedule for future broadcast dates.