MPT drive exceeds its goal in money and new members


Maryland Public Television's August pledge drive exceeded its goals of $400,000 and 6,000 new members.

The final tally for the 10-day pledge drive was $411,665 collected from 5,626 on-air pledges and 1,688 challenge-grant pledges.

The programs that pulled the most dollars included "The Peter, Paul and Mary Marathon," "The Judds -- Their Final Concert," "The Jacques Pepin Live National Pledge Marathon," "The Moody Blues in Concert at Red Rocks," "So Far: The Grateful Dead," "Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti in Concert" and "Mario Lanza: The American Caruso."

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