Television can make you dumb enough to get elected governor of Arkansas. Among the few shining exceptions is Twin Cities Public Television. Unlike its local competitors — which feature beautiful people with enough makeup to require hazardous waste permits — TPT is thinking TV. It airs a Twin Town-centric lineup, with everything from current affairs to history shows, films on Ojibwe culture, and programs like Minnesota Original, which gives much needed due to local artists. It even offers guilty pleasures. Tune in to Minnesota's Deadliest Blizzards, and you not only get a dose of mayhem and destruction, but guys with IQs over 60 doing the color commentary.