Archive for July, 2012

SHERLOCK WEEK on KTWU-HD

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Jul
31

The popular new SHERLOCK series from PBS MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! makes a special encore of all three of the second series stores on KTWU. Tune in to KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, for these popular episodes: “Scandal in Belgarvia” on Monday, August 6, 8 p.m.; “Hounds of Baskerville” on Tuesday, August 7, 8 p.m.; and “Reichenbach Fall” on Wednesday, August 8, 8 p.m.

KTWU Wins Two Regional EMMY Awards

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Jul
22

KTWU, local public television, is pleased to announce it has won regional Emmy Awards in two categories in the 2012 competition.

KTWU’s awards from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, are for the following programs:

“2011 Washburn University Holiday Vespers” in the Special Event Coverage category – Jim Kelly, Director/Editor; Eugene Williams, Producer; Kevin Goodman, Producer

“Disability Pride” in the Community/Public Service (PSAs) Campaign category – John Njagi, Videographer and Editor

Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country. The Heartland chapter was formed in 1986 after an intense effort to meet the high eligibility standards of the National Academy’s national board, and serves the television industry in these markets: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.  The winners were announced at the Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards Presentation Ceremony on July 21, 2012.
Broadcasting local public television for over 45 years, KTWU reaches viewers in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3; KTWU.ORG, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV.  KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas to begin broadcasting educational programming.

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Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato on PBS

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Jul
12

The new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary that profiles the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (pictured). Airing on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1 on Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m., this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut.