Archive for July, 2013

RICK NELSON SINGS! Saturday on KTWU

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Jul
30

And sing he does, in this first-ever collection of Ricky’s performances from The Ozzie & Harriet Show! This special includes 21 of his biggest hits- Hello Mary Lou; It’s Late; Lonesome Town; Travelin’ Man. Believe us when we say this is a must for Ricky Nelson fans! RICK NELSON SINGS! airs on Saturday, August 3, at 9 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

CAFE New Brit-Com on KTWU

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Jul
30

Set in a small seaside town, The Cafe is homely, comfortable and welcoming. Middle-aged divorcee Carol owns the place. Mary, in her seventies is Carol’s mum. Completing the trio is daughter Sarah. Having lost her job and been dumped by her boyfriend, she’s had to move back home from London, where a host of old school friends await. Each heart-warming episode sees all sorts of colorful characters pop in and out of the café. Warm, funny and engaging, The Cafe is the hub for all walks of life, and a lot of very funny comedy in this contemporary series.

CAFE airs on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

WOOD, BRICK and STONE: LEAVENWORTH Premieres

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Jul
30

This new KTWU documentary explores some of the interesting and historic architecture of the “First City of Kansas” — Leavenworth. WOOD, BRICK & STONE: LEAVENWORTH premieres on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD-Digital Channel 11.1.

Starting off the program is the “Great Western Stove Company”, a complex of industrial buildings that helped establish Leavenworth as the manufacturing center of Kansas in the mid to late 19th century.  The manufacturing and real estate booms of the late 1800s led to the construction of a number of opulent homes in Leavenworth including the “Fred Harvey House”, a three-story Italianate home that belonged to entrepreneur Fred Harvey, who is widely considered to be the originator of chain restaurants in America.

Historic architecture is not limited to buildings. The Leavenworth Centennial Bridge, is a grand steel “through arch” bridge that spans the mighty Missouri River. The Centennial Bridge was needed to carry traffic to and from Missouri and help Leavenworth compete with Kansas City.  The bridge was named “Most Beautiful Bridge of 1955” by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Featured in the second part of the program is “The Rookery.” Built as the residence for commanders of the post, the Rookery is the oldest structure in the state and was used as the office of the first territorial governor of Kansas. The structure dates back to 1827, the same year Ft. Leavenworth was established.

A stop at the Santa Fe passenger depot showcases its unique features.   Unlike the many plain wood-framed structures the Santa Fe railroad built along their tracks, the Leavenworth depot is an elaborate “Richardsonian Romanesque” structure, made of pink sandstone.

The final architectural profile is the “Chapel of the Veterans” at the VA Medical Center (pictured). Built in 1933, this beautiful Gothic Revival structure was designed by renowned Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss. The two-story building contains separate Protestant and Catholic chapels.

WOOD, BRICK & STONE: LEAVENWORTH is hosted by Bob Keckeisen, Historian, and Christy Davis, Architectural Historian. The program was produced and directed by KTWU’s  Jim Kelly.

NAZI MEGA WEAPONS Six Part Series

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Jul
10

In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. This new six-part series recounts World War II from a unique new perspective, uncovering the engineering that sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever. NAZI MEGA WEAPONS  premieres Wednesday, July 17, 9 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

I’VE GOT ISSUES Examines Kansas Wheat Contamination

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Jul
10

“Food Supply” is the topic of this month’s KTWU I’VE GOT ISSUES. On the program we take a look at how alleged wheat contamination has impacted Kansas farmers.  IGI also provides an update and a further look into the Farm Bill. “Food Supply” airs on  Thursday, July 25, 7:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1