Archive for May, 2014

THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY Classic Concert on KTWU

Monday, May 26th, 2014
May
26

THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY features the group’s 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including “How Deep Is Your Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” “You Should Be Dancing/Alone,” and many more.  BEE GEES ONE NIGHT ONLY airs on Friday, May 30, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 on KTWU

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
May
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PBS unites the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. This multi award-winning program, featuring an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for this country. NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 airs on Sunday, May 25, 8:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

There was no liberation for those at DEATH CAMP TREBLINKA

Sunday, May 18th, 2014
May
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The extermination camp of Treblinka was created by the Nazis to eliminate the huge captive Jewish population in occupied Poland and beyond. In a frenzy of mass murder lasting less than two years as many as 900,000 Jewish men women and children, including the inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto, were murdered in this tiny camp hidden deep in the woods. No one liberated Treblinka – to be a survivor you had to fight your way out. In august 1943 a few hundred slave laborers did so, and today only two witnesses remain: Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman. Willenberg became a hero of the 1944 Warsaw uprising, while Taigman was a witness in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major architects of the Final Solution. DEATH CAMP TREBLINKA airs on Wednesday, May 21, at 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Under guard, Jewish men, women, and children board trains during deportation from Siedlce to the Treblinka extermination camp. Siedlce, Poland, August 1942 (photo).

SPY — Marcus Runs for School President — Saturday at 8 PM KTWU

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
May
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Marcus runs for school president, but is facing competition from a new boy at school, Nick. Tim and Chris perform surveillance on Nick and discover that he is paying off the school’s new headmaster. This week, “Growing Rogue”, on SPY, Saturday, May 17, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

QUEST 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Washburn Rural vs. Wichita Independent SUNDAY!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
May
14

Don’t miss the championship game for this 2014 season of QUEST with the two top teams of Kansas high school students in academic competition. Washburn Rural meets up with Wichita Independent this Sunday morning at 11 AM, May 18, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. Sponsored by KNEA, Learning Quest 529 Educational Savings Program, and Educational Credit Union.

COMING BACK Searches for Answers for Questions Facing Returning Veterans

Monday, May 5th, 2014
May
05

COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE, a new three-episode series, tells the story of his search for answers to some of the most difficult questions facing veterans returning from war. Moore’s journey, spurred by the suicide of one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer, takes him into the personal lives of different soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society, establish new identities and – for many – find a new mission.

Chris Phelan, with his daughter River, prepares to greet his wife, Star Lopez, upon her arrival home from serving in Afghanistan (photo).

COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE airs on these dates and times on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1: “Coming Back” – Tuesday, May 13, 7 PM; “Fitting In” – Tuesday, May 20, 7 PM; and “Moving Forward” – Tuesday, May 27, 7 PM

Saturday Afternoon Live Webcast with Downton Abbey Cast

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
May
03

Are you suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal? Thanks to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, you can catch up with the Downton Abbey cast and creators in a live webcast event this Saturday, May 3 at 3pm.

Join cast members as they discuss the award winning series.