Archive for March, 2016

Ken Burns JAZZ Returns to KTWU

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Mar
27

Broadcast again for the first time since 2001, KTWU presents the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns who tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present. Pictured: Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa (drums) and Teddy Wilson (piano), 1937.  Ken Burns JAZZ continues on Fridays, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 5 Premiere

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Mar
27

It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change, along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. Among the complex and challenging cases the nurses and midwives face are two babies born with severe deformities. Pictured: Patsy (Emerald Fennell), Trixie (Helen George) and Barbara (Charlotte Ritchie). CALL THE MIDWIFE, Season 5, begins on Sunday, April 3, at 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Loretta Lynn: Still A Country Girl

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Mar
27

Explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian roots to the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong over 50 years later. AMERICAN MASTERS “Loretta Lynn: Still A Country Girl” airs on Sunday, April 10, 10 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

UNDER THE STREETLAMP singers are from “Jersey Boys”

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Mar
01

Enjoy unforgettable entertainment from Under the Streetlamp, a quartet composed of recent leading cast members of the musical “Jersey Boys,” as they perform hits of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.  Watch for your chance to obtain tickets to the group’s performance in Manhattan this May. UNDER THE STREETLAMP airs on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

One More Time DOWNTON ABBEY Finale Encore Sunday

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Mar
01

After six passionate and poignant seasons, the curtain comes down on “Downton Abbey.” How will fate resolve the stories of Edith, Mary, Thomas, Anna, Robert, Cora, Daisy, Carson, Violet, Isobel and all the other occupants of this unforgettable house? If you missed the final episode or just want to watch again, join KTWU Sunday, March 13, 2016, early at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

JOSH GROBAN Returns with STAGES LIVE

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Mar
01

Josh will return to PBS in an all-new television special based on his new CD, “Stages,” which explores one of Josh’s earliest musical loves — Broadway and Broadway musicals. Recorded before a live audience at the historic Los Angeles Theater in downtown L.A., JOSH GROBAN: STAGES LIVE brings some of the most iconic songs in the Broadway musical songbook to life. JOSH GROBAN STAGES LIVE airs on Thursday, March 10, 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.