Archive for August, 2016

INSPECTOR LEWIS — THE FINAL SEASON on KTWU

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Aug
31

Kevin Whately and Laurence fox return for one last time as Inspector Lewis and CS Hathaway, investigating new cases of murder and other crimes in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. Three final MASTERPIECE episodes air at a special time on Fridays in September on KTWU. INSPECTOR LEWIS — THE FINAL SEASON premieres Friday, September 9 with “One for Sorrow” followed by “Magnum Opus” on Friday, September 16 and “What Lies Tangled”, the final episode in the long running series, on Friday, September 23, all shown at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

50 YEARS WITH PETER PAUL AND MARY on KTWU

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Aug
25

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America’s mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America’s soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations – still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives. 50 YEARS WITH PETER PAUL AND MARY airs on Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

KTWU Presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Aug
20

See the beauty of Kansas through a visually-stunning journey, photographed in high-definition digital perfection,
featuring the glorious Flint Hills during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring.

Gorgeous wildflowers, magnificent landscapes, dramatic prairie fires, tremendous thunderstorms…all part of the visual impact
of the Kansas Flint Hills, showcased by magnificent aerial digital video.

Long ago, 250 million acres of tallgrass prairie extended its reach across Canada to Texas. Today, it is almost entirely gone, claimed
and farmed by settlers and early pioneers. But Kansas was lucky. Due to the rocky soil that is made mostly of limestone,
the prairie here was spared the plow and survived.

So named for the abundant residual mineral which eroded from the lower bedrock and lies near the surface, the Flint Hills
are one of nature’s true treasures. Today this special, delicately balanced ecosystem provides a unique fertile preserve
for an amazing variety of flora and fauna and a home for many creatures from butterflies to bison.

For this unique project, KTWU has partnered with Rockhouse Motion.  From a studio set on the family farm in Central Kansas
first settled by ancestors over a century ago, Rockhouse Motion creates an intense and unforgettable emotion
through their camera lens taking viewers on a Flint Hills journey like never before.

Join us for this historic program where viewers are placed right into the life-cycle of the Flint Hills to see the dramatic beauty unfold.

KTWU presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 7:35 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

California Dreamin’: Songs of the Mamas and the Papas on KTWU

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Aug
20

Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era. The special features interviews and performances by Mama Cass, Michelle, Denny and John, with rare footage not seen in decades. ED SULLIVAN Presents MY MUSIC: California Dreamin’ Songs of the Mamas and the Papas, Tuesday, August 23, 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

On the Psychiatrist’s Couch with Dr. Daniel Amen

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Aug
11

In his 10th national public television special, Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. ON THE PSYCHIATRIST’S COUCH airs on Friday, August 19, at 9 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Encore Broadcasts of The Presidents, Biographies from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Aug
03

As part of its lineup of programming tied to the presidential election, KTWU/PBS presents encore broadcasts of American Experience biographies from the Peabody Award-winning collection The Presidents. The special series begins on Tuesday, August 9 and concludes Wednesday, August 17.

“These films offer a chance for Americans to explore the lives of the leaders who shaped our country and see how each dealt with many of the same issues we face today — war, poverty, healthcare, immigration, and education,” said Mark Samels, American ExperienceExecutive Producer. “Each was shaped by the times in which they governed, as well as by their personalities and character. As we choose our next leader, these films provide an invaluable look back at the qualities that make an effective president and shape a legacy.”

Also included will be other themed special presentations, all on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Tuesday, August 9: 7PM, JFK & LBJ: A TIME FOR GREATNESS; 8PM, REAGAN

Wednesday, August 10: 7PM, LBJ, Part One; 9PM, LBJ, Part Two

Tuesday, August 16: 7PM, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE; 8PM, REAGAN

Wednesday, August 17: 7PM, NOVA, COLD CASE JFK; 8PM REAGAN