Archive for March, 2017

DOROTHEA LANGE Grab A Hunk of Lightning on AMERICAN MASTERS

Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Mar
19

Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself. Pictured: Probably Lange’s most recognized photograph is “Migrant Mother” of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in 1936 in Depression ravaged California. As Lange took the photograph, Thompson, 32, told of how they had been living on frozen vegetables in the surrounding fields and the birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. Photo from the Library of Congress collection. “DOROTHEA LANGE Grab A Hunk of Lightning ” airs on AMERICAN MASTERS from PBS on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

BEST OF TRAINS AROUND NORTH AMERICA

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Mar
12

BEST OF TRAINS AROUND NORTH AMERICA traces America’s railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent’s historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. Catch this historic ride on Saturday, March 18, at 3:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

’70s SOUL SUPERSTARS Hosted by Patti LaBelle

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Mar
10

Hosted by Grammy award winner Patti LaBelle, SUPERSTARS OF ‘70s SOUL is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of R&B legends performing some of the greatest hits of the decade. See and hear the great hits on Saturday, March 11, at 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

KTWU Premiere MEN OF BIG BRUTUS

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Mar
06

KTWU premieres a new documentary — a portrait of the men who operated, and now preserve, the largest electric coal shovel in the world. Big Brutus…160 feet tall and weighing 11 million pounds. MEN OF BRUTUS premieres on Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.