Archive for June, 2017

A CAPITOL FOURTH Features Beach Boys, Host John Stamos

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Jun
24

A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 241st birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  Actor John Stamos is set to host the broadcast. Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi will recreate the Blues Brothers. Iconic music legends The Beach Boys (pictured), legendary Motown stars The Four Tops, Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo from Hamilton, country music star Trace Adkins and the National Symphony Orchestra bring inspirational performances home to America. The program is also broadcast to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. With 20 cameras positioned around the city, viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A CAPITOL FOURTH airs LIVE! on Tuesday, July 4, 7 PM on KTWU-HD, 11.1, followed by the 15th annual CELEBRATION AT THE STATION from Union Station in Kansas City at 8:30 PM.

Plunge Into BIG PACIFIC

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Jun
16

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Filmed in cinematic 4K, BIG PACIFIC examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface. BIG PACIFIC premieres on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, 11.1.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Season 4

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Jun
13

Follow 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britian’s best. As judges create 30 new challenges to test their skill and creativity. THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, Season 4, premieres on Friday, June 16, at 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

50 Year Celebration JOHNNY MATHIS is WONDERFUL!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Jun
07

Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City in celebration of his 50 years in show business, this special features Johnny performing many of his hits including In the Morning, Wonderful! Wonderful!, What I Did For Love, Chances Are, Misty, Maria, Stranger in Paradise, and A Certain Smile. JOHNNY MATHIS: WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL airs on Saturday, June 10, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

JAYHAWKERS Wilt Chamberlain and Phog Allen Drama on KTWU

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Jun
04

They changed more than the game.

Wilt Chamberlain, perhaps the best athlete the world has ever seen, heads to Kansas to play for legendary basketball coach Forest C. “Phog” Allen. The greatest coach and the greatest player – together they would be unstoppable.

But Wilt and the Jayhawks face their greatest challenge off the court – the racial segregation of the 1950s. In a time before Civil Rights, basketball is the battleground where one team of unlikely allies works to modernize college sports while fighting for racial justice.

Culminating in what has been called “the greatest basketball game of all time,” JAYHAWKERS asks the question: what does winning mean to you?

JAYHAWKERS, airs on Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.