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50 Year Celebration JOHNNY MATHIS is WONDERFUL!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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

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.

FATHER BROWN New Season 5 Saturdays on KTWU

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Murder, mystery and afternoon tea continues its tradition in Kembleford with Father Brown in an all-new season of sleuthing. The mysteries continue this week! New adventures include a missing god-daughter, a 300-year-old-secret mystery, the macabre world of dollhouse crime scenes and the threat of an alien invasion! FATHER BROWN, Season 5 airs Saturdays, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.


Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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.


Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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

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.


Monday, March 6th, 2017

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.

Heart: Live at Royal Albert Hall on KTWU Saturday

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are the creative spark behind Heart, a hard rock group that initially found success in the mid-’70s, only to reach greater heights after engineering a major comeback a decade later. In this music special, the legendary rockers perform in London at the famed Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Featured songs include: “Magic Man,” “Alone,” “Dreamboat Annie,” “What About Love,” “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You” and other hits from their storied career. HEART LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL airs on Saturday, March 4, at 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

STILL OPEN ALL HOURS New Britcom Saturday Nights on KTWU

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Set contemporary England, this new series on KTWU is an update of a classic 1970s/80s British sitcom again starring David Jason as Granville, the new owner of Arkwright’s grocery store. STILL OPEN ALL HOURS airs on Saturdays, 9:30 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Barnes & Noble Purchases This Week Can Still Count for KTWU!

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Did you miss our KTWU BOOKFAIR last Sunday at Barnes & Noble in Topeka? You can still support KTWU as the donations coming back to KTWU continue through Friday, December 23 both at the Topeka store in person and through ONLINE shopping. Visit BN.COM/BOOKFAIRS to see how easy it is to have 10% of your purchase come back to KTWU by shopping online. Support literacy efforts without paying more, Barnes & Noble makes the donation for you back to KTWU. Our KTWU Bookfair ID is 11989712 which you will need to check-out in the store or online. Be sure and mention it in person or enter it during your online checkout. Thank you for your continued support of KTWU and literacy projects for kids in our area. Some items such as gift cards and digital content are not eligible for the bookfair. Visit BN.COM/BOOKFAIRS for complete details. Thank you.