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CELTIC WOMAN: DESTINY on KTWU

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 in KTWU News.
Nov
29
CELTIC WOMAN: DESTINY on KTWU

The show features lots of the songs from the album ‘Destiny’ along with regular favorites of CELTIC WOMAN fans. Viewers can watch for their chance to receive tickets to CELTIC WOMAN: DESTINY live at the Topeka Performing Arts Center! The television program, CELTIC WOMAN: DESTINY, will be broadcast on Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

SPLASH AND BUBBLES Swims on to KTWU for KIDS!

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in Featured.
Nov
15
SPLASH AND BUBBLES Swims on to KTWU for KIDS!

PBS KIDS’ newest series SPLASH AND BUBBLES is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world. The animated multiplatform media property follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish, Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet, and their friends as they explore the world’s ocean habitats, make new friends and learn about the many different ways life looks and lives under the sea.

Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital innovators and educators, SPLASH AND BUBBLES is grounded in a marine biology and social-emotional curriculum that focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness and the celebration of learning and discovery. The series airs on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1 weekdays at 9 AM and 12:30 PM, on Saturdays at 7 AM and on Sundays at 8 AM.

Entire Series! DOWNTON ABBEY Marathon on KTWU

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in KTWU News.
Nov
15
Entire Series! DOWNTON ABBEY Marathon on KTWU

Settle in for a binge-worthy marathon of all six seasons of the top PBS drama of all time and one of the most-watched dramas on American television. This round-the-clock celebration features every enthralling moment of the unforgettable series. Savor all the romance, intrigue, heartbreak and happiness “Downton” provides. The KTWU DOWNTON ABBEY Marathon begins on Thanksgiving Day at 7 PM and ends Sunday, November 27 before POLDARK. The marathon airs on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

London’s Hit Revival GYPSY Musical on KTWU Friday

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2016 in PBS News.
Nov
07
London’s Hit Revival GYPSY Musical on KTWU Friday

GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. With Peter Davison and Lara Pulver, the program airs Friday, November 11, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. Pictured: Louise (Lara Pulver) and Rose (Imelda Staunton) in “Gypsy”

Broadway HAMILTON Experience Up for Bid on KTWU AUCTION

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Nov
02
Broadway HAMILTON Experience Up for Bid on KTWU AUCTION

How would you like to be in New York and attend a performance of Broadway’s HAMILTON and have dinner with cast members? The ULTIMATE HAMILTON EXPERIENCE will be auctioned off on Sunday night when Major Donations to KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION will sell!
The Major Donations in support of local public television will be featured on the Auction on Sunday, November 6, 2016, beginning around 6 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

The ULTIMATE HAMILTON EXPERIENCE includes a pre-show dinner with 2 cast members of the hit Broadway show “HAMILTON” at a popular Theater District restaurant, two tickets to the musical performance followed by a private in-theater meet and greet with a cast member, a signed cast poster, and a 3 night stay for two at a New York City hotel. More details on the auction package are available at auction.ktwu.org under “Major Donations”.

Get ready for the fun and excitement during all three days of KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION, the annual fund-raiser to support local public television.
The live auction will be shown on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 11 PM; Saturday, November 5, from 4 to 11 PM; and on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 10 PM on KTWU.

Potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at ktwu.org.

Viewers may register now to bid online. In an internet browser, type auction.ktwu.org and click on the red REGISTER button. Follow the simple instructions and begin bidding.

KTWU is supported by many businesses and organizations in our community. This year, LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

Cyber Bowl Bash donated by Gage Bowl Center,

Complete Custom Built Computer donated by Ace Computers,

Classic 1964 Skimaster Fishing Boat & Trailer donated by Dan Wenger,

Skating Event at Sk8away donated by Sk8away, Inc.,

NASCAR Driver for a Day Experience donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Drone Photography Package donated by The Banner Ninja,

Sculpted Floral & Glass Tile Mirror by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

Great Life Golf North Party Package donated by Shawnee Country Club,

RowHouse Private House Concert for 8 donated by the RowHouse Restaurant,

Air Conditioning Unit Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

Ultimate HAMILTON Broadway Experience for 2 donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Two Cemetery Spaces donated by Historic Topeka Cemetery,

Flint Hills Observation donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Furnace Unite Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

“Impressions of Kansas” by artist Shirley Akers donated by Shirley Akers,

“Dancing Corn Bowl” by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

3000 Sq. Ft. Sod Turf donated by Topeka Sod Farm,

WIBW Media Package donated by WIBW,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization produced by KTWU Production Services.

Everyone can bid online right now by visiting auction.ktwu.org! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through the selloffs on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final seconds.

During the live television broadcast, bidding is done by telephone using a toll-free number: 1-800-866-5898 or by continuing to bid online at auction.ktwu.org.

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION on KTWU is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Big Heart Pet Foods and JF McGivern Painting.

Pictured: Original cast members Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION Online Bidding is Going on NOW!

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Nov
02
KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION Online Bidding is Going on NOW!

Get ready for the fun and excitement during all three days of KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION, the annual fund-raiser to support local public television. The live auction will be shown on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 11 PM; Saturday, November 5, from 4 to 11 PM; and on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 10 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. But there is no need for viewers to wait, everyone can bid online right now by visiting auction.ktwu.org! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through showtime on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final bids.

Viewers will want to tune in to catch their favorite categories: Friday night is Sports Night, Saturday will be many Specials, and Sunday will be the Major Donation Items.

Hundreds and hundreds of items have been donated to help support local public television through this annual fund-raising event. Thousands of viewers will tune in and call in their bids on an exciting variety of auction merchandise and gift certificates. These items are sold to the highest bidder. High ticket items, worth $1,000 or more, are auctioned off the last evening of the auction.

Some of the unique and exciting items up for bid include the New York Broadway HAMILTON experience with show tickets and dinner with cast members, diamond jewelry, NASCAR Driver for a Day experience, Downton Abbey Collection set, ‘stay and play’ golf packages, drone photography, private concert package, wine tasting parties, a visit from Santa Claus, autographed memorabilia from KU, K-State, the Chiefs, and more. Many area merchants are supporting local public television with donations such as a furnace, air conditioner, custom built computer, concert ticket packages, flowers, home decoration pieces, food items, and the traditional Kansas baskets. Throughout the three-day event, viewers will see a wide range of exciting merchandise such as a Sherlock gift basket, Victorian crazy quilt, Italian designed candelabras, DVDs, sports jackets, fishing boat & trailer, clothing, pottery, food, collectible books, original artwork, pottery, gift cards, celebrity autographs, jewelry, antiques, and more.

Auction excitement builds to the final hours on Sunday night when Major Donations to KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION will sell. The Major Donations in support of local public television will be featured on the Auction Sunday, November 6, beginning around 6 PM.

Potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at ktwu.org.

Viewers may register now to bid online. In an internet browser, type auction.ktwu.org and click on the red REGISTER button. Follow the simple instructions and begin bidding.

KTWU is supported by many businesses and organizations in our community. This year, LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

Cyber Bowl Bash donated by Gage Bowl Center,

Complete Custom Built Computer donated by Ace Computers,

Classic 1964 Skimaster Fishing Boat & Trailer donated by Dan Wenger,

Skating Event at Sk8away donated by Sk8away, Inc.,

NASCAR Driver for a Day Experience donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Drone Photography Package donated by The Banner Ninja,

Sculpted Floral & Glass Tile Mirror by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

Great Life Golf North Party Package donated by Shawnee Country Club,

RowHouse Private House Concert for 8 donated by the RowHouse Restaurant,

Air Conditioning Unit Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

Ultimate HAMILTON Broadway Experience for 2 donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Two Cemetery Spaces donated by Historic Topeka Cemetery,

Flint Hills Observation donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Furnace Unite Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

“Impressions of Kansas” by artist Shirley Akers donated by Shirley Akers,

“Dancing Corn Bowl” by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

3000 Sq. Ft. Sod Turf donated by Topeka Sod Farm,

WIBW Media Package donated by WIBW,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization produced by KTWU Production Services.

Everyone can bid online right now by visiting auction.ktwu.org! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through the selloffs on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final seconds.

During the live television broadcast, bidding is done by telephone using a toll-free number: 1-800-866-5898 or by continuing to bid online at auction.ktwu.org.

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION on KTWU is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Big Heart Pet Foods and JF McGivern Painting.

About KTWU
For 50 years, KTWU has been broadcasting local public television programming. KTWU can be seen in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Through over-the-air broadcast and carriage on cable and satellite companies, KTWU reaches approximately 1.6 million viewers. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3; ktwu.org, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV. KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas. The television studio for media production and station offices are located on the Washburn campus in Topeka, Kansas. For more information on KTWU, visit the online site at ktwu.org.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Revisits Korean War Battle

Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 in PBS News.
Oct
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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Revisits Korean War Battle

Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War. Pictured: Men of a U.S. Marine mortar squad rest at the side of a snowy road during their withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. (Dec. 8th, 1950).  THE BATTLE OF CHOSIN on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Tuesday, November 1, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Broadway HAMILTON Documentary Friday on KTWU

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in PBS News.
Oct
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Broadway HAMILTON Documentary Friday on KTWU

Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize – explodes onto Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. on KTWU/PBS, Digital Channel 11.1, as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. But the full story of this political genius – a poor immigrant who built himself up from nothing to become one of the nation’s most vital architects – has largely been forgotten by history…until now.

Today, Hamilton’s fan club is vocal and growing, thanks, in no small measure, to Tony®, Grammy®, and Emmy®-winning composer and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical. With its young cast claiming America’s history as its own, Hamilton is redefining how audiences learn about history.

INSPECTOR LEWIS — THE FINAL SEASON on KTWU

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 in PBS News.
Aug
31
INSPECTOR LEWIS — THE FINAL SEASON on KTWU

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

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 in KTWU News.
Aug
25
50 YEARS WITH PETER PAUL AND MARY on KTWU

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.