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INSPECTOR LEWIS — THE FINAL SEASON on KTWU

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 in PBS News.
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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
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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.

KTWU Presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS

Posted on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Aug
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KTWU Presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS

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

Posted on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 in KTWU News.
Aug
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California Dreamin’: Songs of the Mamas and the Papas on KTWU

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

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 in PBS News.
Aug
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On the Psychiatrist’s Couch with Dr. Daniel Amen

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

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 in PBS News.
Aug
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Encore Broadcasts of The Presidents, Biographies from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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

1936 Olympic Triumph Against Nazi Germany on the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2016 in PBS News.
Jul
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1936 Olympic Triumph Against Nazi Germany on the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Inspired by the #1 bestseller THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, the film follows the underdog team that took the nation by storm when they captured gold. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, “Boys of ’36″, airs on Tuesday, August 2, at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

PBS NewsHour Nightly DEMOCRATIC National Convention Coverage This Week

Posted on Sunday, July 17th, 2016 in PBS News.
Jul
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PBS NewsHour Nightly DEMOCRATIC National Convention Coverage This Week

In partnership with National Public Radio (NPR), PBS NEWSHOUR (left) will provide full coverage of the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention, a first-time collaboration for the two organizations.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25th-28th.

Monday – Thursday, 7 PM, KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

PROGRAMMING NOTES DUE TO CONVENTION COVERAGE:
Monday’s MIDSOMER MURDERS slides to 10 PM on July 25.

DAWN OF DAY: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Kansas

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 in KTWU News.
Jun
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DAWN OF DAY: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Kansas

DAWN OF DAY: Stories of the Underground Railroad is a historical documentary about the Underground Railroad in Kansas that brings to light Wabaunsee County’s unsung heroes who traversed one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Faith, family, and politics united a community of neighbors who lived and died to ensure Kansas was a free state. DAWN OF DAY airs on Sunday, July 10, at 3:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

KTWU Local Programs Nominated for Four Emmy® Awards

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Jun
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KTWU Local Programs Nominated for Four Emmy® Awards

KTWU, local public television, has received four Emmy® award nominations from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for local programming.

KTWU’s production of WASHBURN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY VESPERS (2015) was nominated in the Special Event category and also in the Lighting category. The annual Theatre of the Mind radio play production, “Trilogy of Terror,” received a nomination in the category of Set Design (pictured). A segment of KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS, “Piatt Street Plane Crash” was nominated in the Historic/Cultural Program category.

The WASHBURN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY VESPERS and KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS programs have each been honored with several Emmy® awards in previous years.

The awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences through its Heartland Chapter. Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy® Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country.

The Emmy® Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy®, is a television achievement award and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).

The Heartland Chapter serves the television industry in these markets/DMAs: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.

The Heartland Chapter announces their Emmy® award winners on July 16, 2016.

About KTWU

Presenting local public television for more than 50 years, KTWU broadcasts 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. For more information on KTWU, visit the online site at ktwu.org