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Modern Day Families Recreate VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE on PBS

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in PBS News.
Apr
26
Modern Day Families Recreate VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE on PBS

VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE  takes viewers back to the British slums of the 1800s, where a group of modern day families, couples, and individuals recreate life in London’s East End as their forbearers once lived between 1860-1900. Faced with the virtually impossible task of earning enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, over five episodes the participants experience first-hand the tough living and working conditions endured by the millions that made up the urban poor in Victorian Britain. It’s an eye-opening experience for the participants as they each confront the harsh realities of the past and together lay the groundwork for welfare reform in the 20th Century.  VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE premieres on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

FATHER BROWN New Season 5 Saturdays on KTWU

Posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in Featured.
Apr
04
FATHER BROWN New Season 5 Saturdays on KTWU

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.

DOROTHEA LANGE Grab A Hunk of Lightning on AMERICAN MASTERS

Posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Mar
19
DOROTHEA LANGE Grab A Hunk of Lightning on AMERICAN MASTERS

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

Posted on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Mar
12
BEST OF TRAINS AROUND NORTH AMERICA

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

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Mar
10
’70s SOUL SUPERSTARS Hosted by Patti LaBelle

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

Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Mar
06
KTWU Premiere MEN OF BIG BRUTUS

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

Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Feb
27
Heart: Live at Royal Albert Hall on KTWU Saturday

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.

MAYA ANGELOU And Still I Rise

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 in PBS News.
Feb
14
MAYA ANGELOU And Still I Rise

Journey through the prolific life of the ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Featuring new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others. “MAYA ANGELOU And Still I Rise” encores on American Masters on Tuesday, March 7, 7 PM on KTWU-HD, 11.1.

STILL OPEN ALL HOURS New Britcom Saturday Nights on KTWU

Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 in Featured.
Jan
15
STILL OPEN ALL HOURS New Britcom Saturday Nights on KTWU

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.

THE FINAL PROBLEM Finale for SHERLOCK on KTWU

Posted on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in PBS News.
Jan
08
THE FINAL PROBLEM Finale for SHERLOCK on KTWU

In this episode, long-buried secrets catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a long game indeed and Sherlock and Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson, Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper. Season 4 of SHERLOCK on MASTERPIECE concludes with “The Final Problem” on Sunday, January 15, at the special time of 6PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.