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Plunge Into BIG PACIFIC

Posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in Featured.
Jun
16
Plunge Into BIG PACIFIC

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

Posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in PBS News.
Jun
13
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Season 4

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!

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Jun
07
50 Year Celebration JOHNNY MATHIS is WONDERFUL!

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

Posted on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Jun
04
JAYHAWKERS Wilt Chamberlain and Phog Allen Drama on KTWU

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.

50 Year Anniversary SGT. PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION on KTWU

Posted on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 in PBS News.
May
28
50 Year Anniversary  SGT. PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION on KTWU

This program offers a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on what the band had been up to, the album was immediately a sensation and was recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.
Hosted by British television presenter Howard Goodall, this film uses visually striking elements to conjure up the psychedelic world of Sgt. Pepper, provide context for the culture of the day, and show how the album was driving force within that culture. It also highlights how contemporary projects, like Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, would be unthinkable today had The Beatles not completely upended the whole concept of what an album should be. And for the Beatles fan in all of us, the show offers up material that has been squirreled away for decades, known only to a handful of people at Abbey Road Studios, including recordings of studio chat, and isolated instrument tracks and vocals.

SGT PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION airs on Saturday, June 3, 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

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 KTWU News.
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.