Posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 in KTWU News.
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.
Posted on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in KTWU News.
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.
Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 in KTWU News.
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.
Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in KTWU News.
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.
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in KTWU News.
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.
Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 in Featured.
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.
Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in PBS News.
In episode two of this new series, Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith – a man with a very dark secret indeed.
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 and Toby Jones as Culverton Smith. Season 4 of SHERLOCK on MASTERPIECE continues with “The Lying Detective” on Sunday, January 8, 8PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 in KTWU News.
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.