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KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION Online Bidding is Going on NOW!

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Nov
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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.

KTWU Presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS

Posted on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Aug
20
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
20
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
03
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.