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KTWU Local Election Programming in October

Posted on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 in KTWU Productions.
Oct
05
KTWU Local Election Programming in October

KTWU, local public television, welcomes candidates for the 2014 political election process into the studio to present their platforms to viewers at home.

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: IGI ELECTION SPECIAL:
UNITED STATES SENATE RACE 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2 PM
One on one interview with host Janet Thompson Jackson featuring candidate Greg Orman

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: SECRETARY OF STATE
Wednesday, October 22, 7 PM
Encore Showings Wednesday, October 22, 10 PM
Friday, October 24, 8 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2 PM
Forum style program featuring candidates Kris Kobach and Jean Kurtis Schodorf

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: IGI ELECTION SPECIAL: KANSAS GOVERNOR’S RACE 2014
Thursday, October 23, 7:30 PM
Encore Showings Friday, October 24, 8 PM
Sunday, October 26, 3 PM
One on one interviews with host Janet Thompson Jackson featuring candidates Sam Brownback, Paul Davis and Keen A. Umbehr

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Wednesday, October 29, 7 PM
Encore Showing Wednesday, October 29, 10 PM
Forum style program featuring candidates Lynn Jenkins, Margie Wakefield and Christopher Clemmons

Times listed are for airings on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

Candidates listed are scheduled to appear as of this posting, some candidates are not participating in these programs

Theatre of the Mind Presents THE INVISIBLE MAN

Posted on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 in KTWU Productions.
Sep
28
Theatre of the Mind Presents THE INVISIBLE MAN

This year’s THEATRE OF THE MIND production recorded in the KTWU studio is H.G. Wells, THE INVISIBLE MAN. Adapted and directed by Philip Grecian, this is another outstanding 1940’s-style radio play performance. THE INVISIBLE MAN premieres on KTWU-HD on Friday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

In the village of Iping, in a blinding snowstorm, a heavily muffled stranger arrives at the local inn demanding a room. His head is bandaged and his eyes concealed behind blue goggles. His possessions arrive the following day – scores of strange glass bottles and boxes of books. All is well, until the landlady begins to make inquiries, the stranger loses his temper, strips off his wrappings and is…invisible!  The chemicals used to achieve invisibility have begun to affect his mind, and he plans a reign of terror, using his invisibility to subjugate the village and eventually, he claims, the nation. Completely mad, the Invisible Man goes on a rampage. No one is safe.

As has been the custom with these dramas, the actors often play multiple roles and employ vintage microphones to simulate radio’s Golden Age with live physical sound effects. They portray period radio performers, and so the mysterious presence of the invisible man is created through “theatre of the mind” in the imaginations
of the listening audience.

All-New INSPECTOR LEWIS Season 7 on KTWU

Posted on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 in PBS News.
Sep
28
All-New INSPECTOR LEWIS Season 7 on KTWU

Hathaway gets to work on his first case as an inspector, with the help of his new partner, DS Lizzie Maddox. The crime is a complicated one that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights. Lewis, struggling to adapt to retired life, jumps at the chance to rejoin the force when Superintendent Innocent seeks his help. With Lewis back on the team, will they be able to solve the mystery? The new season 7 of INSPECTOR LEWIS on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! begins on Sunday, October 5, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS 27th SEASON PREMIERE

Posted on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 in KTWU Productions.
Sep
20
SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS 27th SEASON PREMIERE

The 27th season of “Sunflower Journeys” opens on Thursday, September 25th at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD with a visit to Wamego and the 25th annual gathering known as the Kansas Sampler Festival. Then it’s on to Osage City for “Smoke in the Spring” — the state BBQ championship, followed by a Plains People segment with Ron Lessman, the creator of Truckhenge, a unique display of old trucks in Shawnee County. Dave Kendall (pictured) hosts.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY by Ken Burns on KTWU

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 in PBS News.
Sep
08
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY by Ken Burns on KTWU

This new Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. THE ROOSEVELTS airs Sunday-Saturday, September 14-20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

OPERATION MANEATER Series on KTWU

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014 in PBS News.
Aug
18
OPERATION MANEATER Series on KTWU

OPERATION MANEATER is a new, short series that explores the resolution strategies of human-wildlife conflict. Episodes look at ways to stop polar bears, crocodiles and sharks from attacking people, and therefore keeping them safe from human persecution. OPERATION MANEATER premieres on Wednesday, August 27th at 9 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

BEING POIROT, David Suchet Explores Christie’s Enduring Character

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 in PBS News.
Aug
12
BEING POIROT, David Suchet Explores Christie’s Enduring Character

David Suchet embarks on a very personal journey as the man behind the moustache explores Agatha Christie’s most enduring character. The celebrated actor will take a poignant trip to discover the history of his most famous TV creation as he reveals how he has approached the role of the iconic detective over the past 25 years.  BEING POIROT airs on Sunday, August 17th at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Doc Martin: The Movie on KTWU

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized.
Aug
01
Doc Martin: The Movie on KTWU

See the movie that launched the KTWU Saturday night series. Successful but unhappy Doctor Martin Bamford flees London and heads for the small fishing village of Port Isaac. DOC MARTIN: THE MOVIE tells the story of Martin Bamford as he works out the big questions in his life. Watch it on  Saturday, August 9, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Hercule Poirot, Season 12, on KTWU

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 in PBS News.
Jul
21
Hercule Poirot, Season 12, on KTWU

David Suchet (“Henry VIII,” “The Way We Live Now”) returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.

“The Big Four”  premieres Sunday, July 27
“Dead Man’s Folly” premieres Sunday, August 3

on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!, Sundays, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

ENDEAVOR, Series 2, MASTERPIECE MYSTERY on KTWU

Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 in PBS News.
Jun
06
ENDEAVOR, Series 2, MASTERPIECE MYSTERY on KTWU

Shaun Evans (“The Take,” “The Virgin Queen”) returns for a second season as the young rookie, DC Endeavour Morse, before he acquired his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. “Endeavor, Series 2″ includes four new programs: “Trove” premieres Sunday, June 29, 2014; “Nocturne” premieres Sunday, July 6, 2014; “Sway” premieres Sunday, July 13, 2014; “Neverland” premieres Sunday, July 20, 2014 on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!, Sundays, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.