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A New Lineup to Thursday Nights on KTWU

Posted on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 in KTWU News.
Jan
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A New Lineup to Thursday Nights on KTWU

It’s a new lineup of old favorites on Thursday nights. THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR (pictured) is seen at its PBS national broadcast time of 7 p.m. while KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS starts off the 8 o’clock hour. Our travel shows and specials are still here, airing at 8:30 p.m., with everyone’s favorite ANTIQUES ROADSHOW at 9 p.m. Thursdays on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1: THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR, 7 PM; SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS, 8 PM; TRAVEL SPOTLIGHT SPECIALS, 8:30 PM; ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, 9 PM

All-New SHERLOCK on New Year’s Day on KTWU

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2015 in PBS News.
Dec
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All-New SHERLOCK on New Year’s Day on KTWU

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who this time find themselves not in the present…but in 1890s London in the mystery of “The Abominable Bride”. Beloved characters Mary Morstan, Inspector Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson also turn up at 221B Baker Street! This all-new SHERLOCK airs on Friday, January 1, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Marilyn Maye Joins MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE RAINBOW ROOM

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2015 in PBS News.
Dec
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Marilyn Maye Joins MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE RAINBOW ROOM

Ring in the New Year with entertainer Michael Feinstein. The energetic performer recaptures the heyday of the glamorous New York nightclubs as he hosts this celebration from high atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the glittering, newly restored Rainbow Room. Guests include Darren Criss (“Glee”), Broadway star Kelli O’Hara, nightclub legend Marilyn Maye (pictured), Tony Winner Christine Ebersole and 17-year-old Julia Goodwin. MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE RAINBOW ROOM airs on Friday, December 31, 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY Tribute Concert from Lincoln Center

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2015 in PBS News.
Dec
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SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY Tribute Concert from Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra with a star-studded concert event featuring Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters and Sting. Seth MacFarlane hosts. Recorded Live From Lincoln Center, SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY airs Friday, December 18, at 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

Richard Remembers Karen in THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU

Posted on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 in KTWU News.
Nov
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Richard Remembers Karen in THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU

This program presents the fascinating history of the top American music act of the 1970s – brother and sister duo Richard and Karen Carpenter – and the songs that made them famous: We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Top of The World, Superstar, For All We Know, Close To You and many others. THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU airs on Saturday, December 5, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

DOC MARTIN: SEVEN GRUMPY SEASONS New Special Saturday

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 in KTWU News.
Nov
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DOC MARTIN: SEVEN GRUMPY SEASONS New Special Saturday

Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of Doc Martin’s highly anticipated seventh season, Doc Martin – Seven Grumpy Seasons is public television’s behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series. Featuring interviews with producers, cast members, and director Ben Gregor, this special is an enjoyable sneak peek at what Martin Clunes – the Doc himself – is calling the “best” series yet. DOC MARTIN: SEVEN GRUMPY SEASONS airs on Saturday, November 28, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

NATURE CAT Comes to KTWU!

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 in KTWU News.
Nov
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NATURE CAT Comes to KTWU!

NATURE CAT is a new animated series that encourages children to explore nature and to further inspire viewers to develop connections with the natural world. Designed for kids ages 3-8 and inspired by research on the health and educational benefits of spending time outside, NATURE CAT will encourage families to get active and go on their own outdoor adventures. Watch NATURE CAT on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 AM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

One of the Highest Youth Suicide Rates in the World

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in PBS News.
Nov
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One of the Highest Youth Suicide Rates in the World

A new documentary SOL is the story of Solomon Tapatia Uyarasuk, a charismatic young Inuk and amateur acrobat, musician and poet, who in recent years had become a rising star in the world of circus arts troupe Artcirq (Arctic Circus). The values imparted to Sol, raised in the arts and traditional Inuit culture by his grandmother, deeply influenced him. This documentary is a moving tribute to him, who was found dead in the Igloolik police station in 2012 at the age of 26, shedding light on one of the underlying social issues of Canada North’s which has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. SOL airs on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

IWO JIMA: FROM COMBAT TO COMRADES

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized.
Nov
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IWO JIMA: FROM COMBAT TO COMRADES

Follow survivors of perhaps the fiercest battle of WWII as they return to Iwo Jima for a Reunion of Honor on the only battlefield where former enemies come together in shared remembrance. IWO JIMA: FROM COMBAT TO COMRADES airs on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

BID LIVE ONLINE NOW! LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 2015

Posted on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 in KTWU Productions.
Oct
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BID LIVE ONLINE NOW! LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 2015

LIVE ON-AIR & LIVE ONLINE All to Benefit Local Public Television, KTWU!

GET READY FOR THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT of LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11 for 2015: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7pm – 11 pm is SPORTS NIGHT; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4pm – 11pm is the SPECIALS NIGHT; SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 4pm – 10pm is MAJOR DONATION NIGHT.

The annual KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11 returns for 2015 with lots of items, tons of fun and more bargains than ever before.

The entire auction will be televised on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7pm – 11pm; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4pm – 11pm; and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 4pm – 10pm.

Viewers will want to tune it to catch their favorite categories: Friday night is Sports Night, Saturday will be many Specials, and Sunday will be the Major Donation Items. Also on Sunday, November 8, and new this year, a time set aside to showcase the wonderful artwork pieces donated, from 5 to 6 pm.

But potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at ktwu.org.

Register now to bid online. In the computer’s 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 11 is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

DeBacker’s Gift Certificates (2),

Sk8away Skating Event,

Gage Bowl Bowl Party,

50th KTWU Anniversary Commemorative Quilt,

Ace Computers, Complete Custom Built Computer,

Ladies Pink Topaz Ring,

Hand Crafted Kansas Walnut Trestle Table,

WIBW TV Advertising Package,

Topeka Ramada Convention Center Package ,

”Maple Hill” Art by Shirley Akers,

Prairie Band Casino Getaway,

“The Banner Ninja” Aerographical Photography Package,

“Boy Reading” Art by Jung Kim,

Topeka Sod Farm Sod Donation,

Shawnee Country Club Golfing Experience,

“Reflections of the Past” Art by Cally Krallman,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization.

A large number of creative pieces of artwork have been donated to KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11. Original paintings, signed prints, unique posters, glass artwork and photography will all be part of the new Art Preview segment on Sunday, November 8, from 5 to 6 pm during the live television show.

Viewers are encouraged to bid online at any time as bidding has begun and is continuing now! All of the items that will be available are online now for viewing. More may be added up until the auction broadcast on KTWU.

The KTWU LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION 11 for 2015 is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Warehouse 414, and Prairie Band Casino & Resort.