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WASHBURN UNIVERSITY VESPERS 2014

Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 in KTWU Productions.
Dec
09
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY VESPERS 2014

Again this year, KTWU is pleased to present the Washburn University choir, singers, and orchestra celebrating the holiday season with traditional songs and melodies in the 150th Anniversary Concert. Recorded live at White Concert Hall last weekend, KTWU will air the television program this Sunday, December 14th at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

DOWNTON ABBEY Rediscovered

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 in KTWU News.
Nov
25
DOWNTON ABBEY Rediscovered

KTWU viewers eagerly await the debut of the new season of DOWNTON ABBEY on Masterpiece on January 4, 2015. But first, relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey’s first four seasons and get a tantalizing preview of what’s in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. Video clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage help answer some burning questions: Is Lady Mary ready for romance? Did Mr. Bates kill Mr. Green? What will become of Edith’s baby? Carson and Mrs. Hughes — will they or won’t they? Celebrate the joys, triumphs and intrigue taking place at Downton Abbey — upstairs and down. Bernadette Peters hosts. Join us for “DOWNTON ABBEY Rediscovered” on Sunday, November 30, at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

THE CANDY BOMBER is WWII Heartwarming Story

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 in KTWU News.
Nov
25
THE CANDY BOMBER is WWII Heartwarming Story

To children living in the rubble of post-war Germany, it was candy from heaven.  Some saw it as a sign that somebody in America cared about them.  To Colonel Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, who became known worldwide as the Candy Bomber, the Berlin Airlift was healing balm on the wounds of war.  He and his fellow American pilots dropped more than two million tons of supplies and 23 tons of candy to German citizens and children during the Berlin Airlift. KTWU presents the inspiring story of the Utah pilot whose simple gesture of goodwill won the hearts of a former enemy and made him a hero to people around the world. Watch “THE CANDY BOMBER” on Tuesday, December 2, at 9 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

HETTY WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES on KTWU

Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 in KTWU News.
Nov
17
HETTY WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES on KTWU

Hetty Wainthropp is a retired working-class woman from North West England, who has a knack for jumping to conclusions and solving crimes of varying bafflement which often are too minor to concern the police. Although on occasion her husband offers assistance, he more often than not tends to the home while Hetty gads about the countryside with young Geoffrey in search of resolution and justice. Patricia Routledge of KEEPING UP APPEARANCES stars in this gentle British crime/comedy drama series on KTWU! HETTY WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES airs on Sundays at 10 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING CONTINUES THROUGH WED NIGHT!

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014 in KTWU Productions.
Oct
31
LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING CONTINUES THROUGH WED NIGHT!

Lots of exciting items were up for bid just in time for early holiday shoppers during last weekend’s annual KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION. But we have some stragglers, some items where high bidders could not be confirmed.  We have put these treasures back up online where bidding continues on these few items through Wednesday, November 12 at approximately 9 PM. If you missed out, or are just still looking for that special  gift, check out the remaining online auction items right now.

Bid online anytime, bidding is going on now!

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.