Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 in PBS News.
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.
Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014 in PBS News.
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.
Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 in PBS News.
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.
Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized.
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.
Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 in PBS News.
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
Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 in PBS News.
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.
Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 in KTWU News.
Hosted by Peter Marshall, this program showcases video clips of some of the most popular bands of the swing era, including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. THE BIG BAND YEARS airs on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, on Friday, June 6, 8 PM.
Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized.
THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY features the group’s 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including “How Deep Is Your Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” “You Should Be Dancing/Alone,” and many more. BEE GEES ONE NIGHT ONLY airs on Friday, May 30, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 in PBS News.
PBS unites the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. This multi award-winning program, featuring an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for this country. NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 airs on Sunday, May 25, 8:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 in KTWU News.
The extermination camp of Treblinka was created by the Nazis to eliminate the huge captive Jewish population in occupied Poland and beyond. In a frenzy of mass murder lasting less than two years as many as 900,000 Jewish men women and children, including the inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto, were murdered in this tiny camp hidden deep in the woods. No one liberated Treblinka – to be a survivor you had to fight your way out. In august 1943 a few hundred slave laborers did so, and today only two witnesses remain: Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman. Willenberg became a hero of the 1944 Warsaw uprising, while Taigman was a witness in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major architects of the Final Solution. DEATH CAMP TREBLINKA airs on Wednesday, May 21, at 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Under guard, Jewish men, women, and children board trains during deportation from Siedlce to the Treblinka extermination camp. Siedlce, Poland, August 1942 (photo).