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Live from KTWU Studio We Share 1966 Tornado Stories

Posted on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 in KTWU Productions.
Jun
04
Live from KTWU Studio We Share 1966 Tornado Stories

Join us in remembering the events of Wednesday, June 8, 1966 when a horrific tornado tore through Topeka and northeast Kansas. We’ll be on TV live with survivors’ stories of those who lived through the storm telling their personal memories of that night exactly 50 years ago this evening. Tune in to see how you can receive your copy of the 2016 keepsake book and DVD set, “Survivors’ Stories”, when you support local public television.  JUNE 8: THE TOPEKA TORNADO, an evening of commemoration, is Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 7 PM on
KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

KTWU Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches ENCORE Presentation

Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in KTWU News.
May
24
KTWU Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches ENCORE Presentation

There’s no truth to the rumor that “CBS” ever stood for The “Carol Burnett Show”. For eleven seasons and 278 episodes, this star studded extravaganza of sketch comedy, song and dance became entertainment central for the network and TV viewers. Taped before a live audience at Hollywood’s CBS Televsion City Studio 33, The Carol Burnett Show featured clever, dazzling production numbers in an intimate environment, thanks to strategic camera placement that brought the actors and audience closer together. Burnett operated in a relaxed theater setting that allowed her to take questions, cut loose with her famous Tarzan yell, and join second bananas Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner to have a laugh or sing a song. The Emmy Award-Winning program, which ran from 1967 to 1978 and ranks high on “Best Shows of All Time” lists, made household names out of the whole bunch. Carol and company ruled the airwaves without taking themselves or show biz too seriously.
Sunday, June 12, 9:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Channel 11.1, join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.

Kenneth Branagh Final Season as WALLANDER on KTWU

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in PBS News.
Apr
25
Kenneth Branagh Final Season as WALLANDER on KTWU

Kenneth Branagh returns for the fourth and final season to his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role as the soul-searching Swedish cop based on the character created by best-selling novelist and father of the Nordic noir craze, Henning Mankell. MASTERPIECE presents the final season of WALLANDER continuing this Sunday at 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

WORKING CAPITAL Highlights Hazel Hill Chocolates and Porterfield’s Flowers

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 in KTWU News.
Apr
11
WORKING CAPITAL Highlights Hazel Hill Chocolates and Porterfield’s Flowers

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Topeka! See what it takes to make a small business happen. From the initial start-up to continued success, join us for the area’s newest local business series. This month we feature Hazel Hill Chocolates and Porterfield’s Flowers (pictured). WORKING CAPITAL airs on Third Thursday, April 21 at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Ken Burns JAZZ Returns to KTWU

Posted on Sunday, March 27th, 2016 in PBS News.
Mar
27
Ken Burns JAZZ Returns to KTWU

Broadcast again for the first time since 2001, KTWU presents the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns who tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present. Pictured: Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa (drums) and Teddy Wilson (piano), 1937.  Ken Burns JAZZ continues on Fridays, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 5 Premiere

Posted on Sunday, March 27th, 2016 in PBS News.
Mar
27
CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 5 Premiere

It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change, along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. Among the complex and challenging cases the nurses and midwives face are two babies born with severe deformities. Pictured: Patsy (Emerald Fennell), Trixie (Helen George) and Barbara (Charlotte Ritchie). CALL THE MIDWIFE, Season 5, begins on Sunday, April 3, at 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Loretta Lynn: Still A Country Girl

Posted on Sunday, March 27th, 2016 in PBS News.
Mar
27
Loretta Lynn: Still A Country Girl

Explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian roots to the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong over 50 years later. AMERICAN MASTERS “Loretta Lynn: Still A Country Girl” airs on Sunday, April 10, 10 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

UNDER THE STREETLAMP singers are from “Jersey Boys”

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 in KTWU News.
Mar
01
UNDER THE STREETLAMP singers are from “Jersey Boys”

Enjoy unforgettable entertainment from Under the Streetlamp, a quartet composed of recent leading cast members of the musical “Jersey Boys,” as they perform hits of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.  Watch for your chance to obtain tickets to the group’s performance in Manhattan this May. UNDER THE STREETLAMP airs on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

One More Time DOWNTON ABBEY Finale Encore Sunday

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 in KTWU News.
Mar
01
One More Time DOWNTON ABBEY Finale Encore Sunday

After six passionate and poignant seasons, the curtain comes down on “Downton Abbey.” How will fate resolve the stories of Edith, Mary, Thomas, Anna, Robert, Cora, Daisy, Carson, Violet, Isobel and all the other occupants of this unforgettable house? If you missed the final episode or just want to watch again, join KTWU Sunday, March 13, 2016, early at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

JOSH GROBAN Returns with STAGES LIVE

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 in KTWU News.
Mar
01
JOSH GROBAN Returns with STAGES LIVE

Josh will return to PBS in an all-new television special based on his new CD, “Stages,” which explores one of Josh’s earliest musical loves — Broadway and Broadway musicals. Recorded before a live audience at the historic Los Angeles Theater in downtown L.A., JOSH GROBAN: STAGES LIVE brings some of the most iconic songs in the Broadway musical songbook to life. JOSH GROBAN STAGES LIVE airs on Thursday, March 10, 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.