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THE BIG BAND YEARS on KTWU

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 in KTWU News.
Jun
02
THE BIG BAND YEARS on KTWU

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.

THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY Classic Concert on KTWU

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized.
May
26
THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY Classic Concert on KTWU

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.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 on KTWU

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 in PBS News.
May
22
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 on KTWU

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.

There was no liberation for those at DEATH CAMP TREBLINKA

Posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 in KTWU News.
May
18
There was no liberation for those at DEATH CAMP TREBLINKA

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).

SPY — Marcus Runs for School President — Saturday at 8 PM KTWU

Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 in KTWU News.
May
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SPY — Marcus Runs for School President — Saturday at 8 PM KTWU

Marcus runs for school president, but is facing competition from a new boy at school, Nick. Tim and Chris perform surveillance on Nick and discover that he is paying off the school’s new headmaster. This week, “Growing Rogue”, on SPY, Saturday, May 17, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

QUEST 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Washburn Rural vs. Wichita Independent SUNDAY!

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 in KTWU Productions.
May
14
QUEST 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Washburn Rural vs. Wichita Independent SUNDAY!

Don’t miss the championship game for this 2014 season of QUEST with the two top teams of Kansas high school students in academic competition. Washburn Rural meets up with Wichita Independent this Sunday morning at 11 AM, May 18, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. Sponsored by KNEA, Learning Quest 529 Educational Savings Program, and Educational Credit Union.

COMING BACK Searches for Answers for Questions Facing Returning Veterans

Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 in PBS News.
May
05
COMING BACK Searches for Answers for Questions Facing Returning Veterans

COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE, a new three-episode series, tells the story of his search for answers to some of the most difficult questions facing veterans returning from war. Moore’s journey, spurred by the suicide of one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer, takes him into the personal lives of different soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society, establish new identities and – for many – find a new mission.

Chris Phelan, with his daughter River, prepares to greet his wife, Star Lopez, upon her arrival home from serving in Afghanistan (photo).

COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE airs on these dates and times on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1: “Coming Back” – Tuesday, May 13, 7 PM; “Fitting In” – Tuesday, May 20, 7 PM; and “Moving Forward” – Tuesday, May 27, 7 PM

Saturday Afternoon Live Webcast with Downton Abbey Cast

Posted on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 in PBS News.
May
03
Saturday Afternoon Live Webcast with Downton Abbey Cast

Are you suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal? Thanks to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, you can catch up with the Downton Abbey cast and creators in a live webcast event this Saturday, May 3 at 3pm.

Join cast members as they discuss the award winning series.

“Ørnen” (The Eagle) Danish Police Drama Fridays on KTWU MHz WORLDVIEW

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 in KTWU News.
Apr
30
“Ørnen” (The Eagle) Danish Police Drama Fridays on KTWU MHz WORLDVIEW

The series is named after the lead character, a half-Icelandic half-Danish police officer named Halgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson, nicknamed “Ørnen” (the eagle).  Now promoted to chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime, Ørnen handles explosive and complex cases with all available. He puts together an investigation team that are experts in their respective fields. Their cases cross the borders between Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and various other countries; and involve biker gangs, former Russian KGB, possible terrorist threats and international fraud. “Ørnen” airs on Fridays at 9 PM on KTWU MHz WORLDVIEW, Digital Channel 11.2.

OUR QUEEN In-Depth Portrait Charts an Extraordinary Year

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 in KTWU News.
Apr
07
OUR QUEEN In-Depth Portrait Charts an Extraordinary Year

An in-depth portrait of the world’s most famous woman by award winning producer/director Michael Waldman and bestselling royal writer Robert Hardman, OUR QUEEN, on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, charts an extraordinary year in the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. With unique access to her family, to her staff, to her prime ministers and to her palaces during the triumphal Diamond Jubilee year, Our Queen is an enthralling study of the Sovereign today. A world leader since the age of 25, how does she retain her hold on the nation’s affections when political and social currents have transformed so much around her? How does she stay true to the past, yet adapt to the present? This fascinating, observational documentary series is a study of leadership, judgement and character, of spectacular pageantry but also of great warmth and poignancy as it shows what this truly modern monarch means to Britain and the world.