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SHERLOCK is Alive and Back on the Case!

Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014 in PBS News.
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SHERLOCK is Alive and Back on the Case!

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

“The Empty Hearse” premieres Sunday, January 19.
“The Sign of Three” premieres Sunday, January 26.
“His Last Vow” premieres Sunday, February 2.

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Sundays 9 PM, Digital Channel 11.1 – KTWU-HD

New Holiday Episode of Critically Acclaimed CALL THE MIDWIFE

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 in PBS News.
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New Holiday Episode of Critically Acclaimed CALL THE MIDWIFE

KTWU/PBS will unwrap a special treat for viewers this holiday season with the CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Premiering Sunday, December 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, the special will pave the way for a third season of the hit drama CALL THE MIDWIFE which returns to KTWU in spring 2014.

In 1958 East End London, the holidays are not just about the opening of presents, but also about the closing of deep wounds. Although the weather is unseasonably mild for this time of year, the lives of the midwives are anything but calm. Jenny’s relationship with Alec continues to blossom and Shelagh’s (formerly Sister Bernadette) quiet wedding to Dr. Turner is underway. When a thousand-pound explosive is discovered, the district is evacuated and the Nonnatus House team is quick to take charge to ensure that the community is safe and warm. Always one to keep spirits high, Chummy decides to forge ahead with the Cubs Christmas party. However, just when the community’s holiday spirit is renewed, Poplar faces an outbreak of polio, with the repercussions of the illness affecting the nurses and nuns more than they could have ever imagined.

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London’s East End in the 1950s. Season 3 takes viewers back to East London, now in 1959 and the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.

New Season of DOWNTON ABBEY Airs Sunday on KTWU

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 in PBS News.
Dec
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New Season of DOWNTON ABBEY Airs Sunday on KTWU

DOWNTON ABBEY, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” continues on KTWU-HD/PBS, Digital Channel 11.1, on Sundays through February 23 at 8 p.m.

Downton Abbey Season 4 recently completed its run in the UK, where it drew 11.8 million average viewers – making it Britain’s highest-rated television drama in 2013. Earlier this year, more than 24 million viewers watched the third season of the series in the U.S., making it the most-watched drama in PBS history.

“Downton Abbey,” winner of six Emmy Awards, including the win for “Outstanding Miniseries or Movie,” depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912. Season 4 of the international hit finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, guest star Shirley MacLaine and many others.

Shown:  Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith

KTWU Downton Abbey Tea Party Classy Affair

Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in KTWU News.
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KTWU Downton Abbey Tea Party Classy Affair

Did you attend? Check Out the KTWU Downton Abbey Tea Pictures, now available on our Facebook page at “ktwu11″. Season 4 of DOWNTON ABBEY premieres on Sunday, January 5, 2014, on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

WASHBURN HOLIDAY VESPERS 2013

Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 in KTWU Productions.
Dec
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WASHBURN HOLIDAY VESPERS 2013

Again this year, KTWU is honored to present the concert taped live. Along with seasonal favorites performed by the Washburn Singers, the Brass Quintet and the Washburn University Orchestra are featured. Viewers can join the excitement of the live concert on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.  Admission is free. KTWU will record the concert live at that time. WASHBURN HOLIDAY VESPERS 2013 then airs on Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

 

P Buckley Moss: The Lady Behind the Brush

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 in KTWU News.
Nov
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P Buckley Moss: The Lady Behind the Brush

The facets of her art and the seasons of her life are captured in this special documentary P. BUCKLEY MOSS: THE LADY BEHIND THE BRUSH, which follows Pat’s life story with archival photos and video, along with interviews with her family, close associates, and P. Buckley Moss Society and Foundation officers. P BUCKLEY MOSS will air on Monday, December 2 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

P. Buckley Moss is one of America’s most prized living artists. An alumna of New York’s prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Pat Moss is a formally educated and accomplished artist, highly regarded by academics and collectors alike. Her art is represented in over 200 galleries worldwide.

Having achieved success, she devotes a great deal of her time and effort to helping others. Donations of P. Buckley Moss art have raised over four million dollars for worthy charities. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is devoted to promoting the use of art in the classroom, especially as a means to teach children with learning differences.

HARVEY GIRLS: Opportunity Bound!

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 in KTWU News.
Nov
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HARVEY GIRLS: Opportunity Bound!

America’s tales of taming the Wild West rarely include women. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than 100,000 pioneering young women left their homes to work in the restaurants of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe depots. See this exploration of the lives, experiences and contributions of these women who were the face of the Fred Harvey Restaurant empire. HARVEY GIRLS: OPPORTUNITY BOUND airs on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, on  Sunday, November 24, at 7 p.m.

CAROL BURNETT: The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 in PBS News.
Nov
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CAROL BURNETT: The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Carol Burnett — comedic icon and all-around performing legend — is the guest of honor when the comedy world convenes to toast this year’s recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The all-star cast includes Julie Andrews, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Bennett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Vicki Lawrence, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Rosemary Watson. The program features comedic highlights from Burnett’s half-century in show business. The program airs on Sunday, November 24, 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

CONDUCTING HOPE Prison Choir Doc Has National TV Premiere on KTWU

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 in KTWU News.
Nov
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CONDUCTING HOPE Prison Choir Doc Has National TV Premiere on KTWU

CONDUCTING HOPE is a documentary film that tells the story of the inmates at Lansing Correctional Facility who make up the “East Hill Singers”, the only secular prison choir in the country allowed to perform outside prison walls. Through the power of music, can we reduce the nation’s shockingly high rate of recidivism by building inmates’ self-esteem and giving them hope? CONDUCTING HOPE premieres on KTWU on  Thursday, November 7, at 7 PM on Digital Channel 11.1. KTWU has distributed this program nationwide and it will air on PBS stations during the month of November.

Bid Dollar Donations Highlight This Year’s KTWU LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION 2013

Posted on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 in KTWU Productions.
Nov
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Bid Dollar Donations Highlight This Year’s KTWU LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION 2013

Donations to KTWU Lights, Camera, Auction 2013! with values of $1000 or more are again a highlight of the upcoming  broadcast. This weekend, November 8 – 10, hundreds of items donated by local merchants and national sponsors will be auctioned off in support of local public television. Lights, Camera, Auction 2013! will be broadcast on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

On the final night, Sunday, November 10, beginning at 7 p.m., Lights, Camera, Auction 2013! offers up the most expensive donor valued items that have been collected. Many items from far and wide will again take center stage for what has come to be regarded as the most fun evening of the entire auction.

This year’s major donor items include:

Gary Clarke Safari Party,

DeBacker’s Gift Certificates,

Sk8away, Skating Event,

Gage Bowl — Cyber Bowl Party,

Robuck Jewelers, Diamond Bracelet,

Ace Computers — Complete Custom Built Computer,

Ball Custom Kitchens — $1000 Certificate,

Supersonic Music Package,

WIBW TV Advertising Package,

Ramada Convention Center Package

Prairie Band Casino $1000 Package,

Faith Roofing – Gasparilla Island Vacation Package,

Judith Mackey Oil Painting,

Joan Parker Oil Painting,

Topeka Antique Dealers Association Shopping Certificates,

Topeka Sod Farm,

BA Designs – KU Stadium Seats,

Machudo Cahones Drum Set,

Shawnee Country Club Golfing Experience,

American Solutions — “Oklahoma TIme” Brent Learned Painting,

Havilland China Collection,

Nobility Construction Gift Certificate,

3D Sports.com – KU Photo Montage Set,

Kansas Bell Train Excursion,

Blackburn’s Nursery — Two Trees,

Cally Krallman Original Painting,

and Vintage Stock – United Artists Anniversary 90 Movie DVD Set.

Viewers can tune in to the live on-air auction on KTWU. Lights, Camera, Auction 2013! airs on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, on Friday, November 8 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring great sports items. The auction then continues on Saturday, November 9 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a variety of great and unique items. The auction fun concludes on Sunday, November 10 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Major Donor Items sell-off beginning at 7 p.m.

There’s excitement during the auction with online bidding. Bidders can go to the Auction Online Link. That will take viewers to the AUCTION 2013 site. Now anyone can pick a category such as Entertainment, Sports and more and view the items that have been donated to help local public television.

A great advantage is early bidding as anyone can visit the online site and start bidding right now, without waiting for the item to be previewed on television. Online bidding gives the opportunity to set a proxy bid and not having to make arrangements to be watching the live program, at the right time, to catch the right item.

KTWU Lights, Camera, Auction 2013! is generously underwritten by Presbyterian Manor of Topeka, Jostens, Brewster Place and Haase and Long.