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January Encore Presentation: Poldark

January Encore Presentation: Poldark

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars in POLDARK as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain. Thursday nights at 9 starting January 14.
January 10, 2016
Death and the Civil War

Death and the Civil War

Drawing heavily on This Republic of Suffering, historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book, DEATH and THE CIVIL WAR explores a critical but largely overlooked aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications of the war’s staggering and unprecedented death toll. Tuesday, January 12. 8:00 p.m.
January 9, 2016

Viral videos and the role of citizen reporters

Whether it’s viral videos about kayak-eating bears, or footage of alleged police brutality--some of Alaska’s biggest stories in the last year started as clips on social media. This week's Alaska Edition looks at how video and new media are shaping the way we get our news. Listen Now:
January 8, 2016
January 2016 TV Highlights: Downton Abbey says goodbye; Miss Fisher says hello

January 2016 TV Highlights: Downton Abbey says goodbye; Miss Fisher says hello

January starts with the final season of DOWNTON ABBEY. This award-winning hit drama returns for a sixth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history. We also are premiering a new series in January - MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES.
December 23, 2015
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Premieres in January

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Premieres in January

The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES. Premieres Saturday, January 9 8:00 p.m.
December 23, 2015
Sherlock is back - but back in the 1890s ~

Sherlock is back – but back in the 1890s ~

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. But now our heroes find themselves in 1890s London. Beloved characters Mary Morstan, Inspector Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson also turn up at 221b Baker Street. SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE is a 90-minute Sherlock Special. Friday, January 1. 8:00 p.m. Repeating Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 10.
December 22, 2015
Doc Martin Returns for 7th Season

Doc Martin Returns for 7th Season

In the highly-anticipated DOC MARTIN season seven, Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the G.P. with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. New season starts Saturday, January 9. 7:00 p.m.
December 21, 2015
FRONTLINE: Netanyahu and the bomb

FRONTLINE: Netanyahu and the bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most polarizing political leaders on the world stage. His hardline politics on Iran and Israeli-Palestinian affairs have won him both intense support and bitter criticism at home and abroad — all the more so after his dramatic attempt in March to derail President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran in front of the U.S. Congress. Now, with new waves of violence between Israelis and Palestinians unfolding and Israel-U.S. relations already emerging as a 2016 campaign issue, FRONTLINE presents an epic, two-hour documentary tracing Netanyahu’s path to power, his combative relationships with multiple U.S. presidents and the implications in America and the Middle East. Tuesday, January 5. 8:00 p.m.
December 21, 2015
Finding Your Roots: Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem, Maya Rudolph, Bill O'Reilly

Finding Your Roots: Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem, Maya Rudolph, Bill O’Reilly

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests in this season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. Some of the guests include: Bill O’Reilly, Bill Maher, Soledad O’Brien, Ty Burell, Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Kimmel, Maya Rudolph, Dustin Hoffman and Senator John McCain. The new season starts Tuesday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m.
December 21, 2015
Arctic Entries: Going Home - Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries

Arctic Entries: Going Home – Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is “Going Home: Stories of Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries” KSKA Tuesday, December. 22. 2015, at 2:00 p.m. KAKM: Saturday, January 2. 2016. 10:00 p.m. Download Audio
December 18, 2015
Live from Lincoln Center: Sinatra - Voice for a Century

Live from Lincoln Center: Sinatra – Voice for a Century

Live From Lincoln Center — the award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world’s leading performing arts center — presents SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY. This special star-studded concert event, to be presented by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic, celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Friday, December 18. 8:00 PM.
December 17, 2015
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Renowned star of stage and song Santino Fontana and the Muppets® from Sesame Street® join the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a magical holiday extravaganza. Monday, December 21. 7:00 p.m.
December 17, 2015
NATURE: Alaska's snowy owl

NATURE: Alaska’s snowy owl

NATURE takes an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig. “Snowies” stand out for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Filmmakers take us deep into the owl’s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they’re able to fly. Wednesday, December 23. 7:00 p.m.
December 17, 2015
Moveable Feast Features Visit to Anchorage

Moveable Feast Features Visit to Anchorage

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING, host Pete Evans travels to Anchorage to learn about our finest fish cuisine. While here, Pete takes a field trip to the Bait Shack to meet up with Chef Travis Haugen, and fishing guru Dustin Slinker for a fishing adventure that includes catching a fresh king salmon for their delicious grilled meal that evening. Sunday, January 17. 1:30 p.m.
December 16, 2015
Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas on CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Friday, December 25. 8:00 p.m.
December 16, 2015
Christmas at Belmont

Christmas at Belmont

Join Grammy-winning host Kathy Mattea and nearly 700 student musicians, Belmont School of Music faculty and Nashville Children’s Choir for a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.Monday, December 21. 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 25. 7:00 p.m.
December 16, 2015
Encore Presentation: Rick Burns' Prohibition

Encore Presentation: Rick Burns’ Prohibition

PROHIBITION is a compelling documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individuals, families, and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. Tuesday nights through December starting at 7:00 p.m.
December 15, 2015
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, features all of their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "Hurting Each Other," "Only Yesterday," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles, and nine gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. Monday, December 28. 9:00 p.m.
December 15, 2015
Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. KAKM: Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. on KAKM Channel 7 Download Audio:
December 7, 2015
Austin City Limits: Portugal. The Man

Austin City Limits: Portugal. The Man

Alaska's own, Portugal. The Man headlines AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Saturday, December 5. ACL presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from its LP Hummingbird.
December 1, 2015