On the eve of Memorial Day, join co-hosts Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”) for a night of remembrance featuring an all-star line-up performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. The 24th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network.
TV: Sunday, 5/26 at 7:00pm
Governor Sean Parnell signs the oil tax revision into law. Anchorage’s public testimony ordinance gets shelved. Former Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller is ordered to pay $85,000 to the Alaska Dispatch for legal fees. Alaska Pacific University announces a dramatic cut in tuition.
KSKA: Friday, 5/24 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/25 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 5/24 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/25 at 5:00pm
Join five-time Tony Award-winner and series host Audra McDonald as she takes a turn as the featured performer, singing songs from her new album and other favorites in a special spring concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
TV: Friday, 5/24 at 9:30pm
Master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in Pacific Heartbeat 100 – Waimea ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar), jams with some of the best musicians in Hawai‘i in these intimate backyard performances. Cyril is the son of Gabby “Pop” Pahinui, who is considered the “Godfather” of Hawaiian slack key guitar and whose music was featured prominently in the Academy Award winning film, The Descendants.
Thursday, 5/23 at 8:00pm
Investigate the extraordinary survival story of a crew of airmen shot down over the jungles of Japanese-occupied Borneo during World War II. This film recounts the rescue of a U.S. bomber crew by Dayak tribesmen, known for taking the heads of their enemies. The Dayaks fed and protected the airmen before leading them to the base of the maverick British special ops officer, Major Tom Harrisson, who was fighting a guerrilla war against the Japanese with a band of Australian commandoes. The program features an exclusive interview with the sole surviving member of the U.S. crew, as well as interviews with a number of the Dayak tribespeople and Japanese and Australian veterans.
TV: Wednesday, 5/22 at 9:00 p.m.
War, deception and art come together in this astonishing true story of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during WWII. This remarkable tale of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective is told through the stories of the veterans, many of whom — like Bill Blass and Ellsworth Kelly — would go on to have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion.
TV: Tuesday, 5/21 at 7:00pm
Raven asks his friend Lydia Foster how to say “it’s tasty” in her family’s language.
“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” profiles the larger-than-life, yet very private comedy giant. He has never authorized a biography and has requested that his friends not talk about him, making his participation in this AMERICAN MASTERS film a genuine first. Features new interviews with Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner and Joan Rivers.
TV: Monday, 5/20 at 8:00pm
Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store. An even greater celebrity plans a visit, and Harry and Rose attend a shocking play.
TV: Sunday, 5/19 at 8:00 p.m.
The White House releases comparative cost information for medical procedures conducted by hospitals all over the country. Between Benghazi, the IRS misbehavior, and finally the Justice Department digging into the Associated Press phone records, the Obama Administration is awash in controversy.
KSKA: Friday, 5/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 5/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 5:00pm
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) makes his Met debut with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. The new staging moves the opera’s tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960.
TV: Friday, 5/17 at 9:30pm
When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana’s Kalahari each year, 20,000 zebras get itchy feet. As the first fat raindrops hit the dust, southern Africa’s biggest animal migration gets underway.
TV: Wednesday, 5/22 at 9:00 p.m.
Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights and addresses several stories — ripped from the headlines — involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion and right to privacy.
TV: Tuesday, 5/14 at 8:00 p.m.
Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. While her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the American West, the legend of Annie Oakley had little to do with the real Annie. Although famous as a western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi.
TV: Tuesday, 5/14 at 7:00 p.m.
Raven asks his friend Ethan Petticrew to teach him how to say “boat” in his family’s language.
The USS Anchorage is commissioned in it’s namesake city. Unions go to court over the Anchorage labor-law referendum. Parnell announces that he will not seek a senate seat in 2014. New developments in the Fairbanks Four case. Last, Wally Hickel, the movie…or at least the story on film.
This week on “In My Family,” Annette teaches teaches Raven how to say “sit down,” in Yup’ik.
Conclusion. How many families sought refuge from the Great Plains in California; and how government-led conservation efforts worked in conjunction with a break in the drought in 1939 to stabilize the soil and inject new life into farms.
TV: Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00 p.m.
This week on “In My Family,” Khan teaches teaches Raven how to say “It’s Okay,” in Gwich’in.
Undocumented immigrants who died while crossing the border between Mexico and Arizona are the focus of this documentary, which features the Pima County, Ariz., medical examiners who work to identify their remains; and Border Patrol agents.
TV: Monday, April 29 @ 9:00 p.m.