In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. NATURE: SNOW MONKEYS capture their story. Wednesday, March 23. 7:00 pm
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese close in on Saigon, the US Government remains in congressional gridlock. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American soldiers and diplomats take it upon themselves to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM recounts the closing hours of this bitter conflict. Tuesday, March 22. 7:00 pm
PBS celebrates the highly acclaimed DOWNTON ABBEY in this one-hour special. The final episode drew an average audience of 9.6 million viewers and is the most-watched finale of the series’ six seasons. Sunday, March 13. 7:30 pm
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team. Alaska Public Media's Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing in FACES OF ALASKA. Wednesday, March 9. 10:30 pm
FACES of ALASKA featuring artist Barbara Lavallee, a second season of GRANTCHESTER, a final season of MR. SELFRIDGE, and RUNNING programs - featuring candidates for Anchorage School Board and Anchorage Assembly - highlight March's television schedule.
Weaving previously unseen and rare performances and home movies with a new, exclusive interview with King, AMERICAN MASTERS - CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN delves into her life and career. Friday, February 19. 8:00 pm
The number of nonresident workers in Alaska surpassed the number of residential workers in 2014. What's causing this statistic and what can be done to encourage local hiring within the state? This week's Alaska Edition tackles these questions and looks at the legality of policies aiming to increase the number of Alaskan workers. Listen Now:
Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system. Listen Now:
Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at its vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story - IN THE BLACK PANTHERS - VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION - of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. Tuesday, February 16. 8:00 p.m.
Survey five pivotal years in Bowie's extensive career, each illustrating his inspiration and where his innovative ideas led him. The program features unseen footage and interviews with close collaborators, and charts Bowie's continual evolution. Friday, February 12. 9:00 p.m.
On this week's Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the state.
The month of February is highlighted by special campaign coverage by PBS NEWSHOUR including: Reports on the Iowa caucuses. Monday, February 1. 10:00 p.m. Reports on the New Hampshire primary. Tuesday, February 9. 10:00 p.m. Democratic presidential debate. Thursday, February 11. 5:00 p.m.
Live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the DNC-sanctioned debate, the first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Thursday, January 11. 5:00 p.m.
Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life. At the best of times, fewer than half of these leggy 35-pounders survive their first year. This stunningly intimate film NATURE - MOOSE-LIFE OF A TWIG EATER - attempts to find out why. Wednesday, February 10. 7:00 p.m.
ARCTIC ENTRIES this month brings you Of Moose and Men: Stories of Creature Companions, Filling the Freezer, and Walks in the Wild. Saturday, February 6. 10:00 p.m.
Joined by The New York Times, FRONTLINE investigates fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad. Tuesday, February 9. 9:00 p.m.
Explore James Garfield’s unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president in this episode of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Tuesday, February 2. 8:00 p.m.
PBS NewsHour begins special coverage of Election 2016 with a one-hour report on the important Iowa caucuses. Will Donald Trump beat Senator Ted Cruz? Can Hillary Clinton stave off a surge by Senator Bernie Sanders? Monday, February 1. 10:00 p.m.
The Legislative session started this week, and battles are already brewing over the budget, several pre-filed bills ranging in relevance. This week's Alaska Edition explores what's ahead this session and how it stacks up to previous years.