Thursday nights are not going to be the same on Alaska Public Media. We are featuring the best of PBS, American Public Television and our new partner, Acorn Television. Starting on January 14 we will bring you some of your favorites: Grantchester (7:00 p.m.) and Poldark (9:00 p.m.) And repeating our new series, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (8:00 p.m.) You won't want to miss Thursday nights on Alaska Public Media.
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.
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.
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.
With the help of high-powered telescopes around the world, scientists can observe and photograph far-flung astronomical phenomena. Dr. Travis Rector has been capturing images of distant galaxies and nebulae for over 20 years, and he recently completed a book explaining the techniques he uses to create the photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.