This is the epic story of one of the most amazing evolutionary journeys ever taken by a species. Thousands of years ago, as humans began to settle in villages, the wolf emerged from the wild and made the startling leap to “man’s best friend.”
As the Federal Coordinator’s office for an Alaska North Slope LNG pipeline prepares to close its doors, we take a look at the history of the office, the current state of proposed Alaska LNG pipelines and the outlook on the future of the project.
KSKA: Friday, 1/9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 1/9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 at 4:30 p.m.
Drones. These unmanned flying robots — some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds — do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense and kill has remained secret.
This music special honors singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
The evening will include performances by Joel, as well as Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, John Mellencamp and LeAnn Rimes, with a special performance by Kevin Spacey — as well as a dance ensemble performance from Twyla Tharp’s “Movin’ Out.”
Always one of “our favorite things,” PBS continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of guest conductor Zubin Mehta, and featuring everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.
Front Row and Center returns for a new season with the series’ eclectic signature of industry veterans mixed with a new generation of chart-toppers. The lineup of 10 episodes includes an Oscar-nominated rock band, guitar legends and, for the first time, country hit-makers. It will follow Austin City Limits on Saturday nights at 11:00 beginning January 3.
Downton Abbey, the most popular program on PBS, returns for its 5th Season Sunday, January 4 at 8;00 pm on Alaska Public Media. This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate is the highest-rated drama in PBS history.
December at Alaska Public Media means the best in holiday programming. We start the season’s celebrations with Holiday Handbells – The Raleigh Ringers – and close the month with Michael Feinstein – New Year’s Eve at The Rainbow Room.
This special, narrated by Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise, Navy Seals – Their Untold Story recounts the ticking-clock missions of the “Commandoes of the Deep” through firsthand accounts — including that of a D-Day demolition team member — and through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes.
A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House is a PBS music special from the South Lawn of the White House.
President and Mrs. Obama will host the event in advance of Veterans Day.
Tune in to Masterpiece Contemporary’s new series Worricker.
The series features Bill Nighy as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker. This series follows the exploits of the intensely private and scrupulous Worricker—from MI5 headquarters in London to exile on a Caribbean island to life on the run with his former lover and fellow agent Margot Tyrrell (Helena Bonham Carter).
October has arrived and with it brings a whole array of new shows and episodes to entertain viewers.
Tune in to Masterpiece Contemporary’s new series Worricker airing on Sunday, November 9 and 16 at 8:00 pm. The prequel, Page Eight, will air on Thursday, November 6 at 9:00 pm.
The 2014 edition of RUNNING airs on Monday, 10/27 and Tuesday, 10/28 on KAKM and KSKA. Check the schedule to find out when your district’s candidates will be on the air with hosts Ellen Lockyer and Anne Hillman. If you missed the broadcast, the programs are available here.
Great Performances presents Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performing at the Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City.
The duo will perform selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek as a part of the PBS Fall Arts Festival.
Friday October 24 at 8:00 pm
In the FRONTLINE special, Losing Iraq, they will examine the chaos in Iraq, the rise of ISIS and the U.S. role in the conflict.
Part One revisits FRONTLINE reporting on U.S. missteps in Iraq since 2003, and how, as American troops withdrew, the stage was set for a deadly adversary to rise up.
The San Francisco Opera will present their production of Porgy and Bess, based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, on Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm. Porgy and Bess tells the story of a disabled man and a woman he loves living in Catfish Row, an African-American community in South Carolina.
The show will be featuring music by renowned American composer George Gershwin, conducted by John DeMain
Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm
FRONTLINE takes an hour look at the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is one of the causes for antibiotic resistance in people. Featuring an interview with the family of a young man who died of a bacteria outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
Tuesday October 14 at 9:00 pm