Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part, four-hour AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – WALT DISNEY examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy. It features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
Even though Spanish is widely spoken in Alaska, coming from a Spanish-speaking country is not as easy as it seems. At least it wasn’t for Kimberly Mejía Gúzman and her family, who moved from Guatemala, in Central America, to Anchorage, about one year ago. Driven by the hope for new and better opportunities, Kimberly’s family soon discovered how difficult it is to adapt to a new lifestyle so far away from home.
RICK STEVES’ FESTIVE EUROPE captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly – celebrating the good life. In this lively half-hour special, Rick experiences the pleasures of Andalucia, ventures into the reveller-filled Parisian streets on Bastille Day, takes in the royal pageantry in London, wanders through a Venetian palace, runs with the bulls in Pamplona, dines at an exclusive mens’ club in Basque country, embraces high culture in Vienna, enjoys the lovable chaos of Naples, and walks the final stretch of the Camino di Santiago in Spain.
Given the popularity of this program, we’ve decided to air it again Saturday, August 15, 9:00 p.m. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series in September 2015 with this in-depth overview of the iconic documentary. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires and others.
Explore warm, toasty, small bakeries from Massachusetts to Alaska in A FEW GREAT BAKERIES. Find out how a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood landmark. Celebrate beautiful icing, gooey treats and skillful bakers. And enjoy a trip to Juneau’s Silverbow Bakery, one of the most popular and best-known bakeries in the Last Frontier.
Join Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart as they embark on a new season of humorous mishaps, hideous break-ups and heart-warming make-ups in VICIOUS. With Frances de la Tour as their old friend Violet and Iwan Rheon as their neighbor Ash.
Today we’ll be discussing the changing role of the military in Alaska. The state has unique training grounds and conditions, and that’s no small part of why it hosts the kind of large-scale exercises we’ve seen this summer. But recently announced reductions in Army personnel at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson in the years ahead, as well as a growing focus on the Pacific theater are complicating Alaska’s place in the military.
KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.
FILM SCHOOL SHORTS return to Alaska Public Media starting Thursday, August 6 at 10:30 p.m. This very well may be our best season yet. Whether it’s a touching comedy set to a Harry Nilsson soundtrack (Humpty) or a gripping period drama that took home the Gold at the 2014 Student Academy Awards (Above the Sea), these colorful and provocative short films rival the latest multiplex features … in a fraction of the time.
Former Anchorage mayors Dan Sullivan, Rick Mystrom, Tom Fink, Tony Knowles and Jack Roderick reminisce about their time in city government and share their predictions for Anchorage’s next 100 years.
Martin Clunes (“Doc Martin”) stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in ARTHUR & GEORGE a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed and Doyle, who investigates the case.
This week, we’ll be talking with two Anchorage mayors about two recessions. With us are Tom Fink, who took over the reigns of Anchorage in 1987, not long after a collapse in the price of oil, and by Ethan Berkowitz, who’s been in office just about a month now.
KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
Did you miss him? Did you miss him? Did you miss him? Yes, of course you did! That’s why we are bringing back SHERLOCK for special encore presentations of all three seasons in August and September.
“Bird,” “star” and “mermaid” are some of the AcroYoga positions that can be seen around Anchorage at least twice a week, when a group of friends meets to practice this combination of acrobatics and yoga.
THE BOMB tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Through state-of-the-art transfer techniques that have turned recently declassified images into vivid, jaw-dropping footage, viewers witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests.