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
Independent Lens, an Emmy Award-winning anthology series, will delve into the world of bullies. It will show the effects bullying can have by featuring the lives of five families who have experienced it firsthand.
Monday October 13 at 9:00
This broadcast presented by Twin Cities Public Television delves into the world of female athletes and the discrimination they face in the media.
According to producers women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses.
To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with tptMN, have produced “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” a groundbreaking documentary that uses research-based information to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes.
NOVA will be exploring the impact on villages throughout Africa of the quickly spreading viral disease, Ebola. The newest epidemic, thought to have originated in December 2013 by a young boy in a small village in West Africa.
For the first time, the disease is not longer limited to small villages, but has spread further and impacting densely populated cities in Africa. NOVA reports from these “hot zones” showing how medical teams are trying their hardest to keep the virus under control and find a vaccine.