Spruce Island is considered by many Orthodox Christians to be one of the holiest sites in North America. The island was home to the hermitage of Herman of Alaska during the early 1800's. Every year, in early August, the Orthodox Church in America celebrates the canonization of Saint Herman with a Liturgy, pilgrimage, and banquet.
Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the 9-part series - INDIAN SUMMERS - explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence.
Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team - in ARCTIC GHOST SHIP - discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships, a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.
Brian Shunskis has placed 3rd in the Alaska State Fair giant cabbage competition for the past three years. Will 2015 be the year he takes home the big money? He's been feeding his cabbages all summer long a secret ingredient that just might make the difference.
You could say that skeleton building is in his bones. Lee Post's articulated creations can be found in museums and visitor centers across Alaska and the Lower 48. Every summer, Post guides students at the Peterson Bay Field Station through a mystery bone-building project.
Follow 12 amateur bakers in THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW. In Season Two, the competitors will match talents as they bake their way to the top. They will bake breads, desserts, pies, and so many more mouth-watering recipes. Their first hurdle: cake.
THE CIVIL WAR, the award-winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights in September. The broadcast, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the series’ initial broadcast in September 1990, will present for the first time a newly restored high-definition version.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quidditch, the official sport of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has found a new home in Anchorage, Alaska. The magical game played in the Harry Potter books involves wearing capes and flying on enchanted brooms while trying to score a ball into the hoops.