What impacts might the closing of rural schools have on the state? Influential members of the Legislature have started talking about possibly raising the state’s minimum number of students it takes to keep qualify for state education funding. Currently, that number is ten students. Advocates say that with the state facing a dire revenues shortfall, the state needs to reconsider how it pays for education. Critics say the change could close more than sixty schools in small communities, disproportionately hurting rural Alaskans for the sake of short-term savings.
ROAD TO ANDERSONVILLE is a powerful story from Executive Producer David Schock about the men of Company K. This film is the story of the 139 Native Americans who joined as members of Company K, their recruitment, the training, their battles, and their deaths and survival. The men of Company K saw hard service in most of the major battles in the Civil War. In all, one fourth of the men of Company K were either killed or wounded in battle, but some were captured.
Tue @ 3:00 am - PBS NewsHour
Covering national and international issues, originating from Washington, D.C.
Tue @ 4:00 am - Antiques Roadshow
Part 2 of 3 in Eugene, Ore., features a circa 1800 New England Chippendale chest-on-chest; an 1846 map of Western America; and a Russian Imperial officer's sword from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II that is worth between $75,000 and $100,000.
Tue @ 5:00 am - Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize
Eddie Murphy receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a gala featuring Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Brittany Howard, George Lopez, Sam Moore, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Trevor Noah, Jay Pharoah, Joe Piscopo and Chris Rock.
Tue @ 6:30 am - Independent Lens
The story of 92-year-old Mimi and her 64-year-old daughter Dona, who has an intellectual disability. The duo carved out a nice, if quirky, life together after Mimi's husband died in 1968, but things need to change: Mimi's no longer able to care for Dona.