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.
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.
Fri @ 7:00 pm - Washington Week With Gwen Ifill
Topics include the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, including the speculation that Vice President Joe Biden may run; Donald Trump's strategy of sparring with the media; and President Obama's post-vacation agenda.
Fri @ 7:30 pm - Charlie Rose: The Week
Fri @ 8:00 pm - Great Performances
Conductor Zubin Mehta leads the Vienna Philharmonic in its traditional open-air concert at Austria's Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. Pianist Rudolf Buckbinder is featured on Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor and Alfred Grünfeld's "Soirée de Vienne."
Fri @ 9:30 pm - Vicious
In the Season 2 premiere, Violet panics when her wealthy sister, whom she hasn't seen in years, announces a visit; and Ash wants the group to meet his girlfriend.
Fri @ 10:00 pm - A Perfect Balance
A look into the lives of local dancers.