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2014 Running: State House & State Senate

Anne Hillman (left) and Ellen Lockyer (right) host legislative candidates for the 2014 edition of Running. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

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: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Great Performances: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

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

Frontline: Losing Iraq

Frontline: Losing Iraq

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 Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

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: The Trouble with Antibiotics

Frontline: The Trouble with Antibiotics

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: Bully

Independent Lens: Bully

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

Media Coverage and Female Athletes

Media Coverage and Female Athletes

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.

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      Fri @ 7:00 pm - Washington Week With Gwen Ifill

      Topics include the battle for the Senate; and public dissatisfaction with Washington gridlock.

      Fri @ 7:30 pm - Alaska Edition

      Fri @ 8:00 pm - Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room

      Michael Feinstein performs at the famed Rainbow Room restaurant-nightclub in New York, where he's joined by Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson, Jessica Sanchez, the Manzari Brothers and June Squibb.

      Fri @ 9:00 pm - Art in the Twenty-First Century

      Elliott Hundley, Arlene Shechet and Trevor Paglen are featured. Hundley creates collages that both reveal and hide their meanings; Shechet's ceramic work obscures its nature behind surface effects; and Paglen documents the American surveillance state.

      Fri @ 10:00 pm - Makers

      Women in the business world. Included: Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, who's the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company; Wall Street powerhouse Sallie Krawcheck; radio-TV personality Cathy Hughes.

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