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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
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.
Tue @ 7:00 pm - Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Chefs Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Aaron Sanchez learn about their family histories. Colicchio's includes an ancestor who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring family members to the U.S.; Tsai's roots stretch back more 2000 years.
Tue @ 8:00 pm - Makers
A look at the growing participation of American women in war. Included: former U.S. Army captain Linda Bray, who is the first woman to lead troops into battle; Valerie Plame Wilson, who served as a high-level spy.
Tue @ 9:00 pm - Frontline
A look at the situation in Iraq; and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. The report chronicles the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the present; and features remarks from policymakers and military leaders.
Tue @ 10:00 pm - Getting Away Together
A vacation in Oceanside, Cal.
Tue @ 10:30 pm - Rick Steves' Europe
The Venice, Italy, tour concludes. Included: art treasures; hidden wonders.