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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.

NOVA: Surviving Ebola

NOVA: Surviving Ebola

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.

TV Highlights: October 2014

TV Highlights: October 2014

Alaska Public Media’s October Schedules

Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America

A PBS series exploring the lives of important women in careers including comedy, Hollywood, space, war, business, and politics throughout the decades. The show will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the triumphs, struggles, and contributions of these women and how their influences have shaped the different career fields for future women.

Episodes will air:

Tuesday September 30 at 8:00
Tuesday October 7 at 8:00
Tuesday October 14 at 8:00
Tuesday October 21 at 8:00

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      Mon @ 7:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow

      Part 2 of 3 in Jacksonville features a Babyland Rag topsy-turvy doll, circa 1905; a diamond Art Deco bracelet watch; and Robert E. Lee's map of critical battle areas around Richmond. Also: a visit to the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum.

      Mon @ 8:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow

      Part 1 of 3 in Atlantic City features a Walt Whitman memoir inscribed by the poet; a bronze-and-marble statue by French sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse (1824-87); and an oil painting by 19th-century artist Cornelius Krieghoff.

      Mon @ 9:00 pm - Independent Lens

      "Twin Sisters" tells the story of Mia and Alexandra, identical twins from China who were adopted as infants by different families—one from Norway and the other from Sacramento.

      Mon @ 10:00 pm - Jammin' at Hippie Jack's

      Beth Nielsen Chapman performs.

      Mon @ 10:30 pm - America: From the Ground Up

      Archaeological sites related to the Revolutionary War (1775-83) are excavated. Included: Quebec; Lake Champlain shipwrecks; and the forts of the Great Lakes.

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