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LNG project faces economic headwinds; lawmakers consider easing use of anti-opioid drug; state reassures Moda members; fish and game commission flush with funds; APD identifies victims; filing for Anchorage Assembly starts; beloved writer to be honored in Homer; AK Juneau artist; 49 Voices, Altharia Fields-Roberts.
The month of February is highlighted by special campaign coverage by PBS NEWSHOUR including: Reports on the Iowa caucuses. Monday, February 1. 10:00 p.m. Reports on the New Hampshire primary. Tuesday, February 9. 10:00 p.m. Democratic presidential debate. Thursday, February 11. 5:00 p.m.
Live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the DNC-sanctioned debate, the first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Thursday, January 11. 5:00 p.m.
Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life. At the best of times, fewer than half of these leggy 35-pounders survive their first year. This stunningly intimate film NATURE - MOOSE-LIFE OF A TWIG EATER - attempts to find out why. Wednesday, February 10. 7:00 p.m.
Joined by The New York Times, FRONTLINE investigates fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad. Tuesday, February 9. 9:00 p.m.
Explore James Garfield’s unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president in this episode of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Tuesday, February 2. 8:00 p.m.
Meet one of America’s great directors (The Graduate, Angels in America), who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career, from comedy duo Nichols and May to Charlie Wilson’s War. See new interviews with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and more. Friday, January 29. 8:00 p.m.
Go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century. The struggle over the power that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War, and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone. Tuesday, January 26. 8:00 p.m.
As climate change alters the timing of the ice pack, their life cycle is disrupted—or so the theory goes. To test it, NOVA travels on the Polarstern, a state-of-the-art research vessel, to a place rarely, if ever, visited before: the vast ice pack that grows around Antarctica in the winter months, a frigid seasonal continent twice the size of the U.S. The Polarstern fights its way through the pack to establish camps on the ice, from which scientists dive beneath the surface in search of the ice caves in which juvenile krill shelter during the winter. Wednesday, January 20. 8:00 p.m.
Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo, Neil Young and more pay tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Nelson’s lyrics give voice to America’s heartland and his music pushes genre boundaries. Friday, January 15. 8:00 p.m.
Thursday nights are not going to be the same on Alaska Public Media. We are featuring the best of PBS, American Public Television and our new partner, Acorn Television. Starting on January 14 we will bring you some of your favorites: Grantchester (7:00 p.m.) and Poldark (9:00 p.m.) And repeating our new series, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (8:00 p.m.) You won't want to miss Thursday nights on Alaska Public Media.
Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars in POLDARK as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain. Thursday nights at 9 starting January 14.
Drawing heavily on This Republic of Suffering, historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book, DEATH and THE CIVIL WAR explores a critical but largely overlooked aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications of the war’s staggering and unprecedented death toll. Tuesday, January 12. 8:00 p.m.
One of the dangers tied to drug abuse is the risk of transmitting disease through sharing needles. Dirty needles are a common vehicle for HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and other serious infections. A proven solution is providing access to clean needles and a safe place to dispose of dirty ones. A local doctor wants to start Homer’s first syringe exchange program.Download Audio
AK Supreme Court rejects set net initiative; wage increase kicks in; Homer doctor wants syringe exchange program; Arctic air warming, but North Pole not turning to slush; Alaskans win video contest; hello baby James Falsey; Haines loves coloring books; another restaurant empire growing in Juneau.
Kodiak ordered to comply with records request; students develop survival packs; new health center opens in Sutton; third person charged in ANC murders; NCAA hits UAF: skiers want OK to ski on roads; halfway house helps with treatments; NORAD tracking Santa; Juneau gets lit up. Download Audio
January starts with the final season of DOWNTON ABBEY. This award-winning hit drama returns for a sixth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history. We also are premiering a new series in January - MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES.