Last Days of Vietnam

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese close in on Saigon, the US Government remains in congressional gridlock. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American soldiers and diplomats take it upon themselves to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM recounts the closing hours of this bitter conflict. Tuesday, March 22. 7:00 pm

Encore: Faces of Alaska – Martin Buser

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team. Alaska Public Media's Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing in FACES OF ALASKA. Wednesday, March 9. 10:30 pm

The next steps for DOC

Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system. Listen Now:

Emergency preparedness in Alaska

On this week's Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the state.

Downton Abbey Marathon Starts Oct. 31

Are you ready for the new season of the most popular drama on PBS? Exactly. We thought it would be fun to provide a unique opportunity to watch the entire series again. We will start our Downton Abbey Marathon Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Anchorage Mayors Predict the Next 100 Years

Former Anchorage mayors Dan Sullivan, Rick Mystrom, Tom Fink, Tony Knowles and Jack Roderick reminisce about their time in city government and share their predictions for Anchorage's next 100 years.

Shakespeare Uncovered: Season 2 Continues

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on Alaska Public Media. Like the first series, the second installment of Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, and Christopher Plummer – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Healing the Warrior’s Heart

Healing the Warrior's Heart examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegrate into society.

EARTH A New Wild – Our Special Relationships

EARTH A New Wild takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems.

FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company’s Liberia rubber plantation, and diplomatic cables and court documents, the investigation reveals how Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war

February 2015 TV Highlights: The Italian Americans

Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to today, with Tony Bennett, David Chase, John Turturro, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Gay Talese and more in February’s special series on Alaska Public Media, The Italian Americans.

Shakespeare Uncovered – Season Two

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 8:00 pm and continuing the following two successive Fridays. Episode one showcases Midsummer Night's Dream starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.

Nature: Dogs That Changed the World

This is the epic story of one of the most amazing evolutionary journeys ever taken by a species. Thousands of years ago, as humans began to settle in villages, the wolf emerged from the wild and made the startling leap to “man’s best friend.”

NOVA: Rise of the Drones

Drones. These unmanned flying robots — some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds — do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense and kill has remained secret.

Billy Joel Honored with Gershwin Prize

This music special honors singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The evening will include performances by Joel, as well as Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, John Mellencamp and LeAnn Rimes, with a special performance by Kevin Spacey — as well as a dance ensemble performance from Twyla Tharp’s “Movin’ Out.”

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

Always one of “our favorite things,” PBS continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of guest conductor Zubin Mehta, and featuring everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.

Front Row and Center – New Season

Front Row and Center returns for a new season with the series' eclectic signature of industry veterans mixed with a new generation of chart-toppers. The lineup of 10 episodes includes an Oscar-nominated rock band, guitar legends and, for the first time, country hit-makers. It will follow Austin City Limits on Saturday nights at 11:00 beginning January 3.

January 2015 Television Highlights: Downton Returns

Downton Abbey, the most popular program on PBS, returns for its 5th Season Sunday, January 4 at 8;00 pm on Alaska Public Media. This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate is the highest-rated drama in PBS history.

Debate for the State: Miller, Treadwell Face Off

Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell discussed foreign affairs, health policy, transportation, climate change, gun control, Social Security and how they wanted to help Alaska in the US Senate during a one-hour Debate for the State on Wednesday night.

Rivals Question Sullivan’s Absence From Debate

Republican Senate candidates Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell debated each other and an empty chair on Wednesday at Alaska Public Media's Debate for the State.