The Story of Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told

A celebration of 50 years of small-screen historical costume drama — the genre that has brought bans in America and complaints from the Royal Family while creating massive stars in some of the most memorable and best-loved series ever broadcast on PBS — this is a wide-ranging special, covering love and war, birth and death, the rich and the poor. KAKM: Tuesday, March 13 @ 10:00 pm

Day in Our Bay

The Day in Our Bay project began with a contest that put video cameras in the hands of BBNC shareholders living in the Bristol Bay region and challenged them to document what was most important and meaningful to them about the people , places, and cultures of their communities. All footage was shot in one day: October 15, 2011. KAKM: Monday, March 12 @ 10:00 pm

Big Band Vocalists

This special looks back at the “crooners” and “canaries” of the 1940s, featuring the greatest vocalists of the period when they started their careers performing with orchestras and dance bands. Among the legendary artists and timeless hits included in the rare, vintage footage are Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forest with the Harry James Orchestra, Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting, Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many more favorites from the World War II era. Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host. KAKM: Sunday, March 11 @ 10:00pm

Aleut Story, Soundcheck: Pamyua & Object Runway

Enjoy a night of Alaska-oriented programming with Aleut Story, followed by KAKM Mini Docs Soundcheck Pamyua and Object Runway. KAKM: Saturday, March 10 Aleut Story @ 6:00 pm Soundcheck: Pamyua @ 8:00 pm Object Runway @ 8:45 pm

Object Runway

If you missed this sold out event, prepare to sit front row for the craziest fashion show that only Alaskans could envision. Our cameras were allowed behind the curtains to capture some of the excitement and nerves backstage. KAKM: Saturday, March 10 @ 8:45 pm

Soundcheck: Pamyua

Filmed at Tap Root in Anchorage, this is a live concert interview with a band that is known for their dancing as much as their musical performance. We also sat down with the band for an interview about thier Yup'ik roots. KAKM: Saturday, March 10 @ 8:00 pm

Il Volo Takes Flight

Italian heartthrobs Il Volo, comprised of the three “Teenage Tenors” Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship since their May 2011 debut in America on TV shows including “American Idol,” “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and “Entourage.” Already certified platinum in their homeland of Italy and several other countries, they have captured the hearts of Americans of all ages. Il Volo, meaning “flight,” soars in this premiere television special for public television, filmed at Detroit’s famed Opera House on October 27, 2011. KAKM: Thursday, March 8 @ 8:00 pm

Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled

Best-selling author and beloved teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: five steps to living from your “highest self” and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American “New Thought” philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life, showing viewers how to create new and astonishing thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits. KAKM: Wednesday, March 7 @ 7:00 pm

Cast Alaska & Hockey: More Than a Game

Cast Alaska: A fishing adventure Alaska-style. Follow angler Dave Holsman as he takes you on an unrelenting pursuit of the ultimate catch . . a 30" Rainbow Trout. KAKM: Monday, March 5 @ 7:00 p.m. Hockey: More Than a Game Exploring hockey history and culture, this entertaining and passionate documentary offers an insightful, intimate look at the game described as “Canada’s gift to the world.” KAKM: Monday, March 5 @ 8:30pm

Great Performances: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at the Royal Albert Hall

To mark the 25th anniversary year of The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented the musical in a lavish, fully staged production in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of the Royal Albert Hall. Audiences were invited to join the celebration, which was broadcast to theatres around the world. KAKM: Sunday, March 4 @ 7:00 p.m.

Purely Alaskan: Iditarod History

Purely Alaskan: Iditarod History takes you through the history of the world’s most popular sled dog race. From the evolution of mushing technology and sled dog breeds, to profiles of the event’s defining figures, this new documentary offers a glimpse into every aspect of the race. Featuring many interviews with past and present mushers, race veterinarians, and organizers. KAKM: Saturday, March 3 @ 8:00 p.m.

Great Performances: Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk — A Celebration of New Orleans Blues

Versatile British actor Hugh Laurie, an American favorite for his role in the hit TV series “House,” showcases his musical side in an atmospheric special filmed in New Orleans. Defying simple categorization, Laurie finds his greatest satisfaction and inspiration from the mixture of blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. “Let Them Talk” is his personal journey into the heart and soul of that music. KAKM: Friday, March 2 @ 9:30pm

U.S. Health Care: The Good News

One small community in the Colorado oil patch near the Utah border delivers the highest value-for-the-money health care in the United States, and they cover nearly everyone in town in the process. How do they do it? Could other communities do it, too? Correspondent T.R. Reid interviews health policy experts at the Dartmouth Institute before heading to Colorado and other places in the U.S. where doctors and hospitals are working hard to provide excellent health care at reasonable cost, and sometimes to nearly everyone in town. KAKM: Thursday, March 1 @ 8:00pm

NOVA: Japan’s Killer Quake

The March 11, 2011, earthquake in Japan was the world’s fourth-largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan. The seismic shock wave released more than 4,000 times the energy of the largest nuclear test ever conducted; it shifted the earth’s axis by six inches and shortened the day by a few millionths of a second. KAKM: Wednesday, Feb. 29 @ 8:00pm

American Experience: The Amish

THE AMISH answers many questions Americans have about this insistently insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused for more than a century. With unprecedented access, built on patience and hard-won trust, the film is the first to penetrate deeply and explore this attention-averse group. KAKM: Tuesday, Feb. 28 @ 7:00pm

In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues

President and Mrs. Obama host a celebration of the blues from the East Room of the White House. Performers include Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb' Mo.' KAKM: Monday, Feb. 27 @ 8:00pm

Great Performances: Memphis

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, “Memphis” turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ, named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. KAKM: Friday, 2/24 at 10:30pm

Nature: Ocean Giants

Whales and dolphins remain a constant source of fascination. But how much do we really know about them? Whales and dolphins, known as cetaceans, may appear to be totally alien to us — but with their mental ability, group communication and the recent discovery that dolphins have individual names, they are closer to us than we ever imagined. This series provides new insights into the lives of whales and dolphins in a visually powerful, engaging and entertaining format. Two of the world’s top underwater cameramen — Doug Allan (“Planet Earth”’s polar specialist) and Didier Noirot (Cousteau’s front-line cameraman) — film breathtaking encounters. Teams of intrepid scientists equipped with the latest technology are making extraordinary breakthroughs in their understanding of these intelligent life forms — breakthroughs that may safeguard their survival. KAKM: Wednesday, Feb. 22 "Giant Lives" @ 7:00pm "Deep Thinkers" @ 8:00pm "Voices of the Sea" @ 9:00pm

American Experience: Clinton: Parts 1 & 2

From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In CLINTON, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage. Part 1 - KAKM: Monday, Feb. 20 @ 8:00pm Part 2 - KAKM: Tuesday, Feb 21 @ 7:00pm

Downton Abbey: Season 2: Part 7

In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. KAKM: Sunday, Feb. 19 @ 8:00pm