WSKG Original Documentary
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 7:00pm

For over 50 years, George F. Johnson had worked to build one of the largest and most successful manufacturing organizations in United States history, The Endicott Johnson Shoe Corporation. EJ Shoes, as it was known, was a mammoth operation, employing over 20,000 people, across nearly two dozen plants, in and around Binghamton, New York. Johnson's company produced more than 52 million pairs of shoes a year, nearly 30% of the shoes made in America at the time. But more importantly, EJ Shoes had become to many a shining example of how a company and its workers could transform the way American industry operated.

Johnson, a documentary film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Brian Frey, tells the incredible story of George F. Johnson, one of the most successful and progressive industrialists in American history. Johnson chronicles the life and legacy of this uneducated shoemaker from New England, the community he built, and the night America turned it's eyes to the town that made shoes.

That Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Wed, 11/21/2012 - 9:00am
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 9:00am

Sure to be a holiday favorite for the entire family for years to come, this adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas.  On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home. 

The one-hour special premieres on Wednesday, November 21 on PBS KIDS, with encore presentations throughout Thanksgiving weekend and in December

Celtic Woman
Fri, 11/23/2012 - 9:30pm

The international Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, is renowned for singing inspirational melodies and heartwarming songs that stir fans of all ages and cultures. This PBS TV special concert, aptly titled Songs from the Heart, was filmed in HD in the lush Irish country setting of the majestic Powerscourt House & Gardens. Under a dramatic evening summer sky with the backdrop of the historic estate and musical support of a 27 member film orchestra, 20 member Discovery Gospel choir, 12 member Aontas Choir, 10 member Extreme Rhythm Drummers and an 11 piece Bag Pipe ensemble performing rooftop, the radiant Celtic Woman uplifted their adoring audience with Songs from the Heart. Musical Director David Downes has created a completely new program of repertoire for TV, DVD and CD that showcases the beauty and ethereal presence of vocalists, Chloë, Lisa, Lynn, and Alex along with the energetic inventiveness of Celtic violinist Máiréad within a setting of cinematic proportions that was transformed for the first-time-ever into a concert stage. Celtic Woman categorically defined a distinct genre by putting a modern twist on the Celtic sound. Songs from the Heart is a true celebration of Ireland and the pure essence of Celtic Woman.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 8:00pm

No one could have guessed on October 8, 1985 when Les Misérables opened in London at the Barbican Theatre that it would become a worldwide phenomenon. But audiences embraced it from the start, creating a “people’s musical” that has played in 42 countries and been seen by nearly 60 million people. In 2010, the legendary musical celebrated its 25th birthday and to mark the occasion, producer Cameron Mackintosh staged an extraordinary concert at the O2 Arena in London.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:30pm

On November 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing three nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to see legendary bluesman Muddy Waters perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining him on stage. Later, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Lefty Dizz also played their part. Luckily, this amazing blues night was captured on camera and has now been restored from the original footage, with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain.

My Music
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 8:00pm

The popular My Music series is back this summer with MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era. Patti Page and Nick Clooney return to co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault with fellow co-hosts Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and the Lawrence Welk Show’s Mary Lou Metzger. Featuring Frankie Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters, and archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 9:30pm

Relish this Christmas celebration with singers Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Orla Fallon and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt, filmed in Dublin's prestigious Helix Centre, where the Celtic Woman phenomenon began. The special includes such popular classics as "White Christmas," "Carol of the Bells," "Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night" and "Let it Snow" and features original pieces: "Green the Whole Year Round," a fiddle solo called "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Christmas Pipes."

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 8:00pm

Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry? The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 8:00pm

This brand new, high definition program takes viewers into the heat and heart of the Blenko glassworks to see how the beautiful, all-handmade, glassware is created. Each piece is unique and so are the artisans and members of the Blenko family who continue this proud, 100 year tradition.

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 10:00pm

Influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen performs at London's 02 Arena during his 2008 UK tour. The program features definitive renditions of classic songs drawn from Cohen's 40-year repertoire.

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