Like generations before them, Tilghman Island's watermen get up every morning and head out to wrest a living from the Chesapeake Bay; "it's in their blood." But increasingly they find it a challenge to make a living. As the Bay's bounty declines, regulation increases, and the cost of operating a workboat escalates, watermen turn to other livelihoods and their wives find office jobs to supplement their family's income and provide health benefits. Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition picks up the watermen's story where it left off in Growing up on Tilghman, the previous film produced by the Tilghman Watermen's Museum. How do they deal with all the changes? How do they adapt? What do they see as the future for this true watermen's community? What remains clear through all of their words, however, is the generosity, ingenuity, and beauty that distinguish this special community.
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:00pm
Not so long ago, Tilghman's Island was a community with few amenities and no fences - where children roamed freely, neighbors took care of each other, and families bonded together to wrest a living from the bountiful but challenging Chesapeake Bay. It was a community that valued hard work, ingenuity, good humor, and the beauty and power of the natural world.
Produced by the Tilghman Island Museum, Growing up on Tilghman takes a fond look at the history of this unique Chesapeake waterman's community. Filled with beautiful footage of the Bay and archival images from years gone by, Growing Up on Tilghman also introduces viewers to 11 unforgettable residents as they recall their unique heritage and discuss the challenges of sharing it with future generations.
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Virginia’s capital city, where host Mark L. Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal-era materials at the Wilton House Museum. Highlights include a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6,000 and $8,000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937, found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business and valued at $65,000.
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 5:30pm
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. This episode features the Chihuly exhibit at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, Rapid Strokes artist Dan Dunn, the Guggenheim and light sculptor J. Turrell and national comic strip artist from Binghamton, Mason Mastroianni.
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:00pm
The magic of Christmas has long been lost on Marcus and, when his party plans force the other kids to go on strike, he must make alternative arrangements. Meanwhile, 'tis not the season to be jolly if you're Portis. The agent's thoughts turn to revenge after he finds out about Tim and Caitlin having feelings for one another.
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:00pm
A barman from the "Maid in Splendour" pub is shot dead as he walks near a ruined cottage in the woods. Barnaby and Scott discover a clash of cultures at the pub, between locals and new money, and between charming old landlord Michael Bannerman (William Gaunt) and his bullish son Stephen. But when Stephen, too, is murdered, past passions become as important as current enemies.
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:30pm
The stakes are high when a client asks for a signature architectural design. All sorts of challenges stand in the way, from budget issues to site constraints to construction logistics. It’s the great buildings, interiors, and landscapes that not only meet these challenges but exceed expectations. This week: the Barnes Foundation in philadelphia, PA, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, NC, and the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Journey through the tall-tale life of participatory journalist George Plimpton: The Paris Review co-founder, amateur sportsman and actor. The film shares his experiences using Plimpton’s own narration, interviews and previously unseen material.