WSKG HD

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:00pm
Kevin Estrada

This concert special starring Carole King and James Taylor was filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club 40-some years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits, such as King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:00pm
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Burns explores the other side of the writer — an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors.

Check out the program's interactive website here.

British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:30pm
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Fiona Bruce and the experts visit Charlecote Park near Stratford-upon-Avon to discover more family treasures. Amongst the  objects on view are an exquisite and highly valuable collection of gold boxes, a royal gift given in exceptional circumstances and, bizarrely, a toilet roll from the Abbey Road studios which the Beatles made a complaint about. 

My Wild Affair
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:30pm

What are the differences between human society and the ways of wild animals? Perhaps it’s a question best explored when these two realms intersect. My Wild Affair does just that in three distinct acts.

 

In the first act, we are introduced to Daphne Sheldrik and the baby elephant Aisha, who has lost her mother. Despite Daphne's passion to save the orphaned elephant calf, she fails. Yet she succeeds in the long term. Her experiences with Aisha give her the knowledge to save over a hundred orphaned elephant calves over the years.

 

The second act tells the story of the relationship between Chantek the orangutan and academic researcher Lyn Miles, who teaches American sign language to Chantek

 

The third and final act deals with a Mike Condy, his brother and two sisters and his parents experience when they adopted an orphaned black rhino calf as a pet. Eventually it became impractical and even dangerous for them to have such a large and aggressive animal as a household pet. But the Condy family’s story becomes a springboard for us to learn much about rhino conservation efforts underway today.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:00pm
James Omara

This concert special starring Carole King and James Taylor was filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club 40-some years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits, such as King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.

Nature
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 8:00pm

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush to winter. With their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, these snow monkeys are ready to face the world.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:00pm

Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:00pm

Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. Follow the camera crews into the grand estates and intimate cottages of the Roosevelts. Visit the studio as Burns records the voices of the stars who read the diaries, letters and contemporary accounts of this noteworthy family. And see clips from the monumental series that traces more than a century of life with, as Burns calls them, “the most influential family in American history.”
Click here for additional information about THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

My Music
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:30pm
The Mamas and the Papas

From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances — no plate spinners or dancing elephants — that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:00pm

Celebrate Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen, who wrote high-flying songs for his legendary pals: “Swinging on a Star” and “Moonlight Becomes You” for Bing Crosby and “Come Fly With Me” for Frank Sinatra, plus ”Call Me Irresponsible,” “The Tender Trap,” ”All the Way,” “High Hopes,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and many more. The program includes interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, John Pizzarelli and others, along with archival film and television clips of his timeless songs.

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