This television special celebrates the annual Lighting of the National Christmas Tree. The program marks the beginning of the holiday season across the country.
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00pm
After a horse whisperer disappears in Newton Magna, Barnaby comes face to face with a long-standing adversary, ex-con Melvyn Stockard, who claims to be a reformed man only concerned with his daughter’s impending marriage. But when one of the wedding party is found dead in a local well, all suspicions are aimed towards Stockard. Barnaby’s discovery of an extramarital affair, however, points to a different pair of killers with a vengeful motive.
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:00pm
Paris The Luminous Years, explores this unique moment in Paris from 1905 to 1930, decisive years for our contemporary culture, when an international group including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Vaslav Nijinsky and Aaron Copland, among numerous others, revolutionized the direction of the modern arts.
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 8:00pm
It's a familiar but mysterious creature in woods and neighborhoods all across America. Its infamous weapon is one of the most awful scents in all of nature. Now, intrepid researchers and cameramen track skunks day and night across California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, even Martha's Vineyard, uncovering how they hunt, forage, mate and raise amazingly cute babies - all the things they're up to when they're not spraying the local dog. And yes, the remarkable secrets of that stink will be revealed!
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:00pm
LENNONYC is the story of one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century and how he found redemption not in the public adoration he craved as a youth, but in the quiet and simple pleasures of fatherhood. It is also a New York immigrant’s tale. Lennon came to New York City in 1971 seeking what every other immigrant has sought: freedom — the freedom to be himself and not “Beatle John,” the freedom to live a normal life.
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW caps its sojourn in Baltimore, Maryland, at Geppi's Entertainment Museum, where appraiser Phil Weiss gives host Mark L. Walberg a collector's eye view of comic strip art. At the Baltimore Convention Center, ROADSHOW draws a wide array of objects, including a magnificent bench crafted by master woodworker George Nakashima; a unique two-sided painting by B.J.O. Nordfelt; and a rare violin made in 1798 by renowned French violinmaker Nicolas Lupot, accompanied by a bow crafted in the style of Dominique Peccatte, one of the most influential bow makers in history. Together, violin and bow make beautiful music, to the tune of $140,000 and $20,000 respectively.
WSKG Original Documentary
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 9:00pm
Long before names like Gates and Iacocca made headlines, Thomas Watson, Sr. was famous for the company he ran and the money he made. Strangely, however, no major filmed biography of the life and legacy of Thomas Watson has ever been produced. Why? The answer lays in the powerful and often impenetrable corporate culture that Watson himself created. For decades after his death, IBM cautiously guarded the files and personal correspondence of the man who built the empire. Only recently have the corporate archives of IBM been unsealed, revealing a richly layered story of a man's life and of America's rocky journey into the Information Age.
Watson is a two-hour documentary, produced by Emmy Award-winning writer and filmmaker Brian Frey.
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
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.