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Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 10/13/2013 - 10:00pm

Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 10/13/2013 - 9:00pm

When a baby is found in the Ladieswear department, everyone at The Paradise becomes caught up in the commotion. The secrets of more than one employee are revealed, and emotions run high as reactions to the infant differ. Denise is faced with a situation that forces her to use all her cunning and take a bold step.

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 8:00pm

Celia reacts badly to John’s revelation that Caroline is gay. When she and Alan have dinner with Caroline and Kate, she’s very rude to Kate. Alan feels crushed after this, and tells Gillian that it’s over between him and Celia. Back in Harrogate, a livid Caroline gives Celia a dressing down. Celia duly apologizes to Kate and begs her not to leave Caroline. The next day Celia is shocked to learn that Alan's had a heart attack. She stays by his bedside, telling him that their wedding plans are back on now she’s made things right with Caroline. Against the odds, Alan regains consciousness.

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 5:30pm

WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more.  This week we feature sculptor Mike Rivamonte, yarn artist Jo Hamilton, 'Hairspray' the concert version, and landscape painter Arnold Alaniz.

Great Performances
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 9:00pm

Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king. The French ambassador (Jérémie Covillault) brings a challenge from the French dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers, including Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Paterson Joseph), Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The Chorus (John Hurt) tells of England’s preparations for war, and Henry’s army sails for France. After Exeter’s diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king (Lambert Wilson), Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry’s claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt. Henry and his meager forces prove victorious against all odds.

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:00pm

Examine a new frontier that could reshape education — the importance of breaking out of the classroom and connecting students to the wider world. This approach encourages young people to learn from what they care about most. As one expert puts it, school should not just be preparation for life — but “life itself.” Featuring some of the nation’s most forward-thinking educators, the program chronicles powerful stories that show that young people, when given the opportunity to participate in solving real problems and pursuing projects important to them, will excel.

Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 8:00pm

A behind-the-scenes look at how EARTHFLIGHT was made, including the extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Microlights, paragliders, drones and camera-carrying birds and much more helped along the way.

Frontline
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 9:30pm

The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football’s connection to long-term brain injuries. In a special two-hour investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from their forthcoming book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth (Crown Archetype, October 2013). What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What’s the truth about the risks to players? What can be done? The FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, and other devastating consequences for some of football’s all-time greats.

POV
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:00pm

Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team. Welcome to I.S. 318. “Brooklyn Castle” tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives — and on the chessboard — and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about anticipation of their victories. By Katie Dellamaggiore.

Genealogy Roadshow
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 9:00pm

Bay Area drama unfolds at San Francisco’s Old Mint as the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team reveals stories tying citizens to the 1906 earthquake, notorious gangsters, war heroes and two brutal murders. A woman who suspects family ties to the Gold Rush learns that a 19th-century workplace murder claimed the life of an ancestor. An Irish-American woman discovers how a devastating earthquake brought her grandparents together. One family’s ancestry mirrors American history, with familial ties to both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. A Chinese-American woman finds out the truth about her family’s ties to Chinatown gangster “Big Jim” Chin, and family heirlooms connect a man to the sole survivor of the 1860 Wiyot Massacre.

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