A state capitol that Thomas Jefferson designed to resemble a Roman temple, the home of Henry Ford’s first assembly line, the first indoor regional shopping mall, an airport with a swooping concrete roof that seems to float on air — these are among the buildings surveyed in this cross-country journey to 10 influential works of American architecture. Meet the daring architects who imagined them and learn the shocking, funny and even sad stories of how they came to be. They changed the way we live, work, worship, learn, shop and play. Geoffrey Baer hosts.
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 8:00pm
On Cynthia’s district rounds, she administers daily insulin to a man who consistently belittles his wife, Annie. A visit from Annie’s son and support from Cynthia help Annie gain confidence and start to change her life. Jenny witnesses persecution of a different kind when she looks after a black mother-to-be who is subjected to racial prejudice from neighbors. Funded by the success of the Summer Fete, Nonnatus House takes ownership of a scooter to help with rounds. Fred teaches the midwives to ride — with amusing and unforeseen results. Everyone is thrilled when Chummy and Peter return from Sierra Leone with a surprise.
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 5:30pm
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:00pm
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. This week we feature Painter Michael Birawer, Hair & Wig Designer Tom Watson, Playwright Eve Ensler, and a War/Photography Museum Exhibit.
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 1:00pm
Martha Stewart, Emmy® Award-winning TV host, author and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, conducts a culinary master class for American home cooks each week. In it's second season, in each 30-minute episode, Martha demonstrates classic cooking techniques and basics. Using her signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process, she illustrates the building blocks of recipes everyone should know. Each episode will feature Martha’s tips and tricks, inspiring and educating home cooks everywhere.
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 10:00pm
At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, modern dance pioneer Paul Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent dances, as well as his classics. Recorded during the Taylor Company’s 2012 performances at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents two of Taylor’s enduring masterworks: Brandenburgs, first performed in 1988 to music from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos #3 and #6; and his 2008 ballet Beloved Renegade, set to Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” and inspired by the life and work of poet Walt Whitman.
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 9:00pm
Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season. Enjoy dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road and visits to Shimabukuro’s native Hawai’i, where he has risen from local hero to international star.
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:30pm
Fiona Bruce and the team set up camp for another busy day as thousands of visitors bring their own treasures to the forecourt of the British Museum in London. It’s a timely visit as Fiona reflects on the recent A History of the World project. Meanwhile the experts are kept busy with an intriguing array of objects including a pair of wooden pillars from HMS Victory thought to have witnessed the Battle of Trafalgar, a dandy’s outfit from the early 18th century, and we meet an 8 year old boy whose personal collection includes an MBE.