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Frontline
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:00pm

FRONTLINE marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination with a two-hour reprise of its investigative biography of the man at the center of the political crime of the 20th century. At the heart of the assassination lies the puzzle of Lee Harvey Oswald: Was he the emotionally disturbed lone gunman of the 1964 Warren Commission report? Was he, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, probably part of a conspiracy on that day in Dallas? Or was he an unwitting fall guy, the patsy, as Oswald himself claimed when he was arrested on November 22, 1963? Twenty years ago, in the most comprehensive attempt on American television to penetrate this enduring enigma, FRONTLINE’s investigative team spent more than a year re-examining Oswald’s life and sifting through the psychological, political and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination. Traveling to Japan, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and across the United States, the team uncovered new witnesses, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings of Lee Oswald, many of which had never before been made public.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 9:00pm

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier — not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The internet of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. It also connected him to the country in new ways, as information poured in, and allowed him to feel the pulse of the country faster than before. The results of Lincoln’s pioneering experiment in communication led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg … both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War and in the few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address. David Strathairn (Lincoln) narrates.

Independent Lens
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:00pm

“Indian Relay” documents the hope and determination of modern-day Native-American life and what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horse racing. From the bitter cold of winter to the heat of summer championship races, the film follows teams from three different tribes as they compete across a grueling season.

Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:00pm

Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. In this special episode, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires and more. A French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is appraised for $3,000 to $5,000. Other highlights include a New Orleans Chess Table that held strong through Hurricane Katrina and hotel stationary — bearing the names of three of the four Beatles — that escaped a fiery end.

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 10:00pm

The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all. Mary, Sybil and Robert each confront a moment of truth. Anna and Bates know a moment of happiness.

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 9:00pm

Trouble brews at The Paradise as the big day approaches. When a corpse is found in the river, word spreads that it is the body of Burroughs — and suspicion is quickly cast upon Jonas. Meanwhile, Moray cannot deny his love for Denise and plans to call off the wedding. But will he be able to follow through if it means losing The Paradise?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 8:00pm

From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond — no police institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way as Scotland Yard. The name has become synonymous with London’s police force, but actually comes from the location of the original police headquarters building. Its officers and “Bobbies” are often seen as protectors of the Royal Family and British officials, but Scotland Yard is most often associated with police detectives. Some contemporary sleuths reveal the secrets of what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and the program uncovers some grim and grisly details of detectives who have gone before.

Artist Café
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 5:30pm
Joanne Barthelmes

WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more.  This week: Sculptor, Dominique Martinez, Rural Landscape Painters, Reclaimed Woodworkers, and local visual artist Joanne Barthelmes.

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 3:30pm

This season of the Emmy®-winning JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE transports viewers to exotic destinations, including Japan’s little-visited Ogasawara islands and the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Closer to home, Joseph samples the California-style pleasures in Los Cabos, Mexico and enters a brave new world of travel in Nicaragua, a country recovered from civil war and ready to thrill visitors with its natural wonders. The series also highlights Asian locales, including Hong Kong and Tokyo, and returns to Europe to cast the spotlight on Switzerland’s Matterhorn and adventures along the border between Germany and Poland.

Great Performances
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 9:00pm

Still “doin’ fine” after 60 years, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark American musical Oklahoma! is reborn in this film version of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning production. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, it set box office records during its run in London, and again on Broadway, with critics and audiences alike captivated by its fresh new take on a venerable classic. The magic of the original London cast was captured in this deluxe film adaptation, which includes a sensational, star-making performance by X-Man Hugh Jackman as Curly. Also featured are original cast members Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller and Tony-winner Shuler Hensley as the menacing yet hauntingly sympathetic Jud Fry.

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