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Midsomer Murders
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 8:00pm

Episodes #714 – "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
Barnaby looks forward, with reservations, to entertaining his in-laws for Christmas. Meanwhile, exactly nine years after the suicide of Ferdy Villiers, his family and their guests arrive at the somewhat dilapidated Villiers home to celebrate the festive season. However, not everyone present is imbued with the holiday spirit and the already rather tense atmosphere begins to disintegrate even further when it becomes apparent that someone in the household is all too aware that certain family members have dark secrets to hide. When what initially appears to have been an accident is revealed to be murder, Barnaby and Scott discover that they must first unravel what really happened in the past in order to resolve the present.

Let's Polka!
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 6:30pm
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The Polka Quads, from Steeltown PA, came to WSKG studios in spring 2014. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy this lively band!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:00pm

America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, composer John Williams will debut a special arrangement for orchestra and chorus of the “Star Spangled Banner” with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.

History Detectives Special Investigations
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:00pm

It was one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history. Officially, the death toll was 1,500. Unofficially, the count may have been far higher. When it mysteriously exploded on April 27, 1865, the Mississippi steamboat SS Sultana was packed with Union soldiers. The war had ended that month; at every stop more and more men clamored to board the homeward-bound ship, which blew up mid-river. However, the story of the sinking quickly vanished from the papers. What really sank the Sultana? Was it Confederate sabotage? Securing the original investigative report and its archives allows the team to forensically examine and scientifically test theories of the boilers’ failure. The team also researches the stories of a Confederate agent and spy who burned Union ships on the Mississippi and was an expert in using “coal torpedoes” and a former Union inspector’s deathbed revelation.

Time Scanners
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:00pm

With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this series reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.

The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids — the tombs of the mighty pharaohs — to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum’s collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the famous Great Pyramid at Giza.

POV
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:00pm

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. Winner, Audience Award, 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:00pm

Back in 1999, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW dropped in on Columbus, Ohio. Since then, some of the originally appraised items have soared in value, but others have sunk. Highlights include a trio of Albert Cheuret art deco clocks; a Marx “Roy Rogers” play set; and a historical collection, once owned by our nation’s first postmaster general, including a Thomas Jefferson letter previously valued at $100,000, now valued for $300,000-$350,000.

Vicious
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:30pm

VICIOUS tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”), their young, upstairs neighbor.

In Episode One, Freddie and Stuart host a wake to mark the passing of a dear friend. Joined by their small circle of elderly friends, the couple manages to create a splendidly awkward evening of meager food and liberal insults. Joining them is Freddie and Stuart’s young neighbor Ash, whose sexuality is a point of interest. Ash spends the evening trying to be a good guest while fending off the advances of Freddie and Stuart’s predatory best friend, Violet.

 

Masterpiece Mystery!
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:00pm

Four months after DC Endeavour Morse’s brush with death, he returns to duty with Oxford City Police and is reunited with DI Fred Thursday. Morse’s first case involves a John Doe who plummets to his death in what appears to be a routine suicide. When Morse discovers the man’s mysterious final message, he begins to consider seemingly unrelated cases, causing Thursday to worry that Morse’s wounds may have been more in mind than body.

Last Tango in Halifax
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:00pm
Courtesy of Ben Blackall © Anthony and Cleopatra Series Ltd.

The BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?

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