WSKG HD

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:00pm

GHOSTS ON THE UNDERGROUND is an unconventional journey through the oldest public transport system in the world, seen from a chillingly unfamiliar perspective. One billion people a year descend deep below London into the tunnels of the underground, without a second thought for the huge number of graves, church crypts and plague pits that tube construction has disrupted over the years, nor about the accidental deaths that have occurred on the network. Viewers will hear stories of encounters with "passengers" on empty trains resting in holding tunnels, "people" on platforms that have been closed down for years, figures appearing on CCTV cameras in closed-down stations in twilight hours, encounters from trackwalkers who patrol miles of pitch black tunnels alone each night, and photos that even experts and science cannot explain.

Raw to Ready
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:00pm

The highway truck — a modern workhorse, a heavy hauler vital to commerce — carries an 80,000-pound payload and must operate in every condition from sub-zero cold to triple-digit heat. To survive, it must be strong, durable and fuel-efficient, like the Mack Pinnacle, an engineering achievement made possible by platinum, petroleum, copper, manganese and polyurethane.

NOVA
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 9:00pm

Cold. For centuries we’ve fought it, shunned it and huddled against it. Cold has always been the enemy of life, but now it may hold the key to a new generation of science and technology that will improve our lives. David Pogue explores the frontiers of cold science, from saving the lives of severe trauma patients and cooling a warming planet to ultracold physics, where bizarre new properties of matter are the norm and the basis of new technologies like levitating trains and quantum computers. In this brave new world, cold isn’t to be avoided. Cold is the new hot.

American Experience
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:00pm

On Sunday, October 30, 1938, the night before Halloween, millions of Americans gathered around their radios and heard a news bulletin about strange explosions on Mars, followed by other reports that led them to believe an alien invasion was in progress. Relive the thrill of Orson Welles’ infamous radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, 75 years after it set off one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. The film examines the elements that made America ripe for the hoax: America’s longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937; and Welles himself, the 23-year-old wunderkind director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.

Curious George
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:00am
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 8:00am

It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the “Legend of No Noggin” – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. But first, George needs to figure out what he’s going to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the town Boo Festival and give the prize to the Man with the Yellow Hat. Will George be able to put together the perfect costume and find out the truth about No Noggin? Only the curious will find out!

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 9:00pm

Maestro Jose-Luis Novo leads the Binghamton Philharmonic in "Triumphant Celebration," a concert recorded October 5 at the Anderson Center for the Arts on the Binghamton University campus. The program includes:

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger Prelude

SAINT-SAENS: Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in a, op. 33
JULIAN SCHWARZ, CELLO

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:00pm

Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton’s medical role. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen. And Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 10/27/2013 - 9:00pm

Moray forges ahead with his plans to buy up the other shops on the street, reluctantly taking on a partner, while Katherine meddles with his efforts in an attempt to get his attention. Some light is shed on Jonas’ mysterious past and Denise learns a lesson when her latest idea doesn’t go as planned.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 8:00pm

Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower of London has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveals some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 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'll feature print maker Tallmadge Doyle, "musical pieces into paintings", a Faberge Egg exhibit, and Healing Art from a cancer survivor.

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