This 1985 Ken Burns film explores the creation and history of the remarkable Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument — from its conception to its fascinating and often controversial construction to its final dedication — and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans, including former New York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Nominated for both the Academy Award ® and the Emmy Award ®, the film received the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle and the Christopher Award.
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:00pm
Watch a dramatic account of the plight of undocumented foreigners at the Frambois detention center in Geneva, Switzerland, and of the wardens who struggle to reconcile humane values with the harsh realities of a strict deportation system. The 25 featured inmates are among the thousands of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants imprisoned without charge or trial and facing deportation to their native countries, where they fear repression or even death. The film, made in Switzerland, is a heart-wrenching exposé of the contradictions between the country’s compassionate social policies and the intractability of its immigration laws. By Fernand Melgar.
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 8:00pm
It’s been 15 years since ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visited Milwaukee. Ever wonder what some of the items appraised back then are worth now? Watch updates on items such as a Tiffany lamp, which was appraised at $8,000-$15,000 in 1998 and is now valued between $20,000 and $30,000!
Great Performances at The Met
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 9:00pm
Elīna Garanča, star of the Great Performances at the Met broadcasts of Carmen and La Cenerentola, appears in the trouser role of Sesto in the Met’s rare revival of Mozart’s opera of ancient Rome, La Clemenza di Tito.
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham hosts the telecast and conducts backstage interviews with the stars.
Sun, 06/30/2013 - 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 art philanthropists John and Dominique De Menil, painter Luke Hillestad, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and artist Gunilla Klingberg.
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 5:30pm
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 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 a Van Gogh art exhibit, Zarkana show by Cirque du Soleil, photographer Larry Lederman's Magnificent Trees, and tapigami artist Danny Scheible.
Sun, 06/16/2013 - 5:30pm
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 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 underwater photographer Rhea Pappas, Artist Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass, Downton Abbey Co-author Carol Wallace, and painter Tim Collom.
Sun, 06/30/2013 - 9:00pm
Lewis and Hathaway are called in to examine the brutal death of a chemistry professor recently released from prison. There may be a connection to the discovery of a murdered Oxford student reported lost for 15 years. As more casualties and suspects emerge, Lewis considers his future on the force. Edward Fox (Ghandi, “Foyle’s War”) guest stars.
Sun, 06/30/2013 - 8:00pm
Hampton Court is the ultimate royal pleasure palace — embodying the indulgent and grandiose kingship built by Cardinal Wolsey and developed by Henry VIII. Through its rooms, chart King Henry VIII’s decline from fit young warrior to bloated womanizer and recall the vivid stories of the ladies who became his queens. Learn how William and Mary demolished half of the Tudor palace to replace it with an exquisite baroque structure, making Hampton Court one of the most unusual palaces in the world. Go beneath the brick and stone of this true pleasure palace and now thriving tourist location to uncover an abundance of art and stories that bring Hampton Court alive.