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An American Experience
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:00pm
courtesy of newseum

Watch preview clips HERE.

During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

Documentary about the Egyptian National Soccer Team and Its American Coach, Bob Bradley
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:00pm
yanksarecoming.com

See a preview of the film HERE.

American Pharoah goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley. The film by Egyptian filmmaker Hossam Aboul-Magd follows the team’s efforts to qualify for soccer’s ultimate event for the first time in more than 20 years. In production for more than two years, the film sets the soccer team’s challenge to succeed against the backdrop of the incredible turmoil in Egypt today.

Artist Café

"Painterly Realism" is a term Ithaca artist Brian Keeler uses to describe his work.

See his Artis Cafe Episode Here.

Masterpiece Mystery!
Sun, 06/22/2014 - 9:00pm

With the tables turned, Will battles for justice by fair means and foul. But can a brilliant attorney save his own skin?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:00pm

On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis — but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. This program uncovers 2,000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. Digging deep, the program unearths some of the most extraordinary stories of the darkest part of the city.

Midsomer Murders
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 8:00pm

The revival of a traditional festival at Midsomer Parva ends in tragedy when the curate is burned alive inside a straw effigy of a woman. Then his gay lover, Rev Jim Hale (Jonathan Hackett) dies too, a victim of apparent spontaneous combustion, in front of a severed pig's head on the altar. Amid rumors of witchcraft, some villagers blame Manor owner and orgy host Alan Clifford (Keith Barron), who has a secret of his own.

Let's Polka!
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 6:30pm

Each half-hour episode of Let's Polka! is full of bona fide polka fun hosted by Bill Flynn. Tap your toes to the polka beat or dance along in your living room with our live studio audience. Plus, you'll get to know the music and musicians as each episode contains an interview with Bill Flynn and the leader of the band! The week we welcome back the Joe Weber Band!

Craft In America
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:00pm

“Industry” explores the business of the handmade, going into workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. The program highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today’s creative economy.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:00pm

Review the biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the father of American landscape architecture, was co-designer of Central Park, head of the first Yosemite commission, leader of the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designer of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, site planner for the Great White City of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, planner of Boston’s “Emerald Necklace” of green space and of park systems in many other cities. Olmsted’s pioneering design of the public parks and parkway systems in Buffalo, New York, is the oldest coordinated system in America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. His efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. Stockard Channing narrates; Campbell Scott provides the voice of Olmsted.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 8:00pm

DIANA VS THE QUEEN charts the troubled relationship between Elizabeth, Queen of England and Diana, Queen of Hearts; one remote and pragmatic, the other emotional and insecure. This revealing documentary charts the two women's relationship from its very beginnings, through the royal wedding to Diana's emergence as a global superstar. The story ends in the final showdown over Diana's funeral.

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