Tue, 06/11/2013 - 8:00pm

Historian Bettany Hughes (THE SPARTANS) travels across the eastern Mediterranean on an epic journey to find out the truth about Helen of Troy, known as “the face that launched a thousand ships.” Helen has been blamed for causing the Trojan War, a conflict that resulted in countless deaths. During her voyage in Helen’s wake, Hughes sorts the reality from the myths told about Helen. She travels from the city where it is said Helen was born — Sparta in the mountains of Greece — to the archaeological site in modern Turkey that will be forever linked with the war fought in Helen’s name: Troy.

Super Why!
Mon, 06/10/2013 - 9:00am
Mon, 06/10/2013 - 2:00pm
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:00am
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:00pm
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:00am
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 2:00pm

With a breakthrough interactive approach to reading education, classic fairytales with an innovative preschool twist and colorful and empowering young heroes, SUPER WHY is the only preschool property created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures. The standout, imagination-stimulating series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red with Word Power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power, Super Why with the Power to Read and Super YOU with the Power to Help. Together, they are the "Super Readers"! The Super Readers jump into books (literally) to find answers to everyday preschool challenges and embark on exciting adventures, where they play interactive reading games to overcome obstacles and save the day. In every fantastical episode of Super WHY!, young viewers dive directly into a pop-up story to experience a brightly-illustrated children's tale brought to magical life.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 11:00am

When Bill Moyers sat across from Joseph Campbell a quarter-century ago to begin a series of conversations that would continue over two summers, neither of them could anticipate the extraordinary impact of their collaboration. When JOSEPH CAMPBELL AND THE POWER OF MYTH WITH BILL MOYERS was originally broadcast on PBS, it fired the imagination and intellect of millions. Now updated, the series is a vibrant collection of exceptional insights by a great storyteller, teacher and lecturer. In lively, expansive dialogues, the two men discuss how myths are clues to the spiritual core of human nature and open vistas into the human experience across the ages, revealing our innermost dreams and aspirations for self-fulfillment, social collaboration and the possibility of transcendence.

America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 2:20pm

Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best Spicy Pork Tacos on the grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite grilling tools in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Chris Kimball how to make perfect Jerk Chicken at home. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite mortar and pestle.

Join us for an America's Test Kitchen marathon, starting with Great Italian Pasta Sauces at 1:00pm and Asian Takeout Favorites at 1:40pm.

America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 1:40pm

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick among blenders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Thai-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken and Broccolini right at home.

America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 1:00pm

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all’Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:00pm

On May 20, 2013, a ferocious F5 tornado more than a mile wide tore through Moore, Oklahoma, causing 24 deaths and obliterating entire neighborhoods. It was the third time an exceptionally violent tornado had struck the city in 14 years. Yet predicting when and where such killer storms will hit still poses a huge challenge. Why was 2011 — the worst ever recorded tornado season that left 158 dead in Joplin, Missouri —followed by the quietest ever year of activity prior to the Moore disaster? Can improved radar and warning technology explain why fewer died in Moore than in Joplin? And will tornadoes get worse as Earth's climate heats up? In this NOVA special, meet scientists in the front ranks of the quest to understand extreme weather events. Also meet storm survivors whose lives have been upended, and learn how we can protect ourselves and our communities for the uncertain future.

Great Performances
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 8:00pm

Recorded on September 15th, beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli performs a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert. Joining Bocelli on stage on this memorable night are Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster. Sopranos Ana María Martínez and Pretty Yende, violinist Nicola Benedetti, bass baritone Bryn Terfel and flutist Andrea Griminelli are also part of the spectacular evening, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director.

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:00pm

Steven L. Nanni is a fast-rising world class bel canto tenor who displays an extraordinary voice in opera, oratorio and song literature.  Steven recently debuted as Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote in Washington, D.C.

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 9:00pm

Anastasia Rizikov was born in Toronto, Canada. She is a remarkably talented 12-year-old pianist.  Anastasia studies with an award-winning piano teacher Maia Spis, who has a Masters in Music Education from Ukraine and currently teaches at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto.

Anastasia came to WSKG studios in September 2011 performing in front of a live studio audience.

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