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.
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.
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 8:00pm
John Covelli is Conductor Laureate of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and founding Conductor of the Belleayre Festival Orchestra. Currently he is Music Director and Conductor of The International Repertory Orchestra, Music Director of A Company for Chamber Opera, Artistic Director of Kaleidoscope Concert Productions and serves on the Advisory Board of Goodwill Theatre, Inc., while fulfilling engagements as guest conductor, solo pianist, master teacher and chamber player.
John came to WSKG studios in June 2011 performing in front of a live studio audience.
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 8:00pm
Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a carefully studied herd of elephants in Africa.In 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers who cared for and studied this amazing herd.
Southern Tier Memory Store
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 9:30pm
A series of remembrances of extraordinary events and everyday life in the Southern Tier of New York featuring: Elmira's Eldridge Park, once called "the playground of the Southern Tier"; Lackawanna Railroad Trains on the Ithaca-Owego line that negotiated the hills via an unusual double switchback; more than 1,000 people paddling home-made rafts 11 miles down the Susquehanna River in the Owego to Nichols raft race; and Rothschild's department store in Ithaca.
Southern Tier Memory Store
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 8:00pm
Offering a nostalgic look at the Southern Tier of New York's landmarks and institutions and how they have changed or simply "are no more." Included in program #1 are the Triplets baseball team, the Lackawanna Train Station, Ithaca's Mutt Dog Parade of the 1930s, the Triple Cities-area Pig Stand restaurants and WNBF-TV (the original Channel 12).
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 9:30pm
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 8:00pm
Roger Hodgson is the voice of Supertramp. Co-founding the band in 1969, he was the lead singer and writer of nearly all their hits throughout the band's heyday in the seventies and early eighties. Since leaving Supertramp in 1983 he has had a series of critically acclaimed and successful solo albums and come through a major accident in the late eighties that threatened his entire career. This program is the first live release from either Roger or Supertramp, was filmed in Montreal and catches Roger Hodgson at his very best.