In this special presentation from the United Kingdom’s groundbreaking archaeology series, TIME TEAM takes viewers on an expedition to Jamestown, where a British company’s commercial enterprise planted the seeds of the United States. There have been nearly a million finds from the site’s trenches, but this special is far more than just an excavation. The team retrieves piles of perfectly preserved 17th-century pieces, traces the names and life stories of the early American pioneers and learns why a third of them died within months of arrival. The colonists at Jamestown went looking for gold and silver. Instead, they found fertile soil, tough conditions and the beginnings of the world’s most powerful nation. Then, Britain’s most famous archaeologists discover what secrets lie buried beneath several of the world’s most famous English residences. TIME TEAM tears into the queen’s gardens in an unprecedented opportunity to unearth the secrets of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, where the royal finds include the foundation of a 14th-century building where Edward III honored the legendary Arthurian knights.
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:00pm
Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Yet his reputation rests on only a handful of pictures – including the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.
Fiona Bruce attempts to uncover the story of this enigmatic genius. She begins her journey in Leonardo's birthplace, the small town of Vinci in Tuscany, and follows in his footsteps to Florence, where he was apprenticed to the master painter Verrocchio.
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 5:30pm
Thu, 03/21/2013 - 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 local photographer A.D. Wheeler, nationally known singer/songwriter Bobby Vee, hip hop dancer Amy Sacket and plywood artist David Knopp.
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 9:00pm
In 1986, the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS special. Now, two and a half decades later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in Greenwich Village, this joyous yet deeply moving live concert is being re-broadcast. PETER, PAUL & MARY 25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT features songs that became, for many, the soundtrack of their generation. In an era in which folk music became America’s messenger of hope, Peter, Paul & Mary sounded a call to conscience that, to this day, remains an enduring part of our national quest for equity and justice. Songs include such timeless classics as “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:00pm
This is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legends — all original performers singing their greatest jammin’ hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, Earl Young’s Trammps, the Emotions and the Manhattans.
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 8:00pm
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:00pm
To mark the 25th anniversary year of The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented the musical in a lavish, fully staged production in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of the Royal Albert Hall. Audiences were invited to join the celebration, which was broadcast to theatres around the world. Stars Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine were joined by Barry James as Monsieur Firmin, Gareth Snook as Monsieur André, Liz Robertson as Madame Giry and Wynne Evans as Piangi, together with a cast and orchestra of more than 200 including special guest appearances. The Phantom of the Operafirst opened in 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre and is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra. The show has been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries, played to more than 130 million people and won more than 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tonys and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas, and Kyoto. In 2006, it became Broadway’s longest-running show ever.
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 8:00pm
Best-selling author and beloved teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: five steps to living from your “highest self” and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American “New Thought” philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life, showing viewers how to create new and astonishing thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:30pm
Directed and produced by four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Brown, LEGENDS OF FOLK: THE VILLAGE SCENE celebrates the folk movement in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, featuring rare and stunning performances by Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and more, along with contemporary interviews and segments.
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 8:00pm
Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry? The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 8:00pm
This MY MUSIC special travels to London and around the UK to the places where the British Beat was born. The program features a mix of rare archival full-length performance films mixed with live performances from the Zombies, Wayne Fontana, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many more — including sets from Chad and Jeremy, and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. Petula Clark hosts.