Stay on top of the upcoming election with live coverage of the 2012 Republican Convention from PBS, celebrate an inspiring pioneer, Juila Child, on the anniversary of her 100th birthday, and support fiery dialogue in your community with a donation to FRACK YOU!.
Highlights: PBS Convention Coverage: A NewsHour Special Report - Republican Convention 2012, #cookforJulia, FRACK YOU!, two events with our Education department, and two new shows, History of Science and TED Radio Hour
Join the PBS NewsHour on WSKG TV for live coverage from the 2012 Republican Convention from August 27th through August 30th starting at 8:00pm. Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage from the PBS Skybox, and NewsHour Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan will extend the coverage online via the NewsHour's interactive digital map center and "NewsHour All Hours" - a 24-hour livestream on multiple channels that offers viewers an "all-access pass" to the conventions. more info
Celebrate Julia Child's 100th birthday! Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows and taught a generation of food lovers that cooking can be easy and enjoyable. Tune in to WSKG TV and our Create Channel for special marathons of her shows, share a tribute to Julia with PBS Food, and cook a recipe in her honor! Be sure to check out this YouTube playlist that captures her humor and infectious positivity from her late night appearances on Letterman to special interviews to fun moments throughout her career. more info
It's Super Why! library time! Join the WSKG Education team for a wonder-ific Super Why! Library Time at the Ulysses Philomathic Public Library in Trumansburg, New York from 10:00am to 12:00pm on August 1st. Enjoy a variety of Super Why!-themed activities, a screening of the show and, of course, books galore to explore!
"You may have bought the farm, but not the bling,” says a character in FRACK YOU!, a filmed play written by Laura Cunningham. FRACK YOU! acts as an icebreaker, presenting both sides of the issue in a way that generates laughter and provides a common ground for people to start a dialogue about fracking. Support dialogue in your community!
What’s out there? Where did we come from? What are we made of? What’s the secret of life? Can we have unlimited power? Who are we? History of Science tells the thrilling story of how science has shaped our lives. Tune in on Sundays at 8:00pm starting August 5th on WSKG TV.
There is no greater opening to possibility than the birth of an idea, created out of inspired imagination and spread far and wide at the speed of light. It is with total delight that we announce the TED Radio Hour. Tune in Thursdays at 1:00pm and 7:00pm starting August 2nd on WSKG Radio.
Spend your August with Buddy the T-Rex! On August 12th, join the WSKG Education team at the Cayuga Nature Center from 10:00am to 1:00pm for a Nature Trackers event. Take part in hands-on activities, collecting, tracking, nature walks, Dinosaur Train screenings and more. And don't miss Big Big Dinosaur Week! From August 13th through August 17th at 9:30am and 2:00pm on WSKG TV, Buddy and his friends will explore the largest of the dinosaur species from different time periods.
Scott Hollis, host of Jazz in Silhouette for the last 12 years, departed WSKG at the end of July. As of August 3rd, listen for a new Friday night lineup. At 9:00pm, Jazzset with Dee Dee Bridgewater will feature concert performances from today’s jazz luminaries. At 10:00pm, a 13-week series, Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by Jon Weber will begin. At 11:00pm, Jazz Profiles will celebrate the lives and careers of jazz legends.
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