Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week.

UNC-TV and WFAE team up for a timely discussion concerning the confederate monuments. Are they history, heritage or a harmful reminder of something more unfortunate? Join the conversation on an all-new Focus On – Wednesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Former NOVA ScienceNow host and award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Tar Heel State for an entertaining evening of science talk. Join Dr. Tyson the DPAC Thursday nightif you can get tickets. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he relates the ancestral stories of an eclectic array of celebrities, authors, politicians and other luminaries on a new season of Finding Your Roots – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Disappointing news for Benedict Cumberbatch: his latest TV program, The Child In Time, aired in Britain recently and the reviews have not been overly glowing.

Explore stories from every genre of art created, performed and displayed in the Old North State and beyond. Don’t miss the debut of Muse – Thursday at 8pm on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Now that Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War has debuted, UNC-TV is presenting a variety of programs designed to highlight facets of the country, the war and veterans’ concerns. Tune in tonight at 11 for an impromptu non-scripted motorcycle adventure from Saigon to Hanoi on Motorbiking Vietnam. Friday night, we’re presenting three shows about veterans beginning at 9pm – North Carolina Stories of Service: Porter Halyburton, Discussions of War: Jacksonville and On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam.

Monty Python’s John Cleese talks about comedy, death, political correctness and more in an interview with language that is most definitely NSFW.

Join former employees, family members and historians as they chronicle our state’s once great airline. Don’t miss Speedbird: The History of Piedmont Airlines – Thursday at 9 on the North Carolina Channel. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Hear the little-known story of the only US bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Frontline presents Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest cinematic offering recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s new film, The Current War. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone National Park where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and other wildlife survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. Don’t miss the three-part series The Great Yellowstone Thaw – beginning Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-EX.

If you’ve been missing the drama, the actor who voices Kermit the Frog was fired and there’s been a war of the words in the press (for the record, no one at PBS has fired any Muppet!). See what Brian Henson (the late Jim Henson’s son) has to say on the matter. Continue reading

Just Happy To Be Nominated

Last Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. And even though Downton Abbey is nought but a memory, PBS programs still received 11 nominations. Masterpiece reaped the lion’s share of those nominations thanks to Victoria and Sherlock but here’s a list of all the PBS nominations…

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Oklahoma City”
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

AMERICAN MASTERS
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Outstanding Structured Reality Program

SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE: THE LYING DETECTIVE
Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Travel the globe with photographer Joel Satore and discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of animal species at risk of extinction. Don’t miss the premiere of a new three-part series – Rare: Creatures Of The Photo Ark – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

The name of the New Doctor has been announced! Jodie Whittaker will assume the role of the venerable Time Lord when Peter Capaldi steps down this Christmas.

Examine our rich musical heritage through interviews, music and live studio concerts, including memorable performances by Doc Watson, Beausoleil, Jean Ritchie and more. Relive a UNC-TV classic as the Great American Music Company continues with back-to-back episodes – Tuesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

Benedict Cumberbatch joined a who’s who of Marvel Cinematic Universe actors at the D23 Expo in Anaheim late last week. Continue reading