Monday Montage

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

Experience one Rust Belt city’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy as FRONTLINE and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio. Don’t miss LEFT BEHIND AMERICA – Tuesday at 10 on UNC-TV.

What do Taylor Swift and Sir Ian McKellen (Vicious) have in common? Both will star in the upcoming cinematic adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The film is set for a December 2019 release date. Continue reading

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Frontline On Line

Last week, FRONTLINE pre-empted its regular schedule to re-broadcast its show on John McCain in honor of the late Senator. Last minute program substitutions like this are rare but they do occur in special circumstances like this. As such, it’s difficult to promote a schedule change of this immediacy. So, if you missed the timely broadcast of McCAIN, you can watch the program online at the FRONTLINE web site. ICYMI, as it were.

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

Once again, PBS rakes in a slew of award nominations. This time, it’s the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards where the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored the Public Broadcasting Service with 44 nominations, the most earned by any organization. In addition, NATAS is recognizing Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Director of NOVA, for her many years of science broadcasting excellence with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here’s the full list of PBS nominations:

 

THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE

Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

 

FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

NYTimes correspondent Thomas Erdbrink shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. Join FRONTLINE for OUR MAN IN TEHRAN – a two-night event, beginning tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Not only is there going to be a DOWNTON ABBEY film but you could win a trip to the set! You have to go to the Big Apple to make it happen. But still… not a bad get. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Uncover the hidden past of the Southern California region through documents, photos and archives that give a new perspective on the creation of modern-day Los Angeles. Tune in for the premiere of LOST LA – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

David Tennant’s next project appears to be an animated series called Gen:LOCK. The DOCTOR WHO star will voice a scientist in charge of giant robots during a global war. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Discover the many sides of a baseball legend as AMERICAN MASTERS profiles TED WILLIAMS – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

According to recently-released files, Penelope Keith, Derek Jacobi and the Two Ronnies were just a few of the people who were personae non gratae at No. 10 Downing Street during the Thatcher administration. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was once seen as Myanmar’s hope. More recently, she’s accused of standing by as the country’s military waged a brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Now, FRONTLINE shines new light on the effort to kill and expel the Rohingya people from Myanmar — an effort that has been described by the United Nations as having the “hallmarks of genocide.” Investigate Myanmar’s Killing Fields – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

First it was a cult comedy cinema classic … then it was a Broadway musical … and now it’s going to be a movie again! Regardless, Monty Python fans can rejoice as Eric Idle plans to turn Spamalot into a motion picture. Continue reading