Monday Montage

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

Meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. Tune in as INDEPENDENT LENS presents WRESTLE – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Victoria is taking a bit of a break after the season three so the writers can decide where to take the show next.

From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, FRONTLINE investigates how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Supreme Court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts. Go inside the no-holds-barred war for SUPREME REVENGE – Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

Congrats to Rita Moreno (The Electric Company) – she just became the first Latina to achieve PEGOT status.

Join Irish chef Neven Maguire as he travels around the Emerald Isle meeting interesting food producers, chefs and craftspeople. Follow NEVEN’S IRISH FOOD TRAILS – premiering Wednesday night at 9:30 on the Explorer Channel.

A new do? Check out Helen Mirren’s pink hair at the Cannes Film Festival.

Live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol, Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack host the 30th anniversary broadcast of America’s national night of remembrance. Tune in for THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – Sunday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

And John Barrowman (Doctor Whotaught David Tennant (Doctor Who) how to floss (the dance move, not the teeth cleaning thingie) – and it apparently did not go well.

Now let’s meet the birthday celebrants of the week…

May 20

Jenny Funnell (As Time Goes By) is 56

Emma Williams (Bleak House) turns 36

Owen Teale (Island at War) has his 58th

May 21

Jacqueline Tong (Upstairs Downstairs) is 68

Fergus Drysdale (Lark Rise to Candleford) turns 20

Trevor Cooper (Star Cops) has his 66th

May 22

Tom Chambers (Father Brown) is 42

Heida Reed (Poldark) marks 31 years

Cheryl Campbell (Breathless) celebrates 70

May 23

Beverly Leech (Mathnet) hits 60

May 24

Kristin Scott Thomas (Body & Soul) turns 59

Jim Broadbent (Any Human Heart) celebrates 70

Fiona Walker (Jude the Obscure) is 75

Naomi Ryan (Mr. Selfridge) marks 42 years

Rob Edwards (By the Sword Divided) turns 70

Jo Joyner (EastEnders) is 42

May 25

Ian McKellen (Vicious) celebrates 80

Frank Oz (Sesame Street) has his 75th

Daragh O’Malley (Sharpe) turns 65

Cathryn Harrison (The Choir) hits 60

David Burke (Adventures of  Sherlock Holmes) is 85

Lauren Crace (Mr. Selfridge) marks 33 years

Cillian Murphy (The Way We Live Now) is 43

May 26

Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) turns 41

Patsy Palmer (EastEnders) has her 47th

Helena Bonham Carter (Henry VIII) celebrates 53

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Good Work, Mr. Peabody!

Earlier this month, winners of the 78th Annual Peabody Awards were announced. Unsurprisingly, PBS programs were winners in several categories. The Peabody Awards honor the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media. Congratulations to all the deserving Peabody recipients!

Here are the PBS Peabody winners…

 

Documentary Winners

AMERICAN MASTERS “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart”  (Co-produced by ITVS)

FRONTLINE “The Facebook Dilemma”

INDEPENDENT LENS “Dolores”

INDEPENDENT LENS “The Judge” (Co-produced by ITVS)

THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

POV “Minding the Gap” (Co-produced by ITVS)

POV “The Apology”

 

News Winners

FRONTLINE “Separated: Children at the Border”

PBS NewsHour “The Plastic Problem”

 

Radio/Podcast Finalist

PBS NewsHour “Kept Out”

Monday Montage

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

Meet a generation of young people in China who have come of age online, where virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections. Tune in as INDEPENDENT LENS examines the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael (Lady Mary and Lady Edith, respectively) were reunited during London Fashion Week. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Visit the world of Hale County, Alabama and get a richly detailed glimpse at life in America’s Black Belt. INDEPENDENT LENS presents the Academy Award-nominated HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

The perennial kids’ favorite SESAME STREET turns fifty this year. Go behind the scenes of this groundbreaking program. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Climb into Elvis’ 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip that traces the rise and fall of a rock legend as a metaphor for the country he left behind. Travel with THE KING on INDEPENDENT LENS – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Actor Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall) has a lot to say about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

FRONTLINE investigates the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners. Don’t miss COAL’S DEADLY DUST – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Monty Python’s Spamalot? Not so fast – it appear’s the Sherlock actor’s commitments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe prevents that possibility. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

After a Texas minister sets himself on fire to protest the virulent racism of his community, friends and neighbors search for an explanation. INDEPENDENT LENS presents MAN ON FIRE – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

The 30th annual Palm Springs Film Festival opens on January 3rd with Kenneth Branagh’s new film All Is True. Branagh stars as William Shakespeare and Judi Dench is his wife Anne. Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton. Continue reading