Monday Montage

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

Peter, Paul and Mary. Artlo Guthrie. The Weavers. Pete Seeger. Giants of folk music, one and all. Join them and relive a 2003 Carnegie Hall concert featuring performances from these artists and more on Folk Legends: Isn’t This A Time – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Tom Hiddleston (Wallander, The Hollow Crown) is set to take on Shakespeare’s most iconic role on the London stage. Kenneth Branagh (Wallander, Fortunes Of War) will direct Hiddleston in a RADA fundraiser of Hamlet.

Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pepin, a man who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons. Don’t miss Jacques Pepin on American Masters – Wednesday night at 9 on the Explorer Channel.

Sesame Street is adding a new Muppet designed to tell stories about blended families. Continue reading

Worth The Wait

Fans of perennial UNC-TV how-to fixture Jacques Pépin may be interested to know that the celebrity chef was a guest on the most recent edition of NPR’s current events quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.

Pépin joined host Peter Sagal and panelists Luke Burbank, Neko Case and Roy Blount, Jr. for the program’s Not My Job segment on the December 12 show.

You can listen to the full program online or catch the Pépin’s segment at the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me website.