Sounds Familiar

“Yeah, remarkable bird the Norwegian Blue, beautiful plumage, innit?” – Shopkeeper (Michael Palin), MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS (“Dead Parrot Sketch”)

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Monday Montage

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Meet the Ohio sharpshooter who won fame and fortune in a man’s world for never missing a shot. Tune in as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE profiles ANNIE OAKLEY – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

What great news! Pennsylvania plans a day of kindness to honor the late Fred Rogers. May 23 will be 1-4-3 Day, named in honor of Mr. Rogers’ favorite number. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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NATURE presents an incredible live event that celebrates the season of rebirth. Don’t miss the spectacular a three-night AMERICAN SPRING LIVE – beginning tonight at 8 on UNC-TV.

Ian McKellen gave a free show to an audience of 80somethings. Sir Ian, an octogenarian himself, performed the one-off free solo show at the Norwich Playhouse for 80 people aged 80 and their guests. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Discover one man’s obsession with preserving the past as we meet Dr. Robert Hart, a country doctor turned preservationist. Step back in time to visit his creation on the 1840 CAROLINA VILLAGE, a three-part UNC-TV classic series – beginning Wednesday night at 10 on the North Carolina Channel.

Jenna Coleman discusses leaving the role of the Queen on VICTORIA – and who she’d like to replace her as an older monarch. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Experience the aftermath of the Civil War – a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time. For African Americans, despite their hard-won freedom, support for their social, economic and political gains did not last. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

SHERLOCK’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are set to reunite in Sam Mendes’ World War One film 1917.

Jeff Smith sits down with General Lusk of the NC National Guard to look at how hurricanes, training missions, and the loss of a guardsmen shaped 2018. Don’t miss a special presentation of SITUATION REPORT – Wednesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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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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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