Monday Montage

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Best known for her science fiction and Earthsea fantasy series, celebrated author Ursula K. Le Guin has written 21 novels, 12 children’s books, six volumes of poetry and much more. Explore the remarkable life and legacy of this prolific and versatile writer as AMERICAN MASTERS reveals the WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Michael Palin (Around the World in 80 Days) is set to undergo heart surgery in September. The Monty Python member informed fans about the upcoming procedure on his website in a post titled “The Machine that Goes ‘Ping!’” Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

Explore the early days of the space race as we relive the breathtaking failures and successes in the quest to reach the lunar surface. Tune in as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents CHASING THE MOON – a new three-night event, beginning tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Great news for fans of DOWNTON ABBEY in the Tar Heel State! The Downton Abbey Exhibition is coming to Biltmore Estate this fall! Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Relive the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE looks back at the STONEWALL UPRISING – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Bob Ross has been a pop culture icon for decades but did you know he’s now being shown in a museum? Chicago’s DePaul Art Museum has several of the late artist’s works in a new exhibition titled New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival. Continue reading

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

O Mister, Where Art Thou?

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Fred Rogers’ historic and legendary appearance before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to challenge proposed cuts for public broadcasting. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself. If you have seen it, please take a few minutes to renew your connection to this amazing man and what may possibly be the only real and valuable moment on Capitol Hill in the past five decades.

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