Monday Montage

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

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe. Tune in as NOVA presents BLACK HOLE APOCALYPSE – Wednesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Speaking of astrophysicists … former NOVA SCIENCENOW host Neil deGrasse Tyson is apparently Stephen Colbert’s most frequent if not favorite guest. And why not? Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

The renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates the holidays with the world’s leading tenor, Rolando Villazon. Tune in for seasonal favorites and more on CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

John Cleese lent a hand at a UK event to benefit homeless charities by reading the attendees a bedtime story. Very cool. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

UNC-TV and WFAE team up for a timely discussion concerning the confederate monuments. Are they history, heritage or a harmful reminder of something more unfortunate? Join the conversation on an all-new Focus On – Wednesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Former NOVA ScienceNow host and award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Tar Heel State for an entertaining evening of science talk. Join Dr. Tyson the DPAC Thursday nightif you can get tickets. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Explore the misrepresentations of notorious author Edgar Allan Poe and reveal how he tapped into what it means to be human in a modern and sometimes frightening world. Tune in as American Masters profiles Edgar Allan Poe – Tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Tavis Smiley is mounting a stage adaptation of Death of a King, his book which focuses on the final years of Martin Luther King Jr.

Cap off Halloween with a chilling tale of ancient curses and lycanthropic terror in the Louisiana swamps. The Golden Age of Radio is brought to life on Werewolf of the Bayou – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

It sounds like Kenneth Branagh’s moustache in Murder on the Orient Express might be worthy of a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Continue reading

Over The Moon

NOVA ScienceNow‘s Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the world’s most famous astrophysicists and all he wanted was someone to read Goodnight Moon to him. So guess who stepped up? Reading Rainbow‘s LeVar Burton. The result? One mega-cool team-up that rivals the Mister Rogers-Bill Nye rendezvous from a few weeks back.

Monday Montage

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

Explore the remarkable, two-year, 25,000-mile attempt to retrace Marco Polo’s legendary trek from Venice, Italy to China. Tune in and travel In the Footsteps of Marco Polo – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

Doctor Who fans may already know that David Tennant is voicing Scrooge McDuck on the Disney remake of Ducktales. But did you know Tennant will soon be joined by former companion Catherine Tate? Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Hear the little-known story of the only US bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Frontline presents Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest cinematic offering recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s new film, The Current War. Continue reading