The Circumstance Of Pomp

Just to reiterate – we are carrying the ROYAL WEDDING tomorrow morning. It will be a live event and the festivities begin at 4am EST on the Explorer Channel (UNC-EX). The wedding itself doesn’t start until later but there is a lot of prep work, arrivals, history, context and ceremony to cover. Also, since the ROYAL WEDDING is a live event (and this is the type of thing that makes us in broadcasting go crazy) even though it is currently scheduled to conclude around 9am, it could run over that time! That means if you are recording, please add extra time to your DVR or VCR or whatever device you are using. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

Go behind the headlines for the history, ceremony and traditions shaping the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle. A bevy of experts and commentators join Meredith Viera and Matt Baker for ROYAL WEDDING WATCH – beginning tonight at 10 on the Explorer Channel and continuing all week long. It all leads up to the Big Event on Saturday, which will be carried live on UNC-EX starting at 4am EST.

Rumors that director Terry Gilliam suffered a stroke may be just that. The Monty Python alum posted a message on his Twitter last week while wearing a shirt bearing the words “I’m not dead yet.” Continue reading

Wedding Bell Bluebloods

Any Anglophile worth his or her salt is already champing at the bit over the upcoming Royal Wedding on May 19. When Prince Harry and Megan Markle tie the knot their nuptials will be broadcast around the world and PBS is inviting you to tune in.

Starting Monday, May 14, check out ROYAL WEDDING WATCH, a five-part series of special programming designed to bring you up to speed on the high profile nuptials. Then, on Saturday, May 19, the big event will be broadcast live from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor.

So if your invitation gets lost in the mail, ROYAL WEDDING WATCH airs weeknights at 10 (10:30 on Friday the 18th) on the Explorer Channel the week of May 14. The ROYAL WEDDING airs live May 19 on the Explorer Channel.