MPTV Premieres & Highlights: June 2010

GREEN JOBS: EcoSense for Living

June 1st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Green job training programs are explored, including a New Orleans program that trains at-risk youth on fortifying and weatherizing homes; a unique recycling process in South Carolina; and, a look is taken at how traditional food industry jobs are being transformed, from the farmer all the way to pizza delivery.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

Etched In Acid: Warrington Colescott

June 4th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Follow the chain of comic creation as Wisconsin artist Warrington Colescott produces a satirical print. His complex working methods, his corrosively witty images and rustic lifestyle, have been captured as he works at the Iowa County homestead he shares with his artist wife, Frances Myers. (Originally aired in 2005)
Length: 00:58:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: WMVS

America's Home Cooking: What's for Dinner?

June 5th / 10:00 am / MPTV 36.1

Chris Fennimore and his guests prepare simple and imaginative recipes organized into three categories: proteins, starches, and vegetables. They prepare a medley of pasta, rice pilaf, noodles, couscous, pork cutlets, sautéed greens, roasted root vegetables, stuffed chicken breasts and tilapia. They show how easy it is to prepare healthy meals every night.
Length: 02:56:41 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Joel Harper's Slim & Fit

June 5th / 1:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Celebrity trainer and Dr. Michael Roizen feature two unique workouts, which help boost energy levels so you burn fat, while targeting bothersome areas.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: NETA0

America's National Parks

June 5th / 2:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

From Grand Canyon and Yellowstone to Grand Teton and Yosemite, the protected wilderness areas of America, and the amazing recreational opportunities offered by our national parks are explored.
Length: 00:57:38 / Episode: #0V / Source: EPS0

Will Hedgecock Live from the Saenger Theatre

June 5th / 5:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

Will Hedgecock and members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, along with various vocalists from Nashville, perform at the historical and newly renovated Saenger Theater in downtown Pensacola, Florida.
Length: 01:24:27 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Canadian Tenors - Live In Toronto

June 5th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Sporting an eclectic blend of classical and contemporary pop, the Canadian Tenors features the incredibly powerful voices of four gifted young men with diverse styles, undeniable charm and international solo success: Fraser, Victor, Remigio and Clifton. They have crisscrossed the globe thrilling millions of music lovers with their magical voices, their wonderful sense of humor, and memorable music.
Length: 01:29:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

City of Borders

June 6th / 11:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

In the heart of Jerusalem, people of all nationalities, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations gather and find peace in an unlikely place: a gay bar.
Length: 00:56:40 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

5 Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman

June 6th / 12:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

For more than 35 years, Dr. Gary Chapman has helped married couples and families improve their relationships with the right ways to express their love. In this special, Dr. Chapman explains how to put vitality back into a lifeless marriage, and how to make all of life's relationships more rewarding. He discusses the importance of words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service or physical touch.
Length: 01:27:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: APTPS0

From Gershwin to Garland: A Musical Journey with Richard Glazier

June 6th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Weaving fascinating commentary with entertaining piano performances, renowned pianist Richard Glazier performs "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "An American in Paris," and other hits. Richard Glazier is considered one of America's foremost authorities on the American popular song and a brilliant musical interpreter of many unforgettable tunes.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

4TROOPS: Live from the Intrepid

June 7th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

4Troops, the American pop vocal group made up of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans perform inspirational and uplifting songs.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: PFP0

Elaine Paige - Celebrating a Life on Stage

June 7th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

"First Lady of British Musical Theatre," Elaine Paige performs her greatest hits in celebration of her 40th anniversary in showbiz. Filmed at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia, during her 40th anniversary tour, this special goes on a journey from her beginnings in the musical Hair to performances from Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and many more from the West End to Broadway. Paige also entertains the audience with amusing and enlightening anecdotes from her illustrious career.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour

June 8th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Two musical legends--Carole King and James Taylor join forces to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair's most beloved hits such as King's "So Far Away," "It's Too Late," and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" Also performed are Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," and "Fire and Rain." (Recorded 2007)
Length: 01:27:56 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

John Denver Rocky Mountain High Live In Japan

June 9th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

One of the most beloved American performers of the 20th century, John Denver performs in this 1981 concert from his seven-show tour of Japan. Some of his greatest hits are performed, including four of his five No. 1 hits: "Annie's Song," "Calypso," "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and "Thank God I'm A Country Boy."
Length: 00:58:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0

Paul McCartney Good Evening New York City

June 9th / 7:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

The former Beatle and famed rocker Paul McCartney is captured on tape during his historic three-night christening of New York's Citi Field in July 2009. Features standout songs from the Beatles, Wings and McCartney's solo career--including "Drive My Car," "Got to Get You into My Life," "Back in the USSR," "Band on the Run," "Live and Let Die" and "Flaming Pie."
Length: 00:57:42 / Episode: #0; / Source: APTPS0

Girls from the North Country

June 10th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

The North Country has long been an inspiration to some of the world's greatest singers and songwriters. The roots folk-pop duo Dala, with special guests The Good Lovelies and Oh Susanna, evoke the musical beauty of this lush and rugged terrain, with their infectious harmonies and fresh sound.
Length: 00:58:35 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Dr. Christiane Northrup's Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

June 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Christiane Northrup, M.D., best-selling author and acclaimed leader in integrative medicine, presents a breakthrough approach to women's health and explains how to access and use the most powerful inner tool that every woman possesses for ultimate well-being and beauty.
Length: 01:56:24 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Diane Warren: Love Songs

June 11th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

For the past three decades, Diane Warren has put the romance in the sound track of our lives. Her songs have sold more records than the Beatles, Elton John, and Elvis combined. Taped at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, Grammy winning and Platinum selling guest artists Gloria Estefan, Eric Benet, and LeAnn Rimes and others perform some of Diane Warren's biggest hits in front of a live orchestra.
Length: 01:59:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Visions of Israel

June 13th / 3:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

This aerial pilgrimage of the world's only Jewish state--and the Holy Land of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, showcases Israel in all its diverse glory. Set to regional music and informative narration, stunning aerial and ground HD footage highlights the religious landmarks of the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Length: 01:28:40 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

New Recruits

June 15th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Social entrepreneurship is touted as the new alternative to charity, providing critical goods and services to the poor, but charging for them in order to be sustainable. Three young aspiring entrepreneurs who believe capitalism can end global poverty are followed, as they spend one year working with startups peddling drip irrigation in Pakistan, LED lights in India, and toilet service in Kenya.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Great Performances

"La Danse: Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris"

June 16th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman and cinematographer John Davey capture the behind-the-scenes activity of one of the world's leading ballet companies, the Paris Opera Ballet. Trained dancers are followed to rehearsals and performances for seven ballets. The collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, costume, set and lighting designers are also featured.
Length: 02:56:46 / Episode: #3510H / Source: PBS0


June 18th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

This poignant new special explores the unique grief sons face when they lose their fathers. Host Dave Shuffett makes a personal journey of discovery after the death of his father in 2007, sharing his struggles in the wake of the loss. This program is Inspired by the book "FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads" by Neil Chethik.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

Out in the Silence

June 20th / 3:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Told is the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Unforgettable: The Korean War

June 21st / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Korean War veterans recount their memories of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when young men from all over the country were being shipped off to defend South Korea against the advancing Red Army in the north.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

America's Orchestra: Celebrating the 125 Years of the Boston Pops

June 23rd / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Craig Ferguson hosts this star-studded 125th anniversary celebration of the Boston Pops, showcasing the extraordinary variety of artists and programming of the leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930-79), John Williams (1980-1993) and Keith Lockhart (1995 to present). Interviews and performances by Audra McDonald, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, and Wynton Marsalis are featured. Rare footage of favorite artists past and present are presented, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman, among others.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Harp Dreams

June 23rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Every three years the world's best young harpists face-off in the USA International Harp Competition. Several contestants from Russia, France, Switzerland, Japan and the United States are followed, as they hone their skills to compete for the grand prize: a performance and recording career and a one-of-a-kind concert harp.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: PBS0


June 24th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Kenny Chesney's Sun City Carnival concert tour is captured on film over six nights in five locations: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston and Indianapolis. This high-energy special reveals a whole new perspective on the award-winning entertainer. Chesney sings songs spanning his career, including "Beer In Mexico," "Old Blue Chair," "Living in Fast Forward," "Summertime," "Young" and "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," among others.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1707H / Source: PBS0

History Detectives

"Iwo Jima Map, Copperhead Cane, Theremin"

June 25th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Detective Eduardo Pagan investigates the history of a hand-drawn map, taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. Wes Cowan follows the story of a cane topped with a coiled snake that has ties to the anti-Abraham Lincoln group, the "Peace Democrats". Elyse Luray traces the origins of the Theremin--one of the first electronic musical instruments--and finds out if a New Mexico man owns one of the fewer than a dozen Theremins in the U.S. built by Leon Theremin himself.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #802# / Source: PBS0

Masterpiece Mystery!

"Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium"

June 27th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

While visiting an old friend, Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) discovers that there may be new evidence concerning the notorious Blue Geranium murder case. Can Marple unlock the clues before the wrong person is found guilty of murder?
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4017# / Source: PBS0


"The Beaches of Agnes"

June 29th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
In this memoir, 81-year-old award-winning French filmmaker Agnes Varda uses film clips, old photos and reenactments to revisit her Belgian youth, association with the French New Wave, marriage to director Jacques Demy and the making of her movies.
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #2303Z / Source: PBS0