MPTV Premieres & Highlights: August 2010

Growing Greener Schools

August 1st / 10:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Today's "green" focus is shedding light on the impact school buildings have on children's health. Many school districts across the country are taking "green" to a new level, establishing green school definitions and standards that will meet the needs of under-represented people, struggling schools, diverse communities and geographical regions.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

Michel Legrand & Friends - 50 Years of Movies & Music

August 1st / 6:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

Jon Voight and Jennifer O'Neil host a concert in honor of composer Michel Legrand and his legendary work. The event, filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, pays musical tribute to some of Legrand's Academy Award-winning MGM movies, including Yentl, The Thomas Crown Affair and Summer of 42. Performers include Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Sting, George Benson, Patti Page, Steve Lawrence and Melissa Manchester.
Length: 01:29:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Jewish Americans

Home

August 1st / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

By the 1950s, discrimination against Jews in daily life began to abate as quotas at universities and restrictions at resorts and housing gradually disappeared. Jews entered professions such as medicine, law and banking in record numbers, and Jewish American culture went mainstream as Jewish comedians came to dominate the new medium of television. This third and final program explores how Jewish Americans have and continue to weave themselves into the social, cultural, economic and political life of the country. Liev Schreiber narrates. (3 of 3)
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #103 / Source: PBS0

Sherlock Holmes

The Empty House/The Abbey Grange

August 1st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

It is now three years since Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) has died at Reichenbach Falls, and Dr. Watson (Edward Hardwicke) still mourns for his friend the master detective. Scotland Yard calls Watson in on a murder case. One day in his office, Watson finds himself face to face with the "deceased" Sherlock Holmes. (1 of 11)

The last of the Brackenstalls is dead and a shadow has fallen across the monogram and coat of arms. Sir Eustace has been bludgeoned to death in his dining room with a poker. Lady Mary, Sir Eustace's beautiful young Australian-born wife, has herself been attacked by a gang of intruders before the fatal encounter. What appears to be a common burglary later has Holmes (Jeremy Brett) reconsidering. (2 of 11)
Length each: 00:51:31 / Episode: #201-2 / Source: EPS0

Iwo Jima - 50 Years of Memories

August 2nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Rare combat and rear-echelon footage not previously available to the public is included: some of this footage was home movies taken by U.S. combatants themselves. The entire narrative is composed of U.S. veterans recounting their experiences of the battle. There is no scripted voice-over narration, and no on-camera interviews--the voices and footage tell the story. Personal Diary and Letters: One of the veterans frequently quotes from a daily journal he kept on Iwo, as well as letters he wrote home before and during the fight. He survived the entire battle without a scratch (a rarity for a combat Marine), so his journal and letters weave a linear timeline to the entire campaign. The First Flag-Raising: No other recent documentary about Iwo Jima has even mentioned the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi--the flag that preceded the second flag (which was captured).
Length: 00:49:24 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY

Days That Shook the World

Hiroshima

August 2nd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

The atomic bomb dropped onto the city of Hiroshima was the first ever to be used in a conflict situation. As a result of the attack, and the bombing of Nagasaki three days later, the Japanese surrendered and World War II ended. The story from the day of the bombing is told, from the point of view of the pilot and crew of the Enola Gay, those who made the decision and the inhabitants of Hiroshima.
Length: 00:50:12 / Episode: #0 / Source: BBC

POV

The Way We Get By

August 3rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting nearly 800,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. This film is an intimate look at three of these greeters as they confront the universal losses that come with aging and rediscover their reason for living. Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet find the strength to overcome their personal battles and transform their lives through service. This inspirational and surprising story shatters the stereotypes of today's senior citizens as the greeters redefine the meaning of community.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2213H / Source: PBS0

Mystery of Memory

August 3rd / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

An eye-opening journey of discovery into the workings of the organ that forms memories, the brain. A look is taken at many medical challenges of today, including understanding how to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a leading mental health issue facing American veterans.
Length: 00:28:49 / Episode: #0H / Source: EPS0

Great Performances at the Met

Carmen

August 4th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Elîna Garanca sings the title role opposite Roberto Alagna as Don Jose in director Richard Eyre's new production of Bizet's masterpiece. Barbara Frittoli is Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes plays the matador Escamillo. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. Renee Fleming hosts.
Length: 02:56:46 / Episode: #407H / Source: PBS0

Live from the Artists Den

Tori Amos

August 5th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Tori Amos is one of the most influential and respected artists of the modern era. The double-digit Grammy nominee has recorded 11 acclaimed studio albums (and gone platinum nearly 20 times) since emerging in the early '90s. The Veterans Room of New York City's Park Avenue Armory set the stage for a private concert by Tori Amos for 100 lucky fans, performing classics from her debut Little Earthquakes through to Abnormally Attracted to Sin.
Length: 00:56:45 / Episode: #202H / Source: APTEX0

Elvis: Return to Tupelo

August 6th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

To understand the true Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. The formative years of young Elvis Presley's life are traced, from his birth in 1935 in the depths of the Great Depression to his breakout year of 1956. The documentary uses Depression-era video footage, never-before-seen photos, early audio recordings and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Elvis' early life. Narrated by singer Kris Kristofferson.
Length: 00:54:18 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

August 6th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Based on Michael Steissguth's acclaimed book "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece," this program weaves together compelling interviews with archival photography of Johnny Cash's appearance on stage at Folsom Prison on Jan. 13, 1968. Rosanne Cash, band member Marty Stuart, former inmate Millard Dedman, and inmate/singer Glen Sherley, who famously wrote "Greystone Chapel" for Cash are featured.
Length: 00:57:42 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTPS

Movie

Jane Eyre (1971)

August 7th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in a mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Starring Susannah York, Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins.
Length: 01:39:15 / Episode: #120 / Source: CRNTH

Destination: World

Hurricane on the Bayou

August 8th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Hurricane Katrina's impact on Louisiana's people, culture and geography is explored. Narrated Meryl Streep and driven by a rousing jazz, blues and gospel-fueled soundtrack, the cameras follow a group of four musicians as they explore the electrifying culture of New Orleans.
Length: 00:41:33 / Episode: #204 / Source: APTSY0

PBS Previews: Circus

August 8th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

A sneak preview of PBS' upcoming series "Circus," reveals a behind-the-scenes look at how the producers documented the dramatic lives of those working under the big tent to put on the traveling Big Apple Circus.
Length: 00:26:45 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge

August 9th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Arctic Mission is an exciting scientific voyage through the Arctic's fabled North-West Passage. Alain Belhumeur presents the climate machine in a global and historical context, showing climate variations the planet has experienced throughout its history.
Length: 00:51:59 / Episode: #102H / Source: NFB

History Detectives

St. Valentine's Day Massacre, George Washington Miniature, Stalag 17

August 9th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

History Detectives stares down the barrel of a shotgun for clues that one of Al Capone's men fired it in a Chicago gang massacre that shocked the nation. Wes Cowan sets out to discover whether an artist painted a portrait of Washington from life, and to uncover its surprising connection to the little-known abolitionists and patriot, White Matlack. Eduardo Pagan uncovers a stoic act of defiance and dignity behind the Stalag's barbwire.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #807H / Source: PBS0

Make 'em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs: Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses?/Breadwinners and Homemakers: Honey, I'm Home!"

August 9th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

In a country that has championed the idea of inclusiveness, the outsider has been a source of constant amusement. Featured: Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Andy Kaufman, Robin Williams, Cheech & Chong, Woody Allen and Steve Martin. (1 & 2 of 6)
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #101W / Source: PBS0

NOVA

Lord of the Ants

August 10th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

While studying ants, E.O. Wilson struggled to comprehend the evolutionary forces that have led workers to forage and soldiers to fight, and in doing so became the architect of a controversial new discipline--sociobiology. His appreciation of the natural world has helped Wilson become an icon of our times--the ant man who sought to explain nature on earth, and who now fights for its survival.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3510H / Source: PBS0

POV

First Person Plural

August 10th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Borshay Liem's heartfelt journey makes "First Person Plural" a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1310 / Source: PBS0

Human Spark

Becoming Us/So Human, So Chimp/ Brain Matters

August 11th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Alan Alda is followed as he explores our uniquely human brains and tackles the differences between us and our extinct Neanderthal cousins. In this first of three episodes, Alda discovers Neanderthals were tenacious and resourceful, but they produced no art and employed a stone tool technology that changed little over millennia. The people who painted in caves, our ancestors, were strikingly different, possessed of the "human spark". Alda is on a mission to discover where and when the human spark first ignited. (1 of 3)

We are separated from our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees, by only one or two percent of our genes--and by some 6 million years of going our different evolutionary ways. Alan Alda sets out to explore differences, and quickly finds that the scientists studying chimps and other non-human primates are themselves separated into opposing worldviews. (2 of 3)

In the futuristic setting of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles, Alan Alda gets a highly detailed scan of his brain. Using high-tech imaging techniques, researchers explain how unique human abilities, also known as "the human spark," originate. (3 of 3)
Length each: 00:56:46 / Episode: #101-3H / Source: PBS0

Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep

August 13th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

Get up-close and personal with creatures at the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium. This program includes footage of whale sharks, beluga whales, and a couple of spunky sea otters named Oz and Gracie.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: PBS0

Music and Dance of Poland: Mazowsze

August 14th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Mazowsze is internationally recognized as Poland's cultural ambassadors having performed over 6000 shows in cities around the world, including tours to the US. Their symphonic arrangements and dances have all been created from traditional performance styles that represent more than 30 regions in Poland. The music varies from Chopin to simple folk melodies beloved by the Poles for centuries. Recorded in the Polish National Opera House in Warsaw; narrated by Bobby Vinton.
Length: 00:56:56 / Episode: #0( / Source: WLIW0

Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

August 14th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

This comprehensive collection of rare performances by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era offers an abundance of long-lost archival material that has been recovered from film vaults in the U.S. and Europe. The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, presents this treasure trove of precious and vital footage.
Length: 01:58:58 / Episode: #0 / Source: PFP0

Video Games Live

August 14th / 8:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

The power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert is mixed with the technology, fun and interactivity of a video game--synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state of the art lighting, and special FX.
Length: 00:58:24 / Episode: #0( / Source: PFP0

Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club

August 15th / 11:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

The thrilling life and extraordinary times of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes is chronicled. Newly discovered personal files, never-before-seen photos and rare movie footage tell the story of one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the early 20th century.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0

Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s, The Way We Were

August 15th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Marvin Hamlisch hosts a television special featuring performers re-creating their big hits from the 1970s. BJ Thomas, Three Dog Night, Debby Boone, Gloria Gaynor and other stars perform. Filmed March 2010, at the Bezemes Family Theater at Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts in St. Charles, Missouri.
Length: 01:58:23 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Straight No Chaser - Live In New York

August 15th / 8:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

The a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser, presents an entertaining evening with material from their EP Six Pack and songs from their forthcoming album. The music is a mix of classic hits from the 1950's and 1960's, the Motown era, as well as contemporary pop hits with their classic twist.
Length: 00:53:41 / Episode: #101( / Source: PFP0

Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture

August 16th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

During a career that spanned three decades, Augustus Saint-Gaudens created nearly 150 works of art, including a number of major public monuments to heroes of the Civil War. The story of his personal life is woven around in-depth studies of five of his major works of art, including the contemplative Standing Lincoln in Lincoln Park, Chicago; the moving Shaw Memorial on Boston Common; the powerful Sherman Monument in Central Park; the serene Diana in the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the stirring Adams Memorial in Washington, DC. Actor Victor Garber narrates.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Morocco: Quest for the Kasbah

August 17th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

For centuries, Kasbahs--the walled residential quarters around Moroccan cities served as a refuge for African, Arab, Jewish and European traders, pirates and holy men traveling on ancient caravan routes. Today, these Kasbahs exemplify Morocco's determination to guard and preserve their rich multiculturalism. Richard Bangs travels to Morocco on a quest for the modern-day equivalent of the Kasbah. He begins his journey in Marrakesh, where he dips down to the seashore, travels over the mountains to Ouarzazate and treks to the desert on the country's far eastern border. Then, he works his way up to Fès, far north to Tangier, and back to Rabat, ending in the city of Casablanca.
Length: 00:56:45 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0

Lincoln Center Special "South Pacific"

August 18th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic tale of love and prejudice stars Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot.
Length: 02:56:46 / Episode: #3503H / Source: PBS0

Live from the Artists Den

Corinne Bailey Rae

August 19th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

In 2006 neo-soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae became only the fourth female British act in history to have her first album enter the UK charts at No. 1. Corinne's highly anticipated follow-up album, The Sea, was released in January 2010 and debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200. Beneath New York City's Maritime Hotel, under the paper lanterns and vaulted ceilings of the Japanese-themed Hiro Ballroom, Corinne gives her fans a special treat: an intimate performance showcasing her new hit album, The Sea, seven weeks before its release.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #204H / Source: APTEX0

How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin

August 20th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Award-winning director Leslie Woodhead examines how the Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain with their music and style. Even though the Beatles never performed in the Soviet Union, archival Soviet-era footage and interviews with Soviet Beatles fans, reveal how they managed to listen to the outlawed music of the Fab Four, changing their lives and giving them hope.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Paul McCartney in Red Square

August 20th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

For decades, the seminal rock music of the Beatles was banned by the Soviet government. Yet, the groundbreaking music of the Beatles could not be completely stifled by the repressive regime. The barriers came down for good on May 24, 2003 when Paul McCartney, during his first visit to Russia, performed before a rapturous crowd of 100,000 in Moscow's Red Square. Scenes from McCartney's whirlwind visit and performance are interwoven with interviews, classic Lennon/McCartney songs, Wings hits, and highlights from the musician's solo career.
Length: 00:48:03 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0

Movie

Topper Returns (1941)

August 21st / 10:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

A beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer. Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, and Billie Burke star.
Length: 01:28:36 / Episode: #151 / Source: CRNTH

Get Down Tonight--The Disco Explosion

My Music #103

August 21st / 11:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

KC and The Sunshine Band host a historic reunion from the superstars of the 1970s disco and dance era. This production features a mix of performances and classic archival clips from the disco days. Highlights include: Leo Sayer returning to America, for the first time in 30 years, to sing "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," Wild Cherry returning to the stage for the first time in three decades to "Play That Funky Music," and Martha Wash, of The Weather Girls, belting out "It's Raining Men."
Length: 01:59:01 / Episode: #0 / Source: PFP

Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour

August 21st / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

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. (Recorded 2007)
Length: 01:27:57 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0

Lower Your Taxes! Now & Forever with Ed Slott

August 21st / 8:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

Certified Public Accountant Ed Slott answers questions to common retirement questions, including: how not to run out of money in retirement, ROTH IRA conversion traps, 10 steps to pay less tax, a rundown of key retirement terms, how to pick retirement professionals, and much more.
Length: 01:29:00 / Episode: #0V / Source: WLIW0

Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete

August 22nd / 10:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

From his boyhood in Oklahoma and his gold-medal wins at the 1912 Summer Olympics, sports superstar Jim Thorpe's remarkable life is chronicled, including his subsequent fall from grace and later, his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency. Interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film are featured.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0

Katherine Jenkins - Believe - Live From the 02

August 22nd / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Britain's favorite singer and the world's most successful classical crossover artist, the Welsh Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins, performs at The O2 arena as part of her Believe tour. Renowned for her heavenly and original interpretations of opera and pop standards, this concert sees the songstress covering more contemporary tracks as well. Recorded March 2010.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0( / Source: PFP0

Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert

August 22nd / 8:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death in 1977, this concert was staged at the Pyramid Arena in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis is reunited with his original TCB band, his back-up singers and musical director for a unique concert special, featuring Elvis from Hawaii in one of the biggest satellite concerts ever, and his supporting musicians and singers live on stage together in Memphis. This one-of-a-kind sold-out concert event has stirred audiences around the world and ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers.
Length: 01:27:28 / Episode: #0V / Source: PBSIP0

Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

August 23rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

In 1993 the late architect and MacArthur "genius" Samuel Mockbee started the Rural Studio, a design/build architecture program, in which students create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural Alabama. Guided by never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee, the film shows how a group of students use their creativity, ingenuity and compassion to craft a home for their charismatic client, "Music Man" Jimmie Lee Matthews.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Milwaukee Water Summit IV: The Blue Footprint

August 24th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Water experts from around the world gather in Milwaukee to talk about our effect on the earth's water supplies. We all know that we leave a "Carbon Footprint" but do we leave a "Blue Footprint" as well? This "Water Summit" sponsored by the Milwaukee Water Council, features presentations by Dennis Dimick, environmental editor of National Geographic; actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr.; Veolia Water North America President/CEO Laurent Auguste, elected officials, and many others. (Recorded July 19, 2010)
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H

POV

The Edge of Dreaming

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

Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie dreamed she would die at age 48--the next year. When Hardie does get ill, just as the dream predicted, her search takes her to neuroscience experts and finally a shaman. "The Edge of Dreaming" is an evocative, intimate chronicle of that year and a fascinating investigation into the human subconscious.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2309H / Source: PBS0

Republican Primary Town Hall Debate

August 25th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

This WISN-TV/MPTV co-production presents the debate among the three major candidates for governor (Democrat Tom Barrett, and Republicans Mark Neumann and Scott Walker). Audiences in six locations (Eau Claire, Green Bay, LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau) are hooked up by satellite across the state and able to ask questions of the candidates. Mike Gousha of "Upfront" on WISN-TV and "On the Issues" on MPTV moderates, while Kathy Mykleby of WISN-TV and Dan Jones of MPTV host the Milwaukee audience. Additional partners in the presentation are Marquette University Law School and Wispolitics.com.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H

Frontline

Law & Disorder

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

Frontline investigates charges that New Orleans police officers inappropriately used lethal force against citizens during Hurricane Katrina and then tried to cover up their actions. FRONTLINE takes a fresh look at how the NOPD performed when the rules of civilized society collapsed.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2818H / Source: PBS

Washing Away: After the Storms

August 25th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana's recovery is far from over. In this new program, a follow-up to 2006's "Washing Away: Losing Louisiana," which revealed the causes and consequences of coastal land lost through the eyes of six individuals living through it, the same six reveal both successes and setbacks as their coastline and culture continue to give way to the Gulf.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

California Dreamin'--The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas

August 27th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

This special celebrates the harmonious pop-rock group, The Mamas and the Papas, highlighting a wealth of classic television performances that have not been seen for more than 35 years. The special blends full-performance clips; rare home movies; exclusive interviews with members Michelle Phillips, John Phillips, and Denny Doherty; and vintage footage of the late Mama Cass Elliot.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0

Movie

Blood on the Sun (1945)

August 28th / 10:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

In pre-WWII Japan, a reporter (James Cagney) uncovers Japanese plans for world domination.
Length: 01:34:08 / Episode: #106 / Source: CRNTH

Good Food

August 29th / 11:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Small family farmers are making a comeback, growing healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. GOOD FOOD presents the unsung heroes of this emerging farm economy and the love they have for their work.
Length: 00:57:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami

August 30th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Miami played a critical role in the evolution of one of the significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay). This film chronicles Cassius Clay's arrival in Miami in the fall of 1960 (fresh from earning a gold medal in the Rome Olympics), his life in Overtown--a neighborhood that was considered "Harlem South" and a vibrant center of black entertainment and commerce--and his affiliation with the famed Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach. Over the course of the next few years--coinciding with the height of the national civil rights movement, Clay evolved both professionally and politically, piling up victories in the ring and adopting the black separatist teachings of the Nation of Islam. It was during this time that Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Magic of Audrey

August 30th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Rare footage and interviews capture the allure and charisma of one of the world's most famous and photographed women. Audrey Hepburn's classic roles, personal life, fashion sense, and leading men are also highlighted.
Length: 00:47:25 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0