MPTV Premieres & Highlights: November 2010
Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House
November 1st / 10:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
It was in the Badlands of Dakota where a young Theodore Roosevelt overcame physical challenges, became a cowboy, and learned about democracy and the American West. Filmed on location at the Roosevelt ranches in North Dakota, the life experiences of the nation's 26th president are brought to life by nationally acclaimed historians H. W. Brands, Douglas Brinkley, Clay Jenkinson, and great-grandson Tweed Roosevelt.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling
November 1st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Tommy Tune hosts this fun-filled, toe-tapping documentary about the amazingly precocious child star whose films saved a movie studio from bankruptcy, and arguably, raised the morale of Depression-weary Americans.
Length: 00:59:22 / Episode: #0 / Source: APT0
Incredible Story of Tap Dancing
November 1st / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
With its roots in both African-American dance and Irish-American immigrant step dancing, tap became a staple of Vaudeville, Broadway musicals, and the Golden Era of Hollywood movies. The development of the genre is traced, from its humble beginnings, through its ascent in the 20th century, and right to its present-day surge of popularity.
Length: 00:51:20 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0
Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone and Glacier through Native Eyes
November 1st / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
For more than 12,000 years, the intermountain West's native peoples have called the lands known as Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks "home." Many tribal leaders consider ongoing Native involvement in these areas necessary to the long-term health of America's endangered indigenous cultures. More than a dozen of these leaders and experts from across the region offer an introduction to the knowledge that tribal people here have passed down for the past 12,000 years.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
Private Pilots/Aircraft Inspections/Delfin L-29
November 1st / 9:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The crew investigates whether a private pilot can land an airliner; the Delfin L-29 fighter jet is highlighted; the Airbus A380 is examined; and, the importance of aircraft annual inspections are discussed.
Length: 00:26:45 / Episode: #105H / Source: KNME0
Drawn to Yellowstone
November 2nd / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The award-winning documentary details how Thomas Moran's art and William H. Jackson's photos persuaded Congress to make Yellowstone into the world's first national park in 1872.
Length: 00:56:41 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
Trapped In an Elevator
November 2nd / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Across North America, elevators move 325 million passengers every day. NOVA reveals the secret life of these machines and investigates personal stories of those who have been caught inside when they fail.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3713H / Source: PBS0
Miss Marple, Series V: The Secret of Chimneys
November 2nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) accompanies Lady Virginia Revel to a weekend party at her family home of Chimneys. When an important dignitary goes missing, the search reveals a decades-old murder that might be connected to a mysterious diamond theft.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4016H / Source: PBS0
November 2nd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema and examining the ways that the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding and misunderstanding of Native Americans.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1203H / Source: PBS0
You Bet Your Life
November 2nd / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
This is the first program in a 13-part game show series hosted by the late comedian Groucho Marx, which began on radio in 1947. In this first episode, one of the contestants is Dean Cromwell, a famous track coach.
Length: 00:29:33 / Episode: #101 / Source: VARI
Sherlock: The Blind Banker
November 3rd / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
When a banker is found dead inside his locked apartment, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) must follow the clues that lead to an underground crime gang. But who is the leader pulling the strings?
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4030H / Source: PBS0
Secrets of the Dead
The Silver Pharaoh
November 3rd / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures--even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. A team of Egyptologists decodes hieroglyphic clues and pieces together forensic evidence left behind by Psusennes I, whose lost legacy could rewrite Egyptian history. Liev Schreiber narrates.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1003# / Source: PBS0
Cheetahs & Gazelles: Born to Run
November 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The precarious first year of a male Thomson's gazelle, from ten minutes old to adulthood, is chronicled on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania. The journey is fraught with danger. Success depends on speed, bravery, cunning, and good fortune.
Length: 00:58:54 / Episode: #106 / Source: EPS
First of May/One Ring Family
November 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
This six-part series explores the distinctive, fascinating, and wildly diverse world of the Big Apple Circus family as it gears up for its annual performance tour. It is a world with its own rules, lingo, and no fixed addresses. In this installment, cameras capture the action as sets are built, costumes designed and fitted, acts rehearsed and refined, and members are introduced. Also runs at 6:00 PM and 11 PM on Mondays on 10.2 starting 11/8. (Parts 1 & 2 of 6)
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #1010 / Source: PBS
Invasion of the Giant Pythons
November 3rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Florida's Everglades National Park is one of America's last great wildlife refuges, home to unique and endangered animals and plants, as well as untold number of iconic alligators. However, the park has also become a dumping ground for non-native species. Tens of thousands of Burmese pythons now live in the Everglades, some of which were intentionally released by pet owners, and others were unintentionally set free by storms when hurricanes hit Florida's animal warehouses. Nature follows scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2708# / Source: PBS0
Second Time Around - Parts 1 & 2
November 4th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The mysterious death of a former deputy police commissioner brings Morse (John Thaw) into reluctant contact with an old rival. Morse and Lewis (Kevin Whately), in uneasy tandem with Dawson, spot a link with the unsolved murder of a young girl 18 years earlier. In Part 2, the murder of a little girl is reopened after many years with the arrival of an embittered colleague
Length: 00:57:34 & 00:57:34 / Episode: #205 & 206 / Source: EPS0
Unforgettable: The Korean War
November 4th / 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
4th Street Forum
As the Dust Clears: Election Aftermath
November 5th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Mid-term election 2010 is a bruising, money-soaked affair. Will the winners really tackle voters' problems, or has campaign hype overwhelmed clearheaded approaches to governing? Host Denise Callaway moderates a discussion between panelists and audience members. Open public discussions convene on Thursdays at noon at Milwaukee's Turner Hall. Upcoming topics are the upside of Milwaukee and the obesity epidemic.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #908 / Source: WMVS
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning
November 5th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
This epic prequel and sequel to the beloved original trilogy of classic films features 58-year-old Anne (Barbara Hershey) working on a play in Prince Edward Island during an extended visit. As Anne struggles to write her play, she delves into long-buried memories, including the accidental death of her mother. Continues on Fridays. (1 of 3)
Length: 00:49:37 / Episode: #101H / Source: APTSY0
November 5th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
This special edition salutes the presidential election and keepsakes of political battles long past. Highlights include: an extensive collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing its decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,0000.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1219 / Source: PBS0
City of Dreams
November 5th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Sandrine Voillet tours Paris, the romance capital of the world. She presents a unique mix of cultural history, travel guide and insight into contemporary Paris life. Travelling through 400 years of history, she explores the true soul of the city and reveals its secrets-the blood-stained past, treacherous plots, illicit love affairs, and the extraordinary events and people who have shaped the "City of Lights." (1 of 3)
Length: 00:58:35 / Episode: #101
Austin City Limits
Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz
November 6th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Bluegrass is the order of the night with Steve Martin and Sarah Jarosz. Comedian Martin picks up his banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers for new tunes in the old tradition. Young Texan Jarosz rewrites the bluegrass rules with her original songs and style.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3606H / Source: PBSPL0
Batman Forever (1995)
November 6th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The Caped Crusader (Val Kilmer) woos a criminal psychologist (Nicole Kidman), takes on a sidekick and battles Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey).
Length: 02:01:36 / Episode: #176 / Source: APTSY0
Best of the Kumars at No. 42
Boy George and June Whitfield
November 6th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
This groundbreaking mix of sitcom, scripted chat, genuine interview and occasional improvisation from the BBC, features the fictional British Indian Kumar family of Madhuri, Ashwin, and 30-something son, a wanna-be television talk show host.
Length: 00:28:51 / Episode: #111 / Source: APTSY0
Choctaw Code Talkers
November 7th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The history of America's original Code Talkers is presented. In 1918, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces used their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0
Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII
November 7th / 3:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
In 1942, a secret military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit "Rosie" to the factory, this search targeted female mathematicians who would become "human computers" for the U.S. military. This is the story of these women and the technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age.
Length: 00:58:00 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTSY0
November 7th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In the early 1990s, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Now, one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore both animals and people to the scene of one of the greatest ecocides of the 20th century.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2803# / Source: PBS0
Making of Milwaukee
The Uneasy Melting Pot
November 7th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The Cream City's story continues, as many immigrant groups come together in an uneasy melting pot. Great industries spring up, while men with names like Frederick Pabst, Guido Pfister, and Alexander Mitchell become manufacturing titans. The series is based on the award-winning book, "The Making of Milwaukee," by host and historian John Gurda. Part 2 of 5.
Length: 00:50:04 / Episode: #102H / Source: WMVS
America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute 2010
November 7th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Blair Underwood hosts this star-studded salute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (and former Chicago frontman) Peter Cetera performs, along with country music band Lonestar and former American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle. In addition, the Air Force band and orchestra and the Singing Sergeants, perform a mix of rousing patriotic songs and contemporary hits. Recorded in May 2010, at the Music Center at Strathmore, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
November 7th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In 1964, researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) launched the Alvin, the U.S. Navy-owned submersible. Alan Alda takes a look back when Alvin reached the ocean floor; and, he looks ahead to what's next, now that Alvin's retiring.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #1503 / Source: PBS0
Top of the Tenth
November 8th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In 1994, the national pastime faces its worst crisis in 70 years when a prolonged and bitter strike alienates many of the most loyal fans. Baseball has to rebuild. And rebuild it does, with new stadiums, an infusion of new players from Latin America and the shattering of historic records previously considered unbreakable. First of a two-part, four-hour film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Continues 11/15.
Length: 01:58:46 / Episode: #101# / Source: PBS0
On The Issues with Mike Gousha: Ray Suarez
November 9th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Ray Suarez, an accomplished author and senior correspondent of the PBS NewsHour is interviewed by Emmy Award winning journalist Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Marquette University Law School. Suarez has more than 30 years of experience in the news business, having worked for NPR, CNN, ABC Radio, CBS Radio and WMAQ-TV in Chicago. (Recorded Nov. 6, 2010 at Marquette University's Eckstein Hall).
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / S
Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories
November 10th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Wisconsin Vietnam War veterans recount their experiences in this three-part documentary. Veterans from all regions of Wisconsin reflect on their memories and their experiences during and after the war. (3 of 3)
Length: 00:57:59 / Episode: #103 / Source: WPT
Secrets of the Dead
Slave Ship Mutiny
November 10th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The slave ship Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa in 1766, but the ship never made it to Cape Town, the slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom. This film tracks the efforts of archaeologists, historians, and slave descendents to discover the full story of this dramatic historical event. Liev Schreiber narrates.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1004# / Source: PBS0
Brazil's Pantanal - Pt. 1
November 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Deep within Brazil is the largest and richest wetland in the world, home to exotic and feared creatures such as caiman, anaconda, and piranha. As the seasons turn from flood to drought, and the waters retreat, water-dwellers face a frantic struggle for survival, as a land of water is transformed into a sea of grass--and deer, anteaters, and jaguars live where schools of fish once swam.
Length: 00:57:32 / Episode: #107 / Source: EPS0
Deer Hunt 2010
November 11th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Outdoor Wisconsin host Dan Small gears up for the upcoming gun deer season with experts from Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: WMVS
November 11th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Vietnam Veterans from Wisconsin and around the country are officially welcomed home in this moving tribute from Lambeau Field. This special event features musical performances, special tributes, excerpts from the documentary Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories, and prominent speakers. Named for the landing zones that military service members were deployed to during Vietnam, this special event is among the largest gatherings of Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans in U.S. history.
Length: 01:57:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: WPT
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
November 13th / 10:30 / MPTV 36.1
An American con artist (Jamie Lee Curtis) uses every ounce of her sexual wiles to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by her gangster lover. On her quest she manipulates a barrister (John Cleese), a mercenary (Kevin Kline), and a mob flunky (Michael Palin) to find diamonds in London.
Length: 01:34:54 / Episode: #171 / Source: APTSY0
Of Mice and Men (1992)
November 13th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Migrant worker George (Gary Sinise) protects his strong, simple-minded friend Lennie (John Malkovich) in 1930s California.
Length: 01:50:00 / Episode: #105 / Source: APTSY0
Best of the Jack Benny Program
The Smothers Brothers
November 13th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Tom and Dick Smothers take to the stage, belting out folk songs and comedy bits.
Length: 00:25:21 / Episode: #212 / Source: APTSY0
Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom
November 14th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
This film goes into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal how wolverines endure en environment of scarcity, making it one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2804# / Source: PBS0
Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize
November 14th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The 13th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor goes to Tina Fey, multiple Grammy, Golden Globe and Writers' Guild award-winner for her work as actor, writer, and producer. Fey is toasted/roasted by an A-list class of comedic talent, including former Twain Prize winners Steve Martin and Lorne Michaels, along with Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, and others.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #0H0
November 14th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
"45365" explores the nuances of daily life in Sidney, Ohio. The complexities and ambiguities of the residents shared experience are captured on film. Their storylines coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places and events--offering an inquisitive look at everyday life in middle America.
John Wooden: The Indiana Years
November 15th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The life of the legendary basketball coach and inspirational teacher (1910-2010) is told through archival photos and interviews. John Wooden's formative experiences in his native Indiana are highlighted, including his farm upbringing, service in World War II, basketball heroics in high school and at Purdue University, and his record-setting career at UCLA.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: APTEX
Cirque Du Soleil - Flowers in the Desert
November 15th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Mesmerizing performances from Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas are presented. Since 1993, Cirque du Soleil has produced seven permanent shows in Las Vegas, creating a garden of delights that has transformed the very nature of entertainment in the desert oasis.
Length: 01:59:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
Secrets of the Dead
Lost Ships of Rome
November 17th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In 2009, a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition after 2,000 years. The team explores the sites in detail, salvages artifacts and pieces together the history of the ships and why they were lost. Liev Schreiber narrates.
Livingston Taylor in Concert
November 20th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Livingston Taylor (brother to James Taylor) performs at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center. Livingston has recorded 13 albums and three retrospectives leading to such Top 40 hits as "I Will Be in Love with You" and "I'll Come Running." His varied repertoire includes a range of musical genres including folk, pop, gospel, jazz, storytelling, and ballads. He has been a full professor at Berklee College of Music since 1989. (Recorded May 14, 2010)
Length: 00:58:32 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
Meet John Doe (1941)
November 20th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
In this romantic comedy, one of the depression unemployed (Gary Cooper) is hired by a newspaper for a publicity stunt. A reporter (Barbara Stanwyck) is assigned to build him into a symbol. Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, and Spring Byington also star. (B&W)
Length: 02:02:56 / Episode: #130 / Source: CRNTH
November 20th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Harry is kidnapped by rogue Russian agents and the trail leads to Iraq and a CIA, MI6 conspiracy.
Length: 00:59:19 / Episode: #171Z / Source: BBC
Latin Music USA
The Chicano Wave/Divas and Superstars
November 21st / 10:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
A look is taken at the important role Chicano music played in the struggle for Chicano civil rights--ultimately propelling them from the barrio to the national stage. The Latin pop explosion in the English-language market with artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira is examined. Jimmy Smits narrates. (3 & 4 of 4)
Length: 01:53:09 / Episode: #103^ / Source: PBS0
Homeless in the Heartland
November 21st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
How did Milwaukee, Wisconsin end up as the "12th meanest city in America" on the National Coalition for the Homeless list? What does it mean to be homeless in Milwaukee and what factors contribute to this uninvited title? This exclusive documentary includes interviews with homeless individuals all from diverse backgrounds, as well as caregivers and others who share their experiences and thoughts on being homeless in Milwaukee. The program also explores some of the strategic options identified by the community to combat homelessness and a glimpse of what the future may hold for homeless individuals in Milwaukee. Produced by Gene Ferrara.
Length: 00:57:36 / Episode: #0H
November 21st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) portrays John Lennon during the turbulent years following the unexpected death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1967. This new era is marked by Lennon's extraordinary relationship with Yoko Ono and his disillusionment with Britain, ultimately causing Lennon to pursue a new life in New York City.
Tree Safari: The Koa Connection
November 21st / 9:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Filmmaker Todd Jarrell follows acclaimed sculptor Brad Sells from his Cookville, Tenn. studio to the forested volcanic slopes of Hawaii in a quest for the exotic koa wood he uses to create fine art. This art and eco-travel program explores the history, science and traditional culture of places visited.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: APTEX
November 22nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
John Lennon's life in New York City during the 1970s as a father, husband, activist and artist are explored. Never-before-heard studio recordings and never-before-seen concert film outtakes and home movies are featured, including interviews with his closest friends.
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #2306# / Source: PBS0
Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road
November 23rd / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The history of the most visited segment of the National Park Service is explored, including the conflicts that arose in building the 469-mile Parkway. A secret deal between FDR and a powerful congressman reveals a stunning New Deal political tradeoff.
Length: 00:56:40 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
November 23rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Unfounded rumors of federal "death panels" grabbed headlines in 2009, but the real decisions of how we die are often made on the floors of America's intensive care units. FRONTLINE goes behind-the-scenes of the ICU at one of New York's biggest hospitals to examine the complicated reality of today's modern, medicalized death. Doctors and nurses struggle to guide families through the maze of end-of-life choices they must confront. The film also offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2904H / Source: PBS0
November 23rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coalmine. This was the featured film at the November 4th MPTV Community Cinema.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1206H / Source: PBS0
President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
November 24th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
National Geographic follows photographer Pete Souza inside the Obama White House, aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it's like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
November 24th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The New York Philharmonic's tribute to Broadway legend, Stephen Sondheim features host David Hyde Pierce and performances by acclaimed Sondheim alumni, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, and Joanna Gleason. Sondheim is best known for his collaborations as lyricist on such fabled shows as West Side Story and Gypsy, to his breakthrough scores for Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods.
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #3513H / Source: PBS0
Fannie's Last Supper
November 25th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Christopher Kimball reveals the origins of American cooking and explores how the culinary expert Fannie Farmer sowed the seeds of the modern food revolution. A 12-course feast is recreated straight from the pages of Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School cookbook, and a panel of food and media mavens judge the results.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0
Tim Janis: Beautiful America
November 25th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
George Clooney narrates this breathtaking celebration of the beauty of America's National Parks. The special is a presentation of unforgettable imagery and music. Clooney introduces parks by a montage of aerial photography. Tim Janis Concert Ensemble performs instrumental compositions inspired by each park. Parks featured are Acadia National Park, Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Yosemite National Park.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APT0
Native American Cooking from the Fancy Dance Cafe
November 25th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Highlighting Thanksgiving cooking and Native American culture, this special focuses on foods served at the first Thanksgiving dinner and also presents Native American dance, music and history. Jim DeNomie, a producer for MPTV's "Outdoor Wisconsin" for several years, and a Chippewa Indian, is the producer and host. Guest, Victor Zamora, a chef at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an Apache Indian demonstrates traditional (May Way Zha) recipes for native dishes as well as new (Oshki Aya) ways to prepare venison.
Length: 00:27:16 / Episode: #0
Joan Crawford: Always The Star
November 26th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
This glamorous and hugely popular actress raised herself from brutal poverty to Academy Award-winning stardom through guts, determination and hard work. During her 50-year career, she made more than 80 films. But her obsessive perfectionism led to a later caricature of coat-hanger-wielding harridan that even the adoration of her fans could not counter. Still, she has endured as one of the most popular icons of the movies, an early role model to young women who were drawn to her image as a stylish magnetic power and an actress of unquestioned independence. Film clips and interviews with friends and relatives provide personal and intimate perspectives on Crawford's life.
Length: 00:54:14 / Episode: #402 / Source: APT0
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman
November 26th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Jack Lemmon's appearance in a Broadway revival of Room Service led to a co-starring role with Judy Holliday in his first movie, It Should Happen to You (1954). His unmistakable intellect and his boyish, average looks played against him becoming a romantic leading man. But his live TV and comedy training gave him the perfect timing, the precise emotional balance and the total believability that showed in films as diverse as Mister Roberts (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), The China Syndrome (1979), and Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992). Jack Lemmon made more than 60 films and received numerous awards, including eight Academy Award Nominations and two Oscars. This biography of Jack Lemmon features memorable film clips and interviews with friends and relatives.
Length: 00:51:35 / Episode: #401 / Source: APT0
Jane Eyre (1971)
November 27th / 10:30 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
Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes
November 27th / 5:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The world-famous Rockettes bring their signature eye-high kicks and precision choreography to such show stopping numbers as "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "New York at Christmas." Santa flies through the city, and rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas in the awe-inspiring Living Nativity.
Length: 01:26:45 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
Lawrence Welk: Milestones and Memories
November 27th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
More than 40 stars from "The Lawrence Welk Show" sing and dance in a special reunion concert, taped at the Champagne Theater in Branson, Missouri, in 2000, recollecting career highlights and moments together. This visit down memory lane features Jo Ann Castle, Big Tiny Little, the Lennon Sisters, and Myron Floren. the Lawrence Welk Orchestra also shines during a tribute to Dixieland music.
Length: 02:58:26 / Episode: #0V / Source: PBSIP0
ADD and Loving It?!
November 27th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Actor Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show) talks to researchers, specialists and doctors about ADD--Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder--ADHD. Patrick shares his own life story and his personal struggle with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, and now, his success in living with adult ADD.
Length: 01:29:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: EPS0
Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy
November 27th / 8:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
Peggy Cappy, author of "Yoga for All of Us," effectively addresses arthritis relief through the practice of yoga.
Length: 00:58:24 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
Roy Orbison & Friends: Black and White Night
November 28th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Recorded at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles in 1988, the great Roy Orbison is joined by a legendary line-up for a never-to-be-repeated evening of rock and roll, filmed stunningly in B&W. Roy Orbison's guests are Jackson Browne, T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Steven Soles, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, and Jennifer Warnes.
Length: 01:29:30 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas in Concert
November 28th / 6:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
David Foster joins superstar Andrea Bocelli for a Christmas concert of holiday classics. Recorded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the program also features special guests Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, and The Muppets, as well as a visit with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Among the featured song highlights are "White Christmas," "Oh Holy Night," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "The Christmas Song, " "What Child Is This," and more.
Length: 01:25:03 / Episode: #3505 / Source: PBS0
Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classic - The Sixties
November 29th / 10:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Some of the greatest Pop-Rock moments of Ed Sullivan's programs spanning the years 1963-1968 are presented. Performances include: The Beatles with their million-selling number one chart debut "I Want to Hold Your Hand," followed by another John-Paul-George-Ringo smash, "She Loves You." Other featured British Invasion icons are the Rolling Stones, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Animals, Herman's Hermits, and Petula Clark with her Grammy-winning evergreen "Downtown."
Length: 01:58:58 / Episode: #0 / Source: PBSIP0
Riverdance Live from Beijing
November 29th / 8:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
It's been fifteen years since Riverdance first stomped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe. Now, Riverdance embarks on a 12 city tour of China, celebrating Irish dance and culture, with sophistication and vibrancy.
Length: 01:18:51 / Episode: #0 / Source: PFP0
Peter, Paul and Mary: Carry It On-A Musical Legacy
November 30th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The four decade long career of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers is chronicled. The Trio recalls the beginnings of the cultural revolution of the 1960s when music emerged as a unifying force midst the hopeful, idealistic and sometimes turbulent, movements of social change. Rare archival performances are featured, including "Blowin' in the Wind" from the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his legendary speech.
Length: 01:19:23 / Episode: #0 / Source: PBSIP0