MPTV Premieres & Highlights: January 2011
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
January 1st / 10:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is up against foe Professor Moriarity (horror icon Lionel Atwill). Holmes is working in the war against Hitler, and has gotten Dr. Franz Tobel, creator of the extremely destructive Tobel Bomb Site, which the Germans are after, into England. Tobel has given four scientists, unknown to each other, key elements of the plan, which will only work if they are brought together. Moriartiy, working for the Germans, has captured three of the scientists, and is in a race to decipher a code of dancing men symbols to reveal the fourth. In a Holmesian manoeuvre, Holmes, after being captured by Moriarity, needs more time for Scotland Yard to arrive, so he challanges Moriarity to come up with a more imaginative way to kill him, such as draining his blood "drop by drop". Moriarity falls for the bait, thus sealing both their fates. Nigel Bruce stars as Dr. Watson. Based on the story The Dancing Men, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Length: 01:08:39 / Episode: #142 / Source: CRNTH
Terror By Night (1946)
January 1st / 11:38 pm / MPTV 36.1
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) has his hands full in this jewel heist/murder mystery. He's been hired to safeguard one of the world's greatest treasures, the giant Star of Rhodesia 423 Karat diamond, by the son of current owner, eccentric Lady Margaret Carstairs. When her son is murdered in his train compartment, and the diamond is stolen, Holmes has a trainfull of suspects, but his biggest problem is dealing with his bumbling companion, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), who has brought along his friend, Maj. Duncan Bleek. When Watson decides to do some investigating, he gets into a heap of trouble. It turns out that Watson's "friend," also known as Col. Sebastian Moran, is Holmes' prime suspect, in spite of Watson's protests. The investigation must be completed before the train makes its next stop, allowing the criminals to escape. Also stars Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, and Renee Godfrey. From a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Length: 00:59:45 / Episode: #147 / Source: CRNTH
London New Year's Day Parade
Wauwatosa East HS Marching Band
January 1st / 12:00 pm /
More than half a million are expected to pack London's famous streets for the 25th annual New Year's Day Parade. More than 10,000 performers representing 20 countries world-wide will perform, including bands, cheerleaders, clowns acrobats, balloons and much more! The Wauwatosa East Red Raider Marching Band appears as the third from last band and in the Grand Finale. Broadcast joins the parade already in progress.
Channel: 10.2 World
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: BBCTV
Lawrence Welk Show
Tribute to Disney
January 1st / 6:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
This show is a delight from start to finish, with outstanding costumes and sets, plus the emotional return of Larry Hooper after a long illness. Larry sings appropriately enough, "Oh Happy Day." Other highlights include "It's A Small World", Bobby and Cissy dancing to the "Mickey Mouse Mambo", and Norma Zimmer singing a lovely "When You Wish Upon A Star". Ken Delo sings about the "Big Bad Wolf," and Lawrence dances to "The Waltz of the Flowers" with Cissy King.
Length: 00:57:45 / Episode: #1218 / Source: OETA
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011
January 1st / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns to the stately splendor of Vienna's Musikverein for its 27th annual New Year's Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic.and Franz Welser-Most. A festive selection of Strauss Family favorites welcome in the new year.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #3603H / Source: PFP0
Dances with Wolves (1990)
January 1st / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Sent to protect a US outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared. But when the encroaching US Army threatens to overrun the Sioux, he is forced to make a choice--one that will forever change his destiny and that of a proud and defiant nation.
Length: 03:01:04 / Episode: #112 / Source: APTSY0
My Boy Jack
January 2nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
British literary giant Rudyard Kipling's son Jack (Daniel Radcliffe), triggers a bitter family conflict when he joins the Irish Guard at the outset of World War I. Also starring Kim Cattrall.
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #3812# / Source: PBS0
Dierks Bentley Live from the Ryman
January 3rd / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The contemporary bluegrass band Dierks Bentley performs "Up On The Ridge," "Draw Me a Map" and "East Bound and Down." This concert program features their thrilling hometown finale performance from Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium.
Length: 00:53:12 / Episode: #0H / Source: WTVS0
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Inauguration 2011
January 3rd / 12:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Mom of a Croc
January 3rd / 4:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In the first episode of this new series, Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs.
Length: 00:28:46 / Episode: #101H / Source: PBS0
Robert E. Lee
January 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The life and reputation of Robert E. Lee is examined. His military successes made him the scourge of the Union and hero of the Confederacy. The bloodiest general in United States history, he was hit with 20,000 casualties in the battle of Seven Days. American Experience traces Lee's life, from his birth into Virginia aristocracy to his first time in battle at the age of 40.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2301# / Source: PBS0
Piaf: Her Story, Her Songs
January 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
French chanteuse Edith Piaf's story is told through a terrific theatrical presentation by singer Raquel Bitton, who literally becomes Piaf while singing, but steps back and tells her story--in English--between the mostly French songs. Archival photos of Piaf illustrate her life of lucky breaks and tragedy. Featuring 16 songs performed with a full orchestra, including La Vie En Rose, No Regrets, Hymn To Love.
Length: 01:28:06 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
January 3rd / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
Delivering a showcase of musical jazz finery, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) Faculty Jazz Ensemble performs a mix of standards and original contemporary compositions. Taped in high-definition before a live audience in an intimate cabaret-style setting, Highlights include the George Gershwin standard "A Foggy Day;" Hank Mobley's soulful "Funk in Deep Freeze;" "Luke," an original composition by Jazz Ensemble pianist Tom Larson; and a rousing rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown."
Length: 00:26:34 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
Sherlock: The Great Game
January 4th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Set in present day London, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him. Can he and Watson (Martin Freeman) catch up to the villain before innocent people are harmed?
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4031H / Source: PBS0
Men Who Swim
January 4th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
A group of middle-aged men who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swimming team are profiled. What begins as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family evolves into a more serious commitment. These train engineers and meat buyers, archivists and teachers soon become passionate exponents of a sport generally associated with women.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1210H / Source: PBS0
Muscle Car Workout
1971 Plymouth Barracuda/1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass C
January 6th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The cars and crew from Fender Mender, an auto body shop in New Smyrna Beach, Florida are introduced. Owner Alan Goldstein and shop assistant Megan Clementi make over a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda that has been collecting dust in an Oklahoma field, and a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible Later, the entire crew takes in a car show on nearby historic Canal Street. (1 of 13)
Length: 00:27:05 / Episode: #101H / Source: NETA0
January 8th / 11:00 am / MPTV 36.1
German virtuoso violinist David Garrett conquers the classical work of composers such as Bach and Chopin, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Metallica and Led Zeppelin. Garrett weaves classical standards with rock and pop favorites for a thrilling performance. (1 of 13)
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #101H / Source: APTEX0
Santorini - Part 1
January 8th / 2:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
The wondrous sights, sounds and tastes of Greece are presented. Chef Yanni visits Santorini, a cluster of islands home to a unique eco system and amazing food. He learns about local wines and shows how to bake a whole fish, fava and a cheese mousse dessert. (1 of 13)
Length: 00:24:59 / Episode: #101H / Source: NETA0
Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story
January 9th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of Joy and George Adamson becoming surrogate parents of an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and her eventual release back into the wild. Their book "Born Free" sold millions of copies around the world, and the film based on the book went on to win two Academy Awards. Nature goes behind the scenes of Born Free to examine the genesis and aftermath of this landmark story 50 years later.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2806# / Source: PBS0
Downton Abbey - Part 1
January 9th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs and his daughter Mary loses her fiance, throwing Downton Abbey and its servants into turmoil. The new heir turns out to be Matthew, a lowly lawyer with novel ideas about country life. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern. Laura Linney hosts.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4101# / Source: PBS0
Journey of Sacagawea
January 9th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The teenage Sacagawea, who, with her infant son, accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is an American historical icon. This program seeks the woman behind the icon, and shows how cultures and events may have shaped her. Dramatic re-enactments and scenes of the wild areas in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Oregon bring her story to life.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: PBSPL0
Spirit of Sacajawea
January 9th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Though one of the most revered women in American history, Sacajawea and her legacy have often been romanticized and misinterpreted. This documentary reexamines the many controversies surrounding her life and her role in the Merriweather Lewis and William Clark expedition through interviews with historians and members of her Shoshone tribe.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: PBSPL0
January 10th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In the 1920s and 1930s, gypsy "barnstorming" pilots would set down their single-engine planes in a field and invite farmers, townspeople and children to experience flight for the first time. In 1999, modern-day barnstormers Andrew King and Frank Pavliga revived this tradition when they landed their antique airplanes on an eastern Indiana alfalfa field. Cameras capture the pilots and farming families, as they prepare for the most exciting day of the year.
Length: 00:49:56 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0
U.S. Grant: Warrior
January 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Ulysses S. Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington. One of America's most paradoxical leaders, Grant commanded thousands of Northern soldiers through the darkest days of the Civil War. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE traces the life of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2302 / Source: PBS0
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti In Concert
January 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
One of the most successful programs in the history of public television, this special features "the three tenors" performing with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, conducted by Zubin Mehta. Recorded at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome on July 7, 1990, the performance stars renowned tenors Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Length: 01:25:38 / Episode: #0P / Source: APTPS0
Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides
January 12th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges hails from an illustrious Hollywood family, working as a child with his father Lloyd and brother Beau on television's "Sea Hunt". Acting for nearly 40 years, he first burst onto the silver screen in The Last Picture Show in 1971, again in 1984 with Starman and in 1998 with the cult classic The Big Lebowski. After the life-changing role in Crazy Heart, he returns to the screen with the remake of True Grit. American Masters profiles Jeff Bridges, the actor, musician, photographer, occasional vintner and storyteller.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2308# / Source: PBS0
The Doors: When You're Strange
January 12th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Johnny Depp narrates the story of The Doors, one of America's most iconic, influential, theatrical and mysterious rock bands. This film is the first feature documentary to tell their story, with original footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2302H / Source: PBS0
4th Street Forum
January 14th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Returning after a holiday break, this series provides insight into pressing questions affecting residents of the Milwaukee, WI, area is presented by experts in many fields, in these lively and informative exchanges with the audience. Public discussions are presented in these free Thursday noon conversations from Turner Hall, on 4th Street--the place to go to, for substance. For more information, call 414-272-1733 x 4.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #911 / Source: WMVS
Final Hours: Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
January 14th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
This powerful documentary recreates the final flight of Amelia Earhart, the noted aviation pioneer whose historic 1937 trip around the world ended in her tragic disappearance. Shot in 19 countries, the program is based on "World Flight 1997," Texas aviator Linda Finch's honorary recreation of Earhart's planned flight. With the rare accreditation of the Smithsonian Institution, this informative program presents footage of Finch's flight, artfully intercut with archival footage and interviews with Earhart. Notably different from other Amelia Earhart films, this program also presents theories as to what actually occurred during the deadly flight.
Length: 00:56:50 / Episode: #0 / Source: APT0
5 Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman
January 14th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
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, acts of service or physical touch.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTPS0
Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club
January 14th / 9:00 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
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
January 15th / 10:30 pm / MPTV 36.1
Frank Sinatra stars as a drug-addicted jazz musician. Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, and Darren McGavin also star.
Length: 01:59:43 / Episode: #128 / Source: CRNTH
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
January 15th / 6:57 pm / MPTV 36.1
A motley assortment of characters embarks on a chaotic and slapstick-filled race to find $350,000 in buried loot. Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, and Ethel Merman.
Length: 02:34:26 / Episode: #180H / Source: APTSY0
Any Human Heart - Part 1
January 16th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
At Oxford in the 1920s, Logan Mountstuart and friends Peter and Ben pursue literature and lust. After winning success as a novelist, Logan finds love and adventure abroad, befriending Hemingway and other notables. (Adapted from William Boyd's 2002 novel; starring: Matthew MacFadyen, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Kim Cattrall and Jim Broadbent).
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4105H / Source: PBS0
Ripple of Hope
January 16th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
On the night of Dr. Martin Luther King's murder in 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was scheduled to make an appearance in an African-American neighborhood as part of his run for the Democratic nomination. Upon hearing the tragic news, Kennedy was forced to make a crucial decision: The dramatic story of that night is told. By keeping his promise to speak in Indianapolis, Robert F. Kennedy was able to help that city avert the violence that swept the rest of the country, making a profound statement about American race relations.
Length: 00:54:35 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTSY0
Come Walk In My Shoes
January 17th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) provides a fresh, first-person perspective on the nonviolent protests that challenged segregation laws in the South and prompted the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. He tours "sacred sites" of the civil rights movement with colleagues from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, religious leaders and others. At each location, Lewis reflects on his experiences and introduces the unsung heroes of the marches and voting challenges of the 1960s. The journey begins in Montgomery, Alabama, where the then-18-year-old college student first met Martin Luther King, Jr. and ends on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where an angry mob brutally beat the future congressman while leading a peaceful march.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0
January 17th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
In the late 1800s, two paleontologists uncovered the remains of 130 species of dinosaur and collected thousands of specimens, putting American science on the world stage. But the professional rivalry between Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope led to espionage, the destruction of fossils and uncertainty.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2303# / Source: PBS0
Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
January 17th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
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: 01:56:45 / Episode: #3513H / Source: PFP0
After The Wall - A World United
January 17th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The dramatic story of the events that unfolded in the months after the fall of the Berlin Wall are told, when the fate of two Germanys hung in the balance. The events of 1990 are re-visited, going behind the scenes of this unparalleled diplomatic effort to examine how the relationships among world leaders determined the outcome. Interviews with George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl offer unusual and intimate details about the inner workings of government at the highest levels.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2011
January 17th / 9:00 pm / MPTV-36.3 World
Source: WPT (57 min)
Pioneers of Television
January 18th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
A look is taken at how storytellers Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek), Irwin Allen (Lost in Space) and Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) created storylines and characters behind the best-loved futuristic television of their time. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and other science-fiction stars describe how they prepared to interact on-camera with a malevolent alien force.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #201# / Source: PBS0
January 18th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II, LAND GIRLS follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who joined the Woman's Land Army, replacing male farm workers who were called to serve. (1 of 5)
Length: 00:50:00 / Episode: #101Z / Source: APTSY0
Are We Safer?"
January 18th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial complex that grew up in the wake of 9/11. Priest explores the growing reach of homeland security, fusion centers, battlefield technologies, and data-collecting into the lives of ordinary Americans.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2906H / Source: PBS
Between The Folds
January 18th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders. Together they reinterpret the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities towards art, science, creativity and meaning.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1108 / Source: PBS0
Agatha Christie's Poirot
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
January 18th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Archeologist Sir John Willard discovers King Men-her-Ra's tomb and suffers a heart attack after he opens it. Lady Willard appoints Poirot (David Suchet) to investigate, but almost everyone begins to drop dead. Could it be possible that the tomb of King Men-her-Ra's is cursed?
Length: 00:50:00 / Episode: #501 / Source: APTSY0
Can We Make It to Mars?"
January 19th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #501# / Source: PBS0
The Pink Panther (1964)
January 19th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers), the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess' diamond. Also starring: David Niven, Capucine, Robert Wagner, and Claudia Cardinale.
Length: 01:55:08 / Episode: #135 / Source: APTSY0
Making Stuff Stronger
January 19th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
NOVA has moved to Wednesdays! In this episode, NOVA unveils our high-tech future and the pioneering breakthroughs of materials science.The four-part series begins with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue explains what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak--and tests the world's strongest materials.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3802# / Source: PBS0
A National Geographic Special
January 19th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky and National Geographic search for answers to why stress seems to be killing us.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
Smartest Machine On Earth
January 20th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
NOVA goes inside an IBM lab where a team has been working for nearly three years to perfect a machine that can answer any question. The scientists hope their machine will be able to beat expert contestants on the TV quiz show--Jeopardy.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3806H / Source: PBS0
Roger Ebert Presents at the Movies
January 21st / 11:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert returns to television with a fresh, updated version of the Sneak Previews. Co-hosts Christy Lemire, film critic of The Associated Press and Elvis Mitchell of National Public Radio review new movies, foreign and independent films, and direct-to-TV releases. Ebert, with the aid of a computer-generated voice technology, hosts a video essay or reviews a film in every episode.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #101H / Source: APTEX0
Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible
January 21st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Many Americans remember former Vice President Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978) as a cheerleader for the Vietnam War--shunned by his own party and mistrusted by a generation of young people. Others considered him a great progressive, a guiding light for the post-New Deal liberal movement. A fresh look is taken at Humphrey's body of work, using his own words and interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale, Bill Moyers, Tom Hayden and others, to explore his journey through the major events of the 20th century.
Length: 01:56:24 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0
January 23rd / 9:00 pm /
Adventure filmmaker and author Karin Muller journeys into the sould of Japan. She begins in Fujisawa, a Tokyo suburb where the government wages "bicycle war" against local commuters, and grueling three-day Shinto festival quickly deteriorates into a yakuza brawl. Down the Old Tokkaido Road, Karin rides steam trains, investigates the ancient arts of papermaking and calligraphy, and eventually earns the trust of a geisha, who reveals the secrets behind the mysterious Willow World. (1 of 4)
Length: 00:56:42 / Episode: #101 / Source: NETA0
Charlotte: A Royal at War
January 24th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
The remarkable story of Grand Duchess Charlotte Wilhelmine is told, daughter of William IV, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. As the constitutional monarch of the small European country from 1919 to 1964, she faced daunting challenges during the chaotic and frightening years of World War II. Charlotte, however, found the courage to inspire her devastated nation through the power of radio, reaching her people in their darkest hour.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0Z / Source: APTSY0
January 24th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal zone, this film unravels the story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2304# / Source: PBS0
Return to Cranford
January 24th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
Dame Judi Dench returns in the sequel to the Emmy-nominated "Cranford" mini-series, based on the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell. Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis and Julia McKenzie rejoin the cast in the acclaimed story of everyday life in a small Cheshire market town. (87 min)
Making Stuff Smaller
January 26th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
David Pogue examines the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and microrobots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3803# / Source: PBS0
January 26th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #101
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau
January 27th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H
San Francisco 'quake: A Matter of Seconds
January 30th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1
The infamous 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake could not have been more dramatic. Striking just as the entire nation was tuning in to watch the first World Series between two Bay Area teams, the quake caused 63 deaths, more than 2,000 injuries and brought massive destruction to the region. Using extensive news footage and exclusive interviews, the gripping stories are told of the people who were there--survivors, victims, and heroes--detailing what happened to them and how their lives were changed forever by that harrowing day.
Length: 00:50:04 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0