MPTV Premieres & Highlights: February 2011

Adelante!

Architect Luis Barragain/Workers Rights/Lucha

February 1st / 6:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Mexican Architect Luis Barragan's Exhibit at Latino Arts is highlighted. Salvador Carranza, president of "LUCHA" explains how his organization advocates for education and workers' rights. Joe "Pepe" Oulahan talks about LACLA and its efforts to advance Latino workers rights. Host and Producer: Patricia Gomez.

Length: 00:23:46 / Episode: #1216 / Source: WMVS

Pioneers of Television

Crime Dramas

February 1st / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Bill Cosby (I Spy) and Angie Dickinson (Police Woman) reveal the methods behind their successes as the first African-American and breakthrough female lead characters in a television series. Barbara Bain and Martin Landau share the secrets behind the success of the innovative hit "Mission: Impossible, " while the evolution of Peter Falk's amazing characterization in his role as "Columbo" is recalled. And James Garner, in his only recent interview, along with series creator Stephen J. Cannell, recounts the success of the "The Rockford Files'" reluctant crime solver.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #203# / Source: PBS0

Land Girls

February 1st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Joyce's husband goes AWOL and when he turns up on the farm, Joyce is forced to hide him against her better judgment. The hunt for the sympathizer continues and things come to a head for Nancy. Meanwhile, Annie finds a German POW at her mercy, what will she do? (3 of 5)

Length: 00:45:44 / Episode: #103Z / Source: APTSY0

Nova scienceNOW

How Does The Brain Work?"

February 2nd / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff to examine magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, mind control, and the nature of reality in an astonishing episode on how the brain works. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #503# / Source: PBS0

NOVA

Making Stuff Cleaner

February 2nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue hosts.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3804# / Source: PBS0

Outdoor Wisconsin

Fox Lake Crappies/Lake Michigan Salmon/Ice Boating

February 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Dan Small ice fishes for crappies on Fox Lake with guide Pat Kalmerton of Wolf Pack Adventures. Dan fishes for salmon on Lake Michigan with Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan and MPTV Great TV Auction high bidder Robert Scaman and his sons. Debby Wolniak visits with ice boating enthusiasts Buddy Melges and Burly Brillenthin and learns about the equipment, history and racing of ice boats on Lake Geneva.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #2704 / Source: WMVS0

4th Street Forum

Inequality: A Threat Within?"

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

America built a strong middle class after World War II. Now the middle is sinking. Some call it the Great Divergence. The richest 1 percent now takes home 24 percent of national income. Americans also fare badly on measures of happiness, health and longevity. Denise Callaway moderates a discussion between experts and audience members, as they examine what happened and what should be done about it. Free forums begin at noon on Thursdays at the historic landmark, Milwaukee Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. Call 414-272-1733 x4 for more information.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #914 / Source: WMVS

Ebert Presents at the Movies

February 4th / 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: #103H / Source: APTEX0

First Face: The Buck Starts Here

February 4th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

On several occasions in 1796 George Washington visited the Philadelphia home of the artist Gilbert Stuart to sit for a life portrait--now known as the unfinished Athenaeum image on the dollar bill. The history behind the portrait is examined, including attempts to finish the unfinished portrait.

Length: 00:26:13 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Movie: The Color Purple (1985)

February 5th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

A black Southern woman (Whoopi Goldberg) struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others for more than 40 years. Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover star. Directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Alice Walker. Music by Quincy Jones.

Length: 02:33:46 / Episode: #182H / Source: APTSY0

Anne of Green Gables

Carrots, Academic Accolades, Babysitter Blues, The Best Partner

February 6th / 1:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Megan Follows stars as the delightful, unpredictable redhead Anne Shirley. When Anne arrives at the Cuthbert's farm on Prince Edward Island, called "Green Gables", she is desperate to be loved and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks. In her own unique headstrong manner, Anne manages to insult the town matriarch, Rachel Lynde (Patricia Hamilton) in a dispute over her looks, and smashes her slate over Gilbert Blythe's (Jonathan Crombie) head when he calls her "carrots" during her first day of school.

Episode: #101-104P / Source: APTSY0

In Search of Myths and Heroes

The Queen of Sheba

February 6th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, and femme fatale--but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia--and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia, in Yemen, to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend. First of 4 programs.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #101Z / Source: PBS0

Masterpiece Special

The Unseen Alistair Cooke

February 6th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

This documentary tells the story of one of the most celebrated broadcasters of the 20th century. While Cooke was widely known in the U.S. for his role as host of PBS "Masterpiece Theatre," his own story is as fascinating and surprising as anything in his reports. In this program newly-found home video footage dating back to 1933, with contributions from his family and friends, including Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3832Z / Source: PBS0

Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

February 6th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Nancy Reagan reflects on her childhood, her life as an actress, her marriage to Ronald Reagan, their lifelong romance and her role as his most trusted adviser in a political career that would take them from the back lots of Hollywood, to the California governor's mansion and then to the White House.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Vizcaya

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

During the early 20th century, captains of industry and commerce built lavish palaces to showcase their newly acquired wealth. Actor Andy Garcia narrates the incredible vision of International Harvester Vice President James Deering (1859-1925) in constructing his "Palace of Dreams" on Miami's bayside frontier. The high-definition documentary details the confluence of talent responsible for building the 180-acre estate, which required employing one-tenth of Miami's population and took almost a decade to complete. Today, this National Historic Landmark stands as a quintessential example of American Renaissance architecture, landscape design, decorative arts and art collecting.

Length: 00:56:45 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

Reagan: American Experience

Lifeguard

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

In 1989, after two terms in office, the late Ronald Wilson Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century--and one of the most controversial. When his Hollywood career began to wane, Reagan turned to politics. The influence of family, religion, and anti-communism on Ronald Reagan is followed, from his youth in Illinois, and his rise and fall in Hollywood, to his stormy governorship of California, and his triumphant ascendancy to the presidency, in 1981. First of 2 parts.

Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #1006 / Source: PBS0

Adelante

Singer Natalia Lafurcade/Weac/American Lung Assoc."

February 8th / 6:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Mexican singer and composer Natalia Lafurcade visits Milwaukee. Experts discuss the importance of parents being involved in their children's education. Representatives from the American Lung Assoc. talk about services offered in other languages. Host and Producer: Patriciz Gomez.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #1217 / Source: WMVS

Pioneers of Television

Local Kids' TV

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

Local kids' programs shaped the childhoods of millions of American children. One early talent, Stan Freberg, became a cartoon voice talent and created "Time for Beany". Freberg's story is told along with the story of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson, animator Bob Clampett, actor Chuck McCann, performer Pat McMahon, and Nancy Claster, creator of Romper Room-and many other local stars from across the country.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #204# / Source: PBS0

Independent Lens

When I Rise

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

Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student, finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1213H / Source: PBS0

Nova scienceNOW

How Smart Are Animals?"

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

Cutting edge researchers demonstrate how animals are much smarter than we think and in ways we had never imagined. A "superdog with a "vocabulary" of more than 1,000 words is introduced; scientists in Honduras talk about the creative, collaborative, and communicative behavior of dolphins; and, the groundbreaking work of researcher Irene Pepperberg is highlighted. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #504# / Source: PBS0

NOVA

Making Stuff Smarter

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

An army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Clothing that can monitor its wearer's heart rate, health and mood. Host David Pogue looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3805# / Source: PBS0

NOVA

Smartest Machine On Earth

February 9th / 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

Outdoor Wisconsin

Pheasant Hunt-Dogs/Pewaukee Lake/Granite Peak Ski

February 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Judy Nugent hunts pheasants at the Exclusive Hunt Club in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and learns what it takes to prepare and train your dog to hunt pheasants. Tom Newbauer fishes for muskies on Pewaukee Lake with guide Gordon Linde. Former producer Tess Gallun takes a look at how the Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain has used the diverse terrain to expand and open up more ski runs.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #2705 / Source: WMVS0

4th Street Forum

Inequality: Threat to Your Health?"

February 11th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

People in countries with great income inequality, like America, have poorer health and suffer from more drug abuse, obesity and mental problems. If incomes were more equal, would Americans be healthier? Raul Vasquez moderates a discussion between experts and audience members, as they explore the links between health and income. Free forums begin at noon on Thursdays at the historic landmark, Milwaukee Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. Call 414-272-1733 x 4.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #915 / Source: WMVS

Interchange

February 11th / 6:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Panelists: Dan Jones (moderator), Denise Callaway, Kevin Fischer, Joel McNally, and Gerard Randall discuss hot issues of the week, along with wry commentary from Rick Horowitz.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #1615 / Source: WMVS

American Experience

Truman (Part 1)"

February 11th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

He was a farmer, a haberdasher-gone-bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who held the office, he was the least prepared. Yet Harry Truman (president from 1945-1953) would have to end the war with Germany and Japan, decide whether to use the most terrible weapon ever devised, confront the Soviet Union and wage war in Korea. Many--including Truman himself--feared he wasn't up to the job. Likable, modest, hardworking, he proved them all wrong with a stubborn determination that earned him a stunning political upset and the rallying cry, "Give 'em hell, Harry." Jason Robards narrates.

Length: 02:26:46 / Episode: #1001 / Source: PBS0

Ebert Presents at the Movies

February 12th / 6:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

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: #104H / Source: APTEX0

Movie: City Slickers (1991)

City Slickers

February 12th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

On vacation, three men (Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby) get to play cowboy on a dude-ranch cattle drive, but unexpected circumstances test their skills and stamina.

Length: 01:53:52 / Episode: #181H / Source: APTSY0

MI-5

Nuclear Strike

February 12th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

The Russian equivelant of Sugar Horse, "Tiresias," but more planned and effecient, has activated; a sleeper agent is tasked with detonating a nuclear bomb in London by 3pm. To stop this, Lucas, Harry and Ros capture Connie and ask for her help in exchange for protection from the Russians.

Length: 00:59:38 / Episode: #164Z / Source: BBC

This Little Light of Mine

February 13th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

This "documusical" honors the ground breaking careers of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, two Grand Dames of classical music. Based on her original stage play, Soprano Adrienne Danrich celebrates the lives and triumphs of the two Divas with anecdotes, songs, and historical photos that bring their stories to life. Recorded at Wisconsin Lutheran College's Raabe Theater; Produced by Everett Marshburn and Directed by Raul Galvan.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: MPTV

Clinton 12

February 13th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

A pivotal moment in the American civil rights movement occurred on August 27, 1956, when a dozen black teenagers walked into an all-white high school in Clinton, Tenn. and changed history. The events of that school year and the bombing of the high school in 1958 are brought to life, as James Earl Jones narrates the courage of the black students who were subjected to racially motivated violence, harassment and protests by white supremacists. The film also shows the determination of one small, predominately white, Southern town to uphold the law and confront bigotry and fear.

Length: 00:56:49 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0

Masterpiece Classic

Any Human Heart - Part 1

February 13th / 8:00 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 (Pride & Prejudice), Gillian Anderson (X Files), Hayley Atwell, Kim Cattrall and Jim Broadbent.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4105# / Source: PBS0

Women at Work

February 13th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Jeannine Armour follows three successful women working in male-dominated careers; welding, firefighting, and custom bike design. Armour is no stranger to male dominated industries. As a "lumberjill" and commercial fisherwoman, she has worked alongside men for the past seven years, breaking boundaries and stereotypes every step of the way. Women at Work seeks to inspire and motivate young girls and women to follow their dreams regardless of society's perceived limits.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: MPTV

First Face: The Buck Starts Here

February 14th / 11:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

On several occasions in 1796 George Washington visited the Philadelphia home of the artist Gilbert Stuart to sit for a life portrait--now known as the unfinished Athenaeum image on the dollar bill. The history behind the portrait is examined, including attempts to finish the unfinished portrait.

Length: 00:26:13 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Pavarotti - The Duets

February 14th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Luciano Pavarotti was the rare artist who could easily bridge the divide between classical and popular music. Together with an impressive roster of the best-known names in rock, pop and jazz, the great tenor entertained millions of people around the world with his charity concerts. This special is a compilation of the best of these performances, including some of the most emotional and world-famous pieces from the entire "Pavarotti & Friends" series.

Length: 00:59:02 / Episode: #0S / Source: APTSY0

Adelante!

Colombian Music/Caribbean Studies/Teens & Tobacco

February 15th / 6:30 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Orchestra Sonora Dinamita brings their Colombian music to Mexican Fiesta. The Second International Caribbean Studies Congress at Marquette University is explored. Representatives from the American Lung Association talk about preventing tobacco addiction amongst teenagers. Host and Producer: Patricia Gomez.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #1218 / Source: WMVS

Land Girls

Pt. 5 of 5

February 15th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Annie decides to visit Cedric in the hospital--knowing she must choose between the two men in her life. Lady Hoxley takes revenge on Nancy for the affair she is having with Lord Hoxley. Annie finds herself on a journey into hell when Tucker finally flips over the edge of sanity.

Length: 00:46:45 / Episode: #105Z / Source: APTSY0

Nova scienceNOW

Where Did We Come from?"

February 16th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

A landmark discovery by a chemist could bring us much closer to understanding how the earliest life forms emerged. Scientists explain how head lice is proving to be a treasure trove of clues about our evolution; and, Neuroscientist Andre Fenton proves whether a simple injection can erase a painful memory. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #505# / Source: PBS0

NOVA

Crash of Flight 447

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

In 2009, Flight AF447, from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean, taking with it all 228 lives on board. How could a state-of-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply vanish? NOVA assembles a team of seasoned pilots, engineers and safety experts to examine the evidence that emerged in the weeks following this disaster.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3807# / Source: PBS0

Outdoor Wisconsin

Snowmobile Safety/Smallmouth Bass/Snowboarding

February 17th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Dan Small looks at equipment and the proper procedures for safe snowmobile operation before he rides the trail in the Holy Hill area. Tom Newbauer and guide Dennis Radloff fish for smallmouth bass on Oconomowoc Lake. Debby Wolniak takes a look at equipment needed and techniques for snowboarding before giving it a try herself.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #2706 / Source: WMVS0

4th Street Forum

Inequality: Poverty's Companion? (At Alverno)"

February 18th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Forty-four million Americans live in poverty, ranking very high in national inequality. Can people escape the trap of poverty with its anxiety, low-self esteem and insecurity? Is it about individual initiative? Or must our high inequality be reduced before poverty is tamed? Enrique Figueroa, PhD, hosts. On the Road at Alverno College, Lampe Hall. Call 414-272-1733 x 4 for more information.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #916 / Source: WMVS

Antiques Roadshow

Des Moines, IA - Pt. 1

February 18th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Host Mark L. Walberg is joined by appraiser Wes Cowan at the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines to look at its collection of highly prized sand bottles by 19th-century Iowa folk artist Andrew Clemens. Highlights include a late-Victorian 14-karat gold vest chain and fob; a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs; and a rare collection of promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1507H / Source: PBS0

Ebert Presents at the Movies

February 19th / 6:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

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: 00:28:01 / Episode: #105H / Source: APTEX0

Movie

The Pink Panther (1964)

February 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

MI-5

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

Harry is brought to a group of Indian intelligence officers diguised as terror group, the Sacred Army of Righteous Vengeance. They release fake footage of his execution. Section D uncovers the deceptions and resorts to find Harry.

Length: 00:59:33 / Episode: #165Z / Source: BBC

This Little Light of Mine

February 20th / 3:00 am / MPTV 36.1

This "documusical" honors the ground breaking careers of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, two Grand Dames of classical music. Based on her original stage play, Soprano Adrienne Danrich celebrates the lives and triumphs of the two Divas with anecdotes, songs, and historical photos that bring their stories to life. Recorded at Wisconsin Lutheran College's Raabe Theater; Produced by Everett Marshburn and Directed by Raul Galvan.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: MPTV

Nature

Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey

February 20th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Colin Stafford-Johnson spent almost 600 days filming Broken Tail, one of the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in Ranthambore, one of India's best protected tiger reserves. Colin and his soundman, Salim, retrace the tiger's path and piece together the cub's last days--and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2809H / Source: PBS

Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House

February 20th / 7:00 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

Masterpiece Classic

Any Human Heart - Pt. 2

February 20th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Logan is happier than ever with second wife Freya and their daughter Stella. Then World War II begins and he goes on a series of spy missions for friend Ian Fleming, including surveillance of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. (Adapted from William Boyd's 2002 novel; starring: Matthew MacFadyen, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Kim Cattrall and Jim Broadbent).

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4106H / Source: PBS0

Price of Coffee

February 20th / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

For over 100 years, coffee was fundamental to the economy of Nicaragua, but the wars of the late 1970's and the 1980's destroyed the country's reputation as a premier producer of quality beans. The major issues of the worldwide coffee market are explored, including social factors, environmental sustainability, and the complicated bean to cup process.

Length: 00:27:26 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Jimmy Carter: American Experience

February 21st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

This film traces the ascent of an ambitious country boy from a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, to the Oval Office; it examines the failings of Jimmy Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970s; and explores the role religion played in his career.

Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #2306+ / Source: PBS0

Masterpiece Classic

Persuasion

February 21st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Sally Hawkins (Little Britain) appears as Anne Elliot, destined for spinsterhood at age 27 after being persuaded eight years earlier to refuse the proposal of dashing Captain Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones, Casanova). Then chance brings them together again, but now he is rich and free to play the field among eligible young beauties. Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) co-stars as Anne's spendthrift father. Adapted by Simon Burke. Directed by Adrian Shergold. Filmed in Bath.

Length: 01:25:27 / Episode: #3801Z / Source: PBS0

Women at Work

February 21st / 9:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

Jeannine Armour follows three successful women working in male-dominated careers; welding, firefighting, and custom bike design. Armour is no stranger to male dominated industries. As a "lumberjill" and commercial fisherwoman, she has worked alongside men for the past seven years, breaking boundaries and stereotypes every step of the way. Women at Work seeks to inspire and motivate young girls and women to follow their dreams regardless of society's perceived limits.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: MPTV

Pioneers of Television

Sitcoms

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

This four-part series examines the people who left their imprint on sitcoms, late-night, variety and game shows in the early days of the medium. Using never-before-seen images and showcasing timeless clips, the documentary examines the entertainers that provided the classic scenes that still amuse us today. This episode focuses on five key sitcoms: "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," "Make Room for Daddy," "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." The last remaining Honeymooner, Joyce Randolph, offers surprising insights into the mind of Jackie Gleason. Similarly, Marlo Thomas speaks candidly about her father, Danny. Andy Griffith offers forceful opinions about the people and techniques that made his show work. (1 of 4)

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #101H / Source: PBS0

Sherlock Holmes

Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

February 22nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Lady Frances Carfax is caught between an old family quarrel with her brother and a sinister horseman who seems to haunt her life. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) senses danger, but before he can reach her she disappears. (1 of 12)

Length: 00:50:31 / Episode: #301 / Source: EPS0

Frontline

Educating Sergeant Pantzke

February 22nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

As troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. government spending on veterans' education will more than double to $9.5 billion this year, and a growing percentage of this money has been ending up in the pockets of for-profit colleges. In a follow-up to FRONTLINE's College, Inc., correspondent Martin Smith investigates how the for-profit schools are aggressively recruiting huge numbers of new veterans with educational promises that many now question whether they can keep.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2909H / Source: PBS

Independent Lens

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

February 22nd / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

William S. Burrough's work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. government, but emerged to influence artists for generations to come. Burroughs' friends and colleagues remember the public persona and the private man.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1214 / Source: PBS0

Nova scienceNOW

What's The Next Big Thing?"

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

What are the technologies most likely to revolutionize life in the future? Engineers designing social robots are interviewed; tiny, two-wheeled, battery-powered cars called EN-Vs are profiled; and, Jay Keasling, a leading pioneer in the cutting-edge field of synthetic biology, shares his work on developing "designer" microbes that generate biofuels and medicines, which could save millions of lives and dollars with low-cost malaria drugs and clean-burning fuel. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #506# / Source: PBS0

NOVA

Venom: Nature's Killer

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

"Venom" follows two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures. Find out how nature's deadliest cocktails could be medicine's brightest new hope.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3808# / Source: PBS0

Jobs

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

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #102 / Source: MPTV

Outdoor Wisconsin

Northern Pike/Lakeshore State Park/ATV/Ice Cutter

February 24th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Dan Small gets some ice fishing tips for catching northern pike on Long Lake from Steve Wiedmeyer and Tom Gruenwald. Debby Wolniak learns about Lakeshore State Park, along the shore of Lake Michigan, from Tom Kroeger and what recreational opportunities and amenities the park has added to the urban environment. Dan gets a tip on how to safely use and operate a winch on an ATV. Dan Small joins a coast guard ice cutter in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #2707 / Source: WMVS0

4th Street Forum

Privacy: Checking You Out

February 25th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

For our grandparents, gossip and gumshoes were the great threats to privacy. Now our government, business, social network, online banking, and medical records are digitally collected. How much should today's hi-tech gumshoes know about us? Raul Vasquez moderates a discussion between experts and audience members, as they explore privacy and control. Free forums begin at noon on Thursdays at the historic landmark, Milwaukee Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. Call 414-272-1733 x 4.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #917 / Source: WMVS

American Experience

George H.W. Bush - Pt. 1

February 25th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

The life and career of the 41st president is explored. This first episode in a two-part biography series explores Bush's childhood, early career in Texas, his courtship of Barbara Bush, and his rise in the Republican Party. (1 of 2)

Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #2009 / Source: PBS0

Movie

Topkapi (1964)

February 26th / 10:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Lovers (Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell) recruit amateurs to steal a dagger from the palace museum in Istanbul. (Based on Eric Ambler's novel, The Light of Day)

Length: 01:59:30 / Episode: #179 / Source: APTSY0

Ebert Presents at the Movies

February 26th / 6:30 pm / MPTV 36.1

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: 00:28:01 / Episode: #106H / Source: APTEX0

Movie

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

February 26th / 7:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Inspector Clouseau is up to his old tricks again--driving his boss to insanity, blundering his way through an ingenious caper, and having the time of his life with a beautiful Russian spy. Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down star.

Length: 01:43:24 / Episode: #101 / Source: APTSY0

Athens: The Dawn of Democracy

Pt. 1

February 27th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

Historian Bettany Hughes examines the origins of democracy in ancient Greece, as she goes beneath modern-day Athens to discover the treasure trove of artifacts and human remains excavated by American archaeologists over decades--collecting vivid evidence of the Athenians who lived and died there at the dawn of democracy. (1 of 2).

Length: 00:56:30 / Episode: #101Z / Source: PBS0

Hines Farm Blues Club

February 28th / 11:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

During the late 1950s & 1960s, Hines Farm in rural Swanton, Ohio was one of the premier blues clubs in the Unites States. A sentimental journey through the legendary blues Mecca that was a cultural nexus for local African-Americans and blues and jazz entertainers.

Length: 00:57:20 / Episode: #0 / Source: APT0

Triangle Fire: American Experience

February 28th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

The Triangle Fire chronicles the 1911 fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killing one hundred and forty-eight young women and forever changed the relationship between labor and industry in the United States. A relationship that is still in question today as Americans re-examine the balance between the welfare of citizens and the motivations of global capitalism.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2307# / Source: PBS0

Masterpiece Classic

Miss Austen Regrets

February 28th / 8:00 pm /

Jane Austen wrote about romance and courtship from personal experience, so it is hard to believe that she never married. This biopic dramatizes Austen's lost loves: Harris Bigg, whose proposal she accepted and then rejected; Edward Brydges, whom she also refused; the tongue-tied vicar she teased mercilessly; and the young surgeon who arrived on the scene too late to steal her heart. Starring Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Greta Scacchi (The Player) and Hugh Bonneville (Notting Hill). Written by Gwyneth Hughes. Directed by Jeremy Lovering.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #3804Z / Source: PBS0

Alan K. Simpson: Nothing Else Matters

February 28th / 9:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

Wyoming's former Senator Al Simpson Alan K. Simpson describes his career in Washington DC and afterward, with the help of friends and colleagues including former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George H. W. Bush. The Senator explains he human side of events that many know only as headlines.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0