MPTV Premieres & Highlights: May 2011

Channel 10 Great TV Auction 2011

May 1st / 1:00 pm / MPTV 10.1 HD

New merchandise, certificates, services, art, antiques, and collectibles are auctioned off to support MPTV. Tune in, bid via phone or online, The auction is also streamed live on

Length: 01:59:59 / Episode: #111H

Our Holocaust Vacation

May 1st / 11:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

A Holocaust survivor travels through Central Europe with her family, revisiting her childhood haunts, seeing the locations of her wartime travails and hearing about the "little" acts of love that kept her alive. Filmmakers, Doniphan and Nicholas Blair, Doniphan's rebellious teenage daughter Irena, Nick's worrywart wife Tania, their joke-cracking gentile father Vachel, and their survivor mother Tonia.

Length: 00:57:51 / Episode: #0S / Source: NETA0



May 1st / 6:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

JOBS examines how social media is changing job hunting; profiles a master chef whose past is hindering his employability; speaks with a young woman who understands that finding work is a job unto itself; and, profiles a minister who learns to practice what he preaches. Denise Callaway and Mark Siegrist co-host.

Length: 00:26:46 / Source: MPTV

Masterpiece Classic

South Riding - Pt. 1 of 3

May 1st / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

A lively new headmistress brings progressive ideas to a conservative girls' school in Depression-era Yorkshire, sparking conflict -- and a powerful attraction -- with a stern, brooding landowner rooted in a troubled past. With its pounding surf and grinding poverty, South Riding presents a hardscrabble community still crippled from World War I, and its transformation, when infused with hope, through modernization, poetry, and even love. Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) stars in this three-part miniseries, adapted from Winifred Holtby's 1936 novel by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (Little Dorrit, Pride and Prejudice). Also starring are David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey).

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #4111# / Source: PBS0

Irena Sendler: in the Name of Their Mothers

May 1st / 9:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

During WWII, a group of young Polish women, some barely out of their teens, outfoxed the Nazis and rescued thousands of Jewish children from certain death. Over half a century later, 95-year-old Irena Sendler tells the true story, long suppressed in Communist Poland, of this daring conspiracy of women who risked their lives in the name of Warsaw's Jewish mothers.

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

Channel 10 Great TV Auction 2011

May 2nd / 5:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

New merchandise, certificates, services, art, antiques, and collectibles are auctioned off to support MPTV. Tune in, bid via phone or online, The auction is also streamed live on

Length: 01:59:59 / Episode: #119H

Changing Seas

Corals of the Deep

May 2nd / 7:00 pm / MPTV World 10.2

In the deep waters off Florida's Atlantic coast grow magnificent structures, capable of reaching 300 feet in height. These are the corals of the deep sea. Porcelain-white and centuries old, few humans have seen these delicate reefs. The team is followed on a dive, as they explore this mysterious underwater kingdom, threatened by destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling. (3 of 4) Part 4 airs at 7:30 p.m. Parts 1 & 2 repeat at 11:00 and 11:30 p.m.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #103 / Source: APTEX0

Stokes: An American Dream

May 3rd / 11:00 pm / MPTV World 10.2

Louis and Carl Stokes, two African-American brothers who changed the course of American politics are profiled. Carl, the first black mayor of a major American city, and Louis, the first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, overcame humble beginnings in their pursuit of high political office. This inspirational American story begins by chronicling the Stokes' poverty-stricken childhood in Depression-era Cleveland and moves through the Stokes' education, law careers and rise in political prominence during the turbulent civil rights era. Intimate recollections from their friends and colleagues, including President Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and former Cleveland Mayor Mike White are featured.

Length: 00:27:01 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0

Roads to Memphis: American Experience

May 3rd / 6:30 pm / MPTV World 10.2

This film tells the fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2207 / Source: PBS0

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968

May 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV World 10.2

On February 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three African-American students dying and 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College at Orangeburg. The shooting capped off four days of student protests over the desegregation of the city's only bowling alley. Often termed "the Kent State of the South," and pre-dating it by two years, the shooting marked the first time in U.S. history that police opened fire on students. SCARRED JUSTICE examines the tumultuous events of that day from a variety of perspectives and follows the ongoing efforts to seek justice for the victims.

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

Sherlock Holmes

The Empty House

May 3rd / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

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

Length: 00:50:42 / Episode: #201 / Source: EPS0

Lest We Forget - A Survivor's Story

May 4th / 11:00 pm / MPTV World 10.2

The life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff is traced, from his birth in Indonesia to his imprisonment in the Japanese slave labor camp responsible for building the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Potthoff survived the brutal heat, lack of food and vicious captors but remained haunted by his nightmarish four-year captivity in Thailand. Decades later, he began painting visceral yet spiritual scenes of POW camp life--the guards, beatings, jungle, escape attempts and those left behind. During the film, Potthoff, his family and friends, museum curators and an art collector each convey the historical and cultural value of Potthoff's work.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX


Salmon: Running The Gauntlet

May 4th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

This film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2812H / Source: PBS0


May 5th / 8:00 pm / MPTV 36.1

A diverse group of individuals and horses are followed for a year leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Footage captures the beauty of the breed, the thrilling nature of the sport, and the deep reservoir of history and tradition behind this equine wonder.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Secrets of the Dead

Escape from Auschwitz

May 5th / 8:00 pm / MPTV World 10.2

The story of the spectacular escape from Auschwitz in 1944 by two young Slovak Jews reveals what happened to the most urgent copy of a letter sent to Allies.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #702 / Source: PBS0

Garrow's Law

May 6th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

After losing his first case of defending a highway robber, idealistic lawyer William Garrow is instructed to defend a serving girl accused of infanticide of her own baby at childbirth. Inspired by the life of pioneering lawyer William Garrow, and based on actual legal cases from the late 18th century, GARROW'S LAW is set in the Old Bailey of Georgian London against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice. Starring: Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong and Lyndsey Marshall.

Length: 00:59:26 / Episode: #101H / Source: APTSY0


Gold Mine

May 6th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Harry Holmes, an old time scammer, is nailed by a cocky property developer, a man who thinks he can't be conned. Despite Mickey and Albert declaring the man untouchable, Danny makes a 50 pence bet with Mickey that the developer can be conned.

Length: 00:59:25 / Episode: #107 / Source: BBC


Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

May 7th / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

This crowd-pleasing comedy (with serious overtones) is about a free spirit (Robin Williams) whose wife (Sally Field) divorces him after 14 years. He can't bear being separated from his three kids, so he disguises himself (with an Oscar-winning makeup job) as a dowdy British housekeeper and gets himself hired to look after them. Also stars Pierce Brosnan and Harvey Fierstein. Based on the book "Alias Madame Doubtfire" by Anne Fine.

Length: 02:05:14 / Episode: #189H / Source: APTSY0


Princess Diana Pt. 2/Aung San Suu Kyi/Danny Kaye/Martina Navratilova/George Bernard Shaw

May 7th / 9:06 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

An engrossing look is taken at the clash that emerged between Princess Diana and the conservative British monarchy. The soft spoken, steely-willed Aung San Suu Kyi is profiled. Her father negotiated Burma's independence from Britain in 1947 and was later assassinated. Comedian Danny Kaye's career is chronicled. Tennis player Martina Navratilova's impressive career is highlighted. She holds a record nine Wimbledon Singles titles and holds 167 singles titles. The Irish author George Bernard Shaw's life is recounted. Famous for his wit and sly humor, he delighted in shaking up the social conservatism of the early 1900's.

Length: 00:23:00 / Episode: #110 / Source: WRLDW

Two Films By Tadashi Nakamura

May 8th / 10:00 pm / MPTV World 10.2

With a hip music track and never-before-seen archival footage, Pilgrimage tells how an abandoned WWII concentration camp (Manzanar) for Japanese Americans was transformed into a symbol of retrospection and solidarity for people of all ages, races and nationalities in our post 9/11 world. A Song for Ourselves shows how Chris' music unleashed the contagious energy of the Asian American Movement with an unrelenting passion for social justice and a live well lived.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Visa Dream

May 8th / 6:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

An elderly couple living in Mexico, attempts to secure a tourist visa in order to visit their children. An expensive and difficult proposition. Cameras follow them step-by-step through the application process. Specialists and officers detail the reasons why certain individuals receive visas while others do not. The film captures the tension as the family eagerly awaits the results of the interview.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0


Bears of the Last Frontier: City of Bears

May 8th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. Morgan experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2813# / Source: PBS0

Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter

May 8th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The creation of the San Francisco Opera's celebrated production of The Bonesetter's Daughter is followed. Based on Amy Tan's book, the opera is an ambitious, cross-cultural tour de force that brings together artists from China and the U.S. to tell a deeply moving story inspired by Tan's own family history.

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

Antiques Roadshow

Biloxi, Mississippi, Pt. 2

May 9th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Noel Barrett explore the world of vintage space toys. Highlights include a 1943 National League signed baseball; a circa 1770 sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery, made in Philadelphia and taken from an English print valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1514# / Source: PBS0

Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience

May 9th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music. This documentary is a blend of heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images and contemporary performances by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2310# / Source: PBS0

American Masters

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On

May 9th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

His standing among the most enduring 20th-century American musical artists is without question, yet his story is rarely told beyond the tragic circumstances of his death. Enormously talented and equally complicated, Gaye created an intimate style--full of honesty, integrity, and vulnerability. He was the Motown star who challenged and changed the face of black music. Extensive performance footage and insight from Mary Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Mos Def, and others, capture the tone and texture of a career that still leaves an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2102Z / Source: PBS0


Revolution '67

May 10th / 6:00 pm /

REVOLUTION '67 focuses on the explosive urban rebellion in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967, to reveal the long-standing racial, economic, and political forces which generated inner city poverty and perpetuate it today. Newark residents, police, officials, and urban commentators, including writer/activist Amiri Baraka, journalist Bob Herbert, prominent historians, and `60s activist Tom Hayden, recount the vivid, day-to-day details of the uprising.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2004 / Source: PBS0

Black In Latin America

Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet

May 10th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the history of of black in Mexico and Peru beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries. He examines the culture their descendants created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #104# / Source: PBS0


The Meth Epidemic

May 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has become big business, largely due to the efforts of two Mexican drug runners who began smuggling ephedrine--the same chemical used to make over-the-counter cold remedies--into California, by the ton. Hundreds of illegal meth labs are now operating in the western U.S., and the effects are sweeping the nation. From coast to coast, meth abuse is on the rise, but who's responsible? Is the government doing enough to crack down on this latest drug craze? In a reporting partnership with The Oregonian, FRONTLINE investigates America's addiction to meth, and exposes the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate three-billion-dollar cold remedy business.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2407Z / Source: PBS

Independent Lens


May 10th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Premiered at April MPTV Community Cinema.
As the first Muslim woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto evolved from a pampered princess to a polarizing politician in one of the most dangerous countries on Earth. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan in 2007 as her country's best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world.

Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #1222H / Source: PBS0

Black Nouveau

Freedom Walkers for Milwaukee

May 11th / 6:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

FREEDOM WALKERS FOR MILWAUKEE, a new special by MPTV Producer Everett L. Marshburn, is a half-hour documentary that captures Milwaukee's civil rights struggle in the middle of the 20th century. From 1890 to the 1970s, Milwaukee's African American population dramatically increased from less than a thousand people to over 100,000; but it had to fight for equal employment, open housing, and equitable educational opportunities. Through archival footage, photographs, and interviews with Milwaukeeans who participated in the struggle, the documentary sheds light on the events that earned Milwaukee the nickname, "The Selma of the North."

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #1931H / Source: WMVS

Secrets of the Dead

Sinking Atlantis

May 11th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Five thousand years ago, the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the Greek island of Crete. Drawing from the archaeological records and shocking new geological discoveries, archeologist Sandy MacGillivray connects fact with fiction and reveals the truth behind the reign and fall of the great Minoan civilization.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #802# / Source: PBS0

American Masters

Maestro James Levine: 40 Years at the Met

May 11th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine's life and current work are the subject of a documentary that captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style. (2011)
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2403# / Source: PBS0

Student Operations Day 2011

Day Long MPTV Student Productions

May 14th / 8:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

8 AM The Third Degree
Jake Curtis teaches a local bully how to be nice. (Produced by Dori Klitzka)

8:30 AM Asian Sensation
Easy and delicious Thai recipes are prepared. (Producers: Matt Meier, AJ Panyasopa, Ben Miller, Teiara Aschebrock)

9 AM Milwaukee's Hidden Chapel
A closer look is taken at Milwaukee's Zablocki VA Medical Center chapel. (Producer: James Zoltak)

9:30 AM At The Cinema
Milwaukee's prime movie viewing venues are highlighted. (Producers: Geoffrey Niezgoda, Andre Wehlre, Matt Meier, Teiara Aschebrock and James Gale)

10:15 AM Milwaukee's Professional Sports Teams
Milwaukee's professional sports teams are explored. (Producer: Patt Mott)

10:45 AM Milwaukee Made
This live feature event explores Milwaukee's creative culture--focusing on art, music, theatre, and food. (Producers: Antonio Cole and Jeff Lahti)

11 AM Off the Eatin Path
Some of Milwaukee's most popular "local" food and entertainment establishments are visited. Producers: Mike Vernik, Casey Williamson and Morgan Smith.

11:45 AM Milwaukee's Fashion Flava
Milwaukee's hottest fashion designers share their views on fashion and the role it plays in their lives. (Producer: Jordan McCormick)

12:45 PM Milwaukee Made
This live feature event explores Milwaukee's creative culture--focusing on art, music, theatre, and food. (Producers: Antonio Cole and Jeff Lahti)

1 PM Milwaukee Highlights
This insider's guide to Milwaukee's best places to visit features museums, breweries, performing venues and sports arenas. (Producers: Kevin Cate, Steven Ball, Luis Delgadillo and Tom Shaver)

1:45 PM The Earth Gives Life
A look is taken at the lives and legacies of both well-known and lesser-known environmentalists and their impact on Wisconsin. (Producer Jacob Fatke)

2:30 PM American Politics
Progressive Liberals and Tea Party Conservatives share their opinions on the changing political climate. (Producer: Kyle Pomfret)

3 PM Mount Mary Fashion Show
Designers taking part in Mt. Mary College's annual fashion show are followed as they prepare for the event. (Producer: Joe Ponto)

3:30 PM Lightfall
The work of several Milwaukee photographers specializing in urban exploration and light painting photography are highlighted. (Andrew Ilk)

4 PM Short/Epic
A look is taken at Milwaukee's film community and its prominent creative filmmakers and writers. (Producer: Trevor Foley)

4:30 PM Brew City Flood
A look is taken back at the devastating flood that took place in SE Wisconsin and Milwaukee on July 22, 2010. (Producer: Steve Paluch)

5 PM Our Clear Responsibility
The state of Milwaukee's fresh and ground water, its regulation and possible privatization are examined. (Producer: Phil Kraus)

5:30 PM Perseverance: Climbing The Flatland
When the notoriously harsh winter months roll around in the Midwest, climbers must overcome the cold weather in addition to the constant obstacle of flat land to continue to climb - even if that means climbing indoors or on shear walls of ice.

6 PM Let There Be Light
The principles of Creationism are discussed, including the belief that the Earth is relatively young rather than millions of year old. (Producer: Antonio Cole)

6:30 PM The End of a Dynasty
The history of Boy's Tech and Milwaukee Trade and Technical High Schools is traced. (Producer: Clifton Wilson)

7 PM First Robotics
A look is taken at the educational program FIRST, (For Inspiration, Recognition, Science, and Technology) which helps students prepare for a student career in college. (Producer: Jerome Kenealy)

7:30 PM Dead End
The dramatic story is told of a struggling young teen with a neglectful mother who lost her husband and eldest son to the streets. He is now faced with the decision to do right or wrong. (Producer: Nick Portis)

8 PM Maritime Live at Turner Hall
The Milwaukee band Maritime performs at Turner Hall. This special production was captured on film by MPTV/MATC students live on location. (Recorded April 9, 2011).

9:30 PM Got It?"
The challenges of suffering from the overwhelming effects of HIV are brought to life in this riveting drama. (Producer: LouRawls Burnett)

10 PM Don't Believe The Lie
This inspirational documentary profiles ex-cons and gang members becoming role models to kids. (Producer: Gavin Weitzer)

10:30 PM The Lonely Man In Darkness
Producer Taylor Imm's drama follows a vigilante seeking revenge for the death of his partner.

11 PM Spring Milwaukee
A lovely music and video montage of Milwaukee during spring season is presented. (Producers: Paul Cotter, Will Picard, AJ Panyasopa, Darrell Holman)

11:30 PM Grand Tour of Milwaukee
Some of Milwaukee's most popular tourist destinations are visited. (Producers: Blake Weiting, Dan Joerres, Brandon Hammes, Maddy Modrinski)


Three programs

May 18th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

7 PM Secrets of the Dead "The Silver Pharaoh"

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

8 PM NOVA "Riddles of the Sphinx"

An international team of archeologists, architects and engineers race against time to save the Sphinx from erosion. With the aid of the most advanced digital 3D model ever constructed, they hope to save the Sphinx before it is too late. Along the way, the team, led by Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner solve the riddles that have eluded the rescue missions of Pharaohs, Caesars and Emperors for more than 3,000 years. Who is the Sphinx and what did it symbolize? How was it built, when and by whom? NOVA follows the team to find out if they can reverse the destructive forces of man and nature to save this wonder of the ancient world.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3703# / Source: PBS0

9 PM NOVA "Building Pharaoh's Ship"

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. This journey is intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's most impressive temples, but was it real? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on the mysterious carving, and then launch it into the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3702H / Source: PBS0

Outdoor Wisconsin

Milwaukee River Fish Passage/Mcmiller Sports Ctr."

May 18th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Dan Small looks at a fish passage on the Milwaukee River at Thiensville with Ozaukee County Fish Passage Program Manager Matt Aho. Dan tours the shooting ranges at McMiller Sports Center in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest with manager Kirk Pauley. Former producer Linda Cieslik flies for the first time in an ultra-light aircraft with John Ward.

Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #2725 / Source: WMVS0

Midsomer Murders

Death of a Stranger, Pt .1

May 19th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Thursday, May 19, 2011 / 8:00 PM
"Detective Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. (1 of 2)

Length: 00:47:17 / Episode: #303Z / Source: APTSY0

Wisconsin Supper Clubs - Old Fashioned Experience

May 19th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Producer Ron Faiola captures the charming detail of 15 Wisconsin supper clubs from all corners of Wisconsin. Faiola reveals how supper clubs are defined and their impact on Wisconsin's food culture.

Length: 00:55:33 / Episode: #0 / Source: INDEP

4th Street Forum

Milwaukee Tomorrow: Leadership & Vision for a Great City

May 20th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Panelists and audience members exchange ideas on creative leadership will thrust our region forward. Host: Denise Callaway, Business and Community Partnerships Coordinator, MPS. 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: #925 / Source: WMVS

Movie: Royal Wedding (1951)

May 21st / 10:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star as brother and sister who perform in London at the time of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding.

Length: 01:33:08 / Episode: #139 / Source: CRNTH

Great Famine: American Experience

May 22nd / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign. This documentary reveals the riveting story of America's engagement with a distant and desperate people--and the massive humanitarian campaign championed by Herbert Hoover.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2308H / Source: PBS0

Masterpiece Mystery! and Follow-up Special

Poirot X: Murder on the Orient Express

May 22nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

David Suchet stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's most popular novel. While on the Orient Express from Istanbul to London, the train becomes caught in a snowdrift and a passenger is found brutally murdered mid-voyage. Poirot is called upon to investigate the crime and find the culprit. Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Hugh Bonneville (Miss Austen Regrets) and David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility) guest star.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #4018# / Source: PBS0

9:30 PM David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special
With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography, and fascinating stories, David Suchet (Poirot) goes on an excursion aboard the modern-day Orient Express. This one-hour program is a teaser special for "Masterpiece's: Poirot 'Murder on the Orient Express".
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0

Alaska: Silence & Solitude

May 22nd / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Venture into the remote wilderness of Alaska to experience the spectacular scenery, encounter bull moose, caribou, dahl sheep, grizzly bear, and meet Dick Proenneke who has lived by himself in this "one man wilderness" for over 30 years. For those who dream of a true wilderness experience in the wilds of Alaska, this program is a must-see.

Length: 00:56:57 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0

Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star

May 23rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

This is a look at the exceptional life of an entertainer, who can also claim a Congressional gold medal as one of his achievements. Hosted by Les Brown, Jr., son of Hope's bandleader of 49 years, the program contains a wealth of clips culled from all the phases of Hope's long career: his NBC radio show, his many overseas military shows, his television series, and his long movie career. Hope's appearances with every U.S. president, from F.D.R. to Bill Clinton, are also featured.

Length: 00:58:48 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0

Korea - The Forgotten War In Colour


May 24th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The story of the Korean War is told through powerful color imagery, dramatic musical score and soundscape. In this first of two parts, the summer of 1950 sees the people of Korea trapped in the vice-like grip of the beginnings of the Cold War, as the two new superpowers of the postwar world flex their muscles--the United States and the Soviet Union. (1 of 2)

Length: 00:46:49 / Episode: #101H / Source: APTSY0

American Road to Victory

The Americans in the Bulge

May 24th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Ellwood Von Siebold tours the frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, Saint Vith, and Bastogne, to learn how the gallant actions of the US forces surprised the NAZI plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies. (3 of 3)

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #103H / Source: NETA0

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May 24th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

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Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2915H / Source: PBS

Austin City Limits

Sarah McLachlan/Duffy

May 26th / 11:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Sarah McLachlan graces the ACL stage in support of her greatest hits set, Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan. British rising star Duffy follows with grooving pop soul.

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3413H / Source: PBSPL0

Gathering of Mustangs and Legends: The Final Roundup

May 26th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Cameras capture stunning footage, an array of aerobatic and military aircraft performances, and the sights and sounds from the once-in-a lifetime Gathering of Mustangs and Legends Air Show at the Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. (Recorded 2007).

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0

Antiques Roadshow

Washington, Dc - Hour One

May 27th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters of the U.S. State Department. The diplomatic reception rooms are also visited, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set.

Channel: 10.1

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1516H / Source: PBS0

Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience

We Are Elected

May 27th / 9:00 pm /

The Lincoln marriage is both tempestuous and passionate: she has a temper; he suffers bouts of depression. A look is taken at how their shared political ambition sent Abraham to the House of Representatives and later, to the presidency. (2 of 6)

Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #102H / Source: PBS0

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Painter Andrea Rojas/Core/El Centro/Mi Voz

May 28th / 6:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The exhibit "Freedom Without Borders" by Colombian painter Andrea Rojas is highlighted. Staff from CORE/El Centro discuss natural healing therapies offered to individuals of all income levels. The website "Mi Voz," founded by Andrea Mendez is explored. It lists upcoming Latino events. Host and Producer: Patricia Gomez.

Length: 00:26:59 / Episode: #1211 / Source: WMVS

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Movie: Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

May 28th / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Gun-toting bank robbers (Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway) start a trail of terror, as they blaze through the Southwest in the '30s. Also starring: Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons. Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress-Parsons.

Length: 01:50:38 / Episode: #184H / Source: APTSY0

National Memorial Day Concert

May 29th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, an all-star line-up performs with the National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The concert honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, and all those who have given their lives for this country. Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI:NEW YORK) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) co-host. The U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff also participate in the event along with the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2011H / Source: PBS0

Hold at All Costs

May 29th / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The build-up, events and aftermath of a desperate battle during the Korean War's closing months is examined. The film charts the epic attack and defense of Outpost Harry, where American, Greek and South Korean soldiers overcame incredible odds to protect a vital position against a massive Chinese barrage.

Length: 01:24:55 / Episode: #0H / Source: APTEX0

Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America

May 29th / 8:30 pm /

Considered controversial at the time, this 1969 CBS television program features footage of Simon and Garfunkel on stage, in the studio and on tour. It also integrates video montages of key events of the era, including news clips of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, activist Cesar Chavez, and the Poor People's March on Washington. Songs include: "America," "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright," and several others.

Length: 00:51:49 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTPS0

Milwaukee's Forest Home Cemetery

May 29th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Host Dan Jones takes a look at the history of one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Milwaukee, WI. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in the year 2000, the 200-acre Forest Home Cemetery is a final resting place to more than 100,000 former Milwaukee-area residents--including some nationally known names like Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz, and war hero Billy Mitchell.

Length: 00:54:06 / Episode: #0 / Source: WMVS0