MPTV Premieres & Highlights: June 2013

Active with Arthritis with Vijay Vad, M.D.

June 1st / 12:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Dr. Vijay Vad provides up-to-date, state-of-the-art information on treatments and regimens that are proven to improve daily life for anyone suffering with osteoarthritis with emphasis on the common locations of osteoarthritis: knee and hip pain. Physical therapies; diet; supplements; injectables and surgical interventions are explained, along with the promising future of arthritis therapies.

The Omni Health Revolution with Tana Amen, RN & Dr. Daniel Amen, MD

June 1st / 3:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife, neurosurgical intensive care nurse Tana, explain how to take control of physical and mental health using the science of nutragenomics. They explain how the foods we eat talk directly to our genes. Their plan bridges the gap between strict vegetarian diets and extreme high protein diets, offering the perfect balance for optimal health and performance, including better energy, memory, and mood.

Il Volo We Are Love

June 1st / 8:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The three young Italian tenors, Piero Barone (19), Ignazio Boschetto(18) and Gianluca Ginoble (17) perform at The Fillmore Theatre in Miami, Florida. The concert showcases a stunning vocal framework by songwriter/producer Mark Portmann (Celine Dion, Josh Groban) and Latin Grammy winner Edgar Cortazar. Il Volo shows off their multilingual prowess, as they sing in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Recorded: March 26, 2013.

OUT In America

June 2nd / 2:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

An uplifting collection of unique, transformative stories and inspiring personal narratives are told through the lens of the country's most prominent LGBT figures and pioneers, as well as many average, yet extraordinary, citizens from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center

June 4th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

This centennial celebration honors one of American's greatest folk musician, Woody Guthrie. This concert brings John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Ry Cooder, Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash, The Old Crow Medicine Show, and others together to pay tribute to the music and the man. It's a celebration like no other, recorded live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Tribute to Les Paul-Thank You, Les

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

A star-studded line-up of performers honor guitar legend Les Paul and his beloved music and styles. Lou Pallo, the guitarist who was at Les' side for nearly 40-years leads them through the songs Les loved. Interviews with Les' musicians and friends provide insight to Les Paul's genius, industry impact, endless drive and sense of humor.

Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize

June 8th / 10:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Ellen DeGeneres at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. DeGeneres' distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, in film and in the literary world. Her syndicated talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has earned a total of 35 Daytime Emmy Awards. The Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain. (Recorded October 22, 2012)

Younger You with Dr. Howard Murad

June 8th / 3:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Dr. Howard Murad, an international authority on health and wellness, explains how to slow down and even reverse the aging process with a new system called Inclusive Health. He explains how restoring our cellular water is like drinking from a scientifically-supported fountain of youth Dr. Murad is a board-certified dermatologist, a trained pharmacist, associate clinical professor of medicine at UCLA, and best-selling author of five anti-aging books. He runs the world-renowned Murad Inclusive Medical Group in Los Angeles.

Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets

June 8th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Going out for breakfast can be a delicious, social and sometimes gritty pleasure. Producer Rick Sebak visits breakfast spots from Connecticut to Hawaii, sampling some classic as well as some unusual dishes. He chats with enthusiastic cooks, servers and pancake aficionados.

Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre 1982

June 8th / 9:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Experience the Doobie Brothers' last show of their "Farewell Tour" from 1982. The band performs their best-loved hits from across the decades and founding member Tom Johnston joins the crew on stage for the last two tracks. Several other former members, including original drummer John Hartman, Tiran Porter and Michael Hossack, participate in the celebratory finale of "Listen to the Music."

Great Performances at the Met


June 9th / 9:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. A military commander, Radames, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, Radames is loved by the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris, although he does not return her feelings.

Independent Lens

Love Free Or Die

June 9th / 10:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collided in 2003 when Gene Robinson became the first openly gay elected bishop. His elevation in the New Hampshire diocese ignited a worldwide firestorm in the Anglican Communion that has threatened schism. In the face of it all, Robinson confronts those who use religion as a means of oppression, and claims a place in the church and society for all.

The Grove

June 9th / 11:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The AIDS pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide, but few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. THE GROVE chronicles this garden's transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial.

Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began--Live from The Bushnell

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

Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester/Glee) performs American standards at Connecticut's Bushnell Theater. Highlights include "Lady is a Tramp," "Younger than Springtime," "Don't Mean a Thing," and "Ease on Down the Road". He is accompanied by an orchestra and his own funk-injected backup singers/dancers and band. Recorded in 2012.

Wisconsin Supper Clubs-An Old Fashioned Experience

June 9th / 6:30 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.

Catalina: Hollywood's Magical Island

June 9th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Santa Catalina Island, the magical island off the coast of California, was developed as a tourist hot spot in 1919 by chewing gum mogul William Wrigley, Jr. He set a course for Catalina's future in the world of art, sports, music and entertainment, making Catalina a secret playground for Hollywood stars. Using film, stills and interviews, the mystical splendors, natural beauty and romance of Catalina are revealed.

Independent Lens

Two Spirits

June 10th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. This film explores the life and death of a boy, who was also a girl, and the spiritual nature of gender.

Extraordinary Women

Grace Kelly

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

Grace Kelly had a privileged upbringing in Philadelphia, in fact, she was born to be a princess, but the young Grace was quiet and sensitive. By her teenage years, Grace had blossomed into a beautiful woman, picking up modeling jobs in order to finance her acting studies. A look is taken at her life, from her upbringing, her Hollywood career, marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco, and her untimely and mysterious death in 1982. (4 of 7)

Call the Midwife

June 10th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this six-part series is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London's East End in the 1950s. In the spring of 1957, newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. (1 of 6)

Paul McCartney Good Evening New York City

June 15th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The former Beatle and famed rocker Paul McCartney is captured on tape during his historic three-night christening of New York's Citi Field in July 2009. Features standout songs from the Beatles, Wings and McCartney's solo career--including "Drive My Car," "Got to Get You Into My Life," "Back in the USSR," "Band On the Run," "Live and Let Die" and "Flaming Pie".

Tomlinson Hill

June 16th / 11:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

In the mid-1800s just outside of Marlin, Texas, a slave plantation named Tomlinson Hill was founded by James K. Tomlinson. Despite the civil rights changes of the last 60 years, the region is still divided. Reporter Chris Tomlinson, a descendant of slave owner James K. Tomlinson, confronts the shame and guilt he feels from his ancestry and digs deeper into the real legacy of the area.

National Geographic Bee

June 16th / 3:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 25th consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek. Fourth- to eighth-graders compete for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly five million students to earn a place in the national championships.

Masterpiece Mystery!

Inspector Lewis, Series VI: Down Among The Fearful

June 16th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

When a psychic is found murdered, Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) and DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox) discover that the victim is really an Oxford psychology research fellow. As they probe further, the truth behind the psychic's double life unravels, revealing numerous suspects.

Extraordinary Women

Martha Gellhorn

June 17th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Martha Gellhorn became a war correspondent almost by accident when her lover, Ernest Hemingway, urged her to file a report from Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. It was the beginning of a remarkable career spanning some sixty years. She carried on reporting well into her eighties. Martha was committed to reporting the truth and she worked hard for her reputation as one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century. The remarkable life of the war correspondent, novelist, travel writer and journalist is chronicled.

The Wind Gods

June 23rd / 3:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

This thrilling, action-packed documentary follows the 33rd America's Cup yacht race. Oracle Corporation owner Larry Ellison's American Golden Gate Yacht Club, defeats the Swiss-owned yacht of Italian entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli. Beautifully shot with unique footage of the famous race, the film documents Ellison's effort to bring the America's Cup back to the United States after 18 years.

Cherish The Ladies: An Irish Homecoming

June 28th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The critically acclaimed Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies perform "The Cat's Meow, " "Down by the Salley Gardens," and "Trouble in the Fields". With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package.

The Last Morse

June 28th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The stars, creators and members of the supporting cast from "Inspector Morse" tell the story of how an unlikely idea became one of the most acclaimed, loved and popular series on British television and around the world. The Last Morse features interviews with actresses Frances Barber, Cheryl Campbell, Joanna David and Diana Quick; actors Richard Briers, Robert Hardy, and Jim Broadbent. Also interviewed are stars John Thaw ("Morse") and Kevin Whately ("Sergeant Lewis"). The series creators, Colin Dexter and Ted Childs, as well as writers and directors such as Anthony Minghella and John Madden, also comment on the series.

Annie: It's The Hard Knock Life, from Script To Stage

June 28th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

A behind-the-scenes look is taken at the development of the Broadway musical, "Annie". Cameras document the process of designing, casting, rehearsing and mounting the production. From the earliest discussions among the set and costume designers, through the casting process, into choreography and vocal rehearsals, onto the stage, and finally, into performance, the program follows the young cast's journey to Opening Night!


June 30th / 8:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

Anthem tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and explores the role of music and patriotism during The War of 1812. Musical performances are featured, as well as interviews with historians and music experts from the United States and Great Britain. They discuss the songs and events that influenced Key to write what would become the national anthem of the United States of America.

Lidia Celebrates America

Freedom and Independence

June 30th / 3:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Lidia Bastianich celebrates independence and freedom with different cultures across America. The celebrity cast includes actress Anna Deavere Smith, opera singer Renee Fleming, singer Martha Wainwright, chef Jacques Pepin and actor Alec Mapa. (1 of 2)