AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS ON MPTV 10.1 HD & 36.1
August 8, 2010
Milwaukee, WI ¨C Entertaining, inspiring, and educational programs from MPTV will put some pep in the dog days of August. Concerts (new and old), vintage movies, historical adventures, nature investigations, comedies, how-to¡¯s, debate by candidates for governor, biographies, news essays, circus series preview, and war stories are scheduled in primetime. In addition to the month¡¯s highlights, local programs can be seen online at MPTV 10&36 Videos. Series include I Remember, Adelante, Black Nouveau, Outdoor Wisconsin, InterChange, and 4th Street Forum. Mini-series and specials include Arts Digest, Healthful Indian Cooking, Cooking Raw, and the Livingston Taylor Concert. The full schedule is at MPTV 10&36 Schedule. An alphabetic listing following the descriptive listings.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Jewish Americans ¡°Home¡±
By the 1950s, discrimination against Jews in daily life began to abate as quotas at universities and restrictions at resorts and housing gradually disappeared. Jews entered professions such as medicine, law and banking in record numbers, and Jewish American culture went mainstream as Jewish comedians came to dominate the new medium of television. This third and final program explores how Jewish Americans have and continue to weave themselves into the social, cultural, economic and political life of the country. Liev Schreiber narrates. (3 of 3)
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #103 / Source: PBS0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
Growing Greener Schools
Today's "green" focus is shedding light on the impact school buildings have on children's health. Many school districts across the country are taking "green" to a new level, establishing green school definitions and standards that will meet the needs of under-represented people, struggling schools, diverse communities and geographical regions.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: NETA0
MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Iwo Jima - 50 Years of Memories
Rare combat and rear-echelon footage not previously available to the public is included: some of this footage was home movies taken by U.S. combatants themselves. The entire narrative is composed of U.S. veterans recounting their experiences of the battle. There is no scripted voice-over narration, and no on-camera interviews--the voices and footage tell the story. Personal Diary and Letters: One of the veterans frequently quotes from a daily journal he kept on Iwo, as well as letters he wrote home before and during the fight. He survived the entire battle without a scratch (a rarity for a combat Marine), so his journal and letters weave a linear timeline to the entire campaign. The First Flag-Raising: No other recent documentary about Iwo Jima has even mentioned the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi--the flag that preceded the second flag (which was captured).
Length: 00:49:24 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY
MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Days That Shook the World ¡°Hiroshima¡±
The atomic bomb dropped onto the city of Hiroshima was the first ever to be used in a conflict situation. As a result of the attack, and the bombing of Nagasaki three days later, the Japanese surrendered and World War II ended. The story from the day of the bombing is told, from the point of view of the pilot and crew of the Enola Gay, those who made the decision and the inhabitants of Hiroshima.
Length: 00:50:12 / Episode: #0 / Source: BBC
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
POV ¡°The Way We Get By¡±
On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting nearly 800,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. This film is an intimate look at three of these greeters as they confront the universal losses that come with aging and rediscover their reason for living. Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet find the strength to overcome their personal battles and transform their lives through service. This inspirational and surprising story shatters the stereotypes of today's senior citizens as the greeters redefine the meaning of community.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2213H / Source: PBS0
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 36.1
Mystery of Memory
An eye-opening journey of discovery into the workings of the organ that forms memories, the brain. A look is taken at many medical challenges of today, including understanding how to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a leading mental health issue facing American veterans.
Length: 00:28:49 / Episode: #0H / Source: EPS0
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Great Performances at the Met ¡°Carmen¡±
El¨©na Garanca sings the title role opposite Roberto Alagna as Don Jose in director Richard Eyre's new production of Bizet's masterpiece. Barbara Frittoli is Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes plays the matador Escamillo. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. Renee Fleming hosts.
Length: 02:56:46 / Episode: #407H / Source: PBS0
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Live from the Artists Den ¡°Tori Amos¡±
Tori Amos is one of the most influential and respected artists of the modern era. The double-digit Grammy nominee has recorded 11 acclaimed studio albums (and gone platinum nearly 20 times) since emerging in the early '90s. The Veterans Room of New York City's Park Avenue Armory set the stage for a private concert by Tori Amos for 100 lucky fans, performing classics from her debut Little Earthquakes through to Abnormally Attracted to Sin.
Length: 00:56:45 / Episode: #202H / Source: APTEX0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Elvis: Return to Tupelo
To understand the true Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. The formative years of young Elvis Presley's life are traced, from his birth in 1935 in the depths of the Great Depression to his breakout year of 1956. The documentary uses Depression-era video footage, never-before-seen photos, early audio recordings and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Elvis' early life. Narrated by singer Kris Kristofferson.
Length: 00:54:18 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Based on Michael Steissguth's acclaimed book "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece," this program weaves together compelling interviews with archival photography of Johnny Cash's appearance on stage at Folsom Prison on Jan. 13, 1968. Rosanne Cash, band member Marty Stuart, former inmate Millard Dedman, and inmate/singer Glen Sherley, who famously wrote "Greystone Chapel" for Cash are featured.
Length: 00:57:42 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTPS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Movie: Jane Eyre (1971)
The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in a mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Starring Susannah York, Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins.
Length: 01:39:15 / Episode: #120 / Source: CRNTH
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Destination: World ¡°Hurricane on the Bayou¡±
Hurricane Katrina's impact on Louisiana's people, culture and geography is explored. Narrated Meryl Streep and driven by a rousing jazz, blues and gospel-fueled soundtrack, the cameras follow a group of four musicians as they explore the electrifying culture of New Orleans.
Length: 00:41:33 / Episode: #204 / Source: APTSY0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 10.1 HD
PBS Previews: Circus
A sneak preview of PBS' upcoming series "Circus," reveals a behind-the-scenes look at how the producers documented the dramatic lives of those working under the big tent to put on the traveling Big Apple Circus.
Length: 00:26:45 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD
History Detectives ¡°St. Valentine's Day Massacre, George Washington Miniature, Stalag 17¡±
History Detectives stares down the barrel of a shotgun for clues that one of Al Capone's men fired it in a Chicago gang massacre that shocked the nation. Wes Cowan sets out to discover whether an artist painted a portrait of Washington from life, and to uncover its surprising connection to the little-known abolitionists and patriot, White Matlack. Eduardo Pagan uncovers a stoic act of defiance and dignity behind the Stalag's barbwire.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #807H / Source: PBS0
MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Make 'em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
¡°Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs: Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses?/Breadwinners and Homemakers: Honey, I'm Home!¡±
In a country that has championed the idea of inclusiveness, the outsider has been a source of constant amusement. Featured: Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Andy Kaufman, Robin Williams, Cheech & Chong, Woody Allen and Steve Martin. (1 & 2 of 6)
Length: 01:56:46 / Episode: #101W / Source: PBS0
MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge
Arctic Mission is an exciting scientific voyage through the Arctic's fabled North-West Passage. Alain Belhumeur presents the climate machine in a global and historical context, showing climate variations the planet has experienced throughout its history.
Length: 00:51:59 / Episode: #102H / Source: NFB
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
NOVA ¡°Lord of the Ants¡±
While studying ants, E.O. Wilson struggled to comprehend the evolutionary forces that have led workers to forage and soldiers to fight, and in doing so became the architect of a controversial new discipline--sociobiology. His appreciation of the natural world has helped Wilson become an icon of our times--the ant man who sought to explain nature on earth, and who now fights for its survival.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #3510H / Source: PBS0
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
POV ¡°First Person Plural¡±
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Borshay Liem's heartfelt journey makes "First Person Plural" a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #1310 / Source: PBS0
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Sherlock Holmes ¡°The Empty House/ The Abbey Grange¡±
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)
The last of the Brackenstalls is dead and a shadow has fallen across the monogram and coat of arms. Sir Eustace has been bludgeoned to death in his dining room with a poker. Lady Mary, Sir Eustace's beautiful young Australian-born wife, has herself been attacked by a gang of intruders before the fatal encounter. What appears to be a common burglary later has Holmes (Jeremy Brett) reconsidering. (2 of 11)
Length each: 00:51:31 / Episode: #201-2 / Source: EPS0
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Human Spark ¡°Becoming Us/So Human, So Chimp/ Brain Matters¡±
Alan Alda is followed as he explores our uniquely human brains and tackles the differences between us and our extinct Neanderthal cousins. In this first of three episodes, Alda discovers Neanderthals were tenacious and resourceful, but they produced no art and employed a stone tool technology that changed little over millennia. The people who painted in caves, our ancestors, were strikingly different, possessed of the "human spark". Alda is on a mission to discover where and when the human spark first ignited. (1 of 3)
We are separated from our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees, by only one or two percent of our genes--and by some 6 million years of going our different evolutionary ways. Alan Alda sets out to explore differences, and quickly finds that the scientists studying chimps and other non-human primates are themselves separated into opposing worldviews. (2 of 3)
In the futuristic setting of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles, Alan Alda gets a highly detailed scan of his brain. Using high-tech imaging techniques, researchers explain how unique human abilities, also known as "the human spark," originate. (3 of 3)
Length each: 00:56:46 / Episode: #101-3H / Source: PBS0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 36.1
Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep
Get up-close and personal with creatures at the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium. This program includes footage of whale sharks, beluga whales, and a couple of spunky sea otters named Oz and Gracie.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0Z / Source: PBS0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010 / 6:30 PM / 36.1
Michel Legrand & Friends - 50 Years of Movies & Music
Jon Voight and Jennifer O'Neil host a concert in honor of composer Michel Legrand and his legendary work. The event, filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, pays musical tribute to some of Legrand¡¯s Academy Award-winning MGM movies, including Yentl, The Thomas Crown Affair and Summer of 42. Performers include Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Sting, George Benson, Patti Page, Steve Lawrence and Melissa Manchester.
Length: 01:29:00 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Music and Dance of Poland: Mazowsze
Mazowsze is internationally recognized as Poland's cultural ambassadors having performed over 6000 shows in cities around the world, including tours to the US. Their symphonic arrangements and dances have all been created from traditional performance styles that represent more than 30 regions in Poland. The music varies from Chopin to simple folk melodies beloved by the Poles for centuries. Recorded in the Polish National Opera House in Warsaw; narrated by Bobby Vinton.
Length: 00:56:56 / Episode: #0( / Source: WLIW0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind
This comprehensive collection of rare performances by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era offers an abundance of long-lost archival material that has been recovered from film vaults in the U.S. and Europe. The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, presents this treasure trove of precious and vital footage.
Length: 01:58:58 / Episode: #0 / Source: PFP0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 10.1 HD
Video Games Live
The power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert is mixed with the technology, fun and interactivity of a video game--synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state of the art lighting, and special FX.
Length: 00:58:24 / Episode: #0( / Source: PFP0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s, The Way We Were
Marvin Hamlisch hosts a television special featuring performers re-creating their big hits from the 1970s. BJ Thomas, Three Dog Night, Debby Boone, Gloria Gaynor and other stars perform. Filmed March 2010, at the Bezemes Family Theater at Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts in St. Charles, Missouri.
Length: 01:58:23 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 10.1 HD
Straight No Chaser - Live In New York
The a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser, presents an entertaining evening with material from their EP Six Pack and songs from their forthcoming album. The music is a mix of classic hits from the 1950's and 1960's, the Motown era, as well as contemporary pop hits with their classic twist.
Length: 00:53:41 / Episode: #101( / Source: PFP0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 36.1
Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club
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
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture
During a career that spanned three decades, Augustus Saint-Gaudens created nearly 150 works of art, including a number of major public monuments to heroes of the Civil War. The story of his personal life is woven around in-depth studies of five of his major works of art, including the contemplative Standing Lincoln in Lincoln Park, Chicago; the moving Shaw Memorial on Boston Common; the powerful Sherman Monument in Central Park; the serene Diana in the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the stirring Adams Memorial in Washington, DC. Actor Victor Garber narrates.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Morocco: Quest for the Kasbah
For centuries, Kasbahs--the walled residential quarters around Moroccan cities served as a refuge for African, Arab, Jewish and European traders, pirates and holy men traveling on ancient caravan routes. Today, these Kasbahs exemplify Morocco's determination to guard and preserve their rich multiculturalism. Richard Bangs travels to Morocco on a quest for the modern-day equivalent of the Kasbah. He begins his journey in Marrakesh, where he dips down to the seashore, travels over the mountains to Ouarzazate and treks to the desert on the country's far eastern border. Then, he works his way up to F¨¨s, far north to Tangier, and back to Rabat, ending in the city of Casablanca.
Length: 00:56:45 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Lincoln Center Special ¡°South Pacific¡±
Lincoln Center Theater¡¯s Tony-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein¡¯s classic tale of love and prejudice stars Kelli O¡¯Hara and Paulo Szot.
Length: 02:56:46 / Episode: #3503H / Source: PBS0
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Live from the Artists Den ¡°Corinne Bailey Rae¡±
In 2006 neo-soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae became only the fourth female British act in history to have her first album enter the UK charts at No. 1. Corinne's highly anticipated follow-up album, The Sea, was released in January 2010 and debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200. Beneath New York City's Maritime Hotel, under the paper lanterns and vaulted ceilings of the Japanese-themed Hiro Ballroom, Corinne gives her fans a special treat: an intimate performance showcasing her new hit album, The Sea, seven weeks before its release.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #204H / Source: APTEX0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
Award-winning director Leslie Woodhead examines how the Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain with their music and style. Even though the Beatles never performed in the Soviet Union, archival Soviet-era footage and interviews with Soviet Beatles fans, reveal how they managed to listen to the outlawed music of the Fab Four, changing their lives and giving them hope.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Paul McCartney in Red Square
For decades, the seminal rock music of the Beatles was banned by the Soviet government. Yet, the groundbreaking music of the Beatles could not be completely stifled by the repressive regime. The barriers came down for good on May 24, 2003 when Paul McCartney, during his first visit to Russia, performed before a rapturous crowd of 100,000 in Moscow's Red Square. Scenes from McCartney's whirlwind visit and performance are interwoven with interviews, classic Lennon/McCartney songs, Wings hits, and highlights from the musician's solo career.
Length: 00:48:03 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour
Two musical legends--Carole King and James Taylor join forces to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair's most beloved hits. (Recorded 2007)
Length: 01:27:57 / Episode: #0$ / Source: PFP0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 36.1
Lower Your Taxes! Now & Forever with Ed Slott
Certified Public Accountant Ed Slott answers questions to common retirement questions, including: how not to run out of money in retirement, ROTH IRA conversion traps, 10 steps to pay less tax, a rundown of key retirement terms, how to pick retirement professionals, and much more.
Length: 01:29:00 / Episode: #0V / Source: WLIW0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 / 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: Topper Returns (1941)
A beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer. Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, and Billie Burke star.
Length: 01:28:36 / Episode: #151 / Source: CRNTH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Get Down Tonight--The Disco Explosion (My Music #103)
KC and The Sunshine Band host a historic reunion from the superstars of the 1970s disco and dance era. This production features a mix of performances and classic archival clips from the disco days. Highlights include: Leo Sayer returning to America, for the first time in 30 years, to sing "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," Wild Cherry returning to the stage for the first time in three decades to "Play That Funky Music," and Martha Wash, of The Weather Girls, belting out "It's Raining Men."
Length: 01:59:01 / Episode: #0 / Source: PFP
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Katherine Jenkins - Believe - Live From the 02
Britain's favorite singer and the world's most successful classical crossover artist, the Welsh Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins, performs at The O2 arena as part of her Believe tour. Renowned for her heavenly and original interpretations of opera and pop standards, this concert sees the songstress covering more contemporary tracks as well. Recorded March 2010.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0( / Source: PFP0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 36.1
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death in 1977, this concert was staged at the Pyramid Arena in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis is reunited with his original TCB band, his back-up singers and musical director for a unique concert special, featuring Elvis from Hawaii in one of the biggest satellite concerts ever, and his supporting musicians and singers live on stage together in Memphis. This one-of-a-kind sold-out concert event has stirred audiences around the world and ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers.
Length: 01:27:28 / Episode: #0V / Source: PBSIP0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete
From his boyhood in Oklahoma and his gold-medal wins at the 1912 Summer Olympics, sports superstar Jim Thorpe's remarkable life is chronicled, including his subsequent fall from grace and later, his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency. Interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film are featured.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTEX0
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
In 1993 the late architect and MacArthur "genius" Samuel Mockbee started the Rural Studio, a design/build architecture program, in which students create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural Alabama. Guided by never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee, the film shows how a group of students use their creativity, ingenuity and compassion to craft a home for their charismatic client, "Music Man" Jimmie Lee Matthews.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Milwaukee Water Summit IV: The Blue Footprint
Water experts from around the world gather in Milwaukee to talk about our effect on the earth's water supplies. We all know that we leave a "Carbon Footprint" but do we leave a "Blue Footprint" as well? This "Water Summit" sponsored by the Milwaukee Water Council, features presentations by Dennis Dimick, environmental editor of National Geographic; actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr.; Veolia Water North America President/CEO Laurent Auguste, elected officials, and many others. (Recorded July 19, 2010)
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
POV ¡°The Edge of Dreaming¡±
Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie dreamed she would die at age 48--the next year. When Hardie does get ill, just as the dream predicted, her search takes her to neuroscience experts and finally a shaman. "The Edge of Dreaming" is an evocative, intimate chronicle of that year and a fascinating investigation into the human subconscious.
Length: 01:26:46 / Episode: #2309H / Source: PBS0
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Republican Primary Town Hall Debate
This WISN-TV/MPTV co-production presents the debate among the three major candidates for governor (Democrat Tom Barrett, and Republicans Mark Neumann and Scott Walker). Audiences in six locations (Eau Claire, Green Bay, LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau) are hooked up by satellite across the state and able to ask questions of the candidates. Mike Gousha of "Upfront" on WISN-TV and "On the Issues" on MPTV moderates, while Kathy Mykleby of WISN-TV and Dan Jones of MPTV host the Milwaukee audience. Additional partners in the presentation are Marquette University Law School and Wispolitics.com.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Frontline ¡°Law & Disorder¡±
Frontline investigates charges that New Orleans police officers inappropriately used lethal force against citizens during Hurricane Katrina and then tried to cover up their actions. FRONTLINE takes a fresh look at how the NOPD performed when the rules of civilized society collapsed.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #2818H / Source: PBS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Washing Away: After the Storms
Five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana's recovery is far from over. In this new program, a follow-up to 2006's "Washing Away: Losing Louisiana," which revealed the causes and consequences of coastal land lost through the eyes of six individuals living through it, the same six reveal both successes and setbacks as their coastline and culture continue to give way to the Gulf.
Length: 00:26:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
California Dreamin'--The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
This special celebrates the harmonious pop-rock group, The Mamas and the Papas, highlighting a wealth of classic television performances that have not been seen for more than 35 years. The special blends full-performance clips; rare home movies; exclusive interviews with members Michelle Phillips, John Phillips, and Denny Doherty; and vintage footage of the late Mama Cass Elliot.
Length: 00:59:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 / 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: Blood on the Sun (1945)
In pre-WWII Japan, a reporter (James Cagney) uncovers Japanese plans for world domination.
Length: 01:34:08 / Episode: #106 / Source: CRNTH
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 36.1
Small family farmers are making a comeback, growing healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. GOOD FOOD presents the unsung heroes of this emerging farm economy and the love they have for their work.
Length: 00:57:00 / Episode: #0 / Source: NETA0
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami
Miami played a critical role in the evolution of one of the significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay). This film chronicles Cassius Clay's arrival in Miami in the fall of 1960 (fresh from earning a gold medal in the Rome Olympics), his life in Overtown--a neighborhood that was considered "Harlem South" and a vibrant center of black entertainment and commerce--and his affiliation with the famed Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach. Over the course of the next few years--coinciding with the height of the national civil rights movement, Clay evolved both professionally and politically, piling up victories in the ring and adopting the black separatist teachings of the Nation of Islam. It was during this time that Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.
Length: 00:56:46 / Episode: #0H / Source: PBS0
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Magic of Audrey
Rare footage and interviews capture the allure and charisma of one of the world's most famous and photographed women. Audrey Hepburn's classic roles, personal life, fashion sense, and leading men are also highlighted.
Length: 00:47:25 / Episode: #0 / Source: APTSY0
MPTV 10/&36 August Highlights Alphabetical Listing
Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge Mon., 8/9, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind Sat., 8/14, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture Mon., 8/16, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
California Dreamin'--The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas Fri., 8/27, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour Sat., 8/21, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio Mon., 8/23, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10
Days That Shook the World ¡°Hiroshima¡± Mon., 8/2, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Destination: World ¡°Hurricane on the Bayou¡± Sun., 8/8, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert Sun., 8/22, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 36.1
Elvis: Return to Tupelo Fri., 8/6, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Frontline ¡°Law & Disorder¡± Wed., 8/25, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep Fri., 8/13, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 36.1
Get Down Tonight--The Disco Explosion (My Music #103) Sat., 8/21, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Good Food Sun., 8/29, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 36.1
Great Performances at the Met ¡°Carmen¡± Wed., 8/4, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Growing Greener Schools Sun., 8/1, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
History Detectives ¡°St. Valentine's Day Massacre/George Washington Miniature,/Stalag 17¡± Mon., 8/9, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 10.1 HD
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin Fri., 8/20, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Human Spark ¡°Becoming Us/So Human, So Chimp/Brain Matters¡± Wed., 8/11, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Iwo Jima - 50 Years of Memories Mon., 8/2, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Jewish Americans ¡°Home¡± Sun., 8/1, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete Sun., 8/22, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 36.1
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Fri., 8/6, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Katherine Jenkins - Believe - Live From the 02 Sun., 8/22, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Legend of Pancho Barnes & the Happy Bottom Riding Club Sun., 8/15, 2010 / 11:00 PM / 36.1
Lincoln Center Special ¡°South Pacific¡± Wed., 8/18, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Live from the Artists Den ¡°Corinne Bailey Rae¡± Thu., 8/19, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Live from the Artists Den ¡°Tori Amos¡± Thu., 8/5, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Lower Your Taxes! Now & Forever with Ed Slott Sat., 8/21, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 36.1
Magic of Audrey Mon., 8/30, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
Make 'em Laugh: The Funny Business of America ¡°Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs¡± Mon., 8/9, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s, the Way We Were Sun., 8/15, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Michel Legrand & Friends - 50 Years of Movies & Music Sat., 8/14, 2010 / 6:30 PM / 36.1
Milwaukee Water Summit IV: The Blue Footprint Tue., 8/24, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Movie: Blood on the Sun (1945) Sat., 8/28, 2010 / 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: Jane Eyre (1971) Sat., 8/7, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Movie: Topper Returns (1941) Sat., 8/21, 2010 / 10:30 PM / 36.1
Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami Mon., 8/30, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Music and Dance of Poland: Mazowsze Sat., 8/14, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Mystery of Memory Tue., 8/3, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 36.1
NOVA ¡°Lord of the Ants¡± Tue., 8/10, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Paul McCartney in Red Square Fri., 8/20, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 36.1
PBS Previews: Circus Sun., 8/8, 2010 / 9:30 PM / 10.1 HD
POV ¡°First Person Plural¡± Tue., 8/10, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
POV ¡°The Edge of Dreaming¡± Tue., 8/24, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
POV ¡°The Way We Get By¡± Tue., 8/3, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Purpose Morocco: Quest for the Kasbah Tue., 8/17, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Republican Primary Town Hall Debate Wed., 8/25, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Morocco: Quest for Kasbah Tue., 8/17, 2010 / 10:00 PM / 10.1 HD
Sherlock Holmes ¡°The Empty House/¡°The Abbey Grange¡± Tue., 8/10, 2010 / 8:00 PM / 36.1
Straight No Chaser - Live In New York Sun., 8/15, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 10.1 HD
Video Games Live Sat., 8/14, 2010 / 8:30 PM / 10.1 HD
Washing Away: After the Storms Wed., 8/25, 2010 / 9:00 PM / 10.1 HD
For the additional repeats of these programs, updates, and other information on Milwaukee Public Television, visit www://mptv.org; or call MPTV Viewer Services at 414-297-7520, 24 hours a day; or consult FINE TUNING, the MPTV Friends monthly viewing guide. Local and PBS program videos can be viewed online at www.mptv.org/video/. MPTV is also at Twitter and Facebook. Viewer comments are always welcome.
Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year: 10.1 HD, 36.1, 36.2 Vme, 36.3 World, 36.4 Create, 36.5 Classical, 36.6 Jazz, 36.7 Weather, and 36.8 Traffic. On September 1, the line-up will change to allow for a VHF and UHF simulcast of Channel 10.1 on both 10.1 HD and 36.2. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.
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Channel alignment as of 9/1/2010.
10.1 MPTV 10.1 HD
10.2 MPTV World
10.3 MPTV V-me (Spanish language PBS programming)
10.4 MPTV Weather (upgraded Accuweather)
36.1 MPTV 36.1 (HD in early 2011)
36.2 MPTV 36.2 Simulcast of 10.1 in standard definition
36.3 MPTV Create (How-to programs)
36.4 MPTV Classical music
36.5 MPTV Jazz music
36.6 MPTV Traffic