Come along as Ken Burns takes you on a journey through Sam Clemens’ early days on the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. At the same time, explore the other side of the writer – an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7 thru 8/5, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
In a special developing report, FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the investigative team behind The Lost Year in Iraq, The Torture Question, Endgame and Bush’s War traces the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence — exploring how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong and what happens next. Tune in tonight at 9, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world. More than a song festival, Laulupidu is an Estonian miracle that at least twice in history gave freedom to that country. TO BREATHE AS ONE explores the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes of the young members of the San Francisco-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, one of the few American choirs invited to participate. Tune in Thursday night at 10, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
As anyone who was there knows, this year’s KUAC Red Green Regatta will go down in history as the Regatta that did not launch! High water river conditions forced a “safety first” grounding of the annual flotilla-of-fun. But those floats and spectators that did come out were not disappointed by the ingenuity, spirit, and of course duct tape. Special thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made it all possible! See all the photos and award winners HERE.
We need your help! We have plenty of the now collectable 2014 RGR shirts available here at the station because of the “grounded” Regatta. Give us a call at 474-7491 to reserve yours today or visit HERE. See you next year, on the water!
ROSEMARY & THYME is a charming, contemporary crime series with a unique twist, as two gardening enthusiasts find themselves caught up in a series of murder mysteries. Combining beautiful British countryside and estate locations, gripping stories and strong performances, the storyline features two mature women looking for a new direction after major changes in their lives. Brought together by the sudden death of a mutual friend, lecturer Rosemary Boxer and newly-divorced former policewoman Laura Thyme discover a shared passion for horticulture and a talent for investigation. Tune in Friday nights at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. Tune in Sunday nights at 8 thru 8/3, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.