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Check out our upcoming programs, and events!
May 24 - 26 and May 31 - June 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Be sure to tune in for six nights of auction fun! With hundreds of items donated by hundreds of supportive local businesses, there is something for everyone. Bid, Buy and Win some great items like restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, vacations, auto care packages and much more.
Streaming Nightly Beginning at 6:30 PM May 24 thru 26 & May 31 thru June 2nc
Watch six night of auction on your computer courtesy of the StreamGuys!
Sunday, May 29 at 8 PM and again at 9:30 PM
The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage, and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. One of PBS’ highest-rated programs, the multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, featuring a star-studded lineup performing in tribute to all Americans who have sacrificed for our country. The program is co-hosted by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise, two acclaimed actors dedicated to supporting veterans and troops. The concert’s mission is to unite the country in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen and to serve those who are grieving. Executive Producer Jerry Colbert says, “We think of the agony of the mother or father who lost a child, the spouses and children left behind, the people who are wounded in body and soul. And we do this memorial service to remember and
Monday, May 30th at 9 PM
What does it take to bring about peace? In TED Talks: War and Peace join host Baratunde Thurston to meet those who have experienced every aspect of war — fighters, journalists, psychologists, doctors and peacemakers — for a look at the impact of war and combat in our world. Learn how it affects every one of us in these extraordinary, passionate talks and performances from actor and veteran Adam Driver, who talks about his experience as a marine and how acting helped with his transition back to civilian life, journalist Sebastian Junger reflecting on PTSD after spending years reporting from war zones, author and humanitarian Samantha Nutt examining the proliferation and supply of small arms used to intimidate civilians in war-torn countries, Jamila Raqib, a peace activist and Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution who works on nonviolent solutions to some of the largest conflicts of the world, and activist and mother Christianne Boudreau conveying the emotional story of her son's con
Friday, June 3 at 9 PM
On December 11, 2014, 14 high-definition cameras captured a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of artists at the stunning Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, headlined by former Beach Boy co-founder and music legend Brian Wilson. The Grammy-winning performer/composer teamed up with an eclectic group of acclaimed musicians to perform beloved hits from his illustrious career, as well as selections from his new album, "No Pier Pressure". Songs include "Good Vibrations," "Sloop John B" and "Help Me Rhonda."
Saturday, June 4 at 9 PM
Don Henley, both as solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received many accolades, including eight Grammy Awards, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide. A respected, popular and critically celebrated musical artist, Henley is a founding member, vocalist and songwriter of the Eagles, who pioneered and epitomized a musical style of country, folk, rhythm and blues, rock and pop has become one of the most influential bands in America.
Sunday, June 5 at 8 PM
A Caribbean Mystery finds Miss Marple very far from St Mary Mead indeed… in a lavish hotel on the tropical island of St. Honore. But the Golden Palms resort proves itself to be far from the heavenly retreat it first seemed, when fellow guest Major Palgrave dies shortly after his arrival, following an evening of exotic food, Planter’s Punch, and a specially arranged “Voodoo show." Miss Marple alone is unconvinced by the “official” verdict of heart attack, and recruits the curmudgeonly business tycoon, Jason Rafiel, to be her reluctant sidekick. Together they unpick a web of deceit and “dark magic." But despite Miss Marple’s conviction that another murder is imminent, the local police chief, Inspector Daventry, stubbornly refuses to take this sweet-natured spinster seriously.
Wednesday, June 8th at 8 PM
Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," 30-year-old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, and nonstop around North and South America. RED DOT ON THE OCEAN is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him. Matt Rutherford’s childhood was fraught with obstacles. He grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggled with ADHD and learning disabilities, went to drug rehab at the age of 13, and lived on the streets and in juvenile detention. While attending a special high school, Matt discovered that he actually liked to learn and developed a passion to see the world. After graduating, Matt taught himself how to sail. He crossed the Atlantic alone to Europe, sailed south to Africa, and then came back across the Atlantic. Along the way he read about Ernest Shackleton and other Arctic explorers, and became obsessed with sailing
Thursday, June 9 at 8 PM
Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of Doc Martin’s highly anticipated seventh season, DOC MARTIN ̶ SEVEN GRUMPY SEASONS is public television’s third behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series. Featuring interviews with producers, cast members, and director Ben Gregor, this pledge special is an enjoyable sneak peek at what Martin Clunes – the Doc himself – is calling the “best” series yet.
Thursday, June 9 at 9:30 PM
CLOSE TO YOU: REMEMBERING THE CARPENTERS is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, features all of their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "Hurting Each Other," "Only Yesterday," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun."
Friday, June 10th at 9 PM
Join beloved funny lady Carol Burnett as she presents her own personally selected favorite moments from her long-running variety series "The Carol Burnett Show." Laugh along with Carol and her hilarious troupe of regulars — Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner — and special guests Steve Martin and Betty White. Several of the sketches Carol selected include footage from the first five years of the series, which have never been re-aired. For over a decade, Americans would gather round their TV sets to watch "The Carol Burnett Show." From 1967 to 1978, the prime-time comedy-variety series won 25 Emmy Awards, and showcased the wonderful wacky brand of comedy that was uniquely Carol's own. Carol's favorite sketches include some of her unforgettable characters — Starlet O'Hara, Norma Desmond, Mrs. Wiggins, and of course, Eunice, long suffering wife of Ed and daughter of Mama, as well as Tim Conway's "The Oldest Man"
Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM
Frequently referred to as “the Mount Rushmore of country music,” The Highwaymen – Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson – were American country music’s first bona fide supergroup, an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre’s pioneering stars. An essential musical and cultural influence, the Grammy-winning group was active from 1985 – 1995: recording three albums, touring the world and acting in the movie Stagecoach (1986).
Sunday, June 12 at 8 PM
Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday, January 27 at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. The special event honored her legendary 50 plus years in music with an intimate, career-spanning live performance. Baez performed alongside a remarkable array of superstar artists including: David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, and Richard Thompson.
Saturday, June 18 at 8 PM
Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.
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