StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Il Volo Notte Magica | Special Programming

Mar 6, 2017
Il Volo and Plácido Domingo at a podium
Courtesy of Angelo Trani / PBS

Wed.  March 15 at 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Il Volo perform in Florence, Italy, where they're joined by Plácido Domingo.

Patsy Cline | American Masters

Mar 6, 2017
Portrait: Patsy Cline
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises / PBS

Mon. March 13 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the life and legacy of the groundbreaking “Crazy” singer who defined modern country music.

Tom Jones | A Soundstage Special Event

Mar 6, 2017
Portrait: Tom Jones
Courtesy of Raney Images / PBS

Sun. March 12 at 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Ladies and gentlemen, don’t miss the incomparable Tom Jones as he takes the stage to perform repertoire from across his long and illustrious career! 

Africa's Great Civilizations

Feb 27, 2017
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in  Meroë in Sudan desert
Courtesy of Courtesy of Nutopia Limited / PBS

Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.

Spy in the Wild | A Nature Miniseries

Feb 27, 2017
Spy in the Wild - monkey robort
Courtesy of Stephen J. Downer/© John Downer Productions / PBS

Wed. March 1 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Go behind the scenes with our filmmakers for what goes into making films on “spies” in the wild!

Werther | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 26, 2017

Sat. Mar. 4 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio |  One of opera’s greatest depictions of impossible love, Werther is based on Goethe’s epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Merch Street S2: samuel diggs and home
Courtesy of Erik Heinila / PBS

Sun. March 5 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In the next episode of Mercy Street, after Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up!

Victoria on Masterpiece

Feb 22, 2017
Victoria in a carria
Courtesy of ITV Plc / PBS

Sun. Mar. 5 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In episode 7, on the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice and ventures among her subjects, attracting the devoted and demented alike.

John Lewis: Get in the Way

Feb 13, 2017
Courtesy of The Tennessean John Lewis and police in Nashville, 1961. / PBS

A profile of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a key figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. WATCH NOW

Smokey Robinson | The Library of Congress

Feb 10, 2017
Courtesy of Nick Spanos / PBS

Fri. Feb. 10 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy an all-star tribute to Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. 

Black Ballerina

Feb 10, 2017
Janet Collins - ballerina
PBS / PBS

Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. WATCH NOW

Birth of a Movement | Independent Lens

Feb 7, 2017
Courtesy of The Tennessean John Lewis and police in Nashville, 1961. / PBS

Learn how Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation sparked a dialogue on racism that continues today. WATCH NOW 

The Talk | Race in America

Feb 3, 2017
Courtesy of © 2016 THIRTEEN Productions LLC / PBS

Learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police. WATCH NOW

Ruby Ridge | American Experience

Feb 3, 2017
Courtesy of Dave Hunt / PBS

Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement. WATCH NOW

Accidental Courtesy | Independent Lens

Feb 3, 2017
Courtesy of Ben Barnes / PBS

Meet an African American musician out to challenge racism by befriending members of the KKK. WATCH NOW

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