Saturday, August 17, at 7 p. m. on 13
Repeated Wednesday, August 21, at 10: 30 p. m.; Thursday, August 22, at 1: 25 p. m.; and Saturday, August 24, at 10: 45 a. m. on 13
Was there ever a time when Elvis wasn’t king? This documentary takes us back to 1956 and the crucial turning point of his early career. Tour clips, classic stories and intimate interviews show a personal side of the man behind the legend. Highlights include Elvis’ original appearances on Steve Allen’s and Ed Sullivan’s television variety shows, along with vintage stage performances of “Shake, Rattle and Roll, ” ” Don’t be Cruel” and “Love Me Tender. ” A VHS cassette of this documentary is available for a membership renewal of $120.
Bradshaw On: Homecoming
Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, at 8: 50 p. m. and Friday, August 9, at 9: 30 p. m. on 2
Repeated Saturday and Sunday, August 10 -11, beginning at 12: 30 p. m. on 2
The nationally famous therapist calls this workshop on the “inner child” his “most powerful work. ” Focusing on helping people to resolve their grief from childhood, these 10 programs analyze early wounds from abandonment, abuse and neglect. The companion book to this series is available for a membership renewal of $120.
National Geographic Special: Cats: Caressing the Tiger
Monday, August 5, at 7 p. m. on 13 Repeated Wednesday, August 7, at 2 p. m. on 13
These furry felines are rapidly replacing the dog as America’s number one pet of choice. Call it elegance or independence-the nature of the domestic cat is very close to its exotic cousin. This program takes a look at the behavior, the mystique and the irresistible charm of the cat.
A Tribute to Harry Chapin
Tuesday, August 20. at 10: 30 p. m. on 13
The late Harry Chapin was more than just a songwriter. He was a master storyteller weaving people and places into his rhythms and rhymes. This star-studded performance at Carnegie Hall is a tribute to the legacy of music he left behind. Featured are performances of Chapin’s songs by Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar and others. Highlights include several clips and songs from Chapin’s own concert performances. A recording of this tribute is available on compact disc for a membership renewal of $120.
Moody Blues: Legend of a Band
Monday, August 19. at 10 p. m. on 13
Repeated Friday, August 23, at 1: 25 p. m. on 13
Many “Days of Future Passed” have come and gone since the Moody Blues first went “In Search of the Lost Chord. ” Still, their innovative music has endured almost two decades. This film “biography” includes 24 song performances as band members John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Graeme Edge and Justin Hayward candidly share the history of the band, their musical philosophies and the trials and tribulations of being together for 20 years. A choice of a VHS cassette or the compact disc recording of this special is available for a membership renewal of $120.
The I Love America Concert
Wednesday, August 14. at 7 p. m. on 13
Repeated Sunday, August 18, at 3: 30 p. m. on 13
Baritone Robert Merrill, together with the United States Air Force Band and the Singing Sergeants, presents a stirring concert of American music guaranteed to make you stand up and cheer Taped at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D. C., some of the patriotic favorites include “America the Beautiful, ” ” God Bless America. ” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and a special salute to the U. S. Armed Forces. The VHS cassette of this performance is available for a membership renewal of $120.
You Deserve… With Les Brown
Thursday, August 15, at 7 p. m on 13
Repeated Sunday, August 18, at 1 p. m. on 13
“Just say yes”… to your life, your dreams and your potential. Internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer Les Brown delivers an inspiring message for overcoming fear, making a commitment to happiness and taking control of your life. A VHS cassette of this special is available for a membership renewal of $120.
Cooking at the Academy
Saturdays at 4 p. m. beginning August 10 on 13
School was never like this! We’re Cooking at the Academy-the California Culinary Academy, that is. Modeled after the school’s standard curriculum, actual chefs/instructors teach the fundamental cooking techniques that are the foundation of all cuisines. Anyone who has ever dreamed of attending a professional cooking school will want to tune in for a semester of great testing – oops, tasting- results. The companion book to this new series is available for a membership renewal of $60.
Movie 2: Room With a View
Saturday, August 10, at 10: 20 p. m. on 2
A young English girl visiting Florence finds herself swept away by the city and the romantic pursuits of two decidedly different men. This charming and beautiful adaptation of the E. M. Forster novel received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture in 1986 and stars Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands (pictured), Maggie Smith and Daniel Day-Lewis. The VHS cassette of this acclaimed movie is available for a membership renewal of $120.
Saturday and Sunday. August 3-4. beginning at noon on 2
This epic series won unanimous praise and record-breaking audiences when it premiered in 1981. Enjoy, again, the acclaimed series Newsweek once described as”… quite simply, the most engrossing event of the television season. ” Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews sta as two friends whose lives inter twine under the spell of the Marchmain family’s wealth and self-destruction. The complete series is available on VHS cassette for a membership renewal of $600.
The Songs of the Civil War
Saturday, August 24. at 7 p. m. on 13
Repeated Sunday, August 25, at 10: 30 a. m. m 13
Soulful ballads, haunting in-strumentals, stirring anthems -the music of the Civil War-era reflects a tapestry of war-torn lives and events. Recording artists Richie Havens, Judy Collins, Waylon Jennings, John Hartford and other performers join together with producer Ken Burns and author Shelby Foote, for an inspirational evening of stories and songs. An audio cassette of the performances, including “Ashokan Farewell, ” is available for a membership renewal of $60.