WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: SEPTEMBER 2014

September 2014 Primetime Schedule (Printable Grid)
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FIDEL CASTRO TAPES
Tuesday, September 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Rarely- and never-before-seen images tell the life story of the controversial leader of Cuba. To some an icon of resistance and to others the very face of dictatorial oppression, Fidel Castro was one of the most provocative political figures of the 20th century. THE FIDEL CASTRO TAPES chronicles how his drive and charisma catapulted him to power in Cuba and how he used these traits to maintain control of his country for nearly five decades and capture the attention of the world.
SECRETS OF WESTMINSTER
Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.
From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London emblems of historic British democracy. Today, this building stands as a monument to a fair and open political system, but was this always the case? Go inside its Gothic walls and discover the hidden worlds of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Around the corner is one of the world’s most famous churches, Westminster Abbey, steeped in Anglo-Saxon myth and legend, royal extortion and… dead people. More than 3,000 great men and women have been buried or memorialized here throughout the ages. It has hosted the coronation of every king and queen of England since 1066, as well as 16 royal weddings. Today, the building is still a church dedicated to regular worship, although it is a “Royal Peculiar,” subject only to the sovereign and not to any clergyman.

ENEMY OF THE REICH:
THE NOOR INAYAT KHAN STORY

Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Throughout the 1930′s, an unimaginable evil tore through Europe, as Hitler’s Third Reich terrorized its way to domination. During these tumultuous times, a young Muslim woman living in Paris found her calling. Noor Inayat Khan grew up in a home that fostered faith and hope. Leading with her heart, she overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston Churchill’s covert operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory. This is her story.

ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Sunday-Saturday, September 14-20 at 8:00 p.m.
Ken Burns’ seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
WVPT – A NEW BEGINNING
Thursday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m.
September 11th we officially unlock the doors at the new WVPT studios and offices. On this Patriot Day WVPT honors first responders - Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Hometown Heroes. The program will also feature highlights of upcoming PBS specials, a look back at past WVPT local programs and interviews with members of the community and their thoughts about how WVPT can strengthen its service to the community.

JAMES MCNEIL WHISTLER AND THE CASE FOR BEAUTY
Friday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m.
The original art star, Whistler was a caustic wit and man about town. For the first time, a film examines the biography of the man and the course of his career. Best known for his painting “Whistler’s Mother,” by his death, Whistler was one of the most recognized artists in Europe and is today placed in the first rank of modern painters. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.

STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR: BICENTENNIAL OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM
Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m.
The valiant defense of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13, 1814, during the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” His message 200 years ago and the poem he set to music quickly spread and became the rallying cry for the new nation. Today, “The Star Spangled Banner” plays a central part in our everyday lives, but it wasn’t until 1931 that Congress declared it our national anthem. On the occasion of the anthem’s 200th birthday, GREAT PERFORMANCES and Maryland Public Television present an entertainment event on the beautiful Baltimore Harbor front to commemorate the anthem’s creation and the courageous battle that inspired it.
F.S. KEY AND THE SONG THAT BUILT AMERICA
Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Francis Scott Key was an extraordinary individual universally known for his writing of The Star Spangled Banner, but his career is surprisingly much broader, more encompassing and reflects a person whose life journey has had great influence on America as a whole.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT:
A COWBOY'S RIDE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m.
Experience the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt bought a ranch, learned how to ride, shoot, hunt and acquired the skills that would make him a war hero and American President. It was in the Badlands of Dakota where young Roosevelt became a cowboy and learned about democracy and the American West.
AMERICAN MASTERS
THE BOOMER LIST

Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; and technology.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER:
SWEENEY TODD

Friday, September 26 at 9:00 p.m.
Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge... Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece returns to life in a bold new performance by The New York Philharmonic, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson.
MASTERPIECE: THE PARADISE (Season 2)
Premieres Sunday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Every fairy tale has its sequel. On the brink of happiness at the end of last season, retail genius John Moray and his “little champion,” Denise, find true love a bumpy ride indeed, as Katherine and her new husband scheme to wreck their lives. Joanna Vanderham stars as Denise, with Emun Elliott as Moray, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine and Ben Daniels as Katherine’s moody, malevolent spouse.

Virginia Farm Bureau

University of Virginia Health Center

Capital Ale House

Dominion Power

BRCC

JMU Forbes Center

Factory Antique Mall

Shenandoah Spring Water

One Block West

2010 South African Safaris

 

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