WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: JUNE 2015

June 2015 Primetime Schedule (Printable Grid)
June 2015 Create Schedule (Printable Grid)

JACKIE EVANCHO - AWAKENING
Monday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. & June 5 at 9:00 p.m.
Thrill to the soaring voices of the angelic Evancho and Cheyenne Jackson in a live concert at Pennsylvania’s magnificent Longwood Gardens. Performances include pieces from the classical canon, along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs.

30 DAYS TO A YOUNGER HEART
Monday, June 1 at 9:30 p.m.
Dr. Masley shares the surprising news that Metabolic Syndrome, also known as pre-diabetes – not high cholesterol – is the number one cause of cardiovascular disease. Since the term metabolic syndrome is new to most, the doctor describes how easy it is to determine your risk, and why so many Americans have it. Dr. Masley also educates viewers about the dangers of invasive, often unnecessary cardiovascular procedures.

JOHN DENVER – COUNTRY BOY
Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.

THE FORSYTE SAGA
Saturdays, beginning June 20 at 10:00 p.m.
Based on the classic novels by Nobel Prize-winning author John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga is a compelling drama of love, obsession, power, and money. The critically-acclaimed series spans three generations of the upwardly mobile Forsyte family at the turn of the 20th century. On the surface, the Forsytes are the ultimate powerful Victorian family–superior, arrogant, and confident–but underneath this imposing veneer lies a festering core of unhappy and brutal relationships.

MASTERPIECE - POLDARK
Sundays, beginning June 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Follow the dashing Captain Ross Poldark who returns from the American Revolution to find his personal life in tragic ruins–his father dead, the family fortune all but lost, and his former love engaged to his cousin. How the gallant hero meets the challenge makes a thrilling romantic yarn full of political intrigue and duels set along the Cornish coast.

THE CRIMSON FIELD
Sundays, beginning June 21 at 10:00 p.m.
Oona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics — their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

FIRST PEOPLES
Tuesdays, beginning June 24 at 9:00 p.m.
See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant.

CANCER – DEFEATING THE EMPEROR
Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Researchers discuss their work in the areas of clinical trials, nanotechnology and early detection of cancer. UVA’s research programs attract the greatest in scientific minds who work closely with clinicians to understand how cancer works and in what ways it can be eliminated.

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX – SEASON 3
Sundays, beginning June 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia and Alan plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline and Kate settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian.

1913: SEEDS OF CONFLICT
Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 p.m.
Examine the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict, sown in pre-World War I Ottoman Palestine. By weaving Arab and Jewish histories, the film dispels old myths and provides fresh insights into dramatic events that presaged a century of unrest.

ROOSEVELTS – EPISODES 5-7
Tuesdays, June 9 - 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Ken Burns’s 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.

TALES FROM THE ROYAL WARDROBE
Sunday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years. Learn why most kings and queens have carefully choreographed every aspect of their apparel and why, for those who haven’t, the consequences have sometimes been calamitous.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: CARMEN
Friday, June 26 at 10:00 p.m.
Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

WORLD ON TRIAL – DRONES AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Examine the legality of the use of unmanned drones by the U.S. government to target suspected terrorists. The U.S. inventory of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has grown from 167 in 2002 to over 7,500 today, and drones account for approximately 30 percent of all military aircraft. The U.S. military now trains more unmanned pilots than traditional fighter pilots. At least 40 other countries, including Russia, China and Iran are developing unmanned systems technology. The reach of this technology goes well beyond military use, and spans civil law enforcement and commercial uses.

CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
Sunday, June 28 at 3:00 p.m.
This program investigates the historic change to California’s Three Strikes law, which was the harshest sentencing law in the United States. Narrated by Campbell Scott, the film takes a penetrating look into the prison system, revealing the tremendous social and human implications of mass incarceration, and examines the importance of rethinking American criminal justice.

LEARNING ABOUT HEART DISEASE: AN EXPLORATION HEALTH SPECIAL
Sunday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m.
About 600,000 people in the United States die of heart disease every year. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms is key; unfortunately, many people are unaware of these important signals our bodies often give. In this one-hour special we learn how to protect the heart, lower blood pressure, reduce levels of bad cholesterol, eat healthier and focus on the right kind of exercise. We also speak with physicians who are encouraging their patients to be more proactive in their overall health care while providing them with the tools to have a healthier heart!

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: MOUNT RUSHMORE
Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota’s Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents. Together they constitute the world’s largest sculpture. The massive tableau inspires awe and bemusement. How, and when, was it carved? Who possessed the audacity to create such a gargantuan work? The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself. It is the tale of a hyperactive, temperamental artist whose talent and determination propelled the project, even as his ego and obsession threatened to tear it apart. It is the story of hucksterism and hyperbole, of a massive public works project in the midst of an economic depression. And it is the story of dozens of ordinary Americans who suddenly found themselves suspended high on a cliff face with drills and hammers as a sculptor they considered insane, Gutzon Borglum, directed them in the creation of what some would call a monstrosity and others a masterpiece. Michael Murphy narrates.

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