WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: AUGUST 2014

July 2014 Primetime Schedule (Printable Grid)
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August 2014 Primetime Schedule (Printable Grid)
August 2014 Create Schedule (Printable Grid)

MARK TWAIN
Tuesdays, July 29-August 5 at 8:00 p.m.
In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. In this two-part documentary, Ken Burns creates an illuminating portrait of one of the greatest writers in American history. Keith David narrates.
DUDAMEL CONDUCTS THE VERDI REQUIEM AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Friday, August 1 at 9:00 p.m.
In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).

MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY!
POIROT - SEASON 12

Sunday, August 3 at 9:00 p.m.
“Dead Man’s Folly” - premieres Sunday, August 3

David Suchet (“Henry VIII,” “The Way We Live Now”) returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.

MY WILD AFFAIR
Wednesday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart.
THE APPALACHIANS
Thursday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m.
THE APPALACHIANS tells the story of the people and the land of Appalachia. The film uses interviews with ordinary people, scholars, and musicians like Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash and others. This 3 disc DVD also contains excerpts from a never before seen interview with Johnny Cash (July 2003). The film’s original soundtrack makes this truly special.

SUZE ORMAN’S FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOU
Friday, August 8 at 9:00 p.m.
Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.

ROCK, POP & DOO WOP
Saturday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. &
Monday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Rock and pop legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s rock, pop and doo wop era in this MY MUSIC concert event. The special, recorded in May 2010, includes live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults.
ED SULLIVAN'S ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS: THE 60S
Saturday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m.
From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances – no plate spinners or dancing elephants – that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.
50S & 60S ROCK REWIND
Saturday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. &
Monday, August 11 at 10:00 p.m.

From “Love Me Tender” to “Only You,” “Wake Up Little Suzie” to “Dream Lover” and ” Long Tall Sally” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original Sha Na Na lineup, hosts.
JACKIE EVANCHO:
MUSIC OF THE MOVIES

Sunday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m.
In June 2011, eleven year-old singing sensation Jackie Evancho dazzled viewers with her first GREAT PERFORMANCES solo concert from the spectacular Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. In follow-up to her GP debut, the little girl with a big voice returns with a new special showcasing the great songs from the silver screen. Recorded in the movie palace splendor of the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Jackie puts her unique stamp on such audience favorites as “My Heart Will Go On” (Titanic), “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (The Lion King), “Pure Imagination” (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) and many more.
JIMMY VAN HEUSEN:
SWINGIN’ WITH FRANK & BING

Sunday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen, who wrote high-flying songs for his legendary pals: “Swinging on a Star” and “Moonlight Becomes You” for Bing Crosby and “Come Fly With Me” for Frank Sinatra, plus ”Call Me Irresponsible,” “The Tender Trap,” ”All the Way,” “High Hopes,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and many more. The program includes interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, John Pizzarelli and others, along with archival film and television clips of his timeless songs.
CLASSICAL REWIND
Sunday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police, among others.
RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY
Sunday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m.
Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, and interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, providing an overview and context for the series and what to expect next. Recall the high points of the DOWNTON ABBEY storyline, its memorable cast of characters, and both the great joy and wrenching sadness taking place at the abbey.
MUDDY WATERS &
THE ROLLING STONES LIVE

Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m.
On November 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing three nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to see legendary bluesman Muddy Waters perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining him on stage. Later, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Lefty Dizz also played their part. Luckily, this amazing blues night was captured on camera and has now been restored from the original footage, with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain.
DR. FUHRMAN’S END DIETING FOREVER!
Wednesday, August 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.
MASTERPIECE: BREATHLESS
Sundays, beginning August 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”).
“Part One” premieres August 24
“Part Two” premieres August 31
“Part Three” premieres September 7
DOROTHEA LANGE:
GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING

Friday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m.
Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.

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