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UEN-TV Programs Celebrate Woman's History Month

Evening with Ursula Burns, Mar 1, 2014 9:00 PM
Hosted by journalist Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Ursula Burns, provides a rare inside look into the life and career of the amazing business icon Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to head a Fortune 500 company. This engaging and informative interview provides important background on Burns' meteoric rise through the ranks of corporate America as she talks candidly about her poor upbringing on Manhattan's Lower East Side, her mother's, Olga's, heroic efforts to raise three children as a single mother, her start at Xerox as a young engineering intern and how intellect, mentorship by others, hard work and business savvy led to her unprecedented success. The rapport between Ms. Burns and PBS TV journalist Gwen Ifill is engaging.

 

Wendy Whelan - Moments of Grace, Saturday, Mar 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Wendy Whelan has been a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet (NYCB) since 1991. However, after decades at the height of her profession in New York, Whelan's childhood and roots in Louisville, Kentucky, still inspire her. This new documentary tells the story of this top American ballet star, including behind-the scenes footage of the NYCB, including classes, warm ups, rehearsals, and finally, a performance onstage at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Along the way, we meet world-famous choreographer Christopher Wheeldon; Whelan's husband, photographer David Michalek; and NYCB soloist Craig Hall, one of her regular dance partners.

 

Women in Chemistry: Life Lessons from the Laboratory, Monday, March 3 at 9 p.m.
A documentary profiling eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to the field of chemistry. The Women in Chemistry project set out to present a group of eminent women chemists in all their dimensions principally to inspire young women to consider careers in the chemical and molecular sciences.

 

Southern Belle, Tuesday, March 4 at 9:00p.m.
The Civil War ended 145 years ago, but the spirit of rebellion lives on in the South, even in something as innocent as a summer camp. SOUTHERN BELLE takes an insider's look at the 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School in Columbia, Tenn., where the antebellum South attempts to rise again. Every summer, young women ages 14 to 18 eagerly sign up to transform themselves into the iconic and romantic image of Southern identity - the Southern belle, replete with hoop skirt, hat and gloves and singing the region's anthem, "Dixie." For the first time, cameras closely shadow the students and teachers during this intensive week of historical reenactment, which culminates in a ball attended by the Jackson Cadets, the male equivalent of the 1861 Athenaeum Girls.

 

The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness, Wednesday, March 5 at 9 p.m.
The World of Julia Peterkin chronicles the controversial life of author Julia Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize winner for her sensitive portrayal of rural African Americans of the 1920's. Hailed by W.E.B. Du Bois for her "eye and ear to see beauty and hear truth," this white plantation mistress shattered stereotypes of race and gender before she inexplicably stopped writing at the height of her career.

 

History of Women's Achievement in America, Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning March 5
The unique and independent American woman: adventurer... pioneer... poet... mother... educator... artist... freedom fighter. A History of Women's Achievement in America examines the 400-year history of American women's inspiring accomplishments and victories. Without the American woman's pioneering fortitude, the early colonies at Jamestown and Plymouth Plantation, would not have survived. From then on, millions of American pioneer women would push the frontier ever forward. Destined to play an essential role in the shaping of the United States; American women forged an identity unlike any other in the world.

 

Driven to Ride, Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Since the 1870′s women have been DRIVEN TO RIDE...Two-wheeled vehicles gave women a first real taste of the wild thrill found in unfettered mobility. Victorian Age corsets and billowing skirts were set aside as riding unleashed the power hidden within and the freedom to give that power pursuit. Women continue to shape and push the boundaries of two-wheeled freedom. The call of the road stirs in their blood, a call they answer down a thousand Interstates, and black-tops, and dusty country roads. Highways and byways that sail past in the raw sweep of wide-open spaces. Women climb aboard and tear off - embracing the wild exhilaration of acceleration...Driven to Ride.

 

Tea and Justice: NYPD's First Asian Women Officers, Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Tea & Justice chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s-the first Asian women to become members of a force that was largely white and predominantly male. In this award-winning documentary, Officer Trish Ormsby and Detectives Agnes Chan and Christine Leung share their fascinating stories about careers and personal lives, as well as satisfactions and risks on the job, the stereotypes they defied, and how they persevered.

 

A Reason to Dance, Sunday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
As a mother, teacher, and dancer, China Smith is on a quest to spread awareness about the mixed nature and diversity of the African diaspora through contemporary dance. Her company, Ballet Afrique, employs a synthesis of ballet and modern blended with Afrocentric undertones to articulate the human condition and spirit through the unbounded art form of dance. As Smith wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet, she continues to cement herself as an indelible and essential part of the dance scene.

 

No Going Back: Women and the War, Wednesday, March 12 at 8 p.m.
North of the Mason-Dixon line, the Industrial Revolution of the mid-19th century drew increasing numbers of women out of the home and into the factories. In the agrarian, antebellum South, no such exodus occurred. Many Southerners perceived the forces of modernization - including the early rumblings of the women's suffrage movement - as a threat to their traditional way of life. However, as Fort Sumter fell in April of 1861, so too would many firmly held cultural and societal beliefs about "a woman's place."

 

Kung Fu Master – Zhao Jianyang, Saturday, March 15 at 8:30 p.m.
There are two schools of Kung Fu in China. The quick fight Kung Fu known to the West is Shaolin Style. Master Zhao represents another MAJOR style - the Wudang Kung FU. As she explained in the documentary, Wudang Kung Fu is Internal, It's much slower. But it can be more powerful. Kung Fu Master: Zhao Jianying is about Zhao Jianying, an 86 year old Kung Fu Master, was born on Wudang Moutain in China's Hubei province. As a child she suffered severe illness, until one day a soldier noticed how sick she was and offered to teach her Kung Fu, an art form that literally saved her life. Though she was a girl and it was uncommon at that time for girls to learn Kung Fu, it was her passion for Kung Fu that shaped her life.

 

Mayme Kratz, Sunday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Mayme Kratz is an established Arizona artist, a collector of biological odds and ends, materials harvested from frequently overlooked desert debris. Her cast resin sculptures highlight the interconnectedness of nature and space and the creative spirit, as if Kratz has fostered a three-dimensional language to express the crucial elements of poetry. This examination of light, color and form causes us to reconsider what it means to pause and pay attention.

 

War Zone / Comfort Zone, Thursday, March 20 at 9 p.m.
Women account for roughly 14 percent of the active-duty U.S. military and more than 24 percent of the National Guard, yet they often receive less than a hero's welcome upon their return to civilian life. Many face poverty, homelessness and joblessness; deal with the psychological and physiological effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from military sexual trauma and combatrelated injuries; and often receive poor service from a Veterans Administration ill-equipped and, in some cases, unwilling to help them. The Emmy?? -nominated documentary WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE uncovers the plight of these veterans through the intense and personal stories of four women veterans coping with life after their military service.

 

Soma Girls, Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
SOMA GIRLS (2009) explores the lives of girls growing up in a hostel in Kolkata, India. From ages 6 to 17, the film follows these intelligent, funny and high-energy girls as they overcome extraordinary circumstances to lead ordinary lives. Official Selection - 2010 South Side Film Festival, 12th Mecal International Short Film Festival (Barcelona), Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival.

 

Apache 8, Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe who has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters. Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. APACHE 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time.

 

New Glass at Wheaton, Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
NEW GLASS AT WHEATON explores the world of New Jersey's Creative Glass Center of America, where fellowship artists pursue their creative visions. Cameras follow three young residents as they manipulate glass in new and unexpected ways. Charlotte Potter creates tongue-in-cheek "antler art" in response to the kitschy Western art seen in her hometown of Jackson Hole, WY. Rika Hawes creates large-scale versions of her jagged, broken-glass installation pieces. Kim Harty continues her exploration of conceptual themes and performance work. One of her projects, "Synchro Blow" - a process in which two glassblowers simultaneously create the same form - spurs the development of a glass "circus."

 

Life is a Banquet: the Rosalind Russell Story, Sunday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood's Golden Era and was paired with many of the luminaries of that time, including Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas. Long an advocate for those with disabilities, late in life this unique and pioneering talent was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Whether considered for her sophisticated comedy roles or dignity under duress, her humanity shines through.

 

Get Real! Wise Women Speak, Thursday, March 27 at 9 p.m.
This award-winning documentary features extraordinary women and the inner fire which propels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world. The film creates a vivid mosaic, weaving together ancient archetypes, modern-day stories and interviews, impressionistic re-enactments and an original score of Celtic and world-influenced music by Jamshied Sharifi. Featuring Marianne Williamson, Della Reese, Jane Fonda, Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Earle, Susan L. Taylor, Tenzin Palmo, Jody Williams, Indigenous Grandmothers Agnes Baker Pilgram and Flordemayo, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Laura Carstensen, Angeles Arrien, Linda Leitch, Swanee Hunt, Vivian Castleberry, Roberta Pollard and Martha Jackson-Javis. All Audience Award, Soho Film Fest; Mission Award, Miami Women's International Film Festival; Audience Award, LA Awareness Film Festival; 1st Place Award, My Hero Project Film Festival.

 

Service: When Women Come Marching Home, Saturday, March 29 at 9 p.m.
SERVICE takes the audience on a journey from the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee and from Iraq to urban New York City. It shows women functioning as fully accepted and contributing members of a military unit as well as the devastating isolation and persecution of those who report rape. We see these women as veterans fighting to find homes, demanding services, responding to therapy and gaining their independence. Through interviews in their kitchens, bathrooms, even therapy sessions SERVICE reveals the raw truths of our women warriors fighting in the battlefield called "home."

 


April Fools & Women's History Tribute, Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

UEN Sci-Fi Friday pays tribute to Shirley Temple in her 1939 classic, "Little Princess." When Sara Crewe's (Shirley Temple) father, Captain Crewe arrives to enroll Sara in an exclusive school they are snobbishly turned away. When the snooty headmistress learns that Crewe is a major shareholder in a South African diamond mine, she quickly accepts his generous check and gives Sara the royal treatment. Later, when she learns that Sara's father has most likely been killed in action and Sara's bills won't be paid, she sticks Sara in an unheated attic room and relegates her to the servitude of a scullery maid to pay off the insurmountable debt.

 

Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence, Sunday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, gave rise to some of the world's most celebrated artists, architects and scientists, including Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and Galileo. Yet, little is known of the city's trailblazing female artists. The Emmy®-winning INVISIBLE WOMEN sheds light on the lives and works of these largely forgotten Renaissance-era painters, revealing the "hidden half" of one of the world's most beloved art cities. Infrared reflectography and other high-tech equipment assists a dedicated group of artists, historians, restorers and museum executives as they remove centuries of decay and bring precious pieces of art history - salvaged from storage facilities throughout Italy - back to life.

UEN-TV Programs Celebrate Health, Wellness and Earth Day

Children and Autism: Time is Brain, Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
This program is a sensitive and engaging portrait of two families faced with the daunting challenge of raising an autistic child. Autistic children typically have deficits in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Today, scientists remain mystified about the causes of the complex neurological disorder, while experts claim that early diagnosis and appropriate intervention are the keys to helping autistic children reach their potential. During the program, therapists and a board- certified behavior analyst discuss diagnosis, early intervention and the treatment of autism.

 

Conquering the Dragon: Breast Cancer Survivors Race for Life, Friday, April 4 at 8:30 p.m.
This documentary is about breast cancer survivors reaching for the stars and creating triumph out of tragedy, never letting up in their determined fight against the dragon. In their quest to regain their lives, thousands of breast cancer survivors around the world discovered Dragon Boat Racing, a very demanding water sport, requiring mental and physical toughness that has became the ultimate team competition among survivors.

 

Not As I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer's Journey Through Lymphoma, Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
John Kaplan was at the top of his world. Never before ill, he was used to documenting the life ordeals of others. But when suddenly diagnosed with a rare case of potentially deadly Lymphoma, it was a blind side. Turning the lens on himself, Kaplan's remarkable imagery takes us beyond his despair and through his powerful belief that he can, and must, beat it. Through his visual journal, with help from his family, doctors, and even Mother Teresa and a rock star, Kaplan shares the same boundless determination that helped him become a famous photojournalist.

 

Civic Summit, Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance, Tuesday April 8 at 9 p.m.
This is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. Experts in the field of weight loss surgery, mental health, wellness and body acceptance discuss the struggles, stigma and prejudices faced by members of the obese community and the many options available to them.

 

Autism: Making It Work, Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
This program will explore the growing needs of adolescents and young adults with autism. In 1991 the number of autism cases increased sharply. That population will begin exiting the school system to enter the general population. What are their needs? What can parents do to plan for their future? What's in place to ensure their success?

 

Dying to Live, Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
Every day in the U.S. about twenty people die waiting for transplant organs, because not enough of us are donors. Dying To Live tells the inspiring stories of four hopeful organ recipients as they struggle to stay alive long enough to reach the top of the long waiting list. The documentary also brings us into the lives of two donors - a young man who dies and leaves a liver to one of the people followed in the documentary, and a courageous woman who makes the remarkable decision to donate a kidney to a person she has never met.

 

Autism: Emerging from the Maze, Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The numbers are staggering: 1 out of every 88 children in America has autism. Examine the research and advancements in treatment at the UC Davis MIND Institute making international news and how a clinic at Sutter Heath is helping autistic adults. Inspiring stories and behavior therapy programs help children and families from the maze of this puzzling disorder.

 

Trees, Pests and People, Saturday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Communities nationwide are impacted by tree-killing pests, and the effects to local economy and quality of life can be drastic. By learning about the issue through this documentary, the public will be informed about what they can do to detect and combat these pests in their own communities.

 

Nature's Invitation, Monday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m.
"Nature's Invitation" is a documentary about Canada's quest to get new immigrants in touch with nature. It also explores the consequences of a life devoid of nature. It includes a special appearance by the best selling American author Richard Louv of the book "Last Child in the Woods - Saving our children from nature- deficit disorder."

 

Growing Up Green, Tuesday, April 22 at 8 p.m.
A few schools across the country have tried a different approach, focusing education around the places where students live and solving problems their communities face. While showing promise, these efforts have been largely isolated and piecemeal. However, they have helped set the stage for a unique statewide effort in Michigan, where for the first time, rural and urban schools, spanning a broad population base, focus school reform around the environments students inhabit.

 

We've Got the Power, Tuesday, April 22 at 9 p.m.
"We've Got the Power" shows viewers how the United States can replace fossil fuels with clean energy in a way that is economically beneficial to consumers and businesses alike, and ensures a safer environment for future generations. By driving electric vehicles, installing solar on our roofs, or doing something as simple as getting a home energy audit, we all have the power to improve energy efficiency, save money, and phase out fossil fuels. The program also looks at the importance of the role of government in different stages of clean energy production including research, regulations, policy making, and protecting the public and the environment from disasters like the BP Gulf Oil Spill.

 

Out On a Limb, Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
"Out on A Limb" explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advancements being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and robotics. A science story and a human story, this documentary shows the impact of this transformative science, as revolutionary prosthetics move from the lab to the bodies of amputees, and particularly to children with limb loss, who stand to benefit the most.

 

UEN-TV Programs - Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and Water Week

Pacific Heartbeat #302 – The Illness and the Odyssey, Saturday, May 3 at 9 p.m.
A cure for Alzheimer's, a Nobel Prize and an honored place in medical history all hang in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. The Illness & the Odyssey tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. The film features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

 

Calling Tokyo Wednesday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
This documentary tells the unheralded story about a group of Japanese Americans, who as civilians served America during World War II, even as their families and friends were incarcerated in concentration camps. While the unequaled battle records of Japanese American soldiers are now legendary, little is known about the vital role played by these US citizens who did language translation work and short wave radio broadcasting to Japan, assisting in the war efforts of Britain and the USA. Through actual recordings and first-person interviews with the participants of those broadcasts, CALLING TOKYO is a fascinating story about a unique effort to help hasten the end of the war.

 

Japanese American Lives, Wednesdays beginning May 14 at 9 p.m.
"Japanese American Lives" is a series that showcases the richness of the Japanese American experience. From a 99-year-old judo master, to questioned loyalties during World War II, founders of the Asian American jazz movement, and finally, Japanese Americans helping to rebuild Japan after the devastating tsunami. "Japanese American Lives" is an important look at the varied diversity of America.

 

Model Minority: Do the Math, Wednesday, May 21 at 8 p.m.
The film reveals the impact of the model minority myth on the experiences and perspectives of Asian American college students. The myth is a complex and contradictory stereotype of Asian Americans as academic over-achievers. As a result, many struggle with personal goals and mental health, leading to racial resentment, discrimination, and suicide.

 

Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties, Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m.
This program explores the personal histories of second generation Japanese Americans who served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service during World War II as Japanese language specialists in the Pacific, and after the war during the Occupation of Japan. It examines the uncommon courage of these soldiers whose faith in the future of America fueled the desire to prove themselves defending their country while many of their families and friends were imprisoned in isolated incarceration camps and stripped of their civil liberties.

 

Papa Boss, Saturday, May 31 at 9 p.m.
When he became the Mayor of Puerto Princesa in 1992, a city of 250,000 inhabitants, surrounded by islands and jungles, the largest territory a city mayor has control of in the Philippines, Ed Hagedorn vowed to change his life as well as the city, in gratitude to his voters. Will his vision be continued or will the town go back to being a forgotten, third world city with corruption and an uncertain future? Adorably called by his grandson 'Papa Boss', this is how he is perceived: to his family - a loved father figure, to the rest - he is the boss.

 

UEN-TV Programs - 70th Anniversary of D-Day & National History Day Contest, June 15 to 19

Company of Heroes, Wednesday, June 4 at 9 p.m.
Easy Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, widely known as the "Screaming Eagles," remains one of the most revered combat units in U. S. military history. They fought their way through Belgium, France and Germany, survived overwhelming odds, liberated concentration camps, and drank a victory toast in April 1945 at Hitler's hideout in the Alps. 20 of the few remaining survivors, along with the families of three deceased others - recount the horrors and the victories, the bonds they made, the tears and blood they shed, and the friends they lost.

 

Day of Days: June 6, 1944, Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m.
On June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied servicemen landed on the shores of northern France, tasked with liberating western Europe from Nazi tyranny. Over the ensuing hours and days, the men faced decimating machine-gun fire, mortars and artillery, eventually fighting their way inland, but not before suffering a staggering number of casualties. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing, four D-Day veterans gather at the famed Museum of World War II outside of Boston, Mass. to share their experiences from that fateful "Day of Days."

 

Eagles of Mercy, Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m.
"Eagles Of Mercy" recounts a seldom-told chapter in the World War II narrative, picking up in the opening moments of D-Day. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, two young American medics with the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles" parachuted into France, and soon found themselves trapped in a 12th-century Norman church in the small village of Angoville-au-Plain. Medics Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore provided first aid to the first casualties of D-Day while a savage battle raged outside between American and German forces. During the documentary, Wright and Moore recount the rigors of basic training, parachuting into Normandy ahead of the amphibious landing on Utah Beach, surviving German anti-aircraft artillery and carrying on their life-saving work even when their unit retreated.

 

Dick Winters: 'Hang Tough', Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m.
Dick Winters: "Hang Tough" honors one of World War II's most respected combat leaders - Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011). Emmy -winning British actor Damian Lewis (Homeland), narrates the documentary and shares his thoughts on Winters, who he portrayed in the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. "Hang Tough" traces Winters' formative years growing up in Pennsylvania, his development as a leader in the U.S. Army, the famed attack on Brecourt Manor on D-Day, and the dedication on June 6, 2012 of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France. In addition to Winters' own recollections, original members of Winters' unit, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, speak of his commitment to his men, his heroism and his legacy.

 

Navy Heroes of Normandy, Saturday, June 7 at 9 p.m.
On June 6, 1944, more than 52,000 American sailors on board thousands of ships arrived off a quiet stretch of coast in Normandy, France. Operation Neptune-Overlord was the largest amphibious and landing assault operation in the history of war. On this historic day, the U. S. Navy would prove critical to the success of the Allied invasion of Western Europe. "Navy Heroes Of Normandy" spotlights a dedicated group of Navy veterans who set out to ensure that the crucial role they played on that day would never be forgotten.

 

The Charles W. Morgan, Wednesday, June 11 at 9 p.m.
The Charles W. Morgan tells the extraordinary story of America's last wooden whale ship still in existence and the incredible saga of the United States' first global industry. From her humble beginnings in New Bedford, Mass. in 1841. This "lucky ship" survived freeze-ups in the Arctic, attacks by South Sea headhunters, fire aboard ship and a host of other calamitous events. The documentary chronicles the efforts in Mystic, Conn. to restore the 170-year-old Charles W. Morgan and make it seaworthy before it sets sail on its 38th voyage.

 

Simeon Wright: No Longer Silent, Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Simeon Wright was 12 years old when his cousin from Chicago, Emmett Till was kidnapped before his eyes. The Till murder would spur the nation but for the young boy, it would mean a lifetime of living in the shadow of the events in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. This is an eyewitness account of one America's seminal Civil Rights events, but also the story of a personal journey from the dark of a Mississippi night to redemption and reconciliation. Narrated by Julian Bond.

 

Every Day is a Holiday, Saturday, June 14 at 9 p.m.
Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her father, a man fifty years her senior. In this documentary, we explore the bonds of the father-daughter relationship and place themes of growing older, immigration and racism in the context of "living history." Paul Loong (American Legion member, retired Veterans Affairs doctor, practicing Catholic) talks of his experiences as a POW in Japan and his subsequent quest to become an American. We discover why, despite much suffering, "Every Day Is a Holiday."

 

Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered, Wednesday, June 18 at 9 p.m.
This Emmy-winning program examines the personalities and issues connected to the attempted Neo-Nazi March in Skokie, Ill., a haven for Holocaust survivors since the end of World War II. Produced to mark the event's 35th anniversary, this engaging film's extensive use of archival footage, movie clips and contemporary interviews explore the impact of the Skokie March, then and now, and reveal how a First Amendment debate turned Holocaust survivors into activists.

 

Age of Delirium, Wednesday, June 25 at 9 p.m.
This is the story of the fall of the Soviet Union as lived and experienced by the Soviet people. The film shows what it meant to construct an entire nation on the basis of a false idea and how truthful information led to the Soviet Union's rapid and unstoppable collapse.

 

Light of the Valley: The 15th Renovation of Swayambhu, Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m.
The program presents the inspiring story of the 15th renovation of the Swayambu Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, recognized as one of the most important monuments in the Buddhist world. Renowned for its great antiquity and spiritual significance, this historic site has been worshipped continuously through the centuries by the people of Nepal and Tibet. In 2008, Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku sent his daughter, Tsering Gellek to Nepal to direct the renovation, a project that is traditionally undertaken once in a century. With the help of 70 skilled Nepalese artisans, in less than two years the project was successfully completed.

 

UEN-TV Programs - Programming All About America

Your Kids are Drinking, July 1 at 9 p.m.
The program examines the most under-reported aspect of under-age drinking by youths - the adults who allow it to happen. This documentary includes a visit to small town celebrations where heavy drinking is a tradition and families protect their teenage drinkers. In a larger community, cameras capture under-aged decoys purchasing liquor from stores and restaurants. Finally, one family's tragic story illustrates the horrible consequences of teenagers drinking before they can handle its effects.

 

About Benjamin, July 2 at 8 p.m.
TFor more than two centuries, biographers have endeavored to define Benjamin Franklin's greatness. In celebration of the tercentenary, or 300th birthday, of one of America's founding fathers, "About Benjamin" uncovers the man behind the countless achievements in science, art, medicine, education and politics. Historians, artists, curators, authors and architects discuss Franklin's musical and artistic inventions, his currency-printing innovations, his early diplomatic dealings, his penchant for fine foods and spirits and the nagging medical issues he took to his grave.

 

The Gettysburg Story, July 2 at 9 p.m.
Over three days in 1863, war-weary Union and Confederate soldiers met at a backwater Pennsylvania crossroads to decide the fate of the nation. Produced to commemorate its sesquicentennial, "The Gettysburg Story" tells the epic tale of the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil and the greatest man-made disaster in American history. Narrated by actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone, Gettysburg), the documentary recounts the pivotal events and intimate stories from the iconic Civil War battle immortalized in Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address. " Cutting-edge cinematography techniques reveal the grand scale of the 6,000-acre battlefield, including the legendary sites of Little Round Top, Devils Den, The Railroad Cut, Cemetery Ridge and the fields of Pickett's Charge.

 

45th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing, July 20: Pioneers in Aviation: 3 Part Series, Saturdays beginning July 5 to July 19 at 9 p.m.
The documentary captures every significant event in aviation history, from the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk and the birth of the airlines to the triumphant Apollo moon landing. The three-part documentary uses archival footage and newsreels, along with commentary from aviation scholars, to profile industry pioneers William Boeing, Donald Douglas, Dutch Kindelberger and James McDonnell. 1: The Early Years 2: The War Years 3: The Race to the Moon

 

Jessica Lynn - This Much Fun - Live from the Winery at St. George, July 6 at 8 p.m.
America's fastest rising Country/Pop star, Jessica Lynn performs in her first full length concert television special, "This Much Fun," filmed live in a century-and-a-half old stone church, now the historic Winery at St. George, New York. This fun family music program features Jessica and her 13 piece band performing twelve brand new songs and gives us an intimate up close introduction to country music's newest face.

 

Walk in the Park with Nick Molle: Birds Without Borders, July 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Naturalist Nick Molle goes in search of four birds with the ability to thrive in two completely different ecosystems: Swainson's Thrush, Wilson's Warbler, the Yellow Warbler and the Western Tanager. Molle ventures into the coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains and the lush tropical environs of Costa Rica with research biologists, park personnel, natural-history experts and conservationists to track the birds, with the goal of defining exact flight patterns and documenting changes in behavior. Along the way, they discuss the effect of environmental changes on the species, their unique partnership and the importance of shared conservation.

 

NetSafe Utah: Cybersafe Your Teens, July 14 at 9:00 p.m.
This program explores the threats of the digital age for young people and offers some guidance for parents to manage and control a technology that is constantly on the move. It's hard enough trying to keep up with the pace of innovation. Parents these days have limited control over a vast gathering place, where young people do what they've always done, they meet up to chatter and share information - but in this virtual hangout it's difficult to know who's really out there, and just what their intentions really are.

 

Community Concern, July 15 at 9:00 p.m.
Across the United States, graduation rates in most urban districts still remain between 50 and 60 percent. This documentary is about people who refuse to accept the system's failures and are working for change. Their spirit, passion and commitment shows that when organizers, parents, youth and educators work together, they are successful. It brings together stories of people facing different challenges, but share similar goals.

 

Watch This!, July 19 at 8:00 p.m.
This monthly series presents four documentary films produced by Salt Lake City teens on current and socially relevant topics of their choosing.

 

3,2,1 Fireworks, July 19 at 8:30 p.m.
The explosive new special "3, 2, 1 FIREWORKS "takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, featuring one of the largest and most colorful fireworks displays in the world. Shot in high-definition, the special captures every step of the renowned fireworks production. It opens in China as the crew observes the making of fireworks and dazzling new pyrotechnic effects. Once the fireworks are shipped to America, an army of technicians undertake the delicate and dangerous tasks of setting up thousands of explosives-filled mortar tubes in preparation for the spectacular display.

 

An Evening with Doc Watson & David Holt, July 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Five-time Grammy winner and National Medal of Arts honoree Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (1923-2012) takes the spotlight. Blind since childhood, Doc developed an innovative flat-picking style of playing guitar and, with his son Merle, helped lead the folk roots revival of the 1960s. David Holt, a fellow Grammy-winner, folklorist and longtime friend of Doc, hosts this celebration of song and story. In this three-act concert, recorded in 1998 at North Carolina's Appalachian State University, Doc, David and Richard Watson (Doc's grandson) perform a variety of duets and solos.

 

Buffalo Bill's American West, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy is explored through iconic images and artifacts of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Stunning high definition footage of artistic masterworks help paint a portrait of the man who embodied the spirit of the West in all its complexities, while telling the story of western expansion.

 

Final Hours: Amelia Earhart's Last Flight, July 26 at 8:00 p.m.
This powerful documentary recreates the final flight of Amelia Earhart, the noted aviation pioneer whose historic 1937 trip around the world ended in her tragic disappearance. Shot in 19 countries, "The Final Hours" is based on "World Flight 1997," Texas aviator Linda Finch's honorary recreation of Earhart's planned flight. With the rare accreditation of the Smithsonian Institution, this informative program presents footage of Finch's flight, artfully intercut with archival footage and interviews with Earhart. Notably different from other Amelia Earhart films, this program also presents theories as to what actually occurred during the deadly flight.

 

John Glenn: A Life of Service, July 26 at 8:00 p.m.
The program chronicles the extraordinary life and career of an American legend. The documentary surveys Glenn's distinguished military, NASA and political careers through archival footage and interviews with lawmakers, journalists, historians and NASA colleagues, including Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Carl Levin (D-MI) and PBS News Hour's Mark Shields. It captures the pivotal events in John Glenn's life: his humble beginnings in Depression-era Ohio, his life-changing ride-along with a barnstormer, his enlistment following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his 122 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, his envelope-pushing exploits as a Naval test pilot, and his transition to astronaut during the Cold War. Thrilling archival footage of NASA lift-offs and transmissions help chronicle Glenn's historic orbits around the Earth on February 20, 1962. In interviews, Glenn describes the importance of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, the risky nature of the launch and Friendship 7's treacherous re-entry five hours later. As a fitting coda to a life spent dedicated to serving his country, the program concludes with Glenn's record-setting space flight in 1998 at age 77.

 

Set for Life, July 31 at 9:00 p.m.
The Great Recession (2007-2009) decimated the economy and put 15 million Americans, including many Baby Boomers, out of work. The award-winning "Set For Life" follows three Baby Boomers - a third-generation steelworker from West Virginia, a community college staffer from South Carolina and an IT project manager from California - struggling to recover. Thrust into a quest they never anticipated, they suffer financial woes, self-doubt and health problems while enduring the daunting job-hunt process and coping with their rapidly eroding American Dream.

 

UEN-TV Programs - End of Summer and Back to School

Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg, Saturdays beginning Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg offers insider access to the travel industry, deconstructing travel myths from the facts in segments from around the world. Plus "Hidden Gems" beyond the guidebooks; volunteer vacations; and "one-tank trips." In the first program on August 2, Greenberg explores the truth about frequent-flier programs and the "Hidden Gems" of Malinalco, Mexico and Abu Dhabi's gold culture.

 

The Visionaries, Saturdays beginning Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Bolstered by a co-production relationship with Harvard's Ash Institute, "Visionaries" presents 6 new shows that celebrate what happens when our inventive spirit is combined with a commitment to the greater good. Sam Waterston leads viewers on an extraordinary odyssey to explore the remarkable capacity Americans have to create positive change in the world. You will meet bold innovators, dynamic social entrepreneurs, and creative problem solvers that are changing lives all across the country and throughout the world.

 

World Affairs Today, Sundays at 7:00 a.m. on MHz Worldview / UEN-TV 9.2
"World Affairs TODAY" is a public information service of the World Affairs Council in Washington, DC. Each week the program is recorded in front of a live audience in Washington and focuses on a major global issue and foreign policy topic. Through these programs, viewers gain insights and a better understanding of the most challenging issues facing the United States and the world in the coming years.

 

Enough is Enough, Tuesdays beginning August 5 at 9 p.m.
This series is an invaluable and practical resource for parents, educators and other caring adults who may be uninformed, overwhelmed or ill-equipped to protect children in the ever-evolving Internet world. Filled with poignant true stories and essential strategies to counter these dangers, viewers gain information, skills, and confidence to effectively protect children on all Internet-enabled devices.

 

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth, Thursday, August 7 at 9 p.m.
"Papers" is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. Eleven million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. Of those, four and a half million were brought to the U.S. as children. These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to their future slammed shut. Currently, there is no path to citizenship for most of these young people.

 

Fit Kids, Healthy Families, Friday, August 8 at 9 p.m.
"FIT KIDS, HEALTHY FAMILIES" is a half-hour program that focuses on the critical threat to children's health posed by childhood obesity. The fast-paced program provides information on how and why childhood obesity has risen to become a major issue. The program also provides valuable information to children and parents on making wise nutritional and exercise choices to help insure a lifetime of healthy habits.

 

Facing Forward: A Student's Story, Saturday, August 23 at 9 p.m.
In inner-city Cleveland, 19 out of 20 African-American males, on average, do not graduate from high school. E Prep, a new-wave middle school with old-school values, endeavors to counteract these statistics by holding its students to high standards for behavior and achievement. The program takes viewers to a cultural battlefield where teachers and administrators strive to transform at-risk youth into self-assured, productive individuals. Hand-held cameras follow the charming but troubled 12-year-old Tyree during a full academic year and beyond to chart E-Prep's impact.

 

Women In Chemistry: Life Lessons From the Laboratory, Monday, August 25 at 9 p.m.
A documentary profiling eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to the field of chemistry. The Women in Chemistry project set out to present a group of eminent women chemists in all their dimensions principally to inspire young women to consider careers in the chemical and molecular sciences.

 

Cafeteria Man, Tuesday, August 26 at 9 p.m.
All across America, school food is undergoing a major transformation to help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Cafeteria Man provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring fresher, healthier food to the millions of kids in our nation's schools, with the ultimate goal of enhancing their well-being. It follows nationally-recognized, charismatic chef Tony Geraci for several years as he works to revamp school food programs in Baltimore and Memphis. Says best-selling author Michael Pollan in the documentary: "If Tony makes this happen here, I think you'll see this happening all over the country."

 

Good Morning Mission Hill: The Freedom to Teach, The Freedom to Learn, Monday, August 28 at 9 p.m.
Imagine a public school environment based on respecting every child and adult's limitless possibilities! Unlike most of their public school peers, Mission Hill teachers have control of their curriculum, and a say in just about every aspect of school life. At this Boston public school academics connect to experiences, empathy and exploration are valued, and children with diverse abilities and backgrounds flourish. There are no panaceas, but much can be achieved when teachers have the freedom to teach, plus the support to keep growing. Expect laughter, tears, singing and fresh baked bread.

 

Health, back to school programs and topics of interest for viewers

From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction, Monday, Sept. 1 at 9:00 p.m.
The centenary of this recent extinction offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this film to sharply focus new attention on habitat conservation and species survival-and help us avoid the fate of the passenger pigeon for future species. With cutting-edge CGI animation techniques, the film recreates the glory of passenger pigeons in flight as well as the ways in which our 19th century ancestors destroyed them all- with ruthless, no-limits shooting. You'll see how exciting successes have been achieved in sustaining declining species populations.

 

Go Public: A Day in the Life of An American School District, Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
The program documents a single day in an urban public school district, from sun up to long after sundown. On May 8, 2012, 50 directors and their small camera crews followed 50 individuals who attend, support and work in the Pasadena Unified School District, a racially and economically diverse district with 28 public school campuses. Administrators, teachers, students, support staff and volunteers lead us on journeys that reveal their unique contributions in making a public school district function. No voice-over narratives or expert commentaries, just an authentic window into the world of public education. GO PUBLIC is an important film because there is a national crisis of confidence surrounding public education. This film gives audiences a chance to see and hear the people actually living the public school experience.

 

Global Ethics Forum, Premieres Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10:00 a.m. on MHz Worldview / UEN-TV 9.2
How do global leaders make decisions? What moral codes guide them – and how do those codes evolve? Global Ethics Forum is a weekly television show produced by the Carnegie Ethics Studio, a division of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Each week, different experts navigate the murky moral landscapes presented by global politics, development, and international business. New episodes often confront challenges relevant to current events, while episodes in the Carnegie Classics series address longer-term ethical topics.

September 7 - A Conversation with Ezekiel Emanuel on Health Care Reform
September 14 - Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the Front Lines
September 21 - Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China
September 28 - Ethics Matter: Sebastian Junger on Combat, Courage, and Brotherhood

 

Taking Earth's Temperature: Delving Into Climate's Past, Monday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m.
The topic of climate change is on everyone's mind today and is never far from the headlines, but is it possible to truly understand something as complex as the Earth's climate? The answer to that question is at the heart of the documentary "Taking Earth's Temperature: Delving into Climate's Past." It reveals that keys to understanding our planet's climate future lay hidden deep within the climate's distant past.

 

Deadly Dust: Valley Fever in the West, Friday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m.
The film explores the growing problem of Valley Fever in California and other western states. There is no cure or vaccine for the fungal disease that affects 150,000 people each year. This documentary features interviews with researchers, doctors and survivors. The directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health also discuss new research underway to better understand this mysterious soil-borne disease.

 

The Olive Route, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 17
This collection of documentaries explores the indelible mark the olive tree, a symbol of life and spirit of peace, has left on the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. The Olive Route collection, rich in detail and colorful in scope, is not simply a geographical path, but a bridge connecting people, culture, trade, and spirituality that reveals a surprising common heritage among a diverse population. It is impossible to understand the history and culture of the Mediterranean without studying the impact of the humble olive tree on the region.

 

Boyhood Shadows, Thursday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m.
One in six boys is sexually molested by the age of 16. This program tells a gripping story that began with Glenn as a young boy under the power of a sexual predator. The narrative chronicles Glenn's struggle as he tries to make sense of this abuse and his life, telling no one. After suffering decades of addiction, Glenn breaks the silence, describing his past... funny, poignant, sad... poignant, sad... finally gaining redemption. Glenn claims he is alive today because he finally spoke out about his abuse, "There is no shame in being a victim!" Today he directs a sober living facility in Los Angeles.

 

Sidelined: Concussions In Sports, Friday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.
We'll meet high school athletes and former NFL players struggling to recover from concussions. We'll also discover how medical experts in our region are finding new ways to identify and treat brain injuries, while coaches, lawmakers and doctors seek new ways to protect athletes from injury. It's an insidious and devastating injury affecting athletes across the spectrum of sports. Modern research is revealing how concussions do long-term damage to memory and cognitive thinking.

 

Fish Meat: Choose Your Farm Wisely, Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Did you know that over half of the fish you eat is farmed? But where does it come from? And how is it raised? "Fish Meat" is a film that seeks to answer the questions plaguing fish-lovers everywhere by taking viewers behind the scenes of fish farms. It's the only film on the market that explores the diverse array of fish farms in existence, and what those differences can mean for the consumer. This documentary follows two scientists, environmental engineer Ted Caplow and fish biologist Andy Danylchuk, as they go on a journey to pull back the cover on modern fish farming. Sailing through Turkey, a country steeped in fish farming history, they discover that the most modern operations aren't necessarily the most sustainable ones.

 

Silent Majority, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.
Drugs and alcohol rank as the number-one health issue for American teens, killing more young people than all traffic accidents combined. Kids are more vulnerable to substance abuse and thus, more susceptible to addiction; stopping often requires more than will power. A surprising truth lay behind these disheartening statistics: more than 70% of teens actually make good choices about drugs and alcohol, debunking the myth that most teens participate in the partying culture. The documentary gives some interesting answers as to what teens want and their desire to stay drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free.

 

The Doctor Will See You Now: The Changing Face of Primary Care, Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
The film explores the evolution of primary care in America, and the current health care industry from the perspective of primary care physicians and their patients. Doctors share the challenges and rewards that come with practicing general medicine. Patients share the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in their personal health care.

 

American Graduate Day: Let's Make it Happen, Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative – supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. This a full-day broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves.

 

Going Blind, Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.
This documentary increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world. Director Joseph Lovett has glaucoma, a disease that robs 4.5 million people worldwide of their vision. After years of slowly losing his sight, Joe decides to take action: to investigate how people all over the country respond to vision-loss. His search begins small, with people Joe meets on the streets of his hometown New York City and gradually leads him to places and people around the country, of all different ages and backgrounds. Each has a fascinating story about dealing with the vision loss caused by sight-robbing diseases, infections and accidents.

 

Dropping Back In, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 30
This new series, "Dropping Back In" features four half-hour programs. Each one deals with how folks can go back to school with a diverse group of former dropouts telling their personal stories and leading experts discussing the dropout issue.

September 30 - Second Chances
October 7 - More Than A Statistic
October 16 - Complicated Lives
October 21 - Working For the Future.

 

Much more than just Halloween!

Stem: Latinos, A Critical Need In America, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Although a rich and diverse population, Hispanics make up a disproportionate share of the nation's high school dropouts, a trend that is increasing at an alarming rate across the country. This fact imperils not just the future of the Hispanic community but of our nation's global competitiveness. This program aims to initiate a nationwide discussion to frame questions concerning the need to recruit and graduate a critical mass of Hispanics in the STEM disciplines.

 

Scientastic!, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Geared toward 8-to-13-year olds, "Scientastic!" explores science, health and social issues through the eyes of a smart, inquisitive and engaging girl 14-year-old named Cassie (played by Gabrielle Phillips). In the program, Cassie and her irrepressible younger brother Dean set out to solve the universal problem of sleep deprivation, particularly among schoolchildren.

 

(SciTech) Now, Mondays at 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6
This series captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation.

 

Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged, Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m.
"Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged" honors the courage and strength of burn survivors as they reclaim their lives and dreams after the devastation of fire. The critically acclaimed documentary follows the journeys of ordinary people who transcend their injuries and discover unexpected insights along the way - a transformed worldview, deeper interpersonal connections, and a stronger commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

 

Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story, Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9:00 p.m.
In 1981, Mickey Rooney and Dennis Quaid starred in the highly-successful television drama "Bill" that forever changed the world's perception of people with disabilities. Now meet the real Bill Sackter! "A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story" is filmmaker Lane Wyrick's inspiring documentary about the transformation of the real Bill Sackter from a neglected individual to a national hero for people with disabilities. It all started from a chance encounter and an unlikely friendship.

 

Growing Cities, Thursday, Oct. 23 at 9:00 p.m.
"Growing Cities" examines the role of urban agriculture in the United States and its potential for revitalizing cities and changing the way Americans eat. In their search for answers, filmmakers and native Nebraskans Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a two-year road trip across the U.S. to meet the dedicated men and women challenging the way the country grows and distributes its food - one vacant city lot, rooftop garden and backyard chicken coop at a time. The friends encounter families growing food to make ends meet, educators teaching kids to eat better, activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more.

 

Twisted Tales of Poe: Theater of the Mind, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Mysterious and macabre writings of Edgar Allan Poe form the basis for "Twisted Tales of Poe," 1940's-style radio adaptations, complete with musical accompaniment and a live crew creating all of the sound effects while you watch! The performances, based on Poe's tales, are written and directed for broadcast by Philip Grecian. As has been the custom with these dramas, the actors play multiple roles and employ vintage microphones to simulate radio's Golden Age. The mysterious presence of the raven, the victim's "vulture eye," and the catacombs of Italy are created through "theatre of the mind" in the imaginations of the listening audience. It's radio you can see!

 

Reveal, Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. beginning October 30
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) brings its signature investigative journalism to public television this fall with "Reveal," a four-part series presented by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Reveal is a first-of-its-kind television show that brings viewers deep into investigations and captures the drama and high stakes of the reporting process.

 

9 Great Shows on 9

Watchers of the North, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 1
This new series is an action-packed six part documentary series following the training, patrols and search and rescue missions of Canadian Rangers in two Nunavut communities. And who are the Canadian Rangers? The Canadian Rangers are a volunteer reserve branch within the Canadian Forces. Their job? They act as a military presence in the North, and in remote and sparsely populated parts of Canada. Canadian Ranger patrols are made up of Inuit, Metis, First Nations and non-Aboriginal men and women, depending on the region. You'll find them conducting surveillance and sovereignty patrols in the North and acting as guides, scouts, and experts when Regular Forces need wilderness and Arctic survival skills. They are also trained in basic First Aid and Search and Rescue skills, and often act as a first responders and search teams before other help arrive!

 

Beyond Geek, Mondays at 9:00 p.m. beginning Nov. 3
This new series explores people that are pushing the limits of science, technology, and everything geek. But this isn't your ordinary science and technology show - it's about people who take geek to a whole new level. Each half-hour episode of "Beyond Geek" will delve into fringe ideas that might seem a little odd and sometimes quite a bit "out there." From a group trying to get to space in a balloon to people who dress up as superheroes to fight crime, our hosts dive deep into these amazing stories by joining in the adventure, and taking you on a truly unique ride of how and why these people do what they do. By the end of the episode, you'll learn just how cool those strange ideas are and understand why a word that used to be an insult is now the ultimate form of compliment.

 

Adopted: for the Life of Me, Tuesday November 4 at 9:00 p.m.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. What would it be like to never know who you were when you were born? "Adopted: For the Life of Me," follows Dave as he embarks on a journey to find his birthmother. Along with the heartwarming stories of Joe and a half dozen other adopted citizens, Dave's saga illuminates the impact secrets can have over an entire lifetime. With its unexpected and moving conclusion, this program is one of those films that will stay with you long after you witness it.

 

I Remember Better When I Paint, Saturday November 8 at 9:00 p.m.
November is National Alzheimer's Month. The first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer's and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer's Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer's.

 

Bringing The Fallen Home, Tuesday November 11 at 9:00 p.m.
UEN-TV honors Veterans this Veteran's Day with the story of America's fallen warriors, their families and those charged with the solemn responsibility of ensuring dignity and honor to the fallen. The program gives a voice for family members (including Utah families) to tell the stories and recollect their experiences. More than 20 family members opened up their homes to the filmmakers and told their heartbreaking and heartwarming stories that remind all Americans of the great sacrifices made every day for America's freedom.

 

Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth & Home, Wednesday November 12 at 9:00 p.m.
During the bloodiest summer of the Civil War, a northern army was ordered to devastate the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Filmed on location, this three-time Emmy award-winning documentary tells the story of "Hunter's Raid" through the voices of the men and women who lived it.

 

For The Generations: Native Story and Performance, Sunday November 16 at 8:00 p.m.
November is American Indian Heritage Month. The efforts of contemporary Native performers to recast themselves in the 21st century are examined in "For the Generations," co-produced by OPB and Painted Sky. Told through original performance footage and the artists' own words, this documentary explores health and fitness issues that plague Native youth on and off the reservations.

 

iQ: smartparent, First episode, Tuesday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m.
The program equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. The three-part series addresses children's media consumption - from helping them discern between fiction and reality to safeguarding their online identities.

 

Counting on Birds, Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.
How did a Christmas-time tradition of shooting birds change to one of counting them? Willem Lange travels to Keene & Errol, NH, Ecuador and Cuba to meet people dedicated to the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count.

 

Celebrate the Holidays with UEN-TV

Media Coverage and Female Athletes, Thursday, December 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women's sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. This documentary highlights the disparities using research-based information to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes. Expert scholars, award winning coaches and athletes discuss this timely issue from a variety of perspectives, as they help dispel the common-but untrue-myths that no one is interested in women's sport and that "sex sells" women's sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women's sports participation and why this is so important.

 

Prange & Pearl Harbor : A Magnificent Obsession, Saturday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m.
UEN-TV recognizes December 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with this program that explores the work of Gordon Prange, who researched and wrote, "At Dawn We Slept, The Untold History of Pearl Harbor." It follows Prange's life from chief historian in occupied Japan under general Douglas MacArthur to his professorship at the University of Maryland, through his unceasing journey to publish what is hailed as the definitive book about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

Eating Alaska, Tuesday, December 9 at 9:00 p.m.
Made by a former city dweller now living on an island in Alaska and married to fisherman and deer hunter, this film is a journey into regional food traditions, our connection to the wilderness and to what we put into our mouths. The film portrays a wry quest for safe, healthy, meaningful, and sustainable food that leads to climbing mountains with women hunters, scrutinizing food labels with kids, talking moose meat with teens in a small village public school, and exploring how others in the last frontier, Alaska Natives and non-Natives, are eating.

 

Silent Storytellers, Wednesday December 10 at 9:00 p.m.
Silent Storytellers explores the cultural, artistic and personal stories cemeteries provide to their surrounding communities. Guided by author and cemetery researcher Abby Burnett, Silent Storytellers visits cemeteries features tombstones with tales of murder, family heirlooms and folk-art inspired carvings.

 

Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller, Saturday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.
It's a Christmas celebration with star chef Hubert Keller who takes viewers on a special culinary journey to his homeland of Alsace. Visit the area's famed Christmas markets and its top culinary hotspots. Highlights include a tour through the beautiful village where Chef Keller grew up and its medieval Christmas market, stops at Chef Keller's favorite cheese store and restaurant, plus an Alsatian winery, and a finale at a spectacular Christmas dinner attended by Chef Keller's family and friends.

 

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers, Sunday December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
The Raleigh Ringers, based in Raleigh, North Carolina program include Vince Guaraldi's, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and a lighthearted take on "Flight of the Bumblebee." There's the solemn French carol "Pat-a-pan," "March of the Toys" from the operetta Babes in Toyland, Chopin's "Valse Brilliante," and an instrumental version of "Silent Night." In between, director and conductor David Harris explains the centuries-old history of handbells, the variety of bells and bell-like instruments used, and the teamwork required to perform a piece.

 

Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa: Alpine Christmas, Saturday December 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Hot-spiced cider and strains of "O Tannenbaum" warm our hearts as we head to Europe for Christmas. Switzerland has a special glow this time of year and we find plenty of good cheer in the bright Christmas markets and toasty ski lodges. We begin in the magical atmosphere of Zurich, with its glittering trees and festive music. Then we veer off the beaten path to the medieval town of Bremgarten for a visit with St. Nicholas. Finally, we discover a winter paradise in glamorous St. Moritz, the famous ski resort with the "dry, sparkling champagne climate".

 

Rick Steves' Europe: The Best of Israel, Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.
In a Chanukah special, UEN-TV travels to Jerusalem, a city alive with religious tradition and passion - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish. We then visit cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, with its in-love-with-life beaches; ponder the sad fortress of Masada; and join pilgrims at biblical sights around the Sea of Galilee. We'll also pay our respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, drop into an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, and savor the local cuisine.

 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Decade of Christmas, Sunday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a compilation Christmas program from the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. This show features seasonal heart- warming performances by David Archuleta, Natalie Cole, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sissel, Angela Lansbury, Renèe Fleming and The King Singers.

 

Southern Celtic Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Through music, dance, poetry and song, "A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert" celebrates the high spirits and mystical beauty of Celtic and Appalachian Christmas traditions. The one-hour special features performances by three Grammy winners: "First Lady of Celtic Song" Moya Brennan, Celtic and bluegrass banjo virtuoso Alison Brown and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan. The program also features the soulful duo Rising Appalachia percussionist Joe Craven, Irish balladeer John Doyle, uilleann piper John Maschinot, The Buddy O'Reilly Band, the Rosin Sisters and other top traditional musicians from the Southeast.

 

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts, Wednesday, December 24 at 8:00 p.m.
World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. The program recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The 10-song set list features holiday standards, including "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" with opera star Renee Fleming, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with pianist and vocalist Frankie Moreno, Jimmy Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn's "The Secret of Christmas" with Michael Feinstein, "Let it Snow" with guitarist/violinist Rob Moose, and a heartwarming rendition of "Silent Night" by the Young People's Chorus of New York. Bell also performs two classical pieces - "Devil's Trill Sonata" and "Polonaise Brillante" - alongside pianist Frederic Chlu.

 

Easy Like Water, Thursday, December 25 at 9:00 p.m.
In flood-prone Bangladesh, visionary architect Mohammed Rezwan seeks to turn the front lines of climate change into a community of learning. His innovative floating boat schools - outfitted with solar-powered Internet - bring education to children, especially girls, whose schools lie underwater for three to four months of the year. "Easy Like Water" follows "Bangladesh's Noah" as struggles to overcome both adversity and the high-pressure competition for resources to turn his vision into reality.

 

American Road to Victory: The Americans in the Bulge, Saturday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Battlefield tour guide Ellwood von Siebold takes us on a tour of frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, Saint Vith, and Bastogne. Learn how the gallant actions of the U.S. forces surprised the Nazi plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies. Witness vignettes of individual gallantry, illustrated though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. Visit the actual frozen foxholes and fog shrouded hills where we hear soldiers describe the unimaginable conditions of winter war.

 

Perfect Balance, Sunday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m.
The film goes backstage for a revealing look inside the world of ballet. Through interviews, some of the world's greatest dancers describe the commitment and discipline required for a life in professional ballet. Their stories provide a rarely seen glimpse into the lives of some of today's most gifted and accomplished dancers and shed light on the creative process.The filmcaptures principal dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet rehearsing and performing their signature works in a wide array of styles. .

 

43rd Annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree, Wednesday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Highlights from the 43rd annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree include country music beginners competing in Appalachian, folk, gospel and bluegrass style, Appalachian dancing, people and events from this annual music festival in beautiful Smithville, Tennessee. Featuring old time Appalachian flat-foot dancing, clogging and square-dancing. Watch junior and senior fiddlers duel to determine the champion of the 43rd Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree.

 

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