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February 23, 2005
Wednesday, Feb. 23 9 p.m. on PBS "Dirty War" This movie about an attack on London with a radiological "dirty bomb" debuted last month on HBO and is being shown on PBS tonight as part of a new arrangement to make several issue-oriented films more widely available. A panel discussion will follow.
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April 20, 2005
Wednesday, April 20 9 p.m. on PBS "Strange Days on Planet Earth" Some scientists are concerned that the planet seems to be changing faster than at any time since humans came on the scene. This program looks at some worrisome examples, including global warming. Concludes at the same time next week. 9 p.m. on USA "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story" Griffith, a promising young boxer, set off a huge controversy in 1962 when he pummeled a dazed opponent, Benny Paret, at the end of a championship bout on live TV. Paret, who had taunted Griffith at the weigh-in, died 10 days later.
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August 23, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The public is invited to see a 45-minute preview of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea. " National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service cohost the preview at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way. "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. This 12-hour series will air on public television stations across the country beginning Sunday, Sept.
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December 15, 2004
Wednesday, Dec. 15 8 p.m. on A&E "Biography of the Year" We always worry when designations like this come so early. Why give up hope that the best is yet to come in the final half-month of 2004? 9 p.m. on the WB "Big Man on Campus" Fifteen women at the University of Central Florida roam the campus in search of one guy who will then go through the rest of this six-week reality series trying to pick one of them. 9 p.m. on PBS "This Is a Game Ladies" Filmmaker Peter Schnall follows the Rutgers University women's basketball team and legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer through the 2000-01 season.
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August 3, 2004
Tuesday, Aug. 3 9 p.m. on PBS "The Real Olympics" How do the Olympics that the ancient Greeks conducted for centuries compare with what we see on TV today? Surprisingly, this program finds that the modern games have evolved in ways that bring them closer to the original. Concludes at the same time tomorrow. 9 p.m. on UPN "The Player" Thirteen "masters of the opposite sex" compete for the attention of a Miami model named Dawn. And to make this reality series even more like real life, they all live together in a Florida mansion.
NEWS
September 8, 2004
Wednesday, Sept. 8 8 p.m. on PBS "John Lennon's Jukebox" Along with the other Beatles, John Lennon enjoyed a wide variety of popular music. This new "Great Performances" episode looks at Lennon through "the secrets of his private record collection. " The artists include Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Fontella Bass and the Lovin' Spoonful. 9 p.m. on ABC "The Drew Carey Show" Though he was relegated to the summer this year, Carey had an unusually long run on ABC - nine seasons.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 27, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Hilary Grabowska's photographic eye, theoretically in development since she received her first toy camera as a toddler, has emerged with a blast. The 17-year-old Shepherdstown girl's photograph of Old Faithful erupting at dawn in Yellowstone National Park and several others were chosen by PBS to promote a natural history film that premiered this month. Although "Yellowstone: Land to Life" was produced by her father, John Grabowska, who is an environmental filmmaker for the National Park Service at the Harpers Ferry (W.Va.
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by DON AINES | February 16, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Tuesday night's public meeting by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on a proposed quarry in St. Thomas Township had all the trappings of political theater - residents in hard hats, men dressed in Colonial garb, a tarred and feathered mannequin, a theme song and money changing hands in front of PBS and other television cameras. "Don't dig that hole, Don't scar this land," township resident Ed Beecher sang at the end of the almost three-hour meeting in the gymnasium of St. Thomas Elementary School.
NEWS
February 9, 2005
Wednesday, Feb. 9 9 p.m. on PBS "Slavery and the Making of America" This new four-part documentary focuses on how slavery was an important element in making the United States a rich and powerful nation. "Slavery was no sideshow in American history," says historian James Horton. "It was the main event. " Morgan Freeman narrates. Concludes at the same time next week. 10 p.m. on ABC "Wife Swap" In an episode that may bring unwelcome echoes of that long political season, the women changing places tonight are an anti-gay Texan and a lesbian mother from Arizona.
NEWS
October 20, 2004
Wednesday, Oct. 20 8 p.m. on PBS "National Geographic" The Phoenicians, an ancient Mediterranean people who thrived until their defeat by the Roman empire, are remembered for their legendary seafaring prowess. This program looks at three separate scientific efforts to learn more about their culture. 8 p.m. on TCM "Oklahoma!" Of the many musicals mentioned in this week's PBS documentary, perhaps none had a greater impact than this one, the first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Here you can get a taste of what all the fuss was about, and then switch to the second night of the PBS show starting at 9 p.m.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2011
Steven Corderman, a Washington County resident who was a patient at the now-closed Rosewood Center, went through “hell,” his father recalls in a documentary film about the troubled state mental-health facility. Corderman was sometimes put in a straitjacket, and other times he would fight people, requiring at least three people to control him, said his father, Nelson Corderman. “I think about Jesus up in heaven. And I pray about Jesus to get me out of this place,” Steven Corderman said in the documentary about the closing of the Rosewood Center.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 27, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Hilary Grabowska's photographic eye, theoretically in development since she received her first toy camera as a toddler, has emerged with a blast. The 17-year-old Shepherdstown girl's photograph of Old Faithful erupting at dawn in Yellowstone National Park and several others were chosen by PBS to promote a natural history film that premiered this month. Although "Yellowstone: Land to Life" was produced by her father, John Grabowska, who is an environmental filmmaker for the National Park Service at the Harpers Ferry (W.Va.
NEWS
August 23, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The public is invited to see a 45-minute preview of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea. " National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service cohost the preview at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way. "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. This 12-hour series will air on public television stations across the country beginning Sunday, Sept.
NEWS
July 17, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A free public premiere of a PBS television documentary that includes history about Charles Town is to be shown Saturday at the Old Opera House on George Street, according to a news release from the city. The Road Trip to History documentary will include discussions about local black history, the county's thoroughbred racing industry and an interview with Frank Buckles, a Charles Town-area resident who is the last known surviving American World War I veteran, the release said.
NEWS
May 23, 2005
Monday, May 23 9 p.m. on ABC "Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty" Emulating top entertainers of earlier generations, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson entertain American troops overseas, joined by a big cast of fellow celebrities. They include Big & Rich, Jimmy Kimmel, Brian McKnight, Willie Nelson, and Nick's brother and sidekick, Drew Lachey. 9 p.m. on PBS "American Experience" In 1974, the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst brought a media frenzy of a sort that was uncommon at the time.
NEWS
May 4, 2005
Wednesday, May 4 9 p.m. on PBS "Sometimes in April" This film about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda debuted on HBO earlier this year and is being shown on PBS as part of a plan to make selected movies on global issues more widely available. A discussion on genocide, moderated by Jeff Greenfield, will follow. 9 p.m. on UPN "Kevin Hill" Toni Braxton guest-stars as the owner of a hair salon that's scheduled for demolition because it stands in the way of a major city development project.
NEWS
April 20, 2005
Wednesday, April 20 9 p.m. on PBS "Strange Days on Planet Earth" Some scientists are concerned that the planet seems to be changing faster than at any time since humans came on the scene. This program looks at some worrisome examples, including global warming. Concludes at the same time next week. 9 p.m. on USA "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story" Griffith, a promising young boxer, set off a huge controversy in 1962 when he pummeled a dazed opponent, Benny Paret, at the end of a championship bout on live TV. Paret, who had taunted Griffith at the weigh-in, died 10 days later.
NEWS
March 29, 2005
Tuesday, March 29 8 p.m. on PBS "Nova" The Dec. 26 tsunami caused so much destruction in South Asia that it took weeks to assess the damage and loss of life. This episode, "The Wave That Shook the World," aims to explain both the cause and effects of the disaster. Followed at 10 p.m. by a documentary about the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa, which caused a tsunami in 1883. 9 p.m. on Spike TV "Invasion Iowa" William Shatner pretended to be making a low-budget sci-fi film in the very small town of Riverside, Iowa, but the real goal was this "reality" series.
NEWS
February 23, 2005
Wednesday, Feb. 23 9 p.m. on PBS "Dirty War" This movie about an attack on London with a radiological "dirty bomb" debuted last month on HBO and is being shown on PBS tonight as part of a new arrangement to make several issue-oriented films more widely available. A panel discussion will follow.
NEWS
by DON AINES | February 16, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Tuesday night's public meeting by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on a proposed quarry in St. Thomas Township had all the trappings of political theater - residents in hard hats, men dressed in Colonial garb, a tarred and feathered mannequin, a theme song and money changing hands in front of PBS and other television cameras. "Don't dig that hole, Don't scar this land," township resident Ed Beecher sang at the end of the almost three-hour meeting in the gymnasium of St. Thomas Elementary School.
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