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.
November 9, 2009
SMITHSBURG --Â Milton Creagh, author of "Nobody Wants Your Child" and former host of the national PBS series "Parenting Works," visited Smithsburg High School on Monday.
September 30, 2004
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 9 p.m. on NBC, PBS, Fox Presidential Debate Jim Lehrer moderates the first debate of the campaign season, held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Tonight, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic candidate, argue domestic policy.
November 10, 2004
Wednesday, Nov. 10 8 p.m. on PBS "National Geographic" On the eve of Veterans Day, here's a look at Arlington National Cemetery and the people who care for it. Along with war heroes, those honored with burial there include astronauts, explorers and former slaves.
August 26, 2004
Thursday, Aug. 26 9 p.m. on PBS "Wide Angle" Tonight's episode, "Young, Muslim, and French," looks at the growing Muslim community in France and some related tensions. One issue is a new law banning traditional Muslim headscarves in public schools. 10 p.m. on HBO "Back in the Hood: Gang War 2" Following up on a 1994 documentary, filmmakers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson return to Little Rock, Ark., to see how gang members interviewed a decade ago have fared.
March 22, 2005
Tuesday, March 22 9 p.m. on ABC "According to Jim" Gracie (Billi Bruno) makes Jim a very proud father when she becomes a spelling-bee champ. But will his enthusiasm last now that she needs him to drive her to tournaments all over the state? 10 p.m. on PBS "Independent Lens" Tonight's film, "Sunset Story," visits Sunset Hall, a Los Angeles retirement home founded in 1923 "for the free-thinking elderly. " Two of the residents, Irja Lloyd, 81, and Lucille Alpert, 95, are more lucid than most of the others, and have a strong friendship that sustains them.
October 7, 2003
Tuesday, Oct. 7 8 p.m. on TCM "The Mummy" With Halloween fast approaching, it seems right that Boris Karloff should be TCM's "Star of the Month" for October. Six of his films will be shown tonight, and the 24-film tribute will continue on Tuesday nights through Oct. 28. 9 p.m. on PBS "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery" Ken Burns' documentary about the intrepid explorers, first shown in 1997, makes an encore appearance as the 200th anniversary of the journey approaches.
June 24, 2003
Tuesday, June 24 9 p.m. on PBS "This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys" Three centuries of African-American religious experience is the subject of this new documentary that includes many archival scenes. Continues at the same time through Thursday. 9 p.m. on the Sci-Fi Channel "Out of the Blue" This documentary looks at the UFO debate from the point of view of military and government personnel who say that in some cases, extraterrestrial origin can't be ruled out. Peter Coyote narrates.
February 24, 2012
Filmmaker Victoria Barrett of Hedgesville, W.Va., was honored at a special screening on Jan. 26 of her documentary, "Journey of Faith - On the Trail of Christianity in Turkey," at the National Library Archives of Canada in Ottawa. Produced and hosted by Barrett, "Journey of Faith" has been airing on public TV across the country since its screening premiere in Martinsburg, W.Va., and broadcast premiere on West Virginia PBS. The screening in Canada was attended by more than 300 people.