September Highlights on WVIA-TV
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The Vietnam War
Sunday thru Thursday, 8pm - September 17 thru September 28
In this landmark series, directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War. The film features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from the greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Oscar-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
Richard Linklater: American Masters
Friday, September 1, 9pm
Take an unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style of Richard Linklater. His work emerged in the late 1980s into the 90s and includes "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused." Richard Linklater went on to direct the Oscar nominated "Boyhood." This documentary features never-before-seen footage and interviews.
Carole King: Tapestry Live from Hyde Park, London
Saturday, September 2, 9pm
Carole King has, in the span of her almost 60-year career, defined herself as one of the most prolific and preeminent songwriters of her generation. Her breakthrough album Tapestry broke records and stayed on the US charts for six years; since then, she has gone on to win four Grammy awards and become widely known and accepted as the most successful female songwriter of the second half of the 20th century. In the summer of 2016 at the iconic annual Summer Festival at Hyde Park in London, King performed Tapestry in its entirety. Songs include "I Feel the Earth Move", "So Far Away ", "It's Too Late", and "You've Got A Friend".
Nature - Super Hummingbirds
Wednesday, September 6, 8pm
With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.
Third Rail with Ozy
Fridays 8:30pm, September 8 thru October 20
Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls.
NOVA: Death Dive to Saturn
Wednesday, September 13, 9pm
For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final hours as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere.
Friday, September 15, 9pm
Enjoy two iconic works from the country's premier Latino dance company: CARMEN.maquia, a modern take on Bizet's passionate opera, and Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz.
Craft in America
Friday, September 22, & September 29, 10pm
CRAFT IN AMERICA visits America's premier craft artists in their studios to witness the creation of handmade objects and into homes, businesses and public spaces where functional art is employed and celebrated. Using archival footage and interviews with some of the top artists in the country, the two-part series showcases the breadth and beauty of handmade objects in our culture.