Archive for June, 2012

Queen & Country

Learn more about Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

Saturday, June 30, 2012

In 2012, all eyes are on Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s second longest-reigning monarch, as England marks her Diamond Jubilee. In the four-part series Queen & Country, go on a journey through her life and the country she has ruled over for 60 years. Episodes include “London: Royal City,” “Royal Visit,” “The Queen’s Possessions,” and “Traveller.”

Join veteran newsman Sir Trevor McDonald as he looks at the traditions and institutions surrounding the monarchy, from Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace through the queen’s royal visits, to some of the greatest historic royal palaces.

Queen & Country begins Sunday, July 1 at 8/7 pm CT on KET2 and begins Monday, July 2 at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

Mariachi High

Let these performers bring you to your feet

Friday, June 29, 2012

In a part of America that rarely makes headlines, there is a small town with a group of teenagers who will inspire, surprise and bring you to your feet with their astonishing musical virtuosity and the music they make.

Mariachi High spends a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble of Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in south Texas.

Mariachi High turns a positive lens on the dreams and challenges of Mexican-American teenage-hood. In this spirited coming-of-age story, college-bound students compete to be the state’s champion band while experiencing the trials and triumphs shared by all American teens.

From nerve-racking band auditions to the thrill of the 2010 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, graduation and beyond, Mariachi High explores the lives of teens who are inspired by cultural pride and striving for excellence.

Mariachi High airs Friday, June 29 at 10/9 pm CT on KET.


Great Conversations

Features leading Pakistan expert and journalist Ahmed Rashid

Monday, June 25, 2012

On the next Great Conversations, Ahmed Rashid, an expert on the Taliban and author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan, sits down with Clarissa Ward, CBS News foreign correspondent.

A leading journalist in Pakistan, Rashid is a true insider with superb sources. In Pakistan on the Brink, he addresses concerns about the current state of Pakistan, the ramifications of the United States’ exit from Afghanistan, and negotiating with the Taliban. Rashid is a regular columnist for leading national and international publications and a frequent guest on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Ward, named CBS News foreign correspondent in October 2011, has covered Asia for ABC News and was one of the first network correspondents to report directly from the hardest hit areas after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The program was recorded at Rashid’s recent appearance at the Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville.

Great Conversations: Ahmed Rashid and Clarissa Ward airs Monday, June 25 at 10/9 pm CT on KET.

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