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Here’s Johnny!

‘American Masters’ profiles television icon Johnny Carson on Monday night

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occassions than anyone else in American history: over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life and a part of the zeitgeist.

American Masters explores the life, career, complexities and contradictions in the two-hour documentary “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night” on Monday, May 14 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Sunday, May 20 at 9/8 pm CT on KET2.

Narrated by actor Kevin Spacey, the film features 45 original interviews with Carson’s friends, family and colleagues, including his second wife, Joanne; Dick Cavett; Doc Severinsen; and other staff of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Many performers who appeared or began their careers on The Tonight Show are also interviewed, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Drew Carey, Garry Shandling, Steve Martin, Angie Dickinson, Ellen DeGeneres, Carl Reiner, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers, and David Steinberg.

One of the biggest stars that television has ever produced, Carson, who died in 2005, commanded at his peak a nightly audience of 16 million viewers — double the current audience of Leno and Letterman combined. Rarely giving interviews, Carson chose to remain a very private man whose public persona made him an American superstar.

Carson once revealed, “I can get in front of an audience and be in control. I suppose it’s manipulation. Offstage, I’m aloof because I’m not very comfortable.”


New Sherlock begins!

The anticipated series two of Masterpiece Mystery’s popular modern adaptation premieres Sunday

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The struggle continues in 21st-century London as the team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battles the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series 2, airing in three episodes on Sundays, May 6 – 20 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Thursdays, May 10 – 24 at 9/8 pm CT on KET2.

Picking up from last season’s gripping conclusion, Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is “know when you are beaten.”

It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game and at a battle he is ill-prepared to wage: love?

Titanic turns 100

Three KET programs commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

KET commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history, with three new programs: The Titanic With Len Goodman, Saving the Titanic, and Nova “Why Ships Sink.”

The Titanic With Len Goodman examines the impact of the ship’s sinking on the thousands of affected families. Goodman, best known as a judge on Dancing with the Stars, has his own connection to the ship. Before he was a dancer, he was a welder in East London for Harland and Woolf, the company that built the Titanic in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Titanic With Len Goodman airs Tuesday, April 10 at 8/7 pm CT on KET2 and Thursday, April 12 at 10/9 pm CT on KET.

Saving the Titanic is a new historical drama that tells the untold story of the self-sacrifice and bravery of the ship’s engineers, stokers and firemen. The program seeks to answer the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision. Saving the Titanic airs Tuesday, April 10 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Sunday, April 15 at 9/8 pm CT on KET2.

Nova “Why Ships Sink” investigates the safety of cruise ships and questions whether passengers are safe at sea a century later. Nova “Why Ships Sink” airs Wednesday, April 18 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET.

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