RARE – Creatures of the Photo Ark

Madagascar fish eagle

New Mexico PBS invites you to a special sneak preview of:


Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:00am -12 noon
ABQ BioPark
Aquarium Theater - 2601 Central NW

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National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has been on an eleven year mission  to photograph at-risk and rare animal species in the wild, in zoos, and in nature preserves around the globe.  His efforts to protect our planet’s animals before they disappear have been documented in RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK.

Watch a highlight of the three-part series and join in a panel discussion with project managers supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts here in New Mexico and across the world.

Panelists include:

Matt Eschenbrenner - Slender Snouted Crocodiles in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa
Sara Hamilton - Coral propagation
Dylan Frentzel - Wildlife camera traps in the Sandia mountains
Diane Longenecker - Socorro Doves in Mexico
Kim Ward – Rio Grande Silvery Minnow

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP to Rose Poston at 505-277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Science Café: Invisible Universe Revealed

Justin Evan Thompson

On Saturday, June 10 from 10am-Noon, join us in the KNME studios for an intimate performance and conversation with local singer/songwriter Justin Evan Thompson. Justin, a former Marine, will share his journey in music, performing his original songs as well as discussing his military experience.

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The Majesty of Music & Mathematics

The Majesty of Music and Math

New Mexico PBS, The Santa Fe Symphony, and The Santa Fe Institute Present

The Majesty of Music & Mathematics

June 19th at 7:00pm

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco
Santa Fe


This multi-media production will explore the interconnectedness of music and mathematics and will feature remarks by Santa Fe Institute mathematician and computer scientist Cristopher Moore, as well as musical selections by the Santa Fe Symphony with Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa.

The Majesty of Music & Mathematics will air on New Mexico PBS/KNME in 2018 and will be distributed to PBS stations across the country.

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Independent Lens: Real Boy

Independent Lens - Real Boy

Join New Mexico PBS for a free Indie Lens Pop-up screening and discussion of Real Boy, directed by Shaleece Haas, Friday, June 16, 5:30 PM at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. The screening will be followed by a performance by singer/songwriter Billy Stewart.

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Science Café: Secrets of the Universe Revealed

NOVA: Invisible Universe Revealed

July Science Café:


Saturday, July 15
10:00am -12 noon
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Los Alamos Nature Center
2600 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM

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The Hubble Space Telescope was one of NASA’s most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy. This single telescope has helped astronomers pinpoint the age of the universe, reveal the birthplace of stars and planets, and advanced our understanding of dark energy and cosmic expansion. Hubble’s stunning images have brought the beauty of the heavens to millions, revealing a cosmos richer and more wondrous than we ever imagined.

Come to the July New Mexico PBS Science Café, watch a segment of NOVA Invisible Universe Revealed and join a discussion with Dr. Rick Wallace, Astrophysicist. Dr. Wallace will bring to life the breakthroughs of the Hubble Space Telescope not only through the NOVA film, but also with full-dome planetarium shows and a discussion that emphasizes the nature and significance of the Hubble discoveries. Dr. Wallace will discuss the formation of stars and planetary systems (exoplanets), the number and type of galaxies in the universe, Dark Energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe, the age of the universe, and the formation of galaxies containing supermassive black holes.

Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California at Santa Cruz (Lick Observatory), with concentration in numerical calculations of stellar explosions (Novae, Supernovae, X-ray Bursts), nuclear fusion, and formation of the elements. He is also served as a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory for over 30 years.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP to Rose Poston at 505-277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Be more curious…be more amazed…come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café
New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Lab/Lockheed Martin.


The Mayors of Shiprock and Metal Road

Mayors of Shiprock triptych
New Mexico PBS proudly presents a screening of two compelling Native American documentaries, THE MAYORS OF SHIPROCK and METAL ROAD, on Friday, June 23 from 7-9 PM at the historic KiMo Theater.

The free screening will be immediately followed by a discussion with the films’ producers and directors, along with some of the subjects seen in the films.

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Pledge Specials

See program premieres and PBS favorites during our June Pledge Drive, including Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution, Weddings of Downton Abbey, and American Epic Sessions.

On Channel 5.1 and Channel 9.1 Starting June 3rd

Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution

Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking album that ranks #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This special features material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road Studios.

Sat. 6/3 at 8pm on Ch. 5.1
Sun. 6/4 at 11:30pm on Ch. 5.1
Thus. 6/8 at 8:30pm on Ch. 5.1
Sun. 6/11 at 8pm on Ch. 5.1

Watch the preview here

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Journey in Concert: Houston 1981
Celebrate one of rock's most enduring bands at the height of their popularity in this 1981 concert featuring some of their greatest hits, including "Don't Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," "Lights," "Wheel in the Sky" and more.

Sat. 6/3 at 9:30pm on Ch. 5.1

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Bill Moyers

Conversation with Bill Moyers
Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson, to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS.

Sun. 6/4 at 7pm on Ch. 9.1
Wed. 6/7 at 8:30pm on Ch. 5.1
Sun. 6/11 at 11:30am on Ch. 5.1

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Downton Abbey - Weddings

Weddings of Downton Abbey
Join Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley) for a bridal bouquet of favorite “I Do” moments from the series. This program features new interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, the creative team who brought these romantic relationships to life.

Sun. 6/4 at 8pm on Ch. 5.1
Tues. 6/6 at 7pm on Ch. 9.1

Sun. 6/11 at 1pm on Ch. 5.1

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Paul Simon

Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park
Join the legendary musician on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London's Hyde Park. Performances range from "The Sound of Silence" and "The Boxer" to "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening."

Mon. 6/5 at 7pm on Ch. 5.1
Sat. 6/10 at 11:30pm on Ch. 5.1
Sun. 6/11 at 6pm on Ch. 5.1

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American Epic - Sessions

American Epic - Sessions
Jack White and T Bone Burnett lead an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence. The artists have 3 minutes and 1 chance. Featured: Alabama Shakes, Elton John, Los Lobos, Nas, Taj Mahal, Beck, Bettye LaVette, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Jack White, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Ana Gabriel, The Avett Brothers, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and more.

Tues. 6/6 at 7pm on Ch. 5.1

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John F. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy

JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala - Premiere Broadcast
Enjoy performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more in this presidential gala event taped in 1961, but never broadcast on television. A blizzard knocked out most of the electricity in Washington, although a few generators powered the minimal lights and cameras necessary to tape this historic production, now remastered and restored.

Thus. 6/8 at 7pm on Ch. 5.1

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Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis "Wonderful Wonderful" (My Music Presents)
Public TV celebrates 60+1 years of the legendary Johnny Mathis in this MY MUSIC Presents special presentation. All Johnny's favorites "Chances Are, " "Twelfth of Never, " "Wonderful, Wonderful," It's Not For Me To Say," "Too Much, Too Little Too Late" and more are all performed live.

Sat. 6/10 at 8pm on Ch. 5.1

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa - Live at Carnegie Hall (an acoustic evening)
On this very special all-acoustic concert, world-renowned platinum-selling Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa is joined by an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians, including the acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer, who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records, and was the percussionist on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's No Quarter: Unledded Tour

Sat. 6/10 at 10pm on Ch. 5.1

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New Mexico Veterans – Stories of Service

"Day of Remembrance" by Jeremy Shockley

New Mexico PBS has begun a multi-year Veteran’s initiative to expand our content on-air, and on-line in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations. Through this initiative we will provide a platform for veteran’s to share their stories, both in war and at home and give civilians the opportunity to become aware of the challenges veterans and their families face coming home.

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