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As you may have heard, the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW came to Albuquerque on Saturday, July 19. The ROADSHOW rolled into New Mexico and taped three new episodes, which will air in 2015.

People came from all over the state – and beyond – to have their treasures appraised. One woman interviewed by area media travelled from Denver, CO!

Click on the links below to see some of the NM set, and hear some local stories. Executive Producer Marsha Bemko was also interviewed by NM radio stations. You can listen to those interview below, as well.


KUNM – All Things Considered – Aired Friday 7/18 at 5:45 pm
Length: 4:59

94 ROCK – Aired Live, Friday 7/18
Length: 17:08

THE PEAK (with Jackie, Tony & Donnie) – Aired Live, Friday 7/18
(AA – Music from the 90′s, 2K & Today)


‘Antiques Roadshow’ comes to Albuquerque
Sunday, July 20, 2014

— TV —

KOB 4 Eyewitness News (NBC)
Antiques Roadshow returns to Albuquerque
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Length: 2:41

KRQE-TV News, Ch.13 (CBS)
‘Antiques Roadshow’ visits ABQ
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Length: 00:56

KOAT Action 7 News (ABC)
‘Antiques Roadshow’ to film in Duke City
July 7, 2014!bjmtH5

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW airs on New Mexico PBS on:
Ch.5.1 – Mondays at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m., and repeats on
Ch.9.1 – Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Special Interview

A Special interview with GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Airs: Friday, AUGUST 1 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 and
Repeats: Sunday, August 3 at 7:00 a.m.
On Ch. 9.1, Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m.


Albuquerque, NM – A legend among readers of fantasy and science fiction, New Mexico’s George R.R. Martin has become a mainstream phenomenon with the publication of his series of GAME OF THRONES novels, and the hit HBO series of the same name.

In a segment of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, Martin talks with correspondent Gwyneth Doland about the craft of fiction, and the popularity of GAME OF THRONES.

NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives.

Hosted by Gene Grant, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic, health, education and arts issues and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the “news of the moment.”

Involved, informed, in-depth media: watch NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS again online at shortly thereafter.

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Megan Kamerick. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.


“If Eight People In Albuquerque Can Do It — Why Can’t Congress?”


Airs Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. on Ch.5.1

Albuquerque takes center stage in the great Congressional policy debates when eight people, four Democrats and four Republicans, attempt to balance the federal budget in a weekend! In a new form of the reality show, these eight regular people are locked in a room at Central New Mexico Community College and asked to balance the federal budget.

The show, BIG BAD BUDGET, asks the question, “If eight people in Albuquerque can do it, why can’t Congress?” The result airs Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. on Ch.5.1.

For the eight people, it’s just like Congress. They are given the U.S. Treasury budget figures, but they are not experts. The idea is to find out if regular people can solve the problems that Congress cannot solve.

They are asked to either cut spending or raise taxes and see a savings of $750 billion. They fight, argue, cajole, dig in, bluff, strategize, and ultimately….well, that will be revealed when the show airs.

Can they do it? Can eight people from Albuquerque find a way to solve a major political problem? Can they show Congress the way?

The program seeks to find out if regular people, out of the glare of Washington, can find a way to work together and overcome the obstacles? They are being filmed as they try to see their way to a solution, and you as the viewer can see the inside workings of how problems can be solved. “BIG BAD BUDGET” is a Film by Tom Carroll.


Monday 7/7 AND Friday 7/11 at 4:00 pm on Ch.5.1

This Special Episode:
The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they’ll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it’s finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet – the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct species. Science Concept: Extinction – different types of animals can go extinct and disappear from the planet in a number of ways – habitat loss, overhunting, etc. Once an animal goes extinct, it is lost forever.

Animals can take you anywhere in science! Creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt take 6- to 8-year olds and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures in WILD KRATTS, a PBS KIDS series. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and Emmy-winning Zoboomafoo, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way.

From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each of the 40 new half-hour episodes of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers – and young viewers – meet. The debut series is a co-production of The Kratt Brothers Company and Emmy-winning 9 Story Entertainment.

Donate Your Art & Antiques To Benefit “NM PBS Arts & Education Endowment”

Have you loved that certain piece of art or furniture, but are now willing to let it go / move it on to a new home to an appreciative new owner that will love it?

Or, maybe you are looking for a mid-year tax write-off? Now is your chance!

New Mexico PBS is accepting donations for two auctions to be held in Albuquerque in August, to benefit the year-old NM PBS Arts & Education Endowment, permanently held at the Albuquerque Community foundation.

While New Mexico PBS is grateful for all of your art donations, the following items are actively being sought:


When Will These Shows Take Place?
To aid in building the NM PBS Arts & Education Endowment, KNME-TV / New Mexico PBS has once again partnered with the Great Southwestern Antique Show, in Albuquerque (August 7 – 11) and Objects Of Art Santa Fe (August 14 – 17)

Preview/Opening night proceeds (Aug. 8 & 14) from BOTH shows will help build this fund – with support through attendance.

The 16th Annual Great Southwestern Antique Show in Albuquerque has added a new element this year, with Live Auctions (Thursday, Aug. 7 and Monday, Aug. 11).
Come out, have fun, find a treasure, and support YOUR New Mexico PBS station.

For more information about the New Mexico PBS Great Southwestern Arts & Education Endowment, please contact: Theresa Spencer, Director of Development, at (505) 277-1225.

More Information:

New British Summer Schedule

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY 2014 Summer Schedule: June – September 2014
Plus MORE NEW British Series

Summer 2014 promises to sizzle, with all new British programs coming to New Mexico PBS! While MASTERPIECE MYSTERY packs a punch over the summer, 5 other new series/specials may intrigue you as well! SCOTT & BAILEY are two female Manchester police detectives, DCI BANKS (a police drama set in Yorkshire), makes its’ debut on Ch.5.1, and the 2nd season of LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX premieres.

Journeying down from the north, go back 2,000 years – from “The Tube” to the Romans – in SECRETS OF UNDERGROUND LONDON. Finally, internationally renowned actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jabobi are partners, living in a central London flat for nearly 50 years, in VICIOUS.

Defense lawyers and doctors bring intriguing and stylish mysteries and drama to MASTERPIECE! David Tennant opens the MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! season with The Escape Artist, favorite sleuths Endeavour Morse and Hercule Poirot return with all new episodes, and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean) stars in the 1960s London medical drama, Breathless.

Presented in Chronological Order:
SCOTT and BAILEY – Saturdays at 9:00 pm, premiering 6/14
SECRETS OF UNDERGROUND LONDON – Sunday, 6/22 at 7:00 pm
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX: Season 2 – Sundays, 6/29-8/3 at 7:00 pm
VICIOUS – Sunday, 6/29 – 8/3 at 9:30 pm
DCI BANKS: Season 1 – Sunday 6/29 at 11:00 pm (new date, time & channel)

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY 2014 Summer Schedule:
THE ESCAPE ARTIST – Sundays, 6/15-22, at 8:00 pm
ENDEAVOUR: Season 2 – Sundays, 6/29-7/20 at 8:00 pm
HERCULE POIROT: Season 12 – Sundays, 7/27-8/3 at 8:00 pm
BREATHLESS – Sundays, 8/24-9/7 at 8:00 pm

Ch.5.1 – Saturdays at 9:00 pm, premiering 6/14

Ordinary women, an extraordinary job – A New 6-Part Thrilling British Investigative Drama Exploring the Personal & Professional Lives of Two Female Detectives.

Episode 1 – DC Rachel Bailey of Manchester Metropolitan Police is angry at being dumped by her married lover, a barrister named Nick Savage. She joins her colleague on the major incident team, DC Janet Scott, to investigate the murder, made to resemble a suicide, of a pregnant Turkish girl named Emel Yilmatz.

Ch.5.1 – Sunday, 6/22 at 7:00 pm

On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis — but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. Uncover 2,000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. Digging deep, the program unearths some of the most extraordinary stories of the darkest part of the city.

Ch.5.1 – Sundays, 6/29 to 8/3 at 7:00 pm

The BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?

Ch.5.1 – Sunday, 6/29-8/3 at 9:30-10:00 p.m.

The story of partners Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen–Lord Of The Rings; X-Men) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi-I, Claudius; Last Tango in Halifax), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, Game of Thrones), their young, upstairs neighbor. (30 minutes)

DCI BANKS- 10-Part Series
Ch.5.1 – Sunday 6/29 at 11:00 pm

The Yorkshire countryside provides a striking and contrasting backdrop to chilling murder stories, based on the Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson (Ballykissangel) and Andrea Lowe star (The Tudors) as the tenacious and stubborn Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot. Later, DCI Banks must learn to work with dramatic changes to his team when Annie is off on maternity leave, soon to be replaced by the impossible-to-read Helen Morton (Caroline Catz – Doc Martin). Helen might be thorough, committed and very good at her job, but she’s having problems fitting in.

Ch.5.1 – Sundays, 6/15-22, at 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Ch.9.1 – Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

David Tennant (Doctor Who; Former MASTERPIECE Contemporary host) stars as a brilliant defense lawyer with a storybook family and a potent nickname, “The Escape Artist,” for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. Then he gets a trial that changes his life forever. This gripping legal thriller costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda; 2014 Tony Award-winner, Best Actress, A Raisin in the Sun) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.

Ch.5.1 – Sundays, 6/29-7/20 at 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Ch.9.1 – Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Before INSPECTOR MORSE, there was the rookie Constable Morse. Shaun Evans returns for a second season with four all-new mysteries as young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar…but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.

Ch.5.1 – Sundays, 7/27–8/3 at 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Ch.9.1 – Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, The Big Four and Dead Man’s Folly, based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business, Poirot exercises his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders — whether they ask for his help or not.

Ch.5.1 – Sundays, 8/24 – 9/7 at 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Ch.9.1 – Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

In this stylish and compelling new medical drama set in London in 1961, Jack Davenport (Smash, Pirates of the Caribbean) stars as a brilliant surgeon who believes he can make a difference in women’s lives. It was a time when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”).

World Cup – Related Programs

In Conjunction with the World Cup (6/12 – 7/13) New Mexico PBS presents New and Encore Programs Highlighting Brazil and the Games

Presented in Chronological Order


Monday 6/9 at 10:00 pm

The Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo hosts the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. Within this little-known niche – the result of a century-old diaspora – lies a thriving arts community. WEST ENCOUNTERS EAST explores the unique fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions in the works of well-known and emerging Japanese-Brazilian artists. The documentary examines their lifestyles, traditions, culture and art while exploring the themes of immigration, dual identity, alienation and assimilation in their work. Art historian and collector Stella M. Holmes guides viewers through Brazil’s art world, introducing the artists and discussing their modes of expression and creative processes.


Monday-Tuesday, 6/9-10 at 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Join Michael Palin in Brazil, where he travels from the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, meeting the people and visiting the places that shape this South American nation

“Out of Africa”
Monday at 8:00 pm
Join Palin as he visits vaqueros, learns to drum and cook Bahian-style and studies capoeira moves.

“Into Amazonia”
Monday at 9:00 pm
Travel with Palin on rivers through the very heart of Amazonia.

“The Road to Rio”
Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Head to Rio with Palin to learn about the vibrant city that will host next Olympics and World Cup.

“The Deep South”
Tuesday at 9:00 pm
See what Brazil has to offer the world as it takes its place as a potential new superpower.

Secrets of the Dead “Lost in the Amazon”

Tuesday 6/10 at 7:00 pm

This program is a modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries: what happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold — the Lost City of “Z” — in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of “newly found” jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities. Fawcett may have actually discovered these ruins fueling his fervor to find the city of gold.


Tuesday 6/10 at 10:00 pm

Travel writer Richard Bangs, the longtime host and writer of the Emmy-winning Adventures With Purpose launches a new series designed to re-awaken viewers’ sense of wonder. RICHARD BANGS’ SOUTH AMERICA: QUEST FOR WONDER follows Bangs as he seeks out the continent’s most revered sites and natural wonders – from its bone-rattling waterfalls to its ancient, sacred citadels. He visits awe-inspiring Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; mystical, remote Easter Island deep in the Pacific; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.


Monday, 6/16 at 9:00 pm

This documentary about the Egyptian National Football Team, their American coach, Bob Bradley, and the team’s quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil follows the team on and off the pitch, and offers a unique window into events unfolding in Egypt following the historic revolution. Bradley arrived in Cairo in late 2011 and found a country and a team in chaos. The rebuilding of the team offers a powerful metaphor for the rebuilding of Egypt and the country’s journey toward democracy



Texting is the leading cause of death of American teenagers.

Drivers using cell phones are 5 times more likely to crash than non-distracted drivers.

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 people are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.

KNME-TV Ch.5.1- Albuquerque/Santa Fe Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
KOB 4, Thursday June 5 at 7:00 pm & June 7 at 5:00 am
KENW Portales, Monday June 16 at 9:00 pm
KRWG 22 Las Cruces, Saturday June 21 at 8:00 pm

Listen to Producer Chris Schueler on The 94 Rock Morning Show:

Texting is such a bad combination when it comes to driving. It takes your eyes off the road long enough that you simply are no longer really looking where you’re going and it’s a recipe for disaster.
David Strayer, PhD Cognition and Neural Scientist

And it happens at least 11 times a day, just for teenagers. And I know that there’s a lot of parents, after a sleepless night tonight, they’re gonna have to plan a funeral.
Johnny Mac Brown, Father

Cell phones and other electronic devices have become a seamless part of our everyday life. Leaving home without a cell is worse than forgetting your briefcase or school backpack. As a result, the use of cell phones and other devices in our cars has skyrocketed and we can see them at every stop light. The problem is over half of our population (60% of those under 35, according to NHTSA) think that talking on the phone makes no difference to our driving performance. “People think they can get away with it,” says producer/director Chris Schueler. “And the truth is, many times they do. But the one time they don’t, is a very sad day.”

“This is crucial information for teens and for parents,” says Thom Turbett, President of the Board of SafeTeen New Mexico. “And in addition to the full documentary that we’ll distribute to all the school districts and the PTA’s, we have shorter training videos that can be used in schools along with a curriculum guide.”

Produced by multiple Emmy © Award winning director/producer, Chris Schueler, the project is presented by SafeTeen New Mexico, NM Department of Transportation, Bernalillo County Substance Abuse Prevention Program, State Farm Insurance Company, Cooperative Educational Services, Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico, New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders, New Mexico School Boards Association, and the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association in association with KOB-TV 4, KNME-TV 5, KENW-TV 3, and KRWG-TV 22.

The documentary uses interviews with distracted driving expert Dr. David Strayer, brain experts Dr. Andrew Mayer and Dr. William Shuttleworth along with dozens of New Mexico youth to highlight how the brain works while driving and how youth are in a particularly vulnerable situation while driving distracted. In addition to the statistics, the project also explores how quickly everything happens when an accident occurs.

“Time is really not our friend when we drive,” says Chris Schueler, Executive Director of SafeTeen and the producer of the film, “and from the experts we learn how various distractions take precious moments away from what we should be concentrating on while driving.” In addition to the documentary, the one hour program will also present a live half hour follow up show that will focus on solutions.

“New Mexico PBS is proud to be taking part in this community-wide, New Mexico broadcasters’ effort, to not only focus on and expose the real dangers of texting as a group, but to provide solutions as well,” said Franz Joachim, General Manager & CEO, New Mexico PBS. “We are happy to once again be partnering with Chris Schueler on exposing issues of importance and relevance to New Mexicans.”

The Albuquerque Mayors Youth Advisory Council is involved in the project through production, marketing and distribution work. They have created a facebook page and are overseeing the Gala Premiere, which is slated for May 20 at 7pm at the Kimo Theatre. The premiere is open to the public for free and doors open at 6pm. In addition to the documentary, there are shorter, targeted videos created for Middle Schools, High Schools and Parents. For information please visit or

SafeTeen New Mexico has assembled information and resources on it’s website including a free, downloadable discussion guide to be used with the program and a tape order form.



Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou, died today at the age of 86.

Angelou published three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years.

She received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees but is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

In 1993, Angelou recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. In 2010, President Obama named her a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

PBS will mark her passing with a news story on Wednesday night’s PBS NEWSHOUR.

Also, the first half of Wednesday night’s TAVIS SMILEY will remember Angelou and include a previously broadcast interview with her. Thursday night’s TAVIS SMILEY will be completely devoted to remembering the life of Maya Angelou.

Finally, Wednesday night’s CHARLIE ROSE and Friday’s CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK will also include segments looking back on her life and work.

Air Times on New Mexico PBS:

Ch.5.1 – M-F at 6:00 pm & again at 12:00 midnight
Ch.9.1 – M-F at 11:00 pm & again at 1:00 am

Ch.5.1 – M-F at 1:30 am and the following day at 1:30 pm
Ch.9.1 – M-F at 2:30 am & at 4:30 am

Ch.5.1 – M-F at 11:00 pm & the following day at 12:00 pm Noon
Ch.9.1 – 6:00 pm the following day

Ch.5.1 – Friday at 8:00 pm

Photo: Sesame Street

New PBS Pledge Programs – June 2014

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and New Mexico PBS offer all New Mexicans, from every walk of life, the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.

These new “pledge” programs air between May 31-June 8 and are listed below in chronological order.


Saturday 5/31 at 8:00 pm & Tuesday 6/3 at 7:00 pm

Chubby Checker hosts this first-ever MY MUSIC special on the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll dance music for kids of all ages. From the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of “The Twist” to the youthful frat-rock sounds of the Kingsmen, this is a good-time celebration of classic party music that has spanned generations.


Saturday 5/31 at 8:00 pm & Tuesday 6/3 at 9:00 pm

Filmed in October 1980 in Radio City Music Hall, the luminous performances on DEAD AHEAD captured the band at a moment of transformation. These concerts were the culmination of a month-long musical odyssey in San Francisco and New York City during which the band stretched the boundaries of more than 100 songs, from “Lost Sailor” to jug-band tunes, such as “Monkey and the Engineer,” played in coffeehouses. Performances include “Fire on the Mountain,” “Ripple,” “Bird Song” and “On the Road Again.”


Monday 6/2 at 9:00 pm & Thursday 6/5 at 7:00 pm

Travel the world with the composer/performer whose music transcends borders and boundaries and speaks to people of all races and nations. Over two years in the making, this unique behind-the-scenes special follows Yanni and his orchestra as they perform concerts in more than two dozen countries.


Wednesday 6/4 at 8:30 pm & Saturday 6/7 at 6:00 pm

Explore the secrets of our most valued emotion in this compelling global journey in search of what makes people happy. Combining real-life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, this program leads us toward a deeper understanding of how our sense of happiness and well-being can be cultivated and even learned.


Friday at 6/6 at 9:30 pm

Musical icon Billy Joel is captured at his electrifying best in this series of stadium concerts taped in 1987, the first fully staged, high-energy rock show ever presented in the Soviet Union. The program features classic songs and hits including “Only the Good Die Young,” “Big Shot,” “Uptown Girl,” “A Matter of Trust,” “You May Be Right,” “Innocent Man,” “Honesty,” “Allentown” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Back in the U.S.S.R.”


Saturday 6/7 at 12:00 Noon

Eat your way to better health with advice from one of the nation’s leading authorities. Nutritionist and #1 New York Times best-selling author Joy Bauer offers compelling information on how specific foods can help manage, treat and in some instances even reverse common health conditions. Learn food remedies to lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure, fight off wrinkles and promote a radiant complexion, relieve arthritis pain and boost energy, enhance brain power and protect memory — and smart secrets to losing weight and keeping it off.