August 2018– TV Programming Highlights
August 1 @ 7pm – The Outback (series)
Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia’s Kimberley region in North West Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.
August 1 @ 8pm – Wonders of Mexico (series)
Travel south along Mexico’s mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.
August 2 @ 8pm – Sea Change
SEA CHANGE uses the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia to exemplify the challenges of Climate Change and sea level rise. The impacts examined in this program reflect the far reaching implications of on the entire Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts. Charleston could easily be New Orleans, and Savannah a mirror of Galveston or Houston.
August 5 @ 8pm – Sherlock on Masterpiece (series)
The series begins with the nation’s favorite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
August 7 @ 9pm – Frontline: Documenting Hate: Charlottesville
Look back at how white supremacists and Neo-Nazis involved in the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally. An investigation with ProPublica shows how some of those behind the racist violence went unpunished and continued to operate around the country.
August 9 @ 8pm – #YoungSingersProject
The #YoungSingersProject follows a group of high school choral students, as they compete for a spot in The Virginia Chorale, Virginia’s only professional chorus. The documentary examines the lives of today’s youth through the lens of social media – unraveling the unique and emotional experiences they face.
August 13 & 14 @ 8pm – Frontline: Our Man in Tehran
A revealing view of life inside Iran, with New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. With humor and curiosity, Erdbrink shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders.
August 16 @ 9pm – John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace
In the fall of 1979, John Paul II was one year into a transformative papacy filled with hope and dynamism. Northern Ireland was a decade into the Troubles, a bloody conflict that shrouded all of Ireland in gloom. The dramatic encounter between this charismatic Polish Pope and the “land of Saints and Scholars,” is captured poignantly in John Paul II in Ireland, a historical documentary and spiritual reflection of what ultimately brought peace to Northern Ireland.
August 18 @ 7pm – Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories
Lawrence Welk Precious Memories abounds with spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys reminding viewers of their shared family values based on loving and heartfelt beliefs. This nostalgic special will lift your spirits, heal your heart and take you into the safe haven of your past with promises for a brighter tomorrow.
August 18 @ 9pm – The Tenors – Fan Favorites
Experience the soaring harmonies and timeless songs of the popular and prolific trio. This intimate performance features songs from Motown, Broadway classics from West Side Story, selections from The Great American Songbook and more.
August 19 @ 7pm, Encore @ 9pm – Great Performances: The Chris Botti Band
Watch the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter perform with vocalists Sy Smith and Victoria Swift, violinist Caroline Campbell and more. Equally at home in all musical genres, Botti performs “The Look of Love,” “Cinema Paradiso” and “When I Fall in Love.”
August 20 @ 7pm – My Music: Dionne Warwick: Then Came You
Celebrate the legendary, Grammy-winning singer and her greatest hits, spanning her roots in gospel, chart-topping partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and duets with The Spinners, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.
August 21 @ 7pm, Encore @ 8:30pm – Betty White: First Lady of Television
Celebrate the beloved star’s 80th anniversary in show business with this warm look at her life and career. Features tributes from her friends and co-stars including Ryan Reynolds, Valerie Bertinelli, Tina Fey, Carl Reiner and more.
August 22 @ 7pm – Mister Rogers It’s You I Like
Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the pioneering children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, Esperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from the series.
August 25 @ 8:30pm – Nathan Carter: Celtic Country
Join the country and Irish music sensation for a concert performance recorded live at 3Arena in Dublin. Nathan sings a variety of country and Irish classics, including his breakout hit “Wagon Wheel,” and plays the accordion, piano and guitar.
August 26 @ 7pm – Zoltan Maga Live from Budapest with David Foster
Join the Hungarian violinist and legendary songwriter for a musical extravaganza featuring special guests Katharine McPhee, Sheléa, opera superstar Aida and tenor Fernando Varela. Recorded live on New Year’s Day 2018 at the Budapest Arena.
August 27 @ 7pm – Caesar Kleberg: Father of Wildlife Conservation in Texas
Born in Cuero in 1873, he went to work at age 27 for Henrietta King window of King Ranch founder Richard King. While overseeing the 230,000 Norias division of the King Ranch he observed that wildlife was disappearing due to unregulated hunting and set groundbreaking hunting regulations in 1912 that were soon implemented throughout the ranch. Before his death in 1946 he drafted his will to create what would ultimately become the leading wildlife conservation research organization in Texas.
August 28 @ 7pm – The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute
The Fab Four is undoubtedly the “Ultimate Beatles Tribute.” With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle’s classics the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world. KEDT Members will have the opportunity to support the station and receive tickets and meet and greets for an upcoming performance by The Fab Four at Selena Auditorium.