The battle against tuberculosis had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood: in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our “forgotten plague.” Explore special features related to this ...Continue Reading
Great Performances presents Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, featuring Great American Songbook classics from her Grammy-nominated album Nostalgia, on April 3 at 10 p.m. on KCPT. Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. In her latest album ...Continue Reading
Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They’re assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of … the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers’ patience in a ...Continue Reading
Astonishingly, David Harewood was the first black actor to play the great Moorish Venetian general Othello at London’s National Theatre, triumphantly taking on the role—but not until 1997. Now he returns to the play to discover how the centuries have changed our views of it. Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and ...Continue Reading
Flatland reports on Magdalene KC, a home that will provide services to area women entering the mainstream from a life as victims of sex trafficking. The program is based on a successful model in Nashville, Tennessee that was featured on Independent Lens: A Path Appears, which uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions ...Continue Reading
Austin City Limits features soulful pop from UK sensation Sam Smith, whose debut album, In the Lonely Hour, was one of only two albums released in 2014 to go platinum, won four Grammys, including Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist.