Based on real events, Mercy Street takes you beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the lives of a diverse cast of characters — doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists — who intersect in the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital. Set in Virginia in the spring ...Continue Reading
Bring in the new year with the highly-anticipated Sherlock special, The Abominable Bride, at 8pm on Sunday, January 1, 2016 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. Follow on Twitter at #SherlockPBS.
Finding love can be hard enough for anyone, but for those with an autism spectrum disorder, the challenges may seem overwhelming. The disorder can jeopardize the core characteristics of a successful relationship — communication and social interaction. “Autism in Love” offers a warm and stereotype-shattering look at four people as they pursue and manage romantic relationships ...Continue Reading
Government offices close, schools shutter their doors. This time Congress isn’t responsible. It’s a case of blue flu as an estimated 800,000 Kansas Citians converge on downtown for a parade and rally to celebrate the World Series’ winning Royals. We look at what worked and what didn’t. Plus, get an inside look at what was happening ...Continue Reading
Two-time Sundance Film Festival director Kevin Willmott appeared on Ruckus to talk to Mike Shanin about his Gordon Parks Elementary documentary. The hour-long documentary delves into the Kansas City, Missouri charter school that serves some of the city’s neediest kids, and was in danger of being shuttered by the school board last year. It premieres at 8pm, November 12 on KCPT. The film, shot over ...Continue Reading
This Monday and Tuesday, KCPT presents special programs that explore stories of service. INDEPENDENT LENS: STRAY DOG Monday, November 9, 9pm Meet motorcycle-riding, stereotype-shattering Vietnam veteran Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall as he tries to come to terms with his combat experience and help others like himself. This film was screened last month as part of ...Continue Reading