Fun Educational TV: PBS KIDS GO! — A New Destination for Early Elementary School-aged Kids Launching October 11, 2004 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays (check local listings) and weekends, PBS KIDS GO! is a new educational, multimedia destination specifically created by, for and about kids in their early elementary school years — an audience with limited choices for media that is both fun and educational and more importantly, age-appropriate.
PBS KIDS GO! introduces new stars — from MAYA & MIGUEL and POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER —and current popular PBS KIDS’ programs targeted towards older kids, including ARTHUR and CYBERCHASE (new episodes for CYBERCHASE begin this fall, ARTHUR will premiere new episodes in December). Info: www.pbskidsgo.org
MAYA & MIGUEL, from Scholastic Entertainment, presents culture and language learning as fun, relevant and rewarding for all children, with a special emphasis on the Latino population. Lively and colorful, MAYA & MIGUEL chronicles the adventures, and sometimes misadventures, of 10-year-old twins Maya and Miguel Santos and features their family, friends and a richly diverse neighborhood. This never-a-dull-moment situation comedy revolves around Maya’s well-intended meddling in her family’s and friend’s lives, ultimately creating new quandaries to fix. While every episode takes humorous twists and turns, the underlying message is the importance of doing good for the family and community, and the philosophy that shared happiness is greater than personal gain. Sprinkled throughout the series are values of friendship, family and a positive, culturally rich portrayal of Latino family, language and cultures.
POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER, from WGBH Boston and Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. in association with Marc Brown Studios, is a series spin-off from the popular series ARTHUR. Arthur's friend Buster travels with his father, who is an airline pilot ferrying a Latino rock band, Los Viejeros, on tour around the country and the world. Buster takes along his video camera to send home video postcards to Arthur and his friends and family. POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER mixes animation with live-action shooting to present Buster's point of view, what he sees and who he meets through the lens of his video camera, and to show a vivid, multicultural portrait of
ARTHUR, from WGBH Boston and Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. - - A five-time Emmy Award-winner, this daily half-hour animated series, based on Marc Brown’s best-selling Arthur adventure books, shows how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate problem-solving skills. Each episode consists of two independent stories focusing on themes and events central to children’s lives. Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. The series promotes literacy and is complemented by a comprehensive outreach campaign targeted to teachers, librarians, parents and daycare providers.
CYBERCHASE, from Thirteen/WNET New York, Nelvana Limited -- Math rules in the animated adventure series CYBERCHASE. CYBERCHASE energizes kids ages eight-eleven with math power. Full of cyber-mysteries with eye-popping animation and a sly comic flair, the daily series features the voices of Christopher Lloyd and Gilbert Gottfried. CYBERCHASE sends the message that math is fun — it’s about problem solving and, boy, does it come in handy. When the dastardly villain Hacker (Lloyd) launches a mad mission to conquer the virtual universe, Motherboard calls upon three earth kids for help. They are Jackie, Matt and Inez — the culturally diverse heroes of CYBERCHASE — who, along with the wise-cracking cyber-bird Digit (Gottfried), travel from their real-world realm to the colorful virtual vistas of cyberspace, where they vanquish the bad guys in an all-out battle of wits. Each episode takes the kids on a thrilling adventure driven by a different math concept — from tackling time in ancient Egyptian tombs to cracking codes in creepy caves or making sense of numbers in a fractured fairy tale world.
Bring on the Kaviar: Kaviar and Kind has retained MHA Media for national public relations representation. Kaviar and Kind, co-owned by Sunrise Ruffalo and Katherine Azarmi, is a high-end, fine art gallery concentrating on unique jewelry brands and original fine art and accessories. The gallery carries high-end jewelry and accessories, leather goods and unique home décor, striving to sell brands and unique pieces previously unknown to the mainstream market in
Yellowcard Tour Info: A full Yellowcard live DVD is slated for release in November.
And dates for Yellowcard's fall headlining North American tour have been confirmed:
YELLOWCARD FALL TOUR 2004
10/13 Fresno, CA Valdez Hall
10/14 Las Vegas, NV UNLV
10/15 San Diego, CA Soma
10/16 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
10/19 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
10/20 Seattle, WA Premier
10/21 Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural Center
10/23 Edmonton, BC Reds
10/24 Calgary, ALB MacEwan Ballroom
10/26 Winnipeg, MAN Burton Cummings Theater
10/27 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
10/28 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall Star Theater
10/29 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
11/1 University Park, PA Penn State
11/3 Montreal, QUE Metropolis
11/4 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/5 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11/6 Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall
11/10 Storrs, CT Jorgensen Auditorium
11/11 Baltimore, MD University of Maryland/Baltimore
11/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
11/14 Jacksonville, FL University of Northern Florida
11/16 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/18 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
11/21 Denver, CO Fillmore Theater
11/24 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
11/26 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Maher Guest: “Real Time with Bill Maher” new episode, Friday, August 27, 2004 at 11 p.m. will feature guests: Brigadier Gen. Janis Karpinski, commentator Chris Matthews and author John E. O'Neill; roundtable guests are journalist Ashleigh Banfield, author and educator Michael Eric Dyson and California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.
McCallum Returns: Most doctors heal people - but by the time bodies reach Dr. Iain McCallum, it's too late. John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy) returns as forensic pathologist Dr. Iain McCallum in the acclaimed crime drama dubbed, "enormously watchable," "exceptional," and "outstanding," by
A rash of murders at a retirement home, the gruesome discovery of four disemboweled bodies, the untimely death of a medical student linked to McCallum and a disturbing case involving Anorexia Nervosa are some the mysterious cases facing McCallum and the team in the new season. <>McCallum is produced by Scottish Television Enterprises;
Beginning September 27, 2004 John Hannah will be the face of BBC
October Lifetime Sked:
WOMEN rock! Airs Thursday, October 28, /PT The fifth annual “WomenRock!” in celebration of Lifetime’s 20th year, brings together some of the brightest talent of today to champion the fight against breast cancer. The signature concert, which each year attracts the music industry's hottest performers, is part of Lifetime’s award-winning public awareness campaign, Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Breast Cancer for Life, now in its tenth year. “Women Rock!” tapes at the Wiltern Theater in
STRONG MEDICINEBody Mass Increase Airs Sunday, October 10, 2004 /PT After performing a check-up on her son’s friend, Lu (Rosa Blasi) is shocked to find out the teen is pregnant and that it may be her son’s child. Meanwhile, Andy (Patricia Richardson) takes action when her daughter’s friends are sent “fat letters” by their school, notifying their parents that they are overweight. With Kayla’s (Tamera Mowry) ex-boyfriend announcing his pending nuptials, Kayla (Tamera Mowry) asks Peter (Josh Coxx) to be her fiancé. (Drama/2004) Starring Jenifer Lewis, Patricia Richardson, Philip Casnoff, Rosa Blasi, Josh Coxx and Tamera Mowry.
LIFETIME’S Speaking of Women’s Health Airs Saturday, October 9, /PT Breast Health: A woman undergoes a breast lift surgery. Breast Lifting/Firming Exercises. Lisa Bronson fights breast cancer and undergoes breast reconstruction. (2004/Reality) Starring
Airs Saturday, October 23, /PT
One woman is tired of her double chin that just won't go away and wants to undergo liposuction to get rid of it. Will she be pleased with the results? Choosing a bra for your figure and lifestyle. Drive-Through Mastectomies-One woman’s experience has inspired legislation to prevent it from happening again. Exercising with the Big Ball. Fried favorites baked. (2004/Reality) Starring
Changing Hearts (Basic Cable Premiere) Airs Friday, October 8, /PT Based on the play "Colored Eggs" by Daniel Wright. The unlikely friendship between two women helps each cope with her battle against breast cancer. Starring Faye Dunaway, Lauren Holly, Tom Skerritt and Ian Somerhalder. (Dramedy/2002)The Linda Mccartney story (Basic Cable Premiere) Airs Saturday, October 9, /PT The true story of the life and times of Linda McCartney, from her first meeting with Paul and their 30-year marriage, to Linda's death. Starring Gary Bakewell, Aaron Grain, Matthew Harrison, David Lewis, Elizabeth Mitchell and Tim Piper. (Drama/2000)
LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE- Plain Truth (Lifetime Original Movie Premiere) Airs Monday, October 4, /PT; Emmy Award-nominated actress Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Lake Placid”) portrays a cynical Philadelphia lawyer who defends a young Amish woman (Alison Pill) charged with murdering an infant in an explosive adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s controversial, best-selling novel “Plain Truth.”
Series: How Clean Is Your House? Airs Monday, October 4, /PT Airs Monday, October 11, /PT Airs Monday, October 18, /PT Airs Monday, October 25, /PT Two British cleaning experts shake filth offenders out of their horrible cleaning habits and turn them into domestic Gods and Goddesses!
MISSING Pop Star Story Airs Saturday, October 2, /PT The Grammy Award-winning R&B sensation Mya guest stars as a world-famous pop star who disappears while trying to hide a family secret. (2004/Drama) Starring Vivica A. Fox, Caterina Scorsone, Mark Consuelos and Justin Louis.
Mr. Nobody Airs Saturday, October 9, /PT Nicole and Jess are in hot pursuit of a criminal when he steals a car and attempts to get away. Nicole and Jess capture their man only to find that in the back seat is a body bound and gagged with a gun shot wound in the head. Nicole and Jess think he's dead, but suddenly he sits up and reveals that he is alive. Nicole and Jess must try to figure out who this man is, and whether he is a victim, or a criminal. (2004/Drama) Starring Vivica A. Fox, Caterina Scorsone, Mark Consuelos and Justin Louis.
Truth or Dare, Part I Airs Saturday, October 16, /PT Shawn Christian (“Summerland”) guest stars. Nicole, Jess and Antonio are assigned to find a man who has disappeared from the federal government's Witness Protection program. The team soon finds out that the missing man is actually conning them, and that he isn't missing at all. (2004/Drama) Starring Vivica A. Fox, Caterina Scorsone, Mark Consuelos and Justin Louis.
Truth or Dare, Part II Airs Saturday, October 23, /PT Shawn Christian (“Summerland”) guest stars. Nicole, Jess and Antonio are assigned to find a man who has disappeared from the federal government's Witness Protection program. (2004/Drama) Starring Vivica A. Fox, Caterina Scorsone, Mark Consuelos and Justin Louis.
Tick Tock, Writer’s Block Airs Sunday, October 10, /PT A once famous mystery writer kills her wealthy cousin, making it appear to be a suicide. But the writer hires Zoe and Dan to prove the death was in fact a murder. Zoe and Dan begin to suspect the writer is indeed the killer but when she turns up dead, Dan and Zoe are left to find the answers to the murders in the mystery writer's unfinished manuscript. (2004/Drama) Starring Joely Fisher, Chris Potter, Loretta Devine, Vikki Krinsky, Jamie Johnston and Aislinn Paul.
Bada Bing, Bada Busiek Airs Sunday, October 17, /PT A mob boss hires Zoe and Dan to find his daughter. (2004/Drama) Starring Joely Fisher, Chris Potter, Loretta Devine, Vikki Krinsky, Jamie Johnston and Aislinn Paul.
Cinderella Scrubs Airs Sunday, October 10, /PT 100th Episode. Lu (Rosa Blasi) and Andy (Patricia Richardson) are at odds when their patients, an adoptive mother (guest star Camryn Manheim) and an ex-junkie (guest star Sara Gilbert), fight over the parental rights of a four-year-old little girl. Also, Andy (Patricia Richardson) encourages Irene (guest star Fran Drescher), who is diagnosed with stage four uterine cancer, to sue her insurance company as a test case for improving women’s health care. Meanwhile, Lu goes to a ball with her new love interest. (2004/Drama) Starring Jenifer Lewis, Patricia Richardson, Philip Casnoff, Rosa Blasi, Josh Coxx and Tamera Mowry.
Selective Breeding Airs Sunday, October 17, /PT Lu (Rosa Blasi ) helps a desperate mother get her mentally ill daughter admitted to a state-funded health facility. Andy (Patricia Richardson) aides a couple who wish to have in vitro fertilization, only to discover that they have ulterior motives for having the baby. A trip to volunteer at a wildlife park leaves Kayla (Tamera Mowry) and Peter (Josh Coxx) with learning more about the birds and the bees than either expected. (2004/Drama) Starring Jenifer Lewis, Patricia Richardson, Philip Casnoff, Rosa Blasi, Josh Coxx and Tamera Mowry.
TBA Airs Sunday, October 24, /PT Andy (Patricia Richardson) meets the teenager who killed
Graft Airs Sunday, October 31, /PT A six-year-old girl suffering from third-degree burns needs an immediate skin graft, and Lu (Rosa Blasi) must decide if her healthy twin sister is old enough to give consent for a medical procedure that will save her sister’s life. Meanwhile, Andy (Patricia Richardson) discovers that cadavers at the hospital are being illegally sold. (2004/Drama) Starring Jenifer Lewis, Patricia Richardson, Philip Casnoff, Rosa Blasi, Josh Coxx and Tamera Mowry.
What Should You Do? Airs Saturday, October 2, /PT Airs Saturday, October 16, /PT Airs Saturday, October 30, /PT True stories of people surviving emergency situations.
LIFETIME’S Speaking of Women’s Health Airs Saturday, October 2, /PT
Catching Good ZZZZZ'S: One woman gets a snoring makeover. Another woman goes to a sleep clinic to find out why she has problems sleeping. Tips to improve your night's sleep; cooking for a good night's sleep. (2004/Reality) Starring
Get In Shape Boot Camp: Barb Treutelaar, formerly of “One Life to Live,” is ready to lose some weight. Meet three women whose lives have been saved by searching out more than one doctor's opinion. Keeping germs at bay; spicing up your health with cinnamon. Gourmet meals with
-PBS Programming for October: PBS HOLLYWOOD PRESENTS “Cop Shop” -- Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss stars as a veteran cop working on
“Victory” (R) (
“Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns” (R) (
MYSTERY! -- In a hot new summer line-up, “the nation’s foremost oasis for whodunits” (Los Angeles Times) delivers its unique brand of murder and mayhem. Seasoned sleuths, dogged detectives and amazing amateurs return to PBS. WGBH
“Death in Holy Orders” -- As the leaves begin to fall so do the bodies in this new adaptation from the pen of
Episode One -- St Anselm’s is a select High Anglican ecclesiastical college and retreat situated on a remote part of the
October 3, 2004 at 10:30 p.m.
VISIONES: LATINO ART AND CULTURE -- Latino artists across the
Episode Five -- The fifth episode highlights the Taco Shop Poets of Southern California, early tent theater of the Southwest called Carpas and performance art in San Francisco. Featured performance artists include Guillermo Gomez-Peña, performance troupe ASCO, and the performance art pioneers Royal Chicano Airforce. The San Diego-based Taco Shop Poets, Chicano poets who blend the spoken word with lively beats, strive to take their social and political poetry to where people are likely to congregate — the Taco Shops.
"RFK” -- On a hot August night in 1964, Robert F. Kennedy mounted the podium at the Democratic Convention in
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2004 at 8 p.m.
NOVA -- PBS’ premier science series helps viewers — men, women and children of all ages — explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology, and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.
“The Perfect Pearl” (R) (
October 5, 2004 at 9 p.m. DEBATES 2004: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT “Vice Presidential Debate” -- The first general election debate between vice presidential candidates Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards will be broadcast live from
SECRETS OF THE DEAD -- Today’s scientists, armed with advanced technology and a tireless determination to know the truth, are penetrating myths and legends to arrive at important new conclusions about the causes and consequences of history’s darkest mysteries. Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from across the globe, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events that have captured popular imagination and confounded scientific theories. Using the latest laboratory and field science, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, applying updated techniques and retooled theories, and come away with complex and detailed pictures of what had been merely sketches and suppositions.
“Bombing Nazi Dams” (R) (
October 5, 2004, 9 p.m. -- “Cop Shop” -- Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss stars as a veteran cop working on
VISIONES: LATINO ART AND CULTURE -- Latino artists across the
THE NEW THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR --
THIS OLD HOUSE celebrates 25 years of home renovation by going back to its roots. In the first half of the hour, the season opens with host Kevin O’Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram taking a look at the first THIS OLD HOUSE project in
October 7, 2004 9 p.m.
WIDE ANGLE -- With documentaries on
“The Saudi Question” -- The question facing Saudi Arabia, and those dependent on its oil exports, is whether the kingdom will find a path to democratic reform or suffer the consequences of failing to do so. The Saudi kingdom, dangerously at war with itself, controls approximately 20 percent of the world’s oil. It is the fulcrum on which the global economy teeters and the home of Islam’s holiest sites. Despite stringent restrictions on Western media, WIDE ANGLE has obtained first-hand access to the kingdom and its ruling elite. With an introduction to the Saudi Royal family from Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi chief of intelligence and a leading royal reformer, “The Saudi Question” explores whether the Saudi government is capable of making lasting democratic reforms in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and the US-led invasion of Iraq. The film includes access to Crown Prince Abdullah’s “majlis” — a citizens’ forum where people come to petition or praise the de facto ruler of the kingdom. Also featured is Jamal Khaleefa, brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden and a former close friend who is well acquainted with the threat that Islamic radicalism poses to the kingdom and to the royal family. WIDE ANGLE also speaks with ordinary Saudis, both those who encourage the ruling elite to initiate progressive reforms and the Wahhabist hardliners who preach the destruction of all infidels. “The Saudi Question” sheds valuable light on the obstacles
SOUNDMIX: FIVE YOUNG MUSICIANS -- This program profiles five teenage musicians with deep connections to American musical traditions. Each story explores the music, mentors, culture and communities that fuel the passions of these young players. Mentors featured in the program include trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, master Latin drummer Louis Bauzo and the late old-time fiddle legend Melvin Wine.
WASHINGTON WEEK #4415 -- PBS’ longest-running public affairs series features Washington’s top journalists analyzing the week’s top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Gwen Ifill hosts. /EXEMPT/ (Photo available on PBS PressRoom®.)
WALL $TREET WEEK WITH FORTUNE -- Geoffrey Colvin, editorial director of Fortune, and veteran business reporter Karen Gibbs co-host WALL $TREET WEEK WITH FORTUNE. Each week, a panel of leaders in business, finance and government joins them to discuss what’s ahead for the financial markets. /EXEMPT/ (Photo available on PBS PressRoom®.)
DEBATES 2004: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT “Presidential Debate” -- The second general election debate between presidential candidates President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry will be broadcast live from
“Robert Randolph & The Family Band” -- AUSTIN CITY LIMITS brings the unique sounds of pedal steel guitar phenomenon Robert Randolph & The Family Band to PBS. This group has been getting national attention and gaining fans for their high-energy music that fuses gospel, rock and more.
SCHEDULING NOTE RE: VICE-PRESIDENTAL DEBATE
The first planned vice-presidential debate is on October 5, 2004. If the major candidates agree to appear, the debate will occur from . If the debate does not occur, PBS will present an encore of ALLIES AT WAR on October 5, . Descriptions below. If the debate does occur on October 5, ALLIES AT WAR would be softfed for stations who wish to air it (check local listings).
ALLIES AT WAR (R) (OB: 5/22/02) --To the outside world, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the French general Charles de Gaulle were allies in the fight against Hitler. But behind the appearance of unity among these titans were contentious private battles that threatened the entire war effort. This is the first documentary ever to reveal this intensely personal drama of rancor and deceit played out against the backdrop of World War II. The two-hour program features rare archival footage, private correspondence and interviews with historians and insiders, including FDR’s grandson Curtis Roosevelt.
SCHEDULING NOTE RE: PRESIDENTAL DEBATE
The second planned presidential debate is on October 8, 2004. If the major candidates agree to appear, the debate will occur from . If the debate does not occur, PBS will air regular series NOW WITH BILL MOYERS, TUCKER CARLSON: UNFILTERED and THE JOURNAL REPORT. Descriptions below. If the debate does occur on October 8, the programs will be softfed for stations who wish to air them (check local listings).
NOW WITH BILL MOYERS #341 -- Bill Moyers, one of the most recognized and respected journalists in
TUCKER CARLSON: UNFILTERED #117 -- This weekly half-hour public affairs series combines serious, in-depth analysis with the lively wit and commentary of its host and managing editor. Incorporating newsmaker interviews, roundtable discussions with thinkers from across the political spectrum, packaged production briefs and weekly commentaries from Carlson’s unique perspective, the series promises a fast-paced, provocative half hour that will enlighten, engage and inform, encompassing political, social and cultural issues. /EXEMPT/ (series) (Photo available on PBS PressRoom®.)
THE JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT #104 -- Members of the Wall Street Journal editorial board bring viewers a forum for exploring current issues and events in JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT — a new weekly series. Each week, JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT will consider an array of timely topics in a fast-paced half-hour built around four regular segments and occasional special segments. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Gigot, editor of the paper’s editorial page and a former correspondent for THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER, serves as moderator and host. Gigot will be joined frequently by deputy editorial page editor Daniel Henninger; Susan Lee, a PhD economist; and Dorothy Rabinowitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who specializes in cultural commentary. Gigot also will call on contributors from a diverse group of men and women of varying ages and experience who are editorial page writers and editors, as well as the paper’s op-ed contributors. /EXEMPT/ (series) (Photo available on PBS PressRoom®.)
Vacation, Brit Style: From the makers of the
Brit Design: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen brings the very best of Brit style