The Good, The Bad and The UglySaturday | 8 p.m.
Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef star in this Spaghetti Western, in which two men team up against another in a race to find gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Globe TrekkerBarcelona City Guide | Saturday, 7 p.m.
When you think of Barcelona, you think of the architect Gaudí, and Megan visits some of his most famous creations, including El Park Güell, Casa Batlló and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia, still under construction more than 120 years after the first brick was laid. Megan also takes in the works of artists Picasso and Miró, enjoys the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, shops at the Barrí Gotic, explores the mysterious magic shop known as El Rey de La Magia and takes day trips to Cadaques (home of Salvador Dalí) and Sitges, known as a favorite destination for gays from all over Europe.
All-Star OrchestraMusic for the Theatre | Sunday, 6 p.m.
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from the Firebird
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Bright Sheng: Prelude to Black Swan
The legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev of Les Ballet Russes commissioned from Stravinsky and Ravel some of the greatest music for the ballet. His influence stretched from St. Petersburg to Paris to the New York City Ballet, founded by Diaghilev’s collaborator Georges Balanchine. Former NYCB Composer in Residence Bright Sheng captures the beauty of the dance with his Prelude to Black Swan.
The Marines of Montford PointFighting for Freedom | Thursday, 9 p.m.
Hosted and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.,THE MARINES OF MONTFORD POINT: FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM profiles the first African Americans recruits in the United States Marine Corps, beginning with their experiences at Montford Point Base, a segregated boot camp in the heart of the Jim Crow South. All-black battalions from Montford Point loyally served their country (some as officers) in three major conflicts — World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — while fighting for their civil rights back home.
During the film, Montford Point veterans recount the racism they faced both within and outside the military and reminisce about the rigors of basic training, the harsh conditions of the barracks and the perils of combat.
NATUREFabulous Frogs | Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Join Sir David Attenborough on his journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through firsthand stories, the latest science and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.
Classic GospelGaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haase | Saturday, 6 p.m.
"The Gaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound...Together" features two great quartets celebrating one great God through songs that, according to Bill Gaither, "are best sung together." Enjoy the harmony of these eight men as they lift up their voices and their lives in a truly remarkable evening of celebration, worship, joy and camaraderie.
Congratulations to WEIU News Watch!Winner of NATAS Mid-America Emmy for Best Newscast
The Mid-America Chapter is one of 19 regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Mid-America Chapter was chartered in 1962 and began honoring outstanding achievement in this region with local Emmy awards in 1976. The Mid-America chapter includes the television markets primarily in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois and surrounding DMAs.
Each year, the chapter also recognizes outstanding work in the classroom by high school and college students. WEIU News Watch has been the recipient of a NATAS Mid-America Chapter student award consistently since 2009. This year's winning entry was a newscast produced on Feb. 28, 2014, and included several stories on a pending winter storm. The newscast was produced by Communication Studies major Margaret Langevin (senior).
CarrierSuper Secrets | Thursday, 7 p.m.
The ship's location and itinerary are classified. Details of how the nuclear reactor works are top secret. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush. Dating and sex aboard ship are strictly forbidden, but according to one sailor, with 5,000 people on board, relationships are "inevitable," resulting in a "don't ask, don't tell" policy that applies to relationships as well as sexual orientation. When the Nimitz pulls into Hong Kong for a four-day port call, a scandal dramatically alters the lives of two sailors. As the ship departs, the crew learns their itinerary has changed. The captain announces that they are heading for Korea, but the crew can't share this information with their families back home .. . because it's a secret.Squared Away | Thursday, 8 p.m.
Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. But life on deployment is stressful for everyone aboard, and there can be considerable friction between enlisted personnel and their superiors. Port calls allow sailors to blow off steam, but they don't relieve all the pressure. In Guam, a young sailor coming to terms with his upbringing can't play by the rules and is forced out of the Navy. From Guam, the Nimitz sails through the Straits of Malacca, past Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the last liberty call before the long haul to the Persian Gulf.
Friday Music Block
8 p.m. - Live From the Artists Den
The Killers: The Killers played an unforgettable show in New York City at the magnificent Chinatown landmark Capitale, designed in the 19th Century by influential architect Stanford White as the home of the Bowery Savings Bank. The Las Vegas-based band drew on material from across their multi-platinum catalogue, including such smash hits as “Mr. Brightside” and "Human.”
- Miss Atomic Bomb
- A Dustland Fairytale
- Mr. Brightside
- All These Things That I've Done
- Flesh And Bone
- Vegas Documentary feat. Runaways
- Two Door Cinema Club Spotlight feat. Sleep Alone and What You Know
9 p.m. - Austin City Limits
Queens of the Stone Age: Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP ... Like Clockwork.
Sunday Lifestyle Programming Block
5 p.m. - Illinois Pioneers: Dannel McCollum
The former Champaign mayor talks about how his family’s involvement in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case affected him as a child, reflects on his years teaching school, and relates behind-the-scenes stories about the city’s Boneyard Creek and Virginia Theatre projects.
5:30 p.m. - Burt Wolf: Travels and Traditions
Luzern for Fun and Profit: For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso.
6 p.m. - Pinot Noir: The Holy Grail of Wine
A true story of adversity, struggle and love between the toughest grape- Pinot Noir, and people whose passion for Pinot Noir would stop at nothing in pursuit of her beauty. The film is based around the story of John Saemann, an inexperienced wannabe vintner, who, taunted by his addiction to Pinot Noir's mysterious allure, is drawn to the magic of Sonoma Mountain, where he pursues his own vision of the Holy Grail of wine. What John is unaware of is that he is about to encounter years of trials and tribulations in the vineyard and in the winery. He takes the challenge of centuries as many have to try the impossible and invests his soul and passion hoping his vineyard can leave a legacy in the world of fine Pinot Noir.
7 p.m. - Antiques Roadshow: Richmond, Hour 2
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Virginia's capital city, where host Mark L. Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal-era materials at the Wilton House Museum. Highlights include a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6,000 and $8,000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937, found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business and valued at $65,000.
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