Last September’s gala event celebrating the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons’ tenure with the orchestra features two of the conductor’s close colleagues: his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, each singing selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires. The concert opens fittingly with Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture—the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music—and closes with Respighi’s spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.
Go inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria. With interviews from key military and diplomatic leaders, 'Obama at War' examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict.
Frontline: Obama at War airs Tuesday, May 26th at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.
KUED is proud to recognize the men and women who serve and have served in the United States Military, as well as the sacrifices they and their families have made, with a series of special programming paying tribute to them. The specials are as follows:
The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & The Military Family
From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk (United States of Secrets, Losing Iraq, Bush's War, The Torture Question) comes the dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture.
FRONTLINE: Secrets, Politics, and Torture airs Tuesday, May 19th at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.
Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates what the CIA did – and whether it worked.
How do we prepare today’s learners for careers in the 21st Century — careers that may not yet exist? One thing is certain. These jobs require critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving. Are traditional classrooms preparing our students for the future?
American Masters teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns on a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.
Premiering Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m on KUED, American Masters: American Ballet Theatre at 75 chronicles the rise of the company from its earliest days as a small, financially struggling collective, to its pinnacle as one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world.
A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth’s oceans. We’ve known for years that oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. With carbon emissions sharply rising, the silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate — raising the oceans’ acidity.
NOVA: Lethal Seas airs Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Every year, Salmonella causes more hospitalizations and deaths than any other food-borne illness. This common bacteria has become one of the top food safety issues in the U.S. – and it’s often found on the meat most popular with Americans: chicken.
Although it doesn’t get much mention in the history books, the Nazis took the World War II fight to our shores. The story is uncovered in NOVA: Nazi Attack on America, airing Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.