Childhood sucks. Imaginary friends rule. A warm family comedy series about a young boy growing up in a chaotic and creative household in late 1980s Ireland, Moone Boy is the quirky story of the youngest child in the large, loud Moone family — 12-year-old Martin Moone. This semi-autobiographical series, written by and starring Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, This is 40), debuts on KUED Thursday, October 2 at 9:30 p.m. In addition to its Thursday nights run, the series will repeat on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
PBS premieres a series of six new one-hour MAKERS documentaries. The series premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. and continues through November 4 with the stories of women in six spheres of influence—comedy, Hollywood, space, business, politics, and war.
The films, directed and produced by the country’s leading independent filmmakers, build on the multi-platform initiative developed by AOL that aims to be the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled and includes a growing collection of over 250 original interviews online at MAKERS.com.
Order the carriage, raise your credit limit, and hurry to town: The Paradise is reopening for business! Joanna Vanderham (Denise Blackwood) and Emun Elliott (Moray Prometheus) return as the fairy-tale couple who found true love at a glamorous Victorian-era department store.
KUED will rebroadcast a Utah Conversations with Ted Capener taped in 2012 with Chase Peterson, the former University of Utah president who passed away Sunday, September 14 at the age of 84. Capener’s last interview with Peterson airs Sunday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m. on KUED.
A former University of Utah Vice President, Capener sits down with lifelong friend, Chase Peterson, for a wide-ranging conversation exploring the issues — big and small — that have shaped the University over the previous 30 years.
Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge. Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleetstreet kicks off the PBS Fall Arts Festival Friday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor, and moderator and managing editor of Washington Week, will moderate America After Ferguson, a town hall meeting that will explore the many issues that have been brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program, produced by WGBH Boston in partnership with the Nine Network/KETC in St. Louis and WETA in Washington DC, will air Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
“I AM a performer. When I am on stage, it is the only time I am truly happy.”
— Joan Rivers
Utah public broadcasters are again joining forces in a unique collaboration to inform voters statewide about candidates and issues. Working together under the banner of VoteUtah 2014, the innovative project represents a commitment to explore the political process in a balanced approach and provide avenues for citizen engagement.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns, will air for seven consecutive nights beginning Sunday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. on KUED. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.