America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”).
With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, Time Scanners, a three-part series premiering Tuesday, July 114, at 7:00 on KUED, reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past. With new laser technology, experts can explore the world’s most iconic sites in surprising ways never before seen. Following the program, History Detectives Special Investigations (HDSI) returns to KUED with brand new, hour-long episodes.
Following a rich tradition of British sitcoms known for their broad, boisterous humor, Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance, and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another.
Great Performances at the Met presents a vivid re-imagining of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème airing Friday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over ten memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation’s most segregated states. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City.
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis — but underneath lies a hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. From ancient caves and preserved Roman remains to mysterious rivers and plague pits, Secrets of Underground London uncovers 2,000 years of subterranean history. See it Sunday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. on KUED.