KUED Pressroom

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
On a January morning a year ago, 2 million residents in Utah’s northern valleys found themselves in the national spotlight.  Visibility was poor, with temperatures hovering in the teens. Below their feet stretched a layer of snow, obstinate and frozen, not the least bit threatened by the feeble sunlight that managed to filter its way to the ground.  Stretching up to a few hundred feet above that snow was the nation’s worst air.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Filmed over the course of twelve months, The Amish: Shunned follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the United States.  The two-hour American Experience special airs Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
KUED will host a free preview screening of its newest documentary, The Air We Breathe on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The film, produced by Issac Goeckeritz (Brigham Street), examines the causes, the risks, and the costs and consequences of Utah's air quality. 

Doc Martin Season 6
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
This month, Doc Martin will be making another house call to Utah audiences with a new season.
The abrasive, yet brilliant and successful, Dr. Martin Ellingham is back in eight new episodes for the sixth season of Doc Martin beginning Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.  Stars Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz return, alongside Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, and John Marquez.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 (All day)

KUED is accepting nominations for the KUED Teacher Innovation Awards, which will recognize five Utah educators who use media and technology in innovative ways to improve students’ learning.

Educators from grades PreK-12 will be recognized in five key subject areas including arts, math, reading and language arts, science, and social studies.

Teachers who use iPads, Kindles, computers, cameras, smart phone, and online materials can be nominated by students, parents, colleagues, and administrators.  Teachers may also nominate themselves.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Hawking, the first-ever autobiographical documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, premieres Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED. Through Hawking’s own words, as well as those closest to him, viewers have an opportunity to get a fresh perspective on one of the greatest scientists of our time.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:00pm

Pamela Travers was the creator of the universally-loved fictional character, Mary Poppins. Yet the whimsical fantasies of the sugar and spice nanny bore no resemblance to her real life childhood. Her mother was suicidal and needy.  Her father, an alcoholic, died when she was seven. Pamela’s imagination was her only refuge, a means of survival. After virtually raising her two younger sisters, she set about re-writing her life and the characters who populated it.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a hauntingly beautiful carnivore found increasingly on the streets of North American cities. Its appearance is recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
American Masters explores the enigmatic author of The Catcher In The Rye in the acclaimed film, Salinger, airing Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.  The film was released theatrically earlier this year.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in three new two-hour episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic, created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss. The highly anticipated Season 3 premieres Sunday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. following the 8:00 p.m. broadcast of Downtown Abbey.