Alcatraz. The Rock. The most secure prison in the country at that time…Or was it?
It is the most iconic prison escape in American history. On June 11, 1962, bank robbers Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin launched a raft they made out of raincoats into the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding Alcatraz Prison never to be seen or heard from again. Their disappearance left behind a cold case that has mystified law enforcement for more than half-a-century. Is it possible they could have survived?
On Monday, March 28th, PBS KIDS will premiere the first PEG + CAT movie, Peg and Cat Save the World. The one-hour special will be followed by a week of new episodes of the Emmy© Award-winning series from The Fred Rogers Company, beginning Monday, April 4. In their all-new adventures, Peg, Cat and their friends will use problem-solving skills to overcome an array of challenges – from collecting 100 chickens running loose in the White House to working with friends around the globe to stop a planet-sized pig from destroying the Earth.
Ten new episodes of the lavish period drama, Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece, starring Emmy award-winning American actor, Jeremy Piven, begin Sunday March 27 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.
The final season follows the colorful but deeply troubled Harry Selfridge as the series picks up in 1946. Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) returns as the alluring socialite, Lady Mae Loxley.
Grantchester, the detective drama set in the 1950s village of Grantchester near Cambridge, returns to KUED for a second season on Masterpiece. The series follows local Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers and Detective Inspector Geordie Keating as they investigate wrongdoing in their small community. Season 2 kicks off Sunday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
KUED’s Paige Keiter Sparks has won a 2016 Telly Award for her documentary, Finding Home: Utah’s Refugee Story.
Sparks, a native of Park City, won a Silver Telly in the Film/Video Category for the documentary that tells the powerful, touching, and inspiring stories of refugees involved in the Utah resettlement program, and their daily struggle to become part of the American experience.
KUED celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service with a stunning visual portrait of Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks, set to a score selected and recorded by the Utah Symphony. National Park Symphony – The Mighty Five premieres Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. on KUED.