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Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00pm
Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes Tina Fey, featuring a star-studded cast including Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the popular writer, producer, actress and comedienne. | more stories like this

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Phoenix
French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!” more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2: Episode 5
Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline. | more stories like this

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Poirot: The Big Four
Adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 10:30pm
Vicious: Episode 5
Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend, Chloe, to dinner. Infrequent acting work has been getting Freddie down, but things are looking up for Ash, who has fallen in love with the perfect woman. Or is she? As the evening progresses, Chloe’s habits stop seeming so sweet and tensions mount over dinner. Violet, meanwhile, is having difficulty with her lover in Buenos Aires. | more stories like this

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:00pm
Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On: A Musical Legacy
Peter, Paul and Mary recall the beginning of the 60s cultural revolution when music emerged as a unifying force amidst social change. Archival footage traces the trio's phenomenal career through selected concert and interview segments with 27 of the group's enduring songs. support this program | | more stories like this

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:00pm
The Mon, The Al and The O
This somewhat zany program looks at the dams, the locks, the history, and some of the good stories that are told on and about Pittsburgh’s rivers. We meet many people who work and play on these rivers: on tow boats, barges, packet boats, the Gateway Clippers, and assorted pleasure boats. more info | more stories like this

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:00pm
Great Performances: Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl
In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Jim James/The Black Angels
ACL showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow. more info | more stories like this

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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