Each month, The Agenda News suggests Public Television programs that will be broadcast on upcoming evenings on WETA Channel 26 & on WETA UK. Most of the programs listed below are new and have not been broadcast previously. Suggestions for viewing are:
July 18 @ 9:00 - Himalaya: Kingdoms of the Sky - The extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people of Earth’s highest mountain range.
Image below: Courtesy of Hector Skevington-Postles
July 22 @ 10:00 on WETA UK: Raised by Wolves - A comedy series follows the misadventures of six socially isolated, homeschooled siblings and their acerbic, highly capable mother Della (Rebekah Station of Wallander). The sitcom is based on the experience of sisters Caitlin and Caroline Moran — the show’s writers — growing up in Wolverhampton.
July 24 @ 8:00 - 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America - A whirlwind tour of engineering feats that made our civilization possible.
Image below: Hoover Dam - Credit Eric Guideng
July 24 @ 10:30 on WETA UK - Cold Feet, Series 6 - The turn-of-the-millennium comedy-drama about three 30-something couples experiencing the ups-and-downs of love and life in Manchester, England.
July 25 @ 9:00 - The Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky - The astonishing natural life found in the world’s longest mountain range.
Image below: Peru mountain villagers - Courtesy of BBC/Matthew Wright
July 25 @ 10:00 - Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived": American Masters - The many sides of Baseball Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox player Ted Williams, including his complex relationships with his Mexican-American background, his family, the press and fans. Featured are Bob Costas, Wade Boggs, Roger Angell and Joey Votto. Jon Hamm narrates.
Image below: Ted Williams - Courtesy of BBC/Matthew Wright
July 31 @ 8:00 - 10 Streets That Changed America - How streets have connected the nation, divided communities, and changed the way Americans live, work and shop. Among 10 highlighted streets, trace Broadway’s 400-year evolution from a Native American trail.
Image below: The National Road - Photo courtesy of Mike Fender/WTTW