Each month, The Agenda News suggests select Public Television programs that will be broadcast - mostly in the evening - on WETA & WETA UK Channel 26. June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and WETA has scheduled many programs in recognition.
June 6 @ 10:00 LINDA RONSTADT: LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD — The superstar vocalist presents "an electrifying 1980 concert" at the height of her career.
June 7 @ 1:00 AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS — Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series — a WETA co-production that premiered in February/March 2017 — features Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Part 1 of 6.
June 13 @ 8:00 THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA— In a six-part co-production of Florentine Films and WETA, filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan explore the history and splendor of America’s national parks. Part 1 of 6.
June 14 @ 9:00 GRANTCHESTER ON MASTERPIECE — The vicar of Grantchester and a Detective Inspector in a little corner of Cambridgeshire in 1957. Season 5. Part 1 of 6.
June 14 @ 10:00 BEECHAM HOUSE ON MASTERPIECE — On the cusp of the 19th century, a former East India Company soldier arrives in Delhi determined to reunite his family and hide the identity of his infant son. Part 1 of 6.
June 17 @ 8:00 SPY IN THE WILD, A NATURE MINISERIES— Animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals secretly record animal behavior in the wild. Episode 1 of 5.
June 17 @ 10:00 PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP — Science correspondent Emily Graslie travels through America’s dinosaur country on a search for mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have shaped Earth. Episode 1 of 3.
Photo credit Julie Florio
June 19 @ 9:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: ANN — A look at Texas Governor Ann Richards in a critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Awardwinner Holland Taylor.
June 21 @ 2:30 GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: AGRIPPINA— Handel’s black comedy in a Metropolitan Opera production set in the present. Joyce DiDonato stars as the cunning title character with Harry Bicket at the baton.
June 21 @ 8:00 LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS — The British historian journeys across Europe to locations where royal history was made. Episode 1 of 3.
June 23 @ 8:00 TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM: AMERICAN MASTERS — The life and work of the legendary storyteller.
June 26 @ 9:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: GLORIA: A LIFE— Gloria Steinem’s life told by an all-female cast starring Emmy Award-winner Christine Lahti and directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
Credit: Courtesy of Joan Marcus
June 28 @ 4:30 TERRENCE MCNALLY: AMERICAN MASTERS— The Tony-winning playwright's six decades in theater, his LGBTQ activism, and his triumph over addiction.