Civil War Reenactment | Delhi, NY

On November 30th, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers clashed at the Battle of Honey Hill in South Carolina. This July the battle was recreated for a group of onlookers at the Delaware County Historical Association in Dehli, NY. https://youtu.be/DXOMw6NzbDc

This was the second annual Civil War Reenactment held at the DCHA. In addition to the reenactment of Honey Hill, the weekend event included living history exhibits, a Civil War wedding, kids drills, scavenger hunts, and period photography and film demonstrations. One highlight for visitors was meeting the history horses “Big Red” and “Rebel Yell.”

The Battle of Honey hill was chosen because of the important role the 144th NY infantry regiment played in the battle.

Preview: Virtuosity: The Cliburn

Watch the world’s best young pianists try to make a name for themselves at the Cliburn, a high-stakes piano competition that becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground. The winner is virtually guaranteed a performing career. Enjoy the following preview clip:

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

Tonight on NOVA, take a look into the Nuclear Meltdown Disaster that has forever changed  Japan.  Four years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But at the same time, just seven miles away, the heroic efforts of plant operators under the leadership of Naohiro Masuda saved a second plant, Fukushima Daini. Now Masuda faces the daunting challenge of cleaning up Daiichi, where a witches’ brew of radioactive groundwater leaks into the Pacific every day and three melted cores remain steaming hot and lethally unapproachable. With unprecedented access, NOVA reveals the little-known story of how Masuda and his team averted disaster at Daini and how workers are struggling to clean up the mess at Daiichi.

Tatiana Malkin

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College for a series of short features that showcase young artists. This segment features IC student Tatiana Malkin, who is looking to start a career in the world of art.  This piece looks at Tatiana’s artwork and what drives her to create it. Her message of following your dream and doing what truly makes you happy will surely inspire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x_liGz_u54

Produced by: Sarah Chaneles & James Whitlow

Great Performance Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration With the LA Phil

Natalie Portman hosts Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil on Great Performances Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a gala opening night concert paying tribute to the prolific film composer. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts. Watch the entire performance here:

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John Williams composed the score to “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The film dramatizes the swindles of a real-life con man. Before the LA Philharmonic performs “Escapades” from the score, Gustavo Dudamel and Williams discuss the mystery the music creates.

Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy

Alfred Uhry’s classic play is a searing, funny, and hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. Daisy Werthan (Angela Lansbury) is a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, and Hoke Colburn (James Earl Jones) is an African American man who works as her chauffeur. Watch the entire program here:

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Flood Rescue | #tbt

On July 7, 1935, the skies north of the Southern Tier opened up, dumping more than eleven inches of rain in some areas. The event caused widespread flooding and was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the Southern Tier.

PBS programs receive 30 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations

On July 16, 2015 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy® Awards, for which PBS programs received 30 nominations. PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey” (8 nominations), MASTERPIECE “Wolf Hall” (8 nominations), THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY (3 nominations) and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” (3 nominations). Also nominated was “The Great Invisible” which aired as a simulcast on Pivot and INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS. See all the PBS nominees & more awards
“PBS is very honored to have received 30 Emmy® nominations this year for our work across a variety of genres,” said PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger. “In addition to powerful dramas like MASTERPIECE’s ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Downton Abbey,’ PBS is sharing important stories about American history and culture, and our nominations this year reflect the diversity of our programming.