<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>Twin Cities Public Television Newsletter</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>
From four lads in Liverpool to the transformation of a nation, to a performance at Radio City Music Hall, the next two weeks present music, movies and ancient philosophy. Enjoy!
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The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco Wednesday, August 8, 8pm; Thursday, August 9, 2am; Saturday, August 11, 10:15pm;
Sunday, August 12, 4:15am
They were four ordinary lads from Liverpool who became the biggest rock band the world had ever seen. The program examines the Beatles' progress through the height of their careers, with footage of fans and interviews, good times and bad. Travel with John, Paul, George and Ringo from their early days in Liverpool to San Francisco, where they played their last concert together.
The 1960s were years of change, experimentation and hope that transformed a nation. This two-hour film chronicles this era of widespread democratic activism. Through film footage, rare archival photographs and interviews with historians, critics, participants and those on both sides of the generation gap, the documentary captures the electricity, fervor and anger of an era full of great hope and turmoil.
Australian Pink Floyd : Live at the Royal Albert Hall Wednesday, August 15, 9:10pm; Thursday, August 16, 3am; Sunday, August 19, 10:10pm Friday, August 24, 8:30pm
Prepare to be dazzled when Australian Pink Floyd, the world's top Pink Floyd tribute band, performs a spellbinding set with their biggest sound and light show to date. Along with the usual Pink Floyd re-creations, the set features a guest performance from a choir of students from Islington Green School on "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" - which was the same school used on the famous "We don't need no education" chorus on the original 1980 version. Tune in to the show to learn how to get tickets to see the group in concert at Northrop Auditorium later this year.
The Big Show: Twelve O'Clock High Saturday, August 11, 8pm; Sunday, August 12, 2am
Gregory Peck stars in this tale of a World War II bomber group that is pushed into shape by tough-as-nails Gen. Frank Savage. The film was nominated for best picture and Peck was nominated for best actor; co-star Dean Jagger won for best supporting actor. (2 hours 12 minutes)
Andre Rieu: Radio City Music Hall: Live in New York Wednesday, August 15, 7pm, Thursday, August 16, 1am; Sunday, August 19, 8:10pm
Saturday, August 18, 5pm; Tuesday August 21, 7pm
Taped at Radio City Music Hall in July of 2006, Andre Rieu and his orchestra pull out all the stops to please a sold-out New York City audience. Viewers are thrilled to be a part of Rieu's exciting take on various musical genres including "Godfather Waltz," "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Tune in to the show to learn how to get tickets for Rieu's upcoming concert at the Xcel Energy Center October 17.
Dr. Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Thursday, August 16, 7pm; Friday, August 17, 1am; Saturday August 18, 10pm, Sunday, August 19, 3pm; Monday, August 20, 3am; Wednesday, August 22, 9pm; Thursday, August 23, 3am
Saturday, August 18, 8am; Sunday, August 26, 8am, and 9pm
Dr. Wayne Dyer's newest special is based on his one year immersion and study of the Tao Te Ching, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Dr. Dyer offers a presentation that speaks to life in the 21st century and encourages viewers to see these verses and ideas as insights into life and nature.
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - Premiering Labor day, September 3
Your kids will love this new series from PBS, which helps preschoolers learn to read. In every episode, young viewers dive right into a pop-up book, where a brightly illustrated fairy tale is brought to magical life.
WordWorld Monday-Friday, 11:30am - Premiering Labor day, September 3
WordWorld is a colorful, word-rich place where friends have fun and meet challenges through word play. Each episode of WordWorld is a fun narrative built around a wacky troupe of WordFriends, who are characters first and words second. Shy Sheep loves to pretend; cautious Frog is the brainiac and word "expert"; impetuous Duck is still learning his letters (and social skills); WordWorld's WordFriends invite the preschool viewer to join them on comic adventures, where problems can only be resolved by "building" the right word. Words come alive, words save the day, and words become a child's best friend in this 3D animated series. Learning to form words has never been this fun!
The Minnesota Channel delivers the best in local and regional public television, every day, all day long. Minnesota Channel programs are also featured on on Saturday and Sunday nights.
How to Talk to Kids about Crisis Saturday, August 4, 11pm
Parents and others learn how to help children understand how unexpected natural disasters, like tornadoes, floods or violence affect their daily routine. Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO). Presented in six languages; Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, Khmer and Somali.
Food Borne Illness Saturday, August 11, 8pm
Learn how to purchase, handle and prepare food to prevent any food borne illness, like Salmonella and Norovirus that might occur in different foods. Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO). Presented in six languages; Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, Khmer and Somali.
Keeping Birds Free of Avian Influenza Sunday August 12, 7pm, and 8pm;
Learn how you can prevent the flu and what you can do if there is an outbreak of Avian Influenza. Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO). Presented in six languages; Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, Khmer and Somali.