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This film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting World War III. Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World airs Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
Tom McIntyre, former WEEK-TV News Anchor, and Bob Larson, former WMBD-TV News Anchor, join H Wayne Wilson for a discussion of the state of television news.
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In an effort to trap the infamous art thief Marrascaud, Poirot with the help of the police lays a trap. When the trap fails, leaving a lovely young woman dead, Poirot falls into a deep depression. But as fate would have it, while working on another case, Poirot finds himself at the very hotel believed to be Marrascaud’s hideout. Can he catch Marrascaud before he or she slips away again? Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Labours of Hercules airs Thursday, May 28th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Illinois Lawmakers continues its weekly coverage of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session and its ongoing negotiations with Governor Bruce Rauner over next year’s budget and the six billion dollar short fall. During the show, host Jak Tichenor will talk with journalists and lawmakers from around the State of Illinois. Illinois Lawmakers airs Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1 and will encore Monday, June 1st at 8:30pm on WTVP-WORLD 47.2.
This wide-ranging, one-night-only event celebrates the start of Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director Andris Nelsons’ tenure as the 15th music director of the orchestra and features two of the conductor’s close colleagues, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and the internationally acclaimed German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Great Performances: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons Inaugural Concert premieres Friday, May 29th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]
Isabel Allende is the most widely-read writer in the Spanish language and whose eighteen books have been translated into almost as many languages as exist on the planet. Having been called 'genius' by The Los Angeles Times, she has received countless awards and honorary doctorates, including the coveted Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award. The Artist Toolbox: Isabel Allende airs Friday, May 29th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Trailer]