This Week on KMOS-TV 6.1
A Conversation on Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Prior to the premiere of the 3-part film next week, Katie Couric moderates a conversation with Ken Burns, author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and a cancer survivor. They discuss the inspirations for the book and the film that chronicles human-kind's struggles with cancer.
Great Performances: Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro
March 28 at 8 p.m.
Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes "Mirth, with thee we mean to live." Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 "work of genius" (The New York Times) set to Handel's Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms.
Call the Midwife, Series 4
Begins March 29 at 7 p.m.
This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the late 1950s. Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother overcome difficulties. Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and 60s. Sister Evangelina finally agrees to undergo tests for her abdominal pain.
Masterpiece Classic Mr. Selfridge, Series 3
Begins March 29 at 8 p.m.
The third season of the popular series, which stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge's department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill. Tonight: After the death of his beloved wife, Rose, Harry and his family attempt to move on with their lives. Henri returns from war, but struggles to adjust to life back at home, and an old enemy resurfaces.
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
March 30-April 1 at 8 p.m. (and Saturdays at 8 p.m.)
This three-part film tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The six-hour film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.
Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit
March 31 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Holly Hedrick performs a rare EXIT procedure and attempts to remove a tumor from a fetus still attached to her mother. Bobby and Shelly anxiously wait to find out if they are candidates for fetal surgery to repair their baby's spine.
No Evidence of Disease
April 1 at 7 p.m.
This documentary follows a unique rock band made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country who are taking healing and the arts to a new level (the band's name comes from the four words every patient prays to hear, "No Evidence of Disease"). Created as a cover band to entertain their peers at a medical conference, the members soon saw the potential to reach women in a powerful way - through music.
Cancer: Following the Cure
April 1 at 10 p.m.
Learn about advances in cancer care and treatment in Missouri.
Kids Rock Cancer
April 4 at 7:30
For a few magical moments, kids undergoing the pain and emotional challenges of cancer have a chance to step away from their daily routine and instantly transform "into rock stars." Meet young musicians as they write and record original songs in the unlikeliest of places - their own hospital rooms. The musical interludes are more than just a welcome break; they are part of a unique music therapy program called Kids Rock Cancer, created by Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo.
The Deadline for the 2015 Young Writers Contest has passed.
Thank you to all who entered, we look forward to reading your stories, and will announce the results here before the end of the semester.
Thank you to everyone who came to the first KMOS Create Expo!
We had nearly 1,000 people visit during the day visiting all the vendors at the Parkade Plaza. The event featured presentations by Vicki Payne and many of our vendors made the day complete. See for yourself!
KMOS-TV Create Expo a Model for Other PBS Stations
More about the event.
Professional development for pre-K through 12 educators from PBS.
Cool multimedia destination for grade school children.
Fun site for early grade school children with games, music and activity pages.
KMOS has great programs for families, and online tools and activities.
Lesson plans, activities and curriculum support of KMOS program. University of Central Missouri
offers online courses for a variety of undergraduate & graduate programs.