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Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
July 24 and 31 at 7 p.m.
This two-part program follows photographer Michael Forsberg, as he examines what wildness remains in the plains of North America. Stretching nearly one million square miles down the heart of the continent, the Great Plains is a fragile and threatened ecosystem. Covering a variety of wildlife and habitats, this program introduces a host of dedicated people working to keep the wild alive. Produced by Nebraska Educational TV and based on Forsberg's book of the same name.

Great Performances at the Met Werther
July 26 at 8 p.m.
Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Jules Massenet's tragic romance "Werther," starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte's sister; David Bizic makes his Met debut as Charlotte's fiance, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte's father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than 40 years.

Poirot: The Big Four
Masterpiece Mystery!
July 27 at 8 p.m.
Adapted by Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock"), "The Big Four" plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon. David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, The Big Four and Dead Man's Folly, based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. Don't miss Being Poirot, a special look at Suchet's portrayal of the sleuth, airing August 10.

Mark Twain
July 29 and August 5
Take a journey through Sam Clemens' early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri in this two-part film from Ken Burns. In part one, Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. The episode ends with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel that has been banned in hundreds of libraries and schools across the country ever since. Part two airs August 5 at 7 p.m.

Frontline Losing Iraq
July 29 at 9 p.m.
Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence, showing how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong and what happens next.

Community Engagement
KMOS-TV receives first place in Children's Programming at the Missouri Broadcaster's Association

At the ceremony, which took place on June 7 the MBA recognized KMOS-TV for the production of an episode of the KMOS-TV weekly outdoor sports program Season to Season Outdoors, hosted by Tony Edgar. The program, which aired Sept. 13, 2013, featured area youth participating in the annual hunting and fishing clinic. The program was part of the series produced by KMOS-TV in cooperation with Edgar's Outdoor Sports in Versailles, Mo.

KMOS-TV partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation to have Edgar host the event in Clinton with challenged youth from mid-Missouri. With assistance from the Lakeland High School FFA, conservation agents provided instruction in archery and gun safety using air rifles and conducted a casting contest. The Corps of Engineers water safety program provided instruction on the importance using personal flotation devices, and Edgar and professional crappie fisherman Gregg Pennington provided championship fishing lessons. Prizes were awarded in a variety of categories.

KMOS-TV and its partners were recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association with first place in Children's Programming for the September 13, 2013 episode of Season to Season Outdoors. Pictured with the award are, left to right, Koi Henderson, Truman Lake park ranger with the U.S. Corps of Engineers; Tony Edgar, producer and host of Season to Season Outdoors; Roy Millen, videographer; Dorothy McGrath, manager of TV and community programming; and Christy Millen, editor and producer.







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Professional Development for PreK-12 Teachers
Get a head start on the skills and resources you need for the year ahead with cool PD offerings from PBS TeacherLine, starting September 19th. PBS TeacherLine's high-quality, graduate-level courses offer PreK-12 educators online professional development in convenient, collaborative, and flexible online format. Winner of the 2011 Ed Tech Digest Cool Tool Awards for Best PD Solution and Best STEM Solution.

KMOS-TV Outreach and Education
The reach of KMOS goes far beyond what is seen on TV, with workshops for early childhood educators, classes for parents, community partnerships and other innovative and effective ways that KMOS reaches out to the community distinguish public television as an educational oasis in the broadcast world. On air and off, KMOS is educating and inspiring more people than ever before.







TeacherLine logoKMOS and UCM partner to provide professional development opportunities for K-12 educators
PBSTeacherLine allows the university's School of Graduate and Extended Studies, College of Education, and College of Science and Technology to provide this completely online program, and is one of only eight institutions across the country offering graduate credit opportunities. Students who enroll in the program can receive one credit hour for a 15-hour PBS course, two credit hours for a 30-hour course, and three credit hours for a 45-hour course. Learn more...



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