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This Week on KMOS-TV 6.1
NOVA First Man on the Moon
May 27 at 8 p.m.
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented.

Pause
May 28 at 7 p.m. and May 31 at 5:30 a.m.
KMOS-TV's new weekly series introduces you to people in the central Missouri Community. This week, learn about the Missouri Innovation Campus with Stan Elliott and Elaine Metcalf; and the Military and Veterans Services at UCM with director Jeff Huffman.

Tossed Out: Food Waste in America
May 28 at 8 p.m.
Farmers and growers have made gigantic advancements in food production over the last century, ensuring more food flows from farm to table than at any time in human history. Yet, some estimates say as much as 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. Food waste is the single-largest source of waste in municipal landfills. An incredible 35 million tons of food were thrown away in 2012, according to the EPA. As it decomposes in landfills, the waste releases methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans struggles with hunger and the world wonders how to address the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.

American Masters Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler
May 29 at 9 p.m.
Discover the mysterious violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students, performances and home movies. Jascha Heifetz' story embodies the paradox of artistic genius: a dedication to his craft at all costs. Danny Burstein narrates.

Great Performances Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelson's Inaugural Concert
May 30 at 8 p.m.
This wide-ranging, one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO 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. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, they then join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. The concert opens with Wagner's Tannhauser Overture - the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music - and closes with Respighi's spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.

Last Tango in Halifax
Sundays 8 to 10 p.m.
Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple laments what might have been. While their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age, it is also a story about family and the complications the relationship causes, especially for their grown daughters.

Easy Yoga for Easing Pain
June 1 at 8 p.m.
Based from her home in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Easy Yoga for Easing Pain will feature Peggy both explaining and demonstrating why yoga can effectively alleviate the pain in painful joints. And to further reinforce the value of incorporating yoga as part of daily living, we will track five or six individuals whom Peggy has been working with to see first hand how her program has affected the quality of their lives.



Important note regarding KMOS Channel 6.3 - MHz Worldview
We recently received word from MHz Worldview of plans to change their primetime schedule as they launch a new subscription service next month. The service, called MHz Choice (launching in early May), will feature the international mysteries and dramas, which will no longer be available on Channel 6.3 after June 30.

Read the full message from MHz Worldview.

Community
Announcing the finalists in the 2015 KMOS Young Writers Contest!
Thanks to all who entered this annual contest, we love having the opportunity to read the wonderful stories sent in by all the talented children in our region. Congratulations to our finalists!









Professional development for pre-K through 12 educators from PBS.

Cool multimedia destination for grade school children.