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This Week on KMOS-TV 6.1
American Masters Althea
September 4 at 9 p.m.
Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.

New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists
September 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
This program chronicles the professional and personal lives of six fellows from the 2014 class of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer music academy located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The behind-the-scenes documentary series follows the Tanglewood Music Center fellows as they leave their homes for Tanglewood; meet and interact with their colleagues in the Tanglewood Music Center; participate in orchestral, vocal and chamber music concerts; and prepare music for a Festival of Contemporary Music.

Arthur & George on Masterpiece
September 6 at 7 p.m.
Enjoy Martin Clunes' portrayal of author Arthur Conan Doyle in this adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel based on an actual event. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, Doyle uses his fictional detective's methods to get at the truth. In this episode, when asked to clear a man convicted of animal mutilation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finds there's more to the case than meets the eye.

The Civil War - The Cause: 1861
September 7 at 8 p.m.
Twenty five years after its television premiere, this signature series is returning to KMOS, remastered in HD, which means that you will now see the film as it was created for the widescreen.

Beginning with an examination of slavery, this episode looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights. Significant events include John Brown's rebellion at Harper' s Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Introducing the series' major figures - Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant - the episode concludes with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides realize it is to be a very long war.

New to Channel 6.3
Introducing WORLD, a full service multicast channel, much like CREATE Channel on 6.2, which features public television's signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers.

Beginning this month, WORLD will air from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. on channel 6.3, but beginning in October, programming from WORLD will air around the clock. Until then, we will continue to broadcase MHz Worldview in the afternoon and evening.

WORLD's television channel features many of the programs you depend on for intelligent examination of the world around us, these include: NOVA, Frontline, Nightly Business Report, Tavis Smiley, McLaughlin Group, and Consuelo Mack: Wealthtrack. Other programs new to KMOS-TV are Global Voices, Pacific Heartbeat, NHK Newsline, Voces, Scully/The World Show, and AfroPop. Programs unique to WORLD include the exclusive 52-week documentary series America ReFramed; Local, USA and The Aspen Institute Presents, along with timely special reports and features.
Celebrating 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!

Pro-Literacy Partnership
KMOS-TV and PBS KIDS are partnering with Overstock to make books available to children through PBS stations across the nation. Now until August 15th, proceeds from your purchase at the Kid Zone will help support this mission.

The Powerful Effects of Sesame Street
A new paper by Melissa Kearney, an economics professor at the University of Maryland, and Phillip Levine, an economics professor at Wellesley College, finds that kids can learn as much from Sesame Street as a preschool classroom. The most authoritative study ever done on the impact of Sesame Street, finds that one of public TV's most recognizable shows has delivered lasting educational benefits to millions of American children - benefits as powerful as the ones children get from going to preschool.
Read the Washington Post story, or listen to the NPR report

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

Cool multimedia destination for grade school children.