July 21, 2014
'Dance with Me'

PBS’ documentary series presents this film about 15-year-old Russian boy Egor, who moves to Denmark to pair up with 14-year-old Mie and enter the world of competitive ballroom dancing. Directed by Katrine Philp. 10 p.m. Monday, July 21, on KCTS

(Source: seattletimes.com)

July 4, 2014
'A Capitol Fourth'

There are celebrations all over the tube today, but you might want to check out this one from our nation’s capital. It features the National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly. Hosted by Tom Bergeron. 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, on KCTS

June 29, 2014
'Vicious'

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This new “Britcom” has two key ingredients that could make it must-see Sunday-night viewing: acting royalty Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. They play longtime partners living in central London, who in tonight’s premiere hold a wake and cope with a new neighbor. This should be a hoot. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

June 20, 2014
'The New Black'

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The PBS documentary series “Independent Lens” airs Yoruba Richen’s 2013 film that examines the reaction of the black community to the debate over legalizing gay marriage. 9 p.m. Friday, June 20, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

June 19, 2014
'The Escape Artist'

For some reason, our local PBS station has decided to run this new two-part “Masterpiece Mystery” series on a weeknight instead of its usual Sunday-night slot. Whatever the reason, this legal thriller starring David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) as a defense lawyer looks to be can’t-miss television. Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda” and a recent Tony winner for her Broadway turn in “A Raisin in the Sun”) co-stars. 10 p.m. Thursday, June 19, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

April 29, 2014
'Pioneers of Television'

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In tonight’s episode (titled “Breaking Barriers”), this great PBS documentary series looks at people of color on television, including breakthroughs by Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby, Desi Arnaz, Edward James Olmos and George Takei. 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

April 25, 2014
'Reel NW'

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The locally produced series airs “Closure,” Brian Tucker’s 2013 documentary about an African-American woman who was raised by a Caucasian couple in a multiracial family in Washington. 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

April 21, 2014
'Muscle Shoals'

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Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s 2013 documentary, celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of the FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. It features such artists as Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and Steve Winwood. Shows as part of PBS’ “Independent Lens” series. 9 p.m. Monday, April 21, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

March 30, 2014
'Call the Midwife'

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Based on the memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, this quiet cousin to the other PBS British dramas (“Downton Abbey,” “Sherlock”), follows a group of London midwives. The series has its own special charms (and rabid fan base), but its heart and soul can be found in the character of Chummy (comedian Miranda Hart). For season three — set in 1959 — there are changes afoot, with a big move and new arrivals. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 30, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)

March 28, 2014
'Patina Miller in Concert'

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The 2013 Tony Award winner for best actress (in the recent Broadway revival of “Pippin”) takes center stage, telling the story of how she came from Pageland, S.C., to New York City, and — of course — singing a few Broadway tunes. Part of PBS’ “Live from Lincoln Center” series. 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)