Channel 5
8:57 am
Tue August 21, 2012

ACL: Florence + The Machine

Bluesy singer Florence showcases her LP Lungs.
Courtesy of Scott Newton for KLRU

Experimental modern rock rules with Florence + The Machine and Lykke Li. Bluesy singer Florence showcases her LP Lungs, while Swedish chanteuse Li highlights her LP Wounded Rhymes.

Airs Saturday, August 25, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
8:51 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Twilight: Los Angeles

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Twilight: Los Angeles", Anna Deavere Smith as Cornel West.
Courtesy of Adger W. Cowans

In her powerful one-woman/multi-voiced theater piece, Anna Deavere Smith, who interviewed hundreds of people involved the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict and the lasting impact of the Los Angeles riots on America’s conscience, virtually “becomes” some 30 real-life characters — a Korean grocer, a Hollywood agent, L.A.P.D. captain Daryl Gates, a juror, even NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston.

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1:48 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

DVD Picks 8/21/2012

Last week saw the release of "The Hunger Games" and while this week might not have a film of that caliber it's still nothing to thumb your nose at.

The Dictator (2012)
dir. Larry Charles

Have not seen this yet but a lot of chatter is that it was surprisingly excellent and subdued for a Sacha Baron Cohen film.

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Channel 5
3:22 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Kalahari: The Flooded Desert

Crocodile hatchlings greet each other.
Courtesy of Tim and June Liversedge 2003

Detailing the ecosystem of the Kalahari Desert as the Okavango River overflows, transforming a saltpan in to an oasis. Included: fish eagles in aerial combat for airspace over best fishing areas; the sitatunga antelope with ski-like hoofs.

Airs Wednesday, August 22, at 7pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
3:16 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Herbert Hoover: Landslide

This program looks at the life of Herbert Hoover through interviews with notable historians and Hoover scholars.
Courtesy of Courtesy Stamats Communications, Inc.

Herbert Hoover was a politician and a humanitarian whose legacy has been largely defined by the Great Depression. When he was elected president in a landslide victory in 1928, Hoover had never before held public office. Yet his remarkable humanitarian work and career as a mining engineer, businessman and U.S. Secretary of Commerce carried him to office. When the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929, Hoover's agenda was derailed by the worsening economic crisis.

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