Channel 5
9:59 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2012

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Richard Schuster

Join conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Vienna Ballet dancers join the orchestra in celebration of the world of dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy’s “La Mer” and the Austrian favorite “Wiener Blut” (“Viennese Blood”) by waltz king Johann Strauss.

Airs Friday, August 31, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
9:53 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Ribbon of Sand

These are the wild beaches of Cape Lookout - one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world.
Courtesy of Steve Ruth

The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands, but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges and no hotels. These are the wild beaches of Cape Lookout — one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world. At once an exaltation and elegy, RIBBON OF SAND profiles this seascape and the transitory islands that are doomed to disappear. Meryl Streep reads excerpts from Rachel Carson's writings.

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Mountain Stage
9:51 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Red Clay Ramblers On Mountain Stage

Red Clay Ramblers on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Now in its 40th year together, the North Carolina string band Red Clay Ramblers appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Red Clay Ramblers' roots reach from the mountain music of the group's native Carolinas to country, bluegrass and New Orleans jazz. The Ramblers also have a long association with musical theater, including their Tony-winning Fool Moon on Broadway and their many collaborations with actor and playwright Sam Shepard.

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The Picture Show
9:50 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Photos From The Sets Of Latin American Soap Operas

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Yadhira Carrillo as Leonora "Nora" Guzman Madrigal de Orta de Palacios-Garcia in Amarte Es Mi Pecado (Loving You Is My Sin)
Stefan Ruiz

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 3:13 pm

If you've spent even a few minutes watching a telenovela, or Latin American soap opera, you're familiar with some of the archetypes: the swarthy, good-looking country man; the maid; the poor peasant woman (generally devoid of indigenous features); the evil rich girl, etc. For better or worse, it's a huge part of Latino culture, and photographer Stefan Ruiz wanted to document it.

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Channel 5
9:42 am
Tue August 21, 2012

National Republican Convention

Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage from the PBS Skybox at both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL (August 28 – 30) and from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC (September 4 – 5) as well as the Bank of America Stadium (September 6).

Coverage begins Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
9:23 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Inspector Lewis: The Mind Has Mountains

Clare Holman as Dr. Laura Hobson, Kevin Whately as DI Lewis and Laurence Fox as DS James Hathaway.
Courtesy of Robert Day

When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs. Douglas Henshall (MASTERPIECE “South Riding,” “Collision”) co-stars.

Airs Sunday, August 26, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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The Two-Way
9:02 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Three Year Olds Told To Fight By Delaware Day Care Workers, Police Say

A notice on the door at the Hands of Our Future day care center in Dover, Del., which has been closed because employees allegedly had two 3-year-olds fight each other.
CBS Philly

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 10:40 am

It's tempting to make a "fight club" reference (and some news outlets have), but the outrageous nature of the allegations seems to call for a more straight-forward approach:

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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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It's All Politics
8:53 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Ryan Takes His Workout On The Road

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks Saturday in Florida.
Gerardo Mora Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 10:27 am

From the window of my room at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Pittsburgh, I can see a sliver of the hotel fitness center. This morning I looked down there and saw a guy with an earpiece. Secret Service.

So I wasn't entirely surprised to walk into the tiny exercise room a little after 7 a.m. and find the Republican vice presidential candidate working out. There was a row of about half a dozen elliptical machines and treadmills, one workout bench, a small rack of dumbbells, an inflatable exercise ball, and a folding workout mat.

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