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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Mon., Jan. 27 Starting @ 8p
8:09 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

It's Nature Night! Love, Horses & African Deserts

Each Monday, WLRN airs powerful nature and wildlife documentaries, including the popular PBS series Nature and the best from the BBC. 

On January 27, Channel 17 will air these stunning shows from some of the most remote parts of our planet:

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Thurs, Jan. 9 @ 9p
6:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Il Volo: We Are Love

The three Italian tenors -- 19-year-old Piero Barone, 18-year-old Ignazio Boschetto and 17-year-old Gianluca Ginoble -- known to their fans as Il Volo return to WLRN-TV for their second PBS special, "Il Volo: We Are Love," filmed at The Fillmore on Miami Beach in March.

With special edition album coming out, the Italian trio have been touring since creating a splash with Hollywood actress and director Barbara Streisand  during her fall tour last year.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Sun, Dec. 22 @ 9p
12:01 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Gay Men's Chorus: Heaven And Nature Sing

Credit Adrienne Kennedy

WLRN-TV presents the sensational holiday special Gay Men's Chorus: Heaven and Nature Sing performed by the Fort Lauderdale-based Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida.

Under the skillful baton of Julliard-graduate, arranger and composer Gordon Roberts, the 150-voice chorus produces a rich, blended sound from Baroque and classical scores to popular standards that will be sure to put South Floridians in the holiday spirit.

Gay Men's Chorus: Heaven and Nature Sing was taped at the Sunshine Cathedral MCC in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, December 13.

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Airs on WLRN CH 17 Tue, Dec. 17 @ 8p
12:21 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Full Circle: Before They Were Famous

On Tuesday December 17 at 8 p.m., WLRN-TV will present "Full Circle: Before They Were Famous," a documentary chronicling the journey of images taken by American photographer William John Kennedy in the early 1960s.

Directed by Brian Bayerl, the film is full of personal anecdotes and remembrances by Kennedy's subjects as they view their photographs for the first time, including painter Robert Indiana, pop artist Andy Warhol, bestselling author Ultra Violet and poet Taylor Mead.

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2:08 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert On WLRN TV

Ethan Bortnick

In a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles, WLRN TV will broadcast the family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music, featuring 12-year-old composer, pianist and entertainer Ethan Bortnick.

Accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band and 120-member Kids Choir, Ethan performs with passion and heart as his fingers fly across the piano keys in “Minute Waltz,” the audience rocks out to “Rock Around the Clock,” he claps to the beat of “Lean On Me” and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of “Crocodile Rock.” Feel the power of music when Ethan performs emotional and inspiring renditions of “We Are the World” and “The Earth Song.” 

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Perez Art Museum
11:26 am
Thu December 5, 2013

WLRN TV At PAMM's Opening Day

The Perez Art Museum Miami is a public-private partnership, part of a $220 million overall project funded by community donors and $100 million in voter-approved bonds.
Credit Daniel Hicks

It's been a race against time to open the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in time for South Florida's annual Art Basel extravaganza.

PAMM is the latest cultural landmark to appear on the shores of Biscayne Bay, and it replaces the old Center for Fine Arts just a few blocks away in downtown Miami.

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5:47 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

WLRN Wins Suncoast Emmy For 'Hialeah Speedway: No Guts! No Glory!'

WLRN TV production and executive staff present the Emmy at Miami-Dade County Public School board meeting.

We’re excited to announce that WLRN's television production “Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory!” has been honored with a Suncoast EMMY Award for best documentary.

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners this weekend at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Hialeah Speedway was awarded best documentary under the category of Nostalgia Programs.

On behalf of WLRN, we want to congratulate producer Debra Hall Greene for her excellent work.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17 Wednesday, December 4, 7 p
3:34 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies

Jackie Evancho

Great Performances will present 13-year-old classical crossover prodigy Jackie Evancho’s second television special Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies.

The new special, a follow-up to her popular debut special Great Performances Dream With Me in Concert, will be recorded in the opulent splendor of the newly restored Orpheum Theatre, one of Los Angeles’ most revered  landmarks, and will feature such evergreens as “Pure Imagination,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”

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Airs on WLRN TV Thursday, November 14 at 9 PM
12:37 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

The Kennedy Half Century

John and Jackie Kennedy

The Kennedy Half Century  is the compelling new  documentary which  tells the story of how John F. Kennedy's life and administration, as well as his tragic death on November 22, 1963  have influenced the general public, the media, and every president who has followed him.

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2:14 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

The 12th Annual Miami Short Film Festival

With over 80 short films submitted from more than 39 countries, the Miami Short Film Festival is back for its 12th year to showcase a selection of the best short films from around the world.  Attracting filmmakers, industry executives, Miami locals and visitors alike, the film festival provides a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to share and appreciate excellence in the art of filmmaking.  

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Airs Thursday, November 7 at 9 p.m. on WLRN TV
4:12 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

Robert Kennedy

The documentary RFK in the Land of Apartheid has been called the little known story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s  visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. He went to South Africa in 1966 to speak out against the oppression and discrimination.  It was just two years before he was shot and killed in Los  Angeles that Senator Robert Kennedy gave his “Ripple of Hope”  speech  at the University of Capetown.

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3:28 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Earthflight South America: A Nature Special

Earthflight South America

Earthflight  South America  invites you to  travel to the Andes and the Amazon  with condors and scarlet macaws. You’ll  marvel at Giant petrels  in Patagonia who shadow killer whales.  Watch Hummingbirds feed at Iguazu Falls, vultures ride the thermals over Rio de Janeiro and black vultures target turtle eggs in Costa Rica.

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Journey to Macy's
5:02 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

The Journey Continues

The Leadership Conservatory for the Arts rehearse for the Macy's Parade.

The journey continues for the Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts on their quest to march for Macy’s.  In the last several months, I have had the privilege of documenting the progress of these fine young leaders who are the most dedicated, meticulous, and artistically driven individuals to ever cross my path.   Along with their talent and ambition for overall success, they are embarking on what could be one of the most noteworthy moments in their lives, performing at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City before millions of pe

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7:43 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Filmmaker Bosch’s New PBS Documentary 'Latino Americans' Airing On WLRN TV

From Mexican-Americans to Cuban-Americans, few groups are as diverse as Latinos, who are now the nation’s largest minority, which is why filmmaker Adriana Bosch’s new PBS documentary, Latino Americans, is such an impressive achievement. Bosch, whose three-part, six-hour series begins Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on WLRN TV.
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Click the play button above to hear WLRN Americas Editor Tim Padgett interview Cuban American producer Adriana Bosch about her new PBS series, Latino Americans.

Cuban American producer Adriana Bosch’s new six-hour series, Latino Americansairs on WLRN TV.

This series examines Hispanic contributions to American history that began over 500 years ago.

Latino Americans airs on Sunday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

Become a part of the LATINO AMERICANS project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours.

Airs on WLRN TV Sunday, October 27 at 7PM
10:10 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Latino Americans - Documentary Series

Latino Americans

LATINO AMERICANS  is the  first major documentary series that tells the stories of the rich history and experiences of Latinos who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years. They have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

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