Jen is a web producer at KPBS, responsible for program promotion, online membership-related activities, and is the editor of the KPBS community calendar. Jen has worked at KPBS since 2000. She is originally from Las Vegas and attended the UNLV.
COOK'S COUNTRY features the best regional home cooking — from potluck dinners and holiday favorites to simple suppers and lost recipes. The Daytime Emmy®- nominated series takes the same practical, no-nonsense and scientific approach as Cook’s Countrymagazine by providing home cooks with foolproof recipes and cooking techniques developed through rigorous investigation and careful testing. In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Quicker Cinnamon Buns at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of frozen orange juice. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to “impossible” Ham-and-Cheese Pie.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments. Highlights include a Tiffany pottery vase, circa 1905, that was purchased at an estate sale for $75 and is now valued at $9,000 to $12,000; a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amida Buddah, circa 1550, that is unusual in size and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000.
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. Intimate interviews by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders focus on these individuals’ exceptional achievements, struggles and identities, sharing the experiences of these extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created. Subjects illuminate the key movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years, discussing the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; technology and media.
FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. - Season 2: In Search Of Our Fathers (New Season Premiere)
From AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006) through the first season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS (2012), Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people identify relatives hidden for generations. Professor Gates employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of a diverse group of 30 guests. Each of the 10 episodes will feature three guests bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden, link, as Gates treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises, and shares life-altering discoveries. Stephen King, Courtney B. Vance and Gloria Reuben are featured in the premiere episode.
The life of a penguin is not an easy one, but recording the challenges faced by nature’s most devoted parents and their offspring in remote parts of the world was nearly as hard, and only possible due to the placement of spycams in their midst. For nearly a year, filmmakers deployed 50 animatronic cameras disguised as realistic life-size penguins, eggs and rocks to infiltrate the colonies of three very different species: emperor penguins in Antarctica, rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands, and Humboldt penguins in Peru’s Atacama Desert. The resulting footage shows what it is really like to be a penguin from a whole new perspective.
Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (CRANFORD) returns as spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s MISS MARPLE series. In the first episode, see how Miss Marple and a curmudgeonly tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic.” In the second episode, follow Miss Marple’s search for truth, past and present, at the home of an eccentric botanist. In the final episode, chart the misfortunes of a couple who ignored warnings and built a home on allegedly cursed land.
The valiant defense of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13, 1814, during the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” His message 200 years ago and the poem he set to music quickly spread and became the rallying cry for the new nation. Today, “The Star Spangled Banner” plays a central part in our everyday lives, but it wasn’t until 1931 that Congress declared it our national anthem. On the occasion of the anthem’s 200th birthday, GREAT PERFORMANCES and Maryland Public Television present an entertainment event on the beautiful Baltimore Harbor front to commemorate the anthem’s creation and the courageous battle that inspired it.
This documentary takes you inside the studio of Southern California artist David Adey, an award-winning San Diego-based artist and professor who has garnered national recognition for his work. Director Dale Schierholt, best known for his films on acclaimed artist such as Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana, spent a year with Adey observing the creation of new work and engaging in the intimate conversations with the artist that are the hallmark of his filmmaking style.
Christopher Kimball and the cast of the Daytime Emmy-nominated AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and help viewers save time and money. In this episode, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate Lemon Chiffon Pie at home. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new coffee gadgets. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect marbled Blueberry Bundt Cake.
The hour-long "Rick Steves' Special: The Holy Land, Israelis And Palestinians Today" weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. The crossroads for three great religions, the Holy Land has been coveted and fought over for centuries. Host Rick Steves visits the major sights, but delves deeper to better understand and empathize with both peoples.