The New Season Begins

It’s that time of year the new TV season is here, hooray! For those of us obsessed with TV this is both exciting and a little disappointing. There are some shows you can’t wait for, in my case that would be MODERN FAMILY. Then there are those new shows that you think are going to be really good but don’t quite live up to expectations. In all the hoopla of the season premieres, the little engine that could continues to chug along with its own great new programs for you to enjoy. So I thought this would be a good time to let you know what you’ll see this fall on WOSU TV.

In case you haven’t heard, Ken Burns is back with a sequel to his highly acclaimed BASEBALL documentary. On September 28 and 29 WOSU TV is proud to present, for your viewing pleasure, TENTH INNING.

TENTH INNING looks at the 1994 strike and the cancellation of the World Series. Growing up with the “Big Red Machine” in the 70’s and then switching alliances in High School to the Atlanta Braves, this was one angry fan in 1994! Burns goes on to show how the sport had to rebuild. Of course that meant new players from Latin America and Asia, dynasty teams like the Braves and Yankees, record breaking runs and what some players chose to do to break those records. If you’re a sports fan or even if you’re not, you can’t miss this great two part follow-up series.

In October AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE team up to present GOD IN AMERICA.

GOD IN AMERICA is the story of religion in the public life of America. Going back before the Mayflower to the arrival of Columbus in 1492 and following all the way through to the 2008 election. This three part series explores America’s complex relationship between religion and politics throughout the country’s history.

In November come join the CIRCUS, the Big Apple Circus. For three consecutive Wednesday nights go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family.

The producers traveled with the circus during their 2008-2009 touring season. You’ll get a real insight into the day to day world of the circus. If you enjoyed Charlton Heston in “Greatest Show on Earth”, you’ll enjoy the real thing with CIRCUS.

In addition to these specials all your favorites will be back. We’ll have new episodes of NOVA, “Trapped in an Elevator”, “Building the Great Cathedrals” and “Crash of Flight 447” to name a few. NATURE brings us an update on Echo the elephant, looks at the most intelligent bird out there, the crow, and chases the legend of the wolverine. FRONTLINE and INDEPENDENT LENS return to the schedule with all new programs as well as new episodes from the producers of SECRETS OF THE DEAD. GREAT PERFORMANCES gives us “MACBETH” staring Sir Patrick Stewart,

“SONDHEIM! A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” and the inaugural concert of Riccardo Muti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY is back with a great biopic of John Lennon but not before we’re introduced to a new detective on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY. Look for a new updated version of Sherlock Holmes on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY: SHERLOCK beginning in October.

I could go on and on but I think you get the point. Just like the networks WOSU TV will continue to bring you all your favorite programs with lots of extra special treats throughout the year. Cheers to the new TV season, looks like a good one!
Stacia H.

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