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This Week on KMOS-TV
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
December 10 at 7 p.m.
Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and journalist/author Tom Brokaw join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a holiday concert performance.
Nature Magic of the Snowy Owl
December 11 at 7 p.m.
Nature explores the world of the snowy owl, with an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Go deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. Viewers will discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls - essentially eagles, falcons and owls rolled into one - have a magic of their own.
Extreme By Design
December 11 at 9 p.m.
At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 "millennial" generation has every reason to be disengaged. Yet plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. "Extreme By Design" brings this revolution to life by following three Stanford University students as they design and build products to meet basic needs of the world's poor.
December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
This opera recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce. For one magical evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and British soldiers laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the peace, fellowship and humanity of the season. Based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel, this two-act production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered in November 2012 to national acclaim.
Downton Abbey Season 3
Sundays 7 to 10 p.m.
As we prepare for the January 5 premiere of Season 4, KMOS presents Season 3, in which the Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern,Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. "No family is ever what it seems from the outside," observes Smith's shrewd character. More about Downton Abbey.
Winners of the 2013 Writers Contest are announced!
Thanks to all of the young authors for their stories, and their families and teachers for support and assistance in submitting them. Learn more...
Professional Development for PreK-12 Teachers
Get a head start on the skills and resources you need for the year ahead with cool PD offerings from PBS TeacherLine, starting September 19th. PBS TeacherLine's high-quality, graduate-level courses offer PreK-12 educators online professional development in convenient, collaborative, and flexible online format. Winner of the 2011 Ed Tech Digest Cool Tool Awards for Best PD Solution and Best STEM Solution.
KMOS-TV Outreach and Education
The reach of KMOS goes far beyond what is seen on TV, with workshops for early childhood educators, classes for parents, community partnerships and other innovative and effective ways that KMOS reaches out to the community distinguish public television as an educational oasis in the broadcast world. On air and off, KMOS is educating and inspiring more people than ever before.
Learn more about Outreach.
KMOS and UCM partner to provide professional development opportunities for K-12 educators
PBSTeacherLine allows the university's School of Graduate and Extended Studies, College of Education, and College of Science and Technology to provide this completely online program, and is one of only eight institutions across the country offering graduate credit opportunities. Students who enroll in the program can receive one credit hour for a 15-hour PBS course, two credit hours for a 30-hour course, and three credit hours for a 45-hour course. Learn more...
KMOS has great programs for families, and online tools and activities. University of Central Missouri offers online courses for a variety of undergraduate & graduate programs.