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The awards will recognize 6th – 12th grade students and teachers from the station’s 13-county viewing area who exhibit excellence in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Nominees can either nominate themselves or someone they know who builds, performs or organizes STEM-related programs for charities, social clubs or school projects. Submissions will be judged by a panel of Central Piedmont Community College STEM faculty and staff members who will select both student and teacher winners based on criteria in a number of categories, such as Focus Excellence in a STEM Field, Most Innovative and Best STEM Integration.
Nominees representing Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan, Iredell, Stanly, Union, Anson, Catawba, Cabarrus, Cleveland, York and Lancaster Counties will be recognized in 27 different award categories.
Remember: The submission period is March 10 – 24. For more information, click here.
The station will also post the top four student submissions on its website at PBScharlotte.org and give the public an opportunity to cast its vote between April 1 – 15, for the 2014 People’s Choice Award.
STEM Award winners will be recognized in front of a live studio audience on May 21 in CPCC’s Halton Theater, located on its Central Campus. The ceremony will be broadcast on May 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS Charlotte. For more information and to obtain a copy of the 2014 Stem Awards Rubric click here.
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From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances — no plate spinners or dancing elephants — that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.]]>
Beginning in March 2014, Time Warner Cable is changing the numbers assigned to its digital channels – all the channels above number 100 are changing. So if you watch us on Time Warner Cable, you can find WTVI in HD on 1222, Mhz Worldview on 1278 and Create on 1279.
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Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.]]>
Watch Monday, March 3 at 8:30am!
Two new episodes will air on WTVI PBS Charlotte this week to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 109th Birthday.
“Rumbly Tumbly / Planet Name Game”
Nick’s hungry tummy is rumbling! But why do our stomachs make noises when they’re hungry? A super shrunken trip into Thing One’s stomach will show them the answer! They learn how chewing and stomach juices help to break down the food, and the tummy sounds are actually the stomach working. When your tummy is empty, the sounds are much louder! There’s only one way to quiet Nick’s rumbly tumbly… a chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip cookie!
“Planet Name Game”
Nick and Sally have run out of things to name in the garden. Good thing Cat needs help putting his model of the solar system back together – they can help him name the planets! Off in the Space-a-ma-racer they go on a whirlwind trip around the universe, learning the names of the eight planets as they go.
“Top of the Sky / Jiggle Bones”
“Top of the Sky”
Sally, Nick and Cat are playing with their toy rocket. Using the Cat’s “Whoa-Look-At-It-Go-Launcher,” he shoots the rocket up, up, and up! But now they need to go find it. Off to the top of the sky! They keep going higher until they’re in space! They meet Audrey the Astronaut who explains that there is no top to the sky. The sky turns into space and space goes on forever! Just when the kids think their rocket is lost, they find it in Audrey’s space station. Though they can’t launch their rocket to the top of the sky, launching it to the moon is just as cool!
Nick and Sally are wiggling and jiggling like the jelly mold in front of them. But they can’t quite wiggle the same way. How come? “Bones of course!” announces the Cat. Bones keep their bodies from being wiggly and jiggly. But why do they need bones? A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question! They learn about the big strong bones that help us stand and walk, the small bones that help us bend and move, and the all important bones that help protect our squishy bits! Even though they won’t let you wiggle and jiggle like jelly, bones are important!
Interact with the Cat in the Hat with the new “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” game. In this game, the Swirly Whirly Ocean is filled with aquatic creatures of all colors, shapes and sizes, and players can catch a ride on the Thinga-ma-jigger to travel deeper and deeper through silly, Seussian schools of fish. The Swirly Whirly Pearl is waiting somewhere far below, along with the chance to create a personalized school of mix-and-match sea creatures. “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” is available now on pbskids.org/catinthehat.]]>
Watch Wednesday, February 26th at 10pm!
Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. “One57” follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the-art interiors — double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.]]>
Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 years. In his wake, he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Is Benedict’s successor, Pope Francis, taming the forces that helped destroy Benedict’s papacy? Is he succeeding in lifting the church out of crisis? Nearly a year in the making, this special two-hour FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican — one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions — to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Through interviews with those at the very heart of what happened — cardinals, priests, convicted criminals, police, prosecutors and whistle-blowers — FRONTLINE gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict’s papacy and the current battle to set the church on a new path under Francis.]]>
Season 4 of the international hit finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, guest star Shirley MacLaine and many others. Carnival/MASTERPIECE co-production.]]>
On the next Carolina Impact we will explore the issue of closing the student achievement gap for African American males and we’ll wrap up Steve Crump’s special Summer of 63 Series. Then we will take you under the sea…sort of…. by giving you a look inside our region’s new aquarium in Cabarrus County. Please join us for these stories and more on the next Carolina Impact.
Join us for this week’s “Carolina Impact” on WTVI PBS Charlotte. Hosted by Amy Burkett, General Manager, WTVI PBS Charlotte. Watch this week’s show now!
Watch Friday at 9:30pm!
Rock ‘n’ roll Renaissance man Sting has embarked on a new venture, The Last Ship, a musical play for which he has written original music and lyrics. Exploring a range of universal themes, The Last Ship dramatizes the impact of the demise of the ship-building industry in Sting’s home town of Wallsend, England, which for so long had dominated and shaped the city’s community life. Having grown up in the shadow of the Swan Hunter Shipyard, Sting was deeply affected by the subject, which inspired him to emerge from a decade-long absence from songwriting to produce over a dozen new songs for the Broadway- bound show, a collaboration with the Tony-winning duo of writer John Logan (Red, Skyfall screenplay) and director Joe Mantello (Wicked, Other Desert Cities). In an exclusive performance recorded at New York City’s Public Theater, Sting performs an intimate concert of highlights from the show, providing a narrative outline for the musical as well as revealing the autobiographical underpinnings for the songs.]]>