Daily Archives: March 25, 2019

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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters

Historian Suzannah Lipscomb explores the great love story of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, more than a century after their execution. The two-part series focuses on the couple’s intimate correspondence, which chronicles their eccentric religious views, political ineptitude, and reliance on the mystic, Rasputin, in the lead-up to the 1917 Russian Revolution.

  • #101 airs 4/1 at 9 p.m. (repeats 4/6 at 4 p.m.)
  • #102 airs 4/8 at 9 p.m. (repeats 4/13 at 4 p.m.)


Shots Fired

Shots Fired is a short documentary about courage, communications and resilience in the face of a school shooting. Just before school started on an April morning a student with a .357 Magnum walked into the Commons, an area teaming with North Thurston High School (NTHS) students, raised the gun and fired into the ceiling. Chaos erupted. The student fired a second shot. What happened next is the best-case scenario in the face of such terror. No one died. Rather than taking sides in the gun control/rights debate, Shots Fired offers a rare look at a school shooting. Even with no fatalities, the residual trauma is palpable. Students, teachers, school administrators and staff along with first responders reflect on what happened, what went well and what could have worked better. School shootings often end in unbearable tragedy. In Shots Fired, tragedy is upended by unforgettable courage and resilience.

Airs 4/1 at 2:30-3 a.m.