Daily Archives: April 5, 2019

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World of Ice Dance International


World of Ice Dance International introduces viewers to a unique and creative celebration on ice of two beloved art forms: figure skating and dance, unbound by the technical rules of competitive skating. Shot outdoors against the mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho, the program combines the repertoire of Ice Dance International, a ballet company on ice, with guest appearances and interviews with stars and friends from the worlds of skating and dance. It also offers audiences a front row seat to an exciting and groundbreaking new American art form. Hosted by U.S. skating champions JoJo Starbuck and Ryan Bradley, THE WORLD OF ICE DANCE INTERNATIONAL also features cameos by legendary skaters and Olympic champions Dick Button and Dorothy Hamill, along with renowned ballet dancer Edward Villella.

Airs 4/12 at 3-4 a.m.


Chasing the Moon

“Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.

Airs 4/12 at 10:30 p.m. (repeats 4/21 at 12:30 a.m.)