I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post will include blurbs on 50 Children: The Rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, Counting Cars, Being Human, Esquire Network, The King’s Skeleton: Richard III Revealed, Going Blind, Cycling High: Doping to Win, Nine Days, Lyfe Jennings, Mad Men, Conan, and Siempre Mujer.
- HBO will be premiering its latest documentary Monday at 9:00 50 Children: The Rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus which tells the dramatic, previously untold story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish couple from Philadelphia who followed their conscience, traveling to Nazi-controlled Vienna in spring 1939 to save a group of children. Amidst the impending horrors of the Holocaust, they put themselves in harm’s way to bring what would become the single largest-known group of children allowed into the US during that time. Check out the trailer below:
- The second season of Counting Cars returns to History Tuesday at 9:00. This season, the heat is on as the boys buy, trick out and re-sell classic cars, bikes and more. Danny’s love for cars and his eccentric personality are on full display this season as he works with people from all walks of life – from Ziggy Marley to a custom car for our troops. Check out a preview below:
- Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country’s most passionate music preservationist as Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook returns to PBS for a new star-studded, three-part season tonight at 9:00.
- Monday is the season finale of Being Human on Syfy and here is a preview to hold you over until then:
- Later this month, G4 is turning into the Esquire Network and the new channel has some new shows already lined up including The Getaway: “Anyone can be a tourist, But to experience a city like a local? That takes a great guide. Created by executive producer Anthony Bourdain, The Getaway explores the world's most amazing cities, guided by a revolving cast of travel-loving celebrities. Honk Kong with Aziz Ansari. Belfast with Joel McHale. Paris with Aisha Tyler. And that's just the first leg of this worldwide adventure.” And on Tuesday April 23, new cooking show Knife Fight is premiering at 9:00. Here is an extrended first look:
- Smithsonian Channel has secured the exclusive North American program rights to tell the inside story of the astonishing discovery of Richard III’s remains, recently found just a few feet under a parking lot in central England. Considered one of the great villains of history, the notorious king of England’s gravesite was a mystery for more than 500 years, until the unearthing of his remains made international news when revealed in February. The King’s Skeleton: Richard III Revealed is produced by the only team allowed access to the scientists, the archaeological dig, and the scientific tests to determine the skeleton’s identity, which were carried out in complete secrecy. The new two-hour special will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, April 21 at 9.
- Going Blind is a unique documentary about sight loss and low vision issues told through the personal story of Joe Lovett, a Peabody Award winning director and journalist who discovered he has glaucoma, a disease which robs 4.5 million people of their vision worldwide. It will be available in most of the country on Public Television World channels. A complete list of stations airing the film can be found at: goingblindmovie.com.
- Profiling one of sports’ most high profile scandals that created a media frenzy, National Geographic Channel, along with Peacock Productions, dissects the story of the science and scheming behind the saga of what’s been called “the most sophisticated and successful doping scheme in all of sports.” Premiering on NGC on Sunday, April 21 at 7:00, Cycling High: Doping to Win documents Lance Armstrong's epic fall from grace, using infographics, re-creations, archival footage and new interviews.
- Long Island, NY's own Nine Days, best known for their smash hit song Absolutely (Story of a Girl) which hit #1 and topped the radio charts back in the year 2000, has just announced that the five original members of the band who performed on their classic Gold sales certified album "The Madding Crowd" (Epic) have reunited to play a string of East Coast dates this Spring and Summer 2013. The band has also been working on songs for a new album which is set to be recorded in Nashville, TN this Summer and is scheduled for a Fall release. For more information on ninedays please visit ninedaysmusic.com.
- Want to name Lyfe Jennings upcoming summer album? Follow him on Twitter and tweet him your title suggestions. One lucky winner will have the chance to meet Lyfe and hangout at an upcoming concert.
- With Mad Men Season 6 set to debut on April 7, Reminisce—North America’s top-selling nostalgia magazine—raises a glass to the show and 1960s pop culture, unveiling a slideshow of fun, eyebrow-raising vintage ads.
- In renewal news, Conan has been extended by TBS through 2015.
- The April issue of Siempre Mujer (on stands April 10) contains a candid conversation with Natalie Morales about motherhood, her path to journalism, and the importance of her Latin roots.