Travel shows, new dramas and Pride – it’s June for you on KCET!
This month, discover LA’s rich history of activism for the gay civil rights movement in ‘LA: A Queer History’, stroll through Scotland in ‘Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland’ as Miriam Margoyles and Alan Cumming rediscovers the country of their youth, see David Tennant and Olivia Colman star in ‘Broadchurch’, when a small town comes under the media spotlight after the murder of a boy, and much more.
Also check out a new KCET series “Off the Beaten Path,” exploring how unseen forces are shaping where and how we live now and in the future, and “Planet California” celebrating California’s wildlife and wild places, narrated by Val Zavala , former host of KCET’s “SoCal Connected”.
Read on for all the programs available to stream this month.
Wednesday, June 1
Great Performances: Keeping Company in Sondheim – 8 p.m.
Keeping Company in Sondheim Preview
Take a look at the reimagined, gender-swapped production as it returns to Broadway during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes new interviews with Tony and Grammy cast members Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone, Sondheim and more. Look now.
Saturday June 4
Frontline: The Police on Trial – 10 p.m.
“The Police on Trial” – Preview
Minneapolis police investigation into the murder of George Floyd. With the Star Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists – from the murder and protests to the trial of Derek Chauvin to the fight for accountability. Look now.
Saturday June 11
Fixing the Walls: The Documentary – 12:00 a.m.
Artist Hamilton Glass challenges 30 artists from different cultural backgrounds to collaborate on 16 murals about race, status and experiences. See how the artists get to know each other through difficult conversations and how working together ultimately opens their eyes and hearts to our differences. Look now.
tuesday june 14
The Island Diaries (new season) – Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
The Island Diaries Season 2 (Preview)
In the second season of “The Island Diaries”, visit different islands and listen to interviews with locals about what makes their island unique. The show skims the surface of daily life to explore themes such as access to food, transportation, identity, culture and the environment. Watch the preview.
The Hunter – Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
Based on a true story. Saverio Barone is a young and ambitious Sicilian provincial prosecutor with a killer instinct to hunt down the best mafiosi. He becomes known as “The Hunter”, but success will come at a huge personal cost. Watch the preview.
Wednesday June 15
LA: A Queer Story – 8 p.m.
LA: A Queer Story (Preview)
Most regard the New York Stonewall Riots of 1969 as the birth of the gay civil rights movement. But there have been activists, artists, and innovators in Los Angeles since the turn of the 20th century. Watch “LA: A Queer History” for an epic educational, thrilling, and moving saga spanning nearly a century featuring artists, scholars, and first-hand accounts from LGBTQ seniors who lived through it. Watch the preview.
American Masters: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road – 10 p.m.
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
Explore the life and career of Brian Wilson, singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys, as he and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine travel Los Angeles. Featuring Wilson’s heartfelt reflections on his legendary life and career. Watch the preview.
Thursday June 16
Broadchurch – Thursday, 9 p.m.
When a young boy is murdered, this small town of Broadchurch in Dorset suddenly becomes the center of a major event in the media spotlight. DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) lead the investigation. Watch the preview.
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland – Thursdays, 10 p.m.
Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming travel comfortably in a mobile home, blending spirit and memories as they return to their Scottish roots. Part rediscovery, part revelation, and all-out laughter, follow the two beloved actors as they discover the land of their youth.
Saturday June 18
Don Quixote in Newark – 10 p.m.
The story of Dr. James Oleske, the pioneering pediatrician who discovered HIV/AIDS in children and led the fight to end America’s childhood epidemic. Watch the preview.
Independent Lens: Made in Boise – 11:30 p.m.
Step into the lives of four surrogate mothers in Boise, Idaho and the future parents whose children they are carrying. Follows the women as they navigate the rigors of pregnancy and the mixed feelings of their own families, who struggle to understand. Watch the preview.
Sunday June 19
Black College Football Hall of Fame: Journey to Canton – 4:30 p.m.
The history of how black college football was formed, the contributions players from historically black colleges and universities have made to the NFL, the founding of its Hall of Fame, and why the Hall is in the unexpected location of Canton. Look now.
Broken Lines: The Marion Motley Story – 4 p.m.
In 1946, Marion Motley was one of four African American men to break the professional football color barrier when he joined the Cleveland Browns. These men’s efforts to play a physically brutal game in the face of societal racism and state-sanctioned Jim Crow laws paved the way for black athletes into the highest echelons of professional sports, including baseball’s Jackie Robinson. Look now.
Wednesday June 22
American Masters: Ballerina Boys – 8 p.m.
Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences its passion for ballet classics blended with exuberant comedy. With every step, they mock their strictly gendered art form. Look now.
Jon Stewart: The Mark Twain Prize – 10 p.m.
Celebrate the comedic talents of Jon Stewart, winner of this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Star-studded lineup honors comedian, producer, author and social activist from the Kennedy Center stage in Washington, DC
Saturday June 25
POV: Who Killed Vincent Chin? – 10 p.m.
Trailer | Who killed Vincent Chin?
On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese-American engineer with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in prison. This gripping Oscar-nominated film relentlessly explores the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved and for the American justice system. Watch the preview.
Sunday June 26
Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do – 4 p.m.
Dive into research that shows how our social interactions, diet, sleep patterns, exercise, stress levels, and other daily health habits have dramatic effects on our cognitive abilities as we age. The film explores discoveries that are changing the medical profession’s view of dementia. Look now.
Off the Beaten Path – 7 p.m.
Off the beaten track (preview)
An original series from PBS SoCal/KCET and Lodger Films, “Off the Beaten Path” showcases the endless beauty, danger, and wonder of our local environments, and how unseen forces shape where and how we live today. today and tomorrow. Watch the preview.
Planet California – 8 p.m.
A celebration of California’s wildlife and wild places, and how they coexist with the 40 million people who call it home. Watch the preview.
Wednesday, June 29
Queer Silicon Valley – 10 p.m.
“Queer Silicon Valley” takes a fresh look at a little-known but significant story. Trace the rich history of challenges and successes of the LGBTQ+ community in Silicon Valley, from its beginnings in a vibrant 1970s bar scene to the challenges posed by AIDS and the religious right, the struggle for political representation and equality of marriage, until it was. get out in the high tech industry.