NOTICE:  Here is an announcement I saw for a 1-hour program about Stephen Hawking that is scheduled to broadcast on KCPT CH 19 / 19.1 PBS Wednesday, January 29, at 09:00pm central.  PBS offered the following description of the program:

DESCRIPTION: This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he “wows” a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he throws a party for family and friends. HAWKING also carefully tells Hawking’s life journey, from boyhood under-achiever to PhD genius, and from a healthy cox on the Oxford rowing team to diagnosis of motor neuron disease, given just two years to live yet surviving several close brushes with death. The film also highlights his greatest scientific discoveries and plots his rise to fame and superstardom.   [HD][CC]


01/30/14, 2:00 am KCPT CH 19 / 19.1 HD

02/01/14, 3:00 am KCPT CH 19 / 19.1 HD

The program will be broadcast in English.  More content is available at:


The CD audio book Stephen Hawking: My Brief History will be available for KCSLUG club members to sign out at the next KCSLUG meeting.