In honor of Black History Month, KCTS 9 is proud to present a number of compelling new programs, along with some classic favorites, that we know viewers will enjoy. These programs will immerse audience members in the stories of people, places and moments that forever changed society.
What would Barack Obama take to a potluck? That was precisely the question asked of him in a 2008 interview about food politics and a farm bill, back when he was running for president.His answer: “Chili.” Obama has long been known to make a seriously good chili, even back in his college days. En hommage to President Obama's last year in office, here is my vegan version of the first chili, one I am confident even the first lady would like.
A grand home owned by a family with three daughters, with a drawing room, gentleman’s smoking room, ballroom and separate servant’s quarters (and stairwells), that hosted the most splendid social gatherings and parties during the early 20th century: No, I’m not talking about the fictitious — and much-adored — 'Downton Abbey', but rather Vancouver’s own Hycroft Manor.
Mark your calendars and set your DVRs. After a two-year hiatus, a new 90-minute special episode of the phenomenally popular mystery series Sherlock will return Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, on 'MASTERPIECE Mystery' on KCTS 9. 'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride' will air at 9:00 p.m., with an encore broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 10:00 p.m. While fans of the acclaimed modern retelling anxiously await the new episode, Tellygram blogger Laurel Ann Nattress compiles a list of 10 reasons to be totally psyched about the premiere of 'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride'.
With the final season of 'Downton Abbey' airing on PBS starting January 3, 2016, at 9 p.m., Pam Stucky talks with PBS personality Ernie Manouse about 'Downton Abbey', his Houston-based show 'Manor of Speaking', and beyond.
Now that we are down to the wire, Downtonites, it’s time to break out your grandmother’s best china and crystal and get ready for the big night. Whether you are watching on your own, with your nearest and dearest or celebrating with friends, guest blogger Laurel Ann Nattress has assembled her top three Downton Abbey-inspired recipes for your viewing party. Cajoled from experts and insiders, every ardent fan should have them on their party menu. Enjoy!
Guest blogger Pam Stucky talks with Noni Hazlehurst, who plays Elizabeth Bligh in beloved Australian series 'A Place to Call Home'. Season 2 of APTCH premieres on KCTS 9 on January 7, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Who can resist the irrepressible joy that is 'Call the Midwife'? Inspired by Jennifer Worth’s memoirs, the dedicated nurse-midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House have delivered babies, healed the sick and buoyed the spirits of the colorful working class community they serve for four seasons on KCTS 9. Blogger Laurel Ann Nattress asked herself what Christmas presents our favorite 'Call the Midwife' characters might like, based on their personalities and past escapades.
Pike Place Market is not just for tourists! Blogger Mohini Patel Glanz shows us how the Market is the best place in town to find a food-related gift, or to have an unforgettable food experience yourself.
With less than one month to go until the next season of 'Downton Abbey' premieres on KCTS 9, it’s time to get ready for all the drama, romance and the witty bon mots in store for us. As we all wait with apt anticipation, here is a revealing interview with author, journalist, public speaker and 'Downton Abbey' insider Jessica Fellowes.
Here at KCTS 9, we were delighted to announce last week that we are bringing Crosscut.com, a nonprofit daily news provider, into our organization. KCTS 9 has also acquired What’s Good 206, an emerging local website that presents a millennial perspective on issues close to home. This exciting merger is part of a strategy to broaden our impact though broadcast, digital and mobile media platforms.
Over the course of six months, University of Washington student Sydney Friend Sifferman worked as KCTS 9’s Marketing & Communications / Community Engagement Intern. As her internship comes to an end, she shares some of the key things she learned and took away from her internship at KCTS 9.
Without stable child care, other challenges – a deteriorating relationship, health problems and rising rent – become that much harder to manage.
Guest blogger Mohini Patel Glanz pulls inspiration from one of her -- and our -- favorite chefs; Jacques Pépin. Creating two dishes from his latest cookbook, Jacques Pépin's Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, Mohini shows us how we can make these delicious dishes while adding some of our own touches.
Guest blogger Rebecca Bollwitt gives readers an insightful look into what makes great holiday tea. Plus, see where you can join in on some of the holiday tea fun around the PNW.
Guest blogger, Laurel Ann Nattress, talks about Stir-up Sunday, the traditional day in Britain when families gather to make their plum pudding, aka Christmas pudding.

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