Meet a sculptor who turns junk metal into rusty works of art

August 9, 2014

A sampling of fine arts on television
for the week of Aug. 10-16

Sunday, Aug. 10

Smithsonian Channel,
noon-1 p.m.

“Museum Secrets Revealed: Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum” goes to the Vienna museum to explore antiquities and weaponry collected by the Habsburg family.

C-SPAN3, 1-2 p.m. “Building the Statue of Liberty” author Elizabeth Mitchell discusses the challenges, including fundraising woes and architectural and transportation hurdles, faced by the French sculptor Bartholdi in building his design.
C-SPAN2, 3:45-4:15 p.m. On “The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book,” Post reporter Peter Finn talks about the publishing history of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago,” banned in the Soviet Union because of its critical depiction of the 1917 revolution.
WHUT, 6:30-8 p.m. “The Tenors: Lead With Your Heart” presents a performance by the vocal group in Las Vegas.
C-SPAN3, 6:30-8 p.m. On “Capitol Hill Preservation,” Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers talks about his role as “builder and steward” of many historic and iconic Washington buildings, including the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the many House and Senate buildings near the Capitol.
Ovation, 7-7:30 p.m. “Capture With Mark Seliger” talks with Norman Reedus and Al Wertheimer about their books of photography “Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll” and “The Sun Is Coming Up Like a Big Bald Head.”
MPT2, midnight-12:30 a.m. “Theater Talk” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the hit musical “Hello, Dolly!” with stories and insights.
Monday, Aug. 11

MPT, 8-10 p.m.

On “Great Performances: Barrymore,” Christopher Plummer portrays John Barrymore on the stage of a Broadway theater.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Smithsonian Channel,
8-9 p.m.

“Museum Secrets Revealed: Inside the Topkapi Palace Museum” explores the Istanbul museum’s collection and finds stories of a harem slave’s rise to rule an empire and how a Turkish admiral acquired one of Christopher Columbus’s maps.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Fox, 8-10 p.m.

On “So You Think You Can Dance,” the season’s top eight finalists perform with all-star partners from the show.

Thursday, Aug. 14

WHUT, 7-8 p.m.

“Igudesman & Joo: FUNtastic Duo” presents a performance by the comedic classical-music duo of Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo.

Friday, Aug. 15

WETA, 10:30-11 p.m.

Martin Goldsmith hosts “Classical Rewind,” a collection of classical masterpieces by composers including Mozart, Edvard Grieg, Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Aaron Copland.

Saturday, Aug. 16

WHUT, noon-1 p.m.

“Lent at Ephesus” profiles the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, an order of nuns who live on a Missouri farm and are known for their recordings of chants and hymns.

Christian Hettinger

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