Memphis Bicentennial

WKNO will commemorate the 200th year of Memphis with Memphis Bicentennial! The Memphis Bicentennial is a year-long celebration of Memphis history through special programming.

The Memphis Bicentennial is sponsored by:


Here are some of The Memphis Bicentennial programs coming up on WKNO:



Memphis Memoirs: Remember When
Produced by WKNO the program takes a look at Memphis from the 1930s to the 1950s includes photographs and movies submitted by viewers. Some of the places features include the Gay Hawk Drive-in; the Peabody Skyway; and Church Park. Also: the story behind the “pulled” barbecue; and the one-minute hot dog.

WKNO
Fri, 6/29 at 9:00 PM
Sat, 6/30 at 2:00 AM

WKNO2
Fri, 6/29 at 9:00 PM



Memphis Memoirs: Downtown
Produced by WKNO the program Memphis Memoirs: Downtown explores the personal stories behind the 20th Century history of Downtown Memphis — the concentration of people, businesses and energy that captured the special feeling of the small-town city that Memphis used to be.

WKNO
Fri, 7/20 at 9:00 PM
Sat, 7/21 at 2:00 AM

WKNO2
Fri, 7/20 at 9:00 PM



UFO’s Over Memphis: A Close Encounter
In May 1977, a Memphis police officer and his partner were stunned to witness what they described as an enormous UFO hovering over powerlines near Pine Hill Park in South Memphis. With three other police officers reporting the same mysterious object from separate vantage points, this sighting is one of the most well-documented of the decade. Now retired from the police force, Lamar Todd was a featured speaker at the area’s first World UFO Day Festival, organized July 2, 2015 by the Tennessee and Mississippi chapters of MUFON - Mutual UFO Network. In this hour-long documentary, you'll meet Lamar Todd, as well as MUFON field investigator Bridgett Sanders, area author James Renford Powell, and international UFOlogist Peter Robbins. We'll also talk to local experts in history, science, and pop culture for a broader look at the UFO phenomenon.

WKNO
Fri, 7/27 at 9:00 PM
Sat, 7/28 at 2:00 AM

WKNO2
Fri, 7/27 at 9:00 PM



Reel South: See The Keepers – Memphis Zoo
With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo, See the Keepers gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them.

WKNO
Sun, 7/29 at 4:00 PM
Tue, 7/31 at 4:00 AM

WKNO2
Sun, 7/22 at 8:00 PM




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