Wichita station adds documentary to Sunday schedule

September 12, 2009 by

KAKE-TV of Wichita announced Thursday it would show an hourlong documentary produced by two Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, on its translator stations and channels that serve north-central and northwest Kansas.

“Interrupted Lives: Catholic Sisters Under European Communism” recounts the torture, exile and imprisonment that Catholic women religious in Eastern Europe suffered for more than 40 years. Sister Margaret Nacke and Sister Mary Savoie, who live in Belleville, began researching the topic after they volunteered to serve in Eastern Europe in 1993.

They are executive producers of the documentary, which was funded in part by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and produced by NewGroup Media of South Bend, Ind.

The program is distributed by the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission to ABC TV stations, which can choose whether to air the documentary.
Initially, a KAKE-TV spokesman said the station does not show those programs, but this week the station said it would air the documentary on its stations outside of Wichita.

The program can be seen on KAKE’s two translator stations — KLBY of Colby and KUPK of Garden City — and on its translator channels — Channel 51 in Salina, Channel 25 in Hays, Channel 38 in Russell and Channel 30 in Great Bend.

Cable TV customers whose cable companies use those translator stations and channels will be able to see the program, as can anyone using a traditional TV antenna. However, satellite TV subscribers typically receive the station’s direct feed from Wichita and would not be able to see the program.

Cable customers should check with their companies to see if the program will air on their system.

Two other ABC stations in the state also will show the documentary.

• KTKA-TV in Topeka will air it at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13. That station is carried in Junction City, Manhattan and Ogden.
• Salina cable TV customers also receive KMBC-TV of Kansas City, Mo., which will show the program at 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

To order a DVD of the documentary, call the USCCB at (800) 235-8722.

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