Friday History Night:

Friday nights on KVCR are for discovering fascinating stories of history.  At 7:00pm, on History Detectives, someone claims they have a wooden club that may have once belonged to Teddy Roosevelt. Then at 8:00pm, on Antiques Roadshow, someone has an early abstract painting by modern artist Chuck Close (received by the guest's father as repayment for an $8 loan) now valued at $100,000 to $150,000.  Then at 9:00pm, on Fake or Fortune, more than 100,000 oil paintings have been photographed and posted online as part of the Your Paintings initiative - 17,000 of them listed as "artist unknown. " Philip and his colleague Bendor Grosvenor believe they've identified several missing works by artist Thomas Gainsborough. Can they prove it?

Tonight at 7:00pm  History Detectives

Tonight at 8:00pm  Antiques Roadshow

Tonight at 9:00pm  Fake or Fortune


San Manuel Presents Gift to FNX:

Several years ago the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians made a major grant to the San Bernardino Community College District to establish & operate First Nations Experience (FNX), a non-profit television channel where Native American People could tell their own stories, in their own words.  FNX is thriving. Based in it's studio within KVCR, & available by satellite, FNX produces programs, networks with other Native American cable, TV, & satellite providers in the US & abroad and is winning prestigious media awards. Following a religious ceremony on the grounds of SBVC, then within the studios of KVCR / FNX, officials of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians presented their check to SBCCD/KVCR for an additional grant of  6 million dollars for expanded FNX  program content, distribution, & satellite production.