WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: JULY 2014

July 2014 Primetime Schedule (Printable Grid)
July 2014 Create Schedule (Printable Grid)

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 2
Sundays, June 29 - August 3 at 8:00 p.m.
The BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?
MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY! ENDEAVOUR, SEASON 2
Sundays, June 29 to July 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Shaun Evans (“The Take,” “The Virgin Queen”) returns for a second season as the young rookie, DC Endeavour Morse, before he acquired his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.
“Trove” premieres Sunday, June 29
“Nocturne” premieres Sunday, July 6
“Sway” premieres Sunday, July 13
“Neverland” premieres Sunday, July 20
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: FREEDOM SUMMER
Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m.
During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

VICIOUS
Sunday, June 29 - August 3 at 10:30 p.m.
VICIOUS tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”), their young, upstairs neighbor.

TIME SCANNERS
Tuesdays, July 1 – 15 at 8:00 p.m.
With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this series reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.
A CAPITOL FOURTH
Friday, July 4 at 8:00 & 9:30 p.m.
America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, composer John Williams will debut a special arrangement for orchestra and chorus of the “Star Spangled Banner” with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE MONA LISA MYSTERY
Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Discover a portrait of a younger and more beautiful Mona Lisa that predated the famous Louvre masterpiece. In September 2012, headline news shook the art world. A secret da Vinci had been uncovered, a portrait of a younger and more beautiful Mona Lisa that predated the famous Louvre masterpiece. Now an elite group of art historians, research physicists, restoration experts and forensic imaging specialists have gained exclusive access to analyze the painting first hand. Applying high-precision, scientific techniques they will aim to verify the painting’s date, decipher hidden mathematical codes within it, and unravel the clues that point to da Vinci’s genuine hand.
HISTORY DETECTIVES - SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS
Tuesdays, July 1 – July 22 at 9:00 p.m.
The HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS team brings cutting edge tools to some of our biggest historical mysteries. Each new hour-long episode asks probing questions behind a single iconic mystery from America’s past. Three investigators team up to solve each case: Wes Cowan, an independent appraiser and auctioneer; Kaiama Glover, professor at Barnard College, Columbia University; and Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. As the detectives unearth fresh evidence, sift through clues and crisscross the country in search of answers, they reveal new perspectives on stories we thought we knew.
MY WILD AFFAIR
Premieres Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart.
AL CAPONE
Tuesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Al Capone – the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why?
LAWRENCE WELK
Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.
One of the most successful and fondly-remembered shows in TV history, THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW features musical numbers and skits, with host Welk leading the band.
MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY!
POIROT - SEASON 12

Sundays, July 27 and August 3 at 9:00 p.m.
David Suchet (“Henry VIII,” “The Way We Live Now”) returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.
“The Big Four” - premieres Sunday, July 27
“Dead Man’s Folly” - premieres Sunday, August 3

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University of Virginia Health Center

Capital Ale House

Dominion Power

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JMU Forbes Center

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