WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: February 2016

   
       
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Coy Barefoot Show
Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. beginning February 4th
**Note: For February 11th only, the program will move to 8:30 p.m. due to the Democratic Presidential Debates from 9-11 p.m.**
 
"Coy Barefoot" is a weekly news and ideas program recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia, focusing on the latest news, newsmakers, issues and ideas in Central Virginia and beyond. Host and Executive Producer Coy Barefoot is an award-winning, radio and TV journalist, best-selling author, and teaches at the University of Virginia. The program is a project of the new Center for Media and Citizenship at the University, mediaandcitizenship.org.
 
  
 
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Iowa Caususes: A PBS Newshour Special Report
Monday, February 1st at 11:00 p.m.
 
A wrap-up of the first state to cast votes in the 2016 presidential primary season, airs Monday, February 1, 2016, 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor the live coverage as the caucus votes are tallied, with reports from correspondents in Iowa.
 
 
 
 
 murderpresidentt s
Tuesday, February 2nd at 9:00 p.m.
 
Explore James Garfield's unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president
 
 
 
 
 
 Fill3
Prescription Drug Addiction: This is America & The World Special
Wednesday, February 3rd at 10:00 p.m.
 
This hour special edition of THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is focused on the runaway opioid epidemic in the United States. Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy speaks to host Dennis Wholey about prescription drug and heroin addiction and warning signs for family members. This brief interview is followed by a roundtable discussion with four medical experts about the past year's 23,000 opioid deaths as well as addiction and treatment.
 
 
 
 tuckergala s
Friday, February 5th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Andrea Bocelli joins Renee Fleming, 2015 Richard Tucker Award-winner Jamie Barton and a formidable array of opera superstars for this perennial high point of the opera season.
 
 
 
 
 
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Portayal & Perception: African American Men & Boys
Parts 1-4 Sunday, February 7th, 2-4 pm
Parts 5-7 Sunday, February 14th, 2-3:30 pm
 
PORTRAYAL & PERCEPTION: AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN & BOYS highlights positive profiles of successful African American men in a variety of companies and organizations, and explores how the media portrays African American men, and how society views them as a result. Topics featured in the seven-part series include: unlocking the keys to owning a successful business, instilling leadership in African American boys, pursuing careers in the fields of communications and medicine, excelling in school as teenagers, and volunteering as mentors. PORTRAYAL & PERCEPTION strives to inspire discussion, elevate portrayal, and clarify perceptions of African American men and boys in the community
 
 
 PerfectCrime-s
Tuesday, February 9th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial set off a national debate about morality and capital punishment.
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00 p.m.
 
See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.
 
 
 
 
 
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New Hampshire Primary: A PBS Newshour Special Report
Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00 p.m.
 
Report from the major testing ground for candidates for both the Republican and Democratic nominations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign That Changed Tt All
Wednesday, February 10th at 10:00 p.m.
 
Three-year-old Monique Corzilius counts to 10, pulling petals from a daisy. A voice from mission control then counts down as the camera zooms into Monique's dark pupil. An atomic blast and ensuing mushroom cloud consumes the TV screen as President Lyndon Johnson's voice proclaims "We must either love each other, or we must die." This political ad, "Peace Little Girl," aired only once or twice during the 1964 presidential campaign between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, but it ushered in a new era of the television attack ad. The 1964 campaign also reshaped the American political landscape in other significant ways. Johnson's "Great Society" and civil rights agendas pushed southern states toward the Republican Party and brought the northeast in line with the Democrats, creating America's contemporary geopolitical map of red and blue states. Barry Goldwater's rift with "the liberal Republican establishment," or "Rockefeller Republicans," served as the basis for his landslide defeat in the general election, but also for the rise of an out-spoken and blossoming conservative movement. Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign also spawned the political career of Ronald Reagan, and inspired future conservative offshoots like social and Christian conservatives as well as the Tea Party. BOMBS AWAY: LBJ, GOLDWATER AND THE 1964 CAMPAIGN THAT CHANGED IT ALL includes interviews with historians and participants in the campaign, including Richard and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Barry Goldwater, Jr., Victor Gold, Joseph Califano, Larry J. Sabato, Professor Robert Mann and Monique Corzilius.
 
 
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PBS Democratic Presidential Debate 2016: A PBS Newshour Special 
Thursday, February 11th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the DNC-sanctioned debate, the first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
 
 
 
 
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B.B. King - American Masters
Friday, February 12th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Explore B.B. King's challenging life and career through candid interviews with the "King of the Blues," filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars, including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr.
 
 
 
 
 
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David Bowie - Five Years
Friday, February 12th at 10:00 p.m.
 

David Bowie appeared in many guises, shapes and forms, as music legend, fashion icon and performer, standing out as a heroic cultural figure for decades. After releasing his final album, he died of cancer, just two days after his 69th birthday.

 
 
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Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels
Sunday, February 14th at 4:00 p.m.
 
GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE REBELS is based on Marcus Rediker's 2012 book The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom The documentary chronicles a trip made by academics and historians to Sierra Leone in May of 2013 as they retrace the path of the 53 Africans who rebelled against their captors and seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, leading to a watershed US Supreme Court decision. Their goal: to visit the 10 villages where the Amistad rebels once lived; interview the elders about their history and how the incident is remembered; and search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where the Amistad Africans were incarcerated and loaded onto a slave ship bound for the New World. By interviewing local villagers, fishermen and truck drivers, and accessing their oral accounts, GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE REBELS aims to recover the lost history of the Amistad insurrection, told from a seldom-voiced perspective in the historical struggle against slavery. The documentary chronicles a trip made by academics and historians to Sierra Leone in May of 2013 as they retrace the path of the 53 Africans who rebelled against their captors and seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, leading to a watershed US Supreme Court decision. Their goal: to visit the 10 villages where the Amistad rebels once lived; interview the elders about their history and how the incident is remembered, and search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko the slave trading factory where the Amistad Africans were incarcerated and loaded onto a slave ship bound for the New World. By interviewing local villagers, fishermen and truck drivers, and accessing their oral accounts, GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE REBELS aims to recover the lost history of the Amistad insurrection, told from a seldom-voiced perspective in the historical struggle against slavery.
 
 
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Sunday, February 14th at 11:00 p.m.
 
This documentary tells the story of Vel Phillips, this now-91 year-old woman, who flourished as an African-American, and as a female by refusing the status quo. Inspired by a strong sense of race consciousness from her parents and emboldened by her supportive and intelligent husband, Phillips kept her cool as she sparked a dangerous confrontation between the powerful and those deemed powerless. This film shows her butting heads in the backrooms of Milwaukee's City Hall, marching through the streets as an activist, and speaking across the nation as an outstanding orator.
 
 
 IndependentLens-s
Monday, February 15th at 10:00 p.m.
 
Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated -- and controversial -- leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.
 
 
 blackpanthers s
Tuesday, February 16th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at the vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.
 
 
 
 
 
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Carole King - American Masters
Friday, February 19th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Delve into the hit singer-songwriter's life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of '70s LA to the present. King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.
 
 
 
 
 
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Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price
Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 p.m.
 
In 1933 Florence B Price made music history as the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony premiered her Symphony in E minor at the 1933 World's Fair. She composed songs for the great singer Marian Anderson who sang Price's music at her legendary at the Lincoln Memorial performance in 1939 - a watershed moment in civil rights history. This is the inspiring story of a gifted woman's triumph over prejudice and preconceptions.
 
 
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Oyler: One School, One Year
Sunday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m.
 
Can a school save a community? OYLER: ONE SCHOOL, ONE YEAR asks just that, telling the story of a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty. The neighborhood is urban Appalachian-an insular community with roots in the coal mining towns of Kentucky and West Virginia. Before 2006, very few teens from Lower Price Hill finished high school, much less went to college. The local Oyler School only went through eighth grade. After that, rather than ride the bus out of the neighborhood for high school, most kids dropped out. Under long-time Principal Craig Hockenberry's leadership, Oyler School is part of the growing community schools movement. The school has transformed into a "community learning center," where it serves students from preschool through 12th grade, and is open year-round, from early morning until late at night. It has become a one-stop-shop for its students and their families, combining academic, health and social services under one roof. Based on the award-winning Marketplace radio series "One School, One Year," OYLER takes viewers through a year at the school, focusing on Hockenberry's mission to transform a community and on senior Raven Gribbins' quest to be the first in her troubled family to finish high school and go to college. When Hockenberry's job is threatened, it becomes clear it's a make-or-break year for both of them.
 
 
 
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Choice Cuts: Meat in America
Sunday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m.
 
"Choice Cuts: Meat in America" looks at the trends of the American meat industry, the challenges it faces and the changing face of consumer demands. This half-hour television special is a production of NET News and features reports from Kansas City Public Television and Rocky Mountain PBS for the Harvest Public Medial Local Journalism Center. The U.S. has put itself in the lead for meat production and consumption. The question is, can those rates keep accelerating while continuing to feed the world? "Choice Cuts: Meat in America" visits Lexington, Nebraska to talk to new Americans in a meat-packing town. Beef producers show-off feedlots as models of efficiency, while a producer of grass-fed beef talks about what sustainability means to him. The consumer reigns as king when it comes to meat, but how exactly are producers responding to these voices? A butcher shop in Kansas City opens its doors for classes where customers go behind the counter and get "hands-on." In Texas, a former employee of meat industry giants pursues the genetics of 'prime beef at prime prices.' To see what the future plate looks like, a reporter in Colorado visits with a yak rancher and vegetarian food developer to see what kind of alternatives lie ahead.
 
 
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Hooked: Tracking Heroin's Hold on Arizona
Sunday, February 21st at 4:30 p.m.
 
Hooked: Tracking Heroin's Hold on Arizona is an award-winning investigation on the perils of heroin and opioid use. Produced by advanced journalism students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the documentary features heroin users, counselors and law enforcement agents struggling with this epidemic of addiction, which threatens a generation of young people, their families and friends.
 
 
 
 
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Frontline - Chasing Heroin
Tuesday, February 23rd at 9:00 p.m.
 
Facing a heroin epidemic, America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem. Following four addicts in Seattle, examine U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.
 
 
 
 
 
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Human Face of Big Data
Wednesday, February 24th at 10:00 p.m.
 
The gathering and analyzing of massive amounts of data allow us to address some major challenges, but the accessibility of so much data comes at a steep price. This film captures the promise and peril of the extraordinary knowledge revolution.
 
 
 
 
 
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Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
Friday, February 26th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned as well as up-and-coming artists. The performance, a White House partnership with the Smithsonian, airs from the East Room.
 
 
 
 
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Fats Domino: American Masters
Friday, February 26th at 10:00 p.m.
 
Discover how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock 'n' roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradations in the pre-civil rights South and aided integration through his influential music.
 
 
 
 
 
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More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special
Sunday, February 28th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, "Downton Abbey's" historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s.
 
 
 
 
 

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