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Song of the Mountains
 
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
 
Visit the Song of the Mountains website

May 28th
Jerry Butler and the Blu-Js; The Blue Ridge Entertainers

June 18th
Jeff Little Trio; Dale Ann Bradley

June 25th
Kaitlyn Baker; Reagan Boggs

 
 

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Front and Center
 
Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. 
 
Visit the Front and Center website
 
June 25th
Legendary singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Tyler makes his CMA Songwriters Series debut at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The stripped down country inspired set features Tyler sharing the story behind the making of his first country single, "Love Is Your Name," and performing the chart-topping hit with Nashville-based co-writers Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay. The Grammy Award-winning artist, whose debut country album is due out in early 2016, also shares the stage with The Loving Mary Band which features longtime Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederickson and country hit maker Rebecca Lynn Howard, along with Extreme lead guitarist Nuno Bettencourt for performances of "Jaded," "Janie's Got A Gun," "Sweet Emotion" and more.
 
 
 
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Classic Gospel
 
Sundays at 6:00 p.m. 

May 29th
One of the most celebrated artists in Christian music, the legendary
Gaither Vocal Band performs "Peace in the Valley," "Jesus Gave Me Water,"
and "Amazing Grace" among others. Recorded in an intimate, rustic setting
just south of Nashville, this program includes guest performances by The
Issacs, Goodman Revival, Charlotte Ritchie and The Nelons.

June 19th
Artists who have appeared on Billy Graham Crusades come together to sing
and share incredible stories. George Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows and
Franklin Graham share unforgettable moments in the history of the ministry.
Bill & Gloria Gaither, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Andrae' Crouch,
Avalon and others lead the group in emotion-filled songs including "How
Great Thou Art," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow," and "The Wonder of It All."

June 26th
Atlanta's massive Georgia Dome plays host for the largest one-day
gathering of gospel music fans ever before assembled. In addition to a
medley by the much-loved Jake Hess, highlights include the Hoppers'
signature "It's Shouting Time In Heaven," "I Believe In A Hill Called Mt.
Calvary," and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks."

 
 
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The Lawrence Welk Show
 
Sundays at 7:00 p.m. 

May 29th
Host: Dick Dale. Things get rolling with "This Land Is Your Land". Guy and
Ralna sing the "Hawaiian Wedding Song", Arthur Duncan dances to "Mountain Greenery", and Norma Zimmer & Jim Roberts enjoy "Springtime In The Rockies".

June 19th
Host: Big Tiny Little. This is the only show ever taped in New York City,
so what could be a more perfect opener than "Manhattan"! Along the way we see some old friends - Alice Lon sings "More Than You Know", Maurice
Pearson sings "Galway Bay", Aladdin delights with "Blue On Blue", and Jack
Imel dances to "The Sidewalks of New York".

June 26th
Guest: Arthur Duncan. The whole gang climbs aboard an ocean liner for a
cruise through sunny southern waters with Ava Barber singing "Love Boat"
and Bobby and Elaine dancing to the Love Boat Theme. The Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins are "Feelin' Groovy" and Kathie Sullivan sings a soulful 'How Deep Is The Ocean". Arthur Duncan is "Drifting and Dreaming" and Lawrence conducts the band on "The Isle of Capri'.

 
 
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Austin City Limits

Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.

Visit the Austin City Limits website

May 14th
Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop from Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, alongside his hits.

Watch Episode On Demand

May 21st
Superstar rockers Foo Fighters return to the ACL stage. The band, with
special guests, features songs from the best-selling Sonic Highways.

Watch Episode On Demand

May 28th
Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and
selections from his chart-topping new album Before This World, his first
collection of original music in 13 years.

June 18th
Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group's
set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their
latest, Push the Sky Away.

June 25th
The best contemporary rock hits the ACL stage with the Black Keys and J.
Roddy Walston & The Business. The Black Keys play hits from their #1 album Turn Blue, while Walston and his trio highlight their record Essential
Tremors.

 

 Jamboree
Shenandoah Jamboree
 
Thursday's at 7:30 p.m.

Watch Season 1 & 2 On Demand

May 26th
This week's episode features Georgette Jones - Stand By Your Man; Lisa
Meadows - When God dips His Pen of Love In My Heart; Glen Shelton - Jesus Arose; Larry Stephenson - Bear Tracks; Nadine - Southern Style Comedy; Jimmy Fortune - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

June 2nd
This episode features Lisa Meadows - Great is My Faithfulness; Amy Ladd - 4 55 Rocket; Willie JW - Outta Gas; Cooter's Garage Band - Intermission
(Instrumental); Glen Shelton - A Little Bit of Me, A Little Bit of You;
Nadine - The Church Lady

June 9th
This week's episode features T Graham Brown - Hell or High Water; Ben
"Cooter" Jones - Maybelline; Beuford E. E. Tibbets - If My Nose Was Runnin; Crestmen - I'm Living In Canaan Now; Jimmy Fortune - She Thinks I Still Care; Lisa Meadows - All I have to Offer is Me; Nadine - The Church Lady

June 16th
Songs & guests in this episode include Ben Cooter Jones: Hey Good Lookin; Lisa Meadows - Love's Gonna Live Here; John Robert Rimel - Freefallin; Nikki and Jo Jo - Hey Ho; Cooter's Garage Band - Intermission; Nathan Stanley - Orange Blossom Special; Larry Stephenson Band - Yes, I see God; The Crestmen - Echoes From the Burning Bush; Jimmy Fortune - When One Door Closes

June 23rd
This episode's artists and songs include: Lisa Meadows - Suds in the
Bucket; Ben Cooter Jones - Ruby Ann; Jimmy Fortune - Too Much on my Heart; Georgette Jones - The Race is On; T. Graham Brown - Hell and High Water; Wilson Fairchild - Country On

June 30th
Ben Cooter Jones - A Sentimental Journey; Jimmy Fortune - My Only Love;
Jeannie Sealy & Lisa Meadows - Heaven's Just a Sin Away; Georgette Jones - Stand By Your Man; Lisa Meadows - Great is Thy Faithfulness; Larry Stephenson Band - Yes I see God

 Jazz
Jazz
 
Visit the Jazz website for more information and to watch episodes On Demand
 

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Jimi Hendrix: American Masters
 
Friday, June 24th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Visit American Masters website
 
This documentary unveils previously unseen performance footage - such as the 1968 Miami Pop Festival -and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi from those closest to him. The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village, and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27. A pioneering electric guitarist, Hendrix had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy. Directed by two-time Grammy-winner Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology; Festival Express).
 
 
 
 
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Woodsmith Shop
 
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. 
 
Visit the Woodsmith Shop website

May 28th
Join the Woodsmith editors as they focus on some must-know power tool
techniques for creating perfect project parts.

June 25th
The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips and tricks for
making the most of drawer interiors.

 
 
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This Old House
 
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. & Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.  
 
Visit the This Old House website 

May 21st and 24th
Erik finishes the staircase with a maple newel post. Kevin helps connect a
reproduction antique light fixture to a granite lamppost. Richard shows the
systems for getting water from the well. Scott Caron shows how the backup
generator is installed.

May 28th and 31st
As work winds down and winter winds up, Kevin and Roger assess the
exterior transformation. Erik builds a custom closet from off-the-shelf
piping. The guys walk through the house, noting the craftsmanship, systems and interior details.

June 7th
A new project begins in Belmont, Massachusetts, with a focus on salvage
and restoration. Homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer plan to revive their 1895 Victorian by building a front porch, refurbishing the original windows
and opening up the kitchen.

June 14th at 7:30 pm and June 18th at 1:00 pm
Roger saves the plants that are removed to make way for the porch. Tom
starts demo to open up the kitchen and determine how he'll support the
weight of the house. Norm learns about Victorian details. The window pulley systems are repaired.

June 18th at 1:30 pm and June 21st at 7:30 pm
Tommy replaces rotten lally columns in the basement. Norm removes the
marble sink and claw-foot tub from the guest bath to restore them. Richard
discovers a historic house with 19th-century air conditioning and plumbing.
Tom saves hardwood floors.

June 25th at 1:30 pm and June 28th at 7:30 pm
Tommy installs flitch beams in the kitchen. Kevin goes to West Virginia to
see how laminated veneer lumber is made. Richard finds a rear-mounted
toilet on the 3rd floor. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada works on a plan for the shade-covered backyard.

 
 
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Ask This Old House
 
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. 
 
Visit the Ask This Old House website

May 28th
Tom and Kevin head to Montana to build a home gym for a wounded Navy Seal. The sound of silence, see Scott bring the noise back to a faulty doorbell. Richard's got your number. Watch him explain how 22 and 45 play an important role under your sink.

June 18th
A driveway pothole is more than meets the eye for Roger. See what he found and how he patches it. Watch Tom and Kevin get a history lesson from the Shakers to build a nightstand and see Scott dust off an old railroad
lantern and give it new life.

June 25th
Watch Richard and Kevin investigate mechanical rooms on their trip to
Germany and explain why the country is a world leader in energy efficiency.
Follow Kevin's return to the states to help Ross install a residential wind
turbine in Texas.

 

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Motorweek
 
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. 
 
Visit the Motorweek website

MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, is in its third
decade of reviewing cars, trucks and utilities spanning the needs and
dreams of a broad spectrum of buyers. From pure-electric to pure
performance, MotorWeek looks at factors mattering most to consumers. But MotorWeek is more than just a show about new cars. It's also about keeping the car you own running, and keeping pace with the latest automotive lifestyle trends as America continues its love affair with cars.

 

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Woodwright's Shop
 
Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. 
 
Visit the Woodwright's Shop website

May 28th
Tom Calisto joins Roy to make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the
finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.

June 18th
Roy rives, shapes and bends the ash wood bows for a rocking cradle based on one spotted in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.

June 25th
Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers, and makes a
lathe-turned carrier bar to join it all together.

 
 
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Tracks Ahead
 
Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
 

May 29th
Visit a horticultural conservatory that has long embraced garden layouts
for the public to enjoy- we'll see how they plan, construct and run their
trains under the 'domes'; Also, a Christmas themed layout that's been 50
years in the making; A trip to a toy museum teeming with West Virginia
train flavor; Plus we stop at one of New England's few continuously run
steam lines for our Classic Trax feature. Spencer Christian hosts.

June 19th
On this episode, we check out a German themed LGB layout that shouts
'Gemutlichkeit'!; Plus, a visit to Colorado offers two unique stories- an
'O' gauge military themed layout and a look at the rare Galloping Gooseone
of the more interesting rides you'll ever take; And a Ohio rail club
shows off their love of trains with over 3000 feet of track. Spencer
Christian hosts.

June 26th
Join us for a luxury run on the Golden Eagle as it meanders its way
through the breathtaking Russian landscape in our Classic Trax feature;
Also an Indianapolis 'HO' gauge worth checking out; Plus an interactive
Cincinnati layout that brings New York's Coney Island to life; And a visit
to the Tweetsie Railroad and their historic coal powered narrow gauge line.
Spencer Christian hosts.

 

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Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour
 
June 18th at 7:00 p.m.
 
Visit the Real Rail Adventures website

In REAL RAIL ADVENTURES: SWISS GRAND TOUR, television host, lifelong traveler and train buff Jeff Wilson journeys through several cities and towns in Switzerland by train, including Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad and
Montreux, to take in the sights and learn about the local history and
traditions of each destination. He also shares up-to-date travel advice to
help viewers create authentic, memorable rail adventures of their own. The
one-hour travel documentary showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system, where majesty and machine meet. From world-class mainlines and stunning scenic routes to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog trains, REAL RAIL ADVENTURES celebrates the triumphs of Swiss engineering and ingenuity. Engineers overcame the country's numerous natural obstacles - soaring peaks, plunging valleys and craggy terrain - by building impressive (and improbable) trestles, bridges and tunnels.

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Antiques Roadshow
 
Mondays at 8 & 9 p.m. 
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
 
Visit the Antiques Roadshow website

May 16th at 9:00 p.m.
Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring; a copy of
the book The History of Magic with an inscription by Jim Morrison; four
Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings collected by the guest's
father around 1940 to 1960.

May 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Encore May 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Travel to Cleveland to see outstanding vintage finds like a "Big Bronco"
coin-operated horse made around 1952, a Bill Watterson archive, ca. 1975,
and a Tiffany & Co. pendant watch necklace. Can you guess the
$40,000-$60,000 treasure?

May 23rd at 9:00 p.m.
Highlights include a Louisiana political poster, found in a pile of
garbage; three paintings by New Orleans artists and Newcomb pottery
founders William and Ellsworth Woodward; a NASA photograph collection
brought in by a former NASA employee.

May 30th at 8:00 pm
Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table stored in a
barn for several decades; collection of Confederate Civil War letters found
in the wall of a Mississippi house; a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame.

June 18th
In Kanas City, Missouri, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin travel to the Toy and Miniature Museum to discuss dolls houses and miniature models. Highlights include a beauty book, ca. 1928, by entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; an 1861 E.G. Wright silver cornet that was played by the owner's greatgrandfather when he was part of the 15th Regiment of Indiana; and a 1920 Julian Onderdonk oil painting that was gifted to the owner's mother when she lived next door to the artist and is now appraised for $125,000.

June 20th at 8:00 p.m. Encore June 25th at 6:00 p.m.
Discover how values from a 2001 trip to Tucson hold up in today's market.
Highlights include a revisit of the touching fan-favorite Navajo Ute First
Phase blanket appraisal. What is the shocking updated value for this family
heirloom?

June 20th at 9:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's first visit to Phoenix was in 1997, when Arizona's biggest story was a UFO sighting dubbed the "Phoenix Lights. " Flash forward 15 years for these believe-it-or-not ROADSHOW moments: "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," the original 1897 letter to the New York Sun, was appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and gets a nice current value of $30,000 to $50,000; on the other hand, a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then worth $3,700, gets a lump of coal and a current value of $1,000 to $1,500. 

June 27th at 8:00 p.m.
Uncover how appraisals from 15 years ago have changed. Highlights include an Emile Galle faience cat circa 1890, a 1968 Robert F. Kennedy letter, and a Philadelphia candlestand, ca. 1765. Which find doubled in value?

June 27th at 9:00 p.m.
In 1997, "Captain Bill" Sheehan founded Hackensack Riverkeeper, an
advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the Hackensack River estuary, which includes Secaucus. See if the objects found at the Secaucus ROADSHOW floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years: A circa 1900 folk art ship model was bought at a yard sale in 1996, valued at $5,000 to $7,000, and now is sinking fast to $300 to $500; but a gaming table bought for $25 and appraised at $200, 000 to $300,000 now could score $400,000 to $600,000.


 
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Nature
 
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. 
 
Visit the Nature website
 

May 25th
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable
new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves
and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent --
within the last 90 years -- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time.
Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin
Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to
the streets of New York City.


GREAT POLAR BEAR FEAST 
June 22nd at 8:00 p.m.

Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to
climate change. At the heart is an extraordinary event - the annual
gathering of up to 80 polar bears on Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean each
September.

 
NOVA
 
NOVA
 
Wednesdays at 9 p.m.  

Visit the NOVA website

See the May Highlights page for NOVA episodes on
May 4th & 11th
 
June 1st
Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble's landmark anniversary, NOVA tells the remarkable story of the telescope that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our
place in it. From its inception through its early days, when a onemillimeter
engineering blunder turned the telescope into an object of ridicule, to the five heroic astronaut missions that returned Hubble to the cutting edge of science, NOVA hears from the scientists and engineers on the front line who tell the amazing Hubble story as never before. This single telescope has helped astronomers pinpoint the age of the universe, revealed the birthplace of stars and planets, advanced our understanding of dark energy and cosmic expansion, and uncovered black holes lurking at the heart of galaxies. For more than a generation, Hubble's stunning images have brought the beauty of the heavens to millions, revealing a cosmos
richer and more wondrous than we ever imagined. Join NOVA for the story of this magnificent machine and its astonishing discoveries.

June 22nd
Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean
depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000
lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic,
investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that
lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was
part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that
caught East Coast cities and shipping almost completely unprepared. With
state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes the wreck and unravels a
dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub's sinking.

June 29th
See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From
palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly
tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power
gave birth to North America.

 
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Science Goes to the Movies
 
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
 

May 25th
Co-hosts Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin are joined by Gerard Ilaria,
from Weill Cornell Medical Center's Headstrong Project, and Derek Coy, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as it relates to the Clint Eastwood-directed films, American Sniper and Gran
Torino.

June 1st
Co-hosts Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin are joined by Helen Fisher, a
Senior Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute and Chief Scientific Advisor
for Match.com, to discuss sex and its effect on perception in three
different movies: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fatal Attraction, and Last Tango in
Paris.

June 8th
Co-hosts Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by Christof Koch,
President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain
Science in Seattle, for a discussion of artificial intelligence and the
fluid nature of consciousness, as they apply to the 2015 film Ex Machina
and 1982's Blade Runner.

June 22nd
Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by City College physics
professor Vinod Menon to discuss how light is used and portrayed in Star
Wars, Star Trek, and Fantastic Four.

 
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Secrets of the Dead
 
Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m.
 
Secrets of the Dead website
 

May 17th
Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist's theory reveal where the queen's lost tomb is hidden?

Watch Episode On Demand

May 24th
Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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Nazi Mega Weapons: Hitler's Killer Subs
 
Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:00 p.m.
 
Visit the Nazi Mega Weapons website
 
In the first years of WWII, Germany crushes its enemies in a series of offensives coined "Blitzkrieg" or "Lightning War." Stuka bombers blast a path though enemy lines, then Panzer divisions cut through defenses. Together they're unstoppable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Healthy Body Healthy Mind
 
Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

May 23rd
Too little iron in the blood can lead to fatigue, lower the immune system,
and can cause the serious condition of anemia. But having too much iron,
called hemochromatosis - or - iron overload is also a problem, creating
poisonous conditions for the liver, heart and pancreas. It can also cause
cancer, heart arrhythmias and cirrhosis of the liver. Iron overload can be
caused by genetic factors, and such is the case with sickle cell disease,
affecting an estimated 70, 000 to 100,000 US citizens, the majority being
African Americans. Iron overload is also prevalent in the disease called
thalassemia - a group of genetic blood disorders. People with this disease
cannot make normal hemoglobin to produce healthy red blood cells. If
diagnosed and treated before organ damage has occurred iron overload
patients can often grow and develop normally, with relatively normal heart
and liver functions.

May 30th
When the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman's pelvic organs weaken, the pelvic organs can slip out of place and create a bulge in the vagina. This is known as pelvic organ prolapse. Women most commonly develop pelvic organ prolapse years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy or after menopause. This condition may cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and can pose a major detriment to a woman's quality of life. Although there are known risks associated with some of the surgical procedures to address Pelvic Organ Prolapse, it can often be effectively addressed by properly trained medical professionals who specialize in this important area of medicine.

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Stories of the Mind

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

June 6th
A writer, a musician and a video blogger find three surprising paths to
recovery, with powerful takeaways for all viewers.

June 13th
PTS, survivor's guilt and reintegrating into civilian life these stories
illustrate the challenges some vets face, and successful ways they overcome.

June 20th
Four stories from young adults show a range of mental health experiences.
This is a critical age, marked by major life transitions at a time when
many disorders tend to manifest.

June 27th
Five ways for every viewer to achieve optimum mental fitness, told through
the personal experiences of fascinating, diverse characters.

 

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Exploring Surgery and Uncommon Diseases
 
Sunday, June 19th at 3:00 p.m.
 
Treatments for knee cartilage repair, pulmonary arterial hypertension and cataracts are explored.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts
 
Sunday, June 26th at 3:00 p.m.
 
Visit the program website
 
GENERATION A: Portraits of Autism & the Arts" takes a close look at creative therapies and art programs which young people on the autism spectrum are utilizing to reach their highest potential. The film provides a platform for youths with autism to speak frankly about their challenges and their dreams; and to showcase their talents which include dancing, singing, painting and animated filmmaking. Interwoven are interviews with experts in the field, some of whom are also on the spectrum such as autism role models, Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Stephen Shore, who offer their frank and moving insight. Winner, The Raising Autism Awareness Award - Golden Door Intl. Film Festival.
 
 
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Path to Healing: Genomics and Disease Prevention
 
Sunday, May 26th at 5:30 p.m.
 
As scientists conduct research into the human genome, they're "cracking the codes" to some cancers and other diseases. Experts say we could be on the threshold of achieving breakthroughs that will fundamentally change how we treat major diseases. We'll meet patients who are receiving custom genomic therapies, often with dramatic results.
 
 
 
 
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Growing a Greener World
 
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
 
Visit Growing a Greener World's website   
 

May 28th
Polyface Farms is everything that industrialized farming is not. Here's an
in depth look at how they are able to grow produce and raise food (beef,
chickens, pigs, and turkeys) while stewarding the land at the same time.

June 18th
For gardeners, bird watching and attracting them to our gardens is a
natural. Beyond the beauty and excitement they bring, birds play an
important role in organic pest control, seed dispersal, and biodiversity.
Gardeners can play an important role in creating environments that offer
shelter, natural food and water sources, nesting sites, and a place to
raise their young. This episode covers the most important things you need
to know to have a healthy habitat that will attract and protect the widest
variety of birds to your backyard.

June 25th
We can all appreciate the beauty of colorful containers of plants and
flowers to dress up any space. As simple as potting up a few plants can be,
the best arrangements are achieved through techniques professional
designers use to create stunning combinations. From selecting the most
appropriate container, to choosing the right soil, to creating that magical
plant combination, we'll show you recipes for successful container
gardening no matter how small or large the space.

 
 
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Lidia's Kitchen
 
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
 
Visit the Lidia's Kitchen website

May 28th
Whether used in soups, roasted or stuffed, the Italians love their
vegetables. In this episode, she makes a platter full of roasted peppers
stuffed with tuna. She then creates a mellow dish of savory onions stuffed
with lamb and sweet raisins. The cauliflower and tomato soup is one that
warms the heart and any kitchen table.

June 4th
Italians will wrap anything in dough, whether it's savory or sweet, and
still have time for a classic. Lidia begins this meal with a savory
zucchini and rice crostata. She then turns to the sweets with a celebration
of zeppole, a fried delicious dough stuffed with creamy ricotta. Grandma
Erminia, who has the sweet tooth in the family, joins Lidia for this
segment. Lastly, there is still time for a classic and Lidia prepares an
easy steamed mussel dish with white wine, onions, bay leaves and
pepperoncino.

June 11th
There is a party in the air with an Italian flair. Lidia teaches the
viewer several dishes that will work for any party - including a selection
of varies cheese, cured meat and Giardiniera-style vegetables; an easy and
quick sweet and sour zucchini dish and lastly stuffed mushrooms made with a delicious mixture of scallions, red peppers and fresh parsley. Lastly there
is still time for a delicious salad of poached seafood featuring shrimp,
mussels and calamari.

June 18th
The oven is on in Lidia's kitchen, and she is using it for sweet and
savory dishes. To start, she makes a springtime crunchy, cheese roasted
asparagus dish. Next is a family favorite, baked eggplant with tomatoes,
created with cheese, herbs and topped with a baked egg. Then it's time for
sweets as she prepares an almond torte with chocolate chips served with a
mound of whipped cream 

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America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated
 
Saturdays at 11:00 am 
 
Visit America's Test Kitchen's website

May 28th
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget
Lancaster to learn how to make the best French-style pork chops with apples and calvados. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of brie. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the
Editor. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to
making the ultimate mushroom bisque.

June 4th
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate mu shu pork at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews rice cookers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best crispy orange beef.

June 11th
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia
Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth.

June 18th
Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Tony Maws at Craigie on Main to
learn all about burgers from a pro. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes
into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the
Best Grilled Burger at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges
Chris to a tasting of Swiss Cheese. And finally, test cook Dan Souza
uncovers the secrets to making Thick-Cut Sweet Potato Fries.

June 25th
Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best
Garlic-Lime Grilled Pork Tenderloin Steaks. Next, equipment expert Adam
Ried reviews her favorite grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays
reveals the secrets to perfect Quinoa Pilaf with Herbs and Lemons.

 
 
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Simply Ming
 
Saturdays, at 11:30 a.m.
 
Visit the Simply Ming website

May 28th
Pasta is a worldwide staple, adaptable to the cuisine of almost any
country! Chef Michael Schlow, owner of Tico in Boston and DC, makes the
quintessentially Roman spaghetti amatriciana, while Ming creates a savory
black bean pork chow mein. One ingredient, two dishes, this week on Simply
Ming!

June 18th
When Boston's "best pastry chef" is on Simply Ming, it's time for dessert!
Joanne Chang from Flour bakeries and Myers and Chang, joins Ming to make four scrumptious berry dishes. From a honey champagne sabayon parfait to a strawberry ginger kir royale, each dish is quick, easy, and absolutely exquisite.

June 25th
This week on Simply Ming, it's time for two new twists on surf & turf!
Ming upgrades a classic, making a flavorful shrimp, beef and broccoli
spooned over a tasty brown and white rice mix. Zagat favorite Ivan Orkin
joins him in the kitchen to put together a distinctive meal of Romanian
steak served on crispy shrimp toasts.

 
 
 Annabel
Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
 
Visit Annebel Langbein's website
 
June 25th
Annabel Langbein cooks a Middle Eastern-inspired al fresco lunch for the grape pickers at Mt. Maude vineyard in New Zealand's Central Otago. On the menu are home-made Turkish bread, a spicy steak salad and her famous orange lightning cake. 

Recipes from this episode: Turkish bread, Turkish bride soup, spicy beef with harvest vegetables. garlic dressing, nutty cumin dukkah, corn and pearl couscous salad, orange lightning cake and vin d'orange.

 

 lifestyle s
Victory Garden's EdibleFEAST
 
Saturdays, at 12:30 p.m. 

Visit the Victory Garden's EdibleFEAST website

May 28th
Head to the Big Easy to see all that New Orleans has to offer. But first,
visit Brian and Dawn Gotreaux - first-generation farmers who adopted 10
children from around the world and raise them on the family farm for the
life lessons they believe are fostered there. Next, visit farmer Ben
Burkett of B&B Farms/Indian Springs Cooperative - an African-American
farming cooperative in Mississippi. Then head to Paradigm Gardens, where
farmer Joel Hitchcock is making homemade insecticide with cayenne pepper and garlic, showing the essential tools every gardener should have, and teaching some basic watering tips. Finally, visit the home kitchen of James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link, who will make a dish of shrimp and citrus.

June 18th
Visit Minnesota and meet a Hmong family who came to the U.S. as refugees from Laos and now owns an organic farm. Take a look at a sustainable farm run by a young couple who epitomize do-it-yourself, then travel to Tiny Diner farm to meet a young gardener who demonstrates growing tomatoes and basil by trellising. Food and Wine Magazine best new chef winner Jamie Malone cooks two dishes inspired by Laotian food and duck eggs.

June 25th
Memphis, Tennessee, is this week's destination. Visit an organic garden in
a tough South Memphis neighborhood that has become a source of community unity. Learn about making the best possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into the cafeterias at St. Jude's Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash.

 
 
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Well Read
 
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

June 19th
A writer who has been hailed as "the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation," Ethan Canin, the New York Times best-selling author of America America and The Palace Thief, comes to Well Read to discuss his latest novel. A Doubter's Almanac tells the story of a family as it
explores the way ambition lives alongside destructiveness, obsession
alongside torment, love alongside grief.

 

 
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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
 
Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
 
Visit the Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting website

May 29th
Patrick Lose our guest discusses the variety of threads that are available
and how to select the right thread for your project. Mary and Patrick will
also address the use of tear-away stabilizers in your applique projects.
They will demonstrate how to create flawless inside and outside corners and points when using the satin stitch.

June 19th
Mary and Marianne demonstrate techniques for creating triangles, cutting
only squares. They will show how to make baby quilt tops in just one day of
piecing. Using the new Fons & Porter Triangle Square and Hourglass Template Set you will find a variety of block sizes available for easy reference printed on the templates.

June 26th
Quilters love quilts inspired by the past. This quilt was inspired by an
antique quilt. Mary Fons and Liz Porter demonstrate how to use a template
set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves.
They will also discuss making a border using your remaining fabrics to
enhance your quilt top.

 
 
 lifestyle s
Living in Virgnia: In The Mountain's Shadow
 
Thursday, June 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
 
LIV breaks through stereotypes to discover the vibrant and colorful Appalachian charm by visiting with residents of the mountainous regions of Virginia and West Virginia. They describe their need for self-sufficient traditions and practices due to communication and travel challenges. Scholars discuss the history of the region, as well as social and cultural aspects of Appalachia
 
Watch On Demand
 
 
 
 lifestyle s
Ballyfin: Portrait of a Irish Country House
 
Saturday June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

In the tradition of great house documentaries, Ballyfin: A Portrait of An
Irish Country House is a new special featuring an eye-popping Irish estate
with nearly 200 years of fascinating history. In 1823, twenty years before
the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland and twenty years after the Act of
Union that transformed the fractious relationship between Ireland and Great
Britain, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat built a magnificent mansion. For 100
years, it was a family home until WWI and Ireland's own Civil War ended
their way of life, as we all saw unfold on Downton Abbey. For the next 80
years, it housed a Catholic school, until the upkeep became overwhelming.
Fred Krehbiel, a businessman and art collector from Chicago with strong
Irish ties stepped in in 2002 and has undertaken an ambitious and
painstaking restoration of Ballyfin. The house has been restored to it's
original, resplendent condition, creating the impression that the family
has only recently taken leave. It is now regarded as one of the best hotels
in the world.

Back to Top
 
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IndependentLens
Independent Lens
 
Mondays at 10:00 p.m.
 
Visit the Independent Lens website
 
 
May 16th
Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest
neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise
questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.
 
Watch Episode On Demand
 

June 20th
Go inside the contentious issue of abortion rights through the story of
health care providers and others in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama who are fighting against controversial new TRAP laws that are closing clinics.

 

 Frontline 
Frontline
 
Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m
 
Visit Frontline's website

May 17th
Get the inside story of the creation of ISIS and learn how the U.S. missed
the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group's earliest plans,
the Islamic radicals who became its leaders and the American failures to
stop ISIS' brutal rise.

Watch Episode On Demand

May 24th
Disasters are big business. Follow an investigation with NPR into who
profits when disaster strikes. The film focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the
thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help and the
companies that made millions.

May 31th
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.

June 21st
FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

June 28th
Step inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces
ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of
police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the
community 

 newspublic s
Potus 2016
 
Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
 
Anchored by public radio's Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer, POTUS 2016 is already airing in the New York region where it is helping to satisfy the large appetite that public television viewers have for serious election related coverage. While The Newshour and Washington Week do excellent segments on the campaigns, we have found viewers seek more, and something different from the commercial network offerings which they find shallow, sensationalist and unsatisfying to their sensibilities. POTUS 2016 is unique for being a regularly scheduled program solely devoted to the campaign season: The program has a rotating group of regulars who know Brian Lehrer well from previous radio and TV appearances. Among those to be invited for 2016 appearances: Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief Forbes magazine; Gail Collins, New York Times Columnist; Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior editor for the Atlantic; Law Professor Zephyr Teachout, campaign finance expert and former gubernatorial candidate, Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center. We will also invite thinkers outside the political arena such as author Malcolm Gladwell.

 

 smartparent-s
 
iQ: smartparent
 
Sundays at 5:30 p.m. 
 
Visit IQ:smartparent's website

May 15th
In 2009, President Obama called for Americans to be makers of things, not
just consumers of things-and since then, the U.S. has truly become a nation
of "Makers." This episode explores the culture of Makers and the
relationship between media and Makers.

May 22nd
This episode of iQ: smartparent helps parents prevent stereotypes in the
media from undermining their daughters. We'll tell you where to find
positive media that promotes self-esteem, celebrates diversity, and
empowers girls to create their own uplifting media messages. Explore the
differences media makes - both good and bad and find out how parents and
the girls they love can leverage media instead of just consuming it.

May 29th
Just as the Maker Movement is transforming the culture in the U.S., it's
having a major impact in schools. Ioin the iQ:smartparent team for this
episode where the Maker Movement's impact in the classroom is examined 

 
 newspublic s
Treblinka's Last Witness
 
May 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
 
Samuel Willenberg, now 92 years old, is the last living survivor of the
Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where an estimated 900,000 Jews were murdered in a 13-month period at the height of World War II. Still haunted 70 years later by the horrors he witnessed as a young forced laborer, Samuel has immortalized his harrowing experiences in a series of bronze sculptures of the tragic victims who dwell indelibly in his memory like ghosts. In TREBLINKA'S LAST WITNESS, the sculptures, together with archival footage and photographs from the period, illustrate Samuel's riveting narrative, telling a singularly powerful and personal story of the annihilation of Polish Jewry in the death camps built by the Germans to carry out Hitler's infamous "Final Solution." As a prisoner at Treblinka,
he witnessed the death of his two beloved sisters, Itta and Tamara in the
gas chambers, among countless others. In his sculptures, the most poignant of these individual tragedies are brought back to life. TREBLINKA'S LAST WITNESS focuses on one man's personal odyssey to reflect the enormity of the genocide inflicted upon Poland's 3.5 million Jews, at the time the world's largest Jewish community, and seven times greater than the Jewish population of pre-war Germany. Samuel Willenberg's story is one of survival against staggering odds and though heart-rending and horrifying, it is ultimately one of triumph.

 

 POV
POV
 
Visit the P.O.V. website

May 23rd at 10:00 p.m.
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law, shortening the
sentences of thousands of "lifers." See this unprecedented reform through
the eyes of freed prisoners, disrupted families and attorneys and judges
wrestling with an untested law.

June 27th at 10:00 p.m.
Watch this Oscar nominated film, winner of more than 50 awards, in which
an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the 1965
Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyes and demands they accept responsibility. 

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Virginia Currents
 
Thursday, June 23rd at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia Currents goes high and low to reveal the rich history of UVA's iconic landmark, the Rotunda, during its major renovation. Also,find out how a Richmond company uses modern technology to carve the ornamental details on the capitals being installed in the Rotunda.
 
Thursday, June 30th at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia Currents steps back in time at the Barrier Islands Center. Learn about the vibrant history of the generations that once graced the Barrier Islands before a series of major hurricanes in the 1930's forced residents to the mainland.
 
 
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Cohesion, Diversity & The Common Good
 
Sunday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m.
 
Explore complex social and political issues tied to diversity in the U.S. and United Kingdom in this engaging discussion among thought leaders and academics: Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Edwin Dorn of The University of Texas at Austin; Alex Hannaford, U.K. Journalist from Columbia University; Alison Phipps, professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow; and Roberto Suro, professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Panelists join moderator Evan Smith, CEO of the Texas Tribune, in this wide-ranging discussion that touches on the Paris terrorist attacks, xenophobia, immigration, racism, the 2016 U.S. election, and more. This is a special program marking the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the 10th anniversary of its British counterpart, The Arts and Humanities Council.
 
 
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Egypt Beyond The Pyramids
 
Sunday, June 19th & 26th at 4:00 p.m.
 
If you read the tourist brochures, Egypt is all about pharaohs and pyramids. If you watch the evening news, it's full of conflict and extremism. Neither could be further from the truth. Knowing that conflict was brewing once again in Egypt, Karin Muller took a huge risk. She set out to film a documentary on Egyptian life - in the middle of a revolution. For three months, Karin traveled alone from the upper Nile to the Red Sea, sharing the day-to-day lives of ordinary Egyptians. Through the eyes of fishermen and bakers, street dancers and Cairo's kamikaze taxi drivers, Karin discovered a side of Egypt that few foreigners get to see. Along the way she was invited to join in Muslim festivals, weekly animal markets, and into the tents during the second fateful revolution that brought all Egyptians together and then tore them apart. Muller survived the military coup, only to be attacked by a mob in a remote village in the Nile delta. Seriously injured, she flew back to the States for emergency surgery. Egypt Beyond the Pyramids reveals the many faces of this complicated land, where a fundamentally kind and generous people struggle to emerge from six decades of brutal dictatorship, fear, and propaganda.

 

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Communities As Classrooms
 
Sunday, June 19th at 5:30 p.m.
 
Communities as Classrooms, follows producer Bob Gliner (Schools That Change Communities, Lessons From the Real World, Barefoot College) as he introduces a profound education initiative at four schools in El Salvador in the Fall of 2015. While schools in El Salvador largely resemble those in the United States, with test driven classes, fragmented curriculum and traditional lecture style teaching techniques, largely divorced from real world problems, Bob has K-12 students build an interdisciplinary curriculum around solving problems in their surrounding communities - motivated by the students themselves deciding what those problems are. Communities as Classrooms traces the process week to week over a two month period as students evolve from disinterested bystanders in their classroom experiences, to active members of a newly thriving democracy. From passive recipients of education mandates, the newly invigorated curriculum leads not only to a vibrant student driven educational experience, and the solving of real world problems, but transforms the way teachers, administrators, parents, and other community members look at the role students play in the larger society. As El Salvador makes efforts to build on this education success story, by potentially training all of its teachers to do community based education, Americans might want to consider this option as well as we look for more effective and creative ways to educate students and revitalize our democracy.
 
 
 
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Slow Way Home
 
Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.
 
The way children travel to school structures daily life for families around the world-but the means differs dramatically. In Japan 98 percent of children walk to school every day, unaccompanied by a parent. In the United States just 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, and most are driven to school by a parent. The Slow Way Home explores this divergence, examining how American families have largely given up on keeping our streets and public spaces safe enough for children, while Japanese communities have mobilized to keep their streets safe and walkable, not only for children but for everyone in society. Seen through both a historical and contemporary framing, The Slow Way Home is an uplifting examination of differences in culture that provides both insight into a distressing trend in American society and simultaneously offers hope for change.
 
 
 
 
 
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Masterpiece Mystery!
 
Grantchester Season 2
Sundays at 9:00 p.m.
 

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Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece
 
4th and Final Season
Sundays at 10:00 p.m.
 

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 CallMidwife
Call The Midwife (Season 5)
 
Sunday's at 8:00 p.m.
 

 

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Vicious Special
 
Sunday, June 19th at 8:00 p.m.
 
Chart a year in the life of Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday. Violet (Frances de la Tour) moves on from her divorce and Ash (Iwan Rheon) arrives with news.
 
 
 
 
 
 DocMartin-s
Doc Martin
 
Saturdays at 7:00 & 10:00 p.m. in May 
 
***Please note that Doc Martin will be on hiatus during the month of June. 
Series 7 will air Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning July 2nd***
 

May 21st at 10:00 p.m.
It's time for the Portwenn Players Dance, an auspicious event in the
village's social calendar, and Bert the plumber is in charge of selling
tickets. Louisa buys two tickets and invites Martin. But Martin doesn't
dance, and most certainly not at social occasions. At the office, Martin
meets with a patient, Mark the constable, who confesses an embarrassing
dilemma - he fears his lack of success with the ladies has something to do
with size, and wants to hear the doctor's opinion of what is "normal."
Later, Martin makes a house call to the park ranger, Stewart James. The two seem to have a lot in common until Stewart introduces Martin to his
"friend" Anthony, who just happens to be a six-foot, red ... squirrel!

May 28th at 7:00 p.m.
An old flame of Martin's Aunt Joan sails back into her life and whisks her
off her feet. But her suitor, John Slater, is seriously ill with a life
threatening heart condition, as Doc Martin discovers when he insists on
running tests on him. Slater wants to rekindle the love affair with Joan
and sail off into the sunset with her. But Martin is anxious for Joan that
she will have to nurse a very sick man. Schoolgirl Melanie Gibson, one of
Port Isaac's bevy of teenage beauties, develops a crush on the doctor. He's
her hero after he puts her dislocated shoulder back, and stops the
agonizing pain she has been suffering. There's romance in the air between
Al and Elaine. He's always had a soft spot for her. Thinking that she has
split with her boyfriend, Al tries to woo her, by downloading a special
selection of music onto an expensive Ipod for her.

May 28th at 10:00 p.m.
The tourist season has arrived in Portwenn. Disgruntled by the invasion of
holidaymakers, Martin grimaces as he makes his way through the crowds. Then he notices an attractive woman, and stops to stare ... at her chest! She can't believe it when he says he'd like to examine her chest. Martin was
actually trying to warn the woman about the dangers of sunbathing for fear
of skin cancer, but his usual abrupt and quirky manner has caused offense.
Gossip about the blood phobia which forced Martin to terminate his
brilliant career as a surgeon seems to have spread round the village like
wild fire. Two patients in the surgery can't resist mentioning the 'b' word
to Martin. Then he gets an urgent call from the pub. Bert has had a
terrible accident while working there, and he's bleeding profusely. The
sight of blood pouring from Bert's wound begins to trigger the all too
familiar panic attacks for Martin. But on closer examination he realizes
the blood is actually tomato ketchup!

 
 
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Keeping Up Appearances
 
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
 

May 28th
Hyacinth plans to hold one of her celebrated candlelight suppers in order
to impress Emmet, head of the local amateur operatic society, with her
vocal talents. 

June 4th
Hyacinth has decided that she and husband Richard should have a weekend at a golfing hotel in order that she be able to keep up with the Major and his wife.

June 11th
Hyacinth is fearful that the tumultuous lives of her family members will
cast a pall on the carefully polished image she tries so hard to maintain.

June 18th
Onslow's birthday celebrations may only come around once a year, but that
is far too often as far as Hyacinth is concerned.

June 25th
Hyacinth is still eager to impress Emmet with her prowess as a singer,
especially now that he is divorced and has moved in next door with his
sister Liz.

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As Time Goes By
 
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. 

May 28th
Judy, Jean's daughter, is besotted with Lionel while Alistair is smitten
with Jean. Lionel and Jean are flattered by the attention but feel it must
stop. They plan a picnic with Judy and Alistair in hopes that the two
of them will hit it off together.

June 4th
Lionel is more scared of being "shot" for his book cover than he was of
being shot during the Korean War. While Jean at first declines to
accompany his to the studio, she later decides to join him and is amused at
the photographer's tricks.

June 11th
Judy leaves home so that her mother and Lionel can have the house to
themselves for the weekend. This leaves Jean with misgivings since
everything is so set up. Lionel sees his book cover photograph and
pronounces it "...vaguely pornographic."

June 18th
Lionel and Jean take a trip to Hampshire to meet his father. The 85 year
old Mr. Hardcastle defies stereotype. He is an outgoing eccentric with a
house crammed full of items which reflect his interest - from juke boxes to
motor bikes.

June 25th
Lionel and Jean work on getting him a suitable outfit for his impending
book launch. Meanwhile, Lionel cannot figure why a talented publisher like
Alistair is working so hard to promote his book, one which even Lionel
admits is "...rather a dull read."

 
 
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Are You Being Served
 
Saturdays at 9:00 p.m.
 
May 28th
Captain Peacock's marital problems already seem acute when he becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair with Mr. Rumbold.
 

June 4th
Old Mr. Grace has a brainwave; grace brothers should have a new in-house magazine. But was it a wise decision to appoint Mr. Humphries as its editor?

June 11th
Trade in the ladies' and gents' outfitting department is so depressingly
low that the staff are asked to accept a 10% salary cut. This leads to a
wormwood scrubs-style roof top protest.

June 18th
Mr. Grace catches a glimpse of an old photograph of mr. Humphries' mother, taken when she was a chorus girl. Mr. Grace is convinced that he is closely if illegitimately, related to mr. Humphries.

June 25th
Grace brothers decide to enter the video age and display advertisements on
closed-circuit television at the store-and there's anew face in menswear.

  
 
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Last of the Summer Wine
 
Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.
 
May 28th
A visit to the barbers-but Compo's key is missing. It may be in the library-but where is the librarian?
 
June 4th
Blamire decides it's time Compo went to church.

June 11th
A day out at a stately home with Compo's nephew and family.

June 18th
If Nora won't have Compo, what are his chances with a thrice-widowed woman from Bradford?

June 25th
The trio buy a car, but Clegg has to drive.

 
 
 
 

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Janis Joplin: American Masters
 
Tuesday, May 3rd at 8:00 p.m.

 

Observe Janis Joplin's life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. Director Amy Berg presents a portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Chan Marshall narrates.

 

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Nova: Operation Lighthouse Rescue
 
Wednesday, May 4th at 9:00 p.m.

 

The Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha's Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the ocean's relentless erosion of the island's cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue this national treasure.

 

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Jackie Robinson: Encore
 
Sundays, May 8th & 15th at 2:00 p.m.
 

 

Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball,performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve.

 

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Wallander Final Season
 
Sundays, May 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

May 8th

The case of a missing Swede in South Africa leads Wallander down a dangerous path. Worst of all, he's having blackouts.

 

May 15th

A knife-slashed corpse takes Wallander on a chase for the victim's missing daughter. Increasingly forgetful, he breaks a cardinal rule of policing.

 

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May 22nd

With his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal instincts to crack a decades-old submarine mystery. But is it finally curtains for Kurt?

 

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Independent Lens - Armor of Light
 
Tuesday, May 10th at 8:00 p.m.
 

Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.

 

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Genealogy Roadshow: Season 3
 
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning May 17th
 

This series takes an historical look into a community by exploring the genealogy of its citizens. In each episode experts will guide six local participants through their family's genealogy.

 

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May 17th

Trace a woman's connection to a Native-American code talker; a man's deep New Mexican roots; an ancestor whose life resembles a Wild West tale; queries about a tie to the explosive Trinity Test; and a man's link to a famous comic book heroine.
 
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May 24th
Follow genealogists as they trace stories about Pocahontas, a Cuban grandfather's secret past, the impact of WWII on a Filipino family, changes wrought by the Tuskegee experiment and a possibly villainous ancestor. 
 
May 31st
Investigate a re-enactor's Texas roots; learn about Andersonville prison; find out if a black man's ancestors fought for the Confederacy; and uncover one woman's link to a prominent Texas figure and another's connection to the Cherokee Freedman.
 
June 7th
Join genealogists Joshua Taylor, Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco, who revisit their favorite stories from previous seasons, and three memorable guests who return to share what has happened since their appearances.
 
June 14th
Join genealogists at iconic Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to the Salem Witch Trials, orphan trains, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the small pox epidemic, and research a link to the founders of Boston.
 
June 21st
Join genealogists at the Providence Public Library to research stories about Holocaust survivors; a guest's African-American relative who served in WWI; a man's Amish ties; a woman's roots in the whaling industry; and a Rhode Island macaroni company.
 
June 28th
Examine a family's connection to the legendary Hollywood pharmacy, Schwabb's; a link to one of the first African-American college graduates; a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; and more.
 
 
 
 
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Genius By Stephen Hawking
 
May 18th, May 25th, and June 1st from 9:00-11:00 p.m.
 

 

Join Professor Stephen Hawking as he reveals our true potential in a series that challenges a selection of volunteers and viewers to think like the greatest geniuses of the past and answer some of humanity's toughest and most enduring questions.

 

Episode 1: May 18th at 9:00 p.m.

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to determine if time travel is possible. The fascinating journey of discovery features DeLoreans, atomic clocks, a giant black hole and a large swath of New York City.

 

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Episode 2: May 18th at 10:00 p.m.

Join Professor Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe. See why the team has their minds blown in a way they were never expecting.

 

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Episode 3: May 25th at 9:00 p.m.

Join Stephen Hawking as he sets three ordinary people a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all? Hawking takes them down a rabbit hole of profound realizations, helping them think like philosophers as much as scientists.

 

Episode 4: May 25th at 10:00 p.m.

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out where the universe came from. Hawking leads the trio on an extraordinary journey of discovery featuring racing cars, ice-skaters,balloons and running tracks.

 

Episode 5: June 1st at 9:00 p.m.

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out what we really are. Self-assembling machines, light-up bacteria and the world's first physical demonstration of evolution in action conspire to revolutionize their view of life. 

 

Episode 6: June 1st at 10:00 p.m.

Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe - and find our true place in the cosmos?

 

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Living in Virginia: Appalachian Trail - Along the Beaten Path
 
Thursday, May 26th at 8:00 p.m.
 
The creation of the Appalachian Trail is largely due to Benton MacKaye, a dreamer and an environmental visionary, and Myron Avery, a ruthless pragmatist. Producer Morgan Hook examines the history of the country's oldest hiking path and reveals the sometimes stormy relationship between MacKaye and Avery. Hook interviews Darwin Lambert, an author and historian who was Shenandoah National Park's first employee, as he discusses the accomplishments of MacKaye and Avery and profiles the two men. Hook also talks with Earl Shaffer, the trail's first thru-hiker, shortly before Shaffer's death in April 2002.
 
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The Highwaymen: American Masters
 
Friday, May 27th at 9:00 p.m.
 

Discover the story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, told through vintage performances and new interviews about life on the road and in the studio.

 
 
 
 
 
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There and Back
 
Sunday, May 1st at 4:00 p.m.
 

In July 2015, retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and ex-POW, Charlie Plumb returned to Vietnam with artist and writer John Mollison. Plumb spent nearly six years in the North Vietnamese prison system. "There. And Back" chronicles Charlie's return to former enemies and places.

 

 

 

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Sands of War
 
Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 p.m.
 
 

Using both current and rare archival footage, Sands of War recounts the forgotten story of the Desert Training Center, established in the Mojave Desert by General George Patton to prepare one million soldiers to fight in World War II.

 

 

 

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Independent Lens: Peace Officer
 
Monday, May 9th at 9:00 p.m.
 

Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight the increasingly militarized state of American police. He established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff.

 

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Nova: Bombing Hitler's Supergun
 
Wednesday, May 11th at 9:00 p.m.
 

Growing desperate in 1943, Hitler hatches a diabolical weapon: a bank of "superguns" housed in a massive underground complex in Nazi-occupied northern France. Together the guns would be able to pump 600 high explosive shells 100 miles into downtown London every hour. This weapon could spell doom for the allies. But how can such a massive gun possibly work? Join NOVA as engineers, archaeologists, and WWII historians investigate this fearsome weapon. And discover the two audacious missions designed to destroy the seemingly impregnable supergun complex, one of which is led by none other than Joseph Kennedy, Jr.

 

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Nazi Mega Weapons: Blitzkrieg
 
Wednesay, May 11th at 10:00 p.m.
 

In the first years of WWII, Germany crushes its enemies in a series of offensives coined "Blitzkrieg" or "Lightning War." Stuka bombers blast a path though enemy lines, then Panzer divisions cut through defenses. Together they're unstoppable.

 

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Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
 
Sunday, May 15th at 4:30 p.m.
 
 

The 2013 documentary Portraits For The Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black first introduced viewers to Elizabeth Black, a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II. Her story lives on in the follow-up documentary FINDING ELIZABETH'S SOLDIERS. This half-hour sequel explores efforts to find homes for dozens of soldiers' sketches found among Elizabeth's memorabilia. Through detailed searches, detective work and the kindness of volunteer genealogists and other researchers, WQED in Pittsburgh is working to find the soldiers and/or their survivors. From Philadelphia to San Francisco and points in between, the film features encounters with both amazed and appreciative families.

 

 

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Escape from Firebase Kate
 
Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
 
 

Escape From Firebase Kate is the compelling story of 26 US soldiers who were forced to abandon Firebase Kate and escape through a jungle full of thousands of NVA soldiers during the Vietnam War in 1969. It is also the subject of a book written by Captain William Albracht (retired) and Marvin J. Wolfe titled "Abandoned In Hell".

 

 

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Nancy Hart Militia: Women of Uncommon Courage
 
Sunday, May 22nd at 4:30 p.m.
 
 

In the final days of this country's most devastating war, 40 women of The Nancy Hart Militia form a firing line as their town is invaded by 2-thousand Union soldiers, successfully saving their homes and defending their families.

 

 

 

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Music Gone Public: Nell Robinson
 
Friday, May 27th at 10:00 p.m.
 

This sweetheart of Americana radio brings two National Medal of Arts winners, a Grammy winner, and an all-star bluegrass/folk/country band in a thematic song cycle about military stories of service to tug at your heart and make you think about war.

 

 

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American War Stories: Vietnam
 
Sunday, May 29th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

Escalation: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Escalation focuses on the growing U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia from the mid-50's and early 60's, a time when America sent 'military assistance and advice' to a beleaguered South Vietnam increasingly under attack by the Communist North. American involvement escalated dramatically after the first combat Marines arrived in 1965 and the bombing campaign known as Rolling Thunder began. Through first-hand accounts of the men and women who were there, the documentary explores how they flew the planes, cruised up the Mekong Delta, and slogged through the jungles and rice paddies to try to locate an elusive enemy. Veterans of the rear echelon describe how they supplied the mountains of materiel necessary to support the growing forces. Escalation also explores the new tactics our military used in this war to fight an almost unseen enemy, including the same guerilla tactics they employed, and embracing the groundbreaking technology of helicopter warfare.

 

Turning Point: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Turning Point recounts the growth of American forces to over 500,000 troops by 1968, and how some Americans estimated the Communist enemy's days were numbered and the war would be over in months. Yet the shock of North Vietnam's massive Tet Offensive surprised and dismayed a public that was tiring of the weekly scene of flag draped caskets arriving at Dover, Delaware. Stories from Marines trapped in the deadly siege of Khe Sanh and of the terror of "walking point", when a soldier leads his squad into the jungle, highlight the danger and intensity of this phase of the war. Turning Point also explores the illogical set of rules of when, who, and how our troops could attack the enemy, a system that perplexed our men and women to no end.But the war also had its lighter moments when soldiers had a chance to kick back and relax. In this hour, veterans reminisce about going on R&R's - Rest and Relaxation breaks - in Hawaii, and how difficult it was to return. Soldiers also talk about nonsense games they created to beat the boredom. There were even rare moments of romance, and one soldier tells the story of how he fell hard for a South Vietnamese girl with whom he just celebrated their 42nd year of marriage! 

 

Drawdown: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Drawdown looks at the "Vietnamization" of the war--the eventual decision by the United States to turn the war over to South Vietnam--allowing the gradual return of American troops home. This hour focuses on the real costs of war, including the broken bodies and spirits that are the inevitable result of conflict. Veterans recount what it was like coming home to a divided nation, when protestors blamed the warrior for the war. Two prisoners of war share how they successfully survived years at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison camp. Drawdown also highlights the wonderful rescue of thousands of babies from Saigon orphanages, dubbed "Operation Babylift", as South Vietnam began to fall to the Communists. The hour ends with some powerful reflections by Vietnam veterans who describe how profoundly the war affected their lives and discuss how not all the effects were bad. 

 

 

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National Memorial Day Concert
 
Sunday, May 29th at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
 
 

Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.

 

 

 

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War Journal: The Incredible WWII Escape of Major Damon Rocky Gause
 
Sunday, May 29th at 11:00 p.m.
 

WAR JOURNAL: THE INCREDIBLE WORLD WAR II ESCAPE OF MAJOR DAMON "ROCKY" GAUSE tells the true story of one of the most impossible escapes in World War II. American airman Damon "Rocky" Gause escaped a prison camp on the Bataan Peninsula in 1942, swam to nearby Corregidor Island, and then sailed with U.S. serviceman William Lloyd Osborne in a leaky 20-foot fishing boat from the Philippines to Australia. Fifty-two days and 3,200 miles later, the two Americans reached freedom. Despite facing typhoons, constant threats from Japanese ships, submarines and airplanes, a lack of water and food, and even a visit to the world's largest leper colony, both Gause and Osborne survived to recount their harrowing ordeal. Filmed in Bataan, Corregidor, and in Manila, the 90-minute documentary is narrated by three-time Emmy Award-winning daytime soap opera star Chandler Massey.Actor Kyle Chandler (NBC's Friday Night Lights and the films Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Carol) provides the voice of Rocky Gause, with Tom Kane voicing William Lloyd Osborne.

 

 

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Ted Talks: War & Peace
 
Monday, May 30th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 

Join those who have experienced war-fighters, journalists, psychologists and more to learn how it affects everyone. Hear extraordinary, passionate talks and performances from Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwright, Sebastian Junger and many more vital voices.

 

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POV: Of War & Men
 
Monday, May 30th at 10:00 p.m.
 

At a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center in California, follow Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts, their loved ones and themselves.

 

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Veterans: The Telling Project
 
Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00 p.m.
 

Once a community institution, the U.S. military now has less than 1% of Americans serving in uniform. To help close the distance between civilian society and those who volunteer for duty, a group of six Tampa Bay veterans and one military spouse have embarked on a journey to share their stories. As part of the national Telling Project initiative to connect veterans and the public through the power of theater, this team of local vets created dramatic performances from their personal experiences and performed them live at local theaters. By crafting, rehearsing and performing their own narratives in their own words, the veterans produced an artistic and therapeutic work, expressing on stage what is often challenging to address in everyday life. WEDU PBS filmed the compelling journey from storytelling to stage for Veterans - The Telling Project, a 60-minute documentary. The film goes behind the scenes of the theatrical process, following the diverse cast of service members for five months as they learn their dramatic cues, cultivate friendships and reconnect with emotional memories. Drawing on powerful experiences during boot camp, duty stations and combat deployment, the veterans explain how their roles in the military unfolded, as well as their difficult transitions back into society. They offer unflinching accounts of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, military sexual assault, amputation and struggles with suicide, as well as the humor, sense of belonging and honor they found in service.

 

 

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University of Virginia Health Center

University of Virginia Health Center - Neurology

JMU Forbes Center

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Shenandoah Spring Water

One Block West

2010 South African Safaris

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association

Reading Rainbow Skybrary

 

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Thursday, May 26th
 
9:00 p.m.  Living in Virginia: Appalachian Trail - Along the Beaten Path
 
The creation of the Appalachian Trail is largely due to Benton MacKaye, a dreamer and an environmental visionary, and Myron Avery, a ruthless pragmatist. Producer Morgan Hook examines the history of the country's oldest hiking path and reveals the sometimes stormy relationship between MacKaye and Avery. Hook interviews Darwin Lambert, an author and historian who was Shenandoah National Park's first employee, as he discusses the accomplishments of MacKaye and Avery and profiles the two men. Hook also talks with Earl Shaffer, the trail's first thru-hiker, shortly before Shaffer's death in April 2002.
 
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Virginia Farm Bureau

University of Virginia Health Center

University of Virginia Health Center - Neurology

JMU Forbes Center

BRCC

Eddie Edwards Signs

Shenandoah Spring Water

One Block West

Rocky's Gold and Silver

New Star Wellness Center

2010 South African Safaris

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association

Reading Rainbow Skybrary

 

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 WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: June 2016

   
       
       
               Music & Entertainment Programming                                            
               Nature & Science Programming
            Lifestyle Programming
            Drama Programming
            History Programming
               
 
   
 
  
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Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches 
 
Friday, June 3rd at 9:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 7th at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 8:30 p.m.
 

 

Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.

 

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Josh Groban: Stages Live
 
Friday, June 3rd at 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14th at 1:30 p.m.
 
Join the world-renowned performer to explore classic songs from the Broadway songbook. Fans of all ages will want to sing along to famous tunes including "All I Ask of You," "Bring Him Home," "Anthem," "Pure Imagination," "Try to Remember" and more.
 
 

 

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The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum
 
Saturday, June 4th at 4:30 p.m.
 
Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -"the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like "Big River," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Always on My Mind."
 
 
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Best of 50's Pop
 
Saturday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10th at 3:30 p.m.
 
The Best Of 50s Pop presents the top pop hits of the Fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners tuned to their AM radios. It was a simpler, romantic time with classic tunes and immortal voices that bring back those happy memories with songs and artists such as Patti Page, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Frankie Lane, Mel Carter and more.
 
 
 
 
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Alabama: Hymns and Gospel Favorites
 
Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.
 
One of the most acclaimed country bands of all time, Alabama celebrate their love for gospel music in this collection of songs of faith including "Church in the Wildwood," "I'll Fly Away," "The Old Rugged Cross" and the new "Angels Among Us." Although they typically perform in large arenas, Randy, Teddy and Jeff gather family and friends for an intimate concert at home for Hymns & Gospel Favorites.
 
 
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back
 
Sunday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m.
 
Celebrate the groundbreaking band's musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.
 
 
 
 
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Country Pop Legends
 
Sunday, June 5th at 8:00 p.m.
 
The greats of country pop unite to perform their biggest and most-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. Performances from Glenn Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with classic full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults.
 
 
 
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John Denver: Country Boy
 
Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 p.m.
 
Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.
 
 
 
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Motown 25
 
Monday, June 6th at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13th at 3:30 p.m.
 
Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes,The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more! Not seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years, this incredible MY MUSIC special presentation finally comes to public television for one amazing night!
 
 
 
 
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Rhythm & Blues 40: Soul Spectacular
 
Monday, June 6th at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11th at 4:30 p.m.
 

Recorded at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh on November 26 and 27, 2001, Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular  features legendary artists of the 1960s and '70s, on-stage for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Jerry Butler reunited with The Impressions for the first time since 1958, and The Miracles were rejoined by Billy Griffin in this PBS special. In addition, The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge, Eddie Holman, Little Anthony & The Original Imperials, The Chi-Lites and many more performers sang their most memorable hits.

In salute to several more of the greatest artists of the time, Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular also broadcasts rarely seen footage of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, James Brown, and others.

The program is co-hosted by Dionne Warwick, Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, each of whom also performs, and Richard "Shaft" Roundtree. This program also marks the first-ever televised gathering of Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Volt, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International talents. 
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Big Band Years
 
Tuesday, June 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m.
 
My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.
 
 
 
 
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Carpenters: Close to You
 
Thursday, June 9th at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m.
 
MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, featuring their their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be)Close to You," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," "Superstar," "Yesterday Once More," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles and 9 gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. They won Grammy Awards as Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Vocal group in 1970 and for Album of the Year in 1971. That same year, Karen and Richard hosted the NBC-TV summer series, "Make Your Own Kind of Music" and later starred in a series of specials on ABC-TV into the 1980s. Their soundtrack recording of "Bless the Beasts and Children" was nominated for an Academy Award, and they performed it at the Oscar telecast in 1972. From 1970 to 1981, the Carpenters consistently were represented on the Billboard charts with 17 of their singles in the Pop Top 20, including three #1 songs and six songs at #2 in addition to 17 songs hitting #1 on the Easy Listening chart. The Carpenters became the top American recording act of the 1970s and have sold over 100 million recordings worldwide. THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU features interviews with Richard Carpenter in addition to the group's musicians, famous friends and colleagues, particularly those who helped them achieve stardom, including Herb Alpert, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach and Petula Clark. The program also contains rare footage of Richard and Karen, including never-before-seen promotional films, concert performances, studio recording sessions, archival television appearances and outtakes.
 
 
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Great Performances: Joan Baez 75th Music Celebration
 
Friday, June 10th at 9:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13th at 1:30 p.m.
 
Celebrate Joan Baez' birthday with guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson and Paul Simon
 
 
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The Kingston Trio Celebration
 
Sunday, June 12th at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th at 10:30 p.m.
 
Enjoy the groundbreaking folk group's biggest hits and more 1950s and '60s chart toppers, performed by the current trio with Bob Shane, Timothy B. Schmit, Al Jardine, Trini Lopez, Barry McGuire, Sana Christian, The Limeliters and Josh Reynolds.
 
 
 
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Lawrence Welk - God Bless America
 
Sunday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m.
 

Talent - Bob Allen, Executive Producer of the special and Mary Lou Metzger, Welk Star.

Featured stars - Anacani, Elaine Balden, Bobby Burgess, Jo Ann Castle,Henry Cuesta, Dick Dale, Ralna English, Joe Feeney, Myron Floren, Guy Hovis, Jack Imel, The Lennon Sisters, Mary Lou Metzger, Tom Netherton, Bob Ralston and Norma Zimmer.

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50 Years with Peter Paul & Maty
 
Tuesday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17th at 9:00 p.m.
 
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives.
 
 
 
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Chesapeake Bay By Air
 
Thursday, June 2nd at 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 9:30 p.m.
 
 
CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR captures the unparalleled wild beauty, rich history and natural serenity of the bay from 2,000 feet. The program marries gentle verse, prose and music with dramatic images captured by high-definition cameras, which bring the region into razor-sharp perspective. CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR's meandering aerial journey transports viewers to many of the Chesapeake Bay's stunning locations - from dawn over the Susquehanna River and the mysterious carved marsh of Blackwater Wildlife Refuge to the tranquil fishing village of Smith Island and the smokestacks of Sparrow's Point. Cameras also soar above the ancient Calvert Cliffs, Annapolis and bustling Baltimore, the steel spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges and historic Point Lookout.
 
 
 
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Potomac By Air: Our Nation's River
 
Thursday, June 2nd at 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 8:00 p.m.
 
POTOMAC BY AIR: OUR NATION'S RIVER explores the nation's history through an aerial trip along the striking curves of the Potomac River,accompanied by an uplifting musical soundtrack and pleasing narration that describes natural historical and cultural points of interest along the way. Beginning in West Virginia, the fly over pledge event captures the flow of the Potomac River as it rapidly descends through the Appalachian Mountains into the Piedmont region of Maryland, then proceeds south past the Great Falls into the nation's capital, before ending in the Chesapeake Bay. The program provides viewers with a scenic journey of the river's natural and man-made history along with America's remarkable collection of monuments and memorials-from the Washington Monument to the White House and more. Stunning, low-altitude high-definition footage of the river is complemented by day and evening shots of the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and other landmarks.
 
 
 
 
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Rick Steves' Delicious Europe
 
Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m.
 
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In RICK STEVES' DELICIOUS EUROPE, America's favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine - from garlicky snails and handmade mozzarella to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst and other regional specialties. He also dines on gourmet tapas in Galicia,visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of the day in Greece and sips wines from ancient vines in Burgundy.
 
 
 
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Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert
 
Sunday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. 
Thursday, June 9th at 10:30 p.m.
 
 
 
The Sonoran Desert is alive with beauty, and this stunning film captures the changes over the seasons with views of its remarkable plants and animals. Desert Dreams showcases 182 species of plants and animals in a first-of-its-kind presentation of the Sonoran Desert as it changes over the course of a full year. Desert Dreams blends HD video footage and time-lapse imagery captured over four years with stills from the filmmaker's photographic archive compiled over three decades to chronicle five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The supporting soundtrack combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes performed by world-class musician Gary Stroutsos, featuring 29 musical instruments with "earth tones" to create a pictorial and musical tapestry without narration or people.
 
 
 
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The Appalachians
 
Sunday, June 5th at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m.
 
The vast Appalachia region stretches across 13 states and is home to more than 23 million people, yet it may be the least understood culture in America. Appalachia has existed for generations as a region apart, isolated physically and culturally by its rugged mountains. The ethnically diverse Appalachian people - including many of the country's first immigrants - played a profound, and often overlooked, part in the nation's history and cultural and economic development. THE APPALACHIANS, introduced by country music star Naomi Judd, is a comprehensive historical and cultural overview of this distinctive region. This three-part series documents the unique legacy, courage, character, arts and culture of the central and southern Appalachian people. The film includes the work of outstanding Appalachian historians and scholars, writers, poets and musicians, including Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Alison Kraus and traditional folk artists from the region.
 
 
 
 
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Rick Steves' Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild

Sunday, June 5th at 11:30 p.m.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: REMOTE, SACRED, WILD celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. The half-hour special finds Rick canoeing through the tiny canals of a Dutch nature preserve, hiking in Northern England's pristine Lake District, exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, and marveling at exquisite Medieval art in the sister cities of Ravenna and Chartres. In the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land,Rick ventures through the Judean Desert, visits a remote monastery, and bobs in the Dead Sea.
 
 
 
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Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin
 
Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m.
 
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In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter,and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.

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Rick Steves' Europe Travel Skills
 
Sunday, June 12th at 1:30 p.m.
 
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RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena,the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel. He covers planning an itinerary,hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and revealing everything viewers need to know to turn their travel dreams into reality.
 
  
 
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Supernature: Wild Flyers
 
Series Premiere
Wednesday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m.
 
Explore the wonder and science of one of nature's greatest innovations - the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals' remarkable powers and how they work.
 
 
 
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9 Months That Made You
 
3 Part Series
Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. - June 29th, July 6th & July 13th
 
Discover the story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.
 
 
 
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Eat to Live with Joel Furhman
 
Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 a.m.
 
Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
 
 
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Allergy Solution with Leo Galland
 
Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, June 6th at 2:30 p.m.
 
If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. The epidemic of allergies is bigger than you ever imagined. One billion people around the world are now afflicted!! But you don't have to be a victim of your allergies. Leo Galland, MD, renowned physician, researcher, and writer, presents - The Allergy Solution, with Leo Galland, MD. You will be the first to learn the four HIDDEN TRUTHS about allergies that will forever change the way you think - and deal with - the allergies affecting you, your family, or loved ones. And you will also learn the astonishing facts about the relationship between allergies and weight gain!
 
 
 
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Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman
 
Saturday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m.
 
Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In this new show, Dr.Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman is a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
 
 
 
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Easy Yoga: Secret to Strength & Balance with Peggy Cappy
 
Sunday, June 5th at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th at 4:30 p.m.
 
Muscle loss actually begins in your thirties (earlier than most of us might have guessed) and it continues at a rate of about three percent per decade without intervention. The good news is according to Peggy Cappy, yoga can come to the rescue. In Cappy's latest program, Peggy will show us how yoga can come to the aid to people who want to increase strength and mobility at any age.
 
 
 
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Dr. Christiane Northrup: Glorious Women Never Age
 
Monday, June 6th at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m.
 
Dr. Northrup has always counseled that health isn't just for the young. Now, in response to thousands of requests from readers, radio show listeners, lecture attendees, and fans from all over the world, she has turned her attention to the subject of women and aging - and once again, proves to be a fearless thinker, pioneer and author whose work is always based on impeccable research. In her newest PBS special, Christiane Northrup, M.D. visionary pioneer and one of the world's leading authorities in the field of women's health and wellness, addresses the subject that hits the sweetest of sweet spots among the female 60+ PBS audience demographic: she takes on the topic of "aging" - and turns it on its head! She challenges the most popular but least helpful perspectives on women's "aging," replacing the notion of decline and decrepitude with the profound understanding that growing older means an increase in wisdom and value. Dr. Northrup skillfully collects and interprets research from astronaut studies, eldercare, the fields of sexuality, orthopedics and other areas, and combines them with her own clinical and life experience. The result is 7 Steps that every woman should take in her journey to getting older - without aging. The special was taped at Boston's Calderwood Pavilion, in front of an audience of wildly enthusiastic Northrup fans!
 
 
 
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Age Fix with Anthony Youn
 
Monday, June 6th at 4:00 p.m.
 
Everyone ages whether they like it or not. But it doesn't mean that some signs of aging can't be fixed. Have you ever thought that it would be great to have friend, who just happened to be a plastic surgeon, and you could ask anything and get a straight answer? Someone who won't judge you about your insecurities but would open up a world of insider tips, tricks, and secrets from the fields of beauty, dermatology, and plastic surgery? Well, now you do - because that's Dr. Tony Youn. Yes, plastic surgery trims waistlines and reduces wrinkles, but in The Age Fix, Dr. Youn gives easy home remedies to save you thousands of dollars and achieve the same results without surgery. Dr. Youn's goal is to offer you a way to fix your age-related skin concerns, without having in-office treatments, painful surgery, or spending a lot of money. While he acknowledges there are some instances where the only real good option is actual surgery, in most cases he offers ways to turn back the clock in a significant way without even seeing a doctor, much less a plastic surgeon. Throughout The Age Fix Dr. Youn reveals tips, tricks, and secrets - natural anti-aging tips plastic surgeons don't want you to know. With the simple changes he discusses, you'll look younger on the outside and be younger on the inside. He'll share with the single best cream to put on your skin to prevent aging, and the best cream to reverse aging, and even prevent future skin cancers. And he gives simple and easy treatments to improve most aging concerns, like age spots, wrinkles, and under eye puffiness. He demonstrates do-it-yourself anti-aging treatments, reveals the best products to tighten your skin, and simple dietary changes that can make you look and feel years younger. Your skin will glow, and you'll probably notice a few pounds fall off in the bargain. His patients love it, and viewers will, too.
 
 
 
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Stronger Bones, Stronger Life
 
Saturday, June 11th at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m.
 
Discover why healthy bones are the key to remaining mobile, engaged and independent. Bone health expert Lani Simpson guides viewers in understanding how to keep their bones strong and prevent or lessen the impact of osteoporosis.
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Furhman's End Dieting Forever
 
Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 4:00 p.m.
 
Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention, and maximum lifespan.
 
 
 
 
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Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You
 
Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17th at 3:30 p.m.
 
We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others.
 
 
 
 
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Easy Yoga for Diabetes with Peggy Cappy
 
Sunday, June 12th at Noon
 
Learn how yoga and the right diet can improve health and have a positive impact on life with diabetes. Interviews with doctors and first-person accounts from individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes explore how yoga and diet improved their lives.
 
 
 
 
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Don't Worry, Retire Happy with Tom Hegna
 
Friday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m.
 
Are you afraid your money will disappear before you reach your sunset years? Are you worried about retirement? In this new public television special, Don't Worry, Retire Happy, financial expert Tom Hegna explains why there is no need to fear and how you can create a bright, happy life in retirement simply by following his seven steps for retirement security. This upbeat program explains the retirement solutions successful retirees use to secure their retirement. Over the years Tom Hegna has helped thousands of Americans secure their golden years. His retirement solutions work regardless of the economic climate, the valuation of the stock markets or the current interest-rates environment. Tom Hegna provides proven solutions to secure a happy and worry-free retirement. He explains the math and science behind planning a successful retirement. He also shares his seven steps to retirement security. These steps include creating a retirement plan, considering a hybrid retirement, securing lifetime guarantee income, maximizing social security benefits, growing a retirement nest egg, planning for non-covered medical costs, and using your home equity wisely.
 
 
 
 
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Inside Mercy Street
 
Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 p.m.
 
Go behind the scenes of the new Civil War-era drama about Americans on the home front during this turbulent time. The special features interviews with the creative team, video clips and footage showcasing the compelling themes of this powerful drama.
 
 
 
 
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Tribute to Downton Abbey
 
Saturday, June 4th at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 p.m.
 
While Downton Abbey may have broadcast its final episode there is still much to celebrate about the series! Downton Abbey: A Tribute to Downton Abbey is a one hour seamless program designed to remember the highlights of the series and give viewers the opportunity to relive those moments forever by owning the complete Downton Abbey video library.
 
 
 
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Endeavour - Season 3 on Masterpiece
 
Sundays at 9:00 p.m. beginning June 19th
 
Shaun Evans returns for a third season as the young Endeavour Morse. In four new films, Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the events that left him in prison and his senior officer, DI Thursday (Roger Allam), with a life-threatening injury.
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 1
June 19th
 
A fair turns sinister when young Jeannie Hearne is found brutally murdered. Morse isn't part of the investigation; he's suspended from duty, pending an inquiry. When Jeannie's body turns up near his doorstep, he begins his own covert investigation.
 
Episode 2
June 26th
 
The death of an artist in a house-fire leaves Oxford police baffled. Then, when a young housewife dies seemingly of a mysterious "tummy bug" that has sickened half the police force, Morse's investigation leads him to an inner-city supermarket.
 
Episode 3
July 3rd
 
Follow Endeavour into the disparate worlds of Oxford scientific academia, the city's vast parks, night school and the untamed wilderness of the Oxfordshire countryside when a Dutch au pair goes missing.
 
Episode 4
July 10th
 
Endeavour, occupied with unexpected strife in his personal life, finds himself drawn to a woman he's investigating. The grisly murder of a man who works in fashion causes a shakeup in Oxford's criminal underworld.
 
 
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Tunnel
 
Series Premiere
Sundays at 10:30 p.m. beginning June 19th
 
A British/French crime drama, adapted from the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge.
 
 
 
 
Episode 1
June 19th
 
Inside the Channel Tunnel, on the borderline between Britain and France, the body of a woman is discovered. As the corpse is lifted, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder. A thrilling and complex cross-Channel investigation ensues.
 
Episode 2
June 26th
 
The killer claims to highlight the ills of contemporary European society as his second "truth" unfolds. An enigmatic hosteler crosses the paths of Karl and Elise once more. Are they any closer to an answer?
 
Episode 3
July 3rd
 
The serial killer steps up his cross-Channel campaign, targeting an elderly victim in his "moral" crusade. The race is on for police in Britain and France to identify and capture the murderer before more lives are brutally lost.
 
Episode 4
July 10th
 
Detectives battle to locate an elderly soldier before he freezes to death. In the meantime, is naive teenager Sophie safe lodging with seemingly harmless Benji?
 
Episode 5
July 17th
 
The "Truth Terrorist"'s third "truth" begins as Benji carries out his Samurai mission. Sophie's life is now at stake and police believe they can use her to stop the terrorist's rampage. Karl gets more than he bargained for while visiting Charlotte
 
Episode 6
July 24th
 
As youths are burnt alive, police suspect the hand of the Truth Terrorist once more. They finally make a key arrest. Will this be the end of the killings?
 
Episode 7
July 31st
 
Police think they may finally have a lead, as the serial killer's actions escalate in his fifth and final "truth." Karl and Laura's relationship takes another turn as Laura steps up her flirtations with another man.
 
Episode 8 - 10 
August 7th, August 14th & August 21st
 
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Dancing on the Edge
 
Series Premiere
Sundays at 8:00 p.m. beginning June 26th
 
Follow a drama about a black jazz band's experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band's survival.
 
 
 
Episode 1 
June 26th
 
Chart the Louis Lester Band's ascent, with Stanley's help, from a downbeat jazz cellar to the Imperial Hotel and a party attended by an admiring prince and a moneyed American. Later, Louis helps smuggle an injured woman out of a hotel room.
 
Episode 2
July 3rd
 
Follow the band on a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson. Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval.
 
Episode 3
July 10th
 
Chart the band's fortunes as jazz-lover Lady Cremone and the Prince of Wales invite them to play for events. They record an album and secure a spot on BBC radio. Masterson sends a cryptic message to Julian. Louis finds Jessie comatose and bloody.
 
Episode 4
July 17th
 
Learn why Louis doubts Julian's story about his trip to Paris the night Jessie was attacked. When racist Germans walk out during the band's performance at the hotel, Stanley devises a plan to get revenge. Lady Cremone relays news about Jessie.
 
Episode 5
July 24th
 
Find out why Masterson wants to buy Stanley's magazine and Lady Cremone decides to be less reclusive. Louis' calmness is shaken when he sees Julian's friends at an exclusive dinner at which he entertains. He learns there's a warrant for his arrest.
 
Episode 6
July 31st
 
Join Stanley, Sarah and Pamela as they try to help Louis elude the police. Masterson offers a huge reward for Louis' capture. Lady Cremone, convinced of Louis' guilt, refuses to aid him. A policeman coerces Sarah into divulging damaging information.
 
Episode 7 & 8
August 7th & 14th
 
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Eyes on the Prize: Then & Now
 
Tuesday, June 7th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Re-examine the groundbreaking series from the filmmakers' perspective and the viewpoint of civil rights activists. The special explores how far we've come, how far we have to go, the meaning of the ongoing struggle and next steps towards equality.
 
 
 
 
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Ken Burns: The Civil War
 
Tuesday, June 7th at 10:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13th at 8:00 p.m.
 
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark documentary with an in-depth overview and interviews.
 
 
 
 
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Smith Mountain Lake: Generating Power, Creating Memories
 
Wednesday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m.
 

For nearly 50 years, the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake has been a draw for those seeking rest and recreation. Embedded in the minds of generations of lake goers are memories of camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and cookouts. Today the face of the lake has changed as more and more folks call it home. Lots that used to host tents and trailers now contain large homes. The surrounding area once dotted with tobacco barns and farms is today home to a wide variety of businesses. However, the main purpose of the lake and the reason it was built remains the same - to generate electricity. Smith Mountain Lake is 40 miles long with 500 miles of shoreline. Construction on the dam which holds it in place began in 1960. The lake began filling in September of 1963 and reached full pond in March 1966.

In conjunction with Smith Mountain Lake, Leesville Lake, a smaller lake was also created.
A new documentary by award winning Blue Ridge PBS will explore the history of the lakes and learn about the communities that were flooded when they were created. Viewers will see how the lakes and dams were built and hear first-hand accounts from those who built them. Also included will be stories, photos and footage of the lakes down through the years.

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Timeless Tractors: The Collectors
 
Thursday, June 9th at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m.
 
Timeless Tractors: The Collectors illuminates the stories of restoration and remembrance across the Midwest where these iron horses touched more than soil and grew more than a crop. Learn why these mechanical beasts attract a certain breed of collector - including a father-son restoration project, tractor clubs that show off their restored works of art, and the journeys of men and women seeking that special tractor they worked with as a child.
 
 
 
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Jackie Robinson
 
June 13th & 14th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's color line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend's life on and off the field.
 
 
 
 
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Greeks
 
3 Part Series
Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. - June 21st, June 28th & July 5th
 
Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks' journey across time. The Greek story is our story.
 
 
 
 
Episode 1
June 21st
 
Uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come.
 
Episode 2
June 28th
 
Watch as ancient Greeks strive for excellence, strife proves to be an inescapable certainty-and it's not long before the rising civilization and all that it promises will face its gravest tests.
 
Episode 3
July 5th
 
Watch as ancient Greece's legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but also point toward a better future.
 
 

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