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 WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: September 2016

   
       
       
                        
               9/11 Programming 
               Spotlight Education Programming 
               Election Programming       
               Drama Programming 
               History & Nature 
 
 
Downton-s
Downton Abbey Encore - Programming Note
 
 
Due to special programming & our August pledge drive Downton encores on Thursday nights will not air.  
 
There will be a encore of the entire series over the Labor Day weekend. The marathon will begin Friday, September 2nd at 9:00 p.m. and run through Monday September 5th. 
 
Please note that there will be an hour break on Monday September 5th at 6:00 p.m. in order to broadcast the PBS Newshour
 
 
Season 1:
 
Friday September 2nd, 9:00 p.m. to
Saturday, September 3rd, 4:59 a.m. 
 
Season 2:  
 
Saturday, September 3rd, 4:59 a.m. to 5:24 p.m.
 
Season 3 (Episodes 1-6): 
 
Saturday, September 3rd, 5:24 p.m. to
Sunday, September 4th, 3:37 a.m.
 
Manners of Downton Abbey & More Manners of Downton Abbey: 
 
Sunday, September 4th, 3:37 a.m. to 5:33 a.m.
 
Season 3 (Final Episode): 
 
Sunday, September 4th, 5:33 a.m. to 7:43 a.m.
 
Season 4: 
 
Sunday, September 4th, 7:43 a.m. to 8:34 p.m.
 
Season 5: 
 
Sunday, September 4th, 8:34 p.m. to
Monday, September 5th, 9:44 a.m.
 
Season 6 (Episodes 1-6): 
 
Monday, September 5th, 9:44 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Season 6 (Final 3 episodes): 
 
Monday, September 5th, 7:00 p.m. to
Tuesday, September 6th, 12:30 a.m.
 
 
 
dramacomedy s
British Programming (Saturday nights)
 
Programming Notes:
 
On September 10th, Keeping Up Appearances & As Time Goes By will also air at 7:00 & 7:30 p.m. in addition to their usual times at 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.
 
On September 17th, Father Brown will also at 7:00 p.m. in addition to its usual time at 9:00 p.m.
 
Doc Martin is hiatus. It will return to Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 24th
 
 
 
johndenver s 
Back Home Again: A Tribute to John Denver
 
Thursday, September 1st at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 p.m.
 
Join Tom Becker and The Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra at the Wayne Theatre as they pay tribute to John Denver.
 
 
 
insidepentagon s 
9/11: Inside the Pentagon

Tuesday, September 6th at 8:00 p.m.

Website

On September 11, 2001, Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. What happened behind the 
walls of the Pentagon is a largely untold chapter in history. Fifteen years later, survivors and first responders shed light
on that tragic day.
 
 
manwhoknew s
Frontline: The Man Who Knew
 
Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 p.m.
 
On the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, FRONTLINE rebroadcasts the extraordinary saga of FBI special agent John O'Neill. As the bureau's top counterterrorism agent, O'Neill - who investigated the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole - joined then national security counterterrorism co-coordinator Richard Clarke in believing that the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America. Richard Clarke, then speaking in his first major interview, talks about O'Neill's battles with the FBI top brass who found O'Neill's James Bond style an anathema. Forced out of the job he loved, O'Neill took a new position in the private sector - as head of security at the World Trade Center, where he was killed on September 11. The story of O'Neill's life and death provides a rare glimpse inside the FBI and helps answer the question: What did the government know?
 
 
 loveofbrother s 
For The Love Of Their Brother
 
Sunday, September 11th at 3:00 p.m.
 
FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR BROTHER is the heroic story of New York firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on 9/11, and his loving family, who were determined to honor his life. As a way to trace Stephen's last steps through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero on that fateful day, his six older siblings created The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run, a 5K race that has grown exponentially since it first began in 2002. In that inaugural year, there were 1,500 runners. By 2013, there were 25,000 participants, with more than $50 million raised and distributed to orphanages and firemen burn units. In addition, a portion of the funds raised was directed into building smart homes for wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghan wars via the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Through archival footage and radio dispatches from 9/11, and interviews with Siller's family, Senator Chuck Schumer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, and retired New York police detective Daniel Rodriguez, FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR BROTHER chronicles Stephen's life, recounts the day his family's life changed forever, and highlights how they turned heartache into heroism.
 
 
sonsname s
In Our Son's Name
 
Sunday, September 11th at 4:00 p.m.
 
Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez's lives shatter with the death of their son, Greg, who dies with thousands of others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Instead of seeking revenge, the grieving couple begin a journey of reconciliation that transforms their lives. Their odyssey thrusts them reluctantly into the public eye as they speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, oppose the death penalty for 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, and befriend his mother. Seeking to understand the nature of violence, Phyllis and Orlando engage in an emotional dialog with men incarcerated at Sing Sing prison for violent crimes, who themselves seek reconciliation. Over time they reach a new understanding of their rebellious son. Interviews, verite footage, and striking archival images create a a subtle, profound story told with disarming candor -- a response to violence that challenges conventional concepts of justice and healing.Shadd Maruna, Dean of the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice said about the film: "I watched this powerful and healing documentary in a lecture theater filled with utterly transfixed undergraduates - literally the 9/11 generation - and you could have heard a pin drop in the room. None of us could help but be moved, even transformed, by Phyllis and Orlando's remarkable courage and dignity."


 
 
allthedifference s 
P.O.V. - All The Difference
 
Monday, September 12th at 10:00 p.m.
 
 
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.
 
 
subprime s
Frontline: A Subprime Education
 
Tuesday, September 13th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges; also "Omarina's Story," how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey.
 
 
tedtalks s
Ted Talks: Education Revolution
 
Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00 p.m.
 
 
Explore innovative approaches to education with hosts Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez. Speakers, including Anna Deavere Smith and Sal Khan, discuss the school-to-prison pipeline, micromanaging kids and turning struggling students into scholars.
 
 
schooloffuture s
NOVA: School of the Future
 
Wednesday, September 14th at 9:00 p.m.
 
In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.
 
 
timeforschool s
Time for School: 2003-2016
 
Thursday, September 15th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Meet five children from five countries, struggling to get what Americans take for granted: a basic education. Combining current-day footage with material shot over more than a decade, the film reveals who made it through, despite daunting obstacles.
 
 
craftteachers s
Craft in America: Teachers
 
Thursday, September 15th at 10:30 p.m.
 
 
Follow artists committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations. Featured are Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete, Therman Statom, Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School and Linda Sikora at Alfred University.
 
 
graduateday s
American Graduate Day
 
Saturday, September 17th from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and students address the country's dropout crisis.
 
 
 
 
 
newspublic s
Navajo Math Circles
 
Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 p.m.
 
 
This program follows Navajo students in a collaboration with mathematicians. Using a model called math circles, the students stay late after school and assemble over the summer at Dine College in Tsaile, Arizona, to study mathematics. The math circles approach emphasizes student-centered learning by putting children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction.
 
 
classof27 s
Class of '27: America Reframed
 
Sunday, September 18th at 3:30 p.m.
 
Experience three stories featuring teachers and local leaders, in struggling rural American communities, who join forces to beat the odds and guide their children toward the long-term goal of graduating high school in 2027.
 
 
 
newspublic s 
America By The Numbers: The New Deciders
 
Tuesday, September 6th at 10:00 p.m.
 
 
Learn how Asian-American, black millennial, Arab-American and Latino evangelical voters are exerting their growing strength and influence in this 2016 election special about power and politics, demographics and democracy

 

contenders s
The Contenders: 16 for '16
 
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
 
 
September 13th
 
See how being a straight talker in a presidential race had damaging consequences for both the first black, female Democratic candidate, the "unbought and unbossed" Chisholm, and Republican McCain, a war hero dubbed a "maverick."
 
 
September 20th
 
Learn about the outspoken doctor and five-term governor who became a force in Democratic politics and the equally outspoken conservative columnist and commentator who both ran for president hell-bent on restoring the America they thought was lost.
 
 
September 27th
 
Learn why successful governors of Massachusetts, Democrat Dukakis and Republican Romney, both competent contenders, were unprepared to combat the portraits their opponents painted of them and were unable to define themselves to the public.

 

newshour s
PBS Newshour: Presidential Debate
 
Monday, September 26th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Live coverage of the 1st 2016 Presidential debate is showcased.
 
 
 
 
 
thechoice s
Frontline: The Choice 2016
 
Tuesday, September 27th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
Investigate where the two presidential candidates came from, how they lead and why they want to take on one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. Examine formative moments in their lives through interviews with those who know them best.
 
 
 
churchillsecret s 
Churchill's Secret on Masterpiece
 
Sunday, September 11th at 8:00 p.m.
 
 
Michael Gambon stars as Winston Churchill in this dramatization of Churchill's life-threatening stroke in 1953, when he was prime minister. His illness was kept secret from the world. Romola Garai plays the remarkable nurse who cared for him.
 
 
indiansummers s
Indian Summers (Season 2) On Masterpiece
 
Sundays at 10:00 p.m.
 
Series will be pre-empted on October 9th due to a
scheduled Presidential Debate
 
 
September 11th
 
Three years have passed since last season. Aafrin is secretly fighting for Indian independence from inside the civil service. Does Ralph suspect his disloyalty?
 
 
September 18th
 
Aafrin saves his friend's life, but gets a gruesome payback. Ralph's ambition faces a roadblock. Sooni feels family pressure. And Madeline extracts the truth.
 
 
September 25th
 
Sooni and Ian compare notes to solve the mystery of Kaira's murder. Aafrin intrudes on a domestic scene. The Maharajah arrives with his latest flame, a familiar face.
 
 
royalwives s
Royal Wives at War
 
Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 p.m.
 
 
Take a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the two women at its heart, the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson, as they look back at the events that led to Edward VIII's decision to give up the throne
 
 
poldarkrevealed s
Poldark Revealed
 
Sunday, September 18th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
In its first season, "Poldark" took audiences by storm. Now, join the cast and crew on set to uncover the real-life stories behind the history, books and characters and learn what makes Ross Poldark such an unforgettable, much-loved hero.
 
 
poldark s
Poldark (Season 2) on Masterpiece
 
Premieres Sunday, September 25th at 8:00 p.m.
 
Sundays at 9:00 after premiere
 
Series will be pre-empted on October 9th due to a
scheduled Presidential Debate
 
 
Against the breathtaking backdrop of 18th century Cornwall, Aidan Turner (Poldark), Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza) and Heida Reed (Elizabeth) return as the complicated love triangle in a new season of the popular romantic saga, based on the novels by Winston Graham.
 
 
Back to the Top 
 
 forcesnature s 
Forces of Nature
 
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
 
September 14th
 
We can't directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe.
 

September 21st

The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet's ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?

 
September 28th
 
Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet.
 
 
sharpswar s
Defying the Nazis: The Sharp's War
 
Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Join an American couple's courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. Over the course of two years, the pair will risk their lives so that hundreds can live in freedom. A new film by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky.
 
 
 
 
 
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 WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: October 2016

   
       
       
                        
             
bestenemies s 
Independent Lens - Best of Enemies

Monday, October 3rd at 9:00 p.m.

Preview

In 1968, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. changed TV news forever with their explosive political debates. Live and unscripted, conservative Buckley and leftist Vidal riveted viewers as a new era in contentious public discourse was born.

 
 
willievelasquez s
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
 
Monday, October 3rd at 10:30 p.m.
 
 

Meet the charismatic pioneering activist whose rallying cry of “su voto es su voz” (your vote is your voice) started a grassroots movement that transformed the nation’s political landscape and paved the way for the growing power of the Latino vote.

newshour s
PBS Newshour Debates: A Special Report
 
The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the presidential and vice
presidential candidates’ debates
 
Vice Presidential
 
Tuesday, October 4th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
Presidential
 
Sunday, October 9th & Wednesday, October 19th
at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
humanodyssey s
Nova: Great Human Odyssey
 
Wednesday, October 5th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
Numbering no more than a few thousand, tiny groups of intrepid humans began to move out of Africa—eventually reaching every corner of the earth. How did these early humans overcome the world’s most difficult terrain and ultimately dominate the planet? How did our forebears
acquire the skills, technology and talent to thrive in every environment on earth? And how did they cross the furnace
of the Sahara or survive frigid ice ages or manage to sail to
the remotest Pacific islands? Take a spectacular global
journey through the past, following our ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa along a trail of fresh scientific clues to help unravel the mystery of how we got where we are
 
 
confrontingisis s
Frontline: Confronting ISIS
 
Tuesday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Investigate the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS. Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey, the film examines the successes, failures and challenges of the fight
as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad.

 

offbeatenpath s
Off The Beaten Path (Local Production)
 
Thursday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m.
 
While the majority of people go about their daily lives, rituals of survival, subsistence and too often average mediocrity, many unseen miracles occur at the same cadence. There are many who perform a task or produce a product, that to them is mundane but to the untrained eye are seemingly miraculous! "Off the Beaten Path" seeks out those people,
the places they inhabit, work and play to expose them to the outside world.
 
 
grammy s
Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends
 
Friday, October 14th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
Enjoy the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator awards with an all-star lineup. Honorees include Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, John Cage and more.
 
 
 
durrrells s
Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece
 
Sundays at 8:00 p.m. beginning October 16th
 
 
Keeley Hawes stars as a widow who transplants her four unruly children from Britain to sun-drenched Corfu in 1935. Based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy, the series was lauded as “completely satisfying” when it aired in the UK.
 
 
October 16th
 
Louisa Durrell and her four headstrong children, ages 11 to 21, arrive penniless on the bucolic Greek island of Corfu in 1935. They soon fall in with the locals and a menagerie of animals.
 
 
October 23rd
 
At wits' end, Louisa orders her children to put food on the table. Larry bites the bullet and goes hunting-bad idea. Meanwhile, Margo, Leslie and Gerry pursue their various love interests.
 
 
October 30th
 
Gerry's new soulmate has a surprising background. Leslie suffers the pangs of heartbreak. Louisa has another go with Sven. And Margo takes a stab at the medical profession.
 
 
 
tesla s
Tesla: American Experience
 
Tuesday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m.
 
 
Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla’s vision that paved the way for today’s wireless world.

 

terroreurop s
Frontline: Terror in Europe
 
Tuesday, October 18th at 10:00 p.m. 

Go inside Europe’s fight against the rise of Islamist terrorism. As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top counter-terror officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium.

 

hamilton s
PBS Arts Fall Festival: Hamilton's America
 
Friday, October 21st at 9:00 p.m.
 

Follow the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

 

 billmurray s
PBS Arts Fall Festival: Bill Murray - The Mark Twain Prize
 
Friday, October 21st at 9:00 p.m.
 
Celebrate beloved actor and comedian Bill Murray, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center, a star-studded lineup salutes the achievements of the comedic trailblazer
 
 
thankyouforplaying s
P.O.V. - Thank You For Playing
 
Monday, October 24th at 10:00 p.m.
 
 

When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife document their emotional journey with a video game, “That Dragon, Cancer.” It evolves from a cathartic exercise into an acclaimed work of art.

 

norman s
Norman Lear: American Masters
 
Tuesday, October 25th at 9:00 p.m.
 
Discover how the prolific creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism. Features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Russell Simmons and others
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Wednesday, August 31st
 
9:00 p.m.  Earthflight: A Nature Special Presentation 
 
**Program is now a 90 minute special rather than a half hour as originally presented**
 
10:30 p.m.  Great Railway Journeys of Europe
 
**Charlie Rose at 11:30 pm will be pre-empted - the program will air Thursday September 1st at 12:30 p.m.**
 
 
 
Friday, September 9th
 

8:30 p.m.  Washington Week: Colorado Edition  

Colorado has been an unpredictable swing state having backed

both George W. Bush and Barack Obama twice.  Hillary Clinton and

Donald Trump know the state could be decisive on Election Day because

of its  expanding Latino population, the increasing importance of early

voting, and a growing share of the electorate who identify as

“independent.”  Gwen Ifill will get analysis on the presidential race from:

 

Dan Balz of The Washington Post

Jackie Calmes of the New York Times

Molly Ball of The Atlantic

Michael Scherer of TIME Magazine

 

Ifill will lead the town hall discussion with a live audience of voters who

get to turn the tables and ask the reporters questions.

 

**Charlie Rose - The Week at 8:30 pm will be pre-empted ***

  

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