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 WVPT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MARCH 2015

March 2015 Primetime Schedule (Printable Grid)
March 2015 Create Schedule (Printable Grid)

LAWRENCE WELK'S TV TREASURES
Sunday, March 1, 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a documentary about the legendary “Lawrence Welk Show,” featuring rarely seen footage from more than 50 years of the longest-running series on national television and archival performances by members of the Welk Musical Family. Fourteen members of the musical family describe how the weekly show was produced. Costume designer Rose Weiss and Larry Welk, Lawrence Welk’s son, discuss the early days of the show and how it evolved from a “band” showcase into a full-fledged weekly series.

GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
Sunday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. &T
March 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Shirley Jones presents rarely seen performances by legendary stars from Broadway’s Golden Age, including favorite songs from beloved musicals My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Camelot, Sweet Charity and more.

MASTERPIECE
DOWNTON ABBEY – SEASON FINALE

Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m.
The Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return to Downton for a joyful Christmas holiday.

CELTIC WOMAN FAN FAVORITES
Monday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Relive magical moments with the beloved princesses of song as they celebrate their tenth anniversary with a festival of fan favorites. Remember why they touched your heart and opened your eyes to the Emerald Isle.

50 YEARS WITH PETER, PAUL AND MARY
Monday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.

BRYAN ADAMS IN CONCERT
Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30 p.m.
With his husky vocal sound, native Canadian singer Bryan Adams has been one of the most successful performers in contemporary pop music, selling over 100 million records. Adams rose to fame with his Cuts Like a Knife album and became a global star with his 1984 album Reckless. In 1991, his Waking Up the Neighbors album included the single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” which went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time. GREAT PERFORMANCES captures Adams in peak performance during his current world tour, singing all the hits and audience favorites of his three-decade career.

DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP -
GLORIOUS WOMEN NEVER AGE!

Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Turn the notion of aging on its head with seven steps that celebrate the wisdom of growing older, from a visionary pioneer, fearless thinker and one of the world’s leading authorities in the fields of women’s health and wellness.

CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES - A CONVERSATION
Monday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies - A Conversation: Katie Couric of Yahoo! News and co-founder of “Stand Up To Cancer” moderates a conversation with Ken Burns; Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and a cancer survivor; and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the book upon which the film CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES is based.
KIDS ROCK CANCER
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
KIDS ROCK CANCER examines a unique St. Louis area music therapy program from the patient perspective, through children who have benefited from the program, including 7-year-old Arianna and 19-year-old Pierre. A unique and successful music therapy program, Kids Rock Cancer offers children battling cancer and other blood disorders the opportunity to express what they are experiencing through a creative and supportive intervention.
JAMES BAKER: THE MAN WHO MADE WASHINGTON WORK
Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Review the story of a remarkable politician and statesman. James A. Baker III, now 84, helped elect three presidents, served in top posts for two of them and was a central player in momentous events of the late 20th century. With candid testimony from Baker and firsthand accounts from former presidents Clinton, Carter and Bush Sr., former Secretaries of State Rice and Kissinger, former Vice President Cheney, other Washington insiders, journalists and historians, this is an eye-opening story of power, persuasion and diplomacy at the highest levels.
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP: L’ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO ED IL MODERATO
Friday, March 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes “Mirth, with thee we mean to live.” Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 “work of genius” (The New York Times) set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms. Mikhail Baryshnikov hosts.
CALL THE MIDWIFE (SEASON 4)
Sundays, March 29-May 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.
MR. SELFRIDGE (SEASON 3)
Sundays, March 29-May 17 at 9:00 p.m.
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) stars as London’s retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge. Follow the fascinating rise and fall of this colorful but troubled entrepreneur, and picks up in 1919 just after the end of World War I. Zoë Wanamaker joins the series cast to play trouble-making Russian Princess, Marie de Bolotoff. The Selfridges colorful staff returns, with Amanda Abbington as Miss Mardle, Tom Goodman-Hill as Mr. Grove, Ron Cook as Mr. Crabb, Aisling Loftus as Agnes Towler, Grégory Fitoussi as Henri Leclair, and Aidan McArdle as Lord Loxley.
TWICE BORN – STORIES FROM THE SPECIAL DELIVERY UNIT
Tuesdays, March 31-April 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Witness groundbreaking fetal surgery in this miniseries that takes an intimate, inside look at the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where rare surgeries are performed on babies inside the womb. With exclusive access to the elite unit, experience rarely seen, real-time footage of operations on fetuses. Join expectant parents who face a gut-wrenching decision: Should they take a leap of faith to repair birth defects with pre-natal surgery, even if it means they could lose their child? Gain insight into the lives of an unusual team of doctors who have defied skeptics and chosen to pursue this high-risk, high-reward career path.

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Parents,

When you become a member of WVPT, your child or children can automatically be enrolled in Cubby's Kids Club at no cost to you. To sign up as a member, please visit our membership sign up page. After becoming a member, or if you are already a member and have not done so, please contact us to enroll your child in Cubby's Kids Club.

As a member of Cubby's Kids Club, your child will receive quarterly newsletters from Cubby, as well as a birthday card. The newsletter will provide you and your child with important information about events and children's programming. It will also feature fun activities and recipes for you to do with your child.

Please consider becoming a member today and enrolling your child in Cubby's Kids Club.

Tips for Parents

Tips on Watching Television with Children
Transform couch potatoes into jumping beans by becoming active learners rather than passive viewers!

Why Watch TV Together?

  • It encourages family interaction.
  • It provides information of interest.
  • It helps to establish guidelines for what and how much to watch.
  • It promotes making good choices.
  • Parents are more fully aware of choices available.

How to Choose a Program. Have a plan!

  • Does it encourage critical thinking?
  • Does it inspire, teach, motivate or entertain appropriately?
  • Does it reflect your expectations and values?
  • Does it reflect your expectations and values?
  • Does it broaden and enrich your horizons?

How to Watch Television:

  • Stay alert and interactive.
  • Encourage your children to watch with the eye of a critic.
  • Ask questions.
  • Create alternative endings.
  • Develop imagination and critical thinking by contrasting and comparing.
  • Participate in songs and games from the program.
  • When the program is over, get off the couch.

For more information concerning broadcast, cable, telephone and Internet issues, that will be of particular interest to parents and caregivers as they make choices that involve children, please visit the FCC's new "Parents' Place" at www.fcc.gov/parents.

Tips on Reading Aloud to Children

Why read aloud?
Would you like for your child to:

  • be a successful reader?
  • solve problems?
  • be self-confident?
  • be creative?
  • be successful in school?

If "Yes" is the answer, read to your child. It encourages cognitive growth, emotional growth, and social growth!

How to choose a book:

  • Look for an old favorite.
  • Choose one that your child likes.
  • Look at the illustrations.
  • Find a favorite author.
  • Visit the library.
  • Read a review on the Internet.
  • Read about a topic that everyone enjoys.

How to read aloud:

  • Get comfy.
  • Make sure that everyone can see the text and the illustrations.
  • Be enthusiastic.
  • Vary voice level, pitch, and timbre.
  • Personify story characters as you read.
  • Help your child to anticipate and predict the storyline.
  • Read again and again and again.

For more advice and thousands of educational activities dedicated to helping parents and caregivers raise children who are ready to learn, please visit www.pbsparents.org.