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                Music & Arts Programming
                Hobby & How-To Programming
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Song of the Mountains
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Song of the Mountains website

July 9th
Crooked Road Ramblers; ETSU Celtic Band

July 16th
Lonesome Meadow; The Perkins Boys

July 23rd
Larry Sparks with Fiddlin' Carson Peters

July 30th
The Harris Brothers; Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little 

August 6th
Tom T. Hall (Encore presentation)

August 13th
Ralph Stanley Tribute Show w/ Nathan Stanley

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Backstage Pass

Saturday's at 10:00 p.m.

July 9th
ELLIOT STREET LUNATIC: Indie rock from Michigan's capital city, featuring selections from the CD, "Ghost Town Lullabies."

July 16th
MARDRA AND REGGIE THOMAS: Billie Holiday-inspired jazz vocals from Mardra Thomas, with the soulful, hard-swinging piano of Reggie Thomas and the Rodney Whitaker Quartet.

July 23rd
SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES: Sizzling blues harp from the legendary Sugar Ray. Recorded live at Lansing BluesFest 2013 in historic Old Town Lansing.

July 30th
MUSTARD PLUG: Ska-punk dance party music. Recorded live in performance at Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing.

August 6th
Jazz from a true master of the double bass, with some of the best players in the land and featured guests Rockelle Fortin and Terrell Stafford.
August 13th
The Detroit indie-rockers perform fan favorites spanning their ten-year career, plus tracks from their 2014 release, "Start What You Finished."

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Classic Gospel
Sundays at 6:00 p.m. 

July 17th
One of the most celebrated artists in Christian music, the legendary
Gaither Vocal Band performs "Love is Like a River," "Redeemed," "Jesus and John Wayne" and "I Surrender All" among others. Recorded in an intimate, rustic setting just south of Nashville, this program includes guest
performances by The Martins, The Issacs and Buddy Greene.

July 24th
Favorite inspirational songs of the past century are showcased, including
"The Happy Jubilee," Glen Payne and Guy Penrod teaming on "The Haven of Rest," and the lovely "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

July 31st
David Phelps is among the most extraordinary tenors alive and has wowed
audiences all over the world since joining the Gaither Vocal Band in 1997.
But David is more than just a voice... he is a devoted husband and father
of four, an inventive artist, a friend, a craftsman, and much more. "The
Best of David Phelps" brings together David's most awe-inspiring moments
from the Gaither Homecoming stage with a very personal journey into the
life, family and faith behind that flawless voice! 

August 7th
There is a sweet, sweet spirit in the room as Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends reprise the Doris Akers' self-penned classic. Also featured are the harmonica of Buddy Greene, the vocals of Jessy Dixon and Bob Cain and the unexpected Trio - Kirk Talley, Ivan Parker, and a singing Anthony Burger-and the angelic voices of The Ruppes, who make their Homecoming debut.

August 14th
Host Mark Lowry takes viewers back in time to the beginnings of the Gaither music legacy. "Because He Lives" (the most-often performed of all the Gaither-penned songs) features vintage footage from the Bill Gaither Trio of the 1960's and '70s, as well as clips from more recent performances. Classic Gaither songs include "There's Something About That Name," "The Longer I Serve Him," "We Have This Moment Today," and the oft-recorded "He Touched Me."

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The Lawrence Welk Show
Sundays at 7:00 p.m. 
July 10th
Host: Johnny Zell. Lawrence Welk never forgot his roots in the Big Band
Era and "Big Bands" was the very special season kickoff show in 1978.
Johnny Zell solos on 'Chiribiribin". The band is featured on "Begin the
Beguine", "Panama", and "Cumana" and Guy and Ralna sing "Tangerine" as a special tribute to Helen O'Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Band.
July 17th
Host: Rose Weiss. Wardrobe shares center stage with the music in this
County Fair show hosted by Welk costumer, Rose Weiss. Her talents are
evident starting with the opening number, "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon".
The Lennon Sisters sing "Something Stupid" and Lynn Anderson gives a
country touch to "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". Aladdin leads the band through the County Fair on "Home Town Band".

July 24th
Host: Bobby. This show spotlights the ways we get around. Henry Cuesta
joins the band for "Stranger On The Shore", Guy and Ralna are "Leavin' On A Jet Plane", and Mary Lou and Jack choose the "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Arthur Duncan "Takes the A Train", while Bob Lido and his Hotsy Totsy Boys become "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines" right before our eyes.

July 31st
Guest: Ken Delo. Lawrence and the band kick off this Irving Berlin show
with "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Bobby and Cissy dance to "Let's Face The Music And Dance", and Kathie Sullivan and Jack Imel are "Doin' What Comes Naturally". We couldn't salute Irving Berlin without his signature song "God Bless America" and Norma Zimmer and the cast give it the reverence it's due. 

August 7th
Host: Bobby. From the opening number "String Of Pearls" through the closing "In The Mood" you'll feel like you've taken a trip back in time to the 1940's. Songs like "Sentimental Journey" by Guy and Ralna, "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tom Netherton, and "Sophisticated Lady" by the great Welk saxophone section only add to the wonder and nostalgia of one of the richest musical eras we've ever known. Join us for a trip down memory lane!

August 14th
Host: Bobby. How many wonderful songs Walt Disney has given us! The band makes a "Snow White Medley" come alive, Norma Zimmer is our very own fairy princess when she sings "When You Wish Upon A Star", and Bobby and Cissy take us back to the days of the Mickey Mouse Club with the "Mickey Mouse Mambo". This all makes for a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" show! 


Austin City Limits

Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.

Visit the Austin City Limits website

Watch Episodes On Demand

July 9th
Enjoy "Life of Sin" and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson's acclaimed LP
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel's album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.

July 16th
Austin's best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-
seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim
features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.

July 23rd
Enjoy "Life of Sin" and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson's acclaimed LP
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel's album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.

July 31st
Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as
she performs "Strange Fruit," "Don't Explain, "Good Morning Heartache" and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day. 

August 6th
Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon Ms. Lauryn Hill in a rare television appearance. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter performs a set of solo hits, new songs and Fugees classics.

August 13th
Explore contemporary California rock with Los Lobos and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Veteran rockers Los Lobos perform a 40th anniversary career overview. Lively folk rockers Thao & The Get Down Stay Down play songs from their LP We the Common. 

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

Watch Season 1 & 2 On Demand

July 7th
This episode features: Mandy Barnett & "Oh Lonesome Me"; Lisa Meadows & "Blue Moon"; Buddy Jewell & "Help Pour Out the Rain"; Scott Linton &"Headin' West"; Brian Buchanan & "Hurt Me All Over Again"; Larry Stephenson & "Bear Tracks"; John Robert Rimel & "Ain't No Sunshine"; Cooter's Garageband & "Hold It"
July 14th
This episode deatures: Lisa Meadows & "Your Cheatin' Heart"; Mandy Barnett & "Any Old Time"; Danny Figgins & "God Is A Good God"; Buddy Jewell & "One In A Row"; John Robet Rimel & "What You Know"; Nathan Stanley & "Orange Blossom"
July 21st
This episode features: Tommy Cash & "Big River"; Lisa Meadows & "Faded Love"; Mandy Barnett & "Walkin' After Midnight"; Scott Linton &"Sweetheart of Mine"; Buddy Jewell & "Green Green Grass of Home"; Larry Stephenson & "My Hear is on the Mend"
July 28th
This episode features: Tommy Cash & "Folsom Prison Blues"; Lisa Meadows & "Life's Railway to Heaven"; Mandy Barnett & "She's Got You";Brian Buchanan & "Tennesse Flat Top Box"; The Hatcher Boys & "Hello Mary Lou"; Beuford E.E. Tibbits & "Ghost Chickens in the Sky"; Graham Cash & "Run to Jesus"
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Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Sunday's at 11:30 p.m.

July 10th
The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band celebrates New Orleans' jazz
heritage while honoring one of the most notable and influential individuals
of the genre.
July 17th
Award-winning jazz and world-music vocalist Gretchen Parlato, backed by
her touring band, performs songs from her genre-bending repertoire. This
episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.
July 24th
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz
pianist Alice Coltrane, covers "I'm Old Fashioned," the 1942 Jerome Kern-
Johnny Mercer song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald; his original composition, "The Change, My Girl," and "One Wheeler Will" from his Blending Times album. This episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.
July 31st
The master of the Hammond B3 organ performs jazz, blues and R&B selections spanning his five-decade career in the music business. This episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.

August 7th
This episode features the top performances from the previous four seasons of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Artists include Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, Grace Kelly, and Curtis Stigers. 

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Great Performances at the Met - The Pearl Fishers

Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m.

For the first time in a century, the Met stages Bizet's lush, melodic
romance. Diana Damrau leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by
their rivalry for her affections.

Saturday, August 20th at 2:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 a.m.
Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed 2006 production. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly's dreams of love. Debuting conductor Karel Mark Chichon leads a cast that also includes Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless.


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Baby Makes 3
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m - June 29th - July 27th
Sundays at 12:30 p.m. - July 31st - August 28th
July 13th
Alex and Aaron's early dates together included late nights on the lawn of an observatory, which gave our couple the idea for a celestial-themed nursery for their baby girl. The project gets started with cloud-inspired ceiling trim and a sensory wall. A local muralist joins in to help create a "stellar" growth chart.
July 20th
This episode opens at the home of our grandparents-to-be, converting granddad's office into a daytime nursery space. At Alex and Aaron's, the BABY MAKES 3 team will build a moon-themed wall bookshelf, add a star ceiling, and show parents how to create a time capsule for their newborn.
July 27th
Space is an issue, so the BABY MAKES 3 team is looking to make the most of every inch. The crew gets a start on baby's fairy-themed nursery by converting a crawl space under the steps for storage or play area, creating a built-in dresser in the closet, and designing a starlit ceiling.
July 31st
(Time & day change begins - Sundays at 12:30 p.m.)
Pottery is an important part of the culture in Mat's hometown in Slovakia, so the BABY MAKES 3 team takes the couple to a local pottery studio to create a special family keepsake. They add some painted fairies to the walls and finish the amazing illuminated ceiling. Finally, a child safety walk-through ensures everything is ready for the new arrival.
August 7th
Tracy and Brad give a tour of Pacifica, the environmentally conscious co-housing community where they live. The BABY MAKES 3 team discusses how they'll work to create an eco-friendly nursery using materials that are safe in every respect. They build a pipe bookshelf, begin their update of the bathroom, and build a book stack lamp from scratch.
August 14th
Tracy and Brad continue their journey to parenthood by working with a local bookbinder to create a journal for their baby. At home, the BABY MAKES 3 team are putting down eco-friendly carpet tile, building a book-themed signpost, and fitting out the nursery with other organically fashioned projects.
August 21st
Anna and Joe want to wait to learn the gender of their baby, and this decision shapes the design of their nursery. The BABY MAKES 3 team begins with a plan to bring the outdoors inside with a reclaimed wood wall, explain how to refurbish an old dresser, and help the jump rope champs fashion a personal project to inspire their baby.
August 28th
With a specially milled lumber, the BABY MAKES 3 team helps the parents lay out a pattern for the accent wall. They open the room up for access with a Dutch door, then show parents how to anchor furniture to the wall for child safety. Camping comes inside when they add a play tent in the nursery for baby.
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Woodsmith Shop
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. 
Visit the Woodsmith Shop website

July 9th
The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up this season's Details of
Craftsmanship by applying a finish to highlight the look of an elegant

P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

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July 16th
Two New York City boys turned farmers visit Moss Mountain Farm. Find out
how the Fabulous Beekman Boys fare, when faced with the challenge of
capturing a free-range turkey while Allen puts a spin on a classic dish.

July 23rd
Take a step back in time to the late 18th century town of Salem, North
Carolina. Learn how many of the same practices and principles in this
Moravian community can be utilized in today's modern backyard gardens.

July 30th
Be inspired to pay it forward! From building homes for those in need, to
inspiring children to garden, in this episode P. Allen Smith spotlights
several groups and organizations that are doing their part giving back to
the community.

August 6th
A look at the latest in garden and design innovations and how to incorporate them into your home and outdoor spaces.

August 13th
What is your bliss? Do you have one? Let P. Allen Smith help you find and cultivate it.

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

July 9th at 1:30 p.m. and July 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin meets mason Mark McCullough as he starts laying blocks for the
mudroom foundation. Tommy builds a bay window in the kitchen. Norm visits the shop where the original windows are undergoing restoration. The front entryway is opened up.

July 16th at 1:30 p.m. and July 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin meets Richard in the basement to discuss the HVAC plan. Tommy's
excavation crew replaces the old steel main water line at the front of the
house. Katherine and interior designer Amanda Reid select tile for the

July 23rd at 1:30 p.m. and July 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Framing begins on the front porch. HVAC expert Brian Palen solves the
puzzle of snaking ductwork through a house designed in the age of coal.
Kevin heads to Brimfield, the world's largest outdoor antique show, where
Katherine searches for furnishings.

July 30th at 1:30 p.m. and August 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin finds Tommy framing the mudroom. The homeowners consider colors for the exterior of their house. Richard learns the process of refinishing the clawfoot bathtub. Tommy replicates 120 Victorian molding.

August 6th at 1:30 p.m. and August 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Tommy lays down the flooring for the new front porch. Interior designer Amanda and homeowner Katherine select light fixtures. Richard learns about the new fireplaces going in on the first floor. Tommy and Kevin install the porch roof shingles.

August 13th at 1:30 p.m.
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.

August 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin helps Tommy convert a storm door into a window for the mudroom porch. Interior designer Amanda and homeowners Katherine and Murat select interior paint colors. Tommy shingles the porch piers. Mark Ferrante lays tile in the master bath.

August 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Tommy creates an arched shingle design for the front porch gable. Kevin learns the process of creating a custom floor cloth for the kitchen. Tommy builds the porch railings. Kevin begins a labor of love- a tree house for the kids. 

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

July 9th
The sinking feeling of regret. Watch Richard rescue an Atlanta homeowner
by replacing a trendy mistake in the bathroom. See Scott make an unusual
find in an old attic, then shine a light on a dark driveway. And "What is
it?" goes to the mattresses.

July 16th
Butterflies take flight. Watch Roger track the path of Monarchs and set up
a garden just for them in Fort Worth. No need to separate lights from darks.
See Scott bring some luster to an under-lit closet. And the must-have tools
for every woodworker.

July 23rd
It's a recipe thousands of years old. Watch Kevin learn about ales and
lagers from Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen. Tom loves rainy
days - see his DIY project to conserve water that costs only $40. How to
avoid holiday disposal disasters!

July 30th
Oh baby! Kevin visits Delaware to help a new mom keep her little one safe
from household hazards. Richard has that sinking feeling. Watch him give a lift to a falling fixture. And see Scott stay current with a tutorial on
the latest voltage testers. 

August 6th
See a special episode on all things winter. See Scott offer an electrical solution to ice dams. Kevin talks winter with Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore. Roger's checklist for snow blower maintenance. And Richard's tips for furnace tune-ups.

August 13th
Watch Tom keep things cool on the West Coast with a whole house fan installation. Then follow Roger and Jenn as they work with students to liven up a school's garden. Richard explains new water heater regulations.

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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.


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

July 9th
Roy cuts the tricky mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of
this famous Shaker table.

July 16th
Discover the secrets inside Shaker drawers as Roy explores their
dovetailed and grooved construction techniques.

July 23rd
With foot-powered lathe, Roy turns the cherry knobs for Shaker furniture
and shows how to finish a joined table top.

July 30th
A cross-cutting wood saw seems the most simple of tools, but Roy finds
sharp lessons caught between the teeth of his bucksaw buddy. 

August 6th
Master craftsman Peter Follansbee joins Roy to hew huge bowls from poplar and sycamore wood.

August 13th
These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile as we look at making and using wooden hollows and rounds.

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

Watch Episodes On Demand

July 9th at 6:00 p.m.

In Anaheim, California, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Philip Weiss travel to the Queen Mary to talk about ocean liner memorabilia. Highlights include a "You Bet Your Life" prop duck, one of two duck props made for the "You Bet Your Life" television show; two sketches by pop star Michael Jackson, ca. 1973, that were given to the owner by Jackson in a tenth-grade art class; and a Frederic Church oil painting, ca. 1867, that once belonged to the owner's great-aunt, who was married to the artist, and is now appraised for $100,000 to $150,000.

July 11th at 8:00 p.m. Encore July 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Travel back 15 years to learn the current values for previously appraised
finds. Highlights include an autographed electric guitar, a Little Orphan
Annie dress, ca. 1930, and a 1913 N.C. Wyeth painting. Which item values
fell and which ones soared?

July 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW travels to Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston head to Rickenbacker International Corporation to discuss vintage electric guitars. Highlights include two pairs of performance shoes that belonged to "The Beverly Hillbillies" star Buddy Ebsen; a jade jewelry collection that includes a necklace, ring and earrings, appraised for $30,000 to $36,000; and an oil painting titled Sacre-Couer et Moulin, by French artist Maurice Utrillo, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.

July 30th at 6:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner's father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication.

August 1st at 8:00 p.m. Encore August 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Travel back 15 years to see our take on treasures then and now. Highlights include a New Orleans art pottery jardiniere, an 1858 map of lower Mississippi and a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ball. Which item's value jumped to $150,000-$200,000?

August 8th at 8:00 p.m. Encore August 13th at 6:00 p.m.
See memorable items appraised at the 2001 San Diego ROADSHOW. Highlights include a Dr. Seuss "Kangaroo Bird," a Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond pendant and a 1781 George Washington lifetime print. Find out which treasure has a $75,000 value increase!

August 15th at 8:00 p.m.
Look back to 2001 to learn what has since happened in the antiques market. Highlights include a John Lehman stoneware jug from around 1870, a 34-Star Civil War flag and a Rene Portocarrero painting, ca. 1958. Which item's valuation soared to $125,000?AX


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

Watch Episodes On Demand 

Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story

Sunday, July 10th at 12:30 p.m.


FAR AFIELD: A CONSERVATION LOVE STORY is a documentary about conservation icon and author Bert Raynes. It's also a three-part love story involving Bert and his wife Meg, their love for Jackson Hole, Wyo., and their love for the environment. With a keen intellect, sharp wit and a twinkle in his
eye, Bert has been inspiring the people of Jackson Hole to observe and care about their wild neighbors for more than 40 years. Introduced to the
outdoors by his wife Meg in their 20s, the urban dweller became active in a
variety of environmental causes over the course of his marriage. In 1972,
the couple retired to Jackson Hole and in 1976, Bert founded the Jackson
Hole Bird Club and soon after began writing a weekly wildlife column for
the Jackson Hole News. The couple also performed boots-on-the-ground
restoration of habitats in Jackson Hole, which eventually led to the
creation of the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund. The documentary also
introduces several of the programs and projects Bert has helped moved
forward - from nature mapping training for civilians to studying the Curlew
bird. Young, old and ages in-between flock to this 91-year-old to discover
how to become better stewards of the natural world. FAR AFIELD shares
Bert's vision for how citizen scientists can play a meaningful role,
working in tandem with experts in caring for the wild places loved by all.


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Supernature - Wild Flyers

Wednesday's at 8:00 p.m.


Clips & Previews

Watch Episodes On Demand

July 13th
The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also outflying the competition.

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9 Months That Made You

Wednesday's at 10:00 p.m.

Clips & Previews

Watch Episodes On Demand
July 13th
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your
senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the
latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its
mark, even altering your DNA.


Summer of Birds

Sunday, July 10th at 3:00 pm

A SUMMER OF BIRDS details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of
renowned naturalist painter, ornithologist and literary figure John James
Audubon. Based on the acclaimed book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by award-winning writer Danny Heitman, the documentary chronicles the formative summer Audubon spent in Louisiana in 1821, in the lush surroundings of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. There, Audubon began or completed nearly half of the 435 pictures in his famous "Birds of America" collection. Narrated by Emmy-winning actress Sela Ward (House; Once and Again; Sisters), the film explores the profound influence of Louisiana's natural environment and birdlife on Audubon's development as an artist and writer, and conversely, Audubon's undeniable impact on the region and its cultural identity. Today, the Audubon mystique is deeply ingrained in Louisiana culture, where annual community rituals keep it alive. Each year, visitors flock to Oakley Plantation, the Audubon Pilgrimage and the Audubon Bird Fest, a three-day bird-watching expedition. A SUMMER OF BIRDS tells this colorful story through Audubon's most iconic bird images; historical re-enactments; original journal entries; interviews with wildlife painters, scientists and conservationists working to preserve Audubon's legacy; and scenes of the region's wild and fragile landscapes and its rare and threatened bird species. Cameras accompany modern-day birding enthusiasts and naturalists through Louisiana's bayous and woodsy pathways to experience their "paradise of birds" the same way Audubon did nearly 200 years ago.


Walk in the Park with Nick Molle: Birds Without Borders
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Sunday, July 10th at 4:00 p.m.

In the latest installment of A WALK IN THE PARK WITH NICK MOLLE,
naturalist Nick Molle goes in search of four birds with the ability to
thrive in two completely different ecosystems: Swainson's Thrush, Wilson's
Warbler, the Yellow Warbler and the Western Tanager. Filmed on two
continents, BIRDS WITHOUT BORDERS follows a project jointly administered by the "sister cities" of Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park and Monteverdi in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, that seeks to better understand the birds' life cycles through their migratory patterns. Molle ventures into the coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains and the lush tropical environs of Costa Rica with research biologists, park personnel, natural-history experts and conservationists to track the birds, with the goal of defining exact flight patterns and documenting changes in behavior. Along the way, they discuss the effect of environmental changes on the species, their unique partnership and the importance of shared conservation.

Wednesdays at 9 p.m.  

Visit the NOVA website

See the May Highlights page for NOVA episodes on
May 4th & 11th
Watch Episodes On Demand

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth
uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into
riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the
civilization we've built?

August 3rd
Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs -- a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with tombs. Now, NOVA goes inside a previously-unknown complex within the tunnel system: a mysterious mass grave, locked away for nearly 2000 years. NOVA's forensic investigation opens up fascinating new insights into the daily life and health of Roman citizens at the heyday of its mighty empire.

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Secrets of the Dead
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The Test

Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 pm

THE TEST examines the history of atomic testing in Nevada, atomic tourism, and the consequences of being in Nevada's "atomic backyard." Following World War II, as the United States plunged into the Cold War, scientists raced to keep the nation secure in the nuclear age. They lacked a full understanding of atomic weaponry's destructive scope and knew the bomb had to be tested further. Ultimately, atomic testing sites, including one in Nevada, were established. The one-hour documentary delves into the testing in Nevada and the rise of "atomic culture." Highlights include the
elaborately constructed "doom towns," "atomic tourism," which describes how nuclear testing became a main event in Las Vegas as residents and visitors alike lined up to watch "the show," as well as a detailing of the history leading up to the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, still in effect today. Additionally, THE TEST examines the role that the former test site serves today in preparing first responders for the fight against
terrorism and other dangers.


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Chesapeake Footsoldiers

Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 p.m.

Most people only tend to hear bad news about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. But there are thousands of people who work behind the scenes to help return the bay to health... and their efforts are having a positive impact. American University students from The Center for Environmental Filmmaking tell the stories of four such "Chesapeake Footsoldiers."


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Stories of the Mind

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

July 11th
Three characters in different times of their lives use different tactics
to manage their anxiety, the most common type of mental health disorder for

July 18th
Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision
making. In our 36hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants
to see just how vital sleep is to your mental health.

July 25th
Stories in San Antonio, Chicago and Fort Worth highlight programs that
work: best practices for a positive impact on mental health in their

August 8th
Doctors at the forefront of brain science develop new treatments and gain insights into the connections between mind and body.

August 15th
Three organizations perfecting nontraditional methods to deliver effective mental health care.

August 22nd
Three people with schizophrenia share their powerful stories to challenge perceptions of living with this mental illness.

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Nine to Ninety

Sunday, July 17th at 12:30 p.m.

Every morning after taking a long list of medications, 89-year-old Phyllis
Sabatini does her calisthenics and goes on a long walk around the Palm
Desert neighborhood where she lives with her husband, daughter, and
granddaughter. "Grandmom" may only be 4' 7,'' but she still stands tall as
the head of a close-knit Italian American family struggling to come to
terms with the declining health of its aging parents. Phyllis is facing her
last chapter with courage and determination, but her 90-year-old husband
Joe seems to have given up; he's detached and prefers to sleep most of the
day. Phyllis loves her family. She especially relishes the time she spends
with her granddaughter, Jacqueline. But she sees how much strain taking
care of her and Joe is putting on their family. As she watches her daughter
struggle to care for everyone from nine to 90, Phyllis makes a radical
decision to move into assisted living. Phyllis Sabatini realizes that
leaving home is difficult at any age, but she learns that sometimes, the
best way to say "I love you" is to say "goodbye."

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Grey Ambition
Sunday, July 17th at 5:30 p.m.
Grey Ambition is an inspirational documentary about Canadian seniors over
sixty-five who are taking their brain power to new levels long after
retirement. It includes seniors who are involved in the arts, volunteerism,
education, entrepreneurship and those still working in the business world
and proves that life begins at any age.


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Grey Glory
Sunday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m.
Grey Glory is a heartwarming and inspirational documentary about Canadian seniors who are pushing their bodies to the limit, redefining our
perceptions of aging. It tells the story of three extraordinary athletes;
Olga Kotelko, a ninety-four year old Masters Track and Field star who
didn't start the sport until she was seventy-seven; Milos Kostic, a seventytwo
year old runner and triathlete who has competed in over twenty IRONMAN
triathlons; and sixty-eight year old Tom Heffner, who trains and competes
in international bodybuilding competitions. These remarkable seniors take
us through their workouts, tell us about the secrets to their success and
prove that it is never too late to start exercising.


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Great Vacation Squeeze

Sunday, July 31st at 4:30 p.m.

Americans have the shortest vacations of any rich country. And they are
actually getting even shorter. The US is one of only five countries in the
world -- the others are Burma, Nepal, Suriname and Guyana -- which have no law guaranteeing any paid vacation time for workers. The average US
vacation is a bit over two weeks, while the median is only about a week,
and American workers give back about three vacation days every year.
Europeans enjoy five or six weeks of vacation each year and are healthier
than Americans. Vacations matter -- for productivity, happiness, family
bonding and especially, health. Men who don't regularly take vacations are
a third more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who do; women are
fifty percent more likely, and far more likely to suffer from depression.
Making the case for more vacation time are: Shelton Johnson, a ranger
naturalist in Yosemite and a "star" of Ken Burns' National Parks series;
Rick Steves, the world's best-selling travel writer; and Sara Speck,
cardiologist and director of a cardio-vascular wellness program, who tells
patients to "take two weeks and call me in the morning."

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Growing a Greener World
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
Visit Growing a Greener World's website   

July 9th
Once you get past the buzz of backyard beekeeping, what's the reality?
This episode tracks the first year of newbie beekeeper Joe Lamp'l:
selecting the best equipment, physically taking possession of thousands of
live bees, installing them in a proper hive, harvesting the honey, and
dealing with the inevitable challenges along the way. With a Master
Beekeeper offering expert advice as well as incredible visuals of the
honeybee's secret world, this episode is a must-see.

July 16th
Soil experts agree: the most effective amendment you can add to your
garden to improve soil quality is compost. Best of all, you can make it at
home for free! Yet many people are confused about how to get started,
unclear about what can be composted, or just want to get better compost
faster. Joe Lamp'l takes you on a behind the scenes look at everything you
need to know to make it yourself, including a do-it-yourself compost bin
using recycled pallets.

July 23rd
Some do it for the meat, some for the eggs, some just to have a few
feathered friends clucking about in the garden. But there's no doubt that
the newfound popularity of backyard chickens has turned many a citydwelling executive into a weekend urban farmer. Joe Lamp'l and Theresa Loe help you introduce chickens to your yard, and Todd Brock, co-author of Building Chicken Coops for Dummies, shows a solution for housing a flock that even a novice DIYer can handle.

July 30th
You may think it's a title reserved for vast state parks or federallyprotected
natural areas, but anyone can create a Certified Wildlife Habitat
in their own backyard! In this episode, an expert from the National
Wildlife Federation outlines the simple steps to making your own landscape a lot wilder. We also visit a local Certified Wildlife Habitat school where outdoor garden classrooms engage youngsters in nature and teach them about important environmental issues. 

August 6th
Nothing scares new gardeners (and even some veterans) like starting a vegetable crop from seed. But there's no better way to really know what you're growing and turn your gardening habit into a year-round endeavor. This episode demystifies seeds and offers a crash course in starting a productive and successful garden from scratch. Host Joe Lamp'l starts seeds both inside and outside and demonstrates expert techniques from his own kitchen and food garden.

August 13th
With over 100 episodes broadcast so far and countless emails and comments from our viewers about each one, the GGW team has gotten a strong sense of which ones have left the most lasting impressions. In this episode, we look back on our most popular segments, share the best stories about the most incredible people we've met and the most dynamic places we've visited... and we uncover more about why these episodes resonated so deeply with fans. 

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Get Ready to Rio! with Chef Hubert Keller

Saturday's at 10:30 a.m.

July 30th
Chef Keller meets Rio-born cookbook author, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz at
the beautiful Ipanema Beach for a run and juice stop. Afterwards, they head to Rio's famous pedestrian mall for a tour of Confeitaria Columbo, one of the most elegant teahouses in the world. Then it is an introduction to
Brazil's most famous and beloved dish of all: Feijoada, a delicious meat
and black bean stew. At the Caesar Park feijoada buffet, Chef Keller finds
10 unique feijoadas including some that use some surprising cuts of meat.
The last stop is at the beautiful Bar Urca which sits on the scenic
Guanabara Bay next to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Chef is very impressed with the Portuguese-influenced food which he finds both delicious and perfectly

August 6th
They say you can find the heart and soul of Rio at its famous Farmers' Markets. Chef Keller browses the stalls filled with wonderful street food and the sweetest fruits and vegetables imaginable. He joins an EATRIO food tour run by Brazilian food expert, Tom LeMesurier. Afterwards, they head to one of Rio's very best Amazonian restaurants, Tacaca do Norte, for a real food adventure. Then a ride up to the beautiful and bohemian Santa Teresa district where they get a taste of bar life in Rio at the celebrated Bar do Gomez. In the evening, they visit Rio's most famous street food vendor, the beautiful and elegant Nega Teresa who makes the African dish, Acaraje.

Sunday, August 7th at 11:30 a.m.
As the world's attention turns to Rio de Janeiro for the August 2016 Olympics, Chef Hubert Keller explores and celebrates Rio's exciting and vibrant culinary scene. In the show, Chef Keller talks with and learns from Rio's most celebrated chefs, popular street food vendors, a brewmaster, and Brazilian cookbook author. No one is better suited for a culinary tour of Rio than Chef Keller who worked in Brazil as a young chef. There, he developed a deep understanding of the country's diverse and wonderful food traditions, ingredients and local dishes.

August 13th
Every time Chef Keller goes to Rio, he visits his good friend, French-born Claude Troisgros, who is culinary royalty in Rio. They have lunch at his CT Boucherie restaurant, a Brazilian steakhouse or "churrascaria" considered to have some of the best meat in Rio. Claude takes Hubert to meet his friend Katia Barbosa for some of the best Brazilian home cooking in Rio. At her famous Aconchego Carioca restaurant, Chef Keller is dazzled by her signature dishes, including the Bolinhos Feijoada and Shrimp in Coconut. His next food stop is to TT Burger, reputed to have the best burger in Rio. While it looks American on the surface, the burger is Brazilian from the pickle to the bun. The final destination is to what may be the most romantic and beautiful restaurant in Rio: Aprazivel.

August 20th
Chef Pedro Artagao, considered one of Rio's hottest up and coming chefs, gives Chef Keller a tour of his restaurant Iraja. Chef Pedro demonstrates three of his signature dishes, including a Caesar Kale Salad and a Picanha Beef with Manioc Puree. At midnight, Pedro introduces Chef Keller to an insider secret place: Galeto Sats Barbecue in Copacabana, a hotspot for chefs who meet and eat there after their shifts. The next day Chef Keller visits Rio's most famous microbrewery, Jeffrey Beer which has an art gallery and lab for testing new beers. Chef Keller is invited to a beer and cheese tasting before he leaves. The final night of his stay, Chef Keller is the guest of honor at a special Carioca (residents of Rio) barbecue arranged by the chefs and foodies he visited while in Rio. Set on the water, there are beautiful and mouthwatering meats sizzling on the grill, everything from roasts and steaks to sausages and ribs. They are accompanied by a myriad of delicious side dishes, plenty of ice cold beer and some intoxicating music. The perfect way to end a trip to Rio de Janeiro.

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

July 9th
Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La
Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the
test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best Cuban
braised shredded beef at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the
secrets to making fried sweet plantains. Then, testing expert Adam Ried
reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia
Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate mango, orange, and
jicama salad.

July 16th
Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host
Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor.
Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Chris how to make the best savory corn muffins at home.

July 23rd
Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
ultimate charcoal-grilled steaks at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steak knives in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best jar spatulas and jar openers. Finally, test cook Bryan Roof reveals the secrets to making perfect grilled pork kebabs with hoisin and five-spice.

July 30th
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia
Collin Davison to learn how to make the best chicken mole poblano at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mexican lagers. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate drunken beans. 

August 6th
Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect peri peri grilled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best pita bread salad with tomatoes and cucumber.

August 13th
Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti. 

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

July 9th
What's better than one Chef Tsai? How about three! This week, Ming's mom and dad stop by to show who knows best when it comes to home cooking. With two delicious comfort food recipes to choose from, it's a Simply Ming to remember.

July 16th
It's a family affair this week when Ming's mom and dad are back to show
their son a thing or two in the kitchen! Two great home-cooked meals are on the stove as Ming, his mom and dad chop, dice, saute and fry their way
through family stories and shared jokes, this week on Simply Ming.

July 23rd
While in LA, Ming stops by the chat with praised local chef Roy Choi. Roy
takes Ming on a ride in one of his popular food trucks while they cook up
some daring cuisine. All that and more, this week on Simply Ming!

July 30th
This week on Simply Ming, we'll check out the LA hotspot Animal. Watch as
Ming meets with the two visionaries behind the project, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Don't miss out on what each of these talented chefs have in store for you! 

August 6th
This week on Simply Ming we have the godfather of Peruvian cuisine and three time James Beard nominee Ricardo Zarate. He and Ming swap homestyle recipes from their different cultures before sitting down to a decadent meal.

August 13th
Ming drives up the California coast to get the scoop on popular local ingredients, and meet up with new friends to try out tasty new dishes that you can make at home. This week, on Simply Ming!

Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Visit Annebel Langbein's website

July 9th
Annabel Langbein visits actor Sam Neill's Two Paddocks vineyard to harvest saffron and pick heritage pears, then invites him and his team to her cabin to try her modern take on classic Italian osso bucco and saffron risotto. Her pear and prune custard cream dessert has everyone swooning. Recipes from this episode: choconut slice, balsamic glaze, beet, fennel and goat cheese salad, osso bucco, gremolata, saffron spinach risotto, pear and prune custard cream, coffee liqueur, extra-special coffees.

July 16th
Annabel Langbein tries her hand at fly fishing on the lake near her Wanaka
cabin, then shows how to cook the most succulent trout enrobed in salt. As
her neighbors arrive for a cookout she whips up help-yourself hamburgers
and blueberry crepes over the outdoor fire. Recipes from this episode:
vegetable samosas, minty yogurt dipping sauce, salt-crusted fish, speedy
mayo, dill and caper mayo, mango salsa, sesame beef patties, help-yourself hamburgers, holiday crepes, blueberry sauce, retro fruit punch.

July 23rd
Annabel Langbein visits and gathers culinary lavender and merino lamb from local farms to make a roast dinner with a difference. Also on the menu are deep-fried zucchini flowers and a divine maple and apple tarte tatin.
Recipes from this episode: cookie sampler, chevre-stuffed zucchini flowers,
roast lamb with herb crust, vegetable tian, green beans with olives and
garlic, maple and apple tarte tatin, and lavender syrup.

August 27th
In sunny Nelson at the top of New Zealand's South Island, Annabel Langbein goes foraging and harvests mushrooms to use in a quick and easy teriyaki fish and mushroom bake. She also shares her recipe for a super-simple lemon and ginger ice cream served with crunchy ginger biscotti. Recipes from this episode: pan-fried mushrooms with pine nuts, lahmacun flatbread, salted edamame, teriyaki sauce, teriyaki fish and mushroom bake, Japanese-style rice, gingered bok choy, lemon and ginger ice cream, ginger biscotti, fresh flower tea. 

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

Visit the Victory Garden's EdibleFEAST website

July 9th
See how innovative gardeners and farmers make it work in New York City.
First, visit a former chef who uses ocean water from Long Island to make
her own salt on Manhattan rooftops. Venture into the parks of the city to
see the wild bounty available for urban foraging and then ascend to the
rooftops of two Brooklyn farms to learn about their gardening techniques.
Finally, Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta restaurant prepares two simple and elegant eggplant dishes.

July 16th
Edible San Francisco editor Bruce Cole gives gardening tips from his
backyard garden, including how to humanely remove pests from the garden. Head to the farmers market with Inna Jam's Dafna Kory to pick up some delicious fruit before making jam. Then, visit the Mandela Foods Co-op - a co-operative grocery store created by the community within a food desert. Finish up with a recipe by food writer and cook Samin Nosrat, who cooks up an herb salad and confit tomatoes on toast.

July 23rd
Visit Palm Beach, Florida, where Dr. John Zahina-Ramos of Just One
Backyard shows how to plant sweet potatoes in a wheelbarrow and then how to make a wall garden. Then visit Jojo Milano, who left the urban life of
Miami to start a farm in rural Palm Beach County where she raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha goats and makes cheese from their milk. Next, head to the water to see how Eric Finn dives for the invasive lionfish and spiny lobster. Finish up in the kitchen of Chef Clay Conley, who serves up lionfish, escabeche-style.

July 30th
In Madison, Wisconsin, stop by the home of vegetable gardener Megan Cain and learn to make an herb spiral using repurposed bricks. Watch Chef Christine Inthachith and her mother Bounyoung of Lao Laan-Xang restaurant (the first Laotian restaurant in Madison) cook up chicken laarp and fall squash curry. Visit Roller Coaster farm, which supplies the majority of its pigs to Johnny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective, then head back to Johnny's butcher shop to see him break down a pig and make charcuterie. And last, visit the first organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin, a farm that uses the traditional method of dry harvesting cranberries. 

August 6th
In Vancouver, Canada, gardener and author Andrea Bellamy shows how to create a worm composter, propagate herbs by taking cuttings and harvest flax seeds. Chef Chris Roper is cooking rye crusted sturgeon with lightly pickled beets, and smoked salmon salad with cucumber. Go out on crab boats with fishermen dedicated to keeping low-impact practices viable for small-scale harvesters, and visit a mobile truck farm owned by Judy Kenzie.

August 13th
Visit magnificent farms of New England. The first stop is Winter Hill Farm in Maine, where Sarah and Steve (with their two young children in tow) manage a herd of rare Randall cattle and operate a small farmstead creamery producing raw milk, yogurt and artisanal cheeses. Next visit Michelle and Dana of Bantam Cider, and the apple orchards of Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, to see how hard cider is made in Boston. Then head to Green City Growers, where owner Jessie Banhazl shows how to make a cold frame from the ground up, and finally to the home of Chef Carolyn Johnson who cooks up two delicious apple-inspired dishes.

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Well Read
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

July 17th
Journalist, lecturer and author of seven books, Adam Hochschild discusses Spain in Our Hearts. A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. He unravels the complicated war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceded World War II.

July 24th
With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and
most enigmatic figures: King David. Brooks takes Well Read through his
journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to
traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and
diminished dotage.

July 31st at 1:30 am
Over the past 20 years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of how a band of
librarians in Timbuktu pull off a brazen heist to save precious centuriesold
Arabic texts from Al Qaeda. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktuis an
inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism. 


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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

July 10th
Many quilters love small projects. Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose
share techniques for fusible applique. They also give tips for finishing
your stitching with perfection.

July 17th
Marianne Fons was inspired by an antique quilt for this project. Marianne
and Mary teach techniques for working with flannel, using a triangle
trimmer for accurate piecing, and using fabric scraps to make a border.

July 24th
Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of
lights and darks. Mary and Marianne stress cutting accuracy and a
consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern.

July 31st
This modern version of an antique "crazy quilt" is sure to inspire. Update
the color palette and fall in love with the simplicity and freedom of crazy

August 14th
Repetition creates a secondary design when two sizes of the same quilt block are combined to create the Double Stars. Mary Fons is joined by Jodi Davis is this episode to show you the basics of creating the 8-point star block.

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Few Good Pie Places

Friday, July 8th at 10:00 p.m.

Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from Maine to
Minnesota. Meet crusty and flaky cooks who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross a lattice top. It's a celebration of
apple, berry and sweet potato slices!


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Jay: A Rockefeller's Journey

Sunday, July 17th at 4:00 p.m.

This program will document the half-century career of John D. Rockefeller
IV in his chosen home of West Virginia. Why would the heir of one of the
wealthiest families in America come to one of its poorest states - and stay?
What influenced him and who inspired him along his journey to becoming on of the state's most influential leaders of the last 50 years? 
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Beyond The Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race

Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m.

BEYOND THE POWDER is a documentary film that follows the female pilots of the 2014 Air Race Classic racers as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race of 1929, also known as the Powder Puff Derby. The first Women's Air Derby in 1929, which was comprised of 20 women, including Amelia Earhart-was flown from Santa Monica to the finish line in Cleveland, kicking off the National Air Races. The country watched as these brave women made history flying crosscountry, breaking into a competition that was thought to be for men only. They encountered sabotage, death, and all the difficulties of flying at the dawn of aviation. Today the Powder Puff Derby continues as the Air Race Classic, with modern day racers carrying out the legacy and the adventurous spirit of the original racers. Showing that they were more than just their make-up, the original Derby contestants have inspired those flying today to truly push beyond the powder.


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Finding Traction

Sunday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki
Kimball's quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's
oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail. 

Great British Baking Show
Friday,s at 9:00 p.m.

August 5th
Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate souffle in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers create chocolate centerpieces.

August 12th
Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge -filled iced buns; conquer the Technical - pastry they've all struggled with; and master the Showstopper - a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.



Historic Green Village: Generating the Future, Treasuring the Past

August 7th at 3:30 p.m.

HISTORIC GREEN VILLAGE: Generating the Future, Treasuring the Past is a 30-minute documentary that explores how the Historic Green Village on Anna Maria Island, Florida has become a showcase for sustainable living, electrical generation and water conservation by recycling and renovating historic buildings in the area. Mike and Lizzie Thrasher ran a highly successful baby food company in their native country of Britain. They vacationed on the idyllic barrier island of Anna Maria in South West Florida. They fell in love with the area, sold their business and used the proceeds to develop a real estate business in Anna Maria. Their showcase location is the Historic Green Village in the heart of the community. The village consists of two original remodeled buildings, one new building and two homes that were moved to the site from different parts of the island. The Thrashers had two major goals for the project: to become LEED Certified Platinum and to have a Net Zero Campus. What does all this mean? The buildings would use as little electricity as possible, generate their own electricity, adhere to strict environmental usage of water, and be part of a community that has a limited impact on the environment. They had many challenges along the way including having a bakery and a cafe on site which are both heavy power consumers.




American Originals: Made On Main Street

Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m.

Based on the series New York Originals, host Jamie McDonald hits the road to find unique craft persons, one-of-a-kind shows and businesses across America. F B Washburn Candy Corporation - Brockton, MA; D Picking & Co -Bucyrus, OH; Jensen Steam Engines - Jeannette, PA; Newberry & Sons Chairs - Red Boiling Springs, TN; Hensen Broom Shop - Symsonia, KY; Columbus Washboard Co. Logan, OH; Penn's Store - Gravel Switch, KY.



Making Waves

Sunday, August 14th atp 3:00 p.m.

MAKING WAVES explores Philadelphia's historic Boathouse Row, where great rowers and Olympic champions have trained for over 150 years. It looks at the elite world of rowing and how it perpetrates exclusion in subtle ways. Beautifully shot in HD, the documentary focuses on several passionate rowers from diverse backgrounds. Recounting their own experiences in the sport, their stories also reveal how far the sport needs to change to truly reflect today's diverse society. Frances McElroy is director/producer.


Shifting Sands: on the Path to Sustainability

Sunday, August 14th at 4:00 p.m.

For more than a century, North America's giants in manufacturing (US Steel, Standard Oil and Bethlehem Steel) and preservationists battled over a 47-mile stretch of sandy shore along Lake Michigan that contains one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet-the Indiana Dunes region. While the factories provided jobs and contributed to the community's economic growth, they also wiped out a tremendous amount of rare habitat, and polluted the waterways. In SHIFTING SANDS:ON THE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY, the hour-long documentary takes a look at the decades-long effort to create the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore amid the presence of heavy industry along Lake Michigan. It also highlights the collaborative effort to clean up and restore the region. The clash over the Indiana Dunes-considered to be the birthplace of ecological science in North America-would lead to the creation of public policy with worldwide impact, and it would give the United States one of its first urban National Parks. Today, that decades-old battle has transformed into a new model of cooperation, where industrialists and environmentalists, once bitter adversaries, are now working together to steer this community toward sustainability.

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Independent Lens
Mondays at 10:00 p.m.
Visit the Independent Lens website
Watch Episodes On Demand
Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m
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Watch Episodes On Demand

July 12th

An inside account of efforts to bring about change in the Saudi kingdom. With on-the-ground reporting, the film examines Saudi Arabia today.


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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.


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Virginia Currents
Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
July 7th
Virginia Currents goes behind bars to show how the Pixie's Pen Pals'
program helps unwanted dogs get adopted through the diligent training and love from women incarcerated at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women. Plus, learn about the People's Library, a project that enables the
community to share their stories on discarded and repurposed books at theRichmond Public Library. 

August 4th
VC features Parents Against Bullying, aimed to stop the cycle of bullying in schools and founded by Shant'a Miller-Synaker, a woman who's own children were victims of bullying. Also, meet Ana Ines King, the founder of Latin Ballet. Find out how she uses dance to help adults learning English as a Second Language and children with learning disablities.

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Admissions On Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Education

Monday, July 11th at 10:00 p.m.

At many universities, race helps determine who's admitted. But a Supreme Court case could soon end that nationwide. We trace this issue from 1946 to today, and examine what race-blind admissions might look like. Activists lawyers, university officials, students, and people who fought segregation discuss what diversity means, whether it matters, and how we should-and shouldn't-be able to seek it.


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Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m.

A vivid portrait of the Valleys Planning Council, a citizen-led non-profit
organization, and the brilliant work of Ian Harg, a talented landscape
architect. McHarg, along with a team of consultants, penned a landmark land preservation plan back in the early 1960s. The Plan for the Valleys was one of the first land planning documents to use ecology as the central theme. Vintage footage highlights the entertaining McHarg, as well as interviews with a variety of characters involved in the organization over five decades. The film skillfully and beautifully documents the success of smart growth: a stunning, rural countryside that supports outstanding agricultural and equine industries that pay enormous dividends to current and future generations in terms of both a healthy economy and healthy environment. The film also serves as a wonderful testament to citizen action and visionary planning.


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Up from Ashes

Sunday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m.

What goes into building a Library? Concerned with sustainability, the
developers of the Traverwood Branch of the AADL took a unique approach to the building process by harvesting hundreds of ash trees devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer and reusing the trees in the construction of the building. 'Up From Ashes,' produced by KDN Films in Madison Heights, Michigan, captures each step of the Traverwood Branch construction process, a process that combined both primitive and modern construction methods. In this hourlong documentary, director Bill Kubota treats viewers to a behind-thescenes look at drawing board designs, deadlines, and one-ton draft horses harvesting the lumber. Also captured on film is the anxiety of the development team as design and structure challenges arise and are dealt with.


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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa

Sunday, July 31st at 5:30 p.m.

This episode visits Clarkston, Georgia, home to over 40 different
nationalities, to document its November 2013 city council and mayoral
election - in which three former refugees were on the ballot. In this halfhour program, America By The Numbers anchor Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkston to chronicle the stories of former refugees, many from war-torn countries, who are exercising voting rights and actively engaging in democracy as political candidates and election workers for the first time. Through their stories, we see the impact the dream of democracy and citizenship has on immigrants and many of the South's new residents.
August 7th
American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the "exurbs" that surround them remain overwhelmingly white. In fact, while whites account for only 8% of total U.S. population growth, they make up 73% of growth in exurban areas. We visit Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-a town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000, but remains over 94% white. We explore both the allure and the complexity of living in a homogenous community.

August 14th
Pacific Islanders serve in the U.S. military in disproportionally high numbers, and have suffered the highest casualty rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We visit Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, to speak to some of the island's veterans. The men and women of Guam are American citizens and serve in our country's military at a rate three times higher than the rest of the country. We explore why Guam's returning veterans say they can't get the healthcare they need.


Little League: A History

August 7th at 4:00 p.m.

Narrated by legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully, LITTLE LEAGUE: A HISTORY traces the 75-year history of the world's largest organized youth sports program, from its humble beginnings in Williamsport, Penn. to its current status as a worldwide phenomenon. Past and present Little League players, administrators, coaches, umpires, and others reflect on the role Little League played on their lives. Notable interviewees include: President George W. Bush, NASA Space Shuttle Commander Story Musgrave, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig, former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, former MLB pitcher Mike Mussina, Cincinnati Reds player Todd Frazier, and MLB's official historian, John Thorn. LITTLE LEAGUE: A HISTORY also includes interviews with the family members of Little League founder Carl Stotz; Carolyn King, whose 1973 lawsuit against Little League contributed to the league's landmark policy reversal of prohibiting girls from playing Little League Baseball; Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston Massar (the first girl to ever play Little League); and the three surviving members of the original Little League team formed in 1939.

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Doc Martin
Saturdays at 7:00 

July 9th
After Martin's first session with Dr. Rachel Timoney, we see he may have
met his match: if anyone is going to be able to help Martin change, then Dr.
Timoney seems well-qualified. Louisa's return further raises questions
around their relationship: in order to stay together, perhaps they need to
spend more time apart, living in separate houses until they have worked
through their issues. Meanwhile, Al welcomes his first fishing guests, but
an uninvited one means that his good review is definitely not guaranteed.
Bert decides to try and rejuvenate trade at the restaurant by joining an
online voucher scheme, and offering a 2-for-1 lobster special with the help
of Gus, a local fisherman. Morwenna thinks her responsibilities in the
Surgery have increased, and asks Martin for a pay raise. Louisa, her return
to school imminent, has to find a new babysitter to look after James Henry,
and reluctantly decides to offer Janice a trial. Aunt Ruth has to face up
to the fact that there is no escaping the aging process, but doesn't want
Martin to be constantly making her accept her health limitations. Penhale
is excited to receive his new police issue Taser, but Portwenn does not
exactly offer him plenty of opportunities to try it out...

July 16th
Martin has decided he will be the one to move out of the Surgery to allow
Louisa the space she needs, which Louisa does really appreciate. Louisa is intrigued to meet Martin's therapist, Dr. Rachel Timoney, but is not quite
so happy when Rachel suggests that they should have therapy as a couple, instead of Martin having it on his own. Aunt Ruth, however, manages to persuade Louisa that being a part of it will allow her a chance to defend herself if she needs to. Janice's babysitting of James Henry does not get off to the best of starts, but fortunately Penhale is around to help her
out. After his disastrous lobster special evening, Bert disappears, and Al
is very concerned when Ruth tells him about Bert's behavior, and when he
finds out there are bailiffs at the restaurant. Mrs. Tishell is concerned
that Martin will not be able to look after himself living on his own, so
decides that she is the best person to help him. The new Portwenn Radio DJ, Melanie, is trying to revitalize the station with a Healthy Eating Week
segment, and tries to get Martin involved, but she ends up getting more
than she bargained for when Martin has to perform an operation live on the

July 23rd
Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though
neither of them was expecting that they would be given homework. Peter
Cronk, now 15, approaches Louisa to ask if Martin will allow him to do work
experience at the Surgery. Louisa is surprised, and impressed, when Martin agrees to this: perhaps he is learning to change after all. Morwenna is not quite so happy about it when Peter starts trying to boss her around in the Surgery. Meanwhile, Mrs. Tishell is surprised by the return of her husband, Clive, and even more so when he tells her he wants to give things another go. Bert, after losing the restaurant and having nowhere to live except this new camper van, is looking around for other opportunities, but he is keeping everything close to his chest, and definitely away from the eyes of Penhale, who is trying to impress Janice. Louisa has to call Martin to help her when one of her pupils, Jessy, collapses during a school excursion, and together they rush Jessy to the hospital. Peter's work experience doesn't work out quite as well as he had hoped, though he is very grateful he did it when Martin helps him to successfully treat his mother, Mrs. Cronk.

July 30th
Martin reaches his breaking point with being followed around by Buddy: he
resolves to find a vet to have him put down. Morwenna, and eventually
Louisa, manage to persuade him that it isn't quite that simple - a vet will
not put down a healthy dog just on Martin's say-so. They intervene and find
a new home for Buddy with Angela Sim, a local vet, though Martin will have
to take him there himself. Martin is not impressed by Angela's alternative
approaches to medicine, even if it is veterinary medicine, but at least he
has managed to offload Buddy onto her. Meanwhile, Ruth finds out what Bert has been up to, in trying to make his own whisky, and he eventually
persuades her to keep his secret. Clive is suspicious of Mrs. Tishell and
who she might be cooking meals for, but decides to give her the benefit of
the doubt so that they can really give their marriage another go. Penhale
wants to ask Janice out, but only succeeds in asking her to a group BBQ at
his place, and then has to persuade Al and Morwenna to come too, to make up the numbers. Louisa and Martin's therapy homework results in a picnic, much to Martin's dismay, but even this doesn't go to plan, when they are interrupted by Angela and Buddy on the beach: Angela appears to be
hallucinating, and Martin has to get Penhale to help him calm her down, so
that he can treat her and find out what has been going on. 

August 6th
Martin and Louisa don't seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr. Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date, and try not to let their busy lives get in the way, even though Louisa is also trying to plan James Henry's first birthday party. A last-minute request from Danny, Louisa's ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth's farm, supervised by Al and Bert, but they need some children from a local school to show them around: Louisa feels she has to help her old friend out, even though this further adds to her load. Martin is not at all pleased when Danny proceeds to try and intervene in their troubled relationship. Things are going slightly better for Mrs. Tishell and Clive, though Clive worries that he will not be able to keep up when Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences. Things don't start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over. When they finally find Jake, they also find Bert's whisky still, and Penhale is keen to lay down the law to Bert. Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James's party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth's birthday cake can keep them there.

August 13th
After Martin and Louisa tell Dr. Timoney about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. She asks them if it is time they recognize that perhaps they are not meant to be together: something for them to go and think about. Martin has new neighbors: Erica the new Art Teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie. Though Louisa is happy to finally have found a permanent teacher, this proves to be short lived when Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children. Penhale manages to protect everyone after a car accident outside the school, and Louisa is very surprised when the victim of the crash turns out to be Dr. Timoney. Penhale is happy to finally have his crime-stopping talents recognized, but is confused when he is offered a transfer to Exeter, particularly as this will mean leaving Janice behind, even though he hasn't quite managed to ask her out yet. Martin discovers that his new neighbour is both noisy and rather accident-prone, and thinks nothing of calling on the doctor next door.Bert, his whisky dream now in tatters, decides to go back to something he knows, and becomes a handyman, though even this doesn't really prove worthwhile when his first customer, Erica, has an accident and he has to call Martin in to help. Louisa and Martin are intrigued when Dr. Timoney invites them for an additional therapy session she might just have worked out an answer to the question of their relationship.

August 20th
As we reach the final episode in Series 7, Martin finds himself in a very unusual situation: trapped by Annie Winton, who desperately wants him to try and save her husband, Jim Winton, despite Jim having been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Annie insists that there must be something that Martin can do to help. Meanwhile, Ruth and Bert have a proposition to put to Al, regarding the whisky and the B&B. Louisa is very worried about Martin, and wonders if the breakdown of their therapy could have led him to decide to leave Portwenn for good. She calls on Morwenna, Janice and Ruth for help, but none of them have seen Martin. Penhale drives Louisa up to the Winton Farm, where despite Annie trying to persuade them otherwise, they discover Martin. Now reunited with Louisa, Martin manages to eventually find Jim and perform a life saving operation on him. But is it too late for Martin and Louisa to also save their marriage?

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

July 9th
Hyacinth is eager to take delivery of a new suite, which she is quick to
tell everyone is an exact replica of one in Sandringham House. But the
delivery goes awry.

July 16th
Hyacinth suddenly decides to take Daddy out for a picnic in the country,
but Daddy equally suddenly decides that he will take her car!

July 23rd
Richard has no hiding place from Hyacinth now that early retirement has
been thrust upon him. He finds the though of all the extra time that the
two of them will be able to spend together rather daunting.

July 30th
Hyacinth has forced Richard to participate in a trip to the countryside to
look for Iron Age remains. But further cultural excursions are curtailed
when Daisy and Onslow report that Rose is behaving in outrageous fashion.

August 6th
Hyacinth borrows a holiday cottage in the country for the weekend and plans a small barbecue. Small, that is, only by comparison with the planning efforts used by Churchill in the last war.

August 13th
According to Hyacinth, the one thing she cannot stand is snobbery, people trying to pretend they are superior. As she logically concludes, "That only makes it so much harder for those of us who really are."

August 20th
Hyacinth has determined that Richard needs a hobby and plunks down a video camera before him. She admonishes him to go off and "be artistic," an instruction she will soon live to regret.

August 27th
Hyacinth and Richard have been invited to a showing at an art gallery, and she hones up by reading books on art. Her polish stands to be stripped, however, when her father sneaks into the exhibit and begins mingling with the art lovers.

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

July 9th
Back from a country weekend with Lionel, Jean is annoyed at Judy's
insinuations about the relationship with Lionel. Lionel only makes matters
worse when he crassly invites Jean to join him on a "freebie" cruise.

July 16th
Lionel has "first night nerves" over his first signing session at a book
shop. Alistair and Jean, meanwhile, are working overtime wheedling and
cajoling friends and acquaintances to queue up for signatures from the

July 23rd
When Lionel and Jean were young they dreamed of a romantic holiday
together in Paris. Now that dream has become reality, they find they are
not alone in this lovers' paradise and that true love never runs smoothly.

July 30th
Lionel's father is getting married. Jean and Lionel have key roles to
play, her as bridesmaid and him to give away the bride. But events on
wedding day go awry, and Lionel winds up in a quite different role. 

August 6th
Jean and Lionel have made the decision to live together. However, wires get crossed and there is confusion about who is to go live with whom. They end up still living apart.

August 13th
Jean and Lionel are still stale-mated over who will live with whom. Jean's sister-in-law is in town and wants to meet the "lovey-dovey" twosome. Not willing to admit the real situation, Jean embarks on a cover up.

August 20th
Jean and Lionel have at last agreed that Lionel should move in with Jean. When they are left alone in their new joint accommodation, they find it a little difficult to adjust to their new way of life. 

August 27th
Jean is opening another secretarial agency and is looking for someone to run it. Meanwhile, work for Lionel seems to have dried up, giving Jean cause for concern. But Lionel is withholding something from her.

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Father Brown

Saturday's at 9:00 p.m.

July 9th
When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

July 16th
Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder

July 23rd
Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

July 30th
When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?

August 6th
When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon's wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever.

August 13th
When two nuns die in mysterious circumstances at St Agnes convent, Father Brown investigates with the aid of Sister Boniface, an eager young fan of detective novels.

August 20th
Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight. But just who is responsible for her disappearance?

August 27th
After a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge. However, Father Brown is determined to prove the man's innocence.

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Dancing on the Edge

Sundays at 8:00 pm

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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.
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.
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.
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.

August 7th
Learn why Lady Cremone becomes suspicious of Masterson's offer of such a large reward and why Pamela decides to help Stanley and the band. As Julian's behavior becomes more and more unbalanced, Masterson becomes ever more apprehensive.

August 14th
In flashbacks, listen to Stanley's interviews with Louis, Jessie and Carla. The conversations touch on fame, prejudice, music, inequality, the aristocracy, ambition, fandom, family, education and more.


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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.

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?

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.

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

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.

August 7th
French police capture but then lose the prime suspect. Then, their lead detective goes missing. Though things eventually start to fall into place, something is troubling Karl.

August 14th
Things take a nasty turn for Karl as police get within a hair's breadth of catching the killer. Will they be in time?

August 21st
Karl falls apart as the Truth Terrorist's change of direction becomes unbearable. What will be the cost of catching their man? A hair-raising showdown begins.


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Downton Abbey Encore - Programming Note
Due to special programming & our August pledge drive Downton encores will not air.  
There will be an entire series encore over the Labor Day weekend in September (September 2nd through September 5th). More details such as times will be provided when they become finalized
WVPT ReDream (Local Programm)
Thursday, August 25th at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:30 p.m.
WVPT Re:Dream is about people living in your community as they navigate opportunity, meet obstacles, and pursue happiness in the 21st century.  WVPT asked -- what is YOUR dream? -- and community members from the age of  5 to 105 answered.  We were INSPIRED by what we heard. What is YOUR dream? 

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Jesse Owens: Enduring Spirit
Monday, August 1st at 7:30 p.m.
The story of Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers who became one of the most celebrated athletes in the world after winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens attended the Ohio State University where he ran track and shattered many collegiate records. This program looks at the impact Owens had
after he finished competing and his long relationship with Ohio State.


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Munic '72 & Beyond
Monday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m.
An act of terrorism shocks the world: Palestinian extremists invade the Summer Olympics and murder 11 Israeli athletes. With chilling detail, this new documentary investigates the Munich massacre, its aftermath and its relevance. It reveals alarming new evidence and never-before-seen photographs, and captures a poignant 43-year struggle for public remembrance. Even before its release, this film has attracted attention in The New York Times, NPR and around the world, as nations prepare for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio.
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Nazi Games: Berlin 1936
Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:00 p.m.
See how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual advantage, a relatively small, elitist sports event into an epic global and mass media spectacle that, despite the IOC's determined attempts to forget,continues to this day.
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Boys of '36: American Experience
Tuesday, August 2nd at 9:00 p.m.
Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Inspired by #1 best-seller The Boys in the Boat, the film follows the underdog team that took the nation by storm when they captured gold.
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Independent Lens - T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:00 p.m.
Meet Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan, and at 17 won the first Olympic gold medal for women's boxing in 2012. In this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.
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P.O.V. - My Way to Olympia
Friday, August 5th at 10:00 p.m.
Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker? Unfortunately -- or fortunately for anyone seeking an insightful and funny documentary -- this filmmaker frankly hates sports and thinks the games are "a stupid idea." Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London's Paralympics competition in "My Way to Olympia." As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports get punctured.
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Arnold Knows Me: The Tommy Kono Story
Tuesday, August 9th at 8:00 p.m.
Tommy Kono is one of America's greatest Olympic champions. He inspired two generations of weightlifters and body builders, including changing the life of one of the world's biggest movie stars.Kono and his family were re-located to an internment camp in World War Two, which is where he began weightlifting. After their return, Kono was drafted in 1952, but remained stateside and ultimately entered the Olympics that year. Tommy not only won the gold medal, he captured that prize again at the 1956 games, and took silver at the 1960 Olympics. He also won several body building competitions, including the Mr. Universe three times and Iron Man Mr. World titles. All this garnered the attention of fellow athletes like former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who remained a close friend. Kono passed away April 24, 2016, so this program is both an excellent memorial and a fascinating chapter in Olympic and Japanese-American history

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American Experience: The Presidents
Monday, August 8th & Tuesday, August 9th at 9:00 p.m.
This biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man, who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history. With the benefit of recently opened archives, the film recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. JFK offers new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, his close connection to his younger brother, Robert and his complex bond with his powerful father. It also reevaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-20th century -- the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia.
Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 p.m.
Revisit the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson who used his mastery of the legislative process to shepherd a collection of progressive programs only to have his visions of a Great Society swallowed up in the quagmire of Vietnam.
Thursday, August 11th at 9:00 p.m.
Examine the complex life and career of Richard Nixon, whose legacy includes both ending America's involvement in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Forced to resign, his administration did much to erode Americans' faith in their government.
Jimmy Carter
Monday, August 15th at 9:00 p.m.
Revisit the life of the Georgia peanut farmer who rose to become our 39th president. The film traces his rapid ascent in politics, dramatic fall from grace, unexpected resurrection and post-presidential success as a humanitarian. 
Tuesday, August 16th & Wednesday, August 17th at 9:00 p.m.
Explore the influence of family, religion and anti-communism on the life of Ronald Reagan.
George H.W. Bush
Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m.
Look back at the life and career of our 41st president, from his service in World War II and his early career in Texas to his days in the Oval Office, first as vice president to Ronald Reagan, then as the leader who presided over the first Gulf War.
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Dick Cheney: A Heartbeat Away
Sunday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m.
This 90-minute documentary film tells the story of the man historians have dubbed the most powerful vice president in the history of the United States. The Vice President recounts the story in his own words,reflecting on his modest upbringing in Casper, his lifelong high-risk heart problems, and his assessment of the world leaders he dealt with. In intimate detail, he recalls the attack on September 11,2001 that shook the world, and reveals details of the crisis never told before. Other voices lend perspective: Wyoming friends who have known Dick Cheney his entire life, journalists critical of his grip on the levers of power, and first-hand observers of his near half a century in politics and government. From this emerges a well-rounded portrait of one of the most powerful men of the last century, who escapes the world's scrutiny and controversy today the way he did as a young man: with a fly rod on a Wyoming river.
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Young Lincoln
Tuesday, August 9th at 8:30 p.m. 
YOUNG LINCOLN examines how the joys and trials of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood years formed his personality, shaped his early political notions and molded his character. The documentary features several notable historians who share their insight on this little-known chapter in Lincoln's life and legacy. The documentary focuses on Lincoln's close bonds with his family, and the numerous personal tragedies that he was forced to endure during his formative years. His childhood experiences would shaped his attitudes, molded his character and cast a dark shadow of depression that would remain deeply ingrained in him throughout his life.
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The Address 
Tuesday, August 16th, 7:30 p.m.
This film showcases the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont -- where students grappling with an array of learning challenges use the Gettysburg Address as a tool for success. Each student is tasked with memorizing Abraham Lincoln's 10-sentence masterpiece, and at year's end, recite it before their classmates and teachers. The film uses the contemporary story to reveal the history, context and importance of one of the greatest speeches in US history.
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Hi Gene! Meet the Real Senator McCarthy
Wednesday, August 17th at 8:00 p.m.
This documentary film looks at Sen. Eugene McCarthy's improbable and historic 1968 presidential campaign and features interviews with, among others, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, Sam Donaldson, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, George Reedy and Curtis Gas.
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FDR's Northern California Legacy: Rob on the Road
Wednesday, August 17th at 8:30 p.m.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt left a lasting legacy in northern California that you can still experience today. Board FDR’s beloved floating White House – the USS Potomac – docked at the port of Oakland. Discover timeless local art created by FDR’s work relief program created during the Great Depression.

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Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks
Wednesday, August 3rd at 8:00 p.m.
In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals.
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Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond
Wednesday, August 3rd at 10:00 p.m.
In this documentary, scientists trace "spillover" disease outbreaks -- which make a leap from animals to humans, as Zika and Ebola have.
Best of Birds
Wednesday, August 31st at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 2nd at 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the natural world with Nature's "all-star bird collection," a catalogue pledge special featuring some of the most memorable bird scenes from Nature's awardwinning library. Included in the special will be excerpts from fan favorites like My Life as a Turkey, An Original DUCKumentary, Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, Raptor Force, Birds of the Gods, Ireland's Wild River and more.

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Earthflight: A Nature Special Presentation
Sunday, August 21st at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31st at 9:00 p.m.
To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captures remarkable images of wild flocks but also relies on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Filmed over four years on 6 continents and in more than 40 countries, the Earthflight team uses many extraordinary techniques. For some of the unique flying shots, members of the team become part of the flock. The birds follow wherever they go - even in a microlight over Edinburgh and London. In Africa, paragliders float alongside wild vultures, while a model vulture carries a camera inside the flock. In South America, wild-living macaws, that were rescued as babies, still come back to visit their "foster mother," one of the cinematographers, as he travels along a jungle river. In Africa, a radio-controlled drone silently infiltrates masses of pink flamingos without disturbing a feather, and microlights and helicopters capture the dramatic moment white storks arrive over Istanbul. Back in Africa, a tame vulture carries a camera across the African bush and recreates the behavior of his wild relatives. Similarly, in the United States, a flock of hand-reared snow geese follows the migration route of wild flocks and takes in the sights and sounds of New York City - managing to get lost in Brooklyn.

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P.O.V. - Iris
Monday, August 1st at 10:00 p.m.
Meet Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who's had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Albert Maysles' film shows a woman with an inspirational enthusiasm for fashion, art and people.
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P.O.V. - Ping Pong
Friday, August 12th at 10:00 p.m.
Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years among them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. "Ping Pong" is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love - and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.
Super Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi
Saturday, August 20th at 11:30 a.m.
SUPER BRAIN is a program exploring new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day. Ever since it became possible to view the human brain as it lights up with activity, researchers have had to change long-held assumptions about an organ that has been called "the three-pound universe." Dr. Tanzi is introduced by his co-author Dr. Deepak Chopra. In his new program, SUPER BRAIN, Harvard Medical School professor Rudy Tanzi takes advantage of cutting-edge research to show the way we all can maximize our brain's potential. He crosses the next horizon in brain functioning where every person can reach a much higher level of fulfillment and achievement by harnessing the brain's hidden potential for change, creativity, and intelligence. "Super brain" isn't an exaggeration or a speculation by futurists. The program will dispel many long-held myths including that aging in the brain is irreversible and the brain's hard wiring cannot be changed - Dr. Tanzi explains and demonstrates new techniques for keeping the brain youthful and retaining mental acuity as we age.


Escape Anxiety with Suzanne Jesse
Saturday, August 20th at 1:30 p.m.
Afraid to speak in public? Do you avoid social gatherings? You're not alone. Clinical therapist and former anxiety sufferer Suzanne Jessee shares her personal struggles with anxiety and reveals the eight steps to combat this debilitating condition in the program, ESCAPE ANXIETY. The clinician, inspirational and educational speaker, and meditation guru was diagnosed with anxiety, severe depression, panic disorder and early-stage agoraphobia in 1991. Determined to understand her illness, Suzanne underwent years of schooling, training and clinical experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Arts in addiction studies from the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minn.. While working at Hazelden, Suzanne wrote the multi-disciplinary therapeutic in-home program Escape Anxiety. Now, through her coaching webinars and soon-to-be published book, Escape Anxiety: 8 Steps to Freedom Through Meditative Therapy, Suzanne hopes to offer mental health care that anyone can use in the comfort of their own homes.
Yakov Smirnoff: Happily Ever Laughter, The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships
Saturday, August 20th at 2:30 p.m.
Laugh and learn with the entertainer as he inspires viewers to bring back the honeymoon stage and keep it going. Using infectious charm and research-based advice, Yakov provides tools for sparking romantic relationships using love and laughter.
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Easy Yoga for Easing Pain
Sunday, August 21st at 10:30 a.m.
Based from her home in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Easy Yoga for Easing Pain will feature Peggy both explaining and demonstrating why yoga can effectively alleviate the pain in painful joints. And to further reinforce the value of incorporating yoga as part of daily living, we will track five or six individuals whom Peggy has been working with to see first hand how her program has affected the quality of their lives. As part of the program, viewers will also be a fly on the wall in one of Peggy's jam-packed yoga classes. These classes include men and women from all walks of life and all ages -- teens to octogenarians. Peggy will also address larger lifestyle considerations for those dealing with pain. According to Peggy, "Yoga is only part of the healing process. Our sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits are also fanning the flames of joint pain, and research shows that these factors can greatly exacerbate the pain in problem joints." As an instructor who walks the walk, Peggy will discuss how some of the simplest changes can make a positive and lasting impact on your daily life, and she is living proof. She will also demonstrate some of the easy changes that can be incorporated into a daily routine.
Ric Edelman's The Truth about Retirement
Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26th at 4:00 p.m.
In RIC EDELMAN'S THE TRUTH ABOUT RETIREMENT, financial advisor Ric Edelman-host of the syndicated personal finance talk radio show The Ric Edelman Show and the television series THE TRUTH ABOUT MONEY WITH RIC EDELMAN-provides an action plan that people can use to ensure a fiscally secure retirement. With a focus on the new Social Security laws that took effect in the beginning of 2016, Ric conveys the important strategies that viewers of all ages need to plan their retirement. He also covers investment strategies and estate planning. The program is fast, entertaining and accessible, and filled with information individuals can use to make informed decisions about their financial futures.
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Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You!
Tuesday, August 23rd at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26th at 2:00 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: The Secret to Strength & Balance with Peggy Cappy
Saturday, August 27th at 11:30 a.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.
Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White
Saturday, August 27th at 12:30 p.m.
AGING BACKWARDS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific,yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices. Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
The Pain Antidote with Dr. Mel Pohl
Saturday, August 27th at 1:30 p.m.
Manage chronic pain with this step-by-step program towards a healthier and more vibrant life. Using both traditional and alternative healing techniques, Dr. Pohl offers an innovative, painkiller-free approach to turn down the volume on pain.


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Visions of Italy, Southern Style
Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m.
Shot in high-definition video from a helicopter-mounted camera, VISIONS OF ITALY: Southern Style takes viewers on a seamless sojourn starting with Rome, following along the rugged western coastline to the toe of the "boot" at Reggio Calabria, and then back inland over the countryside to Rome. This program features stunning aerial footage, an informative and poetic narrative celebrating southern Italy’s considerable charms and a soundtrack that underscores the emotional connections America’s Italians have for their motherland. Images of Italy no tourist’s camera could capture are set to Neapolitan classics, choral selections, Italian folk songs, and the works of Italian composers such as Rossini, Puccini, and Vivaldi, with Italian-American performers including Dean Martin and Michael Amante.
VISIONS OF ITALY: Southern Style also takes viewers over the charming cliff sides of Sorrento and the picturesque fishing port of Positano, San Marco, Nicotera, Diamante and other stops along the "Calabrian Riviera"; up the "Valley of the Dragon" to towering Ravello; past the pristine Greek temples at Paestum; into the heart of the action at the bustling seaport of Salerno and swordfishing crews at Bagnara Calabra; over the crossroads of Cosenza; around the palace and formal gardens of old Caserta, the abbey at Monte Cassino, the Pope’s summer residence at Lake Castel Gondolfo, the
breathtaking fountains at Tivoli Gardens (Villa D’Este) and, with a bird’s eye view, the striking juxtaposition of ancient and modern Rome. We see the most well-known sites of these cities - but from an unprecedented perspective.
Rick Steves' Italy: Cities of Dreams
Sunday, August 21st at 3:30 p.m.
Travel guru Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities - Rome, Venice and Florence. Starting in Florence, Rick beholds the art of Fra Angelico, Botticelli and Michelangelo before savoring a Florentine-style steak. In Rome, he ventures into the rustic neighborhoods of Trastevere and the Ghetto. In Venice, he gazes upon the splendor of the Doge before embracing the good life with a gastronomic pub crawl and a romantic gondola ride. During the breaks, Rick offers insights into Italian culture and travel.
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Ken Burns: The Civil War
Sunday, August 21st at 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th at Noon
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series with this in-depth overview of the iconic documentary. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires and others.
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Potomac By Air: Our Nation's River
Wednesday, August 24th at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, August 29th at 2:30 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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Chesapeake Bay By Air
Wednesday, August 24th at 9:30 p.m.
Monday, August 29th at 4:00 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.
Great Railway Journeys of Europe
Thursday, August 25th at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31st at 9:30 p.m.
Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe. In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass. After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.
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Sunday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 1st at 1:30 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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Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert
Tuesday, August 30th at 2:00 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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Smith Mountain Lake: Generating Power, Creating Memories
Tuesday, August 30th at 3:30 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.
Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Tuesday. August 30th at 8:00 p.m.
FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people's self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband's liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler.
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America's Wild West
Tuesday, August 30th at 10:30 p.m.
The men and women who helped to tame the west were larger-than-life Americans-rebels, pioneers, and icons of the frontier culture. Both heroes and villains, they captured the imagination of a nation and inspired a stream of novels, television shows, and big-screen dramas. Step into the past with America's Wild West, a new special that captures some of the best moments from American Experience's films of the Wild West: Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Custer's Last Stand, Jesse James, Kit Carson and Wyatt Earp.
Rick Steves' Hidden Europe
Friday, September 2nd at 2:30 p.m.
In a thrilling two-hour special designed to stoke viewers' travel dreams, Rick Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations. In this select and intriguing collection of segments taken from recent seasons of Rick Steves' Europe, Rick travels to the cliff-hanging vistas of Civita, San Sebastian (Spain's proud Basque capital), the enchanting castle town of Cesky Krumlov, the thriving Moroccan port of Tangier, the well-preserved Italian fortress hill town of Lucca, battle-scarred Mostar in Bosnia, the delightful Alpine town of Hallstatt, vibrant (and unspoiled) Volterra,the fairytale Danish isle of Aero and the romantic and traffic-free Greek island of Hydra, among other sights.
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Great Performances: Joan Baez 7th Birthday Celebration
Friday, August 19th at 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23rd at 1:30 pm

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 Highwaymen: Live at Nassau Coliseum
Saturday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, August 29th at 10:00 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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Celtic Woman: Emerald
Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 p.m.
Emerald from Celtic Woman will celebrate Ireland and the Emerald Isles' spellbinding Celtic heritage through an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.
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Alabama: Hymns & Gospel Favorites
Sunday, August 21st at 11:30 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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He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley
Sunday, August 21st at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th at 10:00 a.m.
The intensity of Elvis Presley's love and devotion for gospel music is revealed in the documentary He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley.  Narrated by veteran newscaster Sander Vanocur, the special will be pledge tested on several public televisions in December 2002.  Presley's story is told with vintage photos, interviews and video footage, including some never-before-available scenes of Elvis's impromptu offstage gospel performances.  Many interviews reveal that Presley's unshakable commitment to gospel music was tested many times by producers and record label executives, who were later to be surprised when the Grammys overlooked Presley's No. 1 hits in favor of three of his best gospel performances.
Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures
Sunday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.
This documentary about the legendary television series, "The Lawrence Welk Show," features rarely seen footage from more than 50 years of the longest-running series on national television and outstanding never-before-seen archival performances by members of the Welk Musical Family, starting with the earliest days of the show. Fourteen members of the Musical Family vividly describe how the weekly show was produced and tell some "behind the scenes" stories. Costume designer Rose Weiss and Larry Welk, the son of Lawrence Welk, discuss the early days of the show and how it evolved from a "band" showcase into a full-fledged weekly series.
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Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love
Monday, August 22nd at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24th at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the sun-drenched sounds of the greatest surf guitar rock and pop tunes by legendary artists that still ride the waves of popularity today. Listen to hits from the Beach Boys, Ventures, Drifters, Jan & Dean and more.
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The Ed Sullivan Show and My Music Present California Dreamin': The Songs of The Mamas and The Papas
Monday, August 22nd at 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24th at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th at 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era. The special features interviews and performances by Mama Cass,Michelle, Denny and John, with rare footage not seen in decades.
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Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches
Tuesday, August 23rd at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th at 6:30 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.
50's & 60's Rock Rewind
Friday, August 26th at 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31st at 3:30 p.m.
From the R&B pioneers to the pop teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America. In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the back beat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios as they "readied for their steadies', and went from pony tails to proms. The age of innocence and adolescence created Rock and Roll's first revolution, with the songs that take us back to those happy days of the 1950s and early 1960s.
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Magic Moments: Best of 50's Pop
Saturday, August 27th at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 29th at 8:00 p.m.
The second installment of the "My Music" series will be hosted by Mary Lou Metzker, Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone, Debbie Reynolds and Patti Page. Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop will feature a cavalcade of 1950's pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits live. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, The Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more will take the stage and share the good times, with this stroll down memory lane. This all new fundraising nostalgia-fest will feature a mix of new "live" performances, and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 1950's decade. Tribute montages will also highlight the superstar 50's pop icons that we've lost in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters will include: Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers The Lennon Sisters, Nick Clooney, Fess Parkey and Joni James.
Cornerstones of Rock - A Soundstage Special
Saturday, August 27th at 10:30 p.m.
Take a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s and 70s with the legendary garage bands whose rocking hits had teens dancing across the USA. Cornerstones of Rock brings together eight iconic bands -- the Buckinghams, the Ides of March, the American Breed, the Shadows of Knight, the Standells, the Cryan' Shames, the New Colony Six, and the McCoys - for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion as they perform their best-known songs before an audience of enthusiastic fans in an intimate setting taped at WTTW's Grainger Studio in Chicago.
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Inspector Lewis - New Season
Sundays at 9:00 p.m, August 7th - 21st
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return as Inspector Lewis and CS Hathaway, investigating new cases of murder and other crimes in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.



I Miss Downton Abbey
Monday, August 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th at 9:00 p.m.
Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. Celebrate the stellar cast, the superb writing and the spectacular locations of the most successful British drama ever.
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Inside Mercy Street
Saturday, August 27th 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.
Inside Poldark
Sunday, August 28th at 10:30 p.m.
Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what's to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark. Featuring cast and creator interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and the spectacular Cornish coastline.

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Downton Abbey Encore - Programming Note


Encores of Downton Abbey will be pre-empted on July 21st & 28th due to
coverage of the Republican & Democratic Conventions. The series will also be
pre-empted in August due to other special programming and our pledge drive.
The entire series will encore over the Labor Day weekend (September 2nd - 5th).
Times will be announced when available
 Coy Barefoot will not be seen on July 21st & 28th due to
coverage of the Republican & Democratic Conventions.
The program will resume on August 4th
Wednesday, August 17th
9:00 p.m.  Reagan: American Experience
**Program is now 2 hours instead of 2.5 hours**
11:00 p.m.  Charlie Rose 
Midnight  BBC World News


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