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6:00 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

The Law Works - Police Corruption

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

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TV
2:16 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Flying High!

Peter Pan

Milwaukee Public Television's production of the Milwaukee Ballet's wildly popular production of Peter Pan will play to a national primetime television audience in spring 2014.

The original adaptation of J. M Barrie's classic story is scheduled to premiere on MPTV Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9 p.m.

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TV
12:57 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Law Works - Fair Housing

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

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Nature airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on WV PBS
12:49 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Follow An Amazing Troop of Snow Monkeys With Nature

A juvenile holds her 8 month old sister closely. The strongest bonds are between family members. Nature: Snow Monkeys premieres Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. on WV PBS.
Credit Courtesy of Joseph Pontecorvo/©THIRTEEN Productions LLC / WNET

#pbsTHINKday includes Nature, NOVA, and Your Inner Fish, all beginning at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS! 

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives.

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Series Finale, April 23 at 10 p.m. on WV PBS
12:27 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Author Neil Schubin's Series Concludes With "Your Inner Monkey"

Find out which beneficial traits—and some less useful ones—our primate progenitors bequeathed us. Your Inner Monkey airs Wednesday, April 23 at 10 p.m.
Credit Courtesy of Tangled Bank Studios, LLC

Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell.  Author Neil Shubin (photo) hosts.

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Independent Lens Series on West Virginia PBS
11:01 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Iconic Recording Studio "Muscle Shoals" on Independent Lens

Credit Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures / Independent Lens

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations.

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Peforming Arts on West Virginia PBS
10:29 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Brought to Life By Milwaukee Ballet

Enjoy J.M. Barrie’s most famous work in Michael Pink’s adaptation performed by Milwaukee Ballet. Pictured: Marc Petrocci as Peter Pan.
Credit Courtesy of Michael Levine / Milwaukee Public Television

It was the toast of Milwaukee’s performing arts community and now Peter Pan From the Milwaukee Ballet, recorded and produced for television by Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV), will premiere on Friday, April 18 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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Think Wednesday, April 16
5:05 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Live With Mule Deer, Go Inside Animal Minds on #pbsThinkday

Join Joe Hutto as he crosses the species divide and becomes part of a wild mule deer family on Nature.
Credit Courtesy of ©THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Learn what it's like to live among wild mule deer, dig into the remarkable senses of dogs, sharks, and birds, and then uncover what we've inherited from our reptilian ancestors on Think Wednesday, April 16 beginning at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS!

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Premieres April 15
4:28 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

New Film From Ken Burns, "The Address"

Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Credit Courtesy of Lindsay Taylor Jackson / Florentine Films

The Address, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, premieres April 15 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.  The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

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Season 2 of the Hit Series
4:09 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

The Ladies of The Bletchley Circle Return

Shown from L-R: Hattie Morahan as Alice, Sophie Rundle as Lucy, Anna Maxwell Martin as Susan, Rachael Stirling as Millie, Julie Graham as Jean.
Credit Courtesy of ©World Productions 2013

Turn to West Virginia PBS for a new season of mystery and intrigue with the code breakers of The Bletchley Circle, beginning April 13 at 10 p.m.!

The Bletchley Circle returns, following four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. The women use their code-breaking skills to solve crimes in post-war London.

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Special Lineup of Nature, Science, & Technology
4:05 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Wednesday is #pbsTHINKday

Join West Virginia PBS every week for "Think Wednesdays," a primetime line-up of nature, science and technology programs.

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Three-Part Television Series
3:36 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

New Series Explores "Your Inner Fish"

Neil Shubin holding fossilized bones from Tiktaalik roseae in his lab at the University of Chicago.
Credit Courtesy of Nathaniel Chadwick ©Tangled Bank Studios, LLC

How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? Your Inner Fish, a new three-part series begins April 9 at 10 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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TV
6:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Law Works - Active American Courts

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

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New Music Special on WV PBS
4:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Dave Clark Five, Fifty Years After the British Invasion

The Dave Clark Five
Credit Great Performances

Rare footage and star-studded interviews highlight this two-hour Great Performances special, Tuesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. on West Virgina PBS.

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On West Virginia PBS
2:34 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

James Naughton, Patina Miller Bring Broadway to the Small Screen

Enjoy Tony-winner James Naughton’s homage to American songwriter Randy Newman.
Credit Courtesy of Kevin Yatarola / Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

This Live From Lincoln Center back-to-back presentation begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4 on West Virginia PBS.

Tune in to West Virginia PBS for James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman, and Patina Miller as Live From Lincoln Center continues its American Songbook series.

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TV
2:42 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

The Law Works - Challenges facing the Courts

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

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WV PBS Music Special
5:12 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

Rock ‘n’ roll royalty Boz Scaggs (pictured), Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald join forces to form a super-group, The Dukes of September, delighting audiences with high-octane new performances of their greatest hits, along with other chart-topping favorites from the 60s and 70s.
Credit Courtesy of Joseph Sinnott. / Great Performances

Great Performances: The Dukes of September premieres Friday, March 28 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.

Three music legends join forces as an all-star super group, taped in concert at New York's Lincoln Center.

Rock and roll royalty Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs join forces as their own new super group, The Dukes of September, paying tribute to the R&B and soul music that inspired them along with fresh, exciting performances of some of their greatest hits.

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New Seasons of Hit Shows on WV PBS
12:36 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge Return to Sunday Nights

Shown from L-R: Helen George as Trixie, Miranda Hart as Chummy, Jessica Raine as Jenny, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia.

Go back to East London on the eve of the Swinging Sixties when the British drama Call the Midwife returns for a third season on March 30 at 8 p.m. Also debuting that night is the second season of Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge at 9 p.m.

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Story of the Jews
9:21 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The Story of the Jews debuts Tuesday on WV PBS

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama begins airing Tuesday, March 25 on West Virginia PBS. It concludes on Tuesday, April 1.

Written and presented by historian and critic Simon Schama, the five-hour documentary draws on Schama’s immense scholarship, his acute and original viewpoints, and his own family history in a series that is both deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. 

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, premiers Tuesdays March 25th 8-10 p.m (episodes 1 and 2) and April 1st, 8-11 p.m (episodes 3, 4 and 5) on West Virginia PBS.

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Story of the Jews
10:55 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia

A Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth El in Beckley, 1994.
Credit Tom Sopher

Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia is the West Virginia PBS documentary produced by West Virginia University School of Journalism Professor Maryanne Reed. The half-hour film, produced in 1997, examines the history and modern-day concerns of the small Jewish community in Beckley, W.Va. Click play below to watch the entire film.

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