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Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) head an extraordinary cast in a moving drama about women in an English village facing the onset of World War II. Calm, fortitude, and creativity are the watchwords on Home Fires, airing in six inspiring episodes on Masterpiece, Sundays, October 4 – November 8, at the special time of 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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  Julie Walters and an international cast star in an epic of India on the cusp of change during the twilight era of the British Raj, on Masterpiece: Indian Summers, Sundays, September 27 - November 22 at 9;30 p.m. on WVPB.

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See "My Yearbook: 1960-63" Friday, September 25 at 9 p.m.


It's "Whodunnit" with a British accent on Thursday nights at WVPB! Join us Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m., when we'll celebrate our detective shows from across the pond with a special Midsomer Murders marathon.

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Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration stories, living proof that nature can recover from near collapse, so long as humans protect it and help it to heal. Join us Tuesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. for Episode 1. 

It's West Virginia Night on TV

Sep 21, 2015
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Jay: A Rockefeller's Journey airs at 9:30 this evening. 

For the millions of devoted viewers eagerly awaiting the debut of the new season of Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE on January 4, 2015, on PBS, relief is on the way. Downton Abbey Rediscovered offers a tempting sampling of best-loved moments from the past four seasons and a few delectable delights from Season Five.

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Savor favorite moments from past seasons on Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Narrated by the late Ossie Davis, this a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. 

Watch Saturday, Wednesday, September 23 at 8 p.m.

It's a Party!

Sep 18, 2015

For the first time ever, the MY MUSIC series focuses on the most joyful dance hits of the early rock era starting with the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of Chubby Checker with “The Twist” and the youthful frat-rock sounds of The Kingsmen.

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Watch Friday, September 18 at 9 p.m.   For the first time ever, the MY MUSIC series focuses on the most joyful dance hits of the early rock era starting with the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of Chubby Checker with “The Twist” and the youthful frat-rock sounds of The Kingsmen. 50s & 60s PARTY SONGS (MY MUSIC) is a foot-thumping, heart-beating, good-time celebration of the classic party music that has spanned generations to remain favorites through the decades.

Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m.  Brain Maker - with David Perlmutter, MD explores the exciting, leading-edge science that reveals the powerful connection between gut bacteria and the brain. The 100 trillion bacteria living in the intestines influence not only our moment-to-moment brain function but also the long-term risk for brain disease. This program empowers the viewer with the dietary and lifestyle tools to regain healthy gut bacteria and thus pave the way for optimal brain function and long-term brain health. 


Get the information you need to protect your family from heart disease--watch Thursday, September 17 at 9:30 p.m.

HEART 411 reveals what every man and woman needs to know about the #1 killer in the United States — heart disease. Two of the top cardiac doctors in the country – cardiac surgeon Marc Gillinov, MD and cardiologist Steven Nissen, MD — outline keys to preventing heart disease and stroke, uncover the truth about current tests and treatments, and reveal the future of cardiac surgery and care. 

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The iconic "Concert in Central Park" was Simon & Garfunkel's gift to their fans and the city of New York. WVPB fans can relive the magic of this performance Wednesday, September 16 at 9:30 p.m. 

Don't Miss This Tribute to Walt Disney

Sep 14, 2015
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Watch American Experience: Walt Disney, a two-part presentation Monday, September 14 at 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 15 at 9 p.m.

It's Mannheim Steamroller Time!

Sep 14, 2015
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  Watch Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. and get ticket information about upcoming live shows in WV. 

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The Civil War, the award-winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns, is being rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, September 7-11 at 9 p.m. The broadcast coincides with the 25th anniversary of the series’ premiere in September 1990, and presents for the first time a newly restored high-definition version.

West Virginia Humanities Council.

Watch in four parts, Monday-Thursday, Sept. 7-10 at 8 p.m. on WVPB.

Florentine Films

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the landmark series, PBS presents Ken Burns: The Civil War, a new television special that shares the story behind the award-winning documentary and explores how the groundbreaking film literally changed the way Americans look at their history.

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Return to the glorious days of legendary orchestras, bandleaders and singers that ruled America’s radio waves and dance halls, bringing joy and escape during the days the country went to war and through the era of victory that followed. Featuring songs from Perry Como, Doris Day, Benny Goodman, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers and more.

Join WVPB for this entertaining program featuring vintage film and performances on Saturday, September 5 at 7 p.m. and again at midnight.