Watch February 2 at 9 p.m. on WVPB
3:13 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

New Documentary Looks At Challenges To A Child's "First 1,000 Days"

Credit Production still by Raelyn White.

In West Virginia, low income, unemployment and parent’s long work schedules are having a devastating impact on children under the age of three. It’s a period of children’s lives when parents and caregivers will have the greatest impact on a child’s ability to learn—the “developmental years.” The First 1,000 Days: Investing In WV Children When It Counts is new documentary that explores the multi-faceted and often misunderstood world of early child development.

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Live performance
4:05 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Watch "Joy to the World" Holiday Jazz Favorites

Mollie O'Brien and Bob Thompson

If you missed this year's live performance of Joy to the World with Mollie O'Brien and Bob Thompson, don't worry! You can watch it right here.

It's a great jazzy performance of some of your holiday favorites, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and songs that are sure to become favorites, such as Cool Yule.

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Early Childhood
2:38 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Quick Look: Early Head Start

Parent/Volunteer, Joanna Whitlatch, with a happy baby at a Early Head Start center in Wheeling

The best time to help children do well in life is during their first three years of life.   The First 1,000 Days:  Investing In WV Children When It Counts is a new documentary from WV Public Broadcasting that explores the impact of this time in a child's life. 

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Special Events in Beckley, Charleston & Morgantown
3:18 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Public Premieres Give A "Sneak Peek" At Downton Abbey Season 5

Credit WGBH

Would you like to see the entire first episode of Masterpiece's Downton Abbey, Season 5 in a theater (and before all the spoilers start coming in?) Call your friends and make a date to join us for these special premiere events  in Beckley (December 7), Charleston (December 9), and Morgantown (December 14)!

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4:25 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Live Event: Summit on Race Matters in Appalachia

Credit West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

The Summit will offer a unique opportunity for people from throughout West Virginia to participate in a constructive, in-depth conversation about the complicated history of race relations and racial inequality in the state. Participants will examine the causes and consequences of structural inequities that exist across social, political, education and financial systems and how those inequities negatively affect everyone. It will encourage strong leaders, working together, to commit themselves to building a community that improves the well-being of all West Virginians.

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Three One-Hour Episodes Recorded in Charleston
12:01 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

West Virginia "Finds" Featured on Antiques Roadshow in May

The PBS series Antiques Roadshow has announced three May broadcast dates for episodes shot in Charleston, W.Va., last August. The episodes are scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on May 11, 18, and 25 on West Virginia PBS and other public television stations nationwide.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting also is producing a behind-the scenes look at the visit to be broadcast with the national premiere of the Charleston episodes.

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2:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Law Works - Problems of Marcellus Drilling

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

There is great excitement in West Virginia, and elsewhere, about the Marcellus Shale gas boom. But not all of the excitement is celebratory.  Some people are very worried and concerned. We’ll talk about the problems of Marcellus drilling - and we’ll take your calls live on the air. Thursday night, September 25, at 8:00pm, on a special hour long The Law Works.

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1:32 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Law Works - Black Lung

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

Black lung disease was thought by some to be a disease of the past. It is not. It is not treatable or curable. Federal law says that a coal miner should work his or her entire life without incurring any disability from black lung. Why isn’t that happening? We’ll talk about Black Lung on this episode of The Law Works.

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New Deal Planned Community
2:24 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Arthurdale: A First Lady's Legacy

Eleanor Roosevelt


This week on West Virginia PBS, you can watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History from Ken Burns. Many will recall the story of Arthurdale – a New Deal planned community in Preston County, West Virginia. Arthurdale was a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt. We dug into our archives to find a documentary by the late Ross Watne that tells this unique West Virginia story.  


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8:31 am
Mon July 14, 2014

The Law Works - WV Foundation for Rape Information & Services

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

Sexual violence is never the victim's fault. It doesn't matter where you were, the time of day, what you were wearing, or if you were drinking -- sex without consent is rape. Dan Ringer and guest Nancy Hoffman, State Coordinator for WV Foundation for Rape Information & Services will talk about finding help for victims of sexual violence on this episode of The Law Works.

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Hour Long Special
3:37 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Doctors On Call to Answer Your Arthritis Questions

Join your host Dr. Rolly Sullivan on 8pm on Thursday, July 10 for an hour-long episode of Doctors on Call

Can tomatoes affect your arthritis? What’s involved in getting a stress test? Should you try the latest fitness craze?

Those are some of the questions that will be answered by WVU Healthcare experts on an hour- long live special Doctors On Call, Thursday at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

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8:23 am
Tue July 1, 2014

The Law Works - Land Trusts & Conservation Easements

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

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11:13 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The Law Works - War on Coal

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

For the past few years the United States has been involved in war with a rock. The rock in question is coal. And just like any civil war the participants on both sides are from the same country, this one. The United States. Dan Ringer and guest Patrick McGinley will talk about the War on Coal on this episode of The Law Works.

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10:58 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Law Works - FOIA

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

Freedom of information acts, were enacted for the purpose of providing information about the workings of government and the acts of public officials and employees. So how's that working out? Dan Ringer with guests Prof. Patrick C. McGinley, WVU College of Law and Don Smith, Executive Director, WV Press Association will talk about freedom of information on this episode of The Law Works.

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10:46 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Law Works - State Budget

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

Do you have a budget? How do you create it? Is it easy to follow? The State of West Virginia has a budget. It is not easy to create, and it is not easy to follow.  Dan Ringer and guest State Senator Roman Prezioso, Chair of the West Virginia State Senate Finance Committee will talk about the West Virginia State Budget on this episode of The Law Works.

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10:29 am
Wed May 28, 2014

The Law Works - Stream Mitigation

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

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Antiques Roadshow on West Virginia PBS
6:21 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

When a Gift Keeps on Giving: Antiques Roadshow

Appraiser Noel Barrett with a guest.
Credit Courtesy of Jeffrey Dunn

Antiques Roadshow: Greatest Gifts, Monday May 19 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS

Have you ever received a special gift, an item handed down in the family or something rare, selected especially for you? Imagine what it must feel like to pack your treasure up and take it to the Antiques Roadshow and find out that there's much more to the back story about your present! In this special program, Antiques Roadshow looks back at memorable appraisals featuring items that the guests received as presents.

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American Masters on West Virginia PBS
5:51 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

American Masters Explores the Life of George Plimpton

George Plimpton photographing birds in Africa.
Credit Courtesy of Freddy Plimpton / WNET

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. Now, the American Masters series showcases his remarkable life in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, Friday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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Special Programs on WV PBS
4:13 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Memorial Day Programs Honor Veterans, Look Back 70 Years to D-Day

Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the National Memorial Day Concert unites our nation in honor of all of America's men and women in uniform for their service and sacrifice. Pictured: The color guard stands proudly before the U.S. Capitol.
Credit Courtesy of Capital Concerts
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New 3-Part Series on West Virginia PBS
3:49 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

New Documentary Tells Personal Stories Of Veterans As They Reintegrate Into Society

Star Lopez is reunited with her husband, Chris Phelan, and her daughter River, whom she hasn’t seen in person since she was a few months old.
Credit Courtesy of Powderhouse

Coming Back With Wes Moore begins Tuesday, May 13 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS. This new three-episode series executive produced by best-selling author and U.S. army veteran Wes Moore, tells the story of his search for answers to some of the most difficult questions facing veterans returning from war. Moore’s journey, spurred by the suicide of one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer, takes himinto the personal lives of different soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society, establish new identities and – for many – find a new mission. Each episode focuses on a different stage of coming home: “Coming Back” (May 13), “Fitting In” (May 20) and “Moving Forward” (May 27).

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