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In 2003, West Virginia University's P.I. Reed School of Journalism teamed up with West Virginia Public Broadcasting for a documentary chronicling the lives of five cancer patients from diagnosis through their treatments.

Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hope won a Midwestern Regional Emmy in the Informational Program category. The documentary also won an Award of Excellence in the 2004 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts documentary category.

Special thanks to Charleston Area Medical Center, exclusive underwriter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting's presentation of Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, A Film By Barak Goodman.

A Charleston Area Medical Center doctor, Suzanne Cole, is featured in episode three's exploration of the current state of cancer treatment. Watch episode three, "Finding An Achilles Heel," April 1 at 9 p.m. on WVPB.

Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn and Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII.
Courtesy of Ed Miller/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC

Get the first look at the newest Masterpiece mini-series, "Wolf Hall," based on the novel by Hilary Mantel. Join us Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in The Clay Center Digital Dome theater (Charleston, WV.) You'll get brief tour of the newly-renovated and updated planetarium projection system, and then settle in for an exclusive peek of this new hit series from across the pond.

Travel with us to experience the elegance of Downton Abbey in America's own legacy of excellence, Biltmore. See a special exhibit of more than 45 costumes from PBS Masterpiece's hit series Downton Abbey, displayed through the lavish rooms of America's largest home.

April 26 & 27. Bus Connections in Clarksburg, Charleston & Beckley. Overnight Stay at Inn on Biltmore Estate. Reserve now by calling Michelle Lewis (304) 556-4973 by March 25.

Cost includes transportation, lodging, meals, admission tickets & gratuities. Cost per person, double $399.

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.

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.

Quick Look: Early Head Start

Dec 10, 2014

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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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)!

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.

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.

The Law Works - Problems of Marcellus Drilling

Sep 19, 2014

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.

The Law Works - Black Lung

Sep 16, 2014

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.

 

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.  

 

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.

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.

The Law Works - War on Coal

Jun 12, 2014

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.

The Law Works - FOIA

Jun 6, 2014

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.

The Law Works - State Budget

May 30, 2014

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.

The Law Works - Stream Mitigation

May 28, 2014

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