Robin Mazza

Marketing Coordinator

Promotes the programs and services of West Virginia Public Radio and West Virginia PBS.

Ways To Connect

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.

Eddie Isom / WVPB

To round out December 2014, West Virginia Public Broadcasting "took the show on the road" with creative and fun community events in several cities. Bob Thompson invited special guest Mollie O'Brien to join him for the 22nd annual performance of the holiday Joy To The World conference. O'Brien is a native of Wheeling, and that made the decision simple--JTTW would host performances in Wheeling, Charleston, and Beckley this year, three concerts in three days on December 11, 12, and 13.

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)!

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.

Chip Hitchcock / WV PBS

West Virginia: The Road to Statehood,  which premiered on West Virginia PBS last June, has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award in the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The film is one of four nominees in the “Documentary – Historical” category.

Watch the full documentary now.

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.

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.

PRX

Our spotlight is on the service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans with these special programs on the radio:

Folktales of Patriotism & Remembrance  Thursday, May 22 at 9 p.m.

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).

Courtesy of Dan Burke / WHYY Philadelphia

This special showcases one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, Pennsylvania Ballet, and honors the company’s golden anniversary. Pennsylvania Ballet At 50 will present performances in three spectacular works, premiering Friday, May 2 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

Season 2 of House of Cards begins Sunday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

Courtesy of Simon Annand

Great Performances: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty airs Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m., repeats Saturday, April 26 at 2 a.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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.

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.

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.

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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