Robin Mazza

Marketing Coordinator

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

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Courtesy John Denver's estate.

 Many West Virginians consider "Country Roads" their unofficial anthem, but might be surprised to learn that the singer-songwriter that created it led a very different life than many performers. Watch this special television presentation of John Denver: Country Boy, Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. on WVPB.

Courtesy Doc White.

In an unprecedented partnership between PBS and the BBC, BIG BLUE LIVE brings together scientists, filmmakers and other experts in late August and early September to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once-endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California.

Kristi George

West Virginia Public Broadcasting congratulates the winners of our Rhubarb Pie Contest! There were 17 pies baked in honor of Garrison Keillor's live tour stop in West Virginia. 

The winners include: Third place, Katie Fox from Beckley; Second place, Donna Graham of Charleston; and First place, Carla Blanchard of Thomas.

  

Thanks to all the entrants who participated, and our judges who performed the difficult task of choosing the winners: John Porter, Kanawha County Extension Agent; April Hamilton, Charleston Gazette-Mail; and Libby Chatfield, Charleston Bread. 

John Hale

Have you ever wanted to see inside West Virginia Public Broadcasting's studios? You're invited to "come on in" as we begin a series of Open House days on July 19 at our most southern location, Beckley. 

 West Virginia Public Broadcasting music fans are in for a treat--Annie Moses Band: Pilgrims & Prodigals airs Sunday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting! 

We've got two Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitars to give away on Saturday, June 20 during our television membership drive--One is signed by guitarist Joe Bonamassa himself!

Courtesy of Sara Hoffman.

Don't miss Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 LIVE, Wednesday June 17 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting! 

During the broadcast of the program, we'll be letting you know how to get your own WVPB members package for upcoming Mannheim Steamroller concert tour stops in West Virginia! This is an extremely limited offer because it includes tickets and Meet & Greet passes for Wheeling (November) and Huntington (December) and will only be given away during this broadcast. 

America's Test Kitchen

Meet culinary expert and West Virginia native Bridget Lancaster during public events in Beckley and Charleston.

The PBS Online Film Festival returns June 15 - July 17, featuring 25 short-form independent films from POV and a broad spectrum of public media stations and partners. West Virginia Public Broadcasting fans will be able to access the films in a variety of ways, through the wvpublic.org video on-demand page and now through Roku players, a new PBS app for Android and an updated iOS app (both compatible with Chromecast.)

Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for MASTERPIECE

Special Sneak Preview Screening--see the first hour of the new series on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Digital Sky Theater/Clay Center in Charleston! Door prizes include a set of the novels by Winston Graham and limited promo posters. This event is free with your online RSVP, use the form below or call us at 1-888-596-9729 for assistance.

Courtesy Capitol Concerts.

 West Virginia Public Broadcasting honors the sacrifice of those who died while serving the country's armed forces with special programs on television and radio. From the musical tributes on the National Memorial Day Concert airing live from the nation's Capitol, to television and radio documentaries that recall important moments in history and first-person perspectives of conflict, these programs offer an opportunity for reflection and remembrance on this Memorial Day.

National Memorial Day Concert 2015    Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

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More than 250 guests turned out to the Culture Center on May 6 to meet  our special guest, Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer Marsha Bemko.

Many had volunteered or even brought their items in to be evaluated at the taping in the Charleston Civic Center last August, so they were anxious to see which treasures and finds made it into the three one-hour episodes. Those episodes are scheduled for air May 11, 18 and 25 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Get an insider's look at a visit from Antiques Roadshow  when Behind the Scenes - Antiques Roadshow in Charleston, West Virginia premieres  May 25 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public  Broadcasting. The program follows the final of three episodes the PBS series recorded last August,  scheduled to air Mondays at 8 p.m. on May 11, 18, and 25. 

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A new documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Jay: A Rockefeller’s Journey, traces the 50-year public service career of John D. Rockefeller IV, while capturing much of the political history of West Virginia, his adopted home.

The free public premiere of the program will be hosted at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center, Wednesday at 7 p.m., in advance of the broadcast premiere scheduled for late June. RSVP here.

Photographer Michael Keller / www.wvencyclopedia.org

On April 27 and 28, West Virginia Public Broadcasting presents two nights of programs that look back at the era of the Vietnam War, 1964 through 1975. From the politics of the time, the protests, the casualties and finally the fall of Saigon, these programs reflect on the impact of the events that saw about 36,578 West Virginians serving, and ultimately reporting the highest death rate among all states. 

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.

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