Robin Mazza

Marketing Coordinator

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


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"

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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Joy To The World and Downton Abbey Fans Turn Out
3:40 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

December "Wrap Up" Slideshow: Community Events

Waiting for the lights to go down at the Raleigh Theatre in Beckley.
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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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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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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About Us
4:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

WV PBS Documentary Earns Regional Emmy Nomination

An actress portrays Julia Pierpont, wife of Francis Pierpont, who opposed Virginia's secession.
Credit 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.

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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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4:34 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Memorial Day Programs on WV Public Radio

Credit 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.

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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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On West Virginia PBS
3:07 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Pennsylvania Ballet At 50

Pennsylvania Ballet Company Member Alexandra Hughes and Principal Dancer Ian Hussey in Margo Sappington’s Under the Sun Pas de Deux.
Credit 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.

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Tuesdays at 1 p.m. on WV PBS
11:49 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Three-part Series Explores "Your Inner Fish"

Neil Shubin holding fossilized bones from Tiktaalik roseae in his lab at the University of Chicago.
Credit Courtesy of Nathaniel Chadwick ©Tangled Bank Studios, LLC

How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? Your Inner Fish, this three-part series will air as part of West Virginia Public Broadcasting's instructional television service on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., beginning May 6.

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British Drama on WV PBS
5:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

"To Play The King": House of Cards Returns April 27

Ian Richardson stars as Francis Urquhart.

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

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Great Performances on WV PBS
5:11 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sleeping Beauty, A Romance For All Ages

Caradoc and Princess Aurora (Ben Bunce & Hannah Vassallo).
Credit 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.

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Nature airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on WV PBS
12:49 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Follow An Amazing Troop of Snow Monkeys With Nature

A juvenile holds her 8 month old sister closely. The strongest bonds are between family members. Nature: Snow Monkeys premieres Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. on WV PBS.
Credit 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.

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Series Finale, April 23 at 10 p.m. on WV PBS
12:27 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Author Neil Schubin's Series Concludes With "Your Inner Monkey"

Find out which beneficial traits—and some less useful ones—our primate progenitors bequeathed us. Your Inner Monkey airs Wednesday, April 23 at 10 p.m.
Credit 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.

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Independent Lens Series on West Virginia PBS
11:01 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Iconic Recording Studio "Muscle Shoals" on Independent Lens

Credit 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.

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Peforming Arts on West Virginia PBS
10:29 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Brought to Life By Milwaukee Ballet

Enjoy J.M. Barrie’s most famous work in Michael Pink’s adaptation performed by Milwaukee Ballet. Pictured: Marc Petrocci as Peter Pan.
Credit 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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Think Wednesday, April 16
5:05 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Live With Mule Deer, Go Inside Animal Minds on #pbsThinkday

Join Joe Hutto as he crosses the species divide and becomes part of a wild mule deer family on Nature.
Credit Courtesy of ©THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Learn what it's like to live among wild mule deer, dig into the remarkable senses of dogs, sharks, and birds, and then uncover what we've inherited from our reptilian ancestors on Think Wednesday, April 16 beginning at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS!

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Premieres April 15
4:28 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

New Film From Ken Burns, "The Address"

Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Credit Courtesy of Lindsay Taylor Jackson / Florentine Films

The Address, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, premieres April 15 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.  The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

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