Shawn Patterson

Director of Communications


Three brand new episodes
1:47 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Sherlock—Back from the Dead!

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in Masterpiece Mystery's presentation of this famous detective penned by Sir Conan Doyle.
Credit Courtesy of (C)Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE

Sherlock Season 3 from Masterpiece Mystery!

Sundays, Jan. 19 & 26, and Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. on WV PBS

You can’t keep a dead detective down.

The eagerly anticipated Sherlock Season 3 airs in three exhilarating episodes on Sundays, Jan. 19, 26, and Feb. 2, following the broadcast of Downton Abbey.

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Great Performances presents Metropolitan Opera
1:26 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Tchaikovsky’s Most Popular Opera: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" with Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien as Eugene Onegin. Friday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.
Credit Lee Broomfield/Metropolitan Opera

Watch this special Metropolitan Opera performance Friday, Jan. 17 beginning at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

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Brand New one-hour special from WV PBS KIDS
9:44 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Dinosaur Train Presents Nature Trackers Adventure Camp

On Monday, January 20, families will follow favorite Dinosaur Train characters as they zipline, raft and mountain climb in a new one-hour special: "Nature Trackers Adventure Camp" on WV PBS
Credit Courtesy of TM and (c) The Jim Henson Company

Watch WV PBS Monday, Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

More adventures on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on WV PBS

An all-new, one-hour special from Dinosaur Train follows Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don in four exciting new stories as they travel to different ecosystems and learn about erosion, tree lines, rainforests and canyons. 

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1:57 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Sunday's Mountain Stage Live Performance is Free

Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage

Performance date: Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., Culture Center Theater, Charleston

It has been a long week for many West Virginians due to the water crisis, so this week's Mountain Stage recording will be free to the public. This Sunday’s show is at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m.

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Annual Writer's Contest Now Open
1:56 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Calling K-3rd Grade Authors

All children in grades kindergarten through third are invited to enter the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.  Sponsored by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this contest empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories. 

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LAST DAY for collection is Friday
12:44 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Give a Book to a Child in the Happy Valentine’s Day Children’s Book Drive

Friday is the last day to bring new or gently used books to West Virginia Public Broadcasting's three sites as part of the 2014 Happy Valentine's Day Children's Book Drive.

Our offices are located:

  • 124 Industrial Park Drive, Beaver
  • 600 Capitol Street, Charleston
  • 191 Scott Avenue, Morgantown

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is partnering with The Charleston Gazette, the Children’s Home Society and Read Aloud West Virginia in the 2014 Happy Valentine’s Day Children’s Book Drive.

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9:02 am
Thu January 9, 2014

20th Season of The Legislature Today to be Simulcast on WV PBS and WV Public Radio

Contact: Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

Download the Word document.

The Legislature Today begins Monday, January 13

Broadcast date(s):.Live Monday through Friday at 6:30 on WV PBS and West Virginia Public Radio

Rebroadcasts: Monday through Friday at 11:30 p.m. on WV PBS and at 6 a.m. on WV PBS.2

Follow the show on Twitter with hashtag #wvlegtoday

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44th Season
6:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Three New Sesame Street Episodes to Kick Off 2014

Grandparents Celebration on Sesame Street Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. on WV PBS

Watch Sesame Street Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. on WV PBS as Season 44 continues.

Thursday, Jan. 9: “Grandparents Celebration” -- Hooper's Store is throwing a Grandparents Celebration on Sesame Street! Elmo hasn't seen his grandparents in a long time, so he's excited that they'll be visiting for the celebration. But to Elmo's disappointment, he finds out that his grandparents are stuck at the airport and they're going to miss the party.

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6:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Antiques Roadshow 2014 Tour Includes Charleston, W.Va.

Antiques Roadshow, West Virginia PBS’s most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2014 Tour destinations, including its first  stop in West Virginia.

The show is scheduled to come to Charleston's Civic Center on Aug. 16.

"Our mission is to tell West Virginia's story, and this visit from Antiques Roadshow will help that story reach millions of viewers," said Scott Finn, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. "We West Virginians love our history, and this should be a spectacular show.”

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Live from Lincoln Center concert
8:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Ring in 2014 with Yo-Yo Ma and the New York Philharmonic

Credit Todd Rosenberg

Watch The New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. on WV PBS

Live From Lincoln Center will ring in the new year with a special broadcast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Gala concert from Avery Fisher Hall featuring Music Director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma.

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Call the Midwife: Holiday Special
3:20 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

It's Christmas in East London but the babies keep coming

Credit Courtesy of © Neal Street 2013

Watch Call the Midwife Holiday Special Sunday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. on WV PBS

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Biography of Marvin Hamlisch
3:15 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

American Masters debuts first film biography of composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch
Credit Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Watch Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love on Friday, Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

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16 Hours of Holiday Jazz
10:20 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Joy to the World All Christmas Day on WV Public Radio

Catherine Russell
Credit Brian Blauser

All Joy All Day Christmas -- Sixteen hours of holiday jazz music to unwrap your presents and enjoy with your family. Bob Thompson’s guests will include Dwight Lennox, Kim Nalley, Tom Lellis, Diane Marino, and others.

Here is the guest lineup:

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Traditional holiday music on WV PBS
3:01 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir celebrates the season in song

Credit Lasse Berre

Watch Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir on Monday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, is the magnificent setting for an all-new Christmas special with the renowned St. Olaf Choir.

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Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913
2:26 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Documentary Explores 100-Year-Old History and Mystery

Miners pose underground for a photograph.
Credit Courtesy of Michigan Technological University Archives

Watch Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.2

This new documentary that focuses on the 100th anniversary of an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Copper Country – and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party in what is now Calumet, Michigan. Known as the Italian Hall Disaster, it remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history.

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A heartwarming holiday tale
2:18 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Experience an operatic retelling of the World War I Christmas Eve truce

The opera Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during WWI, when Scottish, French and German officers defied their superiors and negotiated a Christmas Eve truce. Pictured: Gabriel Preisser, William Burden, Craig Irvin.
Credit Michael Daniel for Minnesota Opera

Watch Silent Night on Friday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS and Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. on WV PBS.2

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Today at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio
11:40 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Listen to the President's Press Conference

President Barack Obama

President Obama is expected to hold a news conference this afternoon from the White House before departing Washington for the holidays. He’s likely to discuss the economy, health care and the NSA among other topics. The White House has not yet confirmed the news conference or announced a time.

West Virginia Public Radio will carry the press conference live from NPR with anchored coverage of the event. Anchors will include Health Correspondent Julie Rovner, National Security Correspondent Larry Abramson and White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

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WV PBS & WV PBS.2 holiday programming
8:46 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Christmas choirs abound

Credit Twin Cities Public Television

In the final week before Christmas, choirs from all over the world share their music.

Download a printable file of the full month's schedule of programs.

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Holiday swing on WV PBS.2
1:56 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Tonic Sol-fa Tenor Branches Out in New Holiday Special

Credit American Public Television

Watch Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience - The Spirit of the Season Friday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.2

Crooner Shaun Johnson — a founding member of the popular a cappella quartet Tonic Sol-Fa — goes solo in a spirited new holiday special on West Virginia PBS.2

The Emmy®-winning tenor channels Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett in an era-spanning, up-tempo production that includes beloved seasonal staples, pop hits, fan favorites, an original composition, and even a few unexpected numbers.

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Sherlock Holmes
1:20 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Fictional Detective Ahead of Real-World Forensics

Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the legendary crime fighting detective had on the development of real life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Shown: Sherlock plays the violin
Credit Courtesy of ©Brendan Easton/Love Productions

Watch How Sherlock Changed the World Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

The world’s most legendary fictional detective has had an astonishing impact on the development of real criminal investigation and forensic techniques. From blood to ballistics, from fingerprints to footprints, Sherlock Holmes was 120 years ahead of his time, protecting crime scenes from contamination, looking for minute traces of evidence and searching for what the eye couldn’t see.

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