Shawn Patterson

Telly and Coach Pogolyi train for the Pogo Games as Sesame Street.
Sesame Workshop 2014

New episodes Feb. 3-7 on WV PBS, daily at 10 a.m.

In advance of the Winter Olympics, Sesame Street has partnered with Team USA and PBS Kids to celebrate and support the athletes. This week focuses on games, sports and sportsmanship.

Visit Sesame Street for Parents to learn more about using Sesame Street episodes in your daily life.


Charleston, W.Va. – January 30, 2014 West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been awarded a $750,000 competitive grant to replace all the television equipment in its main Charleston studio. The upgrades will allow the organization to record and transmit locally produced programs in high definition.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in Masterpiece Mystery's presentation of this famous detective penned by Sir Conan Doyle.
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.

Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" with Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien as Eugene Onegin.
Lee Broomfield/Metropolitan Opera

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

DT Nature Trackers Adventure Camp episodic image
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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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.

Courtesy of © Neal Street 2013

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

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

Joy to the World 2013 Bob Thompson welcomes renowned vocalist Catherine Russell
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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.