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Steve Martin appears with vocalist Edie Brickell on Great Performances.
Great Performances

Comedy legend Steve Martin is now in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comic, actor, author and playwright. He is also a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter.

This special program airs Saturday, March 1 at 10 pm in WV PBS in HD.

The Law Works - Safety of Our Water Supply

Feb 20, 2014

Courtesy of Blink Films UK

Follow the creation of four buildings that will change how we live, work and protect ourselves.

Wednesdays, February 5-26 at 10 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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Premieres Sunday, February 9 at 10 p.m. on West Virginia PBS

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American Masters--Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth  premieres Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS in honor of Alice Walker's 70th birthday and Black History Month

Watch the public forum the WV House of Delegates held Monday evening about the Elk River chemical spill.

The only photo taken during World War II of Salinger writing "The Catcher in the Rye."
Denise Fitzgerald

Filmmaker Shane Salerno’s 10-year investigation culminates in the first work to get beyond The Catcher in the Rye author's impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. American Masters: Salinger airs Tuesday, January 21 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

Watch Ethan Bortnick The Power of Music Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. on WV PBS

Join Ethan, in this exciting new television concert  that was recorded before a live audience of over 2,000 people. Twelve-year-old Ethan Bortnick -- pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, and natural born entertainer -- is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a four-piece band, along with 120-member Kids Choir and three background vocalists.   It’s a powerhouse combination of musical talent with an upbeat and inspiring song list that will touch you on so many emotional levels! 

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Celtic Woman present their new chapter of musical enchantment, Celtic Woman: Home For Christmas. Pictured (l-r): Susan McFadden, Méav Ni Mhaolchatha, Lisa Lambe
Kip Carroll

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas

Watch this brand new holiday special on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. on WV PBS  

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Recent assessments have revealed an administration long on promise and vigor, and somewhat lacking in tangible accomplishment.

JFK: American Experience begins Tuesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, and concludes on November 12.

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NOVA: Cold Case JFK premieres Wednesday, November 13 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS

Secrets of the Dead

This documentary is part of a series of PBS primetime special programs airing November 11-13 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the President's death

Matthews Rhys in THE SCAPEGOAT

There's a widely known saying that everyone has a twin out there somewhere in the world. But what happens when you actually meet that doppleganger? We're about the find out.

THE SCAPEGOAT, a new British drama, will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.

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On October 30, 1938, just after 8 p.m. on the east coast, the millions of Americans tuned to CBS Radio were treated to an unusual dramatization of H.G. Wells’s classic "The War of the Worlds," performed by 23-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater on the Air. Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day’s headlines reported that thousands of others — perhaps a million or more — were plunged into panic, convinced that America was under a deadly Martian attack.

Courtesy of Historic Royal Places

Standing guard over its city for nearly 1,000 years, the Tower of London has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. Over the centuries it has gone from a symbol of imperialism and tyranny to a national treasure--the protector of the crown jewels and many other historic British traditions.

Press tour photo
Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS

A new six-part series titled The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross will chronicle the full sweep of African-American history. Beginning with the origins of slavery, the series will present four centuries of truly remarkable historic events up to present day.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning Oct. 22 on WV PBS. 

The Cast of The Cafe
Courtesy BBC Worldwide

You're about to be introduced to a zany cast of characters at a small seaside English cafe. Run by three generations of women, The Cafe -- the newest British comedy to be added to the WV PBS program library -- plays host to the strangest array of customers to hit the small screen. The series is warm and funny, and as is the case with most of our British comedies, it's filled with observational humor.

Official Bridge Day Logo
New River Gorge Bridge Day Commission

This Saturday, hordes of people will gather on the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County and watch people jump off of it. Bridge Day has been celebrated for over 30 years now with daredevils BASE jumping from the top of the bridge to the New River below.

As part of our mission of "Telling West Virginia's Story,"  we will broadcast special programming this week on WV PBS.2, celebrating the upcoming Bridge Day celebration.

Actor Liev Shreiber, host of Superheroes documentary
Courtesy of Stephanie Berger

It's not a bird or a plane, and it can't leap tall buildings in a single bound. And at three hours, it's not going to be faster than a speeding bullet.

But what Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle will be is informative and entertaining. It's finally here. We premiere this documentary on WV PBS Tuesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 8 p.m.

56 Up on POV
Documentary poster

Imagine your life in a bubble since age 7. Every 7 years, cameras returned to capture your life and interview you, revealing your dreams to everyone. You grow up before the world. And now you're 56.

WV PBS brings the eighth film in a series begun 49 years ago in England when a group of 7-year-olds were chosen for this landmark documentary series. "56 UP" will air on POV Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 p.m. on WV PBS.