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11:39 am
Thu February 20, 2014

The Law Works - Safety of Our Water Supply

The Law Works is a weekly television series that addresses legal issues of concern to residents of West Virginia.
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On West Virginia PBS
4:30 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

See a New Generation of "Super Skyscrapers" in Four-Part Series

"One World Trade Center." Premieres Wednesday, February 5 (first of four parts.)
Credit 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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On West Virginia PBS
4:12 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

New British Drama, "The Making of a Lady"

Lydia Wilson as Emily Fox Seaton
Credit Courtesy of Runaway Fridge TV

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

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Black History Month Specials
7:19 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

American Masters Presents First Biography of Prize-Winning Author of "The Color Purple"

As writer and activist Alice Walker turns 70, American Experience presents the first film biography that tells her dramatic life story.
Credit Courtesy of Scott Campbell / WNET

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

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News
4:52 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Video: Water Crisis Public Hearing from House of Delegates

Water distribution in Kanawha County

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

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A Documentary "Director's Cut"
8:28 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Explore the Life of the Mysterious J.D. Salinger

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

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Ethan Bortnick The Power of Music
2:29 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Enjoy this new concert from 12-year-old pianist, singer and songwriter

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! 

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Holiday favorites with a Celtic twist
2:03 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Watch this new holiday special from Celtic Woman on WV PBS

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 and Máiréad Nesbitt.
Credit 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  

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American Experience
5:18 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

JFK: Explore a Cultural Icon on WV PBS

JFK American Experience Begins November 11 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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PBS Special Programs
3:09 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Fifty years later, NOVA investigates the assassination of John F. Kennedy

President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy smile at the crowds lining their motorcade route in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. Minutes later the President was assassinated as his car passed through Dealey Plaza.
Credit Courtesy of © Bettmann/CORBIS

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

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PBS special programs
2:45 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts Walter Cronkite's iconic news coverage

CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite and President John F. Kennedy.
Credit 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

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British Drama
3:25 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

British movie THE SCAPEGOAT premieres Thursday on WV PBS

Matthews Rhys in THE SCAPEGOAT
Credit IMDB

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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Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS
4:10 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

The Legendary Broadcast of "War of the Worlds"

Orson Welles rehearsing Campbell Playhouse for CBS Radio, November 1938. This was a few weeks after the War of the Worlds broadcast.
Credit Courtesy of Photofest, Inc.

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.

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Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. on WV PBS
3:21 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Unlock the Secrets of the Tower of London

View of the White Tower from across the river.
Credit 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.

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History
3:40 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

African Americans featured in 6-part TV special

Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses The African Americans with civil rights icon Ruby Bridges and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault during the recent Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles
Credit 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. 

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British Comedy
6:00 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

"The Cafe" joins the WV PBS British comedy lineup

The cast of The Cafe
Credit 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.

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West Virginia
4:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Celebrate Bridge Day on WV PBS.2

Official Bridge Day Logo
Credit 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.

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Popular Culture
6:00 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Superheroes documentary premieres Tuesday on WV PBS

Actor Liev Shreiber, host of Superheroes documentary
Credit 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.

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Documentary
3:01 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

"56 UP" is 8th installment in a documentary series started 49 years ago

"56 Up" on POV
Credit 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.

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British Drama
12:00 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Return to Downton Abbey Sunday nights on WV PBS

Downton Abbey, Season 2
Credit Courtesy of Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE

Everyone is anxiously awaiting the Jan. 5 premiere of season 4 of Masterpiece Classic's "Downton Abbey," but in the meantime WV PBS is giving our viewers a chance to catch up and re-familiarize themselves with the key players in this British drama.

Season 1 aired in a marathon in September, and starting Sunday, oct. 13, at 10 p.m., we begin broadcasting season 2 on a weekly basis.

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