9:24 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly: John Unger

PBS features West Virginia State Senator John Unger, who also serves as a pastor at three churches in the Eastern Panhandle. Unger says being a pastor allows him to better understand "the human condition" and helps him become a better legislator.
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BOB ABERNETHY, correspondent: John Unger is a 45-year-old West Virginia native who has pastored St. John Lutheran Church in Harper's Ferry for four-and-a-half years. He says when he started the congregation consisted of six people and a dog. Today, about fifty people worship here on the average Sunday.
2:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Law Works - Problems of Marcellus Drilling

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

There is great excitement in West Virginia, and elsewhere, about the Marcellus Shale gas boom. But not all of the excitement is celebratory.  Some people are very worried and concerned. We’ll talk about the problems of Marcellus drilling - and we’ll take your calls live on the air. Thursday night, September 25, at 8:00pm, on a special hour long The Law Works.

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1:32 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Law Works - Black Lung

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

Black lung disease was thought by some to be a disease of the past. It is not. It is not treatable or curable. Federal law says that a coal miner should work his or her entire life without incurring any disability from black lung. Why isn’t that happening? We’ll talk about Black Lung on this episode of The Law Works.

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New Deal Planned Community
2:24 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Arthurdale: A First Lady's Legacy

Eleanor Roosevelt


This week on West Virginia PBS, you can watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History from Ken Burns. Many will recall the story of Arthurdale – a New Deal planned community in Preston County, West Virginia. Arthurdale was a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt. We dug into our archives to find a documentary by the late Ross Watne that tells this unique West Virginia story.  


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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Capito, Tennant Speak to W. Va. Business Community, Pa. Home to be Featured on PBS

On West Virginia Morning, U.S. Senate candidates Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant speak to the state's Chamber of Commerce, Clark Davis has a preview of WVU and Marshall’s football openers tomorrow and in Pennsylvania Glynis Board reports from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home in Falling water.

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About Us
11:30 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Coming to Antiques Roadshow? Here's What You Need to Know

Credit Antiques Roadshow / WGBH

Roughly 6,000 people will pack the Charleston Civic Center as the expert appraisers from Antiques Roadshow roll into town to take a look at all sorts of family heirlooms, yard sale finds, and quirky treasures. 

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9:40 am
Mon August 4, 2014

A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

The stats gurus at FiveThirtyEight have broken down Bob Ross' artistic output. Want to know what percentage of his paintings have at least one tree? What about what percentage has a mountain?
Bob Ross was a consummate teacher. He guided fans along as he painted "happy trees," "almighty mountains" and "fluffy clouds" over the course of his 11-year television career on his PBS show, "The Joy of Painting." In total, Ross painted 381 works on the show, relying on a distinct set of elements, scenes and themes, and thereby providing thousands of data points.
Hour Long Special
3:37 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Doctors On Call to Answer Your Arthritis Questions

Join your host Dr. Rolly Sullivan on 8pm on Thursday, July 10 for an hour-long episode of Doctors on Call

Can tomatoes affect your arthritis? What’s involved in getting a stress test? Should you try the latest fitness craze?

Those are some of the questions that will be answered by WVU Healthcare experts on an hour- long live special Doctors On Call, Thursday at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

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16 Performances Exhibit Versatile Program
8:34 am
Tue June 10, 2014

TV Special Showcases 30 Years of Mountain Stage

Del McCoury
Brian Blauser (c) 2007

Three decades of weekly musical performances adds up to a lot of memories. Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting as it celebrates some of those memories this Sunday at 9 p.m. on WV PBS with the debut of Mountain Stage: A 30 Year Celebration.

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Game encourages science inquiry
9:16 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Wild Kratts Has a New App for Children 4-8 Who Love Animals

Download the new Wild Kratts World Adventure app today!

Check out the all-new Wild Kratts World Adventure App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a science-focused app based on the popular animal-themed children’s series. A must-have app for Wild Kratts fans, World Adventure is now available only on the App Store.

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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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One Shining Moment
12:33 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - And the Winner Is...

We're ready to announce the winner in our March Madness...Public Media Style tournament. 

Beth Vorhees, News Director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been crowned as our first ever champion, garnering more than 70% of votes over her final round competition, Carl Kassell.

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On West Virginia PBS
2:34 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

James Naughton, Patina Miller Bring Broadway to the Small Screen

Enjoy Tony-winner James Naughton’s homage to American songwriter Randy Newman.
Credit Courtesy of Kevin Yatarola / Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

This Live From Lincoln Center back-to-back presentation begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4 on West Virginia PBS.

Tune in to West Virginia PBS for James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman, and Patina Miller as Live From Lincoln Center continues its American Songbook series.

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Survive and Advance
2:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - Championship

We've reached the Championship Round of our March Madness...Public Media Style Tournament!

Our final contestants?

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About Us
3:07 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - Final Four

In our Final Four, Beth Vorhees matches up against Benedict Cumberbatch. Carl Kasell is pitted against Cecelia Mason.

We're down to the final four contestants in our March Madness...Public Media Style Tournament. 

It's a powerhouse group consisting of 2 local WV Public Broadcasting reporters, a PBS superstar and an NPR legend. We'll know you'll need some time to make your decisions, so voting will be open until Midnight on Sunday, March 29.

You can vote in the form below. If you don't see the form, follow this direct link to the cast your votes.

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TV Signal Improvements
8:52 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Suddenlink Cable Subscribers in Charleston Get Improved WV PBS Service

Charleston, W.Va. -- March 27, 2014 -- West Virginia Public Broadcasting made significant improvements to how Suddenlink Cable subscribers in Charleston will receive the WV PBS signal.

Until this past week, Suddenlink picked up West Virginia PBS programming "off-air," meaning the cable company used a receiver and antenna to deliver the signal to customers. This type of delivery is fragile and prone to signal interruptions, causing outages and pixelation.

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