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Many supporters are asking about state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Here's an update as of Sunday, April 16.

The House and the Senate have passed a budget that would reduce state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting by 22 percent, or $1 million dollars.

That would be a $3.6 million state appropriation in a $9 million total budget. (This reverses the Senate's original proposal, which zeroed out state funding for WVPB.)

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March brings a bouquet of great TV specials on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. There are highly anticipated season finales, incredible music, and  trip around the nation on scenic railways.

Hamilton's America
Friday, March 3, 9 p.m.

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

Victoria Marathon to air Sunday, February 26

Feb 22, 2017
PBS Masterpiece

If you missed any of Masterpiece Theatre’s Victoria episodes this season, this is your time to catch up – or just binge watch.  On Sunday, February 26, beginning at 4 p.m. WVPB is bringing you all of the Victoria episodes you may have missed - just one week before the dramatic and thrilling conclusion.

The eight-hour drama follows the diminutive Queen from the age of 18 when she was crowned, through her relationship with Lord Melbourne and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. 

In his proposed budget, Governor Justice proposes the elimination of all state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

We believe this would be unwise and irresponsible. We understand the state needs to save money, but such a drastic and immediate cut threatens the very existence of our state’s PBS and NPR stations.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is a state agency that receives about half its revenues from the state. For every $1 the state invests in it, WVPB matches it with $1.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to announce a new program from America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) founder Christopher Kimball, Milk Street Radio. With ATK ceasing production of its radio show (television will continue) at year-end, the timing of Kimball’s new adventure couldn’t be more perfect.

As leader of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, I want to personally apologize to you for issues we’ve been having with our radio service.

Enjoy these great programs throughout the month of June

50's 60's Party Music - Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m.

Chubby Checker hosts this first-ever MY MUSIC special on the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll dance music for kids of all ages. From the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of “The Twist” to the youthful frat-rock sounds of the Kingsmen, this is a good-time celebration of classic party music that has spanned generations.

Join Peg  + Cat as they head to Washington to save the day! Catch the 1-hour special, “Peg and Cat Save the World” 3/28 at 10:30 A on  West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Find more Peg + Cat and all your favorite PBS characters on PBS KIDS.

Courtesy of Dale Payne

Not many Americans know the story of the Mine Wars that were fought between workers, labor unions and mine company guards during the early 1900s. In this show, Jessica Lilly talks with filmmaker Randy MacLowry, whose new PBS documentary The Mine Wars focuses on these armed uprisings by labor organizers in the coalfields of southern West Virginia. 

PBS

PBS NewsHour will produce the first Democratic presidential candidates debate (following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary) on Thursday, February 11. Watch it along with West Virginia Public Broadcasting at our #DemDebate Watch Party!

Doug Estepp / Coal Country Tours

West Virginia is expected to be in the national spotlight on January 26 in an episode of the PBS documentary series, American Experience.

Doug Estepp / Coal Country Tours

The West Virginia Mine Wars is a period of our state’s history that until around the 1980s was often censored or left out in classrooms across the state. But a new class through Shepherd University's Lifelong Learning Program will offer tools for history teachers in West Virginia and beyond.

Courtesy of © ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE

Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) head an extraordinary cast in a moving drama about women in an English village facing the onset of World War II. Calm, fortitude, and creativity are the watchwords on Home Fires, airing in six inspiring episodes on Masterpiece, Sundays, October 4 – November 8, at the special time of 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

It's West Virginia Night on TV

Sep 21, 2015
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Jay: A Rockefeller's Journey airs at 9:30 this evening. 

Courtesy of TJL Productions

Beautiful ballads from the late 1960s and 1970s are back, featuring unforgettable hits from Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, The 5th Dimension, Engelbert Humperdinck, Anne Murray and many others. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WVPB.

In honor of National Preparedness Month, PBS KIDS will premiere new storm-themed episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD (9:00 a.m.) and ARTHUR (6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, September 8,  and offer a suite of new digital resources from both series to help families in challenging times. pbskids.org/learn

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, 45 years ago a young student at West Virginia University took his black and white camera to demonstrations on campus after the shootings at Kent State.  Dan Ringer tells his compelling story for the first time.  And Beth Vorhees talks with Antiques Roadshow producer Marsha Bemko.  The episodes that were taped in Charleston last summer begin airing on Monday on PBS.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


RSVP for a Preview of 'Last Days in Vietnam'

Apr 20, 2015
PBS

Join a live online screening event featuring the Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam. A special guest appearance by filmmaker Rory Kennedy kicks off a 50-minute preview of the PBS film.

Chat with a live panel of veterans and Vietnamese Americans from the film that escaped hours before the fall of Saigon 40 years ago this April.

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