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

The Law Works - Control of Chemicals

Jan 31, 2014

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.

Explore the Life of the Mysterious J.D. Salinger

Jan 14, 2014
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.

West Virginia Legislature

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will be the first guest on this season of The Legislature Today. He will discuss the recent chemical leak.

The episode will be taped live today, and will air this evening at 6:30 on West Virginia PBS. The show airs Weekdays while the the legislature is in session.

You can also hear the show at 6:30 on West Virginia Public Radio, or listen live on the internet.

Antiques Roadshow has just announced their 2014 tour dates, and Charleston, W.Va. will be their last stop!

The live event is scheduled for August 16 at the Charleston Civic Center.

This is a big deal for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and for fans who've been asking for Antiques Roadshow to come to West Virginia for years.

Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Film and Television Limited 2013 for MASTERPIECE

Celebrate the return of Downton Abbey and dust off your favorite lucky charm--the 2014 Masterpiece Sweepstakes is here! As in previous seasons, this year’s sweepstakes offers one person the chance to win a trip for two adults from the U.S. to Britain. And new this year—four monthly prizes of a $500 gift certificate. 

Fictional Detective Ahead of Real-World Forensics

Dec 17, 2013
Courtesy of ©Brendan Easton/Love Productions

Watch How Sherlock Changed the World Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

The world’s most legendary fictional detective has had an astonishing impact on the development of real criminal investigation and forensic techniques. From blood to ballistics, from fingerprints to footprints, Sherlock Holmes was 120 years ahead of his time, protecting crime scenes from contamination, looking for minute traces of evidence and searching for what the eye couldn’t see.

Explore Blenko, a family-owned glass-making company based in Milton, W.Va.

Watch Sunday Dec. 17 on WV PBS beginning at 7 p.m.

West Virginia night on WV PBS

Dec 9, 2013

Watch these two documentaries Monday, Dec. 9 beginning at 8 p.m. on WV PBS

8:00 p.m. -- West Virginia: A Road to Statehood -- This documentary brings to life the issues, differences and disagreements that divided the Commonwealth of Virginia, turning families and neighbors against one another throughout what is now West Virginia.

Brian Bowen-Smith

This week’s Christmas programs feature Matthew Morrison (of Glee), Chris Mann and Andy Williams.

Download a printable file of the full month's schedule of programs.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m. on WV 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  

Families can kick off the holiday season on West Virginia PBS with the return of the blockbuster hit The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.

Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who with a brand new season

Nov 22, 2013

Season 7 of Doctor Who begins on WV PBS Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 p.m.

The secrets of Scotland Yard revealed tonight on WV PBS

Nov 17, 2013
Pioneer Productions

Secrets of Scotland Yard

Tonight at 8 p.m. on WV PBS

Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman from Great Performances

Nov 15, 2013
Simon Farrell

Tonight 9 p.m. to Midnight on WV PBS

Great news for Hollywood and Broadway fans: Hugh Jackman—who recently starred in the worldwide hit film version of Les Misérables— can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

This Great Performances is part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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.

Courtesy of © Bettmann/CORBIS

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

New season of Arthur kicks off Nov. 11 on WV PBS

Nov 8, 2013
Courtesy of Arthur registered trademark and © 2013 Marc Brown. WGBH/Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.

Watch Arthur weekdays at 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WV PBS

Starting Monday, Arthur kicks of its  17th season with a week of new episodes on WV PBS and award-winning actor Alan Cumming (Masterpiece Mystery!; The Good Wife) makes a special appearance in "Show Off," Monday’s episode.

Monday, Nov. 11: “Show Off”/"Dog's Best Friend" 

Great Performances presents the musical "Company"

Nov 8, 2013
Courtesy of Chris Lee

Tonight at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS