A Peek at Pledge - What's Coming in March 2017

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March is our largest fundraising period of the year, chock full of musical specials from just about every era, plus self-improvement specials to perk up your spring. Here's a sampling of the variety of shows you'll want to see. 

America's Home Cooking

Hosted by Chris Fennimore, America's Home Cooking: B is for Bacon spotlights the ingredient that has become a national obsession and demonstrates bacon is not only for breakfast! From appetizers, soups and salads, to main courses, pasta, desserts and even candy(!), the program features an enticing collection of recipes that show the sweet and savory sides of this favorite food, such as bacon asiago polenta, bacon and Nutella French toast, and bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos. Premieres Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m.

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Greedy Wall Street banks and Uncle Sam are out to grab your hard earned retirement savings. Ed Slott, America's IRA Expert, shows you how to steer clear of the bumps, potholes and roadblocks in your retirement. Ed Slott's Retirement Road Map 2017 premieres Sunday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.

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Rhode Island PBS is pleased to encore a viewer favorite Alone in the Wilderness. It's the story of Dick Proenneke, one man who lived his dream in the Alaska Wilderness. again on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for a description of this feature from an earlier presentation.

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Narrated by Rosanne Cash, Patsy Cline: American Masters examines the roots of Cline’s impact in both personal and cultural terms to illuminate how she synthesized country, pop, and rock in a new way to create the Nashville Sound. It premieres on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Read more.

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Acclaimed trumpeter Chris Botti, a gifted instrumentalist and a charismatic performer in the realm of contemporary jazz, has simultaneously captured the attention of the pop music world. Watch Chris Botti in Boston on Thursday, March 9 at 9 p.m. for information about tickets to Chris Botti's concert live at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

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You Are the Universe literally means what it says – each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself. Dr. Deepak Chopra hosts. Premieres Sunday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. Stay tuned for news about Dr. Chopra's visit to Rhode Island PBS studios in May.