Pledge Programs

Tuesday, December 10

1:00 pm              Nature: Octopus: Making Contact
A professor raises and studies a pet octopus in his home and makes remarkable discoveries. THANK YOU GIFTS

9:00 pm              Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
Celebrate Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. THANK YOU GIFTS

Wednesday, December 11

1:00 pm             The Hip Hop Nutcracker
A contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music. THANK YOU GIFTS | See The Hip Hop Nutcracker

7:30 pm             Moments to Remember (My Music)
Join co-hosts Patti Page and Nick Clooney for highlights from the late 50s and early 60s pop era. THANK YOU GIFTS

10:00 pm           Yellowstone Symphony
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America's first national park. THANK YOU GIFTS

Thursday, December 12

1:00 pm             Retire Safe and Secure with Ed Slott
Ed Slott discusses the changes to the tax code and talks about how to protect your savings. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

7:30 pm             I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
Hattie Bryan breaks through the taboo of discussing death and provides information from experts. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

9:00 pm             Celtic Woman Ancient Land
Stunning new music is performed in a concert at the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. 
THANK YOU GIFTS | See Celtic Woman in Concert

Friday, December 13

1:00 pm             Our Town - A Look Back
A compilation of stories from all ten of the Our Town programs thus far! THANK YOU GIFTS

8:00 pm             Perry Como Till The End of Time
A collection of Perry Como's biggest hits from long-lost and restored episodes of his TV program. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

9:30 pm             Pavlo Live in Guadalajara with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Pavlo's return to Public Television celebrates his life's work with a 93 piece orchestra behind him. THANK YOU GIFTS | See Pavlo in Concert

Saturday, December 14

12:00 pm             Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next
This special empowers healthy aging and helps viewers imagine purposeful lives after retirement. THANK YOU GIFTS

1:30 pm               This Old House 40th Anniversary Special
Join hosts and cast members to celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking home improvement. THANK YOU GIFTS

3:00 pm               Our Town - A Look Back
A compilation of stories from all ten of the Our Town programs thus far! THANK YOU GIFTS

4:00 pm               The Newport Bridge - A Rhode Island Icon
The untold story of one of the world's longest suspension bridges. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

6:00 pm               Count Basie Through His Own Eyes
A revealing biography uncovers the passions and ambitions that inspired the bandleader and pianist.

8:30 pm              The Hip Hop Nutcracker
A contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music. THANK YOU GIFTS | See The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Sunday, December 15

2:00 pm               The Brain Mind Body Connection with Dr. Rudy Tanzi & Dr. Deepak Chopra
Two pre-eminent leaders in brain-mind-body medicine answer pressing questions about brain health. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

3:30 pm               Assia Ahhat a Musical Extravaganza
A full orchestra, dancers, singers and guest Ethan Bortnick join violinist Assia in this concert. 
THANK YOU GIFTS | See Assia in Concert

5:00 pm               Rick Steves’ Symphonic Journey
Rick Steves teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra for a musical tour of America and Europe. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

6:30 pm               Under the Streetlamp: Rockin’ Round the Clock
The hits of Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles and Roy Orbison are showcased. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

8:00 pm               Carol Burnett: A Celebration
The career of the comedy legend is celebrated with great clips and memories from iconic stars. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

9:30 pm               Straight No Chaser: Songs of the Decades
The phenomenal group reinvents the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape in this concert. 
THANK YOU GIFTS

 Wednesday, December 18

 8:00 pm               The Hip Hop Nutcracker
A contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music. THANK YOU GIFTS | See The Hip Hop Nutcracker

10:00 pm              Yellowstone Symphony
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America's first national park. THANK YOU GIFTS

Wednesday, December 25

8:00 pm                Our Town - A Look Back
A compilation of stories from all ten of the Our Town programs thus far! THANK YOU GIFTS

8:30 pm                A Classic Christmas (My Music)
Old-fashioned favorites such as "Silent Night," "White Christmas" and "Jingle Bells" are featured. THANK YOU GIFTS

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