Pledge Programs

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Food & FamilyChicken Soup For The Soul: Food & FamilyChicken Soup For The Soul: Food & Family - In today's crazy, busy world, gathering together for dinner with family or friends can seem like a luxury. But sharing food with people you care about is not only fun - it's important for health and well-being, and has the power to create lasting bonds between the generations. Three extraordinary hosts from the food world - Amy Newmark, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Catherine Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief of Taste of Home Magazine, and John Doherty, former Executive Chef of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York - are joined with commentary from internist Suzanne Koven, MD, to explore the relationship between food,family and love. Combining current research on the medical and health benefits of shared meals with personal insights on how the legacy of caring and love can be gifted to others, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: FOOD & FAMILY offers demonstrations of terrific, easy-to-make recipes that will inspire viewers to try them out at home. The hosts will dispel the belief that it's too much work and not enough fun to create family dinners, special occasion meals, or invite friends to drop by for a bite to eat. And for anyone who thinks that preparing food for more than one person is complicated, expensive or just plain hard - there's good news in store!
$72 - Exclusive Program DVD w/Bonus Material
$168 - Program DVD + Book, Stress Free Cooking + Magazine Subscription + Website Access + Voucher for a carton of chicken broth


Rick Steves' Guide to CubaRick Steves' Guide to CubaRick Steves' Guide to Cuba - Rick reports on the red tape, frustrations and rewards that come with travel in the home of rumba and rum, and romance and revolution. In his spirited slideshow lecture, Rick recaps the highlights of his trip, delighting the live audience with memorable anecdotes, political insights, and practical travel tips. A virtual tour of Havana is shown with its historic fort, colorful old cars, and melting-sugar-cube architecture, plus the program showcases the well-preserved colonial town of Trinidad and the verdant national park at Vinales, featuring scenic horse rides and rustic tobacco farms. Rick also shares strategies on booking rooms, getting around, connecting with locals, and finding the best cigars.
$60 - Rick Steves’ Travel as a Political Act book + Travel Skills DVD + Best Destinations Newsletter
$180 - Rick Steves’ Travel as a Political Act book + 2000-2016 DVD Box Set +Travel Skills DVD + Best Destinations Newsletter

 
Moneytrack: Money for LifeMoneytrack: Money for LifeMoneyTrack, Money for Life - In MONEYTRACK: MONEY FOR LIFE, Pam Krueger presents a "Money for Life Action Plan," which gives viewers a step-by-step strategy for building and maintaining a financially secure future for their retirement. Her co-host, comedian and actor Jack Gallagher (Curb Your Enthusiasm) lightens the mood and serves as the everyman, asking questions that are on the mind of the viewer. They also discuss the sweeping technological and regulatory changes that are currently taking place in the financial investment world. Throughout the program, interview segments are weaved in with some of the most trusted names in the field, such as: Lazetta Braxton, founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, Lou Harvey, CEO of Dalbar, and Knut Rostad, co-founder and chairman of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.
$72 - Program DVD w/bonus material + The Money Code Book
$240 -The Retirement Readiness Kit
  • Program DVD w/bonus material
  • The money Code Book
  • The Essential Advisor Book, pam’s “10 Questions to Ask an Adviser”
  • Access to an online program exclusive to Public Television
  • A Phone Consultation with an Advisor
 
Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-WhiteForever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-WhiteForever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White - Miranda Esmonde-White, The New York Timesbest-selling author of Aging Backwards, addresses the topic of chronic pain in her new pledge special FOREVER PAINLESS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE. The program provides a groundbreaking and eye-opening education on pain and its causes, and offers a new approach to pain management. Through compelling interviews from world-renowned health professionals attesting to the power of the body to rid itself of pain with the right approach to pain relief and management, FOREVER PAINLESS presents an accessible and widely available solution to the current pain epidemic, inspiring audiences to take their health into their own hands. In addition, interviews with individuals who have cured their chronic pain through gentle, daily exercise offer audiences moving stories of those who have suffered and triumphed.
$72 - Program DVD
$144 - Program DVD + 2 DVD Set of 8 Workouts
$240 - Program DVD + 2 DVD Set of 8 Workouts + Forever Painless Hardcover Book

Il Volo Una Notte MagicaIl Volo Una Notte MagicaIl Volo Una Notte Magica - Join the international superstar trio and special guest Placido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy's beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in true operatic style.
$84 - Program CD
$108 - Program DVD
$168 - Combo Program CD + Program DVD

Van Morrison: Live at the Rainbow - Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert. Features Morrison’s scorching renditions of signature songs including “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance” and “Caravan,” backed by the Caledonia Soul Orchestra.
$72 - Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing
$108 - Van Morrison: It’s Too Late to Stop Now: Volume 1 - 2 CD Set
$192 - Van Morrison: It's Too Late To Stop Now: Volumes 2, 3 & 4 (3-CD/DVD Box Set)

 

Christmastime in New OrleansChristmastime in New OrleansChristmastime in New Orleans - CHRISTMASTIME IN NEW ORLEANS is a festive holiday special showcasing the music, sights and internationally acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans. Taped in part at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans, the special spotlights a concert celebrating the city's vast and unique musical influences. Vibraphonist/percussionist Jason Marsalis and The NOLA Players perform a variety of holiday classics, putting a new twist on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "Joy to the World" and "Go Tell it on the Mountain. In addition, a few of the Big Easy's finest chefs, including John Folse, Leah Chase and John Besh, discuss how and why the city's gastronomy embodies a cross section of global cultures, and demonstrate recipes typical of New Orleans at Christmastime. Also, actor and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce (HBO's Tremeand The Wire) shares what makes the holidays in the Crescent City the only choice for him, and actor Jim Caviezel (CBS' Person of Interest and The Passion of the Christ) explains why this film destination is his favored "home away from home."
$72 - Program CD
$96 - Companion DVD
$156 - Combo: Program CD + Program DVD

 

  Andre' RieuAndre' RieuAndré Rieu: Waltzing Forever - Join Andre Rieu, "The King of the Waltz," for a magical evening of enchanting music in a stunning medieval town square in the Netherlands. Rieu engages the crowds with dazzling vocalists, spectacular dancers and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.
$72 - Program CD
$120 - Program DVD
$240 - Combo: 3 DVD “Anniversary Set” + Program CD

 

Rocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical RevolutionRocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical RevolutionRocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical Revolution - Immerse yourself in this revolutionary performance from the world-famous Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest with this live concert event celebrating the fusion of classical music, classic rock and opera.
$72 - Program CD
$108 - Program DVD
$156 - Combo Program CD + DVD

 

Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester: Let's Do It - Enjoy high style and humor with the German crooner's salute to the timeless melodies of the 1920s and 30s. Impeccably dressed in white tie and tails, Max combines pop-star appeal with nostalgic flair as he performs in English, German and Spanish.
$72 - CD Eine Nacht in Berlin Related CD
$120 - DVD Eine Nacht in Berlin Related DVD
$168 - Combo: DVD, Eine Nacht + CD, Eine Nacht + CD, Golden Age


Get Down Tonight: The Disco ExplosionGet Down Tonight: The Disco ExplosionGet Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion - My Music brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor. Hosted by KC and The Sunshine Band, Karen Lynn-Gorney (Saturday Night Fever co-star) and Dance Fever's Denny Terrio - - this program includes the hit-makers featured on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever: KC & The Sunshine Band (That's The Way I Like It, Get Down Tonight), The Trammps (Disco Inferno), Yvonne Elliman (If I Can't Have You), Tavares (More Than A Woman) and more bring back the days of polyester suits, big hair, mirror balls and 8-track tapes.
$120 - DVD, The Disco Explosion: Get Down Tonight
$150 - 4-CD set of “Disco Hits” Saturday Night Fever, Pure Disco, Pure Disco 2, Pure Disco 3
$252 - Combo: DVD + 4-CD Set

 
 

National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five - Celebrate the grandeur and majesty of Utah’s five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony. See stunning iconic images, grand vistas and secret locations in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks.
$72 - Program DVD
$120 - Two Program DVDs

 

Last of the Breed - Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price. The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes turned the album Last of the Breed into a major-selling hit.
$84 - CD, Last of the Breed
$120 - DVD, Last of the Breed
$240 - Combo: DVD + CD + CD Django & Jimmy + CD Willie Nelson: For the Good Times + CD Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

 

Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Food and TraditionsHugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Food and TraditionsHugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Food and Traditions - Mouthwatering moments with a diverse range of Jewish families celebrate the importance of food as a cultural connection to the past, and a hope to maintain tradition in the future. Snippets of home life, holiday gatherings, humor and history come together like the ingredients of a favorite grandmother's Shabbat chicken soup, reflecting a community's collective memories and perhaps sparking new ones as recipes are prepared step-by-step on screen and families share their favorite traditions. Of course when there is talk of Jewish culture and tradition there is usually song, and actors Fyvush Finkel and Tovah Feldshuh sprinkle their interviews with the Yiddish melodies of their childhoods. Note: Fyvush Finkel died Sunday August 14, 2016 at the age of 93.
$60 - Program DVD
$84 - “Bubbe and Me in the Kitchen” Cookbook
$120 - Combo: DVD + Cookbook
$180 - Heritage Package: DVD + Cookbook + Art Piece, Original signed art “Pomegranate” by world-renowned artist Karla Gudeon

 

Inspire HappinessInspire HappinessInspire Happiness - World renowned positive psychology researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan share the latest science on our ability to fuel happiness in others. Sparking positive change in others is possible, and this program explains what actually works and how to put it into practice in our own lives.
$72 - Program DVD
$156 - Program DVD + Broadcasting Happiness Hardcover Book
$240 - “The Ultimate Happiness Kit” - Program DVD + Book + The Orange Frog Softcover Book + The Broadcasting Happiness Coaching Program + The Happiness Advantage Online Video Series

 

Emin: Live from Russia with David Foster - European Music Star Emin is joined on the stage by David Foster and guests for a concert at the famed Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Emin is an international recording star who has produced and recorded albums in the UK with Grammy winner Nile Rodgers and with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa in the US. His music is inspired by classic rock artists like Elvis Presley and by singers like Frank Sinatra and Michael Bubble. Currently living in Moscow and London, he was born in Baku in the Caucasus Republic and grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey before graduating from Manhattan College in New York City.

This program, taped in July 2016 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, features new and classic songs like "You Don't Have To Say (You love me)" "You Were Always on My Mind" and an "Unchained Melody". Over 50, 000 people crowded the historic Hermitage Plaza to attend this spectacular concert. He is joined on the stage by American music producer and composer David Foster (over 50 Grammy nominations) and by singers Ani Lorak (Ukraine) and Polina Gagarina (Russia).
$72 - Companion CD
$120 - Companion DVD
$180 - Combo: CD + DVD


BrainFit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, MD and Tana Amen, RNBrainFit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, MD and Tana Amen, RNBRAINFIT: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, MD and Tana Amen, RN - In this program, award winning psychiatrist, brain-imaging expert and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, also a New York Times bestselling author and nurse, will give you 50 ways to grow your brain and their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age.
$120 - Program DVD with Bonus Material
$240 - Ultimate BrainFit 50 Package:
Brain Warrior’s Way Hardcover Book 
BrainFit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain Poster
Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook
Brain Warrior’s Way Live Virtual Course: 26 lessons
Amen Clinics at Home Brain Type Questionnaire
Brain Fit Life membership for a year that includes:
A special, comprehensive, baseline brain health assessment
Exercises to teach you how to kill the ANTs
Unique hypnosis audio sessions (sleep, anxiety, pain, weight, smoking and peak performance)
A special relaxation, focus and memory meditation
Another research based meditation, shown to boost blood flow and cognitive function
Hundreds of brain healthy recipes
A community of coaching and support
Ultimate Brain Box XI – that includes all of Dr. Amen’s and Tana Amen’s 11 Public Television Shows, with 12 extra hours of bonus material. 22 hours in total.
12 Group Coaching Calls with Daniel and Tana

 

Ric Edelman's The Truth About RetirementRic Edelman's The Truth About RetirementRic Edelman's The Truth About RetirementFinancial advisor Ric Edelman provides an action plan that people can use to ensure a fiscally secure retirement. With a focus on the new Social Security laws that took effect in the beginning of 2016, Ric conveys the important strategies that viewers of all ages need to plan their retirement. He also covers investment strategies and estate planning.
$72 -12 Issues of Ric Edelman’s award-winning newsletter, “Inside Personal Finance”
$120 -18 Issues of Ric Edelman’s award-winning newsletter, “Inside Personal Finance” + “Planning for Retirement” 99 Questions Answered Booklet
$240 -18 Issues of Ric Edelman’s award-winning newsletter, “Inside Personal Finance” + “Planning for Retirement” 99 Questions Answered Booklet + A Personalized Financial Plan (created when you speak with one of Ric’s certified financial planners)


 World Without Cancer: The Real Promise of Prevention with Margaret I. Cuomo, MDWorld Without Cancer: The Real Promise of Prevention with Margaret I. Cuomo, MDWorld Without Cancer: The Real Promise of Prevention with Margaret I. Cuomo, MD - Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a board certified radiologist, teaching professional, and national advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In the program A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER: THE REAL PROMISE OF PREVENTION WITH MARGARET I. CUOMO, MD, she discusses the 10 actionable lifestyle changes that individuals can do every day to lower the risk of cancer, and other life threatening diseases, while improving quality of life. Some of her areas of expertise include: preventive medicine, public policy as it relates to health and wellness, toxic chemical reform, and the ways in which government, the medical community, the media, academia and more should partner in order to effect change in the "war on cancer." In addition to interviews with medical professionals, physicians, and nutritionists from top medical organizations and schools, A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER also features documentarian Ken Burns and singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson discussing first- hand how cancer has impacted their lives. Dr. Cuomo has appeared on numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, Good Day New York,  Morning Joe, and Inside Edition,and has also been featured in the magazines, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Glamour, O Magazine, Parade, Preventionand Redbook.Dr. Cuomo is a contributor and a member of the Medical Review Board of the Huffington Post, and is also a regular contributor to WebMD.
$72 - Program DVD w/ Bonus Material
$144 - Program DVD + A World Without Cancer Book
$240 - Program DVD + A World Without Cancer Book +After Cancer Care Book + Boosting Your Immunity Book and the Shopping List Card


 No Grain, No Pain with Dr. Peter Osborne No Grain, No Pain with Dr. Peter OsborneNo Grain, No Pain with Dr. Peter Osborne - More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and, all too often, doctors turn to the same solution: painkilling drugs. But all of this medication simply isn’t helping, and as Dr. Peter Osborne, an authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies has found, the real solution often lies in what you eat. In No Grain, No Pain, Dr. Osborne shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. But he also offers practical steps to find relief.

Using his drug-free, easy-to-implement plan, you will be able to eliminate all sources of gluten and gluten-like substances, and begin leading a healthier, happier life.
$84 - Program 2-DVD Set
$204 - 2 DVD Set + No Grain, No Pain Book + Web Card + Pocket Cards


Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 LiveMannheim Steamroller 30/40 LiveMannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live - Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live is captured in high definition, and recorded in surround sound over two evenings in December 2014 at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, the hometown of Mannheim Steamroller. The program features songs from their ever-popular Mannheim Steamroller Christmas annual tour: the iconic "Deck the Halls" arrangement by Chip Davis, "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen", "Silent Night", and a special performance of "Greensleeves" featuring Elyse Davis, the daughter of Chip Davis. New performances of composer / producer Chip Davis' early career "Fresh Aire" series include "Toccata" and Four Rows of Jacks".
$72 - CD: Mannheim Steamroller Live!
$96 - DVD: Mannheim Steamroller Live!
$168 - Combo: CD + DVD

 

 

Blenko Glass: Creating Iowa SunriseBlenko Glass: Creating Iowa SunriseBlenko Glass: Creating Iowa Sunrise - This mini doc shares the story of a retired Iowa architect and artist, Mel Shivvers, who became Blenko's first "guest designer." His drawing has now been transformed into a unique Blenko vase.

$60 - DVD, Blenko Glass: Creating Iowa Sunrise

Blenko Glass: Behind the ScenesBlenko Glass: Behind the ScenesBlenko Glass: Behind the Scenes - Journey to the hills of Milton, W. Va. into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and the arts, not by impersonal machines.
$60 - DVD, Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes

Other Blenko Glass creations:
Blenko CreationsBlenko Creations$72 - Crystal Ornament
$120 - Tangerine Water Bottle
$150 - Optic Vase by P & W Glass of Providence, RI
$204 - Topaz Waffle Pitcher
$365 - 2015 Seabreeze and Kiwi Leaf Bottle
$504 - Seabreeze Scalloped Optic Bowl
$1200 - All Six Pieces (listed above)

 

Jackie EvanchoJackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho is returning to Providence this November, and we have great tickets available just for you!     MORE INFO

Judy Collins - The Holiday & Hits ShowJudy Collins - The Holiday & Hits Show
Don't miss Judy Collins - The Holiday & Hits Show, with special guests, the Cranston East High School Choir, coming to the Park Theatre on December 23rd at 8pm.     MORE INFO

Celtic Woman: Voices of AngelsCeltic Woman: Voices of Angels
We have some of the best seats in the house just for you. Plus we have an exclusive VIP ticket package that includes premium seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet.     MORE INFO

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