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3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is an hour program that directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Dr. Fuhrman offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve.
Iconic Soul/R&B artist Aaron Neville's latest album, My True Story, is a collection of the doo-wop songs he grew up singing in New Orleans.
An incredible array of musicians and guests joined Neville, including Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers), Michael Goods on organ/piano, Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals and finally, special guests Paul Simon and Joan Osborne.
Join hosts Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton (Judith and Alastair on As Time Goes By) as they take you inside the hearts and minds of the writers, producers and actors who have brought you many of your favorite British comedies. If you've ever wondered how the British comedies you enjoy on your public television station go from "script to screen," this program is truly a "must see." Featuring cast and creators from Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder, Keeping Up Appearances, Last of the Summer Wine, As Time Goes By, Good Neighbors, Are You Being Served?
Bob Ross, one of the most iconic figures in public television, seems deeply familiar to viewers but fundamental information about him has never been revealed. What is Bob Ross' story as a man and an artist? How did The Joy of Painting get started? And what was it about Bob himself that made him such a compelling figure? PBS will answer these questions and more with this one-hour, high definition documentary. Some of the most surprising elements of the program are the interview segments with celebrities who learned to paint the Bob Ross way including Brad Paisley, Jane Seymour and Terrance Howard. Blue Ridge PBS also secured an interview with Phil Donahue, who played an important role in Bob Ross' career by featuring the artist on his Chicago-based show.
The international Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, is renowned for singing inspirational melodies and heartwarming songs that stir fans of all ages and cultures. The Irish female ensemble categorically defined a distinct genre by putting a modern twist on the Celtic sound.
This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of the war: the Battle of Gettysburg-the greatest battle ever fought in the western hemisphere, and closes with dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg.
In her first pledge special, registered dietician Zonya Foco delivers healthy eating and exercise advice with her trademark energy and humor, inspiring stories and audience participation. She tailored DIET FREE WITH ZONYA FOCO, RD for those who want to stop the weight-gain cycle, improve their energy, lower their cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure, or simply enjoy optimum health. Over the course of four acts, Zonya presents the principles and benefits behind each of her eight DIET FREE™ lifestyle habits. Adopting these lifestyle changes, Zonya believes, can save hundreds of extra calories each day and dozens of extra pounds each year.
Don McLean - American Troubadour is an hour-long music documentary featuring the best performances of Don McLean's most popular songs. The performances will be intercut with newly filmed interviews and intimate documentary scenes of McLean and his family, and rarely seen archival footage, stills and graphics celebrating the 40-year career of one of America's premier singer-songwriters.
Every 34 seconds a person dies from heart disease in the United States, making it the number one killer. Dr. Lori Mosca, one of the leading cardiologists in the country, presents an engaging and evidence-based approach for women and their families to improve their cardiovascular health.
DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis tells the history of Chicago's African-American community as never before - through the voices of its leading citizens, scholars, artists, politicians, and business leaders. Explore historical moments of triumph and challenge, and celebrate the heroic and unsung everyday men and women who have helped to mold Chicago's rich history.Explore history from 1779 to present day, share your own story and memories of life in Chicago, watch web exclusive interviews and slideshows, travel an interactive timeline, and test your own knowledge of history's events, send an e-card to a friend, and more.
"Eat And Cook Healthy! With Dr. John La Puma" teaches viewers to experience food they can't wait to make, and grab the energy and good health to reclaim their lives. Anyone who loves food, wants to have more energy, wants to reverse his or her family health history, or wants to know what to eat to get and stay healthy should watch this program. The recipes, meals, and menus can work within minutes of eating.
Legendary TV presenter Ed Sullivan brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America's living rooms every Sunday night - live from New York. A sequel to "Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics," "Ed Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969" features an amazing line-up of iconic artists singing favorite songs from the era. The program is hosted by Ed Sullivan and Jay Thomas.
Great Performances The Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends
Maestro to the stars David Foster, who has collaborated with some of the greatest superstars in music, returns to THIRTEEN's Great Performances series with several of his favorite artists for a magnificent night of music. This all-star celebration features even more chart-topping stars and music from the 15-time Grammy Award-winner's extensive career catalog than previous PBS specials.
Harness new breakthroughs in neuroscience to get the most out of life - regardless of age! Hopeful Aging focuses on the journey of brain aging, bringing together proven strategies and a revolutionary learning technique called C-MAP. Utilizing the principles in Hopeful Aging, viewers will see how a different approach to dementia and Alzheimer's can help create a life worth living until the very last days.
Have you seen this woman? Fitness guru Kathy Smith shares her secrets to staying young and in great shape. Ageless Energy addresses and provides solutions to the "personal energy crisis" of viewers, specifically in the 50+ demographic. Kathy redefines the concept of "fitness" for women and men viewers, in both inspirational and practical terms.
LAWRENCE WELK'S BIG BAND SPLASH, hosted by bandleader and trumpeter Doc Severinsen, is a celebration of the Big Band Era's classic hits, performed by the great Welk Band and the talented Musical Family on the popular "Lawrence Welk Show." Broadcast on network television from 1955 to 1982, the Welk Show has been a popular weekly series on many public television stations since 1987.
From country to rockabilly to blues to rock, celebrate the life and music of the legendary Levon Helm. This star-studded concert event features performances by Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, My Morning Jacket, Roger Waters and many others.
Join hosts Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and Fabian as they take you back in time to record hops, cars with big fins, pony tails, and beehives. Twelve of the living legends from the '50s and early '60s perform their greatest hits in this Atlantic City concert.
This program of original Motown classics from 1958 to 1968 features many first-time extended stereo mixes of Motown's biggest hits, B-sides, album cuts and radio classics from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Miracles,Martha & the Vandellas and more.
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen, Special Edition
In this special edition of PRIMAL GRILL, grilling guru Steven Raichlen shares some of his favorite recipes and talks about his travels on the world's "barbecue trail." Steven ventured to 30 countries in order to bring viewers - veteran and novice grillers alike - an impressive collection of full-flavored, imaginative and easy-to-follow recipes.
When it comes to good eating, Europe is a food lover's wonderland: elegant cuisine, rustic delights, seasonal treats, beloved bakeries, a passion for wine, and slow food rather than fast food. However you slice it, Europeans take pride in their food: eating well is living well. In this tasty, half-hourshow, we dine with Rick Steves as he enjoys Europe's very best - from gourmet tapas in Galicia to the trattoria of your dreams in Rome, and from the catch of the day in Greece to the ancient vines and wines of Burgundy. For garlicky snails, creamy buffalo mozzarella, savory bouillabaisse, the best of the wurst, and much more, join Rick on this fun celebration of European cuisine.
Nancy commemorates 30 years on TV with a trip down memory lane. She introduces her family, friends, special guests, and several coworkers in this celebratory show with old TV clips, bloopers, and more. Nancy's friend, Mary Mulari, and coworkers chitchat about crazy things that happened on and off the set over the years.
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Sewing with Nancy: Sewing A to Z
Nancy Zieman is executive producer and host of Public TV's Sewing With Nancy and she is an extremely talented sewist. In her latest book, Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Nancy shares her expertise with thorough guidance on 100+ sewing methods and techniques. Topics are arranged alphabetically for fast reference; Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z is an indispensable guide for all sewists, whether you're new to sewing or an expert with years of experience.
Take 10 incredible vocalists, add a dash of humor and good looks, and you've got Straight No Chaser. Enjoy a captivating evening of music, with classic hits from the 1950's and '60's to modern-day music. From Motown to Madonna, this group of extraordinary singers will have you tapping your toes.
In Suze Orman's Money Class, financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider in light of the new economic reality in order to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future. For instance, Orman believes it's critical to rethink many of the traditional strategies we've been using to achieve our financial goals.
The Piano Guys Live at Red Butte Garden was produced for PBS. This concert special includes exclusive footage of the September 19, 2012 concert performed by the YouTube sensation to a sold-out crowd at the Red Butte Garden outdoor concert venue. The Piano Guys -- Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano -- perform such favorites as "Peponi," an African version of Coldplay's "Paradise" featuring singer Alex Boyé; their mash-up of the Bourne soundtrack with Vivaldi's "Double Cello Concerto;" and a brand new cover of David Guetta's "Titanium."
You will easily see why they've become such a sensation!
These four original "Jersey Boys" will have you out of your seat - singing and dancing!
They bring America's classic songbook back to life with their harmonies and sweet moves - everything from "Blue Moon" to The Four Seasons' "Candy Girl" to "Rock n Roll is Here to Stay."
Under the Streetlamp is definitely here to stay!
This American public affairs program has been airing on PBS since 1967. Unlike other panel discussion shows which encourage informal (sometimes vociferous) debates as a means of presentation, Washington Week consistently follows a path of civility and moderation. Its format is that of a roundtable moderated by current host Gwen Ifill and between two and four Washington-based journalists.
Don't miss your chance of a glimpse into WTVP's archives. From Main Street Memories, which showcases Peoria's early days, to Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery, which delves into two Peoria landmarks, this program highlights all of WTVP's documentaries over the years. The people - Irish, German and Lebanese immigrants - and the landmarks of Central Illinois as you've never seen them.
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Victor Borge: Comedy in Music!
Don't miss some of Victor Borge's recently rediscovered funniest and most memorable skits.
Included is rare archival footage from "The Andy Williams Show" and "The Perry Como Show" (not seen in more than 40 years), a hilarious classic performance from the Ford Theater of Phonetic Punctuation with President and Mrs. Reagan in the audience, and touching, heartfelt reminiscences from his five children of their favorite Borge routines. Victor's Borge's special brand of comedy never dies.
Before Peter, Paul and Mary, the Kingston Trio or Bob Dylan, there were The Weavers: Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman and Pete Seeger. The simple power and beauty of their songs - about love and work, hope and freedom - inspired artists such as Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Holly Near and Peter, Paul and Mary, all of whom appear to help The Weavers tell their story. With rare footage of the early days before their blacklisting, this 1980 film centers around a triumphant reunion performance of the older Weavers at Carnegie Hall.
Transporting viewers back to the days of go-go dancers, mod miniskirts and swinging pop-rock sounds, A 60s POP FLASHBACK: HULLABALOO (MY MUSIC) is the first-ever retrospective of the fondly remembered and highly influential 1965-66 NBC primetime series "Hullabaloo." The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with folk-rock and classic rhythm and blues. Hosted by Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits.
Taped at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in November, this new special presents Jerry Lewis live on stage telling stories of his eight decade career through narrative and musical performances, with video montages from his television and film appearances-including rare, never-before-seen clips from his personal and private vaults. Scheduled as a tribute to his 87th birthday in March.
Hosted by Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall, this My Music special takes a nostalgic look back at the greatest "crooners" and "canaries" of the 1940s, featuring the incomparable vocalists of the period as they started their careers performing with orchestras and dance bands. The most popular singers from the era, among them Louis Armstrong, Perry Como and Doris Day, ultimately became stars in their own right.
Don't miss the newest documentary film from WTVP-Public Media, central Illinois' Public Television station!
In the early 20th century, Galesburg's railroad workers were mostly Mexicans who were recruited to the U.S. by contractors working for the railroad companies. The American rail companies provided more than just a job for these starving people, impoverished and displaced by a bloody civil war. They provided a place to live and raise a family: old boxcars. Boxcar People, a new documentary from WTVP written and produced by Will and Luz Schick, tells the story of the estimated 80 children from as many as 15 families who grew up in these boxcar communities. Using historic film, original testimonials and photos from the actual inhabitants of the boxcar camps, Boxcar People goes beyond descriptions of horrible living conditions, dangerous and back-breaking work, and discrimination from their adopted community, to tell the tale of a proud people with strong traditions, deep faith and abiding loyalty who carved out a new home in a strange and beautiful land. Boxcar People is a true story of the "American Dream."
Live at the Troubadour album by Carole King / James Taylor was released May 04, 2010 on the Concord label. Carole King and James Taylor reuniting isn't quite a monumental reunion -- they never were an official performing entity, so they never had a falling out, appearing on-stage and on record from time to time since their `70s heyday -- but it is a notable one, particularly when they choose to perform at the Troubadour, the L.A. venue so crucial at the start of their stardom, backed by such fellow veterans of the SoCal singer/songwriter scene as guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar, and drummer Russell Kunkel, musicians who supported them the last time they co-headlined the club back in 1971.
You may know him from NBC's The Voice, but you won't want to miss his voice on PBS.
Vocalist Chris Mann is joined by Martina McBride and saxophonist Mindi Abair in this L.A. concert, which features "Always on My Mind" (with McBride) and "Just the Way You Are" (with Abair). Also in the set: "Ave Maria"; "Need You Now" and "My Way."
Beloved Irish crooner, Daniel O'Donnell performs live in the Hawkeye state --Iowa!
Exuding the same passion and unique sense of humor that have fascinated audiences for years, O'Donnell sings, dances and charms his way into viewers' hearts with a mix of country, pop hits and fan favorites.
Doc Martin stars Martin Clunes as the brash "Doc" Martin Ellingham who finds himself back home in a Cornish village after his illustrious medical career in London goes awry. The townspeople are not used to the doctor's blunt opinions and insensitive manners, often leading to mayhem in the town of Portwenn. Caroline Catz plays school teacher Louisa Glasson for whom Doc Martin finds it difficult to express his romantic feelings.
In this particular episode, the mayhem takes a decidedly creepy turn.
This is your chance for one last Downton Abbey fix. Relive Season 3 from start to finish. Follow the Crawley family and their downstairs as both classes deal with life - the good and the heartbreaking.
For his ninth PBS special, best-selling author and teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: the five steps to living from your "highest self" and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American New Thought philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life. Viewers learn how to use Imagination, Living from the End, Assuming the Feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, Attention and the Last 5 Minutes of Each Day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits. Also appearing with Dr. Dyer is guest Anita Moorjani, a near-death experience survivor, and the program concludes with a very special performance by the San Diego Children's Choir.
Besides introducing legendary music acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley, The Ed Sullivan Show is also remembered for being a launching pad for many great comedians.
Relive the funniest moments of the best comedians of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, including greats Peoria-native Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Flip Wilson, Alan King, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Mason, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and George Carlin.
Great Performances Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. delights us with a variety of sentimental Sinatra hits, as well as his own songs sung in his trademark New Orleans style. Taped in July of 2010 at New York's Neil Simon Theater, Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway features Connick's big band and a 12-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano. Variety raved, "Connick, in concert, packs such dynamite that those 'Jersey Boys' across the street seem positively sedate."
Great Performances Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino
Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenor returns to Great Performances once again to delight fans with a new concert in which he puts classical music aside for an evening of international favorites inspired by the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.
The world's most beloved tenor singing the world's most loved songs in one of the most romantic settings on earth. Be carried away by the voice, the setting, the beautiful music.
Quite possibly the biggest star that television has ever produced, Carson commanded, at his peak, a nightly audience of 15 million viewers - double the current audience of Leno and Letterman - combined. Rarely giving interviews, Carson chose to remain a very private man whose public persona made him an American superstar. He once revealed, "I can get in front of an audience and be in control. I suppose it's manipulation. Offstage, I'm aloof because I'm not very comfortable." American Masters Johnny Carson: King of Late Night explores this dichotomy and enigma, unearthing clues about Carson's childhood, early days in the business, and personal and professional life.
For years Dr. Neal Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, in this new PBS special, KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH, Dr. Barnard unveils the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly and getting your body on track to better health fast.
Honoring 25 years of Les Misérables, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. A phenomenal all-star cast, includes pop star Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), Tony® Award winner Lea Salonga (the voice of Disney's Mulan and Princess Jasmine), and over 500 additional artists and musicians. If you saw the recent Hollywood version, you will love this!
Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102)
Recapture the innocence of a bygone era. The 1950s could be considered the last days of innocence. While Elvis gyrated to "Jailhouse Rock" and "All Shook Up," Pat Boone mused about "Love Letters In The Sand." Pop music, short for "popular," was just that: music enjoyed by mom, dad and kids alike. This PBS concert special celebrates that era with many of stars of the '50s singing their biggest hits in front of an appreciative audience.
Our favorite funny ladies have given us a wide range of unforgettable characters. From Vicar Geraldine Granger, who could be both pious and vampish, to that diva of the upper middle class, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced boo-KAY). From the saintly patience of Sybil Fawlty (how else could she have put up with Basil?) to the strong-willed independence of Jean Pargetter that always kept Lionel on his toes. Join host Penelope Keith as she explores the many sides of some of the funniest characters ever brought to life by her humble self as well as the likes of Molly Sugden (Are You Being Served?), Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley), Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances), Judi Dench (As Time Goes By) and many more.
Celebrate the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century: Oscar Hammerstein. Hammerstein worked in the theater for over 40 years, writing the lyrics for over a thousand songs and the libretti for dozens of operettas and musicals performed on Broadway, in London and in Hollywood films. His hits include: "The Sound of Music," "South Pacific," and "Oklahoma," to name a few.
In 1986, the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS special. Now, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in Greenwich Village, this joyous yet deeply moving live concert is being re-broadcast.
Nothing is more important than health, family, and loved ones. Connections with other people, entire relationships and everything loved ones have ever known could be wiped out if someone is at risk for memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. But with groundbreaking research, Dr. Neal Barnard proves there is much that can be done to protect against memory loss and offers new ways to offset the risk.
Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience is distilled into this lively, all new, two-hour pledge special.
Beautifully filmed on location along his favorite "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland and Bavaria, Italy's Riviera, Siena and Venice, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London - Rick shares his most up-to-date tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving cars, catching trains, avoiding crowds and crime, eating and sleeping on a budget, and more. It's packed with information - and inspiration - to help turn travel dreams into smooth and affordable reality.
Rock and pop legends Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960's rock, pop and doo-wop era in an all new "MY MUSIC" concert event. This all-new special recorded in May 2010, at Pittsburgh's own Benedum Center, includes new live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults.
Sewing with Nancy: Art Quilts - Fusible Collage Workshop
Learn a step-by-step step approach to create fusible fabric collages. With Nancy's 14 easy techniques and help from her guests, international quilt artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson, soon you will be creating masterpiece works of your own.
Shift Happens! Live an Inspired Life with Dr. Robert Holden
Robert Holden, Ph.D., is a renowned British psychologist, executive coach, author and speaker. This program is based upon his book of the same title, but also draws substantially from his other works: Authentic Success, Be Happy, and his newest book, Loveability. In this special, Dr. Holden organizes the content into 6 Principles and Practices, so viewers will enjoy both descriptive and prescriptive dimensions of the ideas presented.
Dr. Rudy Tanzi explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. Dr. Tanzi crosses the next horizon in brain functioning where every person can reach a higher level of fulfillment and achievement by harnessing the brain's hidden potential for change, creativity and intelligence.
T'ai Chi, Health and Happiness with David Dorian-Ross
Host David-Dorian Ross, author, lecturer and eight-time T'ai Chi U.S. national champion, demonstrates why this ancient Chinese martial art is the ultimate exercise for body, mind and spirit. Ross offers an engaging description and detailed description of the practical benefits of T'ai Chi, and the special health and wellness advantages of each part of the forms.
America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, airs in the first half of the hour. In the second half-hour, ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook address specific, viewer-driven home maintenance and repair questions.
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Yanni: Live at El Morro
Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico was recorded and filmed during Yanni's two concerts there in December 2011. The first artist to ever perform at this UNESCO Heritage Site, Yanni fulfilled a 20 year dream to play at the beautiful and historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan a spectacular setting for this live concert.