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June 2021 Membership Drive
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Membership Drive

Our June Membership Drive is an opportunity for viewers to join WTVP as a member, renew their existing membership or become a sustaining member.  Support from viewers like you helps us provide programming, produce local content and plan events all year long. 

What is a Membership Drive?

  • A WTVP|PBS pledge drive is an on-air fundraising effort that helps raise necessary funds to produce PBS’s high-quality programming and content.
  • When you donate to your local PBS station, you prove that WTVP|PBS viewers have a unique relationship in deciding and appreciating WTVP's quality programming.
  • Regularly scheduled PBS programming is often interrupted for fundraising appeals, or for special pledge programming.

Membership Drive Schedule for WTVP | June 3 - 20

  • To view all programming on our five channels and pledge programming please visit our  TV Schedule.
  • Programming subject to change.

 Featured Specials

ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 7 PM  

Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies and troubles of her life into joy. Interviews include Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson and Fitzgerald’s son, Ray Brown, Jr.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 06/07/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 06/09/2021 @ 12:00 AM
     

Ella Fitzgerald Just One of Those Things

Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There 
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 9 PM  

An all-star concert celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime music event recorded at Chicago’s famous Auditorium. The historic night brought some of the biggest names in music together to honor the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and American icon. Throughout an unparalleled career spanning more than six decades, Staples’ soulful songs of justice and equality have become a soundtrack for the civil rights movement and inspired countless other artists and activists.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 06/07/2021 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 06/09/2021 @ 2:00 AM

Ken Burns: Baseball 
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 7 PM  

The story of Baseball is the story of America. It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels, and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture and the unfolding of the national pastime.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/08/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 06/10/2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 06/13/2021 @ 3:30 PM

Ken Burns Baseball

Livingston Taylor: Live from Sellersville Theater
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 10:30 PM   

In Livingston Taylor Live from Sellersville Theater: Songs And Stories, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor performs a cross-section of songs from his 50-year career. Taped at Pennsylvania’s historic, 300-seat Sellersville Theater, the musician brings to life songs and stories from his early days, popular staples and recent recordings.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 06/09/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 06/11/2021 @ 3:30 AM

Boxcar People
THURSDAY JUNE, JUNE 10, 7 PM  

A WTVP production written and produced by Will and Luz Schick, Boxcar People tells the story of Mexican workers recruited in the early 1900s to work the railroads in Galesburg, Illinois. At a time when their own country was torn by a bloody civil war, American industry came to Mexico looking for workers to replace the men gone off to fight in WWI. To a culture centered on family, the railroads were particularly attractive to Mexicans displaced by chaos and war. The rail companies provided not just a job, but a place to raise a family. Each worker was offered home in the form of a boxcar.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 06/10/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 06/12/2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 06/21/2021 @ 12:00 AM

Boxcar People - Promo

John Denver Live in England | Promo

JOHN DENVER: COUNTRY ROADS 
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 9 PM   

Join one of the best-loved recording artists of the 20th century at a concert filmed in 1986 in the UK. The concert showcases Denver’s fine voice and easygoing manner on fan favorites including Sunshine On My Shoulders and Rocky Mountain High.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 06/13/2021 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/15/2021 @ 3:30 AM

Best of The Sixties: Ready, Steady, Go!   
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 10:30 PM 

Relive the Swinging Sixties with the iconic UK rock and pop music TV series. Ready, Steady, Go! featured the biggest acts of the decade, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Lulu, Otis Redding, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Marvin Gaye and more.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 06/13/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/15/2021 @ 2:00 AM

Best of the 60s Ready Steady Go | Promo

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy Preview

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Great Performances
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy  
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 7 PM   

Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim ... Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? The documentary combines interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for more than a century.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/15/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 06/17/2021 @ 12:00 AM

 Specials | Full Schedule

  • Programming subject to change.

Thursday, June 3 

8:30 PM - Aretha Franklin Remembered (My Music) 
10:00 PM - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul: Soulfire Live 

Friday, June 4 

9:00 PM - Great Performances: Lea Salonga In Concert 

Saturday, June 5 

12:00 AM - Aretha Franklin Remembered (My Music) 
1:30 AM - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul: Soulfire Live 
2:30 AM - Stress Solution with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
4:00 AM - Transitional Power of Yoga
9:00 AM - Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace 
10:30 AM - Stress Solution with Dr. Rangan  Chatterjee 

1:30 PM - Chasing Greatness 
3:00 PM - America's Home Cooking: Stuffed 
5:30 PM - Alabama: Hymns & Gospel Favorites 
7:00 PM - Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs (My Music) 
8:30 PM - Monty Python: Best Bits Celebrated 
10:00 PM - Melissa Ethridge: This is M.E. Live in LA

Sunday, June 6 

12:00 AM - Ancient Remedies with Dr. Josh Axe 
2:00 AM - Great Performances: Lea Salonga In Concert 
3:30 AM - Chasing Greatness

11:30 AM - Dr. Fuhrman's Food As Medicine

1:30 PM - Joyful Pain Free Living with Lee Albert 
3:30 PM - Surviving Disasters with Les Stroud 
5:30 PM - Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe 
6:00 PM - Agatha and the Truth of Murder 
8:00 PM - Agatha Christie's England 
9:00 PM - Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
10:30 PM - Tom Lehrer - Live in Copenhagen 

Monday, June 7

12:00 AM - Monty Python: Best Bits Celebrated
1:30 AM - Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe
2:00 AM - Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs (My Music)
3:30 AM - Alabama: Hymns & Gospel Favorites

11:30 AM - Rick Steves' Heart of Italy

7:00 PM - Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
9:00 PM - Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There - An All-Star Celebration
10:30 PM - Soul Legends (My Music)

Tuesday, June 8

12:30 AM - Agatha and the Truth of Murder
2:30 AM - Agatha Christie's England
3:30 AM - Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets

12:00 PM – Let’s Talk Menopause

6:00 PM - PBS NewsHour
7:00 PM - Ken Burns: Baseball
8:30 PM - Josh Groban: An Evening of Harmony
10:00 PM - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019

Wednesday, June 9 

12:00 AM - Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
2:00 AM - Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There - An All-Star Celebration
3:30 AM - Joyful Pain-Free Living with Lee Albert

12:00 PM - Meditation for All of Us

7:00 PM - Nature | Equus, Story of the Horse: Origins
8:30 PM - Build A Better Memory Through Science
10:30 PM -  Taylor Live from Sellersville Theater: Songs and Stories

Thursday, June 10 

12:00 AM - Burns: Baseball
1:30 AM - Josh Groban: An Evening of Harmony
3:00 AM - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019

12:00 PM - Build A Better Memory Through Science

7:00 PM - The Boxcar People
8:30 PM -  Mendes & Friends: A Celebration
10:00 PM -  Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster

Friday, June 11

12:00 AM - Nature | Equus, Story of the Horse: Origin
1:30 AM - Build A Better Memory Through Science
3:30 AM - Livingston Taylor Live from Sellersville Theater: Songs and Stories

12:00 PM - Nature | Equus, Story of the Horse: Origin

7:30 PM - Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli: Believe
9:00 PM - Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
11:30 PM - Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe

Saturday, June 12

12:00 AM - The Boxcar People
1:30 AM - Mendes & Friends: A Celebration
3:30 AM - Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster

10:30 AM - Ancient Remedies with Dr Josh Axe

1:30 PM - Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD
3:00 PM - Rick Steves Europe Awaits
5:30 PM - Dutch Hop!

7:00 PM - Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices
8:30 PM - Country Pop Legends (My Music)
10:30 PM - Great Performances: Mick Fleetwood & Friends: Celebrating the Music of Peter Green

Sunday, June 13

12:30 AM - Great Performances #4520 Andrea Bocelli: Believe
2:00 AM - Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
4:00 AM - Transformational Power of Yoga

11:30 AM - Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Grief with Daniel Amen MD and Tana A
1:30 PM - Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide
3:30 PM - Ken Burns: Baseball
5:30 PM - Steves' Festive Europe
6:00 PM - Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar
8:00 PM - Inside The Mind of Agatha Christie
9:00 PM - John Denver: Country Roads - Live In England
10:30 PM - Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go!

Monday, June 14 

12:00 AM - Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices
1:30 AM - Dutch Hop!
3:00 AM - Country Pop Legends (My Music)

8:00 PM - Wynonna Judd: Concert from My Place

Tuesday, June 15 

12:00 AM - Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar
2:00 AM - Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go!
3:30 AM - John Denver: Country Roads - Live In England

7:00 PM - Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Wednesday, June 16

12:00 AM - Inside The Mind of Agatha Christie
3:30 AM -  Judd: Concert from My Place

12:00 PM -  The Mind of Agatha Christie

7:00 PM - Nature|Equus, of the Horse: Chasing The Wind
8:30 PM - NOVA: Mysteries of Sleep

Thursday, June 17

12:00 AM - Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
3:00 AM - Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Grief with Daniel Amen MD and Tana A      

12:00 PM – NOVA: Mysteries of Sleep

Friday, June 18 

12:00 AM - Nature|Equus, of the Horse: Chasing The Wind
1:30 AM - NOVA: Mysteries of Sleep
3:00 AM - Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide

12:00 PM - Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing The Wind

Sunday, June 20 

12:00 AM - Ancient Remedies with Dr. Josh Axe
2:00 AM - Rick Steves Europe Awaits

6:00 PM - Agatha and the Midnight Murders

  • Programming subject to change.
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