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Programming Highlights | December 2021
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Plan your December viewing to catch programs that educate, entertain and inspire all ages. Oh wait, that includes all the programs on WTVP. If you make room in your schedule for these choices and many more and you're sure to have the most rewarding December ever. 

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WHEN CANCER CALLS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 6 PM

When Cancer Calls is an 80-minute, professional theatrical portrayal of cancer communication on the telephone. Dialogue is drawn verbatim from the first natural history of recorded and transcribed interactions — 61 phone calls over 13 months — between an actual patient and her family members. A powerful and enlightening story is told of the critical importance of communication and social relationships as family members journey through cancer together.
 

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/12/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/15/2021 @ 2:30 AM

     

SOUND OF GIVING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7:30 PM

A talented group of musicians sings for the joy of giving back to their community. In The Sound of Giving, RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voice of Peace) show their dedication to the nameless outcasts in their community by helping fund Joshua’s House, the first hospice for the homeless on the west coast. Great music can support great causes and inspire other artists to do the same.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/12/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/16/2021 @ 4:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 1:30 AM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 12/13/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Mon, 12/13/2021 @ 10:30 PM
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All Creatures Great and Small

Preview

0:30
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Expires: 2024-01-11

The heartwarming story, based on the beloved books, comes to life on-screen!

All Creatures Great and Small

Official Trailer

2:00
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A new series starring Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse and more!

MASTERPIECE
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL ON MASTERPIECE, SEASON 1
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12-26, 8 PM

Since their first publication in 1970, the beloved books of James Alfred Wight, published under the pen name James Herriot, have held a special place in people’s hearts throughout the world. Chronicling the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet, the books introduced readers to his unconventional mentor and the cast of farmers and townsfolk who lived and worked in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. This television adaptation preserves the rich spirit, tone and values of Herriot’s iconic characters and stories and brings to life his sharply observed, entertaining and incredibly funny tales of country life in the North of England for a modern audience, introducing a new generation to his life-affirming stories.

 

S1 E1: YOU'VE GOT TO DREAM

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/28/2021 @ 2:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/12/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/13/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 3 AM

 

S1 E2: ANDANTE

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/28/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 3 AM

 

S1 E3: ALL'S FAIR

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/28/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/27/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/28/2021 @ 3 AM
All Creatures Great and Small

The Women of All Creatures Great and Small

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Stars Anna Madeley and Rachel Shenton discuss playing Mrs. Hall and Helen.

All Creatures Great and Small

Making All Creatures Great and Small

2:11
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Take a look behind the scenes of the all-new series and see how it all came together!

LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA
OVERCOMING THE ODDS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM

In this hour-long Lidia Celebrates America, Lidia Bastianich travels from big cities to small pockets of rural America, either in person or virtually, to share the inspiring stories of a diverse group of resilient Americans who have overcome extraordinary odds in their own lives and found purpose in serving their communities. They understand better than most that all our futures are interconnected. Now more than ever, we need each other to survive and thrive.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/15/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/15/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 3 AM


     
Lidia Celebrates America

LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE: THE AMERICANS
WHO FLEW FOR FRANCE IN WORLD WAR ONE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 9 PM

Presenting the first comprehensive documentary about the Lafayette Escadrille. The true story of the American pilots who volunteered for France in WWI comes alive in this brand-new film with more than 40 locations filmed in France, more than 20 interviews and never-before-seen photographs and stories.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/13/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/16/2021 @ 1 AM

     

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
VOICE OF FREEDOM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 8 PM

On Easter Sunday 1939, contralto Marian Anderson stepped up to a microphone in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Inscribed on the walls of the monument behind her were the words “all men are created equal.” Barred from performing in Constitution Hall because of her race, Marian Anderson would sing for the American people in the open air.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/23/2021 @ 2:00 AM


     
American Experience

Extended Trailer | Voice of Freedom | American Experience

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Great Performances

The Sound of Music - Preview

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GREAT PERFORMANCES
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 5:30 PM

Fall in love with the beloved musical as never before. Features music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and stars Kara Tointon as Maria and Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 5:30 PM
Great Performances

"The Sound of Music (The Hills Are Alive...)"

1:54
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Captain von Trapp joins his children in singing for the first time.

Great Performances

Getting Jazzed for Broadway’s Best: The Sound of Music

5:05
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Getting Jazzed for Broadway’s Best: The Sound of Music

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UNAPOLOGETIC
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 8 PM

Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Through their lens, Unapologetic provides an inside look into the ongoing movement work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/27/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/28/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 12/30/2021 @ 7:30 AM



     
POV

Trailer | Unapologetic

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Walk Together Children: The 150th Anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Trailer

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WALK TOGETHER CHILDREN:
THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF 
THE FISK JUBILEE SINGERS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 10 PM

In Walk Together Children: The 150th Anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Dr. Paul T. Kwami and the current singers explore the stories of the world-renowned ensemble's original nine members and reflect on their roles as students and preservers of the group’s legacy.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/27/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/31/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Thu, 12/30/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Thu, 12/30/2021 @ 10:30 PM
     

BIG DREAMS IN UMATILLA
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 9 PM

Big Dreams in Umatilla is a story about a robotics team and how it united a town and taught its young residents they could reach for the stars. The hour-long documentary follows the team through the 2016 robotics season, highlighting how rewarding it can be to overcome obstacles and chase your dreams.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/30/2021 @ 1 AM