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Programming Highlights | December 2023

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AGATHA CHRISTIE
LUCY WORSLEY ON THE MYSTERY QUEEN
SUNDAYS, DECEMBER 3, 10, and 17, 7 PM

Lucy Worsley investigates Agatha Christie and the experiences that shaped her fiction.

 

 

#101 - CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/03/2023 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/05/2023 @ 1:30 AM

 

#102 - DESTINATION UNKNOWN:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/10/2023 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/12/2023 @ 2:00 AM

 

#103 - UNFINISHED PORTRAIT:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/17/2023 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/19/2023 @ 2:00 AM

Preview

Agatha's Disappearance

CODE NAME: AYALON
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6 PM

Code Name: Ayalon is the tale of 45 teenagers who toiled underground secretly manufacturing and smuggling the bullets used by freedom fighters on the front lines during Israel's War of Independence. Enemies surrounded the factory hidden beneath a laundry facility and discovery meant death.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/10/2023 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 12/11/2023 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 12/11/2023 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/13/2023 @ 12:00 PM

POV
HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY
MONDAYS, DECEMBER 11, 9 PM

How to Have an American Baby is a kaleidoscopic voyage into the shadow economy catering to Chinese tourists who travel to the U.S. to give birth for citizenship. Told through a series of intimately observed vignettes, the story of a hidden global economy emerges – depicting the fortunes and tragedies that befall the ordinary people caught in its web.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/11/2023 @ 9:00 PM
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  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 12/16/2023 @ 11:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/17/2023 @ 2:00 AM

HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY | Trailer

Season 1 Preview

MARRIAGE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 21, 28, 9 PM

Marriage is a warm, sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always revealing look at the need for togetherness and the joy of love in a difficult world. Married couple Ian and Emma negotiate the insecurities, the ambiguities, the hopes, the fears, the risks and the gifts of a long-term intimate relationship.

Episode #101:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/14/2023 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/15/2023 @ 12:00 AM

 

Episode #102:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/21/2023 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/22/2023 @ 12:00 AM

 

Episode #103:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/28/2023 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/29/2023 @ 12:00 AM

 

Episode #104:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 01/04/2024 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 01/05/2024 @ 12:00 AM

25 YEARS WITH LIDIA: A CULINARY JUBILEE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7 PM

Beloved chef Lidia Bastianich is celebrating 25 years on public television. With one of the longest-running cooking shows on PBS, Lidia is a lifelong restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author. In honor of her silver anniversary, join Lidia's family and celebrity friends to roll back the years and get an intimate look at the memorable moments of her life, both on and off the screen.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/18/2023 @ 7:00 PM
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  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/20/2023 @ 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/23/2023 @ 2:00 AM

Preview – 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

PBS NewsHour presents: "America at a Crossroads with Judy Woodruff"

AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS 
WITH JUDY WOODRUFF 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 8 PM

Judy Woodruff Presents America at a Crossroads, a series examining the many divisions fracturing the United States.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/19/2023 @ 8:00 PM
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  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 12/21/2023 @ 8:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 12/23/2023 @ 11:00 AM

CULTURAL EXPRESSSIONS: KWANZAA
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 7 PM

Cultural Expressions: Kwanzaa is a one-hour documentary that explores the seven principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa by sharing seven real- life stories of impact. These stories reveal how each principle plays a role in the Black community, enhanced by cultural elements of dance, storytelling, music and spoken word.
 

  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 12/25/2023 @ 6:00 PM
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  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/26/2023 @ 7:00 PM
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  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 12/29/2023 @ 9:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 12/30/2023 @ 4:00 AM
     

Trailer

MEREDITH WILLSON: 
AMERICA'S MUSIC MAN 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 8 PM

He performed under Sousa and Toscanini. He scored films for the likes of Chaplin and wrote popular songs performed by Sinatra and the Beatles. And Meredith Willson caught the whole world's ear when the River City boys band marched on Broadway.

  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 12/16/2023 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 12/18/2023 @ 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/26/2023 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/27/2023 @ 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/28/2023 @ 4:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/30/2023 @ 2:00 AM

INSIDE THE WARREN COMMISSION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 9 PM

Inside the Warren Commission provides a riveting account of the people who worked tirelessly to discover the truth behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Warren Report is perhaps the most misunderstood document in modern history and remains unread by most Americans. This documentary offers viewers insight into its content, the commission who authored it, and their investigation. Based on new evidence, the film showcases the personalities, politics, and internal and external challenges that made this investigation one of the most controversial of our time.
 

  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 11/20/2023 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 11/21/2023 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 11/21/2023 @ 8:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 11/26/2023 @ 4:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/26/2023 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/27/2023 @ 2:00 AM
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PLAY preview

CRAFT IN AMERICA: PLAY
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 8 PM

Play celebrates the power of imagination and the child in all of us. Featuring Roberto Benavidez, Schroeder Cherry, the Cotsen Children's Library, Calder Kamin, Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center and Lorena Robletto.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/29/2023 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/30/2023 @ 12:00 AM