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Programming Highlights | January 2023
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Programming Highlights - January 2023

It's a new year, and that means new opportunities to explore our world, experience new perspectives and make new discoveries about ourselves and others. Here are just a few highlights of what awaits you on WTVP in January.

INDEPENDENT LENS:
CHILDREN OF LAS BRISAS – NEW!
MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 9 PM

In Venezuela, amidst a backdrop of poverty, murder and corruption, the El Sistema youth orchestra offers children hope and the opportunity to pursue a life of art in spite of the harshness of the society around them. Yet the country’s spiraling collapse and political repression threatens the musicians’ dreams of a better life.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/02/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/04/2023 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/04/2023 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/05/2023 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/07/2023 @ 11 AM

FRONTLINE: 
GLOBAL SPYWARE SCANDAL: 
EXPOSING PEGASUS PART 1 AND 2
TUESDAYS, JANUARY 3 AND 10, 9 PM

Frontline investigates the powerful spyware Pegasus, sold to governments around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group. Part one of a two-part series looks into the hacking tool used to spy on journalists, activists, the fiancée of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and others.

 

PART 1:                                                                                                     

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/03/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/04/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/04/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/05/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/05/2023 @ 9 AM

 

PART 2: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/10/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/11/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/11/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/12/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/12/2023 @ 9 AM

FIRST CONTACT: AN ALIEN ENCOUNTER
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 8 PM

Mixing a fictional narrative with documentary interviews, First Contact: An Alien Encounter tells the dramatic story of an encounter with an extraterrestrial artifact and explores the new tools we have available in the search for life beyond earth.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/04/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 01/05/2023 @ 12 AM

POV
I DIDN’T SEE YOU THERE – NEW!
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 9 PM

When a circus tent goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision and (in)visibility. Shot from the director’s physical perspective — mounted to his wheelchair or handheld — I Didn’t See You There serves as a clear rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/09/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/11/2023 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/11/2023 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/12/2023 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/14/2023 @ 11 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/14/2023 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/14/2023 @ 11 PM

INDEPENDENT LENS
THE BIG PAYBACK – NEW!
FIRST REPARATIONS FOR BLACK AMERICANS
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 9 PM

A rookie alderwoman from Evanston, Illinois, led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations for Black Americans. While she and her community struggle with the burden to make restitution for its citizens, a national racial crisis engulfs the country. Will the debt ever be addressed, or is it too late for this reparations movement to finally get the big payback?
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/16/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/18/2023 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/19/2023 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/19/2023 @ 8:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/21/2023 @ 11 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/21/2023 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/21/2023 @ 11 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
ZORA NEALE HURSTON – NEW!
CLAIMING A SPACE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 8 PM

This new biography explores the life of the influential author whose groundbreaking anthropological work would challenge assumptions about race, gender and cultural superiority that had long defined the field in the 19th century. Best remembered for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston was a vital figure of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/17/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/18/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/21/2023 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/21/2023 @ 2 PM

INDEPENDENT LENS
NO STRAIGHT LINES – NEW!
MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 9 PM

When Alison Bechdel received a coveted MacArthur Award for her best selling graphic memoir Fun Home, it heralded the acceptance of LGBTQ+ comics in American culture. From the DIY underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance, meet five smart and funny queer comic book artists whose uncensored commentary left no topic untouched and explored art as a tool for social change.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/23/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/25/2023 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/26/2023 @ 8:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/28/2023 @ 11 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/28/2023 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/28/2023 @ 11 PM
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AMERICAN MASTERS
ROBERTA FLACK – NEW!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 8 PM

Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and triumphs over racism and sexism. Detailing her story in her own words, the film features exclusive access to Flack’s archives and interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Peabo Bryson and more.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/24/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/25/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/28/2023 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/28/2023 @ 8:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/28/2023 @ 2:30 PM

POV SHORTS
THE CHANGING SAME
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 9:30 PM

In the Florida Panhandle lies the provincial town of Marianna, where one native resident runs a particular marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror caused by the town’s buried history.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/24/2023 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/25/2023 @ 1:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 01/27/2023 @ 1:30 AM

INDEPENDENT LENS
THE PICTURE TAKER – NEW!
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 9 PM

Ernest Withers’ nearly 2 million images from his Memphis studio were a treasured record of Black history. Still, his legacy was complicated by decades of secret FBI service, revealed only after his death. Was he a friend of the civil rights community, or enemy—or both?

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/30/2023 @ 9 PM