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Programming Highlights | January 2024

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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.

KEEPER OF THE FLAME
MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 9:30 PM

Keeper of the Flame is a feature-length documentary about the life and work of human rights activist Jack Healey. Tracking his activism from the Civil Rights Movement into his later role as the director of Amnesty International USA, the film shows how Healey played a major role in bringing human rights to a televised national and international public by fusing popular music and activism.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/01/4024 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/02/4024 @ 3:00 AM
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A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO PRESERVING DEMOCRACY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 9 PM

A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy is based on Dr. Richard Haass’ best- selling book The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens. Through interviews and real-life examples, Hari Sreenivasan and Dr. Haass explore how Americans are working towards strengthening democracy and renewing the spirit of a more informed and engaged citizenry.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/02/4024 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/03/4024 @ 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/03/4024 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/04/4024 @ 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/04/4024 @ 9:00 AM

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
DIE ZAUBERFLOTE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 8 PM

Experience director Simon McBurney’s Met debut with a new production of this Mozart favorite. Nathalie Stutzmann conducts with Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, Erin Morley as Pamina, Thomas Oliemans as Papageno and Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 01/05/4024 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/06/4024 @ 12:30 AM
Great Performances

Great Performances at the Met: Die Zauberflöte Preview

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Experience director Simon McBurney’s Met debut of Mozart’s opera.

America ReFramed

The Cost of Inheritance | Trailer

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Exploring reparations to illuminate the scope and rationale of this complex debate.

COST OF INHERITANCE: 
AN AMERICAN
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 9 PM

The Cost of Inheritance, An America Reframed Special, explores the complex issue of reparations in the US using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities and critical dialogue on racial conciliation.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/08/4024 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/09/4024 @ 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/10/4024 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 01/15/4024 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 01/16/4024 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 01/16/4024 @ 8:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/18/4024 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/18/4024 @ 11:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 01/19/4024 @ 7:00 AM
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  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 01/21/4024 @ 1:00 AM
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  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 01/21/4024 @ 8:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 01/21/4024 @ 4:00 PM

MUSHER
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 10 PM

Musher is a film about the lives of four sled dog racers (mushers) and their dogs. What it means to be a musher and what it takes to be a sled dog is revealed over a year as they all train for the coming winter’s races.
 

  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/31/4023 @ 10:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 01/01/4024 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 01/01/4024 @ 10:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/08/4024 @ 10:00 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 01/22/4024 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 01/22/4024 @ 10:30 PM
Musher

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"Musher" is a film about the lives of four sled dog racers (mushers) and their dogs.

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STARS OF TOMORROW OPERA GALA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 8 PM

This program showcases students from the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre performing selections from Carmen, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus and more at the Opera House in Lexington under the guidance of internationally known impresario conductor Dr. Everett McCorvey, director and executive producer of the UK Opera Theater, accompanied by the UK Symphony Orchestra and Maestro John Nardolillo.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 01/12/4024 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/13/4024 @ 12:00 AM
     

ACL 9TH ANNUAL HALL OF FAME
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 10:30 PM

Austin City Limits proudly inducts country superstar Trisha Yearwood and the late legendary singer/songwriter John Prine for our ninth annual celebration. Friends and fans of both artists joined us at the Moody Theater to pay tribute to these music greats, who clocked multiple episodes of the show.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/13/4024 @ 10:30 PM
AustinCityLimitsTV

John Prine | Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2023 Inductee

POV

Brief Tender Light | Message from a Filmmaker | | POV | PBS

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BRIEF TENDER LIGHT
MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 9 PM

At the elite MIT, a Ghanaian alum follows four African students striving to become agents of positive change back home. Even as their dreams are anchored in the societies they left, their daily realities are defined by America. Each must refine their ideas about the world and themselves and how to transform youthful ideals into action as adults.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/15/4024 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/17/4024 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/17/4024 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/18/4024 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/18/4024 @ 8:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/20/4024 @ 11:00 AM

INDEPENDENT LENS
RACIST TREES
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 9 PM

Racial tensions ignite in this documentary when a historically Black neighborhood in Palm Springs, California, fights to remove a towering wa l of tamarisk trees. The trees form a barrier, believed by some to segregate the community, frustrating residents who regard them as an enduring symbol of racism.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/22/4024 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/24/4024 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/24/4024 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 01/24/4024 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 01/25/4024 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/27/4024 @ 11:00 AM
Independent Lens

Trailer | Racist Trees

German American Bund parade in New York City on East 86th Street. Oct. 30, 1937.
Library of Congress

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
NAZI TOWN USA
Tuesday, January 23, 8 PM

Nazi Town USA tells the largely unknown story of the German American Bund organization that had chapters across the country and represented what experts believe was a very real threat of fascist subversion in the United States. Organized into 70 different districts, the Bund held joint rallies with the Ku Klux Klan and ran dozens of summer camps for childre centered around Nazi ideology. The film is brought to life through extens ve archival footage, photographs and ruins that exist to this day.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/23/4024 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/24/4024 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 01/25/4024 @ 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 01/27/4024 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 01/29/4024 @ 3:00 AM