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Vermont PBS - Program Schedule | December 2021

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Wednesday | December 1
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives: The Abcs Of Change "Raising Expectations" (R)
It's never too early and never too late for learning, and the whole community can help.
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Pike On The Fly, Duck Stamp, Herps Walk, LaPlatte River" (R)
This episode explores the thrill of catching toothy pike on the fly and the legacy of Vermont's Duck Stamp program, We'll also catch snakes and frogs at Bristol Pond, and join a lesson about clean water on the LaPlatte.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "Nature's Biggest Beasts" (R)
Discover the ingenious strategies that nature's biggest beasts employ to conquer their environments. (Also 12/2 3:30PM, 12/3 4AM, 12/5 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Saving Notre Dame" (R)
Engineers and scientists are racing to protect and ultimately rebuild France's Notre Dame cathedral. (Also 12/2 1AM, 12/2 4:30PM, 12/3 5AM, 12/5 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Secrets of the Dead "Building Notre Dame" (R)
Historians, architects and engineers discuss how the iconic cathedral of Notre Dame was created.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Saving Notre Dame" (R) (Also 12/2 4:30PM, 12/3 5AM, 12/5 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Hawking (R) (Also 12/3 3AM, 12/5 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Royal Wives At War (R) (Also 12/5 4AM, 12/26 2PM)
 
  4:00AM  Tales From the Royal Bedchamber (R) (Also 12/26 1PM)
 
  5:00AM  Secrets Of The Manor House (Also 12/6 5AM)
 

Thursday | December 2
 
  7:00PM  Made Here "Rooted: Cultivating Community In The Vermont Grang" (R)
The Grange, or Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, was the heart of rural community life in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Local Grange halls hosted suppers, dances, plays, and monthly meetings to relieve the monotony and isolation of farm work. In one-on-one interviews and at social gatherings, members of the Middle Branch and Riverside Granges-both active in Vermont-reminisce about growing up in the Grange "family" and grapple with the challenge of preserving community in a
 
  8:00PM  Made Here "The Safest Place In The World"
Hear about Vermont's best-in-the-US COVID-19 response directly from health care workers. (Also 12/5 12PM)
 
  8:30PM  Made Here "Community Through Crisis: A Vermont Story" (R)
A story of hope, resilience and connectivity of Vermont's community. (Also 12/5 12:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Made Here "Raising Ali" (R)
Learn the history behind the famous Ali / Liston fight in Lewiston, ME
 
  9:30PM  Made Here "World Fair" (R)
Explores personal memory and amateur film through a singular, spectacular event: the 1939 New York World's Fair.
 
10:00PM  Community At The Crossroads: Waterbury (R)
Filmmaker Vince Franke along with students from Johnson State College document the town of Waterbury Vermont.
 
10:43PM  Made Here "When It Matters The Most" (R)
This film follows climate activists as they march 60 miles to the Vermont state capital.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Neanderthal (R)
 
  2:00AM  Neanderthal (R)
 
  3:00AM  Hawking (R) (Also 12/5 3AM)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "Nature's Biggest Beasts" (R) (Also 12/5 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Saving Notre Dame" (R) (Also 12/5 1AM)
 

Friday | December 3
 
  7:00PM  Profile "Rob Perkins"
Fran Stoddard interviews Rob Perkins, poet, writer, and filmmaker whose work includes the three-part series "One Man's Journey."
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/5 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ... (Also 12/5 5AM)
 
  8:30PM  Big Band Years (My Music Presents)
MY MUSIC Presents THE BIG BAND YEARS returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and ... (Also 12/4 1:30PM, 12/12 3PM, 12/26 9:30AM, 12/27 3:30PM, 12/31 8:30PM)
 
10:30PM  Rick Steves' Festive Europe (R)
Rick ventures into the Parisian streets on Bastille Day and takes in the royal pageantry in London.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Andes: Kingdoms Of The Sky (R) (Also 12/6 3AM)
 
  2:00AM  Himalaya: Kingdoms Of The Sky (R) (Also 12/6 4AM)
 
  3:00AM  Independent Lens "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World" (R)
 
  4:30AM  Breaking Big "Ruth Zukerman" (R)
 
  5:00AM  This Old House "Concord | Roughing It" (Also 12/6 7PM)
 
  5:30AM  Ask This Old House "An Asktoh Barn Raising" (Also 12/6 7:30PM)
 

Saturday | December 4
 
  6:00AM  Aging Backwards 3 With Miranda Esmonde-White (R) (Also 12/10 10:30PM, 12/18 7:30AM, 12/19 3PM)
 
  7:00AM  Classic Christmas (My Music) (R)
 
  9:00AM  Pain Secrets: The Science Of Everyday Pain
 
10:30AM  Keto Diet With Dr Josh Axe (R)
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Bistro Classics At Home" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country
 
  1:00PM  Happy Holidays With Bing And Frank
Celebrate the holidays with a timeless special, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In this early color broadcast from 1957, the two legends swap Christmas songs and ... (Also 12/5 3PM, 12/11 3:30PM)
 
  1:30PM  Big Band Years (My Music Presents)
MY MUSIC Presents THE BIG BAND YEARS returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and ... (Also 12/12 3PM, 12/26 9:30AM, 12/27 3:30PM, 12/31 8:30PM)
 
  3:30PM  Rick Steves European Christmas (R)
Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. (Also 12/5 9:30AM)
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  As Time Goes By "Too Old.... Or Too Nosy" (R)
Jean's brother and his wife arrive for a visit - in the midst of a major spat. (R)
 
  6:30PM  Keeping Up Appearances "Daisy's Toyboy" (R)
Hyacinth's social standing at a church function is jeopardized when Onslow becomes more ardent.
 
  7:00PM  Still Open All Hours (R)
A sequel to the popular British comedy, Open All Hours. A small grocer's shop in Yorkshire is run by a middle-aged miser with an assortment of quirky neighbors.
 
  7:30PM  My Hero "The Consultant" (R)
Thermoman is not too familiar with Earth customs,so he is often embarrassingly honest and tends to take everything too literally. When he falls in love with nurse Janet Dawkins, his behaviour appears ...
 
  8:00PM  Death In Paradise (R)
Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. A quintessentially British cop, he would much prefer the London ... (Also 12/8 3:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Midsomer Murders "Echoes Of The Dead, Part 2"
Barnaby and Jones investigate a spate of ghoulish wedding-themed murders in Great Worthy.
 
10:00PM  Shakespeare & Hathaway-Private Investigators "How The Rogue Roar'd" (R)
Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He ...
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Olivia Rodrigo/Phoebe Bridgers"
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music and beyond. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, ...
 
12:00AM  Front Row Boston "Milo Greene/The Ting Tings: Live At House Of Blues"
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Saving Notre Dame" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Nature's Biggest Beasts" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Hawking (R)
 
  4:00AM  Royal Wives At War (R) (Also 12/26 2PM)
 
  5:00AM  Washington Week
 
  5:30AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 

Sunday | December 5
 
  6:00AM  Ancient Remedies With Dr Josh Axe (R)
 
  8:00AM  Longevity Paradox With Steven Gundry, Md (R) (Also 12/18 6AM, 12/26 4PM)
 
  9:30AM  Rick Steves European Christmas (R)
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  Made Here "The Safest Place In The World"
 
12:30PM  Made Here "Community Through Crisis: A Vermont Story" (R)
 
  1:00PM  Lidia Celebrates America "A Heartland Holiday Feast" (R)
Chef Lidia Bastianich travels to the heartland of America and immerses herself in diverse cultures. (Also 12/14 3:30PM)
 
  2:00PM  America's Test Kitchen Special: Home For The Ho (R)
While the cast is home for the holidays, they share great tips for planning a stress-free gathering! (Also 12/21 4:30PM)
 
  3:00PM  Happy Holidays With Bing And Frank
Celebrate the holidays with a timeless special, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In this early color broadcast from 1957, the two legends swap Christmas songs and ... (Also 12/11 3:30PM)
 
  3:30PM  Celebrating PBS Newshour!
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Bletchley Circle - San Francisco "Iron In War" (R)
Years after secretly serving during WWII as code-breakers, four remarkable women use their intellects to solve murders overlooked by police.
 
  7:00PM  The Great British Baking Show "Christmas Masterclass" (R)
Stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house and more Christmas classics are served.
 
  8:00PM  Craft In America "Holiday" (R)
Clay artist Susan Garson creates Chanukah menorahs and daring chefs make lavish gingerbread houses. (Also 12/6 12AM, 12/7 3AM, 12/10 3:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Lidia Celebrates America "Return Of The Artisans" (R)
Lidia meet people mastering the art of meat curing, coopering, jam-making, cider-making and more. (Also 12/6 1AM, 12/7 4AM, 12/10 4:30PM)
 
10:00PM  Inside The Court of Henry VIII (R)
The danger and intrigue associated with Henry VIII, the most famous of English kings, is explored.
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife "Episode 3" (R)
Sister Hilda and Dr. Turner get involved with a woman whose health presents a series of challenges.
 
12:00AM  Craft In America "Holiday" (R) (Also 12/7 3AM, 12/10 3:30PM)
 
  1:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "Return Of The Artisans" (R) (Also 12/7 4AM, 12/10 4:30PM)
 
  2:00AM  John Lewis - Get In The Way (R) (Also 12/7 5AM)
 
  3:00AM  Andes: Kingdoms Of The Sky (R)
 
  4:00AM  Himalaya: Kingdoms Of The Sky (R)
 
  5:00AM  Secrets Of The Manor House
 

Monday | December 6
 
  7:00PM  This Old House "Concord | Roughing It"
A window and frame are removed for new double hung windows. A new deck has living space below.
 
  7:30PM  Ask This Old House "An Asktoh Barn Raising"
The entire team comes together to help Mark rebuild the chicken barn he lost to a fire.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Women's Work" (R)
Female athletes, artists, activists and more who left an indelible mark on the world are celebrated. (Also 12/7 3:30PM, 12/8 4AM, 12/11 2:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 1" (R)
NASA signed photos and a Chinese jadeite peach-form bowl from around 1900 are appraised. (Also 12/7 1AM, 12/7 4:30PM, 12/8 5AM, 12/9 3AM)
 
10:00PM  Independent Lens "Rodents Of Unusual Size" (R)
A fisherman in the bayou goes up against 20-pound "swamp rats" that are eating up coastal wetlands. (Also 12/7 2AM, 12/8 3AM, 12/12 4AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 1" (R) (Also 12/7 4:30PM, 12/8 5AM, 12/9 3AM)
 
  2:00AM  Independent Lens "Rodents Of Unusual Size" (R) (Also 12/8 3AM, 12/12 4AM)
 
  3:00AM  Craft In America "Holiday" (R) (Also 12/10 3:30PM)
 
  4:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "Return Of The Artisans" (R) (Also 12/10 4:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  John Lewis - Get In The Way (R)
 

Tuesday | December 7
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "The Vermont Symphony Story" (R)
The first documentary ever produced on the history of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, this special program, filmed in 1987, spans the orchestra's 50-year history from its origins in the mid-30s. (Also 12/28 7PM)
 
  8:00PM  Elvis And The Uss Arizona
ELVIS AND THE USS ARIZONA tells the surprising story of how one of music's biggest icons helped to establish a USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor. Elvis' fundraising concert drew public attention ...
 
  9:00PM  Journey Home To The Uss Arizona (R)
The family of Raymond Haerry Sr. place his ashes aboard the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
 
10:00PM  Frontline "Poor Kids" (R)
An intimate portrait of the economic crisis in America focuses on what poverty means to children. (Also 12/8 2AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Frontline "Boeing's Fatal Flaw" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Frontline "Poor Kids" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Independent Lens "Rodents Of Unusual Size" (R) (Also 12/12 4AM)
 
  4:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Women's Work" (R) (Also 12/11 2:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 1" (R) (Also 12/9 3AM)
 

Wednesday | December 8
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "A Thousand Hills" (R)
From the Archives (1970): An environmental film, designed to create awareness, understanding, and commitment to the best use of our land for the future development of Vermont.
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Salmon, Soaring, Waterskiing, Rivers And Roads" (R)
This week we'll learn how a salmon lift is helping populations grow in the Winooski River, and enjoy some adventures both soaring and waterskiing. We'll also see how a state transportation program is making our infrastructure more flood resilient.
 
  8:00PM  Burt Bacharach's Best (R)
Artists perform Burt Bacharach's hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.
 
  9:30PM  Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, And Gri (R)
The world is in turmoil and Americans are the unhappiest they've been in 50 years. With millions sickened from COVID-19 and more than 300, 000 Americans dead in a global pandemic that brought social ... (Also 12/18 10AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Rise Of The Mammals" (R) (Also 12/9 4:30PM, 12/10 5AM, 12/12 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Impossible Builds "Ice World" (R) (Also 12/10 3AM, 12/12 3AM, 12/13 5AM)
 
  3:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 1" (R)
 
  4:00AM  Ornament Of The World (R)
 

Thursday | December 9
 
  7:00PM  History Of Bolton Valley (R)
The history of Bolton Valley with 50 years of skiing and riding at the mountain. (Also 12/12 12PM)
 
  7:30PM  Made Here "The Way Up" (R)
A backcountry ski film filmed in Vermont, New York & New Hampshire. (Also 12/12 12:30PM)
 
  7:50PM  On By (R)
On by! is how mushers tell their dog teams to keep going past obstacles and distractions. Peggy Grass is a grower, a musher, and a fifteen-year cancer survivor. (Also 12/12 12:50PM)
 
  8:00PM  Made Here "Nothing Like Dreaming"
Drama from award-winning Vermont filmmaker Nora Jacobson. A Vermont teenager, grieving over the death of her best friend, seeks refuge with an outsider artist who is deemed dangerous because of his mental health history.
 
  9:40PM  Made Here "Winter's Watch" (R)
Off-season, the Oceanic hotel is home to a single winter caretaker who braves the cold winter months.
 
10:00PM  Made Here "Snowbirds" (R)
A profile of golden age French Canadians living in Florida during the winter season.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story (R) (Also 12/11 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Impossible Builds "Ice World" (R) (Also 12/12 3AM, 12/13 5AM)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "Wild Way Of The Vikings" (R) (Also 12/12 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Rise Of The Mammals" (R) (Also 12/12 1AM)
 

Friday | December 10
 
  7:00PM  Profile "Richard Ketchum"
Fran Stoddard interviews Richard M. Ketchum, of Dorset, Vt., award-winning author and editor of numerous American Heritage books.
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/12 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ... (Also 12/12 5AM)
 
  8:30PM  Celtic Woman: Postcards From Ireland
Join the Grammy-nominated ensemble on a musical journey through stunning land and seascapes around Ireland. Shot in 14 locations on the island, the new special is filled with songs from their latest ... (Also 12/13 3:30PM)
 
10:30PM  Aging Backwards 3 With Miranda Esmonde-White (R)
Learn how to keep your mind sharp and your body active as you age using gentle daily movement. (Also 12/18 7:30AM, 12/19 3PM)
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Craft In America "Harmony" (Also 12/12 1PM, 12/13 3AM, 12/15 4:30PM)
 
  2:00AM  Craft In America "Jewelry" (Also 12/12 2PM, 12/13 4AM, 12/22 4:30PM)
 
  3:00AM  East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story (R)
 
  5:00AM  This Old House "Concord | Focus On Framing" (Also 12/11 1:30PM, 12/13 7PM)
 
  5:30AM  Ask This Old House "Drill Drivers, Patio Expansion" (Also 12/11 2PM, 12/13 7:30PM)
 

Saturday | December 11
 
  6:00AM  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics (R)
 
  6:30AM  Yoga In Practice "From The Complex To The Simple - Chair Yoga" (R)
 
  7:00AM  Eat Your Medicine: The Pegan Diet With Mark Hym (R)
 
  9:00AM  Outdoor Journal "Trophy Trout, Camp Cooking, Bird Banding, Tour de Farms" (R)
 
  9:30AM  Motorweek (R)
 
10:00AM  100 Days, Drinks, Dishes And Destinations "Asheville, North Carolina" (R)
 
10:30AM  Growing a Greener World "Creating Paradise Through A Shared Passion For Gar" (R)
 
11:00AM  Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television
 
11:30AM  Pati's Mexican Table "Getting To The Roots"
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Salmon Steaks Done Right" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country
 
  1:00PM  Woodsmith Shop "Entryway Essentials"
Join the team to build a pair of projects to upgrade your entry: a coat rack and a bench. These solid wood projects can be built in a weekend and enjoyed for a lifetime. The coat rack has Arts & ...
 
  1:30PM  This Old House "Concord | Focus On Framing"
Kevin finds walls going up at the addition. Tom shows the evolution of framing hammers and guns. (Also 12/13 7PM)
 
  2:00PM  Ask This Old House "Drill Drivers, Patio Expansion"
In Tool Lab, tool expert Chris Ermides demonstrates how tables saw blades work. (Also 12/13 7:30PM)
 
  2:30PM  Antiques Roadshow "Women's Work" (R)
Female athletes, artists, activists and more who left an indelible mark on the world are celebrated.
 
  3:30PM  Happy Holidays With Bing And Frank
Celebrate the holidays with a timeless special, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In this early color broadcast from 1957, the two legends swap Christmas songs and ...
 
  4:00PM  The Dean Martin And Frank Sinatra Family Christ
Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night" ...
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  As Time Goes By "The Old Folk's Party" (R)
Jean rallies the gang, including Lionel's father, to help out with her old-age party at the church hall. (R)
 
  6:30PM  Keeping Up Appearances "The Christening" (R)
Hyacinth enjoys a quiet family christening, until pandemonium breaks loose.
 
  7:00PM  Still Open All Hours "Christmas 2018" (R)
A sequel to the popular British comedy, Open All Hours. A small grocer's shop in Yorkshire is run by a middle-aged miser with an assortment of quirky neighbors.
 
  7:30PM  My Hero "The Family Way" (R)
Thermoman is not too familiar with Earth customs,so he is often embarrassingly honest and tends to take everything too literally. When he falls in love with nurse Janet Dawkins, his behaviour appears ...
 
  8:00PM  Death In Paradise (R)
Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. A quintessentially British cop, he would much prefer the London ... (Also 12/15 3:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Midsomer Murders "The Oblong Murders, Part 1"
Jones goes undercover at the Oblong Foundation after one of the cult's young members disappears.
 
10:00PM  Shakespeare & Hathaway-Private Investigators "See Thyself, Devil!" (R)
Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He ...
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Patty Griffin/The Revivalists" (R)
Thrill to the best in American roots music with singer-songwriter Patty Griffin and The Revivalists.
 
12:00AM  Front Row Boston "Conor Oberst: Live At House Of Blues"
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Rise Of The Mammals" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Wild Way Of The Vikings" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Impossible Builds "Ice World" (R) (Also 12/13 5AM)
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "Rodents Of Unusual Size" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Washington Week
 
  5:30AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 

Sunday | December 12
 
  6:00AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  6:30AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  7:00AM  Molly Of Denali "Spring Carnival/Tooey's Hole-I-Day Sweater" (R)
 
  7:30AM  Wild Kratts "The Amazing Creature Race" (R)
 
  8:00AM  Hero Elementary "All Over The Map / Lights Go Down In City Town" (R)
 
  8:30AM  Alma's Way "Coqui Quest/Chalk The Block" (R)
 
  9:00AM  Curious George "The Big Picture/Juicy George" (R)
 
  9:30AM  Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel" (R)
 
10:00AM  Donkey Hodie "Spooky Shadow Swamp/Hidden Orchestra" (R)
 
10:30AM  Elinor Wonders Why "Wind In The Web/The Pokey Plan" (R)
 
11:00AM  Weekends With Yankee "Touring With The Locals" (R)
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  History Of Bolton Valley (R)
 
12:30PM  Made Here "The Way Up" (R)
 
12:50PM  On By (R)
 
  1:00PM  Craft In America "Harmony"
The joy of music and the creation of handcrafted instruments are celebrated. (Also 12/13 3AM, 12/15 4:30PM)
 
  2:00PM  Craft In America "Jewelry"
The history, artistry and impact of personal adornment is explored. (Also 12/13 4AM, 12/22 4:30PM)
 
  3:00PM  Big Band Years (My Music Presents)
MY MUSIC Presents THE BIG BAND YEARS returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and ... (Also 12/26 9:30AM, 12/27 3:30PM, 12/31 8:30PM)
 
  5:00PM  The Carpenters: Christmas Memories (My Music Pr (R)
The pop/rock duo perform "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas" and more. (Also 12/17 8:30PM)
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Bletchley Circle - San Francisco "Fog Of War" (R)
Years after secretly serving during WWII as code-breakers, four remarkable women use their intellects to solve murders overlooked by police.
 
  7:00PM  The Great British Baking Show "Christmas Masterclass" (R)
Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas cake and more.
 
  8:00PM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "You've Got To Dream"
James Herriot begins a job with a harried Yorkshire veterinarian. His first day is full of surprises. (Also 12/13 1AM, 12/14 4AM, 12/17 3:30PM)
 
  9:15PM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "Another Farnon?"
Fresh from veterinary college, Siegfried's fun-loving brother, Tristan, arrives to help out. (Also 12/13 2AM, 12/14 5AM, 12/17 4:30PM)
 
10:30PM  European Christmas Markets (R)
Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland. (Also 12/25 11:30AM, 12/25 10:31PM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife "Episode 4" (R)
Nonnatus House awaits the arrival of new pupil midwives. Cyril and Lucille's relationship blossoms.
 
12:00AM  Chef's Life Holiday Special (R) (Also 12/14 3AM, 12/14 4:30PM, 12/16 3AM)
 
  1:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "You've Got To Dream" (R) (Also 12/14 4AM, 12/17 3:30PM)
 
  2:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "Another Farnon?" (R) (Also 12/14 5AM, 12/17 4:30PM)
 
  3:00AM  Craft In America "Harmony" (Also 12/15 4:30PM)
 
  4:00AM  Craft In America "Jewelry" (Also 12/22 4:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  Impossible Builds "Ice World" (R)
 

Monday | December 13
 
  7:00PM  This Old House "Concord | Focus On Framing"
Kevin finds walls going up at the addition. Tom shows the evolution of framing hammers and guns.
 
  7:30PM  Ask This Old House "Drill Drivers, Patio Expansion"
In Tool Lab, tool expert Chris Ermides demonstrates how tables saw blades work.
 
  8:00PM  20 Years Of Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir
A 20th anniversary retrospective features Brian Stokes Mitche and many amazing performances. (Also 12/14 1AM, 12/17 1AM, 12/18 3AM, 12/25 1AM, 12/27 3:30AM)
 
10:00PM  Independent Lens "The King"
Climb into Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip that traces the rise and fall of Elvis. (Also 12/15 3AM)
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  20 Years Of Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir (Also 12/17 1AM, 12/18 3AM, 12/25 1AM, 12/27 3:30AM)
 
  3:00AM  Chef's Life Holiday Special (R) (Also 12/14 4:30PM, 12/16 3AM)
 
  4:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "You've Got To Dream" (R) (Also 12/17 3:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "Another Farnon?" (R) (Also 12/17 4:30PM)
 

Tuesday | December 14
 
  7:00PM  Little Jerusalem (R)
Recalling Burlington, Vermont's traditional Jewish neighborhood, settled by Lithuanian immigrants in the late 1800s. Produced by Vermont PBS.
 
  8:01PM  Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas With Vanes
Ella Fitzgerald's iconic album of holiday classics is presented by the American Pops Orchestra. (Also 12/25 3PM)
 
  9:00PM  The Nutcracker And The Mouse King
A re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. (Also 12/15 1AM, 12/16 4AM)
 
10:30PM  One Voice: The Songs We Share "The Sacred" (R)
Music once only performed in church was adapted by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Aretha Franklin (Also 12/15 2:30AM, 12/16 5:30AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  The Nutcracker And The Mouse King (Also 12/16 4AM)
 
  2:30AM  One Voice: The Songs We Share "The Sacred" (R) (Also 12/16 5:30AM)
 
  3:00AM  Independent Lens "The King"
 
  5:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "Overcoming The Odds" (Also 12/19 4AM, 12/28 4:30PM)
 

Wednesday | December 15
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "Ours To Keep" (R)
From the Archives (1971): Focuses on water pollution in Vermont and explains the 10-year plan for restoring the state's waters.
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Perch, Rock Climbing, Tubing, Sailboat Racing" (R)
Large perch fishing on Lake Caspian with Lawrence, rock climbing with Gina, tubing the Tweed River, and sailboat racing with the Lake Champlain Yacht Club are featured this week.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "Santa's Wild Home" (R)
An intimate look into life in Lapland, home of tenacious wildlife such as reindeer and wolverines. (Also 12/16 3:30PM, 12/17 4AM, 12/19 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Decoding Da Vinci"
The impact of Leonardo da Vinci's art on his science, and his science on his art are explored. (Also 12/16 1AM, 12/16 4:30PM, 12/17 5AM, 12/19 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Impossible Builds "Skinny Skyscraper" (R)
Architects and engineers In Manhattan are redefining how much land it takes to support a skyscraper. (Also 12/16 2AM, 12/17 3AM, 12/19 3AM, 12/20 5AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Decoding Da Vinci" (R) (Also 12/16 4:30PM, 12/17 5AM, 12/19 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Impossible Builds "Skinny Skyscraper" (R) (Also 12/17 3AM, 12/19 3AM, 12/20 5AM)
 
  3:00AM  Chef's Life Holiday Special (R)
 
  4:00AM  The Nutcracker And The Mouse King
 
  5:30AM  One Voice: The Songs We Share "The Sacred" (R)
 

Thursday | December 16
 
  7:00PM  Made Here "Stories From The Slopes" (R)
A nostalgic look back at the golden era of alpine skiing in Western Massachusetts. (Also 12/19 12PM)
 
  7:30PM  Made Here "2.5 Million" (R)
Aaron Rice tries to break a record skiing 2.5 million vertical feet in the backcountry. (Also 12/19 12:30PM)
 
  8:00PM  Made Here "The State Of Marriage" (R)
The story of how legal legend Mary Bonauto partnered with Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in the struggle that built the foundation for the marriage equality movement.
 
  9:30PM  Made Here "The Longest Game" (R)
A group of aging friends gather every day in Dorset, Vermont to play paddle tennis.
 
10:45PM  Made Here "The Long Haul" (R)
Follow a Maine lobster fisherwoman as she heads out to sea.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  20 Years Of Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir (Also 12/18 3AM, 12/25 1AM, 12/27 3:30AM)
 
  3:00AM  Impossible Builds "Skinny Skyscraper" (R) (Also 12/19 3AM, 12/20 5AM)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "Santa's Wild Home" (R) (Also 12/19 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Decoding Da Vinci" (R) (Also 12/19 1AM)
 

Friday | December 17
 
  7:00PM  Profile "Thomas Naylor" (R)
Fran Stoddard interviews Thomas Naylor, of Charlotte, Vt., professor emeritus of economics at Duke University, co-founder of The Second Vermont Republic and author, whose work includes "Affluenza" ...
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/19 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ... (Also 12/19 5AM)
 
  8:30PM  The Carpenters: Christmas Memories (My Music Pr (R)
The pop/rock duo perform "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas" and more.
 
  9:00PM  This Land is Your Land (R)
The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host a look at the evolution of modern American folk music. (Also 12/18 8:30AM, 12/18 2PM, 12/19 4PM)
 
10:30PM  Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe (R)
Rick Steves explores Malta, Capri, Orkney and Skye, four of Europe's most intriguing islands.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Live From Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Sy (Also 12/19 1PM, 12/20 3AM)
 
  2:30AM  One Voice: The Songs We Share "American Roots" (R) (Also 12/20 4:30AM)
 
  3:00AM  20 Years Of Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir (Also 12/25 1AM, 12/27 3:30AM)
 
  5:00AM  This Old House "Concord | Planting For The Future" (Also 12/20 7PM)
 
  5:30AM  Ask This Old House "Camilla's Workshop" (Also 12/20 7:30PM)
 

Saturday | December 18
 
  6:00AM  Longevity Paradox With Steven Gundry, Md (R) (Also 12/26 4PM)
 
  7:30AM  Aging Backwards 3 With Miranda Esmonde-White (R) (Also 12/19 3PM)
 
  8:30AM  This Land is Your Land (R) (Also 12/18 2PM, 12/19 4PM)
 
10:00AM  Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, And Gri (R)
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Burgers And Chips" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country "Bbq Brisket And Fritters" (R)
 
  1:00PM  Feel Better With Pressure Point Therapy (R)
Dr. Michael Pinkus applies techniques involving ancient acupressure points to provide pain relief. (Also 12/26 3PM)
 
  2:00PM  This Land is Your Land (R)
The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host a look at the evolution of modern American folk music. (Also 12/19 4PM)
 
  3:30PM  It's What's Happening Baby (My Music Presents) (R)
Ray Charles, Diana Ross and The Supremes and more iconic artists perform in this concert form 1965.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  5:59PM  As Time Goes By "The Proposal" (R)
When the neighbors vacate the house next door, Judith decides she and Alistair should take up residence there. (R)
 
  6:29PM  Keeping Up Appearances "A Strange Man" (R)
Hyacinth is appalled when she sees a man next door at Liz's who has spent the night there!
 
  6:59PM  Still Open All Hours "Christmas Special" (R)
David Jason heads the cast in this one-off special revisiting the popular sitcom "Open All Hours."
 
  7:30PM  My Hero "Time And Time Again" (R)
Thermoman is not too familiar with Earth customs,so he is often embarrassingly honest and tends to take everything too literally. When he falls in love with nurse Janet Dawkins, his behaviour appears ...
 
  8:00PM  Death In Paradise (R)
Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. A quintessentially British cop, he would much prefer the London ... (Also 12/22 3:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Midsomer Murders "The Oblong Murders, Part 2"
Jones goes undercover at the Oblong Foundation after one of the cult's young members disappears.
 
10:00PM  Shakespeare & Hathaway-Private Investigators "The Sticking Place" (R)
Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He ...
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Cage The Elephant/Tank And The Bangas" (R)
Cage the Elephant blaze through hits and albums. Jazz and soul mavens Tank and the Bangas perform.
 
12:00AM  Front Row Boston "The Oh Hellos: Live At The Paradise"
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Decoding Da Vinci" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Santa's Wild Home" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Impossible Builds "Skinny Skyscraper" (R) (Also 12/20 5AM)
 
  4:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "Overcoming The Odds" (Also 12/28 4:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  Washington Week
 
  5:30AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 

Sunday | December 19
 
  6:00AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  6:30AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  7:00AM  Molly Of Denali "Mouse In The Treehouse/Leader Of The Pack" (R)
 
  7:30AM  Wild Kratts "Prairie Who?" (R)
 
  8:00AM  Hero Elementary "Toadal Confusion / Hero Hideaway" (R)
 
  8:30AM  Alma's Way "Alma The Artist/Bomba Or Baseball" (R)
 
  9:00AM  Curious George "George Meets Allie-Whoops!/Hundley's Great Escape" (R)
 
  9:30AM  Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "You Are Special/Daniel Is Special" (R)
 
10:00AM  Donkey Hodie "Donkey's Bad Day/Yodel Bird Egg" (R)
 
10:30AM  Elinor Wonders Why "Water You Doing?/Thinking About Blinking" (R)
 
11:00AM  Weekends With Yankee "A Breath Of Fresh Air" (R)
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  Made Here "Stories From The Slopes" (R)
 
12:30PM  Made Here "2.5 Million" (R)
 
  1:00PM  Live From Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Sy (Also 12/20 3AM)
 
  2:30PM  All Is Bright! A Concordia Christmas
The vocal and instrumental musical ensembles of Concordia University Irvine and friends invite you to join us for a festive collection of music that brings light, hope, and joy to the season. (Also 12/25 11AM)
 
  3:00PM  Aging Backwards 3 With Miranda Esmonde-White (R)
Learn how to keep your mind sharp and your body active as you age using gentle daily movement.
 
  4:00PM  This Land is Your Land (R)
The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host a look at the evolution of modern American folk music.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Bletchley Circle - San Francisco "In For A Pound" (R)
Years after secretly serving during WWII as code-breakers, four remarkable women use their intellects to solve murders overlooked by police.
 
  7:00PM  The Magic Of Christmas In Alsace (R)
Enjoy a magical Christmas in the small towns and villages.of the Alsace region of France. (Also 12/24 8:30PM)
 
  7:30PM  A Charlie Brown Christmas (R)
Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play and tries to find the perfect tree.
 
  8:00PM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "Andante"
James is put to the test with an ailing racehorse and Tristan faces a familiar temptation. (Also 12/20 1AM, 12/21 4AM, 12/24 3:30PM)
 
  9:15PM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "A Tricki Case"
While Tristan gives Tricki-Woo the spa treatment, James deals with Helen's champion bull. (Also 12/20 2AM, 12/21 5AM, 12/24 4:30PM)
 
10:30PM  Christmas On The Danube (R)
Visit cities along the Danube river and explore stunning European landscape, history and culture. (Also 12/25 6:30AM, 12/25 5PM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife "Episode 5" (R)
Sister Julienne steps in to carry out home visits and the new Pupil Midwives settle in.
 
12:00AM  Lucy Worsley's 12 Days Of Tudor Christmas (R) (Also 12/21 3AM, 12/22 10PM, 12/25 4PM)
 
  1:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "Andante" (R) (Also 12/21 4AM, 12/24 3:30PM)
 
  2:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "A Tricki Case" (R) (Also 12/21 5AM, 12/24 4:30PM)
 
  3:00AM  Live From Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Sy
 
  4:30AM  One Voice: The Songs We Share "American Roots" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Impossible Builds "Skinny Skyscraper" (R)
 

Monday | December 20
 
  7:00PM  This Old House "Concord | Planting For The Future"
Charlie has an idea to improve a thermal break for the front dormers of the original house.
 
  7:30PM  Ask This Old House "Camilla's Workshop"
Erik navigates a new travel world emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and learns new protocols.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Naughty Or Nice" (R)
An 1863 Temperance lithograph and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot are appraised. (Also 12/21 3:30PM, 12/22 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Christmas at Belmont
Country/gospel singer Josh Turner and Belmont University students perform holiday favorites. (Also 12/21 1AM, 12/22 3AM, 12/24 10PM)
 
10:00PM  Independent Lens "Pipe Dreams" (R)
Ultra-talented organ players take part in the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal. (Also 12/21 2AM, 12/22 4AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Christmas at Belmont (Also 12/22 3AM, 12/24 10PM)
 
  2:00AM  Independent Lens "Pipe Dreams" (R) (Also 12/22 4AM)
 
  3:00AM  Lucy Worsley's 12 Days Of Tudor Christmas (R) (Also 12/22 10PM, 12/25 4PM)
 
  4:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "Andante" (R) (Also 12/24 3:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "A Tricki Case" (R) (Also 12/24 4:30PM)
 

Tuesday | December 21
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "Christmas In Vermont" (R)
Originally broadcast in 1984, this traditional service of lessons and carols features the Middlebury College Choir.
 
  8:00PM  Finding Your Roots "On Broadway" (R)
The family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin are investigated. (Also 12/23 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  American Experience "Voice Of Freedom"
The fascinating life of African American contralto opera singer Marian Anderson is explored. (Also 12/22 1AM, 12/23 3AM, 12/24 1AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  American Experience "Voice Of Freedom" (R) (Also 12/23 3AM, 12/24 1AM)
 
  3:00AM  Christmas at Belmont (Also 12/24 10PM)
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "Pipe Dreams" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Naughty Or Nice" (R)
 

Wednesday | December 22
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "Choosing Our Tomorrows" (R)
From the Archives (1971): This is a film on the importance of both planning and zoning as Vermont grows.
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Tenkara, Dead Creek Days, Trail Cutting & Backcountry Skiers" (R)
This week we'll try fly fishing the Tenkara way, join Dead Creek Day in Addison to learn a whole host of skills, see how backcountry skiers are helping with prescribed cutting on National Forest land, and join citizen scientists as they plant native plants to improve water quality.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-La" (R)
A family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world are examined. (Also 12/23 3:30PM, 12/24 4AM, 12/26 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Decoding The Great Pyramid" (R)
Archaeologists investigate how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids of Giza. (Also 12/23 1AM, 12/23 4:30PM, 12/24 5AM, 12/26 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Lucy Worsley's 12 Days Of Tudor Christmas (R)
Lucy Worsley discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas has Tudor origins. (Also 12/25 4PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Decoding The Great Pyramid" (R) (Also 12/23 4:30PM, 12/24 5AM, 12/26 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Extinction: The Facts (R) (Also 12/24 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  American Experience "Voice Of Freedom" (R) (Also 12/24 1AM)
 
  5:00AM  Finding Your Roots "On Broadway" (R)
 

Thursday | December 23
 
  7:00PM  New England Legends "Creepy Christmas" (R)
Explore the dark roots of the Christmas holiday. (Also 12/26 12PM)
 
  7:30PM  New England Legends "Eccentrics And Mad Scientists" (R)
In this episode of New England Legends, host Jeff Belanger explores the mysterious Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA; follows a trail to Connecticut to learn about the legendary turn of the century vagabond known only as "the Old Leatherman"; and visits southern VT & NH to explore Madame Sherri's Castle and find out if the stories of her ghost haunting the ruins of her old home are true. (Also 12/26 12:30PM)
 
  8:00PM  Made Here "In Good Time: The Piano Jazz Of Marian Mcpartland" (R)
Film about legendary jazz piano player Marian McPartland, exploring her life and career.
 
  9:30PM  Made Here "Brew Hampshire" (R)
Brew Hampshire is an award-winning feature length documentary about the rise of craft beer in the Granite State.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  American Experience "Voice Of Freedom" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Extinction: The Facts (R)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-La" (R) (Also 12/26 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Decoding The Great Pyramid" (R) (Also 12/26 1AM)
 

Friday | December 24
 
  7:00PM  Profile "Peter Fox Smith"
Fran Stoddard interviews Peter Fox Smith lecturer, host of Vermont Public Radio's 'Saturday Afternoon at the Opera' and author of the new book "A Passion for Opera."
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/26 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ... (Also 12/26 5AM)
 
  8:30PM  The Magic Of Christmas In Alsace (R)
Enjoy a magical Christmas in the small towns and villages.of the Alsace region of France.
 
  9:00PM  A St. Thomas Christmas: Bloom Eternal
A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: BLOOM ETERNAL is an hour-long performance special that celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing from both familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary ...
 
10:00PM  Christmas at Belmont
Country/gospel singer Josh Turner and Belmont University students perform holiday favorites.
 
11:00PM  Home For Christmas With Jim Mcdonough
International Steinway piano artist, Jim McDonough, performs beloved Christmas songs for a live audience in his Cedar Rapids, Iowa home. The experience, captured by Iowa PBS, brings excitement and ... (Also 12/25 7AM, 12/25 1PM)
 
12:00AM  Purdue 87th Anniversary Christmas Show (Also 12/25 9AM)
 
  1:00AM  20 Years Of Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir (Also 12/27 3:30AM)
 
  3:00AM  The Night Before Christmas Carol
 
  4:00AM  Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
 
  5:00AM  All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914
 

Saturday | December 25
 
  6:30AM  Christmas On The Danube (R) (Also 12/25 5PM)
 
  7:00AM  Home For Christmas With Jim Mcdonough (Also 12/25 1PM)
 
  8:00AM  Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Through Hi
 
  9:00AM  Purdue 87th Anniversary Christmas Show
 
10:00AM  Crane Candlelight Concert "Christmas Past, Christmas Present"
 
11:00AM  All Is Bright! A Concordia Christmas
 
11:30AM  European Christmas Markets (R) (Also 12/25 10:31PM)
 
12:00PM  Holidays At Murray State
 
  1:00PM  Home For Christmas With Jim Mcdonough
International Steinway piano artist, Jim McDonough, performs beloved Christmas songs for a live audience in his Cedar Rapids, Iowa home. The experience, captured by Iowa PBS, brings excitement and ...
 
  2:00PM  The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song Of
Classic Advent and Christmas compositions, familiar carols and contemporary pieces are performed.
 
  3:00PM  Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas With Vanes
Ella Fitzgerald's iconic album of holiday classics is presented by the American Pops Orchestra.
 
  4:00PM  Lucy Worsley's 12 Days Of Tudor Christmas (R)
Lucy Worsley discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas has Tudor origins.
 
  5:00PM  Christmas On The Danube (R)
Visit cities along the Danube river and explore stunning European landscape, history and culture.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part One" (R)
With their father away at war sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life.
 
  7:00PM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part Two And Three" (R)
Circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as the family faces their most difficult challenge.
 
  8:00PM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part Three" (R)
As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face a challenge.
 
  9:00PM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special
The Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases on Christmas Day. (Also 12/26 3AM)
 
10:31PM  European Christmas Markets (R)
Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland.
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "The Raconteurs/Black Pumas" (R)
The Raconteurs spotlight their album "Help Us Stranger." Austin's Black Pumas performs great tunes.
 
12:00AM  Front Row Boston "Madisen Ward & The Mama Bearl Live At Brighton Mus"
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Decoding The Great Pyramid" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-La" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special
 
  4:31AM  Antiques Roadshow Recut "Women's Work, Part 1" (R) (Also 12/27 5:30AM)
 
  5:00AM  Washington Week
 
  5:30AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 

Sunday | December 26
 
  6:00AM  Deepak Chopra: Becoming Metahuman (R)
 
  8:00AM  Master Your Future With Rajiv Nagaich (R)
 
  9:30AM  Big Band Years (My Music Presents) (Also 12/27 3:30PM, 12/31 8:30PM)
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  New England Legends "Creepy Christmas" (R)
 
12:30PM  New England Legends "Eccentrics And Mad Scientists" (R)
 
  1:00PM  Tales From the Royal Bedchamber (R)
Historian Lucy Worsley reveals the importance of the palace's regal bedroom to past monarchs.
 
  2:00PM  Royal Wives At War (R)
Dramatic monologues by the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson highlight the abdication crisis of 1936.
 
  3:00PM  Feel Better With Pressure Point Therapy (R)
Dr. Michael Pinkus applies techniques involving ancient acupressure points to provide pain relief.
 
  4:00PM  Longevity Paradox With Steven Gundry, Md (R)
Dr. Gundry shares an easy approach to help us all feel better and more youthful, at any age.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  5:58PM  Big Ben: Saving The World's Most Famous Clock (R)
BIG BEN: SAVING THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CLOCK delves into the history of the iconic London landmark, as well as the restoration work that's currently being done inside it. Anna Keay, Director of ... (Also 12/29 3:30PM)
 
  6:43PM  Big Ben: Saving The World's Most Famous Clock (R)
BIG BEN: SAVING THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CLOCK delves into the history of the iconic London landmark, as well as the restoration work that's currently being done inside it. Anna Keay, Director of ... (Also 12/29 4:15PM)
 
  7:30PM  The Tunnel
The Tunnel is a 30-minute documentary film about the creation, and the re-creation, of the Blue Ridge Tunnel. Built by Irish immigrants in the 1850s, at nearly a mile long, it was the longest ... (Also 12/29 5:01PM)
 
  8:00PM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "All's Fair"
James experiences an ethical plight involving Helen's bull while volunteering at the Darrowby Show. (Also 12/27 1:30AM, 12/28 4AM, 12/31 3:30PM)
 
  9:15PM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "A Cure For All Ills"
Defying Siegfried, Tristan coaxes James to try a risky procedure to save a stricken cow. (Also 12/27 2:30AM, 12/28 5AM, 12/31 4:30PM)
 
10:30PM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special (R)
Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team go to the Outer Hebrides due to a nursing shortage. (Also 12/27 12AM, 12/28 2:30AM)
 
12:00AM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special (R) (Also 12/28 2:30AM)
 
  1:30AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "All's Fair" (R) (Also 12/28 4AM, 12/31 3:30PM)
 
  2:30AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "A Cure For All Ills" (R) (Also 12/28 5AM, 12/31 4:30PM)
 
  3:30AM  20 Years Of Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir
 
  5:30AM  Antiques Roadshow Recut "Women's Work, Part 1" (R)
 

Monday | December 27
 
  7:00PM  This Old House "Concord | Smaller Is Better"
Kevin and Tommy install a skylight and the original wood gutters on the house are repaired.
 
  7:30PM  Ask This Old House "Holiday Projects"
Jenn explains how to identify and care for holly plants and Tom and Kevin turn Christmas ornaments.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 2" (R)
Fantasia drawings and sketches from 1940 and Israel Regardie's manuscripts and book are discovered. (Also 12/28 3:30PM, 12/29 5AM, 12/30 3AM)
 
  9:00PM  POV "Unapologetic"
Meet Janae and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Told through their lens, Unapologetic offers an inside look into ... (Also 12/28 1AM, 12/29 3AM)
 
10:30PM  POV Shorts "Le Frere"
Enjoy a highly-curated slate of fresh and relevant character-driven films covering a wide range of subject matter. These short documentaries challenge audiences with bold content and showcase ... (Also 12/29 4:30AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  POV "Unapologetic" (Also 12/29 3AM)
 
  2:30AM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special (R)
 
  4:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "All's Fair" (R) (Also 12/31 3:30PM)
 
  5:00AM  All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece "A Cure For All Ills" (R) (Also 12/31 4:30PM)
 

Tuesday | December 28
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "The Vermont Symphony Story" (R)
The first documentary ever produced on the history of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, this special program, filmed in 1987, spans the orchestra's 50-year history from its origins in the mid-30s.
 
  8:00PM  In Their Own Words
Enjoy a series that profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The films follow Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson. (Also 12/30 5AM, 12/31 1AM)
 
  9:00PM  American Experience "The Codebreaker"
Cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman helped bring down Al Capone and break up a Nazi spy ring. (Also 12/29 1AM, 12/30 4AM, 12/31 2AM)
 
10:00PM  Frontline "Opioids, Inc." (R)
A drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud is examined. (Also 12/29 2AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  American Experience "The Codebreaker" (R) (Also 12/30 4AM, 12/31 2AM)
 
  2:00AM  Frontline "Opioids, Inc." (R)
 
  3:00AM  POV "Unapologetic"
 
  4:30AM  POV Shorts "Le Frere"
 
  5:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 2" (R) (Also 12/30 3AM)
 

Wednesday | December 29
 
  7:00PM  From The Archives "The Art Of Luigi Lucioni" (R)
An on the scene visit with the outstanding American painter Luigi Lucioni, filmed in 1969 at his VT home.
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Bowfishing/Sailing Lesson" (R)
Lawrence Pyne goes bow fishing for carp, bowfin and long nose gar in the shallow waters of Missisquoi Bay on Lake Champlain; Marianne Eaton gets a sailing lesson from the experts at the Lake Champlain Yacht Club in Shelburne, Vt.
 
  8:00PM  Earth Emergency
Explore how environmental feedback loops are amplifying global warming and what we can do about it. Narrated by Richard Gere, this revealing film asks whether we are approaching a point of no return ... (Also 12/30 3:30PM, 12/31 4AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Secrets Of The Forbidden City" (R)
The ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, power center of imperial China, is explored. (Also 12/30 1AM, 12/30 4:30PM, 12/31 5AM)
 
10:00PM  Climate Change - The Facts (R)
Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if temperatures rise. (Also 12/30 2AM, 12/31 3AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Secrets Of The Forbidden City" (R) (Also 12/30 4:30PM, 12/31 5AM)
 
  2:00AM  Climate Change - The Facts (R) (Also 12/31 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 2" (R)
 
  4:00AM  American Experience "The Codebreaker" (R) (Also 12/31 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  In Their Own Words (Also 12/31 1AM)
 

Thursday | December 30
 
  7:00PM  Made Here "Ciderology Vermont Hard Pressed" (R)
Delving into the history of cider in Vermont, the evolution, the current industry, and the future.
 
  8:00PM  Made Here "Vermont Distilled" (R)
Explores the evolution of the distillery industry in Vermont, both pre and post prohibition.
 
  9:00PM  Made Here "Together In Time: A Story Of New England Contra Mu" (R)
The 250-year history of an enduring form of community music and dance in New England.
 
  9:30PM  Made Here "Arcadia National Bar: From One Year To The Next" (R)
Arcadia National Bar, a Maine arcade and pinball bar that opened in 2014 is profiled.
 
10:00PM  Made Here "Bridge Of Fire" (R)
A story of two potters, one from Marlboro, Vermont, the other from Japan.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  In Their Own Words
 
  2:00AM  American Experience "The Codebreaker" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Climate Change - The Facts (R)
 
  4:00AM  Earth Emergency
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Secrets Of The Forbidden City" (R)
 

Friday | December 31
 
  7:00PM  Profile "Luis Guzman" (R)
Fran Stoddard interviews actor Luis Guzman whose work includes roles in the movies "Traffic," "Carlito's Way" and "Lemony Snickett" as well as starring in the TV series "Luis."
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ...
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ...
 
  8:30PM  Big Band Years (My Music Presents)
MY MUSIC Presents THE BIG BAND YEARS returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and ...
 
10:30PM  United In Song: Celebrating The American Dream
Ring in the New Year at Philadelphia's Independence Hall with performances by Midori and more guests.