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Paula Kerger, the President and CEO of PBS, is coming to West Virginia Public Broadcasting and wants to meet you!

Join us for an open house on Tuesday at 600 Capitol Street in Charleston, from 5 to 6 p.m. Meet Paula. Talk to our staff. Find out what’s happening in public television. We look forward to seeing you.

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Victoria Marathon to air Sunday, February 26

Feb 22, 2017
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If you missed any of Masterpiece Theatre’s Victoria episodes this season, this is your time to catch up – or just binge watch.  On Sunday, February 26, beginning at 4 p.m. WVPB is bringing you all of the Victoria episodes you may have missed - just one week before the dramatic and thrilling conclusion.

The eight-hour drama follows the diminutive Queen from the age of 18 when she was crowned, through her relationship with Lord Melbourne and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. 

Join Peg  + Cat as they head to Washington to save the day! Catch the 1-hour special, “Peg and Cat Save the World” 3/28 at 10:30 A on  West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Find more Peg + Cat and all your favorite PBS characters on PBS KIDS.

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Not many Americans know the story of the Mine Wars that were fought between workers, labor unions and mine company guards during the early 1900s. In this show, Jessica Lilly talks with filmmaker Randy MacLowry, whose new PBS documentary The Mine Wars focuses on these armed uprisings by labor organizers in the coalfields of southern West Virginia. 

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PBS NewsHour will produce the first Democratic presidential candidates debate (following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary) on Thursday, February 11. Watch it along with West Virginia Public Broadcasting at our #DemDebate Watch Party!

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West Virginia is expected to be in the national spotlight on January 26 in an episode of the PBS documentary series, American Experience.

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The West Virginia Mine Wars is a period of our state’s history that until around the 1980s was often censored or left out in classrooms across the state. But a new class through Shepherd University's Lifelong Learning Program will offer tools for history teachers in West Virginia and beyond.

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Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) head an extraordinary cast in a moving drama about women in an English village facing the onset of World War II. Calm, fortitude, and creativity are the watchwords on Home Fires, airing in six inspiring episodes on Masterpiece, Sundays, October 4 – November 8, at the special time of 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

In honor of National Preparedness Month, PBS KIDS will premiere new storm-themed episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD (9:00 a.m.) and ARTHUR (6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, September 8,  and offer a suite of new digital resources from both series to help families in challenging times. pbskids.org/learn

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, 45 years ago a young student at West Virginia University took his black and white camera to demonstrations on campus after the shootings at Kent State.  Dan Ringer tells his compelling story for the first time.  And Beth Vorhees talks with Antiques Roadshow producer Marsha Bemko.  The episodes that were taped in Charleston last summer begin airing on Monday on PBS.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


RSVP for a Preview of 'Last Days in Vietnam'

Apr 20, 2015
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Join a live online screening event featuring the Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam. A special guest appearance by filmmaker Rory Kennedy kicks off a 50-minute preview of the PBS film.

Chat with a live panel of veterans and Vietnamese Americans from the film that escaped hours before the fall of Saigon 40 years ago this April.

PBS features West Virginia State Senator John Unger, who also serves as a pastor at three churches in the Eastern Panhandle. Unger says being a pastor allows him to better understand "the human condition" and helps him become a better legislator.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, U.S. Senate candidates Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant speak to the state's Chamber of Commerce, Clark Davis has a preview of WVU and Marshall’s football openers tomorrow and in Pennsylvania Glynis Board reports from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home in Falling water.

Antiques Roadshow
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Roughly 6,000 people will pack the Charleston Civic Center as the expert appraisers from Antiques Roadshow roll into town to take a look at all sorts of family heirlooms, yard sale finds, and quirky treasures. 

The stats gurus at FiveThirtyEight have broken down Bob Ross' artistic output. Want to know what percentage of his paintings have at least one tree? What about what percentage has a mountain?

We're ready to announce the winner in our March Madness...Public Media Style tournament. 

Beth Vorhees, News Director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been crowned as our first ever champion, garnering more than 70% of votes over her final round competition, Carl Kassell.

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This Live From Lincoln Center back-to-back presentation begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4 on West Virginia PBS.

Tune in to West Virginia PBS for James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman, and Patina Miller as Live From Lincoln Center continues its American Songbook series.

We've reached the Championship Round of our March Madness...Public Media Style Tournament!

Our final contestants?

We're down to the final four contestants in our March Madness...Public Media Style Tournament. 

It's a powerhouse group consisting of 2 local WV Public Broadcasting reporters, a PBS superstar and an NPR legend. We'll know you'll need some time to make your decisions, so voting will be open until Midnight on Sunday, March 29.

You can vote in the form below. If you don't see the form, follow this direct link to the cast your votes.

Written and presented by historian and critic Simon Schama, the five-hour documentary draws on Schama’s immense scholarship, his acute and original viewpoints, and his own family history in a series that is both deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. 

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, premiers Tuesdays March 25th 8-10 p.m (episodes 1 and 2) and April 1st, 8-11 p.m (episodes 3, 4 and 5) on West Virginia PBS.

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Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia is the West Virginia PBS documentary produced by West Virginia University School of Journalism Professor Maryanne Reed. The half-hour film, produced in 1997, examines the history and modern-day concerns of the small Jewish community in Beckley, W.Va. Click play below to watch the entire film.

There's only 16 contestants left, and the choices keep getting tougher.

You can vote now in the third round of our March Madness Public Media Style Tournament.

Here are a few things we've learned so far:

Prize-winning author and Emmy Award winner Simon Schama is bringing 3000 years of Jewish history to life in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, premiering Tuesdays March 25th 8-10 p.m (episodes 1 and 2) and April 1st, 8-11 p.m (episodes 3, 4 and 5) on West Virginia PBS. As part of a national educational and community outreach effort related to the series, WNET Education has launched an essay contest to encourage high school aged students across

  Voting in 2nd of March Madness..Public Media Style continues until Midnight on Wednesday. That's mean's there still time to make your vote count. There are plenty of close races in doubt; you can find the current standings at the bottom of the page.  

We're down to 32 contestants left in March Madness..Public Media Style.

The second round is chock full of compelling matchups and tough choices:

There's no timeouts left, but you still have a chance to make your vote count.

1st round voting ends Sunday at midnight in our March Madness tournament.

Several contests have razor thin margins, including a PBS showndown where Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife) now lead Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) by just 3 votes.  You can see all the current results below.

We're also eagerly anticipating some of the expected 2nd round matchups.

Voting continues today in March Madness...Public Media Style.

You can find the current results below, but first these shocking (or not) developments:

1. Our Locals are doing great.

UPDATE 3/31:  We're down to the Championship Round, and it's your votes that decide who advances and who goes home.

You can vote in the form below. If you don't see the form, follow this direct link to the cast your votes.

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Fans of Irish music and dance won't want to miss the special programs Wednesday, March 12 on West Virginia PBS! 

Beginning at 8 p.m., the all-new Heartbeat of Home is a high-octane dance extravaganza that lovingly encompasses an array of multicultural influences, blending the thunder and drama of Irish dance with the sultriness and attitude of Latin American salsa and the glorious rhythms of Africa.

March 11 is A Cappella Night on West Virginia PBS

Mar 7, 2014
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An all-new a cappella group comes to West Virginia PBS at 8 p.m. on March 11 with the premiere of  Gentleman's Rule in Concert, followed by the cast of "Jersey Boys" in Under the Streetlamp: Let the Good Times Roll beginning at 9:30 p.m.

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