Call the Midwife, A Place to Call Home, Song of the Mountains – All Part of March's TV Specials
You won't want to miss these TV specials coming to WVPB this month!
Concert for George
Saturday, March 3rd at 8 p.m.
Celebrate George Harrison’s life in this 2002 memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall with performances of his music from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and more. Available for the first time in high-definition.
Ireland's Wild Coast
Monday, March 5th at 8 p.m.
Join Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, providing insights into the wild animals and wild places of the island he calls home.
Doo Wop Generations
Friday, March 9th at 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the new generation of doo wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.
The Final Hours of the West Virginia Legislature
Saturday, March 10th at 8 p.m.
Celtic Thunder X
Sunday, March 11th at 8 p.m.
A brand new show to celebrate 10 Years of Celtic Thunder with a fantastic mix of both traditional and contemporary Irish Songs, Classic Hits, Love Songs, Nostalgic Songs and Fun Retro Songs from the soundtracks of viewers lives. With 27 new songs producer Sharon Browne has bought back the magic that turned Celtic Thunder into a household name in 2008.
Conversation with Bill Moyers
Friday, March 16th at 9 p.m.
Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House press secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS.
Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Ireland
Saturday, March 17th at 7 p.m.
Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage in this live concert filmed in Dublin. Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like
Sunday, March 18th at 8 p.m.
Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the pioneering children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Keaton worked as a stagehand and made appearances on the series in the 1970. Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, Esperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from the series.
A Place to Call Home RETURNS
Thursday, March 22nd at 8 p.m.
This "Down Under Downton" (Star-Telegram) is an "instantly irresistible saga" (Wall Street Journal) brimming with secrets, passion, romance, and intrigue. Over four addictive seasons, A Place to Call Home explores the ties that hold families together and the betrayals that can tear them apart.
Call the Midwife RETURNS
Sunday, March 25th at 8 p.m.
Poplar welcomes Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Tested as never before, the nuns and nurses face challenging issues, from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke to Huntington’s chorea and unmarried mothers.
Tuesday, March 27th at 8 p.m.
Learn about the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, who overcame sexism to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief. Through archival footage and interviews, MANKILLER examines the life of one of the country’s most important woman leaders.
Independent Lens – Dolores Huerta
Tuesday, March 27th at 9 p.m.
Stay tuned after Mankiller for this Emmy-winning documentary series.
One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century — and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. Directed by Peter Bratt, and produced by Bratt and Brian Benson, “Dolores” premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 9:00-11:00 PM on PBS.