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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW SEASON PREMIERE

Monday, Jan. 5 at 7:00 pm on Ch.5.1
Appraisal of Boston Baseball Archive – $1,000,000!
Largest Sports Memorabilia Find In Series’ 19-Year History

– Albuquerque Episodes to Air in Early Fall 2015 –

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On Saturday, August 9, 2014, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW sports memorabilia specialist Leila Dunbar of Leila Dunbar Appraisals & Consulting, LLC appraised an archive of early Boston baseball memorabilia for $1,000,000. “This is the largest sports memorabilia find in the 19-year history of the series,” says Marsha Bemko, executive producer of the 12-time Emmy® Award nominated production of WGBH Boston.

The items were appraised at the Javits Convention Center in NYC during an all-day appraisal event for the series upcoming season. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’S New York City appraisal event—which marks the first time the series has taped in NYC since 2001— became three hours of NYC-based episodes, which kick off ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s 19th season, Monday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. on Ch.5.1. (Episode descriptions are below.)

The archive is from the early 1870s and is comprised of baseball cards and a handwritten letter. The Roadshow guest inherited the archive from her great-great-grandmother, who ran a Boston boarding house that homed the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings team.

According to Roadshow appraiser Leila Dunbar, “The crown jewel is a May 1871 handwritten letter with envelope, written affectionately from the Red Stockings players to the owner if the boardinghouse where they were staying, telling her how much they missed her cooking, including separate notes from pioneering Hall of Famers Harry Wright, George Wright and Al Spalding; and a group of exceedingly rare early photographic baseball cards and cabinet card of players, including The Wrights and Spalding, of the 1871-1872 teams.” Albert Spalding went on to be the founder of the Spalding sporting goods empire.

True pioneers of baseball, the Boston Red Stockings, today the Atlanta Braves, is oldest Major League Baseball team in existence. While the collection has never been formally appraised, the owner was previously offered up to $5,000 to sell it. Dunbar appraised the entire archive for $1,000,000 insurance value.

A1_Main_Dunbar_BaseballANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New York City (Hour One)
Monday, January 5 at 7:00 pm

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW hits a homerun in the premiere of season 19 with a treasure-filled visit to New York City and its largest sports memorabilia find ever! Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver take a trip to the New-York Historical Society to discuss Frèdèric Auguste Bartholdi Statue of Liberty statuettes. Highlights include an unpublished Art Spiegelman book proposal, ca. 1974, that was positioned to become a sequel to his quotation book Whole Grains; a headboard from the set of The Godfather, Part II that was purchased for under $25; and an archive of rare photographic baseball cards with a handwritten letter from the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings, appraised at $1,000,000.

A1_Main_Shemonsky_CartierANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New York City (Hour Two)
Monday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in The Big Apple for the first time in 13 years, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to an iconic venue, the Apollo Theater, for a ROADSHOW “Most Wanted” segment. Highlights include a Tiffany Studios mosaic inkwell, ca. 1905, likely designed by Carol Driscoll; a show run from the Beatles’ first “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance along with an autographed photograph of the band; a Cartier Art Deco purse, ca. 1925 valued at $15,000-$20,000 (photo); and a Joseph Kleitsch oil painting, ca.1925, purchased by the owner’s father from Kleitsch’s widow for $100 and now valued at $500,000.

A1_Main_Lipman_Tobacco2ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New York City (Hour Three)
Monday, January 19 at 7:00 pm

In NYC, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Nicholas M. Dawes at the Salmagundi Club to learn about porcelain mugs created by former artist members. Highlights include a Tiffany presentation watch that was gifted to NYPD lieutenant Giuseppe Petrosino by the Italian government; a 1943 Irving Berlin manuscript that was discovered nestled in the pages of a photo album belonging to the family of the Columbia Records president; and a collection of rare 1903 American Beauty-backed tobacco baseball cards in pristine condition, appraised for $200,000.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

PBS Heats Up Sundays With the U.K.’s Smash-Hit Competition Series
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Sundays, December 28 – March 1 at 7:00 PM on Ch.5.1

– The 10-week series provides a delicious appetizer to 5th season of
DOWNTON ABBEY on MASTERPIECE, beginning January 4 ‒

The Great British Bake Off: 5Love Productions 2014

On the heels of a record-breaking U.K. ratings bonanza — with its recent season finale reaching half of the country’s television viewership, beating the ratings of the World Cup finale — THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW (called “The Great British Bake Off” in the U.K.) makes its U.S. premiere on Sundays from 7:00-8:00 p.m., starting December 28.

Renowned British bakers Mary Berry, the U.K.’s “doyenne of baking” and a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, one of Britain’s top artisan bakers, serve as the series’ judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country’s best amateur bakers by testing their competitors’ skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts of all kinds, ultimately crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition. The U.K. version of “Bake Off” has become the highest-rated food show ever made in Britain.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW features 12 passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be the U.K.’s best. The series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors — young and old, from diverse backgrounds across Britain — as they work to prove their baking prowess. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. PBS will present the BBC’s recent 5th season of the series, which received both critical and audience acclaim for its quick pace, lively comedic tone, and competitor diversity.

In each episode, the challenges come in three categories: the Signature Bake that tests the bakers’ personality, creative flair and baking ability; the Technical Bake, when bakers are given one basic recipe, with the same ingredients and instructions, but no other guidance; and the Showstopper Bake, in which the competitors showcase their depth of skill and talent. In this category, judges seek the most impressive and elaborate creations — which must taste first-class, too.

Co-hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are a successful British comedy writing duo whose antics add lighthearted flare and a dash of naughtiness to the kitchen, as they tease and encourage the bakers while serving as comedic foils to Berry and Hollywood.

“From Julia Child to Jacques Pepin to Martha Stewart, PBS has had a long history of presenting fun and educational cooking shows to the American viewer, and THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW continues that tradition,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. “This series encourages contestants to succeed, emphasizing warmth and humor over humiliation and intimidation. We’re proud to share this delicious and hilarious series with our audience.”

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW will be available to stream through PBS stations’ video sites each morning after broadcast, including PBS station-branded digital platforms, such as ROKU, Apple TV and Xbox, and on PBS iPad and iPhone apps. Throughout the season, fans can visit PBS Food to learn more about the contestants and get exclusive recipes, photos and video clips from the program.

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Premiere: Sunday 12/28 at 7:00 pm

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they enter the competition tent for their first hurdle: cake. The Signature Bake requires a Swiss roll, a seemingly simple task fraught with risks. For the Technical Bake, bakers must duplicate Mary Berry’s classic cherry cake, to Berry’s exacting standard. In the Showstopper Bake, the competitors tackle classic British cakes — in perfect miniature — 36 of them.


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Sunday 1/4 at 7:00 pm

One week down and 11 amateur bakers remain. Let the biscuit baking begin. The Signature challenge is to create biscuits that go well with a cheese course. For the Technical, the bakers must follow Mary’s basic instructions for her Florentines recipe. In the Showstopper, bakers are tasked with creating three-dimensional “biscuit scenes.” Who will leave the competition tent?


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Sunday 1/11 at 7:00 pm

It’s week three and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread. For the Signature, they must bake 12 perfect rye bread rolls, shaped as they prefer. The Technical calls for ciabatta loaves, using judge Paul’s recipe. For the Showstopper, the bakers have to make a filled centerpiece loaf with as much impact on a table as on the judges. Who will rise to the occasion?


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Sunday 1/18 at 7:00 pm

The competition stiffens like whipped peaks. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called “saucy puds” — delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom. In the Technical, bakers take on Mary’s tiramisu. In the Showstopper, they have to beat the odds and the heat to make the perfect baked Alaska. Meltdowns ensue.


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Sunday 1/25 at 7:00 pm

Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts. Custard tarts are their Signature challenge, followed by mini pear pies — one of the more unusual Technical challenges in the competition tent. Finally, contestants battle their biggest bake yet: three-tiered pies. The Showstopper allows them only four hours to create a towering collection of pies.


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Sunday 2/1 at 7:00 pm

And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes. For the Signature, bakers are asked to make yeast-leavened cakes. Their work’s cut out for them in the most demanding Technical challenge yet: they have two hours to make the 24-step Swedish Princess torte. And finally, for the Showstopper, they must create a contemporary version of the Hungarian Dobos torte.


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Sunday 2/8 at 7:00 pm

Enter the competition tent to see the bakers tested on all kinds of weird and wonderful pastries.
Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They’re assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of … the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers’ patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper éclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot in the quarter-finals.


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Sunday 2/15 at 7:00 pm

It’s the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain. Mary and Paul up the ante to see which bakers will rise to the challenge. The competitors must make enriched sweet fruit loaves for their Signature, followed by a Technical challenge that stretches them to the limit. Finally, the bakers must make 36 showstopping doughnuts, demonstrating skills and ideas that take baking to a new level.


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Sunday 2/22 at 7:00 pm

It’s semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they’re challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task — making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: the final four work non-stop to create two elegant entremets.


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Sunday 3/1 at 7:00 pm

Learn which of the three remaining bakers will be crowned the winter.
Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy. And what a trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day — in just three hours; a Technical test that requires mastering the basics — with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers’ final five hours in the tent.

DOWNTON ABBEY Season 5 – Premiere

MASTERPIECE: DOWNTON ABBEY Returns! The Plot Thickens…
Season 5 — Sundays, January 4 to March 1 at 8pm on Ch.5.1
Repeats Tuesday at 8 pm

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DOWNTON ABBEY and the Crawley family return for an epic 5th season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate—a deliciously entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history.

The Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama’s acclaimed ensemble is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter (Atonement), reprising her role as Lady Shackleton, and Peter Egan (Death at a Funeral), who returns as Lord Flintshire, together with completely new characters played by Richard E. Grant (Girls), Anna Chancellor (The Hour), and Rade Sherbedgia (24).

“Four wonderful seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY, each drawing a larger audience than the last, and now Series 5,”says MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. “This is a television dream come true!”

Viewership and social media stats have soared since DOWNTON ABBEY launched in January 2011. Season 4 drew an average audience of 13.2 million viewers, making it the top PBS drama of all time, and one of the highest-rated dramas now on American television.

What About a 6th Season?
“Good news! Just as our audience settles in for the beloved Crawley family drama, we can announce that Season 6 will arrive a year later,” Eaton continues. “How lucky can you get?”

The 6th season will go into production in 2015 and will be written by Julian Fellowes. Carnival’s Managing Director Gareth Neame, Executive Producer of DOWNTON ABBEY, said, “We have had an amazing reaction to the story lines, acting and production values of DOWNTON ABBEY this year and the whole team is thrilled to be moving ahead with a new season of the show. This will provide audiences with a fresh opportunity to see what will befall our much loved characters.”

Season 5

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Part One
Sunday, January 4 at 8:00 pm

A working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all. And Edith plays with fire.


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Part Two
Sunday, January 11 at 8:00 pm

Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy. An art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.


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Part Three
Sunday, January 18 at 8:00 pm

Mary and Lord Gillingham put their love to the test. Bates also faces a trial. Cora makes a new friend. And Violet is reunited with an old one.


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Part Four
Sunday, January 25 at 8:00 pm

Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns.


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Part Five
Sunday, February 1 at 8:00 pm

Rose makes a handsome new acquaintance. Something is wrong with Thomas. Edith’s link to Marigold draws attention. Bricker and Robert lose control.


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Part Six
Sunday, February 8 at 8:00 pm

An ancient spark flares in Violet’s heart. While police deepen their probe, Bates tells Anna the truth. A long and painful mystery is solved.


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Part Seven
Sunday, February 15 at 8:00 pm

Edith is found out. Mary finally shakes a suitor. Isobel and Lord Merton reveal their plans. Robert throws another guest out of the house.


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Part Eight
Sunday, February 22 at 8:00 pm

Someone tries to derail Rose and Atticus’s happiness. Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise. Anna is in trouble. Robert has a revelation.


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Part Nine
Sunday, March 1 at 8:00 pm

The Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return to Downton for a joyful Christmas holiday.

New Programs Premiere in the Winter Pledge Drive (Pt.3)

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GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS OF EUROPE
Ch.9.1 – Friday 12/26 at 7:00 pm
Ch.5.1 – Saturday 12/27 at 10:30 am

Travel across Europe for a delightful sampling of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in the world. From the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, and up to Scotland, host Julian Davison guides viewers through breathtaking scenery, providing cultural and historical insights along the way.


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A FARM WINTER WITH JERRY APPS
Ch. 9.1 – Friday 12/26 at 8:30 pm
Share warm winter memories of growing up on a farm with the award-winning storyteller and author. Apps shares his wit and wisdom through tales of long, cold winters that could be harrowing and dangerous, but that also drew families closer together.


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CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS
Ch. 5.1 – Saturday 12/27 at 12:00 pm; Monday 12/29 at 7:00 pm
Join Nick Clooney on a tour of the Golden Age of movie musicals sure to leave you singing for days. Featuring performances by Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, James Cagney and more.


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ROCK REWIND 1965-1967 (MY MUSIC)
Ch. 5.1 – Saturday 12/27 at 1:30 pm; Wednesday 12/31 at 9:00 pm
Join host Adam West (Batman) to celebrate fun, romance and good times with classic songs from The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Byrds, The Righteous Brothers, The Rascals and more.


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50 YEARS WITH PETER, PAUL AND MARY
Ch.5.1 – Saturday 12/27 at 3:00 pm
Ch.9.1 – Friday 12/28 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.


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VICTOR BORGE’S TIMELESS COMEDY!
Ch.5.1 – Saturday 12/27 at 6:00 pm
Ch.9.1 – Tuesday 12/30 at 7:00 pm

Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and hilarious routines from the master of music and comedy. Host Itzhak Perlman presents the legendary performer’s funniest and most memorable skits.


Great Performances: Rejoice!
GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot”
Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 12/27 at 10:30 pm
Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/28 at 12:00 pm and again at 9:30 pm

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated Cantor Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings, showcasing the confluences between the violinist’s famed classical technique and Helfgot’s magnificent voice.


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Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!: 7 Steps To Retirement Security with Tom Hegna
Ch.5.1 – Sunday 12/28 at 6:00 am
This upbeat program explains the retirement solutions successful retirees use to secure a happy and worry-free retirement. Tom Hegna explains the math and science behind planning a successful retirement. He also shares his 7 steps to retirement security, which include writing a retirement plan, considering a hybrid retirement, securing lifetime guarantee income, maximizing social security benefits, growing a retirement nest egg, planning for non-covered medical costs, and using your home equity wisely.


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WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH WITH WILLIAM DAVIS, MD
Ch.5.1 – Sunday 12/28 at 7:30 am
In this new special, using easy-to-understand science, history, nutrition and humor, Dr. Davis presents his startling conclusion that eliminating wheat and grains is the key to eliminating the symptoms and causes of many of our most common and chronic health issues, with case studies which demonstrate how joint pain, skin rashes, heartburn, diabetes, obesity and even cardiovascular issues have been dramatically reversed by living a wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. Best of all, Dr. Davis outlines simple steps to becoming wheat-free, while eating delicious, healthy foods.


GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: DON PASQUALE
ENCORES! GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/28 at 1:30 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Monday 12/29 at 7:00 pm

Thrill to 19 unforgettable arias and duets performed by today’s greatest opera stars,
selected from the past 8 seasons and chosen from 75 productions. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, this special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself.


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KRISTIN CHENOWETH: COMING HOME PBS Arts Fall Festival
Ch.5.1- Sunday 12/28 at 3:30 pm; Monday 12/29 at 8:30 pm
Emmy & Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home – to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that is – to perform music from her career. With a classically trained voice set off by a gift for acting and comedy, Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like “Popular” and “For Good” from Wicked, songs from her acclaimed performances on “Glee” and beloved music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more.


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THE BEST OF 50s POP (MY MUSIC)
Ch. 9.1 – Sunday 12/28 at 5:00 pm
Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/31 at 7:00 pm

Bring back happy memories with classic tunes from Patti Page, The Four Lads, The McGuire Sisters, Frankie Laine and more. These are the top hits of the fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners glued to their AM radios.


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A TRIBUTE TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Ch. 9.1 – Sunday 12/28 at 9:00 pm
Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/31 at 10:30 pm

Recorded at 2013’s MusiCares® Person of the Year benefit, this special features an all-star lineup performing Springsteen’s biggest hits, including “Because the Night,” “Born in the USA,” “Born to Run,” “Glory Days” and “Thunder Road.”

A PATH APPEARS, Community Cinema Screening

A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

New Programs Premiere in the Winter Pledge Drive (Pt. 2)

December 3 – 29 (Week 2)

All Programs Below are Listed in Chronological Order & Air on Ch. 5.1 & Ch.9.1:

Winged WolvesNATURE: BEST OF BIRDS

Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/3 at 7:00 pm; Sunday 12/7 at 9:30 am

Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 8:00 pm

A compilation of the most compelling, emotional and even humorous stories about bird behavior, intelligence and flight from the NATURE archives. This special presentation draws from 16 notable films, including the Emmy-award winning “My Life as a Turkey” and “An Original DUCKumentary,” as well as sequences from “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” “Birds of the Gods,” “Raptor Force,” “Moment of Impact,” “A Murder of Crows,” “Love in the Animal Kingdom,” “Deep Jungle” and more.


1 Neil Armstrong NASA PortraitNOVA “First Man on the Moon”

Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/3 at 8:00 pm and Sunday 12/7 at 10:30 am

Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 9:00 pm

NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented. In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity’s adventure in space.


Bruce-Patti-Zac-Mavis-John-compositionA TRIBUTE TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Ch. 5.1 – Friday 12/5 at 8:00 pm; Saturday 12/6 at 11:00 pm; Wednesday 12/31 at 10:30 pm

Ch. 9.1 – Sunday 12/7 at 9:00 pm; Sunday 12/28 at 9:00 pm

Recorded at 2013’s MusiCares® Person of the Year benefit, this special features an all-star lineup performing Springsteen’s biggest hits, including “Because the Night,” “Born in the USA,” “Born to Run,” “Glory Days” and “Thunder Road.”


tom-w-logo-pp_0Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!: 7 Steps To Retirement Security with Tom Hegna

Ch.5.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 1:30 pm and Sunday 12/28 at 6:00 am

This upbeat program explains the retirement solutions successful retirees use to secure a happy and worry-free retirement. Tom Hegna explains the math and science behind planning a successful retirement. He also shares his 7 steps to retirement security, which include writing a retirement plan, considering a hybrid retirement, securing lifetime guarantee income, maximizing social security benefits, growing a retirement nest egg, planning for non-covered medical costs, and using your home equity wisely.


A1_Main_Renee Fleming 1RENÉE FLEMING – CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK

Ch. 5.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 6:00 pm

Celebrate the magic of the season with the acclaimed soprano and guests Kurt Elling, Kelli O’Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright, with unique musical performances of favorite holiday songs and carols.


A1_Main_Patti PageTHE BEST OF 50s POP (MY MUSIC)

Ch. 5.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 7:00 pm; 12/9 at 9:00 pm; 12/31 at 7:00 pm

Ch. 9.1 – 12/28 at 5:00 pm

Bring back happy memories with classic tunes from Patti Page, The Four Lads, The McGuire Sisters, Frankie Laine and more. These are the top hits of the fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners glued to their AM radios.


Great Performances: Rejoice!GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot”

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday, 12/7 at 7:30 pm; 12/14 at 2:00 pm; 12/28 at 12:00 pm and again at 9:30 pm

Ch. 9.1 – 12/27/14, 10:30 pm

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated Cantor Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings, showcasing the confluences between the violinist’s famed classical technique and Helfgot’s magnificent voice.


A1_Main_AppsA FARM WINTER WITH JERRY APPS

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/7 at 8:00 am and Sunday 12/14 at 10:30 am

Ch. 9.1 – Friday 12/26 at 8:30 pm

Share warm winter memories of growing up on a farm with the award-winning storyteller and author. Apps shares his wit and wisdom through tales of long, cold winters that could be harrowing and dangerous, but that also drew families closer together.


A1_Main_Candy Bomber 4THE CANDY BOMBER

Ch. 5.1 – Monday 12/8 at 7:00 pm and Saturday 12/13 at 8:00 pm

Hear the heartwarming true story of Colonel Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American pilot who brought joy to children living in the rubble of post-war Germany, by dropping treats from his plane during the Berlin Airlift in 1948.


ScreenShot2014-09-02at91929PM_zps7a63f50bWHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH WITH WILLIAM DAVIS, MD

Ch.5.1 – Saturday 12/13 at 6:00 am and Sunday 12/28 at 7:30 am

In this new special, using easy-to-understand science, history, nutrition and humor, Dr. Davis presents his startling conclusion that eliminating wheat and grains is the key to eliminating the symptoms and causes of many of our most common and chronic health issues, with case studies which demonstrate how joint pain, skin rashes, heartburn, diabetes, obesity and even cardiovascular issues have been dramatically reversed by living a wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. Best of all, Dr. Davis outlines simple steps to becoming wheat-free, while eating delicious, healthy foods.


pc-clapp-front-cover-ppSurviving Prostate Cancer

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/14 at 6:00 am

This program takes a serious look at the whole issue of natural healing for prostate cancer through the eyes of 56 doctors who specialize in all aspects of prostate disease and cancer. Learn about the four tenants of approaching the disease from a holistic point of view, ways to approach nutrition, toxicity, hormone balancing and replacement therapy and dealing with emotional traumas and stress.


GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: DON PASQUALEENCORES! GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/14 at 12:00 pm; Sunday 12/28 at 1:30 pm

Ch. 9.1 – Monday 12/29 at 7:00 pm

Thrill to 19 unforgettable arias and duets performed by today’s greatest opera stars, selected from the past 8 seasons and chosen from 75 productions. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, this special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself.

New Programs Premiere in the Winter Pledge Drive

November 28 – December 3 (Week 1)

All Programs Below are Listed in Chronological Order & Air on Ch. 5.1 & Ch.9.1:

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PBS Arts Fall Festival

Ch.5.1 – Friday 11/28 at 9:00 pm; Sunday 12/7 at 6:00 pm; Sunday12/28 at 3:30 pm; Monday 12/29 at 8:30 pm
Ch.9.1 – Sunday 11/30 at 5:00 pm; Saturday 12/6 at 10:30 pm

Emmy & Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home – to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that is – to perform music from her career. With a classically trained voice set off by a gift for acting and comedy, Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like “Popular” and “For Good” from Wicked, songs from her acclaimed performances on “Glee” and beloved music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more.


book-90-fw_JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Secret

Ch. 5.1 – Saturday, 11/29 at 9:30 am and Saturday, 12/6 at 6:00 am

Most people know that sugar is bad for them, but few know sugar can actually be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ Virgin shows viewers how to lower their sugar impact which helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, and rev up the metabolism, turning sugar burners into fat burners and promoting weight loss.


A1_Main_Sogne FjordGREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS OF EUROPE

Ch.5.1 – Saturday 11/29 at 3:30 pm; Thursday 12/4 at 7:00 pm; Saturday 12/13 at 3:30 pm;
Saturday 12/27 at 10:30 am
Ch.9.1 – Friday 12/26 at 7:00 pm

Travel across Europe for a delightful sampling of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in the world. From the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, and up to Scotland, host Julian Davison guides viewers through breathtaking scenery, providing cultural and historical insights along the way.


Victor BorgeVICTOR BORGE’S TIMELESS COMEDY!

Ch.5.1 – Saturday 11/29 at 6:00 pm; Saturday 12/27 at 6:00 pm
Ch.9.1 – Thursday 12/4 at 10:30 pm; Tuesday 12/30 at 7:00 pm

Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and hilarious routines from the master of music and comedy. Host Itzhak Perlman presents the legendary performer’s funniest and most memorable skits.


A1_Main_Singin in the RainCLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS

Ch. 5.1 – Saturday 11/29 at 7:30 pm; Tuesday 12/2 at 7:00 pm; Sunday 12/7 at 10:30 pm; Saturday 12/27 at 12:00 pm; Monday 12/29 at 7:00 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 6:30 pm

Join Nick Clooney on a tour of the Golden Age of movie musicals sure to leave you singing for days. Featuring performances by Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, James Cagney and more.


A1_Main_Jackie CUJACKIE EVANCHO – AWAKENING – LIVE IN CONCERT

Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 11/29 at 8:30 pm
Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/3 at 9:30 pm

Thrill to the soaring voices of the angelic Evancho and Cheyenne Jackson in a live concert at Pennsylvania’s magnificent Longwood Gardens, with performances from the classical canon, along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs.


A1_Main_Ad mat_Corwin50 YEARS WITH PETER, PAUL AND MARY

Ch.5.1 – Saturday 11/29 at 9:00 pm; Monday 12/1 at 8:30 pm; Saturday 12/6 at
9:00 pm; Saturday 12/27 at 3:00 pm
Ch.9.1 – 11/30 at 8:30 pm; 12/28 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.


A1_Main_RascalsROCK REWIND 1965-1967 (MY MUSIC)

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 11/30 at 6:00 pm; Thursday 12/4 at 8:30 pm; Saturday 12/13 at 9:30 pm; Saturday 12/27 at 1:30 pm; Wednesday 12/31 at 9:00 pm

Join host Adam West (Batman) to celebrate fun, romance and good times with classic songs from The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Byrds, The Righteous Brothers, The Rascals and more.


Style: "AE_PEOPLE"DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 11/30 at 7:30 pm; Sunday 11/30 at 9:00 pm; Monday, 12/1 at
10:30 pm; Sunday 12/7 at 9:00 pm; Friday 12/19 at 10:30 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Monday 12/15 at 8:30 pm

Relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey’s first 4 seasons and get a tantalizing preview of what’s in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. Video clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage help answer some burning questions: Is Lady Mary ready for romance? Did Mr. Bates kill Mr. Green? What will become of Edith’s baby? Carson and Mrs. Hughes — will they or won’t they? Celebrate the joys, triumphs and intrigue taking place at Downton Abbey — upstairs and down. Bernadette Peters hosts.


1833_MoranANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Junk in the Trunk 4 (Hours 1 & 2)”

Part 1 – Ch. 5.1 – Monday 12/1 at 7:00 pm & Monday 12/8 at 8:30 pm
Part 2 – Ch. 5.1 – Monday 12/15 at 7:00 pm & Sunday 12/21 at 12:00 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Wednesday, 12/17 at 9:00 pm

There are even more NEW appraisals to share from the 8 cities it visited during its newly expanded 2014 Season 18 tour, including a Steiff Pushmi-Pullyu Doctor Dolittle character, ca. 1967, acquired at a PBS auction in 1968; a Pablo Picasso linocut, ca. 1950, discovered in a basement; a pair of Italian carved door panels, ca. 1550, purchased at an estate sale for $500 and now valued at $20,000 to $30,000; Julia Child’s copper pans, ca. 1960, that Child used on her TV show (photo); & a German violin with a Sartory bow that is appraised for $25,000 to $27,000, with $20,000 of the value in the bow alone.


A1_Main_Bing Crosby_credit_UniversalAMERICAN MASTERS “Bing Crosby Rediscovered”

Ch. 5.1 – Tuesday, 12/2 at 8:30 pm

Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family and Tony Bennett. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, this documentary reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.


Winged WolvesNATURE: BEST OF BIRDS

Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/3 at 7:00 pm; Sunday 12/7 at 9:30 am
Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 8:00 pm

A compilation of the most compelling, emotional and even humorous stories about bird behavior, intelligence and flight from the NATURE archives. This special presentation draws from 16 notable films, including the Emmy-award winning “My Life as a Turkey” and “An Original DUCKumentary,” as well as sequences from “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” “Birds of the Gods,” “Raptor Force,” “Moment of Impact,” “A Murder of Crows,” “Love in the Animal Kingdom,” “Deep Jungle” and more.


1 Neil Armstrong NASA PortraitNOVA “First Man on the Moon”

Ch. 5.1 – Wednesday 12/3 at 8:00 pm and Sunday 12/7 at 10:30 am
Ch. 9.1 – Saturday 12/6 at 9:00 pm

NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented. In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity’s adventure in space.

DOWNTON ABBEY: Season 5 – Special Preview Screening!

DOWNTON ABBEY

NEW MEXICO PBS

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00pm
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Downton Abbey inspired costumes encouraged.

FREE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED
Call (505) 988-1234 to get your ticket.
For more information call (505) 277-2121

Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by:

MASTERPIECE

A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production

This screening is sponsored by:

FIRST NATIONAL SANTA FE

Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres January 4 at 8:00pm on KNME-TV.
For DVDs and more Downton Abbey items, visit shopPBS.org

Election 2014 Live Coverage – Thank You Student Crew!

New Mexico PBS has the best student crew in the world as evidenced by their hard work and dedication during last night’s Live Election 2014 Coverage. Here’s some photos of the staff & crew hard at work Election Day 2014. Thank you especially to Multimedia Assistant Elizabeth Gamez and Student Aaron Anglin for the tweets and photos.

Special thanks to our partners, KUNM @KUNMnews, UNM’s New Mexico News Port @NMNewsPort, the UNM Daily Lobo’s weekly online newscast The Howl @TheHowlNM, New Mexico Telegram @NMTelegram, New Mexico In Depth @NMInDepth, New Mexico Watchdog @NMwatchdog, and the Santa Fe Reporter @SantaFeReporter.