Spring 2015 Membership Drive - Programming List

Tuesday, March 3

7 p.m. | 50 Years With Peter, Paul & Mary

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives.


9 p.m. | Aging Backwards with Miranda Esmonde-White

Valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices.

Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.


10 p.m. | Rock Rewind: 1965-67 (My Music)

The Sixties was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While much of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, many performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, best known as the "Caped Crusader" on the '60s TV version of Batman, hosts this newly-assembled special with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.


11:30 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.

Wednesday, March 4

7 p.m. | Moments to Remember (My Music)

Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, featuring many more legends of the late fifties and early sixties pop era. In this trip down memory lane, the late Frankie Laine came out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius La Rosa takes the stage to perform his classics "Eh Compari" and "Domani" while Page sings her million-selling "Allegheny Moon." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Herb Reed's Platters, The DeCastro Sisters and others appear to sing more greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como round out this nostalgic sequel to Magic Moments.


9:30 p.m. | Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy

Muscle loss actually begins in your thirties (earlier than most of us might have guessed) and it continues at a rate of about three percent per decade without intervention. The good news is according to Peggy Cappy, yoga can come to the rescue. In Cappy's latest program, Peggy will show us how yoga can come to the aid to people who want to increase strength and mobility at any age.


10:30 p.m. | Wheat Belly Total Health with William Davis, M.D.

Dr. William Davis is the author of Wheat Belly, which has been on the NY Times bestseller list for 58 weeks now! We tested a short version of the show on GPB in December, and it was an amazing success - so we now have the full length (60 minute) pledge version, and are taping the pledge breaks on August 12th on GPB. BaBette Davidson is confirmed as one of the pledge hosts, along with Dr. Davis.

Thursday, March 5

7 p.m. | Mattoon: This is Our Story

WEIU-TV's This is Our Story project is a way for us to connect with the communities we serve as well as a way to allow those communities to tell their stories!


10:30 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. | Effortless Healing with Dr. Joseph Mercola

A well-known physician, Dr Mercola’s website is one of the most visited natural-health sites in the world – a site dedicated to educating readers about ways to improve their health.

He is one of the world’s leading advocates for using food as medicine. In this program he helps people struggling with their weight and chronic conditions to make the connection to their food and lifestyle choices.

He’s an educator committed to teaching people how to cultivate their own power to heal. He believes the body is designed to be healthy without drugs, and in giving it what it needs to thrive, so it can regenerate itself without any outside interventions. This innate restorative tendency is what he calls “effortless healing.”

Rather than suggesting people rely on expensive and potentially dangerous drugs Dr. Mercola empowers people to become their own healers and helps viewers understand how they can effortlessly modify their diet to achieve their health goals.

He covers the impact of gluten and sugar on the body, the benefits of intermittent fasting and exercise, and provides Effortless Healing Action plans throughout. He clearly outlines changes viewers can make in their lives, from eliminating certain foods to adding others, and illustrates the changes that could result.

He puts forward principles of healing to arm viewers with information to choose more skillfully what and when to eat, what to drink, how and how often to move, and how to remove the roadblocks to wellness – such as subpar food and contaminated beverages – so that their body can do what it was designed to do effortlessly: stay well.


8:30 p.m. | Classic Hollywood: Musicals

Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals - The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas - will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement.

With foot-stomping dance numbers, technicolor fantasy worlds, and soaring ballads sung by some of the world's most beloved stars, these movies still inspire audiences to laugh, love and dream - even when times are tough. Discover how these films overcame ballooning budgets, life-threatening injuries, inexperienced actors, dueling egos, and a declaration of war - that literally brought production to a halt - to become some of the most treasured movies in history.

Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey - alongside some of our greatest movie stars - of laughter and inspiration that will have you singing for days.


10 p.m. | Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention, and maximum lifespan.

Saturday, March 7

3 p.m. | Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin

In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.


7 p.m. | A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps

Historian Jerry Apps remembers country winters spent on his family’s farm during the Great Depression and World War II. Apps recalls a time before electricity on the farm, when farmers milked cows by hand and "making wood" was a major part of winter's work.


8:30 p.m. | 50 Years With Peter, Paul & Mary

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives.


10:30 p.m. | Rock Rewind: 1965-67 (My Music)

The Sixties was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While much of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, many performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, best known as the "Caped Crusader" on the '60s TV version of Batman, hosts this newly-assembled special with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.

Sunday, March 8

12:30 p.m. | Moments to Remember (My Music)

Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, featuring many more legends of the late fifties and early sixties pop era. In this trip down memory lane, the late Frankie Laine came out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius La Rosa takes the stage to perform his classics "Eh Compari" and "Domani" while Page sings her million-selling "Allegheny Moon." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Herb Reed's Platters, The DeCastro Sisters and others appear to sing more greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como round out this nostalgic sequel to Magic Moments.


3 p.m. | Mattoon: This is Our Story

WEIU-TV's This is Our Story project is a way for us to connect with the communities we serve as well as a way to allow those communities to tell their stories!


6:30 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.


7 p.m. | Ed Slott's Retirement Roadmap!

Ed Slott's RETIREMENT ROAD MAP is an all-new 60-minute pledge program for March 2015 filled with all the ingredients that make Ed's previous programs so successful - wisdom, humor and insight helping viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement. Ed shows how to take your retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid a tax hungry Uncle Sam at every turn!


9 p.m. | Moments to Remember (My Music)

Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, featuring many more legends of the late fifties and early sixties pop era. In this trip down memory lane, the late Frankie Laine came out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius La Rosa takes the stage to perform his classics "Eh Compari" and "Domani" while Page sings her million-selling "Allegheny Moon." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Herb Reed's Platters, The DeCastro Sisters and others appear to sing more greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como round out this nostalgic sequel to Magic Moments.


11:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: REMOTE, SACRED, WILD celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. The half-hour special finds Rick canoeing through the tiny canals of a Dutch nature preserve, hiking in Northern England's pristine Lake District, exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, and marveling at exquisite Medieval art in the sister cities of Ravenna and Chartres. In the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land, Rick ventures through the Judean Desert, visits a remote monastery, and bobs in the Dead Sea.

Monday, March 9

7 p.m. | Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass.

After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.


8:30 p.m. | Ed Slott's Retirement Roadmap!

Ed Slott's RETIREMENT ROAD MAP is an all-new 60-minute pledge program for March 2015 filled with all the ingredients that make Ed's previous programs so successful - wisdom, humor and insight helping viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement. Ed shows how to take your retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid a tax hungry Uncle Sam at every turn!


10:30 p.m. | Classic Hollywood: Musicals

Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals - The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas - will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement.

With foot-stomping dance numbers, technicolor fantasy worlds, and soaring ballads sung by some of the world's most beloved stars, these movies still inspire audiences to laugh, love and dream - even when times are tough. Discover how these films overcame ballooning budgets, life-threatening injuries, inexperienced actors, dueling egos, and a declaration of war - that literally brought production to a halt - to become some of the most treasured movies in history.

Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey - alongside some of our greatest movie stars - of laughter and inspiration that will have you singing for days.

Tuesday, March 10

7 p.m. | Effortless Healing with Dr. Joseph Mercola

A well-known physician, Dr Mercola’s website is one of the most visited natural-health sites in the world – a site dedicated to educating readers about ways to improve their health.

He is one of the world’s leading advocates for using food as medicine. In this program he helps people struggling with their weight and chronic conditions to make the connection to their food and lifestyle choices.

He’s an educator committed to teaching people how to cultivate their own power to heal. He believes the body is designed to be healthy without drugs, and in giving it what it needs to thrive, so it can regenerate itself without any outside interventions. This innate restorative tendency is what he calls “effortless healing.”

Rather than suggesting people rely on expensive and potentially dangerous drugs Dr. Mercola empowers people to become their own healers and helps viewers understand how they can effortlessly modify their diet to achieve their health goals.

He covers the impact of gluten and sugar on the body, the benefits of intermittent fasting and exercise, and provides Effortless Healing Action plans throughout. He clearly outlines changes viewers can make in their lives, from eliminating certain foods to adding others, and illustrates the changes that could result.

He puts forward principles of healing to arm viewers with information to choose more skillfully what and when to eat, what to drink, how and how often to move, and how to remove the roadblocks to wellness – such as subpar food and contaminated beverages – so that their body can do what it was designed to do effortlessly: stay well.


8:30 p.m. | Sacred Earth

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created two revolutionary, visual-feasts of natural wonders, pioneering an entirely new genre of "Nature Immersion Experiences." His films are extraordinary rides that go beyond the discussion about nature and carry the viewer into the experience of nature. Sacred Earth - as well as its companion film, Echoes of Creation -- is exquisitely crafted to allow the viewer to "feel" nature, as if actually being there.

Each film is specifically designed for repeated viewing, to be watched again and again. The film has been successfully tested in pledge and this pledge event was created by KAET-Eight of Phoenix. Pledge hosts are Alice Ferris and Mitch Strohman. As KAET pioneered, the two films can compliment each other in a stack, or they can be used individually anywhere you need a shorter one-hour pledge program in your schedule As the result of director Jan Nickman's pioneering Music-to-Picture technique, viewers can have a new experience with each viewing - in much the same way music is enjoyed repeatedly.

Sacred Earth was filmed in often inaccessible and sacred lands of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and California. Academy-award Winning actress Linda Hunt delivers poetic and contemplative spoken words for Sacred Earth. The original soundtrack was composed by Grammy-nominated composer David Arkenstone, and dancer Caroline Richardson, formerly First Soloist for the Royal Canadian Ballet, also appears in the film.


9:30 p.m. | Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass.

After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.


11 p.m. | Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin

In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.

Wednesday, March 11

7 p.m. | Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

This live concert from Red Rocks Amphitheater is a tribute to blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.


8:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin

In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.


10:30 p.m. | Effortless Healing with Dr. Joseph Mercola

A well-known physician, Dr Mercola’s website is one of the most visited natural-health sites in the world – a site dedicated to educating readers about ways to improve their health.

He is one of the world’s leading advocates for using food as medicine. In this program he helps people struggling with their weight and chronic conditions to make the connection to their food and lifestyle choices.

He’s an educator committed to teaching people how to cultivate their own power to heal. He believes the body is designed to be healthy without drugs, and in giving it what it needs to thrive, so it can regenerate itself without any outside interventions. This innate restorative tendency is what he calls “effortless healing.”

Rather than suggesting people rely on expensive and potentially dangerous drugs Dr. Mercola empowers people to become their own healers and helps viewers understand how they can effortlessly modify their diet to achieve their health goals.

He covers the impact of gluten and sugar on the body, the benefits of intermittent fasting and exercise, and provides Effortless Healing Action plans throughout. He clearly outlines changes viewers can make in their lives, from eliminating certain foods to adding others, and illustrates the changes that could result.

He puts forward principles of healing to arm viewers with information to choose more skillfully what and when to eat, what to drink, how and how often to move, and how to remove the roadblocks to wellness – such as subpar food and contaminated beverages – so that their body can do what it was designed to do effortlessly: stay well.

Thursday, March 12

7 p.m. | Rock Rewind: 1965-67 (My Music)

The Sixties was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While much of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, many performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, best known as the "Caped Crusader" on the '60s TV version of Batman, hosts this newly-assembled special with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.


8:30 p.m. | Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You

Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, includes:

  • How to invest.
  • Whether to buy or rent a home.
  • Saving for retirement.
  • What kind of life insurance to buy.
  • Wills and trusts.
  • Student loans and more.

Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.


10:30 p.m. | Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

This live concert from Red Rocks Amphitheater is a tribute to blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Friday, March 13

7 p.m. | Best of 50s Pop (My Music)

The Best Of 50s Pop presents the top pop 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 tuned to their AM radios. It was a simpler, romantic time with classic tunes and immortal voices that bring back those happy memories with songs and artists such as Patti Page, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Frankie Lane, Mel Carter and more.


9 p.m. | Sacred Earth

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created two revolutionary, visual-feasts of natural wonders, pioneering an entirely new genre of "Nature Immersion Experiences." His films are extraordinary rides that go beyond the discussion about nature and carry the viewer into the experience of nature. Sacred Earth - as well as its companion film, Echoes of Creation -- is exquisitely crafted to allow the viewer to "feel" nature, as if actually being there.

Each film is specifically designed for repeated viewing, to be watched again and again. The film has been successfully tested in pledge and this pledge event was created by KAET-Eight of Phoenix. Pledge hosts are Alice Ferris and Mitch Strohman. As KAET pioneered, the two films can compliment each other in a stack, or they can be used individually anywhere you need a shorter one-hour pledge program in your schedule As the result of director Jan Nickman's pioneering Music-to-Picture technique, viewers can have a new experience with each viewing - in much the same way music is enjoyed repeatedly.

Sacred Earth was filmed in often inaccessible and sacred lands of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and California. Academy-award Winning actress Linda Hunt delivers poetic and contemplative spoken words for Sacred Earth. The original soundtrack was composed by Grammy-nominated composer David Arkenstone, and dancer Caroline Richardson, formerly First Soloist for the Royal Canadian Ballet, also appears in the film.


10 p.m. | Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin

In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.

Saturday, March 14

3:30 p.m. | Effortless Healing with Dr. Joseph Mercola

A well-known physician, Dr Mercola’s website is one of the most visited natural-health sites in the world – a site dedicated to educating readers about ways to improve their health.

He is one of the world’s leading advocates for using food as medicine. In this program he helps people struggling with their weight and chronic conditions to make the connection to their food and lifestyle choices.

He’s an educator committed to teaching people how to cultivate their own power to heal. He believes the body is designed to be healthy without drugs, and in giving it what it needs to thrive, so it can regenerate itself without any outside interventions. This innate restorative tendency is what he calls “effortless healing.”

Rather than suggesting people rely on expensive and potentially dangerous drugs Dr. Mercola empowers people to become their own healers and helps viewers understand how they can effortlessly modify their diet to achieve their health goals.

He covers the impact of gluten and sugar on the body, the benefits of intermittent fasting and exercise, and provides Effortless Healing Action plans throughout. He clearly outlines changes viewers can make in their lives, from eliminating certain foods to adding others, and illustrates the changes that could result.

He puts forward principles of healing to arm viewers with information to choose more skillfully what and when to eat, what to drink, how and how often to move, and how to remove the roadblocks to wellness – such as subpar food and contaminated beverages – so that their body can do what it was designed to do effortlessly: stay well.


5 p.m. | Daniel O'Donnell From the Heartland

Beloved Irish crooner, Daniel O'Donnell returns to PBS with his melodic voice performing live in the Hawkeye state. Daniel exudes the same passion and unique sense of humor that has been fascinating audiences for years in this new concert special "Daniel O'Donnell from the Heartland." Daniel mixes it up a bit this time around by sharing several seldom-seen recordings like "Distant Drums, " "Farside Banks of Jordan" and paying tribute to some of the greatest artists of all time with Loretta Lynn's "Standing Room Only" and Andy Williams' "Moon River." Daniel's renditions of these country and pop hits are sure to bring joy and nostalgia to viewers at home. Of course Daniel doesn't forget about his fan favorites as he opens the show with the uplifting "Stand Beside Me" and closes with the quintessentially beloved song "Rivers of Babylon." His dancing on stage is contagious to viewers who will be noticing their toes spontaneously tapping to the beat.


6:30 p.m. | Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention, and maximum lifespan.


7 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.


8:30 p.m. | Motown 25 (My Music Presents)

Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more! Not seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years, this incredible MY MUSIC special presentation finally comes to public television for one amazing night!


10:30 p.m. | Rock Rewind: 1965-67 (My Music)

The Sixties was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While much of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, many performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, best known as the "Caped Crusader" on the '60s TV version of Batman, hosts this newly-assembled special with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.

Sunday, March 15

1:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin

In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.


3:30 p.m. | Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass.

After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.


5 p.m. | Quilts of Valor

QUILTS OF VALOR is a new special about the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF). Since 2003, QOVF has awarded nearly 60,000 quilts to America's wounded veterans.


7 p.m. | Echoes of Creation

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created two revolutionary, visual-feasts of natural wonders, pioneering an entirely new genre of "Nature Immersion Experiences." His films are extraordinary rides that go beyond the discussion about nature and carry the viewer into the experience of nature. Echoes of Creation - as well as its companion film, Sacred Earth -- is exquisitely crafted to allow the viewer to "feel" nature, as if actually being there.

Each film is specifically designed for repeated viewing, to be watched again and again. The film has been successfully tested in pledge and this pledge event was created by KAET-Eight of Phoenix. Pledge hosts are Alice Ferris and Mitch Strohman. As KAET pioneered, the two films can compliment each other in a stack, or they can be used individually anywhere you need a shorter one-hour pledge program in your schedule. As the result of director Jan Nickman's pioneering Music-to-Picture technique, viewers can have a new experience with each viewing - in much the same way as music is enjoyed repeatedly.

Echoes of Creation was filmed in some of the most spectacular and often inaccessible locations of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and California's Sequoia National Park. The original soundtrack for Echoes of Creation was composed by Grammy-nominated composer David Lanz.


8 p.m. | 50 Years With Peter, Paul & Mary

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives.


10 p.m. | Motown 25 (My Music Presents)

Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more! Not seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years, this incredible MY MUSIC special presentation finally comes to public television for one amazing night!

Monday, March 16

7 p.m. | Skinny Gut, Vibrant You

More than 100 million Americans suffer from frequent digestive disorders and over 65% are overweight or obese. New York Times bestselling author and digestive expert Brenda Watson, C.N.C., discusses the solution in her newest Public Television special, Skinny Gut Vibrant You. Discover the newest science showing that the gut bacteria is different between overweight and lean people. Learn how balancing your gut bacteria, the most overlooked weight-loss secret today, can change your profile to that of a lean person resulting in weight loss and vibrant health. Skinny Gut Vibrant You is a game-changing program that helps people finally lose weight and keep it off for good.


9 p.m. | Echoes of Creation

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created two revolutionary, visual-feasts of natural wonders, pioneering an entirely new genre of "Nature Immersion Experiences." His films are extraordinary rides that go beyond the discussion about nature and carry the viewer into the experience of nature. Echoes of Creation - as well as its companion film, Sacred Earth -- is exquisitely crafted to allow the viewer to "feel" nature, as if actually being there.

Each film is specifically designed for repeated viewing, to be watched again and again. The film has been successfully tested in pledge and this pledge event was created by KAET-Eight of Phoenix. Pledge hosts are Alice Ferris and Mitch Strohman. As KAET pioneered, the two films can compliment each other in a stack, or they can be used individually anywhere you need a shorter one-hour pledge program in your schedule. As the result of director Jan Nickman's pioneering Music-to-Picture technique, viewers can have a new experience with each viewing - in much the same way as music is enjoyed repeatedly.

Echoes of Creation was filmed in some of the most spectacular and often inaccessible locations of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and California's Sequoia National Park. The original soundtrack for Echoes of Creation was composed by Grammy-nominated composer David Lanz.


10 p.m. | 50 Years With Peter, Paul & Mary

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives.

Tuesday, March 17

7 p.m. | Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

This live concert from Red Rocks Amphitheater is a tribute to blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.


8:30 p.m. | Ed Slott's Retirement Roadmap!

Ed Slott's RETIREMENT ROAD MAP is an all-new 60-minute pledge program for March 2015 filled with all the ingredients that make Ed's previous programs so successful - wisdom, humor and insight helping viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement. Ed shows how to take your retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid a tax hungry Uncle Sam at every turn!


10 p.m. | Skinny Gut, Vibrant You

More than 100 million Americans suffer from frequent digestive disorders and over 65% are overweight or obese. New York Times bestselling author and digestive expert Brenda Watson, C.N.C., discusses the solution in her newest Public Television special, Skinny Gut Vibrant You. Discover the newest science showing that the gut bacteria is different between overweight and lean people. Learn how balancing your gut bacteria, the most overlooked weight-loss secret today, can change your profile to that of a lean person resulting in weight loss and vibrant health. Skinny Gut Vibrant You is a game-changing program that helps people finally lose weight and keep it off for good.

Wednesday, March 18

7 p.m. | A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps

Historian Jerry Apps remembers country winters spent on his family’s farm during the Great Depression and World War II. Apps recalls a time before electricity on the farm, when farmers milked cows by hand and "making wood" was a major part of winter's work.


8:30 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.


10 p.m. | Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

This live concert from Red Rocks Amphitheater is a tribute to blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.


11:30 p.m. | Ed Slott's Retirement Roadmap!

Ed Slott's RETIREMENT ROAD MAP is an all-new 60-minute pledge program for March 2015 filled with all the ingredients that make Ed's previous programs so successful - wisdom, humor and insight helping viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement. Ed shows how to take your retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid a tax hungry Uncle Sam at every turn!

Thursday, March 19

7 p.m. | Candy Bomber

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.


8:30 p.m. | Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass.

After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.


9:30 p.m. | A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps

Historian Jerry Apps remembers country winters spent on his family’s farm during the Great Depression and World War II. Apps recalls a time before electricity on the farm, when farmers milked cows by hand and "making wood" was a major part of winter's work.


11 p.m. | Echoes of Creation

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created two revolutionary, visual-feasts of natural wonders, pioneering an entirely new genre of "Nature Immersion Experiences." His films are extraordinary rides that go beyond the discussion about nature and carry the viewer into the experience of nature. Echoes of Creation - as well as its companion film, Sacred Earth -- is exquisitely crafted to allow the viewer to "feel" nature, as if actually being there.

Each film is specifically designed for repeated viewing, to be watched again and again. The film has been successfully tested in pledge and this pledge event was created by KAET-Eight of Phoenix. Pledge hosts are Alice Ferris and Mitch Strohman. As KAET pioneered, the two films can compliment each other in a stack, or they can be used individually anywhere you need a shorter one-hour pledge program in your schedule. As the result of director Jan Nickman's pioneering Music-to-Picture technique, viewers can have a new experience with each viewing - in much the same way as music is enjoyed repeatedly.

Echoes of Creation was filmed in some of the most spectacular and often inaccessible locations of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and California's Sequoia National Park. The original soundtrack for Echoes of Creation was composed by Grammy-nominated composer David Lanz.

Friday, March 20

7 p.m. | Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention, and maximum lifespan.


9 p.m. | Candy Bomber

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.


10 p.m. | Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass.

After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.


11:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: REMOTE, SACRED, WILD celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. The half-hour special finds Rick canoeing through the tiny canals of a Dutch nature preserve, hiking in Northern England's pristine Lake District, exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, and marveling at exquisite Medieval art in the sister cities of Ravenna and Chartres. In the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land, Rick ventures through the Judean Desert, visits a remote monastery, and bobs in the Dead Sea.

Saturday, March 21

3:30 p.m. | Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass.

After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.


5 p.m. | Rick Steves' Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: REMOTE, SACRED, WILD celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. The half-hour special finds Rick canoeing through the tiny canals of a Dutch nature preserve, hiking in Northern England's pristine Lake District, exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, and marveling at exquisite Medieval art in the sister cities of Ravenna and Chartres. In the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land, Rick ventures through the Judean Desert, visits a remote monastery, and bobs in the Dead Sea.


5:30 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.


7 p.m. | Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You

Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, includes:

  • How to invest.
  • Whether to buy or rent a home.
  • Saving for retirement.
  • What kind of life insurance to buy.
  • Wills and trusts.
  • Student loans and more.

Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.


9 p.m. | Jackie Evancho: Awakening - Live in Concert

Angelic Jackie Evancho returns to PBS with her latest collection of songs from her new CD, Awakening. Drawn from the best known pieces from the classical canon, Broadway, uplifting sacred music and pop songs, Jackie's astoundingly beautiful young voice soars again at the magnificent Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Longwood Gardens is over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows in Pennsylvania's Brandywine Creek Valley, Jackie's home state. This is the first time Longwood Gardens has ever permitted a television special to be taped on site and, in addition to her on-stage performance, Jackie will be performing at various stunning locations throughout the Gardens such as the Chimes Tower and the spectacular Main Fountain. Jackie will be joined by Cheyenne Jackson who will both host and perform with Jackie. Cheyenne, star of Broadway, film and television, is perhaps best known for his starring and award-winning Broadway performance in Finian's Rainbow , his recurring role in NBC's 30 Rock, and his starring role in HBO biopic, Liberace, Behind the Candelabra. The two will also show us some of the splendid beauty of the Gardens as they tour some gorgeous key locations within it.


10:30 p.m. | Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a new 60-minute PBS pledge special starring the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

This hilarious program will include rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and will make VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! a program that will be treasured by families across America. Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For eight decades he's never been out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music. Don't miss his one-liners, falls, double takes, his mastery of piano variations and his outrageous stage antics. Victor Borge has been recognized as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known. Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and sidesplitting comedy routines.

Join millions and millions of Borge fans the world over! Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is a big fan of Borge's comedy, VICTOR BORGE's Timeless Comedy! is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program will contain such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.

Sunday, March 22

1 p.m. | Candy Bomber

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.


2 p.m. | Quilts of Valor

QUILTS OF VALOR is a new special about the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF). Since 2003, QOVF has awarded nearly 60,000 quilts to America's wounded veterans.


4 p.m. | Best of 50s Pop (My Music)

The Best Of 50s Pop presents the top pop 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 tuned to their AM radios. It was a simpler, romantic time with classic tunes and immortal voices that bring back those happy memories with songs and artists such as Patti Page, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Frankie Lane, Mel Carter and more.


6 p.m. | WEIU Viewers' Choice