Fall 2016 Membership Drive - Programming List

Friday, Aug. 26

7 p.m. | Jackie Robinson (Part 2)

Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and off the field.


9:30 p.m. | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back

Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.


11 p.m. | Motorweek 35th Anniversary Season Special

MotorWeek debuted in 1981 and has had its foot on the accelerator ever since! Television’s longest running automotive series; MotorWeek broke new ground 35 years ago, becoming the first weekly series to fuel America’s fascination for all things automotive. As we celebrate 35 seasons of MotorWeek, we look back at how it all began. Join host and series creator John Davis and the MotorWeek crew for the inside scoop on how MotorWeek is produced, as well as humorous outtakes, and the cars that truly made lasting impressions.


11:30 p.m. | Jackie Robinson

Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and off the field.

Saturday, Aug. 27

7 a.m. | Sewing with Nancy: Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares

Join host Nancy Zieman as she demonstrates making 12 time-saving gifts using easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Learn to use specialty fabric and trim to create handy projects and great gifts.


10:30 a.m. | Fast Metabolism Revolution with Haylie Pomroy

A special designed to help people change their lives for the better ... people who live in the real world with real world stresses and challenges. What's really unusual about this is that Haylie Pomroy actually encourages people to get healthy by eating more food -- not less!

  • We can all improve the efficiency of our metabolism by eating the right foods at the right times.
  • Beyond just weight loss, there are numerous other health benefits to revving up your metabolism.
  • Actually eating more good foods, not less, can be the secret to profound and permanent weight loss.
  • We live in the real world so any program must have strategies to deal with helping people when they fall off the program at parties or during the holidays, or while traveling.

4 p.m. | Genealogy Roadshow: Our Favorite Stories

Genealogists Joshua Taylor, Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco revisit their favorite stories from previous seasons, and three memorable guests return to share what has happened since their appearances. Tedesco reconnects with a man whose elderly mother received the gift of a lifetime when she learned about the family she never knew, while Taylor catches up with a woman whose reunion with a cousin has reshaped her life. Finally, Berry hears how the revelation of a mother’s identity has extended the branches of a mystery writer’s family tree.


5 p.m. | On the Psychiatrist’s Couch with Dr. Daniel Amen

The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

If you could spend a day on his couch what would you learn so that you could feel happier, healthier, more focused and more connected to those you love.

In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years.


7 p.m. | Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.


8:30 p.m. | The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson — “the Mt. Rushmore of country music” — for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.”


10 p.m. | Joe Bonamassa: Live at the Greek Theatre

The celebrated blues rock master delivers a musical tribute to The Three Kings Of the Blues at the legendary Greek Theatre. This concert is a continuation of the celebration of our blues heritage, which began with the 2014 production of Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks in a tribute to the music of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Bonamassa is backed by a stellar band of blues musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (Keys), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), Paulie Cerra (saxophone) , Ron Dziubla (saxophone), Kirk Fletcher (Guitar), Mahalia Barnes (Vocals), Jade MaCrae (Vocals) and Juanita Tippins (Vocals).

Sunday, Aug. 28

1 p.m. | Sacred Earth

Filmed at often inaccessible and sacred lands of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and California, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created a revolutionary visual feast of natural wonders, pioneering an entirely new genre of “Nature Immersion Experiences.” Sacred Earth is exquisitely crafted to allow the viewer to “feel” nature, as if actually being there.


2 p.m. | On the Psychiatrist’s Couch with Dr. Daniel Amen

The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

If you could spend a day on his couch what would you learn so that you could feel happier, healthier, more focused and more connected to those you love.

In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years.


4 p.m. | Country Pop Legends (My Music)

Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this MY MUSIC special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane.

Performances from Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with classic full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults.


6 p.m. | Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Joan Baez’ birthday with guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson and Paul Simon.


9:30 p.m. | The Kingston Trio Celebration

Enjoy the groundbreaking folk group’s biggest hits and more 1950s and ’60s chart toppers, performed by the current trio with Bob Shane, Timothy B. Schmit, Al Jardine, Trini Lopez, Barry McGuire, Sana Christian, The Limeliters and Josh Reynolds.

Monday, Aug. 29

7 p.m. | Eat to Live with Joel Fuhrman, MD

Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.


9 p.m. | The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson — “the Mt. Rushmore of country music” — for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.”


10:30 p.m. | Stronger Bones, Longer Life

Discover why healthy bones are the key to remaining mobile, engaged and independent. Bone health expert Lani Simpson guides viewers in understanding how to keep their bones strong and prevent or lessen the impact of osteoporosis.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

7 p.m. | Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.


8:30 p.m. | Smart Fats to Outsmart Aging with Steven Masley, M.D.

As a physician, nutritionist and fellow with three medical organizations, Dr. Masley offers his audience proven, simple lifestyle changes to help them lose unwanted weight and keep it off, feel and look better than ever, control blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol profiles, and prevent and reverse heart disease. In a nutshell, enhancing quality of life for decades to come.

The SAD (Standard American Diet) is stealing health and aging people faster than necessary. In this program, Dr. Masley discusses the 5 major aging accelerators – mostly attributable to the SAD: inflammation, hormone imbalance, loss in muscle mass, and common nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Masley lets viewers know what they can do to stop these aging accelerators in their tracks, and in some cases reverse them; and it starts with focusing on 4 main food groups.

Viewers will also learn critical ways to measure how they’re aging, so they can slow it down ... or reverse it. And this program will provide information on the key nutrients everyone needs and the activity required to outsmart, too.


10:30 p.m. | The Kingston Trio Celebration

Enjoy the groundbreaking folk group’s biggest hits and more 1950s and ’60s chart toppers, performed by the current trio with Bob Shane, Timothy B. Schmit, Al Jardine, Trini Lopez, Barry McGuire, Sana Christian, The Limeliters and Josh Reynolds.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

7 p.m. | Eat Dirt with Dr. Josh Axe

Our gut is responsible for a lot more than processing the food we eat! Our gut is a vital immune barrier, protecting us from disease and contamination, accounting for 70 percent of our immune system. This program will help with leaky gut syndrome. Once viewers identify their own Gut Type, they can heal their gut more quickly, by following a plan that is designed specifically for them. Prebiotics and probiotics found in soil (“eat dirt”) are key players in keeping our guts healthy.


8:30 p.m. | Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Joan Baez’ birthday with guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson and Paul Simon.


10:30 p.m. | Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.

Thursday, Sept. 1

9:30 p.m. | On the Psychiatrist’s Couch with Dr. Daniel Amen

The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

If you could spend a day on his couch what would you learn so that you could feel happier, healthier, more focused and more connected to those you love.

In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years.


11:30 p.m. | Inside Mercy Street

Go behind the scenes of the PBS Civil War-era drama about Americans on the home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history. Donna Murphy, who stars in Mercy Street as Jane Green, the quintessential Southern matriarch, guides viewers through clips from the series, interviews with the creative team and tantalizing footage showcasing the compelling themes of this powerful new drama.

Friday, Sept. 2

7 p.m. | The Carpenters: Close to You (My Music)

This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, featuring their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," "Superstar," "Yesterday Once More," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and "We've Only Just Begun.”


8:30 p.m. | Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.


10 p.m. | Eat to Live with Joel Fuhrman, MD

Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Saturday, Sept. 3

11 a.m. | Jacques Pepin's 80th Birthday Celebration

Toast the culinary legend with chefs Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai as they prepare a celebratory feast for Pepin. During preparations, the chefs and friends share memories, anecdotes from their kitchen experiences and lots of laughs.


5 p.m. | 50s and 60s Rock Rewind (My Music)

From “Love Me Tender” to “Only You,” “Wake Up Little Suzie” to “Dream Lover” and ” Long Tall Sally” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original Sha Na Na lineup, hosts.


7 p.m. | Smart Fats to Outsmart Aging with Steven Masley, M.D.

As a physician, nutritionist and fellow with three medical organizations, Dr. Masley offers his audience proven, simple lifestyle changes to help them lose unwanted weight and keep it off, feel and look better than ever, control blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol profiles, and prevent and reverse heart disease. In a nutshell, enhancing quality of life for decades to come.

The SAD (Standard American Diet) is stealing health and aging people faster than necessary. In this program, Dr. Masley discusses the 5 major aging accelerators – mostly attributable to the SAD: inflammation, hormone imbalance, loss in muscle mass, and common nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Masley lets viewers know what they can do to stop these aging accelerators in their tracks, and in some cases reverse them; and it starts with focusing on 4 main food groups.

Viewers will also learn critical ways to measure how they’re aging, so they can slow it down ... or reverse it. And this program will provide information on the key nutrients everyone needs and the activity required to outsmart, too.


9 p.m. | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back

Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.


10:30 p.m. | 50s and 60s Rock Rewind (My Music)

From “Love Me Tender” to “Only You,” “Wake Up Little Suzie” to “Dream Lover” and ” Long Tall Sally” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original Sha Na Na lineup, hosts.

Saturday, Sept. 4

1 p.m. | 30 Days to a Younger Heart with Steven Masley, M.D.

Did you know it’s possible to make your heart 10 years younger? Regardless of your body composition, genetics, or age…you can turn back time. And when you do ... you will feel healthier, trimmer, fitter, sexier, mentally sharper and better than you have in a decade.

Does it sound too good to be true? It isn’t.

Dr. Steven Masley and his three simple steps have helped thousands of patients turn back the clock ... and reverse the onset of aging and disease.


2:30 p.m. | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back

Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.


4 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.


6 p.m. | WEIU Viewers' Choice

We'll take a look at which membership drive programming has been the most popular ... and give you one last chance to see it before the drive ends!