Winter 2017 Membership Drive - Programming List

Wednesday, Dec. 13

7 p.m. | Alan Jackson: Precious Memories

Taped live at the historic Ryman Auditorium, "The Mother Church Of Country Music," in Nashville, Tennessee, Alan Jackson delivers a powerful performance featuring songs from his very personal release Precious Memories. Showcasing his heartfelt renditions of some of the most popular hymns of the church including "How Great Thou Art," "In The Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross" and more, the release also features exclusive interviews with Alan, his mother and wife as he reflects on his musical roots.


8:30 p.m. | Brainfit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel and Tana Amen

In this fun, engaging program, Dr. and Mrs. Amen count down their top 50 ways to grow your brain. If you do just a few of these … you can think and feel better in a very short period of time. None of the strategies they’ll teach you are difficult.

The program will be divided into three parts

  • In Part One you’ll learn 20 simple, practical ways to boost your brain.
  • In Part Two you’ll learn the Amens’ 20 best food and supplement recommendations.
  • In Part Three, they give you the 10 daily habits to keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life.

10 p.m. | Christmas with Daniel O'Donnell

Join O’Donnell and special guests for a winter wonderland of yuletide carols and seasonal favorites in this concert filmed in Dublin. Guests include Mary Duff, the Billie Barry Kids and the renowned Kilkenny Presentation Choir.

Thursday, Dec. 14

7 p.m. | No Grain, No Pain with Dr. Peter Osborne

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and, all too often, doctors turn to the same solution: painkilling drugs. But all of this medication simply isn’t helping, and as Dr. Peter Osborne, an authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies has found, the real solution often lies in what you eat. In No Grain, No Pain, Dr. Osborne shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. But he also offers practical steps to find relief.

Using his drug-free, easy-to-implement plan, you will be able to eliminate all sources of gluten and gluten-like substances, and begin leading a healthier, happier life.


8:30 p.m. | Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this musical enchantment from the popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, the moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre.


10 p.m. | Brainfit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel and Tana Amen

In this fun, engaging program, Dr. and Mrs. Amen count down their top 50 ways to grow your brain. If you do just a few of these … you can think and feel better in a very short period of time. None of the strategies they’ll teach you are difficult.

The program will be divided into three parts

  • In Part One you’ll learn 20 simple, practical ways to boost your brain.
  • In Part Two you’ll learn the Amens’ 20 best food and supplement recommendations.
  • In Part Three, they give you the 10 daily habits to keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life.

Friday, Dec. 15

7 p.m. | Emmylou Harris: At the Ryman

Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Harris and her acoustic band the Nash Ramblers in a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.


8:30 p.m. | Journey in Concert: Houston

Celebrate one of rock’s most enduring bands at the height of their popularity in this 1981 concert, featuring some of their greatest hits: “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Lights,” “Wheel in the Sky” and more.


10 p.m. | No Grain, No Pain with Dr. Peter Osborne

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and, all too often, doctors turn to the same solution: painkilling drugs. But all of this medication simply isn’t helping, and as Dr. Peter Osborne, an authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies has found, the real solution often lies in what you eat. In No Grain, No Pain, Dr. Osborne shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. But he also offers practical steps to find relief.

Using his drug-free, easy-to-implement plan, you will be able to eliminate all sources of gluten and gluten-like substances, and begin leading a healthier, happier life.

Saturday, Dec. 16

9 a.m. | Sewing With Nancy: Change-Up Patchwork

Join host Nancy Zieman as she demonstrates to how create simple quilt blocks-the 4-patch, 9-patch, and square-within-the-square- then change up the arrangements, sizes, and colors to achieve nine modern quilt projects. Nancy shares quilting tips that save time, make quilting more enjoyable, and achieve terrific results.


11 a.m. | Joy Bauer's From Junk Food to Joy Food

Learn the secret to enjoying all your favorite foods while still losing weight, alleviating arthritis pain, boosting energy, enhancing heart health, normalizing blood pressure, flattening tummies, minimizing wrinkles and more.


1 p.m. | Rick Steves' Heart of Italy

In RICK STEVES' HEART OF ITALY, Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland — the place where la dolce vita is a way of life. In Umbria, he connects with rustic, traditional culture: sleeping at an agriturismo (a farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made (and eaten), and hiking down into ancient and fragrant wine cellars. Fishing for anchovies, sipping wine out of rustic barrels, bringing flowers to hilltop cemeteries, and savoring twinkling Mediterranean vistas, Rick visits his favorite stretch of Mediterranean coastline. From hill towns to harbors, and from vino rosso to Giotto, RICK STEVES' HEART OF ITALY savors the good life in the Italian heartland.


3 p.m. | The Carpenters: Christmas Memories

The all-new program focuses entirely on the Carpenters' perennially popular Christmas music offering favorites "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas," and more.


4 p.m. | The Patient's Playbook with Leslie Michelson

Join medical case management expert Leslie Michelson to discover the roadmap that every American needs to get the best medical care possible. This step-by-step practical guide provides life-saving strategies and empowering decision-making tools.


7 p.m. | Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville

A variety show with the Nashville songwriter, Hall of Fame member, Nashville Cat Musician, arranger and artist Ray Stevens featuring hundreds of multi-talented/famous guest appearances.

There's music, humor and insightful evergreen conversation that takes the viewer behind-the-scenes and tells the backstories of the hits, as well as the artists and the writers who brought them to us.


8:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Great German Cities

In this special, travel expert Rick Steves explores five of Germany's most important cities: Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Nürnberg. From Baroque palaces to stunning modern skyscrapers, and from riverside promenades to rowdy beer halls, these cities are wonderful places to explore the country's fascinating culture.


10:30 p.m. | The Carpenters: Christmas Memories

The all-new program focuses entirely on the Carpenters' perennially popular Christmas music offering favorites "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas," and more.

Sunday, Dec. 17

1 p.m. | You Are The Universe with Deepak Chopra

You Are the Universe literally means what it says - each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself.


3 p.m. | Barns: An Illinois Story

Producer Oliver Peng traveled the length and breadth of Illinois to capture glorious images of barns in Champaign, Piatt, McDonough, and Peoria counties, to name just a few. Interviews with barn owners and restorers are interspersed with breathtaking time-lapse videography, aerial footage, and mini camera shots to give you a new perspective on these familiar structures.


4 p.m. | Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD

In this program, award-winning psychiatrist, neuroscientist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you. We’re going to talk about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it’s headed for trouble. This very simple idea to strengthen your memory is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy your brain. Most of these risk factors are either preventable or treatable.


6 p.m. | Alan Jackson: Precious Memories

Taped live at the historic Ryman Auditorium, "The Mother Church Of Country Music," in Nashville, Tennessee, Alan Jackson delivers a powerful performance featuring songs from his very personal release Precious Memories. Showcasing his heartfelt renditions of some of the most popular hymns of the church including "How Great Thou Art," "In The Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross" and more, the release also features exclusive interviews with Alan, his mother and wife as he reflects on his musical roots.


7:30 p.m. | Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville

A variety show with the Nashville songwriter, Hall of Fame member, Nashville Cat Musician, arranger and artist Ray Stevens featuring hundreds of multi-talented/famous guest appearances.

There's music, humor and insightful evergreen conversation that takes the viewer behind-the-scenes and tells the backstories of the hits, as well as the artists and the writers who brought them to us.


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. | Alan Jackson: Precious Memories

Taped live at the historic Ryman Auditorium, "The Mother Church Of Country Music," in Nashville, Tennessee, Alan Jackson delivers a powerful performance featuring songs from his very personal release Precious Memories. Showcasing his heartfelt renditions of some of the most popular hymns of the church including "How Great Thou Art," "In The Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross" and more, the release also features exclusive interviews with Alan, his mother and wife as he reflects on his musical roots.