Winter 2016 Membership Drive - Programming List

Thursday, Dec. 8

7 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.

9 p.m. | Echoes of Creation

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created this revolutionary visual-feast 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.


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.


11:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Delicious Europe

In RICK STEVES' DELICIOUS EUROPE, America's favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine — from garlicky snails and handmade mozzarella to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst and other regional specialties. He also dines on gourmet tapas in Galicia, visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of the day in Greece and sips wines from ancient vines in Burgundy.

Friday, Dec. 9

7 p.m. | Magic Moments: Best of 50s Pop

Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. The program’s mix of live performance and archival footage takes viewers back to the era’s pop music days with classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more.


9 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. | 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, Dec. 10

11 a.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.


4 p.m. | Alabama: Angels Among Us - Hymns and Gospel Favorites

One of the most acclaimed country bands of our time, the award-winning Alabama is a name synonymous with tight harmonies, chart-topping songs and the fabric of American music. Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook celebrate their love for gospel music with this special collection containing 12 songs of faith. Featuring 'Church in the Wildwood,' 'I'll Fly Away,' 'The Old Rugged Cross' and an all-new recording of their hit 'Angels Among Us,' this release captures the heart and values of the band as well as those unmistakable blends that have made them a household name for decades.


5:30 p.m. | Burt Bacharach's Best

For over half a century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Bacharach established himself in the 1960s as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music ever to grace radio, television and film.

Hosted by Robert Wagner, this first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s -1980s.


7 p.m. | Great Broadway Musical Moments From the Ed Sullivan Show

Shirley Jones presents rarely seen performances by legendary stars from Broadway’s Golden Age, including favorite songs from beloved musicals My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Camelot, Sweet Charity and more.


8:30 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.


10 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."


11:30 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.

Sunday, Dec. 11

1 p.m. | Rick Steves' Italy: Cities of Dreams

In his latest two-hour special, travel guru Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities — Rome, Venice and Florence. Starting in Florence, Rick beholds the art of Fra Angelico, Botticelli and Michelangelo before savoring a Florentine-style steak. In Rome, he ventures into the rustic neighborhoods of Trastevere and the Ghetto. In Venice, he gazes upon the splendor of the Doge before embracing the good life with a gastronomic pub crawl and a romantic gondola ride. During the breaks, Rick offers insights into Italian culture and travel.


3 p.m. | Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever

In Dr. Fuhrman’s third PBS special, you will learn why the popular fad diets out there just don’t work and can actually be very unhealthy. Dr. Fuhrman teaches you the real way to stay healthy, lose weight permanently, and end dieting forever. This is a show you can’t afford to miss!


5 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.


6 p.m. | Starlight Ballroom

Celebrate the golden era of swing with this glorious look at the orchestras, bandleaders and singers who ruled the radio and dance halls. Featuring Perry Como, Doris Day, Benny Goodman, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers and more.


8 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.

Monday, Dec. 12

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. | Christmastime in New Orleans

A festive holiday special showcasing the music, sights and internationally acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans. Taped in part at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans, the special spotlights a concert celebrating the city's vast and unique musical influences. Vibraphonist/percussionist Jason Marsalis and The NOLA Players put a new twist a variety of holiday classics. In addition, a few of the Big Easy's finest chefs discuss how and why the city's gastronomy embodies a cross section of global cultures, and demonstrate recipes typical of New Orleans at Christmastime. Also, actor and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce (HBO's Treme and The Wire) shares what makes the holidays in the Crescent City the only choice for him, and actor Jim Caviezel (CBS' Person of Interest and The Passion of the Christ) explains why this film destination is his favored "home away from home."


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.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

7 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.


9 p.m. | Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White

Miranda Esmonde-White, The New York Times best-selling author of Aging Backwards, addresses the topic of chronic pain in her new pledge special FOREVER PAINLESS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE. The program provides a groundbreaking and eye-opening education on pain and its causes, and offers a new approach to pain management. Through compelling interviews from world-renowned health professionals attesting to the power of the body to rid itself of pain with the right approach to pain relief and management, FOREVER PAINLESS presents an accessible and widely available solution to the current pain epidemic, inspiring audiences to take their health into their own hands. In addition, interviews with individuals who have cured their chronic pain through gentle, daily exercise offer audiences moving stories of those who have suffered and triumphed.


10:30 p.m. | Burt Bacharach's Best

For over half a century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Bacharach established himself in the 1960s as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music ever to grace radio, television and film.

Hosted by Robert Wagner, this first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s -1980s.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

7 p.m. | Allergy Solution with Leo Galland, MD

If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. The epidemic of allergies is bigger than you ever imagined. One billion people around the world now have allergies. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Galland reveals the shocking rise of hidden allergies that are the root cause of many mystery symptoms.

If you have ANY unexplained symptoms, like fatigue, weight gain, or pain, or complaints that don't go away, like brain fog, digestive trouble, or insomnia, you will want to watch this show.

You will be the first to learn the four HIDDEN TRUTHS about allergies that will forever change the way you think - and deal with - the allergies affecting you, your family, or loved ones. And you will also learn the astonishing facts about the relationship between allergies and weight gain.


9 p.m. | Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White

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.


10 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.

Thursday, Dec. 15

7 p.m. | Cornerstones of Rock: A Soundstage Special

Take a nostalgic trip back to the 60s and 70s with a reunion of garage bands whose rocking hits had people dancing across the U.S. Eight legendary bands, including the Buckinghams, the Ides of March and the McCoys, perform their best-known songs.


8:30 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.


10:30 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.

Friday, Dec. 16

7 p.m. | Moneytrack: Money for Life

Pam Krueger presents a "Money for Life Action Plan," which gives viewers a step-by-step strategy for building and maintaining a financially secure future for their retirement. Her co-host, comedian and actor Jack Gallagher (Curb Your Enthusiasm), lightens the mood and serves as the everyman, asking questions that are on the mind of the viewer. They also discuss the sweeping technological and regulatory changes that are currently taking place in the financial investment world. Throughout the program, interview segments are weaved in with some of the most trusted names in the field, such as: Lazetta Braxton, founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, Lou Harvey, CEO of Dalbar, and Knut Rostad, co-founder and chairman of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.


8:30 p.m. | Summer, Surf and Beach Music We Love

Celebrate the sun-drenched sounds of the greatest surf guitar rock and pop tunes by legendary artists that still ride the waves of popularity today. Listen to hits from the Beach Boys, Ventures, Drifters, Jan & Dean and more.


10 p.m. | Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White

Miranda Esmonde-White, The New York Times best-selling author of Aging Backwards, addresses the topic of chronic pain in her new pledge special FOREVER PAINLESS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE. The program provides a groundbreaking and eye-opening education on pain and its causes, and offers a new approach to pain management. Through compelling interviews from world-renowned health professionals attesting to the power of the body to rid itself of pain with the right approach to pain relief and management, FOREVER PAINLESS presents an accessible and widely available solution to the current pain epidemic, inspiring audiences to take their health into their own hands. In addition, interviews with individuals who have cured their chronic pain through gentle, daily exercise offer audiences moving stories of those who have suffered and triumphed.


11:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' Festive Europe

RICK STEVES' FESTIVE EUROPE captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly — celebrating the good life. In this lively half-hour special, Rick experiences the pleasures of Andalucia, ventures into the reveller-filled Parisian streets on Bastille Day, takes in the royal pageantry in London, wanders through a Venetian palace, runs with the bulls in Pamplona, dines at an exclusive mens' club in Basque country, embraces high culture in Vienna, enjoys the lovable chaos of Naples, and walks the final stretch of the Camino di Santiago in Spain.

Saturday, Dec. 17

10:30 a.m. | Allergy Solution with Leo Galland, MD

If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. The epidemic of allergies is bigger than you ever imagined. One billion people around the world now have allergies. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Galland reveals the shocking rise of hidden allergies that are the root cause of many mystery symptoms.

If you have ANY unexplained symptoms, like fatigue, weight gain, or pain, or complaints that don't go away, like brain fog, digestive trouble, or insomnia, you will want to watch this show.

You will be the first to learn the four HIDDEN TRUTHS about allergies that will forever change the way you think - and deal with - the allergies affecting you, your family, or loved ones. And you will also learn the astonishing facts about the relationship between allergies and weight gain.


4 p.m. | The Land with Jerry Apps

Join the author and historian for a walk in the woods, as he passes along lessons gleaned from listening to the land. With wit and wisdom inherited from his father on their Midwestern farm, Apps recalls stories that unite the generations.


5:30 p.m. | Tennessee Ernie Ford: Amazing Grace

Tennessee Ernie Ford has remained one of the most popular and beloved entertainers America and the world has ever known. Through an unparalleled career in radio, records, and television, he left an incredible legacy through his accomplishments, awards, and honors. Tennessee Ernie Ford: Amazing Grace is a music special presenting some of his best performances.


7 p.m. | California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas

Pam Krueger presents a "Money for Life Action Plan," which gives viewers a step-by-step strategy for building and maintaining a financially secure future for their retirement. Her co-host, comedian and actor Jack Gallagher (Curb Your Enthusiasm), lightens the mood and serves as the everyman, asking questions that are on the mind of the viewer. They also discuss the sweeping technological and regulatory changes that are currently taking place in the financial investment world. Throughout the program, interview segments are weaved in with some of the most trusted names in the field, such as: Lazetta Braxton, founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, Lou Harvey, CEO of Dalbar, and Knut Rostad, co-founder and chairman of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.


8:30 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).


10 p.m. | Cornerstones of Rock: A Soundstage Special

Take a nostalgic trip back to the 60s and 70s with a reunion of garage bands whose rocking hits had people dancing across the U.S. Eight legendary bands, including the Buckinghams, the Ides of March and the McCoys, perform their best-known songs.


11:30 p.m. | California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas

Pam Krueger presents a "Money for Life Action Plan," which gives viewers a step-by-step strategy for building and maintaining a financially secure future for their retirement. Her co-host, comedian and actor Jack Gallagher (Curb Your Enthusiasm), lightens the mood and serves as the everyman, asking questions that are on the mind of the viewer. They also discuss the sweeping technological and regulatory changes that are currently taking place in the financial investment world. Throughout the program, interview segments are weaved in with some of the most trusted names in the field, such as: Lazetta Braxton, founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, Lou Harvey, CEO of Dalbar, and Knut Rostad, co-founder and chairman of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.

Sunday, Dec. 18

1 p.m. | California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas

Pam Krueger presents a "Money for Life Action Plan," which gives viewers a step-by-step strategy for building and maintaining a financially secure future for their retirement. Her co-host, comedian and actor Jack Gallagher (Curb Your Enthusiasm), lightens the mood and serves as the everyman, asking questions that are on the mind of the viewer. They also discuss the sweeping technological and regulatory changes that are currently taking place in the financial investment world. Throughout the program, interview segments are weaved in with some of the most trusted names in the field, such as: Lazetta Braxton, founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, Lou Harvey, CEO of Dalbar, and Knut Rostad, co-founder and chairman of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.


2:30 p.m. | Inspire Happiness

Positive psychology authors and researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan reveal how to create happier and more positive lives. Using cutting-edge scientific research during the hour-long program, Michelle and Shawn offer easy-to-implement strategies to help viewers see the world in a more positive, constructive light.


4 p.m. | Country Pop Legends

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. | Viewers' Favorites

We'll take one last opportunity to re-air some of the most popular programming from this membership drive!