Winter 2014 Membership Drive - Remaining Programming List

Friday, Nov. 28

7 p.m. | The Big Band Years

My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.


9 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.


11 p.m. | The Big Band Years

My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.

Saturday, Nov. 29

11 a.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.


3 p.m. | JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Secret

Sugar can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ Virgin shows how to lower your sugar impact which helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, and rev up the metabolism, turning sugar burners into fat burners and promoting rapid weight loss. Dropping sugar also helps to reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start.


4:30 p.m. | Christmas on the Danube

In "Christmas on the Danube" we visit the magnificent cities along the Danube in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Again we tell you of the history of the locations we visit, and show you their Christmas markets, holiday decorations and traditions, such as the ancient tradition of Gingerbread, and the lore behind the composition of that most famous Christmas Carol, Silent Night. Classical music from the great composers of the regions we visit accompany our journey.


5 p.m. | Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw

As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the Latter Day Saint Conference Center (located in Salt Lake City, Utah), Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle features Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and internationally renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw. As a surprise guest, the Choir also welcomed Gail "Hal" Halvorsen, the well-known "Candy Bomber" of the Berlin Airlift.

Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square, these three special guests bring an unprecedented excitement to the stage that brought all in attendance to their feet more than once during the night.


6:30 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.


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

From the R&B pioneers to the pop teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America.

In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the back beat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios as they "readied for their steadies', and went from pony tails to proms. The age of innocence and adolescence created Rock and Roll's first revolution, with the songs that take us back to those happy days of the 1950s and early 1960s.


9 p.m. | Joe Bonamassa: Tour De Force - Live In London

Tour De Force - Live In London chronicles Bonamassa's atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Each individual evening was marked by a unique theme with different setlists, arrangements and ensembles providing the viewer with four unique performances.

His journey begins in the intimate setting of the 200-capacity London Borderline with a three-piece band. The result is a jammy tribute to Bonamassa's earlier career, with songs he hasn't played live in years. Next is a blues-themed night at Shepherd's Bush Empire, featuring a horns section to create a soulful, big-blues-band feel.

He then moves to the Hammersmith Apollo which opens with a short acoustic set before moving into a rock-inspired evening. Finally, at the Royal Albert Hall, Bonamassa treats the crowd to a half acoustic/half electric show of his most popular and well-known songs, featuring the acoustic band from his most recent release, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House.

Each night's performance features a different selection of songs - over 60 in total and some having never been performed live before - from his extensive career beginning with 2000's A New Day Yesterday. Unlike previous Bonamassa live concerts, which featured Eric Clapton, John Hiatt, and Paul Rodgers, Bonamassa's special guests for these four shows were not musicians, but instead, a small collection of the world's most renowned guitars: Rory Gallagher's 1961 Fender Stratocaster, Bernie Marsden's 1959 Gibson Les Paul and the Peter Greene/Gary Moore 1959 Gibson Les Paul.


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

From the R&B pioneers to the pop teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America.

In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the back beat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios as they "readied for their steadies', and went from pony tails to proms. The age of innocence and adolescence created Rock and Roll's first revolution, with the songs that take us back to those happy days of the 1950s and early 1960s.

Sunday, Nov. 30

7 p.m. | Ray Conniff Christmas Show: Here We Come A-Caroling

Experience the true spirit of a family Christmas with this special presentation of legendary arranger and band leader Ray Conniff's 1965 holiday show. Conniff and his singers go on a joyous musical ride of traditional carols & stories.


8:30 p.m. | BrainChange with David Perlmutter, M.D.

BrainChange reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.


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.

Monday, Dec. 1

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. | Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw

As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the Latter Day Saint Conference Center (located in Salt Lake City, Utah), Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle features Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and internationally renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw. As a surprise guest, the Choir also welcomed Gail "Hal" Halvorsen, the well-known "Candy Bomber" of the Berlin Airlift.

Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square, these three special guests bring an unprecedented excitement to the stage that brought all in attendance to their feet more than once during the night.


10:30 p.m. | Ray Conniff Christmas Show: Here We Come A-Caroling

Experience the true spirit of a family Christmas with this special presentation of legendary arranger and band leader Ray Conniff's 1965 holiday show. Conniff and his singers go on a joyous musical ride of traditional carols & stories.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

7 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.


8:30 p.m. | Surviving Prostate Cancer

This year an estimated 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Upwards of 400,000 more men will be diagnosed with prostatitis, a known precursor to prostate cancer. Once diagnosed with prostate disease, the aggressive, conventional medical treatments are typically presented by the doctors as the only available option, often with a sense of urgency that discourages any other treatment considerations. This documentary challenges this automatic formula for treatment.

After having been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer following a biopsy, 61 year old documentary producer Peter Starr, not liking the rate of success projected, or the potentially life-changing side-effects of the radical prostatectomy that was being offered by his urologist, began studying more natural, less invasive options.

Following five years of study, and applying what he had learned to his own life, Starr began production of this ground breaking documentary. It took him to 8 countries on 3 continents, interviewing 56 doctors who shared the truth about natural healing and prostate cancer. These interviews provided the backbone of this production and endorsed the treatment that Starr had himself adopted.


10 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.


10:30 p.m. | BrainChange with David Perlmutter, M.D.

BrainChange reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

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

From the R&B pioneers to the pop teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America.

In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the back beat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios as they "readied for their steadies', and went from pony tails to proms. The age of innocence and adolescence created Rock and Roll's first revolution, with the songs that take us back to those happy days of the 1950s and early 1960s.


9 p.m. | John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)

The greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era! Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe in Magic"), FOLK REWIND features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.

The program features Pete Seeger and Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte’s hit "Jamaica Farewell," Trini Lopez’s rendition of "If I Had a Hammer," Rod McKuen’s classic "Seasons in the Sun," Bobby Darin’s heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom" and many, many more.


11 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.

Thursday, Dec. 4

7 p.m. | JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Secret

Sugar can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ Virgin shows how to lower your sugar impact which helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, and rev up the metabolism, turning sugar burners into fat burners and promoting rapid weight loss. Dropping sugar also helps to reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start.


9 p.m. | Red Rock Serenade

A symphony of world class images from the West's red rock country, combined with music from some of the world's best loved classical composers.


10 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. | Classical Rewind (My Music)

From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites. The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. Classical Rewind explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.

Friday, Dec. 5

7 p.m. | Fast Metabolism Revolution with Haylie Pomroy

THE FAST METABOLISM REVOLUTION! is a 60-minute public television pledge special designed to help people change their lives for the better. It's designed for people who live in the real world with real world stresses and challenges. It's really unusual because in it Haylie actually encourages people to get healthy by eating more food -- not less!


8:30 p.m. | 50s and 60s Rock Rewind (My Music)

From the R&B pioneers to the pop teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America.

In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the back beat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios as they "readied for their steadies', and went from pony tails to proms. The age of innocence and adolescence created Rock and Roll's first revolution, with the songs that take us back to those happy days of the 1950s and early 1960s.


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

THE FAST METABOLISM REVOLUTION! is a 60-minute public television pledge special designed to help people change their lives for the better. It's designed for people who live in the real world with real world stresses and challenges. It's really unusual because in it Haylie actually encourages people to get healthy by eating more food -- not less!

Saturday, Dec. 6

11:30 a.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.


3:30 p.m. | Healing ADD with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen

ADD or ADHD is a national health crisis that continues to grow-yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Kids and adults are put on powerful stimulant medications in short office visits without any biological information, and the stories of these medications hurting children and adults are common and persistent. In this national public television program, psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife nurse Tana Amen take a completely new look at ADD and explain 7 unique types based on the extensive brain imaging work of the Amen Clinics on tens of thousands of ADD patients.

Treating all people with ADD the same invites failure and frustration and can be a disaster, as the traditional treatments that make two of the types better can make the other 5 types worse. The show is divided into three parts. In Part One, the myths and misconceptions about ADD will be discussed as well as the hallmark ADD symptoms. In Part Two, the 7 different types of ADD will be described in detail. And, in Part Three Dr. and Mrs. Amen we'll give you a clear method for Healing ADD, including the best natural treatments. They are not opposed to medication, but think it's smart to start with lifestyle and natural treatments first.


5:30 p.m. | Burt Bacharach's Best (My Music Presents)

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. Beginning his career as an accompanist to legendary actress-singer Marlene Dietrich, Bacharach in the 1960s established himself as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music to ever grace radio, television and film. This first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach's hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s. Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with songstress Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "Anyone Who Had A Heart," "I Say A Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"). British-born Dusty Springfield enjoyed Bacharach hits with the wistful "Wishin' & Hopin'" and the seductive "The Look Of Love" while Tom Jones popularized the playful "What's New Pussycat?" The smashes continued in the seventies when The Carpenters reached #1 with "(They Long To Be) Close To You," following another chart-topper, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," the Oscar-winning tune sung by B.J. Thomas in the film Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. "Suave and debonair" Austin Powers #2, aka film and tv start Robert Wagner is our guide for this special. From his much loved series Hart to Hart, Robert brings his distinctively smooth charm and classy style of his characters to the role of host for this first-time, all archival compilation of Burt Bacharach's music and melodies. The pledge breaks are co-hosted by the beloved tv and recording star Marilyn McCoo, originally with the Fifth Dimension, who shined as a soloist on Burt and Hal's signature torch number "One Less Bell To Answer."


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. | Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

The famed live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar - Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Originally recorded for the Canadian television program In Session in 1983, this was a historic meeting of two artists that has proven to be a very special moment of time in the careers of each musician.


11 p.m. | The Grateful Dead - Dead Ahead

The luminous performances on Dead Ahead, filmed on Oct. 30 and 31 of 1980, captured the Dead at a moment of transformation, when the band took a reckoning of their history through the lens of a marathon run of shows.

Recorded in one of the wonders of the modern world - Radio City Music Hall - the performances on Dead Ahead marked the culmination of a month long musical odyssey in San Francisco and New York City during which the band stretched the boundaries of over 100 songs, from the newly written "Lost Sailor" to jug-band tunes they played in coffeehouses like "Monkey and the Engineer."

Sunday, Dec. 7

4 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.


6 p.m. | Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York

The essence of the city during the most wonderful time of year is captured in a series of intimate and unique musical performances on Christmas in New York. For this holiday special, American soprano Renee Fleming and special guests bring the iconic Christmas season in New York to homes across America. Live musical performances, interviews and scenes filmed around the city during the holidays make this an unforgettable musical experience.


7 p.m. | The Big Band Years

My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.


9 p.m. | Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food & Family

Gather around the table to learn why eating with family and friends is not only fun, but important for health and well-being, and can create lasting bonds between the generations. Experts from the food and medical worlds offer demonstrations of terrific, easy-to-make recipes, tips on enjoyable and stress-free ways to prepare meals, and the latest research on the benefits of eating together.

Monday, Dec. 8

7 p.m. | Fast Metabolism Revolution with Haylie Pomroy

THE FAST METABOLISM REVOLUTION! is a 60-minute public television pledge special designed to help people change their lives for the better. It's designed for people who live in the real world with real world stresses and challenges. It's really unusual because in it Haylie actually encourages people to get healthy by eating more food -- not less!


8:30 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 new music special presenting some of his best performances.


10 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. | Classical Rewind (My Music)

From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites. The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. Classical Rewind explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

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.


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.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

7 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.


8:30 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.


11 p.m. | Red Rock Serenade

A symphony of world class images from the West's red rock country, combined with music from some of the world's best loved classical composers.

Thursday, Dec. 11

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.


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

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Home For Christmas reveals for Celtic Woman what will be their newest chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. Home For Christmas stars vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt, performing timeless holiday favorites ("Silent Night, " I'll Be Home For Christmas," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Joy To The World") with their signature Celtic twist under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. Home For Christmas, directed by Russell Thomas and filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre, is both a visual and aural feast. Complimented by Ireland's finest musicians comprised of a 36-piece orchestra and the 40-member Philharmonic Choir, this large-scale production promises to be a moving and festive celebration of the music cherished for generations.


10 p.m. | Healing ADD with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen

ADD or ADHD is a national health crisis that continues to grow-yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Kids and adults are put on powerful stimulant medications in short office visits without any biological information, and the stories of these medications hurting children and adults are common and persistent. In this national public television program, psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife nurse Tana Amen take a completely new look at ADD and explain 7 unique types based on the extensive brain imaging work of the Amen Clinics on tens of thousands of ADD patients.

Treating all people with ADD the same invites failure and frustration and can be a disaster, as the traditional treatments that make two of the types better can make the other 5 types worse. The show is divided into three parts. In Part One, the myths and misconceptions about ADD will be discussed as well as the hallmark ADD symptoms. In Part Two, the 7 different types of ADD will be described in detail. And, in Part Three Dr. and Mrs. Amen we'll give you a clear method for Healing ADD, including the best natural treatments. They are not opposed to medication, but think it's smart to start with lifestyle and natural treatments first.

Friday, Dec. 12

7 p.m. | 50s and 60s Party Songs

As the Master of the "The Twist", along with his other dance hits including "Let's Twist Again", "Pony Time" and "Limbo Rock", Chubby Checker comes to the MY MUSIC stage for the first time ever to present the #1 dance of all time (1960 & 1962's "The Twist"). The show and pledge event present original archival performances from the 1950s and 1960s that had American teens dancing in the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring dance and party tunes from rock pioneers including Bill Haley and Little Richard to frat rock bands The Kingsmen and Tommy James and The Shondells, with Motown masters and more.


9 p.m. | Drop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! with JJ Virgin

In this new pledge special introducing JJ Virgin, one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, she describes how food intolerance can be the root cause of inability to lose weight and the direct cause of a myriad of ailments that plague the average American.

Food intolerance isn’t a fixed condition, it’s more of a dynamic response. By removing the foods that are often the culprits in food intolerance, in just 21 days, you will be able to discover a path to better health and be able to lose weight and keep it off. She also offers that weight loss will occur during the very first week!

There are seven foods most responsible for most of the problem. They are working against you and, in subtle ways, prevent you from sleeping well, losing weight, looking and feeling your best. The more trouble you’ve had losing weight, the more likely it is that food intolerance is your problem.

JJ discusses how to recognize the effects of the seven top offenders and how to eliminate their destructive effect on your body’s systems. On her revolutionary regimen, dieters won’t feel hungry or deprived, they will just feel better.

Internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning success stories.


10:30 p.m. | Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Home For Christmas reveals for Celtic Woman what will be their newest chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. Home For Christmas stars vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt, performing timeless holiday favorites ("Silent Night, " I'll Be Home For Christmas," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Joy To The World") with their signature Celtic twist under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. Home For Christmas, directed by Russell Thomas and filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre, is both a visual and aural feast. Complimented by Ireland's finest musicians comprised of a 36-piece orchestra and the 40-member Philharmonic Choir, this large-scale production promises to be a moving and festive celebration of the music cherished for generations.

Saturday, Dec. 13

11 a.m. | JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Secret

Sugar can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ Virgin shows how to lower your sugar impact which helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, and rev up the metabolism, turning sugar burners into fat burners and promoting rapid weight loss. Dropping sugar also helps to reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start.


2:30 p.m. | Rick Steves' European Christmas

After producing a hundred of his travel shows, Rick Steves and his public television crew finally celebrated Christmas in Europe. Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas.

From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, this special gets you down on the carpet with wide-eyed children, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and all her secrets. You'll experience traditional European Christmas like never before: from flaming puddings and minced pies in jolly old England to angelic girls' choirs sporting flickering crowns of candles in Olso. From grandpa reading the Bible high in Switzerland to the pope in a jam-packed St. Peter's basilica for midnight Mass.

Above all, you'll be treated to traditional European holiday music -- unfamiliar to most American ears -- performed by families and choirs in their homes, chapels and cathedrals.


4:30 p.m. | Ray Conniff Christmas Show: Here We Come A-Caroling

Experience the true spirit of a family Christmas with this special presentation of legendary arranger and band leader Ray Conniff's 1965 holiday show. Conniff and his singers go on a joyous musical ride of traditional carols & stories.


6 p.m. | Victor Borge: Comedy in Music

This new Victor Borge television special features his recently re-discovered funniest and most memorable skits - a truly unparalleled collection not to be missed. Rare archival footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show (not seen in more than 40 years!), a classic hilarious performance from Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugural celebration from the White House, and touching, heart-felt reminiscences by his five children to their favorite Borge routines.


7:30 p.m. | 60s Pop, Rock and Soul (My Music)

60s POP, ROCK & SOUL: MY MUSIC is a concert hosted by beloved icons Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits ("I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am") and Davy Jones of The Monkees ("Daydream Believer"). The special features hits and favorites of the AM radio era: Paul Revere & The Raiders ("Kicks"), Gary Lewis & The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring"), The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"), The Ventures ("Hawaii Five-O"), Question Mark & The Mysterians ("96 Tears") and Jefferson Starship ("Somebody to Love"). Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change - sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations.


9:30 p.m. | 50s and 60s Party Songs

As the Master of the "The Twist", along with his other dance hits including "Let's Twist Again", "Pony Time" and "Limbo Rock", Chubby Checker comes to the MY MUSIC stage for the first time ever to present the #1 dance of all time (1960 & 1962's "The Twist"). The show and pledge event present original archival performances from the 1950s and 1960s that had American teens dancing in the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring dance and party tunes from rock pioneers including Bill Haley and Little Richard to frat rock bands The Kingsmen and Tommy James and The Shondells, with Motown masters and more.


11:30 p.m. | Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

The famed live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar - Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Originally recorded for the Canadian television program In Session in 1983, this was a historic meeting of two artists that has proven to be a very special moment of time in the careers of each musician.

Sunday, Dec. 14

4 p.m. | The Big Band Years

My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.


6 p.m. | Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk

Antiques Roadshow has more appraisals than ever to share from the 8 cities it visited during its newly-expanded Season 18 tour. The first hour of Junk in the Trunk 4 is an all new episode with appraisals from Roadshow's 2014 season, including a Steiff Pushmi-Pullyu Doctor Dolittle character, ca. 1967, acquired at a PBS auction in 1968; a Pablo Picasso linocut, ca. 1950, discovered in a basement; and a pair of Italian carved door panels, ca. 1550, purchased at an estate sale for $500 and now valued at $20,000 to $30,000.


7:30 p.m. | Viewers' Choice



10:30 p.m. | Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk

Antiques Roadshow has more appraisals than ever to share from the 8 cities it visited during its newly-expanded Season 18 tour. The first hour of Junk in the Trunk 4 is an all new episode with appraisals from Roadshow's 2014 season, including a Steiff Pushmi-Pullyu Doctor Dolittle character, ca. 1967, acquired at a PBS auction in 1968; a Pablo Picasso linocut, ca. 1950, discovered in a basement; and a pair of Italian carved door panels, ca. 1550, purchased at an estate sale for $500 and now valued at $20,000 to $30,000.