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NHPTV Connections Civil And Uncivil Drama On Sundays Mercy Street

Medical boundaries continue to be tested at Mansion House, even while Dr. Jedidiah Foster's absence is questioned as he secretly struggles with his morphine addiction. An unexpected visitor creates a stir at the hospital, and the Green family tries to maintain their status and property while avoiding signing the Union's loyalty oath. Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters – doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists – showing the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War.

Sundays, February 7, 14 & 21 • 10 PM on NHPTV PRIME Streaming online at

Downton Abbey 6 There are just four more episodes...this month! Then, on March 6, it's the season and series finale. But let's not think about that yet. This month, let's relish watching the newlyweds settle in as Carson discovers that his bride's cooking is a bit different than Mrs. Patmore's. And watch Edith come into her own with the magazine and Bertie...but what about Marigold? Meanwhile, the hospital feud results in an onslaught of barbs from the Dowager, Mrs. Crawley discovers she misses Lord Merton, Mary grapples with her feelings for Henry, and yes, Branson and Sybie fit right back in with the Crawley family! Downstairs, Daisy deflects a bid for romance; Thomas is pounding the pavement looking for a new position; Anna frets about a baby; and Mr. Mason settles in as the new pig farmer.

Sundays • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Finale Screening Party For Downton Abbey Join us March 6th for a FREE screening of the final episode of the series – prior to its broadcast on NHPTV and PBS. Downton Abbey-inspired 1920s attire is encouraged for this very special event. Visit for details and to RSVP.

February 2016 More NHPTV To Love

February is freezing, and by nature a month that my wife Kathy and I prefer to stay tucked in watching new and old PBS favorites. The variety of programs is fantastic as we click from NHPTV PRIME to NHPTV EXPLORE to WORLD and CREATE. If you like to keep up with public affairs and current events, WORLD is for you, too. From Newsline to America Reframed and Charlie Rose, documentaries from Independent Lens and investigative reporting from Frontline, WORLD keeps us up on local and global affairs. If you're a fan of cooking programs, gardening, home fix-it programs, or get a kick out of Bob Ross and his Joy of Painting, you probably are already a fan of CREATE. This channel is the go-to for how-to! Having trouble finding these four channels? We know it's confusing depending on your service provider. Just go to and you'll see where to tune in. On NHPTV's four channels, there's something for all of us to enjoy. Thanks to your generous support, we're able to bring entertaining and informative programs to you. Thank you. Peter Frid, NHPTV President & CEO

A Pet Love Party For Kids! Join us Saturday, February 20th for a special NHPTV KIDS Club celebration of National Love Your Pet Day! Kids, bring your parent or an adult, a picture of your beloved pet (or pets), enjoy crafts, snacks, and meet special guests from NHSPCA! Then, enjoy an episode of the new PBS KIDS show, Nature Cat, which follows Fred the house cat as he ventures into the wild outdoors for adventure and play. Visit to RSVP for this free Pet Love Party (space is limited).

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Program Top Picks Finding Your Roots

Windows To The Wild

Tuesdays • 8 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Wednesdays, February 10 & 17 • 7:30 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Black Panthers

Frontline: Chasing Heroin

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Demand for drugs in the U.S. has never been higher. Overdoses kill 40,000 people a year. Half of the country’s prison population is serving time for drug offenses. And despite the billions spent on enforcement, drugs are cheaper than ever. Through four addicts in Seattle, examine U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. unearths the family histories of influential people who shape our national identity. This month, Gates explores the ancestral trails of Richard Branson, Maya Lin, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, John McCain, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem, and many others. Each of their stories illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that make up the fabric of America.

There are two new episodes this month, sure to please bird lovers. First, host Will Lange visits Newfoundland, home of the largest population of Atlantic Puffins in North America. They breed in colonies, are excellent swimmers and are very cool! Later in the month, On the Wing presents a unique performance that highlights birds as symbols of freedom, adaptability, and the creative spirit. Watch them celebrated through music, song and storytelling.

Tuesday, February 16 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Tuesday, February 23 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Murder Of A President

Democratic Candidates Debate

Based on Candice Millard’s best-seller Destiny of the Republic, this docudrama from American Experience tells the story of James A. Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his shooting by madman Charles Guiteau. As Garfield’s life hung in the balance, the nation remained riveted to news reports, and thousands of letters of support poured in for the ailing president.

Live from Milwaukee, join the Democratic presidential nominees and PBS NewsHour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff for the first Democratic presidential debate after the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Follow all the coverage for the 2016 presidential election on the trusted PBS NewsHour, weeknights at 6 PM on NHPTV PRIME, 7 PM on NHPTV EXPLORE, and Saturdays and Sundays at 5 PM on EXPLORE.

Tuesday, February 2 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Thursday, February 11 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

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NHPTV Is On-Air • Online • In Your Community Three Exciting New NOVA Episodes Creatures Of Light

Join deep sea scientists who are investigating surprising ways to harness light—from tracking cancer cells to detecting pollution, lighting up cities, and even illuminating our brains.

Wednesday, February 3 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Memory Hackers Memory has long been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays it back intact. But now, researchers are discovering that memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others. As we discover the precise mechanisms that explain and can even control our memories, the question is — are we ready?

Wednesday, February 10 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

Iceman Reborn

See Otzi, the 5,000 year old iceman, reborn from 3D printing, resin, clay and paint. New revelations about his life and legacy come to light, including secrets hidden in his genetic code.

Wednesday, February 17 • 9 PM on NHPTV PRIME

High School Smarts In Action! This season's Granite State Challenge promises more excitement than ever as the 16 high school teams from around New Hampshire compete on a brand-new set with new angles to the game! Each match now includes a 20-point toss-up round, a high-stakes final round that deducts points for incorrect answers, and a new buzzer lock-out system. Long-time host Jim Jeannotte returns to pose the Challenge questions. And, for a fourth year, the winner of the Granite State SuperChallenge will face the winner of WGBH's High School Quiz Show in a Governor's Cup match. The Granite State teams have won two years in a row – will they make it three?! It takes a winning combination of smarts, quick buzzer reaction and teamwork to compete in Granite State Challenge. Take the Challenge along with the teams, beginning with the season premiere on February 6th! Watch all the matches online anytime at

Saturdays • 6 PM on NHPTV PRIME

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Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening - Black Panthers February 16 - Peterborough Community Theatre February 17 - Red River Theatres, Concord Special Downton Abbey Finale Screening March 6 - Rochester Opera House The Tenors: Under One Sky March 10 - Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord Big Bad Voodoo Daddy March 19 - Colonial Theatre, Keene


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February 2016

Drama Beyond The Battlefield • Sundays at 10 PM

NHPTV Connections February 2016  

New Hampshire Public Television's monthly newsletter and program guide.

NHPTV Connections February 2016  

New Hampshire Public Television's monthly newsletter and program guide.