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Always Compelling Despite our unassuming appearance, you’ll always find quality content and thrilling stories on Public Media North Carolina. This month, Aidan Turner stars in the suspenseful, new miniseries And Then There Was None, inspired by the Agatha Christie classic, premiering Saturday, December 8, at 10 PM, on your PBS & More channel, UNC-TV!


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UNC-TV’s 24/7 Kids Channel ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT 6 AM Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman 6:30 Cyberchase 7:00   Read-a-roo’s Block Party— Clifford the Big Red Dog (weekends, until 10 AM)   Read-a-roo’s Holiday Block Party (12/22-12/23, until 10 AM)   Read-a-roo’s Winter Season Block Party (12/29-12/30, until 10 AM) 7:30 WordGirl 8:00 Arthur 9:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 9:30 Sesame Street DV 10:00 Peg + Cat 10:30 Super WHY!

LISTINGS KEY:  TV U  NC-TV PBS & More  NC  N  orth Carolina Channel Stories with a Local Accent  EX U  NC-EX The Explorer Channel DV Descriptive Video Service COLOR U  NC-TV productions & local interest Shaded programs indicate Joy of Giving specials. PLEASE NOTE: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of CenterPiece, on-air announcements, updates at unctv.org and posts to social media provide the latest scheduling information. Some program start and end times can vary slightly from our listings. Add at least five minutes when recording your favorite shows.

1:00 Clifford’s Puppy Days 1 11:30 Caillou Noon Sid the Science Kid 12:30 WordWorld 1:00 Peep & the Big Wide World   Read-a-roo’s Block Party— Clifford the Big Red Dog (weekends, until 4 PM)  Read-a-roo’s Holiday Block Party (12/22-12.23, until 4 PM)   Read-a-roo’s Winter Season Block Party (12/29-12/30, until 4 PM)

1:30 Super WHY! DV 2:00 Sesame Street DV 2:30 Dinosaur Train DV 3:30 Splash & Bubbles 4:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV 5:00 Pinkalicious & Peterrific 6 PM Nature Cat 7:00 Wild Kratts 8:00 Odd Squad 9:00 Arthur DV 10:00 Sesame Street DV 10:30 Dinosaur Train DV 11:30 Splash & Bubbles 12 M Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV 1:00 Pinkalicious & Peterrific 2:00 Nature Cat 3:00 Wild Kratts 4:00 Odd Squad DV 5:00 Arthur DV

LET’S GO LUNA! LUNA’S CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD Saturday, December 22, at 9 AM, on UNC-TV! Luna and friends Andy, Carmen and Leo are on the move in this lively, global holiday adventure. But when their parents’ performance troupe, Circo Fabuloso, gets stuck at the South Pole on Christmas Eve, the kids worry that Santa will never find them!

CLIFFORD + BIG HOLIDAY FUN! Weekends, at 7 AM & 1 PM This month it’s non-stop fun from the best PBS KIDS shows on Read-a-roo’s Block Party! Catch Clifford the Big Red Dog, along with all his people and pet friends, delighting during December’s first two weekends. Then, December 22 and 23, join us for a super special Holiday Block Party, with a healthy helping of happy holiday shows from all your favorite characters! Finally, December 29 and 30, get ready for some cold we ather favorites on Read-a-roo’s Winter Season Block Party!

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evening&weekend listings Noon  NC  Growing a Greener World Northwest Garden 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Manifesto: One Couple’s Neighborhood DV Quest To Create a  NC  Biographical ConverSustainable Landscape sations with Jesse Helms  EX Smart Travels— Part 2 of 3 Europe with Rudy Maxa  EX Carolina Renaissance Europe Outdoor Journal 12:30  TV Peter, Paul & Mary Bass’n with Frogs at Newport 1963-65 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Catch never-before-seen Neighborhood DV CAMPAIGN performances by the  EX Carolina folk legends. Through Outdoor Journal  NC  This American Land Big Reds Wednesday, Red Snapper/Habitat for 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV December 5 Birds/Water Quality for Kids  NC  Carolina  EX In the Americas Outdoor Journal with David Yetman Bass’n with Frogs  NC  Muse Pernambuco:  EX Exploring Frank Thompson: Brazil’s Other Carnival North Carolina NC Silent Film 1:00  NC  Exploring Forgotten Kingdom  EX New Scandinavian North Carolina 7:30  TV Dinosaur Train DV Cooking Water in NC: Yesterday,  NC  Carolina Yesterday’s Food Today & Tomorrow, Part 2 Outdoor Journal for the Future  EX Travelscope Big Reds 10:30  NC  A Craftsman’s Legacy The Cook Islands:  EX Exploring The Blacksmith Cultural Paradise DV North Carolina  EX How To Cook Well 1:30  NC  My Home, NC Stuck in Clay with Rory O’Connell Jones’ BBQ/Mitchell’s 8:00  TV Pinkalicious Scrambled Eggs with Clothing/Artivist & Peterrific DV Smoked Salmon  EX Burt Wolf:  NC  Exploring Travels & Traditions North Carolina The Road to Ruin Water in NC: Yesterday, 2:00  TV Doo Wop Today & Tomorrow, Part 4 Generations  EX North Carolina The Duprees, Kenny Vance Weekend & the Planotones and more Deborah Holt Noel shows performers pass the torch what’s up this weekend. to the new generation. 8:20  EX Sci NC—Shorts  NC  First in Future New Approach to Leslie Boney of the InstiBee Health tute for Emerging Issues 8:30  TV Curious George DV engages leaders in topics  NC  My Home, NC affecting our state. Mama Dip/Coming of  EX Globe Trekker the Shad/Land of Oz/ Papua New Guinea Islands Banjo Earth 2:30  NC  Growing Bolder  EX Sci NC The Magic of Mentoring Think Small 3:00  NC  To the Contrary 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV with Bonnie Erbé Discover a Healthy Brain—Happy  NC  North Carolina Life with Dr. Suzuki, Saturday, National TV’s only womenWeekend December 1, at 11 AM, on UNC-TV. centered news analysis  EX Great Continental show tackles hot topics. Railway Journeys 11:00  TV Healthy Brain—  EX Engadin— Transylvania to the Happy Life with Dr. Suzuki Switzerland’s Wilderness Black Sea Premiere! Find new ways Discover the country’s 9:20  NC  Sci NC—Shorts to think about brain health lone wildlife reserve, New Approach to and happiness with Neurofounded in 1914. Bee Health scientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki. 3:30  NC  Firing Line with 9:30  TV Nature Cat  NC  The Woodwright’s Margaret Hoover  NC  Our State Shop with Roy Underhill Bright minds and fresh Coast Protectors/Jackson Joiner’s Tool Chest, Part 1 voices debate challenges House/Jim McPhail DV facing our nation. 10:00  TV Aging Backwards 2:  EX Taste of History 4:00  NC  FRONT ROW Connective Tissue Rochambeau’s with Marc Rotterman Revealed with Revolutionary Road The political analyst and his Miranda Esmonde-White 11:30  NC  The Woodwright’s guests discuss public affairs Discover the vital tissue Shop with Roy Underhill and policy issues. surrounding every muscle, Joiner’s Tool Chest, Part 2  EX History Detectives nerve, cell, bone and organ. DV Heroism on a Forbidden  EX Lidia’s Kitchen Hawaiian Island Heartwarming Favorites

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visit unctv.org  EX Are We There Yet? Ireland Blarney Castle & Gardens 7:30  NC  Songwriters Jim Weatherly 8:00  TV ‘60s Generation Experience essential folk rock, R&B and pop 1965-69.  NC  Song of the Mountains Tribute & Memorial to Miss Dixie Hall  EX Outback The Kimberley Comes Alive 9:00  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Connect Beyond the Page Festival Artists Journey through Irish ages as Rhythm  EX Wonders of Mexico of the Dance premieres Saturday, Forests of the Maya December 1, at 4:30 PM, on UNC-TV. 9:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground 4:30  TV Rhythm of the Dance Rev Osagyefo Sekou Journey through the ages 10:00  TV Dionne Warwick: with exhilarating dancers, Then Came You musicians and singers. Sing along as the legend  NC  NC SPIN performs some of her clas Join Tom Campbell and sics in dazzling fashion. his guests for informative,  NC  Sun Studio Sessions balanced debate. J.D. McPherson 5:00  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Ancient Weekend Invisible Cities Gain insights about the Athens week’s issues. 10:30  NC  Lowertown Line  EX David Attenborough’s Music by Black Diet Natural Curiosities 11:00  NC  Austin City Limits A Curious Twist Cyndi Lauper 5:30  NC  Washington Week  EX Globe Trekker Leading journalists analyze Art Trails of the major news and events. French Riviera  EX Nature’s Microworlds Monterey Bay 2 SUNDAY 6 PM  TV Celtic Woman: Ancient Land 6 AM  TV Nature Cat Premiere! Enjoy stunning  NC  Closer to Truth new music from Ireland’s Is the Multiverse Real? beautiful Johnstown Castle.  EX History Detectives  NC  Classic Gospel Heroism on a Forbidden Mark Lowry: Hawaiian Island Dogs Go to Heaven 6:30  TV Wild Kratts  EX Nature’s Treasure  NC  Education Matters Islands: A Journey to the Learn about key issues UK Overseas Territories affecting education in NC. Fragments of Paradise: 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV Caribbean, Mediterranean  NC  Firing Line with & the Future Margaret Hoover 7:00  NC  Songs at the Center  EX Antiques Roadshow Grammy Winner Don Charleston, Part 3 Henry/Anne E. DeChant/ 7:30  TV Bob the Builder DV Craig Carothers

 NC  Consuelo Mack WealthTrack Get advice for managing investments. 8:00  TV Curious George  NC  Carolina Business Review Chris William and his guests discuss business news in the Carolinas.  EX Genealogy Roadshow Los Angeles 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour HVAC of the Future/ Stone Walkway  NC  Washington Week  EX 10 Streets that Changed America Tour engineering feats under our feet. 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII Learn about the 550,000 brave Jewish Americans who served in WWII.  NC  NC SPIN  EX 10 Modern Marvels that Changed America Take a whirlwind tour of engineering feats that made our civilization possible. 10:30  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Kathleen Burkinshaw— The Last Cherry Blossom 11:00  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Tracy K. Smith/David Lang/ Mike Eagle  EX 10 Monuments that Changed America Tour wholly original monuments and explore their surprising stories. 11:30  NC  Story in the Public Square Dan Barry Noon  TV The Best of Trains Around North America Relive unforgettable historic and scenic tourist railroads.  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal River Flounder  EX Travelscope Easter Island: Mysteries & Myths DV 12:30  NC  Legends of Airpower Eileen Collins  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Making a Restaurant, Part 2 Enjoy timeless classics from enchanting Wexford, Ireland, on the premiere of Celtic Woman: Ancient Land, Saturday, December 1, at 6 PM, on UNC-TV. December | 5


evening&weekend listings 1:00  NC  Song of the Mountains Tribute & Memorial to Miss Dixie Hall  EX 800 Words George and Arlo launch a cunning plan to return Shay from Sydney. 1:20  EX North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Zuma Coffee 2:00  TV Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here Enjoy this classic 1989 concert from Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre.  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Connect Beyond the Page Festival Artists  EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece Louisa’s landlady turns hostile. 2:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground Rev Osagyefo Sekou 3:00  NC  Sun Studio Sessions J.D. McPherson  EX Death in Paradise Murder on the Day of the Dead 3:30  NC  Lowertown Line Music by Black Diet 4:00  TV Ken Burns: The Civil War Take an in-depth look at the landmark documentary on its 25th anniversary.  NC  Austin City Limits Cyndi Lauper  EX Father Brown The Face of the Enemy 5:00  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX Great Performances at the Met: Tosca Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star in the Puccini’s classic. 5:30  TV Concert for George Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty lead this 2002 concert celebration of George Harrison’s life.  NC  BBC Newsnight Get comprehensive coverage of international news & current events. 6 PM  NC  Black Issues Forum Raleigh Alumnae’s 80 Years of Impact 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Tommy J. Curry/Venus E. Evans-Winters/Njera Keith 7:00  NC  African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) DV

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See this American blues-rocker reach across the pond on Joe Bonamassa— British Blues Explosion Live, Monday, December 3, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

7:30  EX Voices for Freedom: The Hyers Sisters’ Legacy Discover these AfricanAmerican opera prodigies from the 1870s and ‘80s. 8:00  TV Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Enjoy stunning new music from Ireland’s beautiful Johnstown Castle.  NC  Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Samuel L. Jackson hosts an all-star tribute to the star singer/songwriter.  EX Nature Snow Bears DV 9:00  EX Great Polar Bear Feast Witness a feast of whale remains near the frozen Arctic village of Kaktovik. 9:30  NC  Crown on the Mall: Designing the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture Take an inside look at this 400,000 square foot structure on the National Mall in Washington, DC. 10:00  TV Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III Follow the hitmaker’s smash 2012 return to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.  NC  African-American Museum Explore the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture.  EX Glacier Park’s Night of the Grizzlies Survivors and witnesses recall a deadly bear attack on campers in 1967. 11:00  NC  Our State Lighter than Air/Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies 11:30  NC  My Home, NC Watson Brown/Davian Robinson/Kudzu Goat Gang  EX REEL SOUTH Red Wolf Revival

3 MONDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Get in-depth analyses of current events.  NC  BBC World News America Katty Kay shares unique global perspectives.  EX 10 Monuments that Changed America Explore surprising stories behind wholly American favorites. 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report Seasoned reporters review financial news. 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Amsterdam 7:30  TV A Chef’s Life Two-mato  EX Beyond Your Backyard The Bahamas 8:00  TV Joe Bonamassa— British Blues Explosion Live This contemporary guitar hero pays homage to British blues rock guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.  NC  Exploring North Carolina Works in Progress  EX Midsomer Murders Not in My Back Yard, Part 1 8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Little Mountains 9:00  NC  Neanderthal Actor Andy Serkis helps experts create a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal.  EX Bletchley Circle Cracking a Killer’s Code, Part 2 9:30  TV The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson shine in this 1990 performance.


visit unctv.org 0:00  NC  NOVA 1 World’s Fastest Animal See how peregrine falcons achieve incredible speeds.  EX EastEnders 10:30  EX EastEnders 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company The acclaimed journalist and top peers explore today’s topics.  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX History Detectives Heroism on a Forbidden Hawaiian Island

10:00  NC  Innerviews with Ernie Manouse Rebecca Eaton  EX American Road to Victory The Americans on D-Day Tour landing sites in a 1943 Dodge Command car. DV 10:30  NC  Maria Hinojosa: One-on-one Enrique Caballero & Misty Anaya 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope San Miguel de Allende, 4 TUESDAY Celebrating in the Heart 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour of Mexico DV  NC  BBC World News 11:30  EX In the Americas America with David Yetman  EX Taste of Louisiana Nicaragua: Land of the with Chef John Folse & Co. Shaking Earth Emerges African Slavery in Louisiana 6:30  NC  Nightly 5 WEDNESDAY Business Report  EX Jacques Pépin: 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour More Fast Food My Way  NC  BBC World News Go Fish DV America 7:00  TV Nightly  EX Engadin— Business Report Switzerland’s Wilderness  NC  PBS NewsHour Discover the country’s lone  EX Rick Steves’ Europe wildlife reserve, founded Prague in 1914. 7:30  TV Flavor, NC 6:30  NC  Nightly Weeping Radish Business Report Brewery & Butchery 7:00  TV Nightly  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Business Report South Africa: Cape Town  NC  PBS NewsHour 8:00  TV Rhythm of the Dance  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Journey through the ages Berlin with exhilarating dancers, 7:30  TV My Home, NC musicians and singers. Cheerwine 100th—Salis  NC  North Carolina bury/Piano Man—Boone/ Bookwatch Summerville—Wilkesboro/ Joseph Robinson— Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen— Long Winded Chapel Hill/NC Ninja—Win  EX Pearl Harbor— ston Salem/Historic Beach USS Oklahoma: Cottages—Nags Head The Final Story  EX Outside Explore the only with Greg Aiello battleship to capsize Iceland during the attack. 8:00  TV Best of the 8:30  NC  Story in the Joy of Giving Campaign Public Square See what viewers like you Dan Barry like best. 9:00  NC  Muse  NC  Independent Lens Daniel Pullen: Wildland DV Coastal Photographer  EX Pati’s Mexican Table  EX Pearl Harbor— New York Into the Arizona Go inside to see the aftermath of the attack. 9:30  TV Great Performances: Michael Bublé— Tour Stop 148 Go behind-the-scenes on this sold-out tour!  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Leslie Jamison/Josh Great Performances: Michael Radnor/Luciana Souza Bublé—Tour Stop 148, Tuesday, December 4, at 9:30 PM, on UNC-TV.

8:30  EX Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking Mexico City II 9:00  NC  For the Love of Their Brother See how the family of a NY firefighter who died on 9/11 honors his life.  EX Lidia’s Kitchen An Easy Holiday 9:30  EX tasteMAKERS Pucker Up 10:00  NC  POV 93Queen Meet an allfemale volunteer ambulance corps in Brooklyn.  EX Joanne Weir Gets Fresh Citrus Three Ways 10:30  EX To Dine for with Kate Sullivan Jessica Alba, Actress & Founder of The Honest Company 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  EX 10 Homes that Changed America Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and more transformational homes 11:30  NC  PBS NewsHour

6 THURSDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen Spring Sensations DV 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Mike Colameco’s Real Food Dinnertable/GG’s 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Germany’s Hamburg & the Luther Trail 7:30  TV Our State Flat Rock/Davidson/ Canjoe Man  EX Rudy Maxa’s World South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country 8:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Salamanders as Canaries  NC  Flavor, NC Busy Bee Apiaries  EX Great American Railroad Journeys St. Louis to Jefferson, MO 8:30  TV My Home, NC Albatross Fleet/Kim’s Wig Center/Love & Chocolate/ Frisco UFO  NC  Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea Transformation Process December | 7


evening&weekend listings Travel to Cambridge on the season premiere of Rick Steves’ Europe, Thursday, December 6, at 9 PM, on the Explorer Channel.

1:00  TV Amanpour & Company 1  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Cruising the Mediterranean

8:50  TV Muse—Shorts Edwin Gill 9:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  A Chef’s Life Pretty in Peach  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Season Premiere! The Heart of England DV 9:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts Science of Hockey 9:30  TV David Holt’s State of Music Season Premiere! Sam Bush
  NC  Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire Grilling 24/7  EX Curious Traveler Curious Salzburg 10:00  TV High Point University Presents: Kevin McCarthy Premiere! HPU President Nido Qubein speaks with the “on-purpose” author.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Beyond Your Backyard Chicago 10:30  NC  Our State Roanoke River/Old Stone House/Fragile Canvas  EX Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Ireland’s Northwest Coast 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Ontario, Canada’s Niagara Peninsula: Toronto & Beyond

11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Cuetzalan: The Celebration of San Francisco

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6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV  NC  Biographical Conversations with Jesse Helms Part 3 of 3 8:00  TV Washington Week  EX Carolina  NC  North Carolina Outdoor Journal Weekend Deep Water Bass  EX 800 Words 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s The town sends off Jan; Neighborhood DV George almost destroys his  EX Folkways friendship with Woody. Pottery Revival in 8:30  TV FRONT ROW Catawba Valley with Marc Rotterman 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV  NC  Exploring  NC  Carolina North Carolina Outdoor Journal Water in NC: Yesterday, Deep Water Bass Today & Tomorrow, Part 4  EX Exploring 8:50  EX North Carolina North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Fossil Fields Miners American Cuisine 7:30  TV Dinosaur Train DV 9:00  TV Christmas at Belmont  NC  Expeditions with Sheryl Crow joins 700 stuPatrick McMillan dent musicians and others Blue Ridge: The Heart for seasonal favorites. of the Eastern Forest  NC  FRONT ROW  EX Exploring with Marc Rotterman North Carolina  EX Durrells in Corfu Fishy Science Season 2 on Masterpiece 8:00  TV Pinkalicious Leslie starts a distillery. & Peterrific DV 9:30  NC  Washington Week  NC  Exploring 10:00  TV Brad Paisley— North Carolina Landmarks Live in Things that Go Bump DV Concert: A Great in the Night 11:30  EX In the Americas Performances Special  EX North Carolina with David Yetman The country music superWeekend Pernambuco: star returns to his Appala 8:30  TV Curious George DV Brazil’s Other Carnival chian Mountains roots.  NC  My Home, NC  NC  NC SPIN Courage of Chris Rosati/  EX Death in Paradise Salem Street Drum Com 7 FRIDAY Meditated in Murder pany/Highland Brewing/ 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour 10:30  NC  Firing Line with Hospital to Home/  NC  BBC World News Margaret Hoover Villa Verde America  EX Sci NC  EX Taste of History New Discoveries Charles Thomson’s Great 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV Seal of the U.S.  NC  North Carolina 6:30  NC  Nightly Weekend Business Report  EX Great Continental  EX New Orleans Cooking Railway Journeys with Kevin Belton Zermatt to Geneva Shrimp Specialties 9:30  TV Nature Cat 7:00  TV Nightly  NC  Our State Business Report More Waterway Tales/  NC  PBS NewsHour Face Time/Makeshift Music  EX Rick Steves’ Europe 10:00  TV North Carolina Germany’s Frankfurt & Weekend Nurnberg  NC  Muse See Sam Bush on the season premiere 7:30  TV NC SPIN of David Holt’s State of Music, Beatboxer Conrad Ma  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Thursday, December 6, at 9:30 PM, on UNC-TV. Korea 8­ | December


visit unctv.org  EX New Scandinavian Cooking The Holy Fish 10:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts Science of Hockey 10:30  TV EcoSense for Living Ocean Health— Creatures Speak  NC  A Craftsman’s Legacy The Blade Maker  EX How To Cook Well with Rory O’Connell Pan-Fried Hake with Herb Relish 11:00  TV Growing a Greener World Changing the Way America Eats  NC  The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Thomas Jefferson’s Bookstand DV  EX Taste of History A Sentimental Journey Through Nicaragua 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Handcrafted DV  NC  The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Classical Carving DV  EX Lidia’s Kitchen A Winter Garden Noon  TV GardenSmart Daffodil Expert  NC  Growing a Greener World Working with Nature for a Sustainable Landscape Design  EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Europe’s Getaways 12:30  TV America’s Heartland Louisiana’s World Famous Hot Sauce  NC  This American Land Saving a Desert River/ Urban Farms/Vibrating Rock  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Cuetzalan: The Celebration of San Francisco 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Albuquerque, Part 2  NC  Exploring North Carolina Water in NC: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Part 3  EX Travelscope Peru: The Amazon & Beyond DV 1:30  NC  My Home, NC Chatham Rabbits/ Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist Rosalia Torres-Weiner  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Visiting a Great Museum Can Reduce Stress 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe Helsinki & Tallinn: Baltic Sisters: Finland & Estonia

 NC  First in Future  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Beef 2:30  TV Travelscope Tasmania, Australia DV  NC  Growing Bolder After the Fairytale Ends, Will You Keep Growing Bolder? 3:00  TV A Craftsman’s Legacy The Metal Shaper  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé  EX Mark Twain’s Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland Retrace the author’s route as a cub reporter on a bold adventure to the Holy Land. 3:30  TV Rough Cut— Woodworking with Tommy Mac Machinery  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00  TV This Old House Hour A Charleston Family House Is Reborn/Garage Heat  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  EX History Detectives U.S. WWII Propaganda Leaflet 4:30  NC  NC SPIN 5:00  TV Carolina Outdoor Journal Jig Master  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities Seeing the Pattern 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week  EX Nature’s Microworlds Okavango 6 PM  TV Lawrence Welk Show Winter (1967)  NC  Classic Gospel Best of the Martins  EX Great American Railroad Journeys St. Louis to Jefferson, MO 7:00  TV As Time Goes By Future Imperfect  NC  Songs at the Center Liz Longley/Robby Hecht/ Sally Fingerett  EX Are We There Yet? Ireland Fossetts, Ireland’s Oldest Circus 7:30  TV As Time Goes By Going Online  NC  Songwriters Sonny Curtis 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders Death & Dreams, Part 2  NC  Song of the Mountains Riley Anglen & The Big Guns/Appalachian Trail

 EX Outback The Dry Season 8:50  TV My Home, NC— Shorts Ronnie Hughes: Glass Artist 9:00  TV Doc Martin Education, Education, Education  NC  Echo Sessions Music by James Brown Dance Party  EX Wonders of Mexico Mountain Worlds 9:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground Turnpike Troubadours 10:00  TV And Then There Were None Premiere! Part 1 of 3 Based on the Agatha Christie classic, 10 mismatched strangers, invited to an island by a mysterious host, start to get killed one by one.  NC  Sun Studio Sessions The Bo-Keys  EX Ancient Invisible Cities Cairo Explore Egyptian treasures through 3D scanning. 10:30  NC  Lowertown Line Music by The Blind Shake 11:00  TV Tunnel Follow a murder probe in the Channel Tunnel, on the British/French border.  NC  Austin City Limits Band of Horses/ Parker Millsap  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: Provence, France

9 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth Critical Realism in Science & Religion  EX History Detectives U.S. WWII Propaganda Leaflet 6:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover  EX Antiques Roadshow Albuquerque, Part 1 7:30  TV Bob the Builder DV  NC  Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00  TV Curious George  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Finding Your Roots The Impression with Larry David & Bernie Sanders 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover December | 9


evening&weekend listings 9:00  TV This Old House Hour A Charleston Family House Is Reborn/Garage Heat  NC  Washington Week  EX Pearl Harbor— USS Oklahoma: The Final Story Explore the only battleship to capsize during the attack. 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Salamanders as Canaries  NC  NC SPIN  EX Pearl Harbor— Into the Arizona Go inside to see the aftermath of the attack. 10:30  TV My Home, NC Albatross Fleet/Kim’s Wig Center/Love & Chocolate/ Frisco UFO  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Joseph Robinson— Long Winded 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts Abby the Spoon Lady 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Joseph Robinson— Long Winded  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Kaki King/Thi Bui  EX American Road to Victory The Americans on D-Day Tour landing sites in a 1943 Dodge Command car. DV 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Raleigh Alumnae’s 80 Years of Impact  NC  Story in the Public Square Eve Ewing Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Blade Bass  EX Travelscope Hong Kong— Asia’s World City DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Legends of Airpower Francis Gary Powers  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions The Beach Vacation, Part 1 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television New Mexico, Old Mexico  NC  Song of the Mountains Riley Anglen & the Big Guns/Appalachian Trail  EX 800 Words The town sends off Jan; George almost destroys his friendship with Woody. 10­ | December

1:30  TV Martha Bakes Adorned Cakes 2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Korean Feast  NC  Echo Sessions Music by James Brown Dance Party  EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece Leslie starts a distillery. 2:30  TV Cook’s Country Ultimate Comfort Foods  NC  Bluegrass Underground Turnpike Troubadours 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals Costa Brava Tapas  NC  Sun Studio Sessions The Bo-Keys  EX Death in Paradise Meditated in Murder 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen Weeknight Dinner  NC  Lowertown Line Music by The Blind Shake 4:00  TV Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen Mom’s Night Out  NC  Austin City Limits Band of Horses/ Parker Millsap  EX Father Brown The Devil You Know 4:30  TV Pati’s Mexican Table Los Cabos by Land & Sea 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX Great Performances at the Met: Eugene Onegin Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei star in Tchaikovsky’s masterwork. 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  BBC Newsnight 6 PM  TV Father Brown The Crackpot of the Empire  NC  Black Issues Forum Enhancing Black Communities & Living, Part 1 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Riders Against the Storm/ Dr. Robert Adams/ Chef Njathi Kabui 7:00  TV Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Episode 3—Alarming Death DV

 NC  African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) DV

8:00  TV Secrets of Scotland Yard See what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.  NC  American Masters August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand  EX Nature Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Second Chances A koala, wallaby and more get back on their feet. DV 9:00  TV Murder on the Home Front A pathologist investigates murders of young women in London during WWII.  EX Elephant Family & Me See an intimate portrait of a herd of elephants in the wilds of Kenya. 9:30  NC  Everyone Has a Place Catch a toe-tapping, handclapping musical tapestry of jazz, gospel and vocals. 10:00  NC  Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street Explore the history of the black community in Little Rock, AR.  EX Elephant Family & Me Follow a baby elephant and her family in the height of Kenya’s dry season. 10:30  TV Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers Follow efforts to find homes for WWII soldiers whose sketches appear in an artist’s sketchbook. 11:00  TV EastEnders  NC  Our State Orchids/Scenes from 64/ The Southern Wild  EX Globe Trekker Tough Trains: Cuba’s Sugar Railroads 11:30  TV EastEnders  NC  My Home, NC Jones’ BBQ/Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist

10 MONDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX American Road to Victory The Americans on D-Day Tour landing sites in a 1943 Dodge Command car. DV 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Germany’s Dresden & Leipzig


visit unctv.org 7:30  TV A Chef’s Life Shake, Rattle& Pole (Beans)  EX Beyond Your Backyard Washington, DC 8:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 1  NC  Exploring North Carolina First Lost Colony  EX Midsomer Murders Not in My Back Yard, Part 2 8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Wilderness Next Door 9:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 2  NC  Neanderthal Ella Al-Shamahi, assisted by Hollywood actor Andy Serkis, explores the fate of the Neanderthals.  EX Bletchley Circle Cracking a Killer’s Code, Part 3 10:00  TV Sacred Premiere! Explore faith and its use to navigate life’s milestones and crises.  NC  NOVA Bombing Hitler’s Supergun  EX EastEnders 10:30  EX EastEnders 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX History Detectives U.S. WWII Propaganda Leaflet 11:30  TV Amanpour & Company

Explore faith and daily spiritual practice around the world on the premiere of Sacred, Monday, December 10, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

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6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Nature Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Second Chances A koala, wallaby and more get back on their feet. DV 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  EX Rick Steves Special  NC  PBS NewsHour European Christmas Ex  EX Rick Steves’ Europe plore holiday customs and Romania practices. 7:30  TV My Home, NC 8:30  NC  Story in the Albatross Fleet/Kim’s Wig Public Square Center/Love & Chocolate/ Eve Ewing Frisco UFO 9:00  TV Letters from  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Baghdad The Heart of England DV Meet Gertrude Bell, an archaeologist and diplomat 7:50  TV Muse—Shorts Edwin Gill who helped shape the 8:00  TV Nature Middle East after WWI. Nature’s Miracle Orphans:  NC  Muse Wild Lessons Two-toed A Little Weather: Hand sloth babies learn indepenWeaving by Jessica Green dence and a young kanga  EX Travelscope: roo is taught to socialize. DV Christmas in Switzerland  NC  POV Lausanne, Montreux Dark Money Probe shad& Basel DV owy unlimited, anonymous 9:30  NC  Articulate campaign contributions. with Jim Cotter  EX Pati’s Mexican Table 11 TUESDAY Heidi Latsky/Gary Baseman/ Photographic Food Bang on a Can 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Memories  EX Christmas  NC  BBC World News 8:30  EX Moveable Feast on the Danube America with Fine Cooking Explore stunning land  EX Taste of Louisiana Chris Kostow & Charter Oak scape, history and culture. with Chef John Folse & Co. 9:00  TV NOVA 10:00  NC  Innerviews Foods of Africa Ultimate Cruise Ship Piowith Ernie Manouse 6:30  NC  Nightly neering shipbuilders work Victor Garber Business Report on the Seven Seas Explorer.  EX European  EX Jacques Pépin:  EX Lidia’s Kitchen Christmas Markets More Fast Food My Way Visit charming, festive mar- Italian All Stars Spice Up Your Life DV 9:30  NC  Independent Lens kets in Germany, France 7:00  TV Nightly ACORN & the Firestorm DV and Switzerland. Business Report  EX tasteMAKERS 0:30  TV FRONTLINE 1  NC  PBS NewsHour Out of the Box Trafficked in America Get  EX Rick Steves’ Europe 10:00  TV Impossible Builds the inside story of Guate Bulgaria malan teens forced to work The Floating House Team 7:30  TV Flavor, NC members in Dubai merge against their will in Ohio. Smith’s Blueberries/ land and marine design.  NC  Maria Hinojosa: Cornerstone Tea  EX Joanne Weir One-on-one  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Gets Fresh Ben Fong-Torres Tahiti & Bora Bora Roots  EX Smart Travels— 8:00  TV We’ll Meet Again 10:30  EX To Dine for Europe with Rudy Maxa Children of WWII with Kate Sullivan Alpine Christmas Journalist Ann Curry hosts Emily Giffin 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour dramatic reunions. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  EX Travelscope  NC  North Carolina  NC  PBS NewsHour Christmas in Switzerland DV Bookwatch  EX 10 Buildings that 11:30  TV Amanpour & Company John Grisham— Changed America  EX In the Americas Camino Island Explore groundbreakwith David Yetman ing works of art and Alaska: The Wilderness of engineering. the Volcanoes December | 11


evening&weekend listings 9:00  TV k.d. lang—Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Premiere! The singer/  NC  BBC World News songwriter celebrates her America breakthrough Ingénue  EX Julie Taboulie’s album’s 25th anniversary. Lebanese Kitchen  NC  FRONT ROW Love Letter to Lebanon DV with Marc Rotterman 6:30  NC  Nightly  EX Durrells in Corfu Business Report Season 2 on Masterpiece  EX Mike Colameco’s Another tutor fails. Real Food 9:30  NC  Washington Week Ivy Stark/Dos Caminos 10:00  NC  NC SPIN 7:00  TV Nightly  EX Death in Paradise Business Report Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dark Memories  NC  PBS NewsHour Ingenue with k.d. lang—Landmarks 10:30  TV Great Performances:  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Live in Concert: A Great Tony Bennett & Lady Assisi & Italian Performances Special, premiering Gaga—Cheek to Cheek Country Charm Friday, December 14, at 9 PM, on Live! 7:30  TV Our State UNC-TV. The legendary singer and Waterway Tales/ the pop diva perform Love Valley/Doll Lady  EX Samantha Brown’s swinging selections from  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Places to Love their latest collaboration. The Islands of Polynesia Orange County, CA  NC  Firing Line with 8:00  TV Exploring 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company Margaret Hoover North Carolina  NC  PBS NewsHour 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour Native Intelligence  EX Travelscope  EX Travelscope  NC  Flavor, NC Passage Through Chile’s The Many Faces of Plum Granny Garlic Tierra del Fuego Around os Cabos, Mexico DV  EX Great American Cape Horn DV 11:30  TV Amanpour & Company Railroad Journeys 11:30  EX In the Americas  EX In the Americas Sedalia to St. Joseph, MO with David Yetman with David Yetman 8:30  TV My Home, NC Reefs, Ruins & Revivals: Yakima: The Quest for Hops Watson Brown/Davian RobBelize’s Melting Pot inson/Kudzu Goat Gang  NC  Cooking 80/20 15 SATURDAY 14 FRIDAY with Robin Shea 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Summer Harvest Cookout 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Neighborhood DV 8:50  TV Muse—Shorts  NC  BBC World News  NC  Biographical Abby the Spoon Lady America Conversations with 9:00  TV North Carolina  EX Taste of History John Hope Franklin Weekend George Washington Part 1 of 3  NC  A Chef’s Life in Barbados  EX Carolina Gettin’ Figgy with It 6:30  NC  Nightly Outdoor Journal  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Business Report Lisbon DV  EX New Orleans Cooking Surf Zone Red Drum 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s 9:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts with Kevin Belton Neighborhood DV Black Bear Study Egg Dishes  EX Folkways 9:30  TV David Holt’s 7:00  TV Nightly Earth Skills State of Music Business Report 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton  NC  PBS NewsHour  NC  Carolina  NC  Steven Raichlen’s  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Outdoor Journal Project Fire West England Surf Zone Red Drum Extreme Grilling 7:30  TV NC SPIN  EX Exploring  EX Curious Traveler  EX Rudy Maxa’s World North Carolina Curious San Miguel Montreal & Quebec City Climate Changes de Allende 8:00  TV Washington Week in the Carolinas 10:00  TV Holiday Handbells:  NC  North Carolina 7:30  TV Dinosaur Train DV The Raleigh Ringers Weekend  NC  Expeditions with Raleigh’s acclaimed com  EX 800 Words Patrick McMillan munity handbell choir George can’t write about Blue Ridge: performs holiday favorites. an 8-year-old mystery. A Crucible of Life  NC  North Carolina 8:30  TV FRONT ROW  EX Exploring Weekend with Marc Rotterman North Carolina  EX Beyond  NC  Exploring Natural Symbols Your Backyard North Carolina of the State Northern California Things that Go Bump 8:00  TV Pinkalicious 10:30  NC  Our State in the Night & Peterrific DV Charlie Poole/Vanishing 8:50 EX North Carolina  NC  Exploring Links/Bamboo Country Weekend—Shorts North Carolina Vollis Simpson Whirligig Skeleton of North Carolina

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visit unctv.org  EX North Carolina Weekend 8:30  TV Curious George  NC  My Home, NC Endurance Seafood/ Connor Stroud/Kings BBQ/ FARM Café/The Avett Brothers’ Joe Kwon  EX Sci NC Ecosystems 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Great Continental Railway Journeys Tangier to Marrakech 9:30  TV Nature Cat  NC  Our State Hope Plantation/Saluda/ An Artist’s Reflections 10:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  Muse Leaving Eden  EX New Scandinavian Cooking Winning Game 10:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts Black Bear Study 10:30  TV EcoSense for Living Great Smoky Mountains National Park & the Atlanta Coyote Project  NC  A Craftsman’s Legacy The Book Maker  EX How To Cook Well with Rory O’Connell Baked Dover Sole on the Bone with Bretonne Sauce 11:00  TV Growing a Greener World For the Love of Maples in Flat Rock  NC  The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill File Philosophy DV  EX Taste of History Best of Jamaica 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Farm School DV  NC  The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill A Very Boring Program DV  EX Lidia’s Kitchen Italian Style BBQ Noon  TV GardenSmart Landscape Installation  NC  Growing a Greener World The Power of a Seed to Change the World  EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Ireland’s West Coast 12:30  TV America’s Heartland Animal Ag Helpers  NC  This American Land Louisiana’s Coastline/ Nutrient Runoff/Poultry

 EX In the Americas with David Yetman Alaska: The Wilderness of the Volcanoes 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 1  NC  Exploring North Carolina Water in NC: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Part 4  EX Travelscope Armenia—Ancient History & Modern Traditions, DV 1:30  NC  Sci NC Think Small  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions On the Road in America, Part 1 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe Galicia & the Camino de Santiago  NC  First in Future  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Beer 2:30  TV Travelscope Swiss Roots DV  NC  Growing Bolder It’s Not About Age, It’s About Attitude 3:00  TV A Craftsman’s Legacy The Sword Smith  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé  EX Born to Explore: Namibia— Land of Cheetahs Richard Wiese meets Africa’s most endangered cat. 3:30  TV Rough Cut— Woodworking with Tommy Mac Interior Trim, Doors & Windows  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00  TV This Old House Hour Ramp Up the R Value/ Crown Molding  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  EX History Detectives Harpers Ferry Federal Armory Raid/Ronald McDonald Costume 4:30  NC  NC SPIN 5:00  TV Carolina Outdoor Journal River Flounder  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities Virgin Birth 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week  EX Nature’s Microworlds Svalbard 6 PM  TV Lawrence Welk Show Salute to Nat King Cole (1973)

 NC  Classic Gospel Best of Buddy Greene  EX Great American Railroad Journeys Sedalia to St. Joseph, MO 7:00  TV As Time Goes By You Can’t Manufacture Happy Endings for Everybody  NC  Songs at the Center Gretchen Peters & Barry Walsh  EX New York: America’s Busiest City Commuting 7:30  TV As Time Goes By Another Proposal  NC  Songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders Painted in Blood, Part 1  NC  Song of the Mountains Trinity River Band/Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper  EX Outback Return of the Wet 8:50  TV My Home, NC— Shorts Judaculla Rock 9:00  TV Doc Martin Control-Alt-Delete  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Hayley Jane & The Primates  EX Wonders of Mexico Burning North 9:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground Mary Gauthier 10:00  TV And Then There Were None Part 2 of 3  NC  Sun Studio Sessions The Country Duo  EX Ancient Invisible Cities Istanbul Discover often invisible treasures with 3D imaging technology. 10:30  NC  Lowertown Line Music by Doomtree 11:00  TV Tunnel A killer blames the ills of contemporary European society to justify his deeds.  NC  Austin City Limits Cece Winans/St. Paul & The Broken Bones  EX Globe Trekker Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt

16 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth Why Consonance in Science & Religion?  EX History Detectives Harpers Ferry Federal Armory Raid/Ronald McDonald Costume

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evening&weekend listings 6:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover  EX Antiques Roadshow Albuquerque, Part 2 7:30  TV Bob the Builder DV  NC  Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00  TV Curious George  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Finding Your Roots Unfamiliar Kin with Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken & Carly Simon 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Ramp Up the R Value/ Crown Molding  NC  Washington Week  EX Rick Steves Special European Christmas Explore holiday customs. 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Native Intelligence  NC  NC SPIN  EX Travelscope: Christmas in Switzerland Lausanne, Montreux & Basel DV 10:30  TV My Home, NC Watson Brown/Davian Robinson/Kudzu Goat Gang  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch John Grisham— Camino Island  EX Christmas on the Danube Explore stunning European landscape, history and culture. 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts Medical Wigs 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch John Grisham— Camino Island  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Erika Sanchez/Masatoshi Izumi/Shawn Colvin  EX European Christmas Markets Visit charming, festive markets in Germany, France and Switzerland. 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Enhancing Black Communities & Living, Part 1  NC  Story in the Public Square Omer Bartov 14­ | December

 EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Alpine Christmas Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Mullet Men  EX Travelscope Riding the Range in Southern Alberta, Canada DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Legends of Airpower William Tunner  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions The Beach Vacation, Part 2 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Porchetta at Home  NC  Song of the Mountains Trinity River Band/Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper  EX 800 Words George can’t write about an 8-year-old mystery. 1:30  TV Martha Bakes Perfect Pâte à Choux 2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Big Easy Favorites  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Hayley Jane & The Primates  EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece Another tutor fails. 2:30  TV Cook’s Country Ballpark Classics  NC  Bluegrass Underground Mary Gauthier 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals Paella in Spain  NC  Sun Studio Sessions The Country Duo  EX Death in Paradise Dark Memories 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen A Dinner Party  NC  Lowertown Line Music by Doomtree 4:00  TV New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton Classic New Orleans  NC  Austin City Limits Cece Winans/St. Paul & The Broken Bones  EX Father Brown The Dance of Death 4:30  TV Pati’s Mexican Table New York 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX Great Performances at the Met: Rusalka Kristine Opolais stars as the water nymph in Dvorak’s fairy-tale opera.

5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  BBC Newsnight 6 PM  TV Father Brown The Daughter of Autolycus  NC  Black Issues Forum Enhancing Black Communities & Living, Part 2 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Aurora Chang/Victor Sáenz 7:00  TV Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Episode 4—Exorcism DV  NC  African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Into the Fire (1861-1896) DV 8:00  TV Little Women on Masterpiece Part 1—The March Sisters  NC  American Masters Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Discover the Pulitzer Prize winner (Gone with the Wind). DV  EX Nature Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons Two-toed sloth babies learn independence and a young kangaroo is taught to socialize. DV 9:00  TV Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece A Soldier’s Daughter/ The Green-Eyed Monster  NC  American Masters: Harper Lee Explore the To Kill a Mockingbird author’s life. DV  EX Nature’s Great Race Elephants 10:00  EX Rare—Creatures of the Photo Ark Joel Sartore travels to Madagascar and the Florida Keys to photograph endangered animals. 10:30  NC  Discovering Beverly Cleary Celebrate the life, literature and legacy of the children’s book author. 11:00  TV EastEnders  NC  Our State Elizabeth Keckly/Great American Photographer  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: Ireland 11:30  TV EastEnders  NC  My Home, NC Chatham Rabbits/Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist Rosalia Torres-Weiner

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visit unctv.org  EX European Christmas Markets Visit charming, festive markets in Germany, France and Switzerland. 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Alpine Christmas 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Siena & Tuscany’s Wine Country 7:30  TV A Chef’s Life Prolific Peppers  EX Beyond Your Backyard New Orleans 8:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 8  NC  Exploring North Carolina Lawson’s Voyage to the Carolinas  EX Midsomer Murders Fit for Murder, Part 1 8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Passion for the Land

Sample cultural traditions on Lidia Celebrates America A Heartland Holiday Feast, premiering Tuesday, December 18, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

0:00  TV FRONTLINE 1 The Gang Crackdown  NC  Innerviews with Ernie Manouse Helen Reddy  EX Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer Follow seventh century Jerusalem monks in the lands where Christianity began. 10:30  NC  Maria Hinojosa: One-on-one Chris Eyre 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Hong Kong: A City of Festivals DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Panama’s Wild West

0:30  EX EastEnders 1 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour 19 WEDNESDAY  EX History Detectives Harpers Ferry Federal 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Armory Raid/Ronald  NC  BBC World News McDonald Costume America

 EX Rare—Creatures of the Photo Ark Joel Sartore travels to 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Madagascar and the  NC  BBC World News Florida Keys to photograph America
 endangered animals.  EX Taste of Louisiana 6:30  NC  Nightly with Chef John Folse & Co. Business Report Famous African Americans 7:00  TV Nightly 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Jacques Pépin:  EX Rick Steves’ Europe More Fast Food My Way England’s Cornwall Earth to Table DV 7:30  TV My Home, NC 7:00  TV Nightly Watson Brown/Davian RobBusiness Report inson/Kudzu Goat Gang  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Lisbon DV Southeast England 7:50  TV Muse—Shorts 7:30  TV Flavor, NC Hugh Bonneville cohosts this year’s Abby the Spoon Lady  Sunburst Trout Farms Christmas with the Mormon 8:00  TV Nature  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Tabernacle Choir, Monday, Mystery Monkeys of December 17, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV. NOVA Scotia & Shangri-la DV Newfoundland  NC  Holiday Handbells: 9:00  TV Christmas with the 8:00  TV We’ll Meet Again The Raleigh Ringers Mormon Tabernacle Great Alaskan Earthquake Raleigh’s acclaimed comChoir with Sutton Foster  NC  North Carolina munity handbell choir & Hugh Bonneville Bookwatch performs holiday favorites. Premiere! Enjoy this year’s Michele Tracy Berger—  EX Nigella: At My Table offering of seasonal perforReenu-You Nigella’s Christmas Table mances and pageantry.  EX Last Days of Jesus  NC  Sinking Cities Examine evidence that New York Roman power politics led  EX Bletchley Circle to the crucifixion of Jesus. Blood on Their Hands, 8:30  NC  Story in the Part 1 Public Square 10:00  TV Independent Lens Omer Bartov Man on Fire A white, aged 9:00  TV Lidia Celebrates Texas minister self-immolatAmerica ed to protest his commu A Heartland Holiday Feast nity’s toxic racism. DV  NC  Muse  NC  NOVA Abby the Spoon Lady Ultimate Cruise Ship Pio 9:30  NC  Articulate Try some Christmas bites with neering shipbuilders work with Jim Cotter Nigella: At My Table, Wednesday, on the Seven Seas Explorer. Jason Reynolds/Alisa December 19, at 8 PM, on the Explorer Channel.  EX EastEnders Weilerstein/Ibeyi

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evening&weekend listings Celebrate the celestial Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel with its dean, Dr. Luke A. Powery, premiering Thursday, December 20, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

9:00  TV NOVA Ghosts of Stonehenge  NC  Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel Premiere! Enjoy a community choir, Scripture readings and Christmas carols.  EX Lidia Celebrates America A Heartland Holiday Feast 10:00  TV Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky Experience astonishing natural life found in the world’s longest mountain range.  NC  NC Master Chorale: Joy of the Season A 170-voice choir and The Carolina Brass perform festive favorites.  EX Heirloom Meals Christmas Delve into America’s culinary holiday history and tried-and-true recipes. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX 10 Streets that Changed America Tour engineering feats under our feet.

20 THURSDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen Lebanese Sweets for the Holiday Season DV 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Mike Colameco’s Real Food Chinatown/Wilson Tang Nom Wah Tea Parlor 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe The Majesty of Madrid 7:30  TV Our State Linville Caverns/Castle McCulloch/Sandy Feat  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Food, Drink & Place 8:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Highway to the Future  NC  Flavor, NC Soft Shell Crabs  EX Great American Railroad Journeys Lawrence to Lamar, CO 8:30  TV My Home, NC Jones’ BBQ/Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist 16­ | December

 EX Taste of History Dr. Benjamin Rush: Father of American Psychiatry 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton Classic Creole 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life 7:30  TV NC SPIN  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Four Great Cities of Asia 8:00  TV Washington Week  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX 800 Words George gets another try at buying his dream home. 8:30  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Exploring North Carolina Skeleton of North Carolina 8:50  EX North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Downtown Apex 9:00  TV Craft in America California  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece A spiritualist tries reaching Louisa’s dead husband. 9:30  NC  Washington Week 10:00  TV Craft in America Visionaries  NC  NC SPIN  EX Death in Paradise Melodies of Murder 10:30  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Berlin & Western Poland: Over the Borderline DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Heart of the Wilderness: Wyoming’s Wind River Range

 NC  Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea One Pot Wonders 8:50  TV Muse—Shorts Medical Wigs 9:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  A Chef’s Life Pickle Perfect  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Portugal’s Heartland DV 9:20   TV Sci NC—Shorts New Approach to Bee Health 9:30  TV David Holt’s State of Music April Verch  NC  Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire Wrangler Tailgate  EX Curious Traveler Curious Austrian Christmas Markets 10:00  TV Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel Enjoy a community choir, Scripture readings and Christmas carols.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Beyond Your Backyard New Orleans 10:30  NC  Our State Land Beneath His Feet/Mount Mitchell/ Barns Reborn  EX Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Montreal, Canada 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour 22 SATURDAY  EX Travelscope 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Nicaragua: Culturally Rich Neighborhood DV & Naturally Beautiful DV  NC  Biographical 11:30  EX In the Americas Conversations with with David Yetman John Hope Franklin Argentina’s Route 40: From Part 2 of 3 the Steppes to the Lake  EX Carolina Outdoor Journal 21 FRIDAY Trout Lesson— Rainbow Trout 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s  NC  BBC World News Neighborhood DV America


visit unctv.org  EX Folkways Piedmont Blues 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Trout Lesson— Rainbow Trout  EX Exploring North Carolina Story in Quarries 7:30  TV Dinosaur Train DV  NC  Expeditions with Patrick McMillan Grandfather Mountain, Island in the Sky  EX Exploring North Carolina Buffers 8:00  TV Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas George and the Man with the Yellow Hat have a great time preparing for Christmas. DV  NC  Exploring North Carolina Mines of the Past: Gold & Coal  EX North Carolina Weekend 8:30  NC  My Home, NC Original Collard Sandwich/ Last Patternmaker/Napoleon Hill/Chicken Lady/ Newton Grove Drug Store/ Brown Mountain Lights  EX Sci NC Cackalack-ology 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World Premiere! Luna saves the holiday by sharing traditions from the world over. DV  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Great Continental Railway Journeys Genoa to Brenner Pass 9:30  NC  Our State Chinquapenn/Homeland Creamery/Land of Ahs 10:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  Muse Cabaret Warsaw  EX New Scandinavian Cooking Pyramids of the North 10:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts New Approach to Bee Health 10:30  TV EcoSense for Living Biscayne National Park & E.O. Wilson  NC  A Craftsman’s Legacy The Boat Maker  EX How To Cook Well with Rory O’Connell Moroccan Harrira Soup

2:30  TV Travelscope New Brunswick’s Acadian Festival DV  NC  Growing Bolder Hope. Inspiration. Possibility. 3:00  TV A Craftsman’s Legacy The Ski Makers  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé  EX Walk in the Park with Nick Molle— Eliza Hill of Andrew Scotchie & The Rivers of the Rockies River Rats rat-a-tat-tats on Echo Explore lakes, mountains, Sessions, Saturday, December 22, at glaciers and the habitats of 9 PM, on the North Carolina Channel. bears, coyotes and more. 3:30  TV Rough Cut— 11:00  TV Growing a Woodworking Greener World with Tommy Mac Cemetery Gardens Cabinets  NC  The Woodwright’s  NC  Firing Line with Shop with Roy Underhill Margaret Hoover Lumberjack Fan Carving DV 4:00  TV This Old House Hour  EX Taste of History Net Zero Blanket/ George Washington’s Storage Bench Whiskey  NC  FRONT ROW 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s with Marc Rotterman Garden Home  EX History Detectives Living Poultry Museum DV Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric  NC  The Woodwright’s 4:30  NC  NC SPIN Shop with Roy Underhill 5:00  TV Carolina Animated Wooden Toys DV Outdoor Journal  EX Lidia’s Kitchen Blade Bass Tomato Time  NC  PBS NewsHour Noon  TV GardenSmart Weekend Experts on Plant Selection  EX David Attenborough’s  NC  Growing a Natural Curiosities Greener World Armoured Animals Bats: Unsung Heroes for 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Gardeners & Growers Weekend  EX Smart Travels—  NC  Washington Week Europe with Rudy Maxa  EX Nature’s Microworlds Dublin & Beyond Canada’s Coastal Forests 12:30  TV America’s Heartland 6 PM  TV Lawrence Welk Show Wines, Beers & Spirits Christmas (1966)  NC  This American Land  NC  Classic Gospel Public Lands/Clean Water Gospel Pioneer Reunion from Farmlands  EX Great American  EX In the Americas Railroad Journeys with David Yetman Lawrence to Lamar, CO Reefs, Ruins & Revivals: 7:00  TV As Time Goes By Belize’s Melting Pot The Wedding 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow  NC  Songs at the Center Junk in the Trunk 8 Shaun Booker & Sean Car  NC  Exploring ney/Matty Monk/Kate Klim North Carolina  EX New York: Things that Go Bump America’s Busiest City in the Night Sourcing Food  EX Travelscope 7:30  TV As Time Goes By Armenia: Ancient History & What Now? Modern Traditions DV  NC  Songwriters 1:30  NC  Sci NC Tom Douglas New Discoveries 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders  EX Burt Wolf: Painted in Blood, Part 2 Travels & Traditions
  NC  Song of the Mountains On the Road in America, Loose Strings/Tennessee Part 2 Mafia Jug Band 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe  EX Flying to the Basque Country Ends of the Earth  NC  First in Future Siberia  EX Globe Trekker Myanmar December | 17


evening&weekend listings 8:50  TV My Home, NC— Shorts Kim’s Wig Center 9:00  TV Doc Martin Other People’s Children  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats  EX Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Ice Train to Nowhere 9:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground Flatt Lonesome 10:00  TV And Then There Were None Part 3 of 3  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Anders Osborne  EX Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matthew Rutherford Story Follow the adventurer’s attempt to sail solo around North and South America. 10:30  NC  Lowertown Line Hip Hop by Heiruspecs 11:00  TV Tunnel The killer targets an elderly victim in his “moral” crusade.  NC  Austin City Limits Tom Waits  EX Globe Trekker Road Trip: Patagonia

23 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth Does Consciousness Require a Radical Explanation?  EX History Detectives Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric 6:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover  EX Antiques Roadshow Albuquerque, Part 3 7:30  TV Bob the Builder DV  NC  Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00  TV Curious George  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Finding Your Roots Puritans & Pioneers with Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen & William H. Mac 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Net Zero Blanket/ Storage Bench  NC  Washington Week  EX Last Days of Jesus Examine evidence that Roman power politics led to the crucifixion of Jesus. 18­ | December

 EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece A spiritualist tries reaching Louisa’s dead husband. 2:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground Flatt Lonesome 3:00  TV Lidia Celebrates America A Heartland Holiday Feast  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Anders Osborne  EX Death in Paradise Melodies of Murder 3:30  NC  Lowertown Line Hip Hop by Heiruspecs 4:00  TV New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton Jazz Brunch  NC  Austin City Limits Tom Waits  EX Father Brown The Cat of Mastigatus 4:30  TV Pati’s Mexican Table Photographic Food Memories 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX Great Performances at the Met: L’Amour de Loin Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance premieres. 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  BBC Newsnight 6 PM  TV Father Brown The Rod of Asclepius  NC  Black Issues Forum HBCU Special, Part 1 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Paula Gerstenblatt/ DV Lewis & Nicole Conway/ 12:30  TV NC SPIN John Hoberman  NC  Legends of Airpower 7:00  TV Grantchester The Wright Brothers Season 2 on Masterpiece  EX Burt Wolf: Episode 5—Gallows? DV Travels & Traditions  NC  African Americans: Volunteer Tourism, Part 1 Many Rivers to Cross 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Making a Way Out of Milk Street Television No Way (1897-1940) DV Milk Street Holidays 7:30  EX Muse  NC  Song of the Mountains Community Art Loose Strings/Tennessee 8:00  TV Little Women Mafia Jug Band on Masterpiece  EX 800 Words Part 2—Family Challenges George gets another try at  NC  Maya Angelou: buying his dream home. American Masters 1:30  TV Martha Bakes Journey through the prolific Decorative Breads life of the author/activist. 2:00  TV America’s  EX Nature Test Kitchen Special: Mystery Monkeys of Home for the Holidays Shangri-la DV Get great tips for planning 9:00  TV Victoria Season 2 a stress-free gathering! on Masterpiece  NC  Echo Sessions Warp & Weft/The Sins Music by Andrew Scotchie of the Father & The River Rats 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Highway to the Future  NC  NC SPIN 10:30  TV My Home, NC Jones’ BBQ/Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Michele Tracy Berger— Reenu-You 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts Frank Thompson: NC Silent Films 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Michele Tracy Berger— Reenu-You  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Taylor Mac/Holly Black/ Vieux Farka Touré  EX Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer Trace the steps of seventh century Jerusalem monks in the lands where Christianity began. 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Enhancing Black Communities & Living, Part 2  NC  Story in the Public Square Margalit Fox Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Muskie Search  EX Travelscope Southern Ethiopia: Tribal Lands & Primeval People


visit unctv.org  EX Nature’s Great Race Caribou 100,000 caribou migrate 3,000 miles across frozen Arctic wilderness. 10:00  NC  Fats Domino: American Masters See how the artist’s New Orleans R&B became rock’n’roll in the 1950s.  EX Rare—Creatures of the Photo Ark Joel Sartore photographs Iberian lynx and Yangtze giant softshell turtle. 11:00  TV EastEnders  NC  Our State East Fork Pottery, Sweetheart Stream  EX Globe Trekker Hawaii 11:30  TV EastEnders  NC  Sci NC Think Small

24 MONDAY 6 PM  TV Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers Raleigh’s acclaimed community handbell choir performs holiday favorites.  NC  North Carolina A&T State University Choir Presents Its Annual Christmas Concert Enjoy classical, traditional and gospel standards.  EX Nigella: At My Table Nigella’s Christmas Table 7:00  TV A Chef’s Life Holiday Special Chef Vivian hosts seasonal celebrations with peanut brittle and much more.  EX Lidia Celebrates America A Heartland Holiday Feast  NC  Holidays in Flavor, NC Celebrate cherished traditions. 8:00  TV Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel Enjoy a community choir, Scripture readings and Christmas carols.  NC  Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers Raleigh’s acclaimed community handbell choir performs holiday favorites.  EX Midsomer Murders Fit for Murder, Part 2 9:00  TV NC Master Chorale: Joy of the Season A 170-voice choir and The Carolina Brass perform festive favorites.  NC  Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel Enjoy a community choir, Scripture readings and Christmas carols.

 EX Bletchley Circle Blood on Their Hands, Part 2 10:00  TV Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Sutton Foster & Hugh Bonneville Enjoy this year’s offering of seasonal performances and pageantry.  NC  NC Master Chorale: Joy of the Season A 170-voice choir and The Carolina Brass perform festive favorites.  EX EastEnders 10:30  EX EastEnders 11:00  TV Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel Enjoy a community choir, Scripture readings and Christmas carols.  NC  Christmas Eve in Duke Chapel Enjoy a community choir, Scripture readings and Christmas carols.  EX History Detectives Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric

 EX And Then There Were None Part 1 of 3 Based on the Agatha Christie classic, 10 mismatched strangers, invited to an island by a mysterious host, start to get killed one by one. 8:30  NC  Story in the Public Square Margalit Fox 9:00  TV Call the Midwife Holiday Special Premiere! Unexpected arrivals bring joy and chaos.  NC  Muse Glorifying Sisters of the Vine  EX And Then There Were None Part 2 of 3 9:30  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter David Sedaris/Priscilla Renea/Jeffrey Gibson 10:00  NC  Innerviews with Ernie Manouse Carlisle Floyd  EX And Then There Were None Part 3 of 3 10:30  TV Keeping Up Appearances Christmas 1991— The Fatherchristmas Suit  NC  Maria Hinojosa: One-on-one Bill Strickland 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Zermatt, Switzerland: Under the Shadow of the Matterhorn DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman From Vaquejada to Jangada: Into Rural Ceara, Brazil

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6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Antiques Roadshow Greatest Gifts 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Lidia Celebrates America A Heartland Holiday Feast 7:30  TV Flavor, NC Maple View Dairy/Panciutto 8:00  TV We’ll Meet Again Korean War Brothers in Arms  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Jim Martin— Revelation Through Science

6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Rare—Creatures of the Photo Ark Joel Sartore photographs Iberian lynx and Yangtze giant softshell turtle. 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe England’s Cornwall 7:30  TV My Home, NC Jones’ BBQ/Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Lisbon DV 7:50 TV Muse—Shorts Medical Wigs

Catch this year’s Call the Midwife Holiday Special, Tuesday, December 25, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

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evening&weekend listings 8:00  TV Nature H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter DV  NC  POV The Workers Cup Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup is being built by 1.6 million African and Asian workers.  EX Pati’s Mexican Table Mex’d Up American Regional Favorites 8:30  EX Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking Cozumel 9:00  TV NOVA Apollo’s Daring Mission  EX Lidia’s Kitchen Soups On 9:30  NC  Independent Lens The Cleaners Filipino workers monitor and delete offensive, pornographic and incendiary online posts. DV  EX tasteMAKERS Soy to the World 10:00  TV Tesla: American Experience See how the inventor and his technology revolutionized the electrical age. DV  EX Joanne Weir Gets Fresh Copita Inspired 10:30  EX To Dine for with Kate Sullivan Kavita Shukla 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX 10 Streets that Changed America Tour engineering feats under our feet.

27 THURSDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX tasteMAKERS Preserved: Saxapahaw’s Left Bank Butchery 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Mike Colameco’s Real Food Bordeaux, Part 1 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Highlights of Paris: Eiffel & Monet to Crème Brûlée 7:30  TV Our State Black River/Sheila Kay Adams/Golden Eggs  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Hokkaido 8:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Where Rivers Are Born  NC  Flavor, NC Pie Bird Pies 20­ | December

10:00  TV Malpass Brothers: Heading Home Two Goldsboro brothers follow their passion for preserving old-time music, while balancing hometown humility and music fame.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Beyond Your Backyard Christmas 10:30  NC  Our State William Ivey Long/ Natural Connections with Doug Elliott  EX Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Oregon RV Trip 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company Relive the space race on NOVA  NC  PBS NewsHour Apollo’s Daring Mission, Wednesday,  EX Travelscope December 26, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV. Quebec, Canada: Bonjour, Montreal DV  EX Great American 11:30  EX In the Americas Railroad Journeys with David Yetman La Junta to Colorado Springs Bogotá to the Amazon: 8:30  TV My Home, NC A Trip Across Colombia Chatham Rabbits/Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist Rosalia 28 FRIDAY Torres-Weiner 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  Cooking 80/20  NC  BBC World News with Robin Shea America Tasty Twists  EX Taste of History 8:50 TV Muse—Shorts The Water of Life: Cognac Frank Thompson: 6:30  NC  Nightly NC Silent Films Business Report 9:00  TV North Carolina  EX New Orleans Cooking Weekend with Kevin Belton  NC  A Chef’s Life Italian Influences Prickly Business 7:00  TV Nightly  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Business Report Travel Skills: Cruising DV  NC  PBS NewsHour 9:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Metabolomics Provence: Legendary Light, 9:30  TV David Holt’s Wind & Wine State of Music 7:30  TV NC SPIN Joe Newberry  EX Rudy Maxa’s World  NC  Steven Raichlen’s Kyushu Project Fire 8:00  TV Washington Week So-Cal Grill  NC  North Carolina  EX Curious Traveler Weekend Curious Guanajuato City  EX 800 Words George’s date is the only news in town. 8:30  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Exploring North Carolina Mines of the Past: Gold & Coal 9:00  TV Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood Premiere! Celebrate the legendary composer/ conductor/educator. The intoxicating Midori performs  NC  FRONT ROW on Great Performances: Leonard with Marc Rotterman Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood, premiering Friday, December 28, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.


visit unctv.org  EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece Vasilia makes the least-romantic proposal in history. 9:30  NC  Washington Week 10:00  NC  NC SPIN  EX Doctor Blake Mysteries The Open Road 10:30  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Tokyo: Celebrating the Past & Present DV 11:30  TV Amanpour & Company  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Gift of the Andes: Mendoza, Argentina& Its Wines

29 SATURDAY 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV  NC  Biographical Conversations with John Hope Franklin Part 3 of 3  EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Crickets & Worms 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  EX Folkways Traditions of the Cherokee Indians 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Crickets & Worms  EX Exploring North Carolina Long-Bellied Friends 7:30  TV Dinosaur Train DV  NC  Expeditions with Patrick McMillan The ACE Basin: A Coastal Treasure  EX Exploring North Carolina Power in Nature 8:00  TV Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV  NC  Exploring North Carolina Circumnavigating the Albemarle Sound  EX North Carolina Weekend 8:30  TV Curious George  NC  My Home, NC Topsail Skating Rink/ Statesville’s Rescue Ranch/ Hendersonville’s Hot Dog World/Beulaville Football Heroes/Goat Lady Dairy in Climax  EX Muse Community Art

9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Great Continental Railway Journeys Riga to Tampere 9:30  TV Nature Cat  NC  Our State Chimney Rock/for the Birds/Hidden Treasure 10:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  Muse Daniel Pullen: Coastal Photographer  EX New Scandinavian Cooking The South of Norway: Shellfish for Summer 10:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts Metabolomics 10:30  TV EcoSense for Living Solar Justice  NC  A Craftsman’s Legacy The Basket Weaver  EX How To Cook Well with Rory O’Connell Kale Broth with Lemon & Parmesan 11:00  TV Growing a Greener World Waking Up the Garden Farm  NC  The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Hammer Veneer DV  EX Taste of History Peace & Autonomy 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Deck the Halls DV  NC  The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Holly Wood Spectacular DV  EX Lidia’s Kitchen Family Brunch Noon  TV GardenSmart Hardscaping & Outdoor Furniture  NC  Growing a Greener World Don’t Feed the Landfills  EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Germany’s Romantic Road 12:30  TV America’s Heartland Improving Environments  NC  This American Land Restoring the Colorado Delta/Data-Driven Farming  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Yakima: The Quest for Hops 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Greatest Gifts  NC  Exploring North Carolina Skeleton of North Carolina  EX Travelscope France: Following the Rhone DV

1:30  NC  Sci NC Ecosystems  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions On the Road in America, Part 3 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe Rome: Ancient Glory  NC  First in Future Elizabeth Brazas  EX Globe Trekker Tough Boats: The Arctic 2:30  TV Travelscope Germany’s Winter Carnival DV

 NC  Growing Bolder Are You Ready to Start Rebranding Aging? 3:00  TV A Craftsman’s Legacy The Jeans Maker  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé  EX Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure Writer/explorer Alice Morrison seeks out ancient, rich “Salt Roads.” 3:30  TV Rough Cut— Woodworking with Tommy Mac Interior Stairs  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00  TV This Old House Hour Modern Barn Raising/ Tropical Yard  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  EX History Detectives WWII Drone Propeller/ Roosevelt’s Big Stick? 4:30  NC  NC SPIN 5:00  TV Carolina Outdoor Journal Mullet Men  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities Life in the Dark 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week  EX Nature’s Microworlds Great Barrier Reef 6 PM  TV Lawrence Welk Show New Year’s (1970)  NC  Classic Gospel A Tribute to George Younce  EX Great American Railroad Journeys La Junta to Colorado Springs 7:00  TV As Time Goes By You Must Remember This, Part 1  NC  Songs at the Center Elena Aiello/Dominique Ruiz & Andrea Crisalli (Dixie Jade)/Andrew Salgado  EX New York: America’s Busiest City Taking Care of Central Park December | 21


evening&weekend listings 7:30  NC  Songwriters Pat Alger  TV As Time Goes By You Must Remember This, Part 2 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders Tale of Two Hamlets, Part 1  NC  Song of the Mountains The Dillards  EX Flying to the Ends of the Earth South Pacific 8:50  TV My Home, NC— Shorts Photographer Watson Brown 9:00  TV Doc Martin Facta Non Verba  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Big Mean Sound Machine  EX Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Night Train to Patagonia 9:30  NC  Bluegrass Underground Brandi Carlile 10:00  TV Doc Martin The Doctor Is Out  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Devon Allman  EX Oceans of Pink Follow the growth of dragon boat racing among breast cancer survivors. 10:30  NC  Lowertown Line Music by Kitten Forever 11:00  TV Tunnel Detectives struggle to locate an elderly soldier before he freezes to death.  NC  Austin City Limits Iggy Pop  EX Globe Trekker Nigeria

30 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth Cosmology & Creation  EX History Detectives WWII Drone Propeller/ Roosevelt’s Big Stick? 6:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover  EX Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 1 7:30  TV Bob the Builder DV  NC  Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00  TV Curious George  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Finding Your Roots The Vanguard with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay & Janet Mock

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8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Modern Barn Raising/ Tropical Yard  NC  Washington Week  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Beef 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Where Rivers Are Born  NC  NC SPIN  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Beer 10:30  TV My Home, NC Chatham Rabbits/ Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist Rosalia Torres-Weiner  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Jim Martin— Revelation Through Science 10:50 TV Muse—Shorts Edwin Gill 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Jim Martin— Revelation Through Science  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Marc Bamuthi Joseph  EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum HBCU Special, Part 1  NC  Story in the Public Square Bernard Lafayette Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Blue Water Adventure  EX Travelscope Northern Ethiopia: Ancient History & Spiritual DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Fishing Behind the Lines Spring Walleye— Dave Rocky Rockwell  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Volunteer Tourism, Part 2 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television The Japanese Quick Cook  NC  Song of the Mountains The Dillards  EX 800 Words George’s date is the only news in town. 1:30  TV Martha Bakes Elegant Cookies

2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Refreshing Desserts  NC  Echo Sessions Music by Big Mean Sound Machine  EX Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece Vasilia makes the least-romantic proposal in history. 2:30  TV Cook’s Country New Recipes for the Grill  NC  Bluegrass Underground Brandi Carlile 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals Mideast Eats  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Devon Allman  EX Doctor Blake Mysteries The Open Road 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen Cold Weather Comforts  NC  Lowertown Line Music by Kitten Forever 4:00  TV New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton Rice Favorites  NC  Austin City Limits Iggy Pop  EX Father Brown The Flower of the Fairway 4:30  TV Pati’s Mexican Table Mex’d Up American Regional Favorites 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend  EX Great Performances at the Met: Romeo et Juliette Diana Damrau stars in Bartlett Sher’s production. 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  BBC Newsnight 6 PM  TV Father Brown The Missing Man  NC  Black Issues Forum HBCU Special, Part 2 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Richard J. Reddick/Shaleiah Fox/Kevin Michael Foster 7:00  TV Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Episode 6—Seekers DV  NC  African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Rise! (1940-1968) DV 8:00  TV Little Women on Masterpiece Part 3—Reunited  NC  American Masters Althea Celebrate the first African-American tennis star to play and win Wimbledon—Althea Gibson—in a film by Durham’s Rex Miller.


visit unctv.org  EX Nature H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter DV 9:00  TV Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece Entente Cordiale  EX Nature’s Great Race Zebra 9:30  NC  American Masters American Ballet Theatre: A History Reflect on 75 years of unmatched dance. 10:00  TV Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece Faith, Hope & Charity  EX Rare—Creatures of the Photo Ark Joel Sartore seeks insects in Budapest and Prague. 11:00  TV EastEnders  NC  Our State Kruger Brothers/ Illuminating Personality  EX Globe Trekker Papua New Guinea Islands 11:30  NC  Sci NC New Discoveries  TV EastEnders

 EX Beyond Your Backyard Chicago 8:00  NC  Exploring North Carolina Changing Sands  EX Andrea Bocelli— Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special The celebrated tenor performs in Florence, Italy, with conductor Zubin Mehta. 8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Los Lobos and Robert Randolph shine Form & Function Monday, December 31, at 11:30 PM, 9:00  TV Live from Lincoln on a star-studded ACL Hall of Fame Center: New York PhilNew Year’s Eve, on UNC-TV. harmonic New Year’s Eve with Renée Fleming Celebrate the intersection  EX And Then of classical music and dance There Were None in this festive special. Part 3 of 3  NC  Sinking Cities 6:30  NC  Nightly Tokyo Business Report  EX Alicia Keys— 7:00  TV Nightly Landmarks Live in Business Report Concert: A Great  NC  PBS NewsHour Performances Special  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Belgium: Bruges & Brussels Keys performs in Harlem’s 31 MONDAY Apollo Theater and other 7:30  TV Itzhak Perlman: 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour NYC locations. American Masters  NC  BBC World News 10:00  NC  NOVA Insiders share the famed America violinist’s triumphant life. DV Apollo’s Daring Mission  EX will.i.am—Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special The artist reunites with The Black Eyed Peas at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 10:30  TV Great Performances: The broadcast of your favorite UNC-TV programming Nas Live from the is made possible, in part, by the generous support Kennedy Center— of businesses and organizations like the following: Classical Hip-Hop The hip-hop star performs his Illmatic with the NaClegg’s Pest Control tional Symphony Orchestra. 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour East Carolina University  EX Foo Fighters— First Citizens Bank Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Gibsonville Antiques and Collectibles Performances Special Hardwood Store of NC Catch the rockers in peak performance at Athens’ North Carolina RV Dealers Association ancient Acropolis. Outer Banks Visitors Bureau 11:30  TV ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Pitt Community College Foundation Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr., PlayMakers Repertory Norah Jones and more allstars celebrate Ray Charles, SAS Los Lobos and Marcia Ball.

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