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Make It a Cumberbatch Holiday! We’re serving up a batch of Benedict Cumberbatch this month, from an encore of Sherlock Series 3 (in anticipation of next month’s Sherlock season premiere) to Shakespeare Live! From the RBC to Great Performances: The Hollow Crown—Richard III. Whatever your traditions, you’ll find something festive from UNC-TV, public media for all of North Carolina.

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2017 PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST January 13–March 31 Get ready for the 2017 PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Our judges seek exceptional stories written and illustrated by kids in kindergarten through third grade. Crank up your imagination and let loose with your special story—you could win some super prizes! Visit unc.tv/pbskidswriters for guidelines and your official entry form.

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EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE! Photo: Liz Bowles

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For the first time ever, Rootle, UNC-TV’s kids channel, presents the Raleigh Christmas Parade with your favorite PBS KIDS friends and the 2016 winners of UNC-TV’s PBS KIDS Writers Contest on the Rootle float! The parade makes its way into our program schedule Saturday, December 3, from 11 AM to 1 PM!

DECK THE HALLS WITH DANIEL TIGER! It’s a beautiful day on the block as Daniel Tiger zips up his little red sweater and heads to Read-a-roo’s Block Party this month. And the Block Party spreads some holiday cheer with Super WHY!, Bob the Builder, Sid the Science Kid and more of your favorite stars, Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25, from 8 AM to 4 PM!

SEE DANIEL TIGER LIVE! Saturday, January 21, at DPAC Join Daniel Tiger and all of his fun friends as they hop aboard Trolley to explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This theatrical production is filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises—LIVE on stage, Saturday, January 21, at the Durham Performing Arts Center! Visit dpacnc.com for more information. UNC-TV Kids Club Members, watch your inbox for an exclusive ticket offer for this fun-filled performance!


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6 AM Sesame Street 6:30 Super WHY! 7:00 Wild Kratts Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas (12/26, until 8 AM) 7:30 Peg + Cat Peg + Cat + Holidays (12/14, until 8:30 AM) 8:00 Cyberchase 8:30 Odd Squad 9:00 Dinosaur Train 9:30 Splash & Bubbles 10:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood 10:30 Arthur 11:00 Curious George 11:30 Martha Speaks Noon WordGirl 12:30 Thomas & Friends 1:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 1:30 Ready Jet Go! 2:00 Sesame Street 2:30 Super WHY! 3:00 Wild Kratts 3:30 Peg + Cat Peg + Cat + Holidays (12/13, until 4:30 PM) 4:00 Cyberchase 4:30 Odd Squad 5:00 Dinosaur Train 5:30 Splash & Bubbles 6 PM Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood 6:30 Arthur 7:00 Curious George 7:30 Martha Speaks 8:00 WordGirl 8:30 Thomas & Friends 9:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 9:30 Ready Jet Go! 10:00 Sesame Street DV 10:30 Super WHY! 11:00 Wild Kratts 11:30 Peg + Cat Schedule repeats overnight.

6 AM Peep & the Big Wide World/Pocoyo 6:30 Berenstain Bears 7:00 Wunderkind Little Amadeus Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas (12/25, until 8 AM) 7:30 Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab 8:00   Read-a-roo’s Block Party—Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (until 11 AM) Super WHY! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (12/24 & 12/25) 8:30 Caillou’s Christmas (12/24 & 12/25) 9:00 Bob the Builder: Trouble at Christmas (12/24 & 12/25) 9:30 WordWorld: The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog (12/24 & 12/25) 10:00 Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Holiday Adventure (12/24 & 12/25) 10:30 Thomas & Friends: Christmas Cheer (12/24 & 12/25) 11:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog Raleigh Christmas Parade (12/3, until 1 PM) The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until noon) 11:30 Mack & Moxy Noon Curiosity Quest Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until 1 PM) 12:30 Hands on Crafts for Kids 1:00 SciGirls Peg + Cat + Holidays (12/24 & 12/25, until 2 PM) 1:30 Caillou 2:00 Peep & the Big Wide World/Pocoyo Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until 3 PM)

2:30 Berenstain Bears 3:00 Wunderkind Little Amadeus Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until 4 PM) 3:30 Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab 4:00   Read-a-roo’s Block Party—Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (until 7 PM) Super WHY! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (12/25) 4:30 Caillou’s Christmas (12/25) 5:00 Bob the Builder: Trouble at Christmas (12/25) 5:30 WordWorld: The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog (12/25) 6 PM Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Holiday Adventure (12/25) 6:30 Thomas & Friends: Christmas Cheer (12/25) 7:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog 7:30 Mack & Moxy 8:00 Curiosity Quest Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until 9 PM) 8:30 Hands on Crafts for Kids 9:00 SciGirls Peg + Cat + Holidays (12/24 & 12/25, until 10 PM) 9:30 Caillou 10:00 Peep & the Big Wide World/Pocoyo Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until 11 PM) 10:30 Berenstain Bears 11:00 Wunderkind Little Amadeus Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas (12/24 & 12/25, until midnight) 11:30 Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab Schedule repeats overnight.

Can we fix it? It’s a Bob the Builder: Trouble at Christmas special, Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25, at 9 AM.

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evening&weekend listings 1 THURSDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour Get in-depth analyses of current events. E X Mike Colameco’s Real Food Linton Street NC Charlie Rose This native Tar Heel interviews fascinating personalities. 6:30 EX New Scandinavian Cooking The Holy Fish 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report Seasoned reporters review financial news. EX Rick Steves’ Europe Berlin NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV Our State Hope Plantation/Saluda/ An Artist’s Reflections EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Edinburgh & Scotland 8:00 TV Best of North Carolina Celebrate the best stories from our popular local productions. EX Rick Steves’ Europe Season Premiere! Germany’s Hamburg & the Luther Trail NC Silent Night This acclaimed opera tells the true story of the 1914 WWI Christmas Eve truce. 8:30 EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Season Premiere! South Korea: A Winter Journey DV LISTINGS KEY:  TV  U  NC-TV PBS & More EX  U  NC-EX The Explorer Channel  NC  N  orth Carolina Channel Stories with a Local Accent DV Descriptive voiceovers COLOR U  NC-TV productions & local interest Shaded programs indicate Winterfest 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 may vary slightly from our listings. Add at least five minutes when recording your favorite shows. 4­ | December

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7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe South England: Dover to Land’s End NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV NC Now Enjoy stories about the people who make our state unique at unc.tv/ncnow. EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Grab your pack, Rick’s back! Catch Barcelona & Costa Brava the season premiere of Rick Steves’ 8:00 TV Washington Week Europe, Thursday, December 1, at Leading journalists analyze 8 PM, on the Explorer Channel. major news and events. EX Doc Martin 9:00 EX Rudy Maxa’s World: Perish Together as Fools the Taste of Japan NC North Carolina Premiere! Experience the Bookwatch amazing food and places Scott Ellsworth— many visitors miss. The Secret Game 10:00 TV Blue Suede Shoes: 8:30 TV North Carolina A Rockabilly Session Weekend with Carl Perkins Deborah Holt Noel This 1983 salute stars Ringo shows what’s up across Starr, George Harrison, Eric NC this weekend. Clapton and Rosanne Cash. NC Working Lunch EX The World’s Most Joe Stewart and his Famous Train insightful guests chew Premiere! Explore the epitoon current issues. me of luxury and romance 9:00 TV The Last Waltz aboard the Orient Express. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni NC Getting to the Mitchell and more legends Nutcracker join The Band in 1978. Learn what goes into pro EX Miss Fisher’s ducing this elaborate ballet. Murder Mysteries 11:00 EX Joseph Rosendo’s Murder in the Dark Travelscope NC Visionaries Dreamin’ California’s Coast: Only in the Darkness Can Malibu to Big Sur DV You See the Stars DV NC Almanac Gardener 9:30 NC Religion & Ethics Getting the Most Out of Newsweekly Your Tomato Crop Bob Abernethy hosts this 11:30 TV BBC World News award-winning series. Catch the latest global 10:00 EX Father Brown news and analyses. The Man in the Shadows EX In the Americas NC Carolina with David Yetman Business Review Brazil’s Land of Sand Chris William and his guests NC Volunteer Gardener discuss business news in Experts share advice for the Carolinas. gardening, landscape 10:30 NC Market to Market design and farming. Mike Pearson covers the $100-billion food business. 11:00 EX Doctor Blake 2 FRIDAY Mysteries 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour The Heart of the Matter EX From the Vineyard NC Consuelo Mack Gregory Vineyard/ WealthTrack Yadkin Valley Bus Tour Get advice for managing NC Charlie Rose investments. 6:30 EX Flavor, NC 11:30 NC To the Contrary Vegetables From with Bonnie Erbe the Greenhouse Accomplished women discuss current events.


visit unctv.org 2:30 EX Desert Speaks 1 Medieval Drought in the Southwest NC Our State Living on Water/Camden County Jail/Playing by Heart 1:00 TV Rhythm & Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular Join legends of the 1960s and ‘70s for this classic concert special. EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Northern Ethiopia: Ancient History & Spiritual Present Catch the 40th anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s superstar-studded swan song for The Band on The Last Waltz, Friday, December 2, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

EX The Great British Baking Show 6 AM TV Mister Rogers’ The Final Neighborhood DV NC The Woodwright’s EX Expeditions with Shop with Roy Underhill Patrick McMillan Tool Chest From Bristol DV Ghosts of the Plains 9:30 TV Dinosaur Train DV NC Closer to Truth NC The Woodwright’s Why Anything at All? Shop with Roy Underhill 6:30 TV Daniel Tiger’s Blacksmithing Neighborhood DV 10:00 TV Forever Painless with EX Exploring Miranda Esmonde-White North Carolina Get groundbreaking, Edge of Life eye-opening news about NC Music & the chronic pain and its causes. Spoken Word EX New Scandinavian The Mormon Tabernacle Cooking Choir shares inspirational Innovative & Old Fashioned messages and music. NC Carolina 7:000 TV Sesame Street DV Outdoor Journal EX Carolina Spring White Bass Outdoor Journal Classics 10:30 EX Neven Maguire: Joe Albea and John Moore Home Chef share top moments from Graham Neville, Head this long-running series. Chef, Dublin’s Residence NC Between the Lines on St. Stephen’s Green with Barry Kibrick NC New Fly Fisher Woody Woodburn— Louisiana Delta Wooden & Me 11:00 EX From the Vineyard 7:30 TV Sesame Street DV Gregory Vineyard/ EX Carolina Yadkin Valley Bus Tour Outdoor Journal NC Central Texas Tough Morning Crappie Gardener NC Wider World Wild About Wildflowers An Irish group uses kites to 11:30 TV Brainfit: 50 Ways To make beaches accessible. Grow Your Brain with 8:00 TV Splash & Bubbles Daniel Amen, MD & EX North Carolina Tana Amen, RN Weekend Learn to ignite your energy NC Exploring and focus at any age. North Carolina EX Flavor, NC First Lost Colony Vegetables from the 8:30 TV Curious George Greenhouse EX Tennessee NC In the Garden Crossroads with Bryce Lane Discover the state’s unique Get the dirt on home personalities, places, foods, horticulture in this awardcrafts and events. winning series. NC A Craftsman’s Legacy Noon EX Smart Travels— The Metal Shaper Europe with Rudy Maxa 9:00 TV Nature Cat Munich & Bavaria Gimme Shelter/Goin’ Batty NC Growing a Greener World Epic Tomatoes in Raleigh

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NC NC Now 1:30 EX Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Over the Top Airline Seats DV

NC Curiosity Quest Race Car Building Learn about testing and building race cars in NC. 2:00 EX Globe Trekker Art Trails of the French Riviera NC SciTech Now North Carolina Blackbeard the Wave Glider 2:30 NC Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason introduces another fascinating person or place in our state. 3:00 TV Last of the Breed Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard star in this once-in-a-lifetime concert. EX Changing Seas Alien Invaders NC On Story Chris Cooper: A Conversation on Acting 3:30 EX This Wild Life Elephant Baby Boom NC Wider World An Irish group uses kites to make beaches accessible. 4:00 EX Wildest Islands Japan: Islands of Extremes DV

NC Theater Talk Michael Riedel, Susan Haskins and special guests celebrate the magical world of the stage. 4:30 TV Il Volo Notte Magica Enjoy a magical night in this tribute to The Three Tenors! NC Charlie Rose— The Week Get a retrospective of the acclaimed interviewer’s nightly program. 5:00 EX Greeks of the Sea Athens NC PBS NewsHour Weekend Gain insights about the week’s issues. 5:30 NC Washington Week December | 5


evening&weekend listings 6 PM TV Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics—The ‘60s The Beatles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and more music icons perform. EX Greeks of the Sea Naxos & Amorgos NC Classic Gospel Campfire Homecoming 7:00 EX Rudy Maxa’s World: The Taste of Japan Take an in-depth look at the amazing food and places that many visitors miss. NC Eamonn McCrystal: The Music of Christmas Premiere! Savor seasonal sounds from Belfast’s Grand Opera House. 8:00 TV Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop Join Frankie Valli, Little Richard, The Five Satins and more music legends. EX Globe Trekker
 Paris City Guide NC Song of the Mountains Valley Grass/ Jim Lauderdale 9:00 EX Great Continental Railway Journeys Rome to Taormina NC Austin City Limits Nine Inch Nails 10:00 TV Get Down Tonight— The Disco Explosion KC & The Sunshine Band and other 1970s dance music superstars reunite. EX Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Crossing the Andes NC Live at 9:30 X Ambassadors/Steep Canyon Rangers/Wavves/ Lianne La Havas 11:00 EX World’s Most Famous Train Explore the epitome of luxury and romance aboard the Orient Express. NC On Story Chris Cooper: A Conversation on Acting 11:30 NC Theater Talk

4 SUNDAY 6 AM TV Workplace Essential Skills EX How To Get Ahead At Renaissance Court NC Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Affordable Care Jeff Smith hosts this important program to help ensure that you’re insured. 6:30 TV Wild Kratts NC Music & the Spoken Word

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7:00 TV Thomas & Friends DV EX Globe Trekker West Texas NC Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 7:30 TV Bob the Builder DV NC Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00 TV Curious George DV EX Finding Your Roots Born Champions—Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King/ Rebecca Lobo DV NC Carolina Business Review 8:30 TV WordGirl DV NC Market to Market 9:00 TV More Trains Around North America: Great Scenic Railway Journeys Discover historic and scenic tourist railroads. EX Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion Examine the current reality of the Cuban Revolution and its uncertain future. NC Working Lunch 10:00 EX Cuba’s Secret Side Under the Radar DV NC North Carolina Bookwatch Scott Ellsworth— The Secret Game 10:30 NC White House Chronicle Get witty news analysis from the nation’s capital. 11:00 TV Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics—The ‘60s The Beatles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and more music icons perform. EX Cuba’s Secret Side The Truth Revealed DV NC Classic Gospel Campfire Homecoming Noon EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 1 DV NC Eamonn McCrystal: The Music of Christmas Savor seasonal sounds from Belfast’s Grand Opera House. 12:30 EX This American Land California’s Coastal Wilderness/Cleaning the Gulf of Mexico 1:00 TV Get Down Tonight— The Disco Explosion KC & The Sunshine Band and other 1970s dance music superstars reunite. EX Place to Call Home Day of Atonement NC Song of the Mountains Valley Grass/Jim Lauderdale 2:00 EX Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Raisins & Almonds

Get on up on the floor with A Taste of Honey on Get Down Tonight— The Disco Explosion, Saturday, December 3, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

NC Live at 9:30 X Ambassadors/Steep Canyon Rangers/Wavves/ Lianne La Havas 3:00 TV Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White Get groundbreaking, eye-opening news about chronic pain and its causes. EX Rosemary & Thyme A Simple Plot NC MotorWeek John Davis shares the latest automotive technologies and models. 3:30 NC Autoline this Week International Designs 4:00 EX Father Brown The Last Man NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Divers Rock Bonito 4:30 TV Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop Join Frankie Valli, Little Richard, The Five Satins and more music legends. NC Our State Soldier’s Story/Trail of Trust 5:00 EX Britain’s Hidden Heritage Mount Stewart NC PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30 NC BBC Newsnight Get comprehensive coverage of international news and current events. 6 PM EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Cumbria NC Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein Mental Health & the Criminal Justice System 6:30 TV André Rieu: Waltzing Forever Enjoy enchanting music in a stunning medieval town square in the Netherlands.


visit unctv.org NC Second Opinion Opioids to Heroin Addiction 7:00 EX Castles: Britain’s Fortified History Defense of the Realm See how castle ruins took on a unique appeal and nostalgia for an age of chivalry. NC Stories of the Mind The Innovators 7:30 NC In Good Shape See what’s new in wellness fitness and nutrition. 8:00 TV Best of Winterfest See what viewers like you like best! EX Nature’s Miracle Babies Tasmanian Devils NC Age of Champions Senior citizens compete at the National Senior Games. 9:00 EX Kangaroo Dundee Premiere! An Australian conservationist rescues and raises orphan joeys. NC Remember Pearl Harbor Hear stories of veterans and citizens who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. 9:30 TV Best of Winterfest See what viewers like you like best! 10:00 EX Changing Seas Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory 10:30 EX Changing Seas Beneath the Bridge NC Four-four-two, F Company at War Discover a WWII Army infantry regiment made up of Japanese Americans. 11:00 TV EastEnders EX Globe Trekker Antarctica NC Native Report 11:30 TV EastEnders NC Start Up Dinner & Apps

5 MONDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Cuba’s Secret Side The Truth Revealed DV NC Charlie Rose 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Portugal’s Heartland NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV A Chef’s Life Pimp My Grits EX Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Real Dangers of Pet Travel/ Hidden Gems of Jamaica

8:00 TV Pearl Harbor— USS Oklahoma: The Final Story Explore the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. EX Remember Pearl Harbor Hear stories of veterans and citizens who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. NC America’s Generations with Chuck Underwood The Boomers 9:00 TV Pearl Harbor— Into the Arizona Explore the Pearl Harbor attack’s aftermath from inside the USS Arizona. NC An American Christmas Hear carols from Charlotte’s Calvary Church and Asheville’s Biltmore Estate. 9:30 EX Pearl Harbor— USS Oklahoma: The Final Story Explore the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. 10:00 TV FRONTLINE The Secret History of Isis NC Crane Candlelight Concert Brightest & Best The Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present a very special holiday concert. 10:30 EX Pearl Harbor— Into the Arizona Explore the Pearl Harbor attack’s aftermath from inside the USS Arizona. 11:00 TV Waiting for God Scandal EX Changing Seas Sponge: Oldest Creatures in the Sea? 6 TUESDAY NC Growing a Greener World 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X A Taste of Louisiana Epic Tomatoes in Raleigh with Chef John Folse & Co. 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas Goose Cacciatore/ with David Yetman White Lake Lodge Nicaragua: Land of the NC Charlie Rose Shaking Earth Emerges 6:30 EX Annabel Langbein: NC Tennessee The Free Range Cook Crossroads Cooking for a Crowd 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report 7 WEDNESDAY EX Rick Steves’ Europe 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour Heart of England & South EX Changing Seas Wales Sponge: Oldest Creatures NC PBS NewsHour in the Sea? 7:30 TV Flavor, NC NC Charlie Rose Heritage Turkey 6:30 EX Changing Seas EX Smart Travels— Manatees: Conserving a Europe with Rudy Maxa Marine Mammal Madrid 8:00 TV Antiques Roadshow Austin, Part 3 EX Britain’s Hidden Heritage Berkeley Castle NC SciTech Now North Carolina Blackbeard the Wave Glider 8:30 NC Exploring North Carolina Lawson’s Voyage to the Carolinas 9:00 TV Antiques Roadshow Bismarck, Part 1 EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Royal Deeside NC Christmas Carol: The Concert Dickens’ classic is adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists. 10:00 TV Independent Lens Ballerina’s Tale Meet Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. EX Who Killed the Princes in the Tower? Did Richard III kill his nephews in order to make himself King? 10:30 NC Christmas Carol: Behind the Magic Go behind the curtain of this classic with Ira David Wood (Scrooge) and the rest of the cast and crew. 11:00 TV Film School Shorts Daily Grind EX How To Get Ahead Renaissance Court NC Tar Heel Traveler 11:30 TV BBC World News NC In the Garden with Bryce Lane

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evening&weekend listings Chris Cubas stars on Stand Up Empire, Thursday, December 8, at 10 PM, on the North Carolina Channel.

7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Germany’s Black Forest & Cologne NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV SciTech Now North Carolina The Science of Clay Learn the science behind North Carolina’s pottery industry. EX Mineral Explorers Arkansas 8:00 TV Nature Love in the Animal Kingdom Follow the antics of gorillas, flamingos and other animals. DV EX Flavor, NC Heritage Turkey NC Veterans Coffee Remembering Pearl Harbor Author James M. Scott (Target Tokyo, The War Below) is the guest speaker. 8:30 EX From the Vineyard Hinnant Family Vineyard/ Lu Mil Vineyard NC Battleship North Carolina: The Showboat Legacy Past and present merge with highlights spotlighting the USS North Carolina’s history and legacy. 9:00 TV NOVA Bombing Hitler’s Supergun Engineers and WWII historians investigate Hitler’s fearsome weapons bank. EX Mind of a Chef Instinct NC North Carolina Weekend 9:30 EX Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking Topping, VA—Oystermen Ryan & Travis Croxton & Chef Dylan Fultineer NC NC Now 10:00 TV Pearl Harbor— Into the Arizona Explore the Pearl Harbor attack’s aftermath from inside the USS Arizona. EX The Great British Baking Show Biscuits NC A Chef’s Life Holiday Special Vivian shares her vision of seasonal celebrations with peanut brittle and more. 11:00 TV Are You Being Served? Night Club EX Cuba’s Secret Side Under the Radar DV 8­ | December

NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Divers Rock Bonito 11:30 TV BBC World News NC New Fly Fisher Laurentian Lodge

8 THURSDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X Mike Colameco’s Real Food NY Ice Cream NC Charlie Rose 6:30 E X New Scandinavian Cooking Winning Game 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Scotland’s Islands & Highlands NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV Our State Chinqua Penn/Homeland Creamery/Land of Ahs EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Carcassonne & the Pyrenees 8:00 TV NC Now EX Rick Steves’ Europe Germany’s Dresden & Leipzig NC Holiday Sounds from Appalachian Let the festive fun begin with holiday hits from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. 8:30 TV Exploring North Carolina Bear Facts: North Carolina’s Big Game EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Hungary, Austria, Germany: Sampling the Danube DV 9:00 TV North Carolina Weekend EX Rick Steves Special European Christmas NC Envision: UNC School of the Arts Premiere! See fresh views from student filmmakers. 9:30 TV A Chef’s Life Rabbit NC Arts in Context Rebirth

10:00 TV High Point University Presents: Carol Dweck HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein speaks with a leading motivational researcher. EX European Christmas Markets Visit festive, charming markets in Germany, France and Switzerland. NC Stand Up Empire Series Premiere! Chris Cubas/ Saffron Herndon/Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival 10:30 EX Christmas on the Danube Explore stunning European landscape, history and culture. NC Stand Up Empire Kerry Awn/Kerri Lendo/ Shaun Branigan/ Fragile Rock 11:00 TV Keeping Up Appearances The Hostess EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Cruising the Mediterranean DV

NC Almanac Gardener Deer Resistant Plants 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Pernambuco: Brazil’s Other Carnival NC Volunteer Gardener

9 FRIDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX From the Vineyard Hinnant Family Vineyard/ Lu Mil Vineyard 6:30 EX Flavor, NC Heritage Turkey NC Charlie Rose 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe The Best of Sicily NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV NC Now EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Bordeaux & the Dordogne 8:00 TV Washington Week EX Doc Martin Driving Mr. McLynn NC North Carolina Bookwatch Robert Morgan— Chasing the North Star 8:30 TV North Carolina Weekend NC Working Lunch 9:00 TV First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb An all-star cast performs Cabaret and others by the Broadway songwriters.


visit unctv.org EX Miss Fisher’s NC Between the Lines Murder Mysteries with Barry Kibrick King Memses’ Curse Dr. Larry Arnn— NC Visionaries Churchill’s Trail In the Land of Conservation 7:30 TV Sesame Street DV DV EX Carolina 9:30 NC Religion & Ethics Outdoor Journal Newsweekly Lake James Smallmouth 10:00 TV Hitmakers NC Wider World Artists and label mavericks Denver, Colorado’s Anchor reveal the music industry’s Center helps teach visually resilience in the digital age. impaired children life skills. EX Father Brown 8:00 TV Splash & Bubbles The Curse of Amenhotep EX North Carolina NC Carolina Weekend Business Review NC Exploring 10:30 NC Market to Market North Carolina 11:00 TV Priceless Antiques Lawson’s Voyage to Roadshow the Carolinas EX Doctor Blake 8:30 TV Curious George DV Mysteries EX Tennessee Crossroads The Food of Love NC A Craftsman’s Legacy NC Consuelo Mack The Woodworker WealthTrack 9:00 TV Nature Cat 11:30 TV BBC World News EX Heirloom Meals NC To the Contrary Christmas with Bonnie Erbe Delve into America’s tried A Queen’s Journey and-true holiday recipes. NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill 10 SATURDAY Roman Work Bench DV 6 AM TV Mister Rogers’ 9:30 TV Dinosaur Train DV Neighborhood DV NC The Woodwright’s EX Expeditions with Shop with Roy Underhill Patrick McMillan Panel Frame & Dovetail Grassy Balds, The Heart 10:00 TV Brainfit: 50 Ways to of Roan Grow Your Brain with NC Closer to Truth Daniel Amen, MD & Time at Sea Tana Amen, RN 6:30 TV Daniel Tiger’s Learn to ignite your energy Neighborhood DV and focus at any age. EX Exploring EX New Scandinavian North Carolina Cooking Little Mountains Plenty of Foods NC Music & the NC Carolina Spoken Word Outdoor Journal 7:00 TV Sesame Street DV Divers Rock Bonito EX Carolina 10:30 EX Neven Maguire: Outdoor Journal Classics Home Chef Agnar Sverrisson, Head Chef, Texture NC New Fly Fisher Laurentian Lodge 11:00 EX From the Vineyard Hinnant/Lu Mil Winery Village NC Central Texas Gardener Summer Fireworks 11:30 TV National Park Symphony—The Mighty Five Celebrate the majesty of Utah’s five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony. EX Flavor, NC Heritage Turkey NC In the Garden with Bryce Lane Catch Sharon Jones on Hitmakers, Friday, December 9, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

Noon EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Salzburg & the Lakes District NC Growing a Greener World In Susan’s Garden: A Backyard Habitat in Harmony 12:30 TV Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White Get groundbreaking, eye-opening news about chronic pain and its causes. EX Desert Speaks Of Drought & Fire NC Our State Soldier’s Story/Trail of Trust 1:00 EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Land Without Limits: The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast DV NC NC Now 1:30 EX Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg The Invisibles DV NC Curiosity Quest A Day on the Farm 2:00 TV Rick Steves’ Guide to Cuba Tour Havana, visit the verdant Viñales national park and get practical travel tips. EX Globe Trekker Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique NC SciTech Now North Carolina The Science of Clay Learn the science behind North Carolina’s pottery industry. 3:00 TV Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop Join Frankie Valli, Little Richard, The Five Satins and more music legends. EX Changing Seas Reef Revival NC On Story Thelma & Louise: A Conversation with Callie Khouri 3:30 EX This Wild Life Monkeys in the Kitchen NC Wider World Denver, Colorado’s Anchor Center helps teach visually impaired children life skills. 4:00 EX Wildest Islands Philippines: Islands of Mystery DV NC Theater Talk 4:30 NC Charlie Rose— The Week 5:00 TV Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden sing holiday favorites. EX Greeks of the Sea Agathonisi NC PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30 NC Washington Week December | 9


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11 SUNDAY 6 AM TV Workplace Essential Skills EX How To Get Ahead Versailles NC Closer to Truth What Is Time? 6:30 TV Wild Kratts NC Music & the Spoken Word 10­ | December

North Carolina’s own Ryan Adams lets go on Austin City Limits, Saturday, December 10, at 9 PM, on the North Carolina Channel.

7:00 TV Thomas & Friends DV EX Globe Trekker Vietnam NC Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 7:30 TV Bob the Builder DV NC Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00 TV Curious George DV EX Finding Your Roots Our American Storytellers with Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper & Anna Deavere Smith DV NC Carolina Business Review 8:30 TV WordGirl DV NC Market to Market 9:00 TV Magic Moments— The Best of ‘50s Pop The McGuire Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Four Aces and more take the stage. EX Nazi Mega Weapons Hitler’s Megaships NC Working Lunch 10:00 EX Pearl Harbor— USS Oklahoma: The Final Story Explore the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. NC North Carolina Bookwatch Robert Morgan— Chasing the North Star 10:30 NC White House Chronicle 11:00 TV Rhythm & Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular Join legends of the 1960s and ‘70s for this classic concert special. EX Pearl Harbor— Into the Arizona Explore the Pearl Harbor attack’s aftermath from inside the USS Arizona. NC Classic Gospel Gaither Classics #1 Noon EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 2 DV

2:30 EX This American Land 1 Forage Fish, Wild Olympics, Biofuel From Cornfield 1:00 TV Last of the Breed Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard star in this once-in-a-lifetime concert. EX Place to Call Home That’s Amore Anna and Gino’s romance blooms as Olivia and James’ wilts. NC Song of the Mountains Emi Sunshine/Jesse McReynolds & Friends 2:00 EX Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Ruddy Gore NC Live at 9:30 Miike Snow/Melanie Martinez/Deerhunter/Pusha T/ Kurt Vile 2:30 TV André Rieu: Waltzing Forever Enjoy enchanting music in a stunning medieval town square in the Netherlands. 3:00 EX Rosemary & Thyme The Tree of Death NC MotorWeek 3:30 NC Autoline this Week Rebuilding the UAW 4:00 TV Il Volo Notte Magica Enjoy a magical night in this tribute to The Three Tenors! EX Father Brown The Upcott Fraternity NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Winter Stripers on Top 5:00 EX Britain’s Hidden Heritage Berkeley Castle NC PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30 TV Rick Steves’ Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild Celebrate wonderful outdoor and religious sites. NC BBC Newsnight 6 PM TV Great Performances Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration Join Indigo Girls, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris and more. EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Royal Deeside NC Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein Violence & Mental Illness 6:30 NC Second Opinion Borderline Personality Disorder


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6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co. Turtle Soup/Commander’s 7:00 EX Who Killed the Palace Princes in the Tower? NC Charlie Rose Did Richard III kill his 6:30 EX Annabel Langbein: nephews in order to make The Free Range Cook himself King? The Perfect Roast NC Stories of the Mind 7:00 TV Nightly Business Communities of Care Report 7:30 NC In Good Shape EX Rick Steves’ Europe 8:00 EX Nature’s Siena & Assisi: Italy’s Grand Miracle Babies 7:30 TV A Chef’s Life Hill Towns Rare Baby Parrot/Newborn Cracklin’ Kitchen NC PBS NewsHour Lemur/Tiny Wallaby/11 EX Travel Detective 7:30 TV From the Vineyard Beautiful Birds with Peter Greenberg Childress/Mothervine TV Manners of Traveling to Off-Limits Na EX Smart Travels— Downton Abbey: tions/Hidden Gems of St. Europe with Rudy Maxa A Masterpiece Special Petersburg/Clearwater DV Switzerland & the Alps The series’ historical advi 8:00 TV Antiques Roadshow 8:00 TV Central Park Five sor explores 1900s British Bismarck, Part 2 Examine the miscarriage aristocracy. DV EX Sacred Wonders of justice that followed a NC Passing on of Britain jogger’s 1989 rape. DV Explore end-of-life issues Discover an ancient land EX David Suchet on the through a series of compelscape of belief and ritual Orient Express ling and sensitive stories. beneath the surface. Explore the history of the 9:00 TV Great Performances: NC SciTech Now iconic train and its attracThe Hollow Crown— North Carolina tion for Agatha Christie. Henry VI The Science of Clay Learn NC America’s Part I England is in crisis, the science behind North Generations with war rages and divisions Carolina’s pottery industry. Chuck Underwood threaten the crown. 8:30 NC Exploring Generation X EX Kangaroo Dundee North Carolina 9:00 EX World’s Most Pillowcase Practice Green Gift Famous Train NC Veterans Coffee 9:00 TV Antiques Roadshow Explore the epitome of Remembering Pearl Harbor Bismarck, Part 3 luxury and romance aboard Author James M. Scott (Tar- EX Penelope Keith’s the Orient Express. get Tokyo, The War Below) Hidden Villages NC Holidays at is the guest speaker. East Sussex & Kent Murray State 9:30 NC North Carolina’s NC Lightwire Theater: The Murray State University WWII Experience A Very Electric Christmas Concert Choir, Wind En This original production A young bird encounters semble and Jazz Orchestra shares the war from the nutcracker soldiers and perform. eyes of North Carolinians. dancing flowers. 10:00 TV FRONTLINE 10:00 EX Changing Seas 10:00 TV Independent Lens Putin’s Way Probe corrup Living Fossils Powerless Witness a tion accusations surround 10:30 EX Changing Seas literal power struggle in ing the Russian leader. Biggest Fish in the Sea Kanpur, India. EX Real Rail Adventures: 11:00 TV EastEnders EX Britain’s Poshest Swiss Grand Tour EX Globe Trekker Nannies Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad Road Trip: Rust Belt Norland College in Britain & Montreux Highway, USA prepares students to be NC Anderson Univer 11:30 TV EastEnders nannies to the elite. sity’s Candles & Carols NC Start Up NC Christmas Carol: Musicians and choirs Have a Beer Outdoors Theater of the Mind perform orchestral pieces, Experience the beloved popular holiday arrange 12 MONDAY Dickens’ tale, presented ments and familiar carols. with live sound effects. 11:00 TV Waiting for God 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour 11:00 TV Film School Shorts Sabotage EX Pearl Harbor— Aspirations EX Joseph Rosendo’s Into the Arizona EX How To Get Ahead Travelscope Explore the Pearl Harbor Versailles Passage Through Chile’s attack’s aftermath from NC Tar Heel Traveler Tierra Del Fuego DV inside the USS Arizona. 11:30 TV BBC World News NC Growing a NC Charlie Rose NC In the Garden Greener World 7:00 TV Nightly Business with Bryce Lane In Susan’s Garden: A BackReport yard Habitat in Harmony EX Rick Steves’ Europe Eastern Turkey NC PBS NewsHour December | 11


evening&weekend listings 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Alaska: The Wilderness of the Volcanoes NC Tennessee Crossroads

14 WEDNESDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Changing Seas Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Changing Seas Beneath the Bridge 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Dublin & Mystical Sidetrips NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV SciTech Now North Carolina Fast Flyers NC researchers track migrating birds travelling at 65 mph. EX Mineral Explorers Brazil: The Center for Gemstones 8:00 TV Nature Legendary White Stallions DV

EX Heirloom Meals Christmas Delve into America’s triedand-true holiday recipes. NC North Carolina Weekend 8:30 NC NC Now 9:00 TV NOVA Mystery of a Masterpiece Cutting-edge imaging analysis helps tie a striking portrait of a young woman to Leonardo da Vinci. DV EX Mind of a Chef Ludobites NC A Chef’s Life Gone Clamming, Part 1 9:30 EX Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking Outstanding in the Field— Chef Oliver Ridgeway NC Flavor, NC Truffles 10:00 TV Secrets of the Dead Van Gogh’s Ear The night when the artist cut his own ear defines his turbulent life and art. EX The Great British Baking Show Bread NC Craft in America Holiday See lavish gingerbread houses at Asheville’s Grove Park Inn and handmade Chanukah menorahs. 11:00 TV Are You Being Served? Friends & Neighbors 12­ | December

Lidia Bastianich cooks up a hearty Holiday for Heroes on Lidia Celebrates America, Friday, December 16, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

EX Cuba’s Secret Side The Truth Revealed DV NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Divers Rock Bonito 11:30 TV BBC World News NC New Fly Fisher Montana Terrestrials

15 THURSDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X Mike Colameco’s Real Food Keens/Costata NC Charlie Rose 6:30 E X New Scandinavian Cooking Pyramids of the North 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV Our State Chimney Rock/For the Birds/Hidden Treasure EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Alpine Christmas 8:00 TV NC Now EX Rick Steves’ Europe Germany’s Frankfurt & Nurnberg NC Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers Revel in holiday favorites from the acclaimed community handbell choir. 8:30 TV Exploring North Carolina Women in Science EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope The Cook Islands: Cultural Paradise DV 9:00 TV North Carolina Weekend

EX Lidia Celebrates America Home for the Holidays NC Envision: UNC School of the Arts 9:30 TV A Chef’s Life More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish NC Arts in Context In Face Witness the complex lives of three drag queens in Austin, Los Angeles and Atlanta. 10:00 TV Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi— A Holiday Special Enjoy more seasonal sounds from this gifted handbell choir. EX Christmastime in New Orleans Savor the Crescent City’s sounds, sights and acclaimed cuisine. NC Stand Up Empire Rob Gagnon, LaShonda Lester & Danny Jock 10:30 EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Christmas in Switzerland DV NC Stand Up Empire Martin Urbano/Avery Moore/Codetown Theatre/ Austin Improv Scene 11:00 TV Keeping Up Appearances Daddy’s Accident EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope The Many Faces of Los Cabos, Mexico DV NC Almanac Gardener Growing Blackberries 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Reefs, Ruins, And Revivals: Belize’s Melting Pot NC Volunteer Gardener


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16 FRIDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Taste of History Charles Thomson’s Great Seal of the United States NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Flavor, NC Bison 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Germany’s Romantic Rhine & Rothenburg NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV NC Now EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Out of Rome 8:00 TV Washington Week EX Doc Martin The Departed NC North Carolina Bookwatch Bryan King & Shane Heavner—12 Bones Smokehouse 8:30 TV North Carolina Weekend NC Working Lunch 9:00 TV Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba The world-famous violinist showcases musicians from America and Cuba. DV EX Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Murder Most Scandalous NC Visionaries The Story of US DV 9:30 NC Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 10:00 TV Lidia Celebrates America Holiday for Heroes EX Father Brown The Invisible Man NC Carolina Business Review 10:30 NC Market to Market 11:00 TV Priceless Antiques Roadshow EX Doctor Blake Mysteries A Foreign Field NC Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 11:30 TV BBC World News NC To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe Unslut

6:30 TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV EX Exploring North Carolina Wilderness Next Door NC Music & the Spoken Word 7:00 TV Sesame Street DV EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Classics NC Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick Gary Szenderski— Szen Zone 7:30 TV Sesame Street DV EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Summer Black Drum NC Wider World Visit a youth center that helps at-risk kids with learning disabilities. 8:00 TV Splash & Bubbles EX North Carolina Weekend NC Exploring North Carolina The Green Gift 8:30 TV Curious George DV EX Tennessee Crossroads NC A Craftsman’s Legacy The Glassblower 9:00 TV Nature Cat EX Lidia Celebrates America Holiday for Heroes NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Staked Furniture DV 9:30 TV Dinosaur Train DV NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Colonial Williamsburg 10:00 TV North Carolina Weekend EX New Scandinavian Cooking Happy Holiday Food NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Winter Stripers on Top

17 SATURDAY 6 AM TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV EX Expeditions with Patrick McMillan The Rite of Spring NC Closer to Truth What Is Time?

0:30 TV America’s Heartland 1 Veteran Farmers/ Massachusetts Farm School EX Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food Christmas Made Easy NC New Fly Fisher Montana Terrestrials 11:00 TV Growing a Greener World Growing Healthy Foods & Sustainable Communities EX Heirloom Meals Christmas Delve into America’s triedand-true holiday recipes. NC Central Texas Gardener Articulture 11:30 TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home It’s Tulip Time NC In the Garden with Bryce Lane Noon TV Victory Garden’s Ediblefeast San Diego EX The Great British Baking Show Premiere! 2013 Christmas Masterclass NC Growing a Greener World Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects 12:30 TV British Antiques Roadshow Newstead Abbey, Part 2 NC Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Affordable Care Jeff Smith hosts this important program to help ensure that you’re insured. 1:00 TV Antiques Roadshow Bismarck, Part 2 EX The Great British Baking Show Premiere! 2014 Christmas Masterclass NC NC Now 1:30 NC Curiosity Quest Ice Sculpting 2:00 TV Rick Steves’ Europe The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam EX The Great British Baking Show Premiere! Masterclass 1 NC SciTech Now North Carolina Fast Flyers NC researchers track migrating birds travelling at 65 mph. 2:30 TV Travelscope Port Aransas: Fun on the Texas Coast NC Tar Heel Traveler

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evening&weekend listings 3:00 TV A Craftsman’s Legacy The Cooper EX The Great British Baking Show Premiere! Masterclass 2 NC On Story The Screenwriter’s Path 3:30 TV American Woodshop Two-Drawer Tool Tray NC Wider World Visit a youth center that helps at-risk kids with learning disabilities. 4:00 TV The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Double Casement Window

9:30 TV Ask This Old House HVAC Zoning/Plaster Patch NC Visionaries The Story of US DV 10:00 TV NC Now EX World’s Most Famous Train Explore the epitome of luxury and romance aboard the Orient Express. NC North Carolina Bookwatch Bryan King & Shane Heavner—12 Bones Smokehouse: A Mountain BBQ Cookbook DV 10:30 TV SciTech Now EX The Great North Carolina British Baking Show Fast Flyers NC researchers Premiere! Masterclass 3 track migrating birds travel NC Theater Talk ling at 65 mph. 4:30 TV This Old House NC White House Arlington Arts & Crafts/ Chronicle A Steely Den 11:00 TV Carolina NC Charlie Rose— Outdoor Journal The Week Jetty Trout 5:00 TV Carolina EX Real Rail Adventures: Outdoor Journal Swiss Grand Tour Jetty Trout Take in Swiss sights EX The Great and sounds. British Baking Show NC Classic Gospel 18 SUNDAY Premiere! Masterclass 4 Tribute to the Goodmans NC PBS NewsHour 6 AM TV Workplace 11:30 TV Black Issues Forum Weekend Essential Skills A Look Behind the NCA&T 5:30 TV PBS NewsHour EX Richard Bangs’ Chorus Learn about people Weekend Adventures with Purpose and topics around African NC Washington Week Hong Kong, Macau & American life in NC and 6 PM TV Lawrence Welk Show Guangdong: Quest beyond (visit unctv.org/bif). Pleasant Dreams for Harmony Noon TV North Carolina EX The Great NC Closer to Truth Bookwatch British Baking Show Why Believe in God? Bryan King & Shane 2015 Christmas Masterclass 6:30 TV Wild Kratts Heavner—12 Bones NC Classic Gospel NC Music & the Smokehouse: A Mountain Tribute to the Goodmans Spoken Word BBQ Cookbook 7:00 TV Keeping Up 7:00 TV Thomas & Friends DV EX Joseph Rosendo’s Appearances EX Globe Trekker Travelscope Father Christmas (1991) Food Hour: Southern China Uncovering South Korea DV EX Smart Travels— NC Religion & Ethics NC A Cockman Europe with Rudy Maxa Newsweekly Family Christmas: Alpine Christmas 7:30 TV Bob the Builder DV Maker of the Stars NC A Cockman NC Consuelo Mack This family bluegrass band Family Christmas: WealthTrack from the NC mountains will Maker of the Stars 8:00 TV Curious George DV put you in the holiday spirit! This family bluegrass band EX Finding Your Roots 12:30 TV Flavor, NC from the NC mountains will The Melting Pot with Tom Vegetables From put you in the holiday spirit! Colicchio, Ming Tsai & the Greenhouse 7:30 TV Keeping Up Aarón Sánchez DV EX This American Land Appearances NC Carolina Owyhee Canyonlands/ The Pageant Business Review Sustainable Alaskan Village EX Joseph Rosendo’s 8:30 TV WordGirl DV 1:00 TV A Chef’s Life Travelscope NC Market to Market My Watermelon Baby Christmas in Switzerland DV 9:00 TV This Old House EX Place to Call Home 8:00 TV Midsomer Murders Arlington Arts & Crafts/ Boom! George and Anna Last Year’s Model, Part 2 One Brick at a Time give Sarah a lift to Sydney EX Globe Trekker EX David Suchet on the and her ill mother. Caribbean Islands: Orient Express NC Song of the Mountains St. Lucia, Martinique Explore the history of the Lightnin’ Charlie/ NC Song of the Mountains iconic train, and its attracThe Ransom Notes Lightnin’ Charlie/ tion for Agatha Christie. 1:30 TV From the Vineyard The Ransom Notes NC Working Lunch Gregory Vineyard/ Yadkin Valley Bus Tour 14­ | December

9:00 TV Masterpiece MYSTERY! Sherlock, Series 3: His Last Vow DV EX Great Continental Railway Journeys Spain/Portugal: La Coruña to Lisbon NC Austin City Limits Sleater-Kinney/ Heartless Bastard 10:00 EX Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Slow Train to Guantanamo NC Live at 9:30 Grace Potter/Chris Robinson/Soul Rebels/Twin Peaks 10:30 TV Sherlock on Masterpiece The Abominable Bride DV 11:00 EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Alpine Christmas NC On Story The Screenwriter’s Path 11:30 EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Christmas in Switzerland DV NC Theater Talk


visit unctv.org 2:00 TV America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Grilled Chicken & Salad with a Kick EX Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Murder in Montparnasse NC Live at 9:30 Grace Potter/Chris Robinson/Soul Rebels/Twin Peaks 2:30 TV Cook’s Country Grilled & Smoked 3:00 TV Lidia Celebrates America Home for the Holidays EX Rosemary & Thyme Memory of Water, Part 1 NC MotorWeek 3:30 NC Autoline this Week Continental: Supplying the Future 4:00 TV Lidia Celebrates America Holiday for Heroes EX Father Brown The Kemblefored Boggart NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Tough Morning Crappie 5:00 TV Charlie Rose— The Week EX Sacred Wonders of Britain NC PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30 TV PBS NewsHour Weekend NC BBC Newsnight 6 PM TV Doc Martin The Family Way EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages East Sussex & Kent NC Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein Depression & Motherhood 6:30 NC Second Opinion Tourette Syndrome 7:00 TV Place to Call Home No Secrets, Ever Jack is furious at Carolyn for having kept secret the fact they have a daughter. EX Britain’s Poshest Nannies Norland College in Britain prepares students to be nannies to the elite. NC Stories of the Mind Inside Schizophrenia 7:30 NC In Good Shape 8:00 TV More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special The series’ historical advisor reveals Social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s. EX Forces of Nature Shape

EX Rick Steves’ Europe The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway & the Aran Islands NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV A Chef’s Life Tomatoes...You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey EX Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Training Passengers Like Crew Members 8:00 TV Antiques Roadshow The Best of 20 EX Sacred Wonders of Britain NC SciTech Now North Carolina Fast Flyers NC researchers Broadway star Laura Osnes sings track migrating birds travelholiday hosannas on Christmas with ling at 65 mph. the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Monday, December 19, at 9 PM, on 8:30 NC Exploring UNC-TV. North Carolina Changing Sands NC End of Life Decisions 9:00 TV Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Town Hall  Broadway star Laura Osnes Caregivers, patients and and actor Martin Jarvis join doctors discuss issues the choir and orchestra. that arise.  EX Penelope Keith’s 9:00 TV Great Performances: Hidden Villages The Hollow Crown— East Anglia Henry VI, Part 2 Bitter rivalries erupt; feeble NC Christmas with Moravians King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. The late music star George Hamilton IV narrates this EX Kangaroo Dundee look at the Moravians’ Following the Leader warm holiday traditions. NC American St. Nick 10:00 TV Independent Lens American Army troops brought hope and joy back Happiness A 9-year-old monk walks three days to the Luxembourg people for television. during WWII  EX Edward & Wallis— 10:00 EX Changing Seas A Story of Love & Destiny Galapagos: Windows Into Get the real story of a man the Future born to be King who gave NC Doolittle’s Raiders: it all up for love. A Final Toast Salute the WWII troops be- NC Xmas Without China hind a daring raid on Japan Can Americans survive the Christmas season without during in 1942. Chinese products? 10:30 EX Changing Seas 11:00 TV Film School Shorts Saving Sawfish Crossed Stars 11:00 EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Tea EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages NC Native Report Get a native perspective on South-West England NC Tar Heel Traveler news and current events. 11:30 TV BBC World News 11:30 TV EastEnders NC In the Garden NC Start Up with Bryce Lane Cheesy Effects

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6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad & Montreux NC Charlie Rose 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report

6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co. Grilled Beaver/Lewis & Clark NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook A Taste of Asia

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evening&weekend listings See the moving story of the First Silent Night, Thursday, December 22, at 9 PM, on the Explorer Channel.

7:00 TV Nightly Business Report NC PBS NewsHour EX Rick Steves’ Europe Munich & the Foothills of the Alps 7:30 TV From the Vineyard Divine Llama/Adams EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast 8:00 TV White House: Inside Story Gain access to America’s most iconic residence. EX Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops Celebrate with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. NC America’s Generations with Chuck Underwood The Millennials 9:00 EX Southern Celtic Christmas Concert Celebrate holiday traditions through music, poetry, dance and song. NC 52nd Annual Wassail Concert at Chapman University Join 150 students and musicians for this holiday concert event at Chapman University. 10:00 TV FRONTLINE Policing the Police See reforms inside the Newark Police Department. EX Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadway star Laura Osnes and actor Martin Jarvis join the choir and orchestra. NC Bucknell Candlelight Christmas Settle in for uplifting sacred music and familiar carols. 11:00 TV Waiting for God Politics EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Nicaragua: Culturally Rich & Naturally Beautiful DV NC Growing a Greener World Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Panama’s Wild West NC Tennessee Crossroads

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21 WEDNESDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Changing Seas Living Fossils NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Changing Seas Biggest Fish in the Sea 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV SciTech Now North Carolina Tiny Organs Researchers build miniature human organs on silicon chips. EX Mineral Explorers Brazil: The Estrada Real 8:00 TV Nature Snow Chick See the amazing journey of a vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick. DV EX A Chef’s Life Holiday Special Vivian shares her vision of seasonal celebrations with peanut brittle and more. NC North Carolina Weekend 8:30 NC NC Now 9:00 TV NOVA Secrets of Noah’s Ark Discover a surprising new Biblical flood story from a 3,700-year-old clay tablet. EX Lidia Celebrates America Holiday for Heroes NC A Chef’s Life Gone Clamming, Part 2 9:30 NC Holidays in Flavor, NC Lisa Prince journeys across our state to celebrate our most cherished traditions. 10:00 TV Secrets of the Dead The Lost Gardens of Babylon Learn about the existence, location and construction of the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon. DV

EX The Great British Baking Show Desserts NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Roman Work Bench DV 10:30 NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Panel Frame & Dovetail 11:00 TV Are You Being Served? Pop Star EX The World’s Most Famous Train Explore the epitome of luxury and romance aboard the Orient Express. NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Tough Morning Crappie 11:30 TV BBC World News NC New Fly Fisher Hebgen Lake Gulpers

22 THURSDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X Mike Colameco’s Real Food Il Buco NC Charlie Rose 6:30 E X New Scandinavian Cooking The South of Norway: Shellfish for Summer 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe The Majesty of Madrid NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV Our State Tryon Palace/David Holt/ Energy Xchange EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Four Great Cities II 8:00 TV NC Now EX Rick Steves’ Europe Bulgaria NC Christmas in Duke Chapel Experience all the glory of the holiday.


visit unctv.org 8:30 TV Exploring North Carolina Basin Basics EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Peru: The Amazon & Beyond DV 9:00 TV North Carolina Weekend EX First Silent Night Simon Callow travels to Austria to uncover the carol’s moving origins. NC Envision: UNC School of the Arts 9:30 TV Holidays in Flavor, NC Lisa Prince journeys across our state to celebrate our most cherished traditions. NC Arts in Context Here and Beyond Blue Lapis Light’s aerial dance transforms urban environments into works of art. 10:00 EX Night Before Christmas Carol David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and other familiar characters. NC Stand Up Empire Daniel Rubb Webb/Roxy Castillo/Greetings from Queer Mountain TV A Chef’s Life Holiday Special Vivian shares her vision of seasonal celebrations with peanut brittle and more. 10:30 NC Stand Up Empire Lisa Delarios/Chip Pope/ Workout with Erica Nix 11:00 TV Keeping Up Appearances The New Vicar EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Berlin & Western Poland: Over the Borderline DV NC Almanac Gardener Growing Medicinal Herbs 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Argentina’s Route 40: From the Steppes to the Lake NC Volunteer Gardener

23 FRIDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Taste of History George Washington in Barbados NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Flavor, NC Well Fed Garden 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Normandy: War Torn Yet Full of Life NC PBS NewsHour

7:30 TV NC Now EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Europe Just for Fun 8:00 TV Washington Week EX Doc Martin Midwife Crisis NC North Carolina Bookwatch Bart Ehrman— Jesus Before the Gospels 8:30 TV North Carolina Weekend NC Well Read Anuradha Roy— Sleeping on Jupiter 9:00 TV Shakespeare Live! From the RSC Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench mark the Bard’s life and work. EX Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries A Christmas Murder NC Visionaries In the Spirit of Cooperation, Part 1 DV 9:30 NC Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 10:00 EX Father Brown The Sign of the Broken Sword NC Carolina Business Review 10:30 NC Market to Market 11:00 TV Priceless Antiques Roadshow EX Doctor Blake Mysteries Smoke & Mirrors NC Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 11:30 TV BBC World News NC To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe Filthy Dreamers

24 SATURDAY 6 AM TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV EX Expeditions with Patrick McMillan Belize: The Mayan Forest NC Closer to Truth Why Believe in God? 6:30 TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV EX Exploring North Carolina Passion for the Land NC Music & the Spoken Word 7:00 TV Sesame Street DV EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Classics NC Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick Illeana Douglas— I Blame Dennis Hopper

7:30 TV Sesame Street DV EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Jetty Trout NC Wider World Meet an athlete injured in a snowboarding accident. 8:00 TV Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas George and the Man with the Yellow Hat prepare for Christmas. DV EX North Carolina Weekend NC Exploring North Carolina Changing Sands 8:30 EX Tennessee Crossroads NC A Craftsman’s Legacy The Guitar Maker 9:00 TV Nature Cat EX A Chef’s Life Holiday Special Vivian shares her vision of seasonal celebrations with peanut brittle and more. NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Roman Work Bench DV 9:30 TV Dinosaur Train DV NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Panel Frame & Dovetail 10:00 TV North Carolina Weekend EX Christmas in Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller The chef visits the 600-yearold Christmas festival in his Ribeauville hometown. NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Tough Morning Crappie 10:30 EX Christmas in Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller The chef visits a famous French jam maker and makes Alsatian onion pie. TV America’s Heartland Modern Cattle Drive/In Search of Greener Pastures NC New Fly Fisher Hebgen Lake Gulpers 11:00 TV Growing a Greener World Redeeming Your Ground EX Lidia Celebrates America Home for the Holidays NC Central Texas Gardener Make a Splash 11:30 TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Super-Duper NC In the Garden with Bryce Lane

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evening&weekend listings Noon TV From the Vineyard 3:30 TV American Woodshop Childress/Mothervine Shop Jigs EX Smart Travels— NC Wider World Europe with Rudy Maxa Meet an athlete injured in a Alpine Christmas snowboarding accident. NC Growing a 4:00 TV The Woodwright’s Greener World Shop with Roy Underhill A Year in the Life of the Tool Chest Hinges & Latch DV Garden Farm EX 32nd Annual 12:30 TV British Antiques Fort Lauderdale Roadshow Christmas Pageant Townely Hall, Part 1 Witness a winter wonder EX European land, familiar carols and Christmas Markets new multidimensional Visit festive, charming marurban streetscape. kets in Germany, France NC Theater Talk and Switzerland. 4:30 TV This Old House NC Our State Old Stone House/Roanoke Arlington Arts & Crafts/ One Brick at a Time River/Fragile Canvas NC Charlie Rose— 1:00 TV Antiques Roadshow The Week The Best of 20 Years 5:00 TV Carolina EX Joseph Rosendo’s Outdoor Journal Travelscope Christmas in Switzerland DV Drifting for Catfish EX Christmas on the Trail NC NC Now Join some of the finest 1:30 EX Family Travel cowboy poets and musiwith Colleen Kelly cians around the Yuletide Chicago: My Kind of Town campfire. for the Holidays NC PBS NewsHour NC Curiosity Quest Weekend Banjo Making 5:30 TV PBS NewsHour 2:00 TV Rick Steves’ Europe Weekend Prague NC Washington Week EX Christmas 6 PM TV Lawrence Welk Show on the Danube Christmas Explore stunning EX Joy: An Irish European landscapes, Christmas history and culture.
 Keith and Kristyn Getty NC SciTech Now share Irish reels and jigs, North Carolina carols and modern hymns. Tiny Organs Researchers NC Classic Gospel build miniature human Cathedrals Farewell Celorgans on silicon chips. ebration with The Statler 2:30 TV Travelscope Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys Rwanda: Among & Sandi Patty the Gorillas 7:00 TV Raleigh Ringers: EX Christmastime One Winter Evening in New Orleans at Meymandi— Savor the Crescent City’s A Holiday Special sounds, sights and ac Enjoy more seasonal claimed cuisine. sounds from this gifted NC Tar Heel Traveler handbell choir. 3:00 TV A Craftsman’s Legacy EX Joshua Bell The Master Penman Presents Musical Gifts EX Southern Celtic The renowned violinist perChristmas Concert forms an intimate concert Celebrate holiday traditions in his Manhattan residence. through music, poetry, NC Christmas dance and song. with the Duttons NC On Story Breaking Bad: A Conversa- Three generations present joyful song, dance, comedy tion with Vince Gilligan and surprises.

8:00 TV Midsomer Murders Ghosts of Christmas Past, Part 1 EX Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadway star Laura Osnes and actor Martin Jarvis join the choir and orchestra. NC Song of the Mountains Lonesome River Band 8:45 TV Midsomer Murders Ghosts of Christmas Past, Part 2 9:00 EX Three Tenors Christmas Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Plácido Domingo sing seasonal songs. NC Austin City Limits Tom Waits 9:30 TV Beaufort Christmas The town celebrates with a unique flotilla. 10:00 TV Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops Celebrate with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. EX Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden sing holiday favorites. NC Live at 9:30 Leon Bridges/Wolfmother/ Andrew McMahon/Lake Street Dive 11:00 TV Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadway star Laura Osnes and actor Martin Jarvis join the choir and orchestra. EX First Silent Night Simon Callow travels to Austria to uncover the carol’s moving origins. NC On Story Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan 11:30 NC Theater Talk

25 SUNDAY 6 AM TV Workplace Essential Skills EX Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose Geneva & the Matterhorn NC Closer to Truth Alternative Concepts of God 6:30 TV Wild Kratts NC Music & the Spoken Word

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visit unctv.org 7:00 TV Thomas & Friends ‘Tis the Season To Be Jolly Diesel is visited by ghostly engines that remind him of his past mistakes. DV EX Rick Steves Special European Christmas NC Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 7:30 TV Bob the Builder Trouble at Christmas DV NC Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:00 TV Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas George and the Man with the Yellow Hat prepare for Christmas. DV EX Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir Enjoy rich choral music traditions from Nidaros Cathedral. NC Carolina Business Review 8:30 NC Market to Market 9:00 TV The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! The Cat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer home in time for Christmas. DV EX Joy: An Irish Christmas Keith and Kristyn Getty share Irish reels and jigs, carols and modern hymns. NC White House Chronicle 10:00 TV Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadway star Laura Osnes and actor Martin Jarvis join the choir and orchestra. EX Southern Celtic Christmas Concert Celebrate holiday traditions through music, poetry, dance and song. NC North Carolina Bookwatch Bart Ehrman— Jesus Before the Gospels 10:30 NC Well Read Anuradha Roy— Sleeping on Jupiter 11:00 TV Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops Celebrate with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. EX Celtic Thunder Christmas Outstanding live performances pay homage to holiday favorites. NC Classic Gospel Cathedrals Farewell Celebration with The Statler Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys & Sandi Patty

EX Sacred Wonders of Britain NC PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30 NC BBC Newsnight 6 PM TV Doc Martin Out of the Woods EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages East Anglia NC Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein Psychiatry: Past, Present Cyber-Seniors find a brave, new & Future world, Sunday, December 25, at 8 PM, 6:30 NC Second Opinion on the North Carolina Channel. Broken Heart Syndrome TV Place to Call Home Noon TV Holiday Handbells: I Believe All struggle after The Raleigh Ringers Bert’s death; Sarah fights Revel in holiday favorites her own demons. from the acclaimed com 7:00 EX Edward & Wallis— munity handbell choir. A Story of Love & Destiny EX Three Tenors Get the real story of a man Christmas born to be King who gave Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carit all up for love. reras and Plácido Domingo NC Health Insurance sing seasonal songs. Open Enrollment: NC Christmas Affordable Care with the Duttons Three generations present Jeff Smith hosts this important program to help joyful song, dance, comedy ensure that you’re insured. and surprises. 7:30 TV Call the Midwife 1:00 TV A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
 Holiday Special A grieving mother receives Vivian shares her vision of a surprise as Poplar readies seasonal celebrations with for Christmas 1960. peanut brittle and more. NC In Good Shape EX Place to Call Home 8:00 EX Forces of Nature Worlds Apart Elizabeth is rushed to the hospital; Jack Elements NC Cyber-Seniors confirms her heart attack. NC Song of the Mountains Senior citizens take their first steps into cyber-space Lonesome River Band under the tutelage of teen 2:00 TV Call the Midwife age mentors. Holiday Special A grieving mother receives 9:00 TV Great Performances: The Hollow Crown: a surprise as Poplar readies Richard III for Christmas 1960. In his quest for the crown, EX Miss Fisher’s Richard plans the murder of Murder Mysteries his brother George. Away with the Fairies EX India— NC Live at 9:30 Nature’s Wonderland Leon Bridges/Wolfmother/ Experience a ritual tiger Andrew McMahon/Lake dance, see lions and elStreet Dive ephants and climb the 3:00 EX Rosemary & Thyme Himalayas. Memory of Water, Part 2 NC Roadtrip Nation: NC MotorWeek The Next Mission 3:30 TV Sherlock on  Three veterans seek out felMasterpiece low service members who The Abominable Bride DV have successfully transi NC Autoline this Week tioned into the workforce. Print My Ride 10:00 EX Changing Seas 4:00 EX Father Brown Coral Hybrids The Lair of the Libertines NC Lincoln Awards: NC Carolina A Concert for Veterans Outdoor Journal & the Military Jetty Trout  This concert recognizes 5:00 TV Mr. Stink persons who give support Chloe befriends an unusual to veterans. tramp and learns that there 10:30 EX Changing Seas is more to him than meets Sunken Stories the eye—or nose. December | 19


evening&weekend listings Independent Lens introduces you to a North Carolina family on Meet the Patels, Monday, December 26, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

1:00 EX Globe Trekker 1 Hawaii NC Native Report 11:30 TV EastEnders NC Start Up Alpaca the Candles

26 MONDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Globe Trekker Food Hour: Ireland NC Charlie Rose 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Highlights of Castile: Toledo & Salamanca NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV A Chef’s Life The World Is Your Oyster EX Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Boating Safety 8:00 TV Antiques Roadshow Birmingham, Part 1 EX Sacred Wonders of Britain NC SciTech Now North Carolina Tiny Organs Researchers build miniature human organs on silicon chips. 8:30 NC Exploring North Carolina Natural Boundary 9:00 TV Independent Lens Meet the Patels A 30-yearold single man from a Hindu family enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.

EX Royalty Close Up: the Photography of Kent Gavin The Queen & I/ Portraits of a Princess NC Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Affordable Care Jeff Smith hosts this important program to help ensure that you’re insured. 9:30 NC Lives on the Hill: Preserving the Legacy of Dix Hospital Citizens try to memorialize a historic property. EX Royalty Close Up: The Photography of Kent Gavin By Royal Appointment/ William, Kate & Harry Too 10:30 EX Born To Be King This fascinating portrait of royal childhood in Britain marks the birth of Prince George of Cambridge. TV Vicious Holiday Special A wicked game of Truth or Dare digs up hidden truths at Freddie and Stuart’s holiday soiree.

1:00 TV Film School Shorts 1 Somebody To Love EX Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Devon & Cornwall NC Tar Heel Traveler 11:30 TV BBC World News

27 TUESDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co. Dove Breast Delight/The Duck Camp NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook Fiesta for Friends 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Belfast & the Best of Northern Ireland NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV From the Vineyard Wine Competition/ Misty Creek EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa A Music Lover’s Europe

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visit unctv.org 8:00 TV Eero Saarinen: American Masters Explore the life of this visionary Finnish-American architectural giant. EX Year in Space Go behind-the-scenes of astronaut Scott Kelly’s 12-month stay on the International Space Station. NC Boomers Up. No Excuse. Chuck Underwood discusses the Baby Boomer Leadership Era with research-backed accuracy. 9:00 TV FRONTLINE Exodus Witness first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. EX To Catch a Comet A spacecraft orbiter attempts to land on the surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun. NC Global Leaders: The Next Generation The next generation of movers and shakers works for positive change. 10:00 EX NOVA Alien Planets NC Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story The philanthropist’s countless inventions and investments helped the US grow from an agrarian society to an industrial power. DV 11:00 TV Waiting for God Sleeping Pills EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Bonjour, Montréal DV NC Growing a Greener World A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Vaquejada to Jangada: Into Rural Ceara, Brazil NC Tennessee Crossroads

28 WEDNESDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Changing Seas Galapagos: Windows into the Future NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Changing Seas Saving Sawfish 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe London: Mod & Trad NC PBS NewsHour

7:30 TV SciTech Now North Carolina Toxic Testers Zebrafish are the key to testing toxic chemicals. EX Mineral Explorers Mexico 8:00 TV Nature Cold Warriors: Wolves & Buffalo Follow epic life and death dramas in nature. DV EX Foods That Make You Say Mmm-mmm Bob Garner samples signature dishes from across NC. NC North Carolina Weekend 8:30 NC NC Now 9:00 TV NOVA Building Pharaoh’s Chariot Experts test replicas of Egyptian chariots. EX Mind of a Chef Dessert NC A Chef’s Life What’s Your Beef? 9:30 EX Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking Greenough, MT—Chef Ben Jones & Rory Schepisi NC Flavor, NC J&B Herb Farms 10:00 TV Egypt’s Treasure Guardians Meet people determined to bring Egypt back from the brink and keep its heritage safe. EX The Great British Baking Show Alternative Ingredients NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Staked Furniture DV 10:30 NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Colonial Williamsburg 11:00 TV Are You Being Served? Christmas Crackers EX Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad & Montreux NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Jetty Trout 11:30 TV BBC World News NC New Fly Fisher Cape Cod

29 THURSDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour E X Mike Colameco’s Real Food Battersby/Dover NC Charlie Rose 6:30 E X New Scandinavian Cooking Mid-Norway: Old-Fashioned Sweet Tooth 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Highlights of Paris: Eiffel & Monet to Crème Brulée NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV Our State Sand & Wood/Harper House/Puppet Masters EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Maui & Hawaii’s Big Island 8:00 TV NC Now EX Rick Steves’ Europe Romania NC Childsplay: A Story of Fiddlers, Fiddles & a Fiddle Choir This fiddle choir showcases a passion for traditional music, song and dance. 8:30 TV Exploring North Carolina Flatland Lakes EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Armenia: Ancient History & Modern Traditions DV 9:00 TV North Carolina Weekend EX Undiscovered Haiti with José Andres The acclaimed chef uses the power of food to help the people of Haiti. NC Envision: UNC School of the Arts 9:30 TV Flavor, NC Bison NC Arts in Context Rude Mechs 10:00 TV EARTHCASTER Explore the life and work of sculptor Thomas Sayre. EX Off the Menu: Asian America Explore the kitchens, factories, temples and farms of the Asian Pacific American community. NC Harbinger A child rehears the story of his remarkable origin and plans to assist in the arrival of his new brother.

Catch some homegrown sci-fi on Harbinger, Thursday, December 29, at 10 PM, on the North Carolina Channel. December | 21


evening&weekend listings See the shagalicious premiere of The Embers: The Heart & Soul of Beach Music, Saturday, December 31, at 7 PM, on the North Carolina Channel.

10:30 NC Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at Work Celebrate writers and the creative process through the wit and wisdom of New England poets & authors. 11:00 TV Keeping Up Appearances Stately Home EX Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Tokyo, Japan: Celebrating the Past & Present DV NC Almanac Gardener Garner’s Family Farms 11:30 TV BBC World News EX In the Americas with David Yetman Bogota to the Amazon: A Trip Across Colombia NC Volunteer Gardener

30 FRIDAY 6 PM TV PBS NewsHour EX Taste of History Dr. Benjamin Rush: Father of American Psychiatry NC Charlie Rose 6:30 EX Flavor, NC Lettuce 7:00 TV Nightly Business Report EX Rick Steves’ Europe Provence: Legendary Light, Wind & Wine NC PBS NewsHour 7:30 TV NC Now EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Oahu & Kauai 8:00 TV Washington Week EX Doc Martin Do Not Disturb NC North Carolina Bookwatch Kathy Reichs— Speaking in Bones 8:30 TV North Carolina Weekend NC Well Read Maria Semple— Today Will Be Different 9:00 TV Sherlock on Masterpiece The Abominable Bride DV EX Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Death Comes Knocking NC Visionaries In the Spirit of Cooperation, Part 2 DV 9:30 NC Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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0:00 EX Father Brown 1 The Last Man NC Carolina Business Review 10:30 NC Market to Market TV Vicious Holiday Special A wicked game of Truth or Dare digs up hidden truths at Freddie and Stuart’s holiday soiree. 11:00 TV Priceless Antiques Roadshow EX Doctor Blake Mysteries Crossing the Line NC Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 11:30 TV BBC World News NC To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

31 SATURDAY 6 AM TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV EX Expeditions with Patrick McMillan Belize: A Land of Resilience NC Closer to Truth Alternative Concepts of God 6:30 TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV EX Exploring North Carolina For the Birds NC Music & the Spoken Word 7:00 TV Sesame Street DV EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Classics NC Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick Juan Thompson— Stories I Tell Myself 7:30 TV Sesame Street DV EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Drifting for Catfish NC Wider World A Chicago nonprofit organizes outdoor adventures for people with disabilities.

8:00 TV Splash & Bubbles EX North Carolina Weekend NC Exploring North Carolina Natural Boundary 8:30 TV Curious George DV EX Tennessee Crossroads NC A Craftsman’s Legacy The Stone Carver 9:00 TV Nature Cat EX Undiscovered Haiti with José Andres The acclaimed chef uses the power of food to help the people of Haiti. NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Staked Furniture DV 9:30 TV Dinosaur Train DV NC The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Colonial Williamsburg 10:00 TV North Carolina Weekend EX New Scandinavian Cooking New Nordic Cuisine NC Carolina Outdoor Journal Jetty Trout 10:30 TV America’s Heartland Hearst Castle Cattle Roundup/Wyoming Wine EX Neven Maguire: Home Chef Derry Clarke, Owner, l’Ecrivain NC New Fly Fisher Cape Cod 11:00 TV Growing a Greener World The Compost Peddlers EX Taste of History Charles Thomson’s Great Seal of the United States NC Central Texas Gardener Terrarium Tips 11:30 TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home The Best of Garden Home: Cooking


visit unctv.org EX Flavor, NC Bison NC In the Garden with Bryce Lane Noon TV From the Vineyard Divine Llama/Adams EX Smart Travels— Europe with Rudy Maxa Sicily NC Growing a Greener World Gardening in the Desert Southwest 12:30 TV British Antiques Roadshow Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art EX Desert Speaks Exploring Arizona’s Big Empty NC Our State Charlie Poole/Bamboo Country/Vanishing Links 1:00 TV Antiques Roadshow Birmingham, Part 1 EX Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess From San Francisco Opera This production stars bassbaritone Eric Owens and soprano Laquita Mitchell. NC NC Now 1:30 NC Curiosity Quest Corn Chips

2:00 TV Rick Steves’ Europe Berlin NC SciTech Now North Carolina Toxic Testers Zebrafish are the key to testing toxic chemicals. 2:30 TV Travelscope Rwanda—In Search of Chimpanzees NC Tar Heel Traveler 3:00 TV A Craftsman’s Legacy The Ceramist NC On Story Jonathan Demme & Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation 3:30 TV American Woodshop Scrolled Leg Stand NC Wider World A Chicago nonprofit organizes outdoor adventures for people with disabilities. 4:00 TV The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Tool Chest From Bristol DV EX Great Performances La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema NC Theater Talk 4:30 TV This Old House Arlington Arts & Crafts/ To Paint or Not To Paint NC Charlie Rose— The Week

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5:00 TV Carolina Outdoor Journal Light for White Perch NC PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30 TV PBS NewsHour Weekend EX Great Performances Andrea Bocelli: Cinema 5:30 NC BBC Newsnight 6 PM TV Lawrence Welk Show New Years NC Classic Gospel New Orleans Homecoming 7:00 TV Keeping Up Appearances QEII EX Great Performances: Billy Elliot the Musical Live A young boy in a mining community in England journeys from the boxing ring to the ballet barre. NC The Embers: The Heart & Soul of Beach Music Premiere! Discover the history of beach music and the role The Embers played in its evolution. 8:00 TV Live From Lincoln Center New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Ring in the new year with a night of American classics, including works by Rodgers and Hammerstein. 9:00 NC ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Bonnie Raitt/BB King/ Kris Kristofferson 9:30 TV Hamilton’s America Explore the creation of pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. 10:00 EX Shakespeare Live! From the RSC Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen mark the life and work of William Shakespeare. NC Live at 9:30 Ben Harper/Ani DiFranco/ Drive by Truckers/ Daughter/Ty Segal 11:00 TV Great Performances Grammy Salute to Music Legends with Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt & More

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