CenterPiece December 2021

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12 / 202 1 Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends • Xavier Riddle on the Block Party • Roadfood

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ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT

December Block Party Star: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is the star this holiday season on Read-a-roo’s Block Party! Join the exciting adventures with Xavier, his sister and their friends as they travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures as kids. Watch weekends at 7 AM and 1 PM on Rootle.

Attention Teachers! Use this PBS LearningMedia resource guide to plan how you’ll integrate video clips, biosketch readers and graphic organizers for Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum across your grade 1-2 classroom curricula. From guided reading to a living wax museum, get planning tips for reading/ language arts, social-emotional learning, and social studies at pbsnc.org/XavierRiddle.

’Tis the Season to Share Creating something special for a family member or friend is a great way to teach kids empathy and kindness. Parents can encourage these moments of sharing throughout the season with DIY crafts, printables and recipes on PBS KIDS for Parents at pbs.org/parents. For more holiday fun, tune in to the Winter Holidays with PBS KIDS video collection at pbsnc.org/winterholidays and visit pbsnc.org/holidayfood to try holiday food traditions from around the world!

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6 AM Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! DV Weekends: Clifford the Big Red Dog DV 6:30 Ready Jet Go! DV Weekends: WordWorld DV 7:00 Peg+Cat DV Weekends, until 10 AM:  Read-a-roo’s Block Party: Xavier Riddle DV 7:30 Super Why! DV 8:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV 9:00 Sesame Street DV 9:30 Elinor Wonders Why DV 10:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog DV Weekends: Sesame Street DV 10:30 Dinosaur Train DV Weekends: Super Why DV 11:00 Let’s Go Luna! DV Weekends: Clifford the Big Red Dog DV 11:30 Curious George DV Weekends: Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV Noon Nature Cat Weekends: Dinosaur Train DV 12:30 Xavier Riddle DV Weekends: Let’s Go Luna! DV 1:00 Molly of Denali DV Weekends, until 4 PM:  Read-a-roo’s Block Party: Xavier Riddle DV 1:30 Hero Elementary DV 2:00 Cyberchase DV 2:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV 3:30 Elinor Wonders Why DV 4:00 Donkey Hodie DV Weekends: Molly of Denali DV 4:30 Curious George DV Weekends: Arthur DV 5:00 Alma’s Way DV Weekends: Odd Squad DV 5:30 Xavier Riddle DV Weekends: Wild Kratts 6 PM Molly of Denali DV Weekends, until 10 PM: PBS Family Fun Night 6:30 Hero Elementary DV 7:00 Wild Kratts 8:00 Odd Squad DV 9:00 Arthur DV 10:00 Cyberchase DV 10:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV Weekends: Wordgirl DV 11:00 Weekends: Hero Elementary DV 11:30 Elinor Wonders Why DV Weekends: Xavier Riddle DV See Rootle’s overnight schedule at pbsnc.org/rootle. December | 3


Through Sunday, December 5

Call 1-800-984-9090 or visit pbsnc.org/donate 1 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour Get in-depth analyses of current events.   NC   BBC World News America Katty Kay shares unique global perspectives.   EX   Exploring North Carolina North Carolina’s Two Coasts, Part 2 L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source Ros Atkins discusses global stories.   EX   Sci NC Discovery Science NC scientist who helped develop COVID-19 vaccines, ant tunnel exploration and a dating service for polar bears. L 7:00   PBS   Ken Burns: The National Parks Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks.   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe London: Historic & Dynamic 7:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Re-claiming the Gulf in Baja California 8:00   NC   Antiques Roadshow Tearjerkers

PLEASE NOTE: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of CenterPiece, on-air announcements, updates at pbsnc.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.

EX   Simply Ming On the Road in Hawaii: Mom & Pops 8:30   EX   Great British Baking Show Botanical 9:00   PBS   Longevity Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD Dr. Gundry shares an easy approach to help us all feel better and more youthful at any age.   NC   History of Christianity The First Christianity 9:30   EX   Taste of History Coastal Manabi Cuisine 10:00   NC   History of Christianity Catholicism: the Unpredictable Rise of Rome   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Basta Pasta: Us Vs. Italy 10:30   PBS   Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Grief Dr. Daniel Amen discusses ways to feel happier and more in control of your emotions.   EX   Pati’s Mexican Table Food Meets Art 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature My Life As a Turkey DV

2 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Salt Your Pasta Water! 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia Eat & Enjoy!/ Mangia E Divertiti! 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe North England’s Lake District & Durham

7:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Field Guide to Field Peas L   EX   Growing a Greener World Abundant Harvest 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life What’s Your Beef?   NC   Flavor, NC In Good Heart Farm, Clayton, NC L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Oysters at Home L 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe London: Mod & Trad   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Field Guide to Field Peas L   EX   A Chef’s Life Pretty in Peach 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend From Lexington L   NC   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Sensational Seafood: Louisiana’s Crowning Glory 9:30   PBS   Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide Essential advice on planning for retirement.   NC   Growing a Greener World Abundant Harvest   EX   Simply Ming On the Road in Hawaii: Ed Kenney 10:00   NC   North Carolina Weekend From Lexington L   EX   Short History of the English Garden Romans, Renaissance & the Picturesque 10:30   NC   Changing Seas Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Cruising Canada: Ottawa & the Rideau Canal

4­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


11:30   PBS   Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich How to improve and maintain cognitive fitness while aging.   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Baroque Pipe Organs of Oaxaca

3 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming On the Road in Hawaii: Mom & Pops 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Venice: City of Dreams 7:30   PBS   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Judy Woodruff   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Salt Your Pasta Water! 8:00   PBS   Washington Week Leading journalists analyze major news and events.   NC   ncIMPACT Urban Broadband— Mecklenburg County L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Ladies in Red 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L Lively conversations and interviews with key policy makers.   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   Rick Steves’ European Christmas   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Miss Scarlet & the Duke on Masterpiece Inheritance DV 9:30   NC   Washington Week Leading journalists analyze major news and events. 10:00   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Hope Williams L   EX   Miss Scarlet & the Duke on Masterpiece The Woman in Red DV

Body aches? Check out these Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain, Saturday, December 4, 9 AM, on the Explorer Channel.

10:30   NC   The Chavis Chronicles Engaging conversations with civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 11:00   PBS   Classical Rewind Explore the music of the masters.   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   EastEnders 11:30   EX   EastEnders

4 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood SERIES PREMIERE! Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Tough Conditions L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Oysters at Home L 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Tough Conditions L   EX   Exploring North Carolina Long Parks L

Take a unique trip to discover great American food and hear engaging stories. Catch the reboot of Roadfood, Saturday, December 4, 6 AM, on the North Carolina Channel.

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

7:30   PBS   Donkey Hodie DV   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Death Valley National Park   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Oslo 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   gardenSMART A Good Design Requires More Than Plants   EX   Nature My Life As a Turkey DV 8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali DV   NC   Flavor, NC In Good Heart Farm, Clayton, NC L 9:00   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   NC Weekend From Lexington L   EX   Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain PREMIERE! Leading experts explain cuttingedge treatments. 9:30   PBS   Nature Cat   NC   Changing Seas Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation 10:00   PBS   NC Weekend From Lexington L   NC   Carolina Business Review L 10:30   PBS   Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain   NC   Growing Bolder Achieve Your Creative Dreams 11:00   NC   Today’s Wild West Lone Pine Film Festival   EX   Happy Holidays with Bing & Frank The singers swap Christmas songs and stories. 11:30   NC   Woodsmith Shop Outdoor Dining Table   EX   Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs Enjoy the romantic crooner’s biggest hits. Noon   PBS   Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen Dr. Amen discusses practical steps to feel happier and sharper.   NC   American Woodshop Stanton Tools

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12:30   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Field Guide to Field Peas L 1:00   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Roberto Donna   EX   Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song Part 2 See how the Black church expanded to address social inequality. 1:30   NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Cozy Casseroles 2:00   PBS   Longevity Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Fighting Fish Kills & Oil Spills 2:30   NC   Story in the Public Square 3:00   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé Women-centered news analysis show tackles hot topics. 3:30   PBS   Carpenters: Close to You A music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career.   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Bright minds and fresh voices debate important issues. 4:00   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Big Band Years Hear the songs that got us through World War II. 4:30   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Hope Williams L 5:00   PBS   Carpenters: Christmas Memories The pop/rock duo perform Christmas songs.   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend 5:30   PBS   Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Join the singers for a joyful holiday special.   NC   Washington Week Leading journalists analyze major news and events.

Enjoy classical arrangements from one of film’s greatest composers. Watch Il Volo—Tribute to Ennio Morricone, Saturday, December 4, 8:30 PM, on PBS NC.

6 PM   NC   Classic Gospel Hear the greats of this distinctly American musical genre.   EX   Country Pop Legends Roy Clark and Glenn Campbell host. 7:00   PBS   All Creatures Great & Small: Between the Pages Meet the cast and creators of the series.   NC   Music at the Museum Tumbao L 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions James Brown Dance Party L 8:00   NC   Song of the Mountains Lightnin’ Charlie/Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express   EX   FRONTLINE From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Part 2 8:30   PBS   Il Volo—Tribute to Ennio Morricone Join the trio as they pay tribute to the legendary Italian film composer. 9:00   NC   Front & Center Maddie & Tae

Sing along to the Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Family Christmas, Saturday, December 4, 5:30 PM, on PBS NC.

EX   FRONTLINE From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Part 1 10:00   PBS   Country Pop Legends   NC   Icon: Music Through the Lens On the Road 10:30   EX   Avett Brothers at Red Rocks The band performs an energetic mix of music. 11:00   NC   Austin City Limits Olivia Rodrigo/ Joy Oladokun

5 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Secrets of the Manor House Look at the British titled class in Edwardian times and the servants working in their estates. DV 6:30   PBS   Nature Cat: A Nature Carol   NC   Education Matters L Learn about issues affecting education in NC. 7:00   NC   Open Mind   EX   Antiques Roadshow Treasure Fever 7:30   PBS   Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas DV   NC   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Judy Woodruff 8:00   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Rick Steves’ The Holy Land: Israelis & Palestinians Today 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts

6­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Roughing It   NC   Washington Week 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House An Asktoh Barn Raising   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Second Opinion Bladder Cancer   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Hope Williams L   EX   Slavery by Another Name Learn about the labor practices and laws that created a new form of slavery that persisted into the 20th century. 10:30   PBS   Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Grief   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Cindy Ramsey: Boys of the Battleship North Carolina L 11:00   NC   The Chavis Chronicles Engaging conversations with civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Winter Gar L   EX   Land Girls Codes of Honour 12:30   PBS   Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Death Valley National Park 1:00   NC   Song of the Mountains Lightnin’ Charlie/Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express   EX   Land Girls Trekkers 2:00   PBS   Brain Revolution Learn how we can make the brain work for us.   NC   Front & Center Maddie & Tae   EX   Land Girls Destinies 3:00   NC   Icon: Music Through the Lens On the Road

Some people will do anything for money. Find out what happens in Agatha & the Midnight Murders, Sunday, December 5, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

EX   Happy Holidays with Bing & Frank 3:30   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Hope Williams L   EX   Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas See the Tudor origins of contemporary Christmas traditions. 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   Austin City Limits Olivia Rodrigo/ Joy Oladokun 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Family Christmas 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Urban Broadband— Mecklenburg County L 6 PM   PBS   Rick Steves’ European Christmas   NC   Black Issues Forum L 6:30   NC   Driving While Black: Race, Space & Mobility in America The automobile brought new freedoms and new perils for African Americans.   EX   Classical Rewind 8:00   PBS   Agatha & the Midnight Murders Agatha Christie considers selling a manuscript that will kill her creation.   EX   Il Volo—Tribute to Ennio Morricone

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

8:30   NC   American Experience The Blinding of Isaac Woodard DV 9:30   EX   Rick Steves’ European Christmas 10:00   PBS   Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White Keep your mind sharp and your body active. 10:30   NC   Make48 Follow Our Winning Team on an Industry Field Trip! 11:00   PBS   EastEnders   NC   Start Up Charleston Shoe Co: Charleston, SC 11:30   PBS   EastEnders   NC   Comic Culture Paul Kupperbérg L   EX   Carpenters: Christmas Memories The pop/rock duo perform holiday favorites.

6 MONDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Re-claiming the Gulf in Baja California 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source Ros Atkins discusses global stories.   EX   Outside: Beyond the Lens California North Coast Redwoods 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Science of NC Critters Outerbanks horses, horseshoe crabs and vaccines, medical secrets of groundhogs. L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Venice & Its Lagoon 7:30   PBS   REEL SOUTH: Hindsight We Stay in the House L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Naples & Paradise Coast of Florida 8:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Women’s Work   NC   Shaw Rising   EX   Craft in America Holiday

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9:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 5, Part 1   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Hope Williams L   EX   Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace. 9:30   NC   NC Weekend From Lexington L 10:00   PBS   America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas The Capitol Christmas tree journeys from Colorado to DC.   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Death Valley National Park   EX   Inside the Court of Henry VIII See the intrigue associated with the king. 10:30   PBS   European Christmas Markets   NC   Sci NC Science of NC Critters L 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company The acclaimed journalist explores today’s topics.   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Secrets of the Manor House DV

7 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Bistro Classics at Home 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread 7:00   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein William Mangum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe European Travel Skills, Part I 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend From Lexington L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope San Francisco’s Changing Neighborhoods DV

Celebrate the 51-year old holiday tradition of the U.S. Forest Service. See America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas Tree, Monday, December 6, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

8:00   PBS   North Carolina Bookwatch Special Series Finale with Bland Simpson L   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Cindy Ramsey: Boys of the Battleship North Carolina L   EX   Victoria & Albert: the Wedding Episode 1 8:30   NC   Exploring North Carolina Long Parks L 9:00   PBS   Journey Home to the USS Arizona The family of Raymond Haerry Sr. place his ashes aboard the memorial at Pearl Harbor.   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Preserving Past & Future on the San Pedro Ranch   EX   Victoria & Albert: the Wedding Episode 2

9:30   NC   Daytripper Waxahachie, TX 10:00   PBS   FRONTLINE Poor Kids   NC   Short History of the English Garden Pleasure Grounds, Naturalism & Beyond   EX   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Steve Kerr 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Hong Kong, China 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Zambia: Bush & River Safari 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Brazil’s Butantan Institute: Where Venomous Critters Find a Welcome

8 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Long Parks L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Science of NC Critters L 7:00   PBS   Motorweek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe European Travel Skills, Part II 7:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens Death Valley National Park

All good things must come to an end. Join us for the final episode of this premiere literary series that began in 1997. Don’t miss the North Carolina Bookwatch Special Series Finale with Bland Simpson, Tuesday, December 7, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

8­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Brazil’s Butantan Institute: Where Venomous Critters Find a Welcome 8:00   PBS   Nature Wild Way of the Vikings   NC   Antiques Roadshow Body of Work   EX   Simply Ming Bok Choi 8:30   EX   Great British Baking Show Desserts 9:00   PBS   NOVA Rise of the Mammals   NC   History of Christianity Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire 9:30   EX   Taste of History The Galapagos Islands 10:00   PBS   Impossible Builds Ice World   NC   History of Christianity Reformation: The Individual Before God   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals From the Latin Kitchen 10:30   EX   Pati’s Mexican Table Jalisco Classics 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Nature’s Biggest DV

9 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen All in the Skillet 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia From the Sea/Dal Mare 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country French Fare   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe European Travel Skills, Part 3 7:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Muscadine Mood L   EX   Growing a Greener World Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life One Potato, New Potato

10:30   NC   Changing Seas At the Water’s Edge: The Salt Marsh 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Easter Island: Mysteries & Myths DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Ancestors of the Ancient Mayas Witness impeccable artisanship with the making of beautifully handcrafted musical instruments. Watch the season premiere of Craft in America, Friday, December 10, 9 PM,

NC   Flavor, NC Braswell Food, Nashville, NC L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Field Guide to Field Peas L 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Highlights of Paris: Eiffel & Monet to Crème Brûlée   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Muscadine Mood L   EX   A Chef’s Life Gettin’ Figgy with It 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures L   NC   Cook’s Country French Fare   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Pick-Your-Own: Louisiana’s Family Friendly Farms 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Nature’s Secrets Ghost forests on the coast, why birds sing loud in the morning, mosquito science. L   NC   Growing a Greener World Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman   EX   Simply Ming On the Road in Hawaii: Mom & Pops 10:00   PBS   Wild Travels: America’s Most Unusual Festivals   NC   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures L   EX   Short History of the English Garden Pleasure Grounds, Naturalism & Beyond

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

10 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country French Fare 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming Bok Choi 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Western Turkey 7:30   PBS   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Ai-jen Poo   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen All in the Skillet 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   ncIMPACT Work in Burke— Burke County L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Summer in the City 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   Craft in America SEASON PREMIERE! Harmony   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Miss Scarlet & the Duke on Masterpiece Deeds Not Words DV 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   PBS   Craft in America Jewelry   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein William Mangum L   EX   Miss Scarlet & the Duke on Masterpiece Memento Mori DV 10:30   NC   The Chavis Chronicles

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 9


11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   EastEnders 11:30   EX   EastEnders

11 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Winter Gar L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country French Fare   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Field Guide to Field Peas L 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Winter Gar L   EX   Exploring North Carolina Canals of North Carolina L 7:30   PBS   Donkey Hodie DV   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens California’s Foothills   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Norway’s West: Fjords, Mountains & Bergen 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   gardenSMART Some of Eric’s Favorite Tools   EX   Nature Nature’s Biggest BeastsDV 8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali. DV   NC   Flavor, NC Braswell Foods, Nashville, NC L 9:00   PBS   Let’s Go Luna!: Luna’s Christmas Around the World DV   NC   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures L   EX   NOVA Saving Notre Dame 9:30   NC   Changing Seas At the Water’s Edge: The Salt Marsh 10:00   PBS   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures L   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Prepare the Harvest

10:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens California North Coast Redwoods   NC   Growing Bolder Surviving & Thriving   EX   A Chef’s Life If You Can’t Beet ’Em... 11:00   PBS   Growing a Greener World Locavores & Yard-sharing   NC   Today’s Wild West Acclaimed Rawhide Braider Nate Wald   EX   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television The Turkish Kitchen 11:30   PBS   P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Crystal Bridges, American Dreams   NC   Woodsmith Shop Jimmmy Clewes Turns   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Calcasieu Parish: Lake Charles Noon   PBS   gardenSMART Where to Start If Planning Or Updating Your Garden   NC   American Woodshop Arts & Crafts Luminaries   EX   Jamie Oliver Together Picnic 12:30   PBS   Conscious Living Disappearing Disease   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Muscadine Mood L 1:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Women’s Work   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Jasper White   EX   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures NC L 1:30   NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Suns Out, Buns Out   EX   Weekends with Yankee Back to Our Roots 2:00   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Copenhagen   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Tackling the Toughest Canoe Race

EX   Victoria & Albert: The Wedding Episode: 1 2:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Naples & Paradise Coast of Florida   NC   Story in the Public Square 3:00   PBS   Weekends with Yankee Off the Beaten Track   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé   EX   Victoria & Albert: the Wedding Episode: 2 3:30   PBS   American Woodshop Maloof Inspired Chair, Part 2   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Focus on Framing   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Wine First Mosel Valley 4:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Drill Drivers/ Patio Expansion   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein William Mangum L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Montreal, Canada 5:00   PBS   Carolina Outdoor Journal Winter Gar L   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Nature Nature’s Biggest Beasts DV 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   PBS   Song of the Mountains Lonesome Pine Bluegrass Band   NC   Classic Gospel   EX   NOVA Saving Notre Dame 7:00   PBS   Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie Interviews and archive material help create an unprecedented portrait.   NC   Music at the Museum Speed Stick L

10­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


EX   Hawking The life of Stephen Hawking is chronicled. 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Hayley Jane & the Primates L 8:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders Breaking the Chain, Part 1 DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson are drawn into a ruthlessly competitive world when a cyclist is murdered.   NC   Song of the Mountains The Kody Norris Show   EX   Remember Pearl Harbor 9:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders Breaking the Chain, Part 2   NC   Front & Center John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas & Special Guest Tommy Emmanuel 9:30   EX   Lifeline: Pearl Harbor’s Unknown Hero U.S. Navy sailor Joe George became an unlikely hero when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. 10:00   PBS   Call the Midwife Holiday Special A new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House causing both joy and chaos.   NC   Icon: Music Through the Lens On the Record 11:00   NC   Austin City Limits Patty Griffin/ The Revivalists   EX   Journey Home to the USS Arizona 11:30   PBS   Christmastime in New Orleans A festive holiday special showcases the music, sights and acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans.

12 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles 6:30   PBS   Nature Cat: A Nature Carol   NC   Education Matters L 7:00   NC   Open Mind

f or Thank you t! your suppor   EX   Antiques Roadshow Women’s Work 7:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Ai-jen Poo 8:00   PBS   Curious George DV   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Victoria & Albert: the Wedding Episode 1 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Focus on Framing   NC   Washington Week   EX   Victoria & Albert: the Wedding Episode 2 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Drill Drivers/ Patio Expansion   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Second Opinion Childhood Vaccines   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein William Mangum L   EX   Wine First Mosel Valley 10:30   PBS   Sci NC Nature’s Secrets L   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Leonard Rogoff: Down Home: Jewish Life L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Montreal, Canada 11:00   PBS   Jamie Oliver Together Celebration Meal   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Great British Baking Show The Final 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   PBS   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Fisherman’s Paradise

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Autumn Albacore L   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Presidio 12:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Muscadine Mood L   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens California’s Foothills 1:00   PBS   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television The Turkish Kitchen   NC   Song of the Mountains The Kody Norris Show   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Wake 1:30   PBS   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Cozy Casseroles 2:00   PBS   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Bistro Classics at Home   NC   Front & Center John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas & Special Guest Tommy Emmanuel   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Charlotte’s Web 2:30   PBS   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes 3:00   PBS   Pati’s Mexican Table Quiero Mas Tacos   NC   Icon: Music Through the Lens On the Record   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Madhouse 3:30   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein William Mangum L 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   Austin City Limits Patty Griffin/ The Revivalists   EX   Craft in America Holiday 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Lidia Celebrates America Return of the Artisans

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 11


5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Work in Burke— Burke County L 6 PM   PBS   Midsomer Murders Breaking the Chain, Part 1   NC   Black Issues Forum L   EX   John Lewis: Get in the Way Join us in celebrating 20 The journey of civil Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, Monday, rights hero, congressDecember 13, 8 PM, on PBS NC. man and human rights champion is chronicled. 11:00   PBS   EastEnders 6:30   NC   Reconstruction: LAST EPISODE! America After the   NC   Start Up Civil War End of Days Distillery Part 1, Following the Wilmington, NC Civil War, support for   EX   Antiques Roadshow social and economic gains for African Ameri- Women’s Work 11:30   PBS   EastEnders cans did not last.   NC   Comic Culture 7:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders Breaking the Chain, Part 2 Jerry Ordway L   EX   Nature 13 MONDAY Wild Way of the Vikings 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour Holiday Special   NC   BBC World News   EX   NOVA America Rise of the Mammals   EX   In the Americas 8:30   NC   Reconstruction: with David Yetman America After the Brazil’s Butantan InstiCivil War tute: Where Venomous Part 2, The rise of Jim Critters Find a Welcome Crow and the under 6:30   NC   BBC World News mining of ReconstrucOutside Source tion’s legal and political   EX   Outside: legacy are examined. Beyond the Lens 9:00   PBS   All Creatures Death Valley Great & Small National Park on Masterpiece 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Episode 1 James Nature’s Secrets L Herriot begins a   NC   PBS NewsHour job with a harried   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Yorkshire veterinarian. Central Turkey   EX   Impossible Builds 7:30   PBS   REEL SOUTH: Ice World Hindsight 10:00   PBS   All Creatures This Body L Great & Small   EX   Samantha Brown’s on Masterpiece Places to Love Episode 2 Fresh from Christchurch, veterinary college, New Zealand Siegfried’s fun-loving brother, Tristan, arrives.   EX   Exploring North Carolina Canals of North Carolina L 10:30   NC   Make48 Follow Our Winning Team on an Industry Field Trip!   EX   Sci NC Orchestral sounds on the Crane Nature’s Secrets L Candlelight Concert, Monday, December 13, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

8:00   PBS   20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir The retrospective features Brian Stokes Mitche.   NC   Wild Travels: America’s Most Unusual Festivals   EX   A Chef’s Life Holiday Special 9:00   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein William Mangum L   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 1 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures L 10:00   PBS   Crane Candlelight Concert Filmed during the coronavirus pandemic, Christmas Past, Christmas Present looks different from other years.   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens California’s Foothills   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 2 10:30   NC   Sci NC Nature’s Secrets L 11:00   PBS   Great Performances at the Met Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Ornament of the World Muslims, Christians and Jews forged a common cultural identity during a remarkable time.

14 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Salmon Steaks Done Right 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange 7:00   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Bob Brown L

12­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe France’s Loire: Chateau Country 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Autumn Adventures L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley DV 8:00   PBS   Lidia Celebrates America Overcoming the Odds   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Leonard Rogoff: Down Home: Jewish Life L   EX   Secrets of the Manor House DV 8:30   NC   Exploring North Carolina Canals of North Carolina L 9:00   PBS   The Nutcracker & the Mouse King This reimagined story features the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and is narrated by Alan Cumming.   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Angler Access to Rivers & Streams   EX   Royal Wives at War Dramatic monologues by the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson highlight the abdication crisis of 1936. 9:30   NC   Daytripper Brownsville, TX 10:00   NC   Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends Episode 1   EX   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Judy Woodruff 10:30   PBS   One Voice: The Songs We Share The Sacred Music once only performed in church was adapted by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Aretha Franklin.   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Greater Palm Springs, CA 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Hong Kong: Asia’s World City DV

Meet some amazing folks on Lidia Celebrates America Overcoming the Odds, Tuesday, December 14, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Mexican Carnival

15 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Canals of North Carolina L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Nature’s Secrets L 7:00   PBS   Motorweek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Paris Side-trips 7:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens California’s Foothills   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Mexican Carnival 8:00   PBS   Nature Santa’s Wild Home Look into life in Lapland, home of tenacious wildlife such as reindeer and wolverines. DV   NC   Antiques Roadshow True Colors

Go behind the walls in Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends, Tuesday, December 14, 10 PM, on the North Carolina Channel.

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

EX   Simply Ming Okonomiyake/ Japanese Pizza 8:30   EX   Great British Baking Show Tudor Week 9:00   PBS   NOVA Decoding Da Vinci   NC   History of Christianity Protestantism: The Evangelical Explosion 9:30   EX   Magic of Christmas in Alsace 10:00   PBS   Impossible Builds Skinny Skyscraper   NC   History of Christianity God in the Dock   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Creole Kitchen Secrets 10:30   EX   Pati’s Mexican Table Los Mariachis 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Wild Way of the Vikings

16 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Bread & Beans 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia Party Cakes/ Torte Per Feste 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe The Best of Israel 7:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle The Apples of My Eye L   EX   Growing a Greener World Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life Onions & Avetts   NC   Flavor, NC Johnson’s Peaches, Candor, NC L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Muscadine Mood L

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 13


8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Belgium: Bruges & Brussels   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle The Apples of My Eye L   EX   A Chef’s Life Pickle Perfect 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L   NC   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Louisiana Citrus 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Science of Iconic NC Why are the blue ridge mountains blue, new uses for kudzu. L   NC   Growing a Greener World Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition   EX   Simply Ming Bok Choi 10:00   PBS   Santa School Follow would-be Santa Clauses as they take an intensive workshop to learn to dress, walk and talk like Santa.   NC   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L   EX   Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends Episode 1 10:30   NC   Changing Seas Alvin: Pioneer of the Deep 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Riding the Range in Southern Alberta, Canada DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman From the San Juans to Moab By Mountain Bike

17 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today

Class is in session for those wishing to graduate from Santa School, Thursday, December 16, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

EX   Simply Ming Okonomiyake/ Japanese Pizza 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Palestine 7:30   PBS   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Melinda Gates   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Bread & Beans 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   ncIMPACT Cottage Grove Collaborative-guilford County L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Healing Hands 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   Live From Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Miss Scarlet & the Duke on Masterpiece Cell 99 DV 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Bob Brown L   EX   Miss Scarlet & the Duke on Masterpiece The Case of Henry Scarlet DV

10:30   PBS   All Is Bright! A Concordia Christmas   NC   The Chavis Chronicles 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   EastEnders 11:30   EX   EastEnders

18 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood Rhode Island: Calamari   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Autumn Albacore L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Muscadine Mood L 7:00   PBS   Let’s Go Luna!: Luna’s Christmas Around the World DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Autumn Albacore L   EX   Exploring North Carolina Report From the Birds L 7:30   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Iceland Photo Safari   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Stockholm 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   gardenSMART Assessing Your Garden Space   EX   Nature Wild Way of the Vikings 8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali DV   NC   Flavor, NC Johnson’s Peaches, Candor, NC L 9:00   PBS   Nature Cat: A Nature Carol   NC   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L   EX   NOVA Rise of the Mammals

14­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


9:30   NC   Changing Seas Alvin: Pioneer of the Deep 10:00   PBS   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Salt Your Pasta Water! 10:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens Death Valley National Park   NC   Growing Bolder Food as Medicine   EX   A Chef’s Life A Casserole Says Plenty 11:00   PBS   Growing a Greener World Abundant Harvest   NC   Today’s Wild West Paradise Ranch   EX   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television The New NY Cheesecake! 11:30   PBS   P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home All About the Bugs   NC   Woodsmith Shop Logs to Lumber   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Fisherman’s Paradise Noon   PBS   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Animated Wooden Toys DV L

NC   American Woodshop Making Custom Knives   EX   A Chef’s Life Holiday Special Vivian Howard hosts. 12:30   PBS   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Stamp Out Cookie Carving! DV L   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle The Apples of My Eye L 1:00   PBS   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show DV L   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Lynne Rossetto Kasper   EX   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L 1:30   PBS   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show II DV L

Watch woodworking wonders on The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill marathon hosted by Roy at The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, Saturday, December 18, noon-3 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Basta Pasta: Us Vs. Italy   EX   Weekends with Yankee Common Ground 2:00   PBS   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Waving Arm Whirligigs DV L

NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Cities for the Birds   EX   Secrets of the Manor House DV 2:30   PBS   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Woodwright!: The Musical DV L   NC   Story in the Public Square 3:00   PBS   Weekends with Yankee Little Known Adventures   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé   EX   Royal Wives at War 3:30   PBS   American Woodshop The Barn Shop/Building on a Budget!/Scrolled S   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Planting for the Future   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

EX   Wine First Rheingau 4:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Camilla’s Workshop   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Bob Brown L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Oregon RV Trip 5:00   PBS   Carolina Outdoor Journal Autumn Albacore L   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Nature Wild Way of the Vikings 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   PBS   Song of the Mountains Carson Peters & Iron Mountain   NC   Classic Gospel   EX   NOVA Rise of the Mammals 7:00   PBS   Agatha Christie’s England Retrace the author’s footsteps to see the real places that inspired her literary universe.   NC   Music at the Museum Xoxok L   EX   Impossible Builds Ice World 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Andrew Scotchie & the River Rat L 8:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders A Dying Art, Part 1 DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to get creative to crack a case where art imitates death.   NC   Crane Candlelight Concert   EX   Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Part 1 9:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders A Dying Art, Part 2   NC   Christmas at Belmont Traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and great seasonal favorites are performed.

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 15


10:00   PBS   Call the Midwife Holiday Special Everyone at Nonnatus House looks forward to a traditional holiday, but nothing goes quite to plan.   NC   Icon: Music Through the Lens On the Cover   EX   Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Part 2 11:00   NC   Austin City Limits Cage the Elephant/ Tank & the Bangas 11:30   PBS   Magic of Christmas in Alsace

19 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir 6:30   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   Education Matters L 7:00   PBS   Ready Jet Go! DV   NC   Open Mind 7:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Melinda Gates 8:00   PBS   Nature Cat: A Nature Carol   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Secrets of the Manor House DV 8:30   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Planting for the Future   NC   Washington Week   EX   Royal Wives at War 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Camilla’s Workshop   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Second Opinion Millennial Health   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Bob Brown L   EX   Wine First Rheingau 10:30   PBS   Sci NC Science of Iconic NC L

Keep your eye in the sky with the RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service, Sunday, December 19, 11 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Bart Ehrman: Jesus Before the Gospels L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Oregon RV Trip 11:00   PBS   Jamie Oliver Together Thank You Meal   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   PBS   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana River Parishes: Cote des Allemands   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Summer Crappie L   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Not Cricket 12:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle The Apples of My Eye L   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Iceland Photo Safari

Watch the wondrous Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Through His Own Redeeming Love, Sunday, December 19, 11 PM, on the Explorer Channel.

1:00   PBS   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television The New NY Cheesecake!   NC   Crane Candlelight Concert   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Iron in War 1:30   PBS   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Suns Out, Buns Out 2:00   PBS   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Salmon Steaks Done Right   NC   Christmas at Belmont   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Fog of War 2:30   PBS   Cook’s Country French Fare 3:00   PBS   Pati’s Mexican Table Welcome to Guadalajara   NC   Icon: Music Through the Lens On the Cover   EX   Bletchley Circle: San Francisco In for a Pound 3:30   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Bob Brown L 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   Austin City Limits Cage the Elephant/ Tank & the Bangas   EX   A Chef’s Life Holiday Special 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 1 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Cottage Grove Collaborative—Guilford County L 6 PM   PBS   Midsomer Murders A Dying Art, Part 1   NC   Black Issues Forum L   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 2

16­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


6:30   NC   Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song Part 1 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.   PBS   Midsomer Murders A Dying Art, Part 2 7:00   EX   Nature Santa’s Wild Home DV 7:30   PBS   A Charlie Brown Christmas 8:00   PBS   Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas   EX   NOVA Decoding Da Vinci 8:30   NC   Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song Part 2 9:00   PBS   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 3 James is put to the test with an ailing racehorse.   EX   Impossible Builds Skinny Skyscraper 10:00   PBS   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 4 Tristan gives Tricki-Woo the spa treatment.   EX   Exploring North Carolina Report From the Birds L 10:30   NC   REEL SOUTH: Hindsight We Stay in the House L   EX   Sci NC Science of Iconic NC L 11:00   PBS   RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service PREMIERE! Follow heroes of the Australian outback.   NC   Start Up One of a Find Charleston: Charleston, SC   EX   Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Through His Own Redeeming Love 11:30   NC   Comic Culture Jim Valentino L

20 MONDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Turner hosts Christmas at Belmont, Monday, December 20, 9 PM, on PBS NC.

EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Mexican Carnival 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Outside: Beyond the Lens California’s Foothills 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Science of Iconic NC L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Italy’s Riviera: Cinque Terre 7:30   PBS   REEL SOUTH: Hindsight Udaan (Soar) L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Baltimore, Maryland 8:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Naughty Or Nice   NC   Santa School   EX   America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays The cast share great tips for planning a stress-free gathering! 9:00   PBS   Christmas at Belmont Belmont University celebrates the holiday season with music.   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Bob Brown L   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 3 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L 10:00   PBS   Holiday Handbells: the Raleigh Ringers The acclaimed community handbell choir performs holiday favorites.

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Iceland Photo Safari   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 4 10:30   NC   Sci NC Science of Iconic NC 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Lidia Celebrates America Overcoming the Odds

21 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Burgers & Chips 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Fried Bites 7:00   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Elizabeth Phillips L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Italy’s Veneto: Verona, Padua, & Ravenna 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Southern Comforts L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Surprising Toronto DV 8:00   PBS   Finding Your Roots On Broadway   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Bart Ehrman: Jesus Before the Gospels L   EX   Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas 8:30   NC   Exploring North Carolina Report From the Birds L 9:00   PBS   American Experience Voice of Freedom DV   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Fighting Fish Kills & Oil Spills   EX   Tales From the Royal Bedchamber Historian Lucy Worsley reveals the importance of the regal bedroom.

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 17


9:30   NC   Daytripper Seminole Canyon, TX 10:00   NC   Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends Episode 2   EX   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Ai-jen Poo 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Lake Geneva & the Valais, Switzerland 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Southern Ethiopia: Tribal Lands & Primeval People DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Arizona Volcanoes

22 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Report From the Birds L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Science of Iconic NC L 7:00   PBS   Motorweek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Amsterdam 7:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens Iceland Photo Safari   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Arizona Volcanoes 8:00   PBS   Nature Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-la DV   NC   Antiques Roadshow Best of 25   EX   Simply Ming Ginger-Miso 8:30   EX   Great British Baking Show Patisserie 9:00   PBS   NOVA Decoding the Great Pyramid   NC   FRONTLINE From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians— Pax Romana/A Light to the Nations 9:30   EX   European Christmas Markets

Get an all-access pass to Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza, Thursday, December 23, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

10:00   PBS   Secrets of the Dead Scanning the Pyramids   NC   FRONTLINE From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Part 1   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Snacks for Dinner 10:30   EX   Pati’s Mexican Table Escaramuza 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Santa’s Wild Home DV

23 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen One Dish, Two Meals 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia Ricotta!/Cucinare Con La Ricotta! 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam 7:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Buttermilk Magic L   EX   Growing a Greener World Greening Up the Places We Call Home 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life Holiday Special   NC   Flavor, NC Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg, NC L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle The Apples of My Eye L 8:30   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Buttermilk Magic L

EX   A Chef’s Life Prickly Business 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Spooks & Oddities L   NC   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Florida Parishes: Cultural Crossroads 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Dedication to Discovery Meet NC’s newest salamander, an NC scientist’s lifelong quest to find a new vaccine. L   NC   Growing a Greener World Greening Up the Places We Call Home   EX   Simply Ming Okonomiyake/ Japanese Pizza 10:00   PBS   Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza PREMIERE! The worldfamous hotel performs its annual transformation into a magical festive paradise.   NC   NC Weekend Spooks & Oddities L   EX   Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends Episode 2 10:30   NC   Changing Seas Habitats: the Key to Florida’s Fisheries 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Northern Ethiopia: Ancient History & Spiritual Present DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Islands in the Desert

24 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming Ginger-Miso 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum NC A&T State University Choir’s Christmas Concert L

18­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Prague 7:30   PBS   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan W. Kamau Bell   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen One Dish, Two Meals 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Out of Focus 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum NC A&T State University Choir’s Christmas Concert L 9:00   PBS   20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir   NC   Marvel of This Night: Christmas at Duke University Chapel L   EX   Call the Midwife Holiday Special Everyone at Nonnatus House looks forward to a traditional holiday, but nothing goes quite to plan. 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Joy of the Season L 10:30   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service

25 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood Chicago, IL: BBQ Chicken   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Summer Crappie L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle The Apples of My Eye L 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Summer Crappie L

Go on an adventure with Clown by Quentin Blake, Saturday, December 25, 9:30 AM, on PBS NC.

EX   Exploring North Carolina Water in NC: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Part 1 L 7:30   PBS   Let’s Go Luna!: Luna’s Christmas Around the World DV   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Sailing to Catalina Island   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Helsinki & Tallinn: Baltic Sisters 8:00   NC   gardenSMART Planting   EX   Nature Santa’s Wild Home DV 8:30   PBS   Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas DV   NC   Flavor, NC Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg, NC L 9:00   NC   NC Weekend Spooks & Oddities L   EX   NOVA Decoding Da Vinci 9:30   PBS   Clown by Quentin Blake PREMIERE! A clown doll comes to life.   NC   Changing Seas Habitats: the Key to Florida’s Fisheries 10:00   PBS   North Carolina Weekend Spooks & Oddities L   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen All in the Skillet 10:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens California’s Foothills   NC   Growing Bolder Move Forward. Give Back.   EX   A Chef’s Life Honey, I’m Home! 11:00   PBS   Growing a Greener World Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

NC   Today’s Wild West Western Durango, Colorado   EX   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Summer Kitchens 11:30   PBS   P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Pura Vida, Costa Rica   NC   Woodsmith Shop High-Tech Woodworking   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana River Parishes: Cote des Allemands Noon   PBS   gardenSMART Changing the Look of Your Front Yard   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Animated Wooden Toys L   EX   America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays 12:30   PBS   Conscious Living The Detox Diaries   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Stamp Out Cookie Carving! L 1:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Naughty or Nice   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show L   EX   NC Weekend Spooks & Oddities L 1:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show II L   EX   Weekends with Yankee Homegrown 2:00   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Istanbul   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Waving Arm Whirligigs L   EX   Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas 2:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Baltimore, Maryland   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Woodwright!: The Musical L

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 19


3:00   PBS   Weekends with Yankee An Edible Tour   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé   EX   Tales From the Royal Bedchamber 3:30   PBS   American Woodshop Shaker Inspired Tall Case Maple Clock   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Smaller Is Better   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Wine First Styria & Burgenland 4:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Holiday Projects   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Elizabeth Phillips L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Hong Kong, China 5:00   PBS   Carolina Outdoor Journal Summer Crappie L   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Nature Santa’s Wild Home DV 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   PBS   The Sounds of Christmas   NC   Classic Gospel   EX   NOVA Decoding Da Vinci 7:00   PBS   Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers   NC   Music at the Museum Chatham Rabbits & Lydia Salett Dudley L   EX   Impossible Builds Skinny Skyscraper 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Big Mean Sound Machine L 8:00   PBS   The Nutcracker A UNC School of the Arts Production   NC   20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir   EX   20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Embrace the festive spirit. Watch the Call the Midwife Holiday Special, Saturday, December 25, 9 PM, on PBS NC.

9:00   PBS   Call the Midwife Holiday Special PREMIERE! The Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases on Christmas Day. 10:00   NC   Great Performances at the Met Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert   EX   Christmas at Belmont 10:30   PBS   Call the Midwife Holiday Special The Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases on Christmas Day. 11:00   NC   Christmas at Belmont   EX   Crane Candlelight Concert

26 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Finding Your Roots On Broadway 6:30   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   Education Matters L 7:00   PBS   Ready Jet Go! DV   NC   Open Mind   EX   Antiques Roadshow Naughty or Nice 7:30   PBS   Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas DV   NC   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan W. Kamau Bell 8:00   NC   Carolina Business Review L

EX   Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House Concord|Smaller Is Better   NC   Washington Week   EX   Tales From the Royal Bedchamber 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Holiday Projects   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Second Opinion Depression   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Elizabeth Phillips L   EX   Wine First Styria & Burgenland 10:30   PBS   Sci NC Dedication to Discovery L   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Ricky Moore: Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Hong Kong, China 11:00   PBS   Jamie Oliver Together Taco Party   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Great British Baking Show Masterclass 2 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   PBS   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Sensational Seafood: Louisiana’s Crowning Glory   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Hybrid Striper Morning L   EX   Victoria on Masterpiece Doll 123 12:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Buttermilk Magic L   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Sailing to Catalina Island 1:00   PBS   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Summer Kitchens

20­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir 1:30   PBS   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Basta Pasta: Us Vs. Italy 2:00   PBS   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Burgers & Chips   EX   Victoria on Masterpiece Brocket Hall 2:30   PBS   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread 3:00   PBS   Pati’s Mexican Table Food Meets Art   NC   Great Performances at the Met Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert   EX   Victoria on Masterpiece The Clockwork Prince 3:30   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Elizabeth Phillips L 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum NC A&T State University Choir’s Christmas Concert L   NC   Christmas at Belmont   EX   Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 3 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Get Set Transylvania L 6 PM   PBS   Call the Midwife Holiday Special The Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases on Christmas Day.   NC   Black Issues Forum NC A&T State University Choir’s Christmas Concert L   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 4

NC   Start Up   EX   Antiques Roadshow Naughty Or Nice 11:30   NC   Comic Culture Weshoyot Alvitre L

27 MONDAY

See the ongoing movement transforming the city of Chicago in POV Unapologetic, Monday, December 27, 9 PM, on PBS NC.

6:30   NC   American Experience Voice of Freedom DV 7:00   EX   Nature Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-la DV 7:30   PBS   Call the Midwife Holiday Special Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team go to the Outer Hebrides due to a nursing shortage. 8:00   EX   NOVA Decoding the Great Pyramid 8:30   NC   American Masters How It Feels to Be Free The lives of iconic African American entertainers are explored. DV 9:00   PBS   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 5 James experiences an ethical plight involving Helen’s bull.   EX   Extinction: The Facts David Attenborough explores the consequences. 10:00   PBS   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 6 Tristan coaxes James to try a risky procedure to save a cow.   EX   Exploring North Carolina Water in NC: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Part 1 L 10:30   NC   REEL SOUTH Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me L   EX   Sci NC Dedication to Discovery L 11:00   PBS   RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX  = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Arizona Volcanoes 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Outside: Beyond the Lens Iceland Photo Safari 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Dedication to Discovery L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Berlin 7:30   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Recut Out of This World, Part 1   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Food Around the World 8:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 5, Part 2   NC   Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza   EX   Lucy Worsley’s Royal Palace Secrets 9:00   PBS   POV Unapologetic Follow organizers as they work within the Movement for Black Lives.   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein Elizabeth Phillips L   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 5 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Spooks & Oddities L 10:00   NC   Outside: Beyond the Lens Sailing to Catalina Island   EX   All Creatures Great & Small on Masterpiece Episode 6 10:30   PBS   POV Shorts Le Frere DV   NC   Sci NC Dedication to Discovery L

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

December | 21


11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Finding Your Roots On Broadway

28 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Bake Sale Favorites 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Roast Chicken & Salad 7:00   PBS   Side By Side with Nido Qubein David Horsager L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe The Heart of England DV 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Spooks & Oddities L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Ontario’s Central Counties: Multi-cultural Advent DV 8:00   PBS   In Their Own Words Angela Merkel   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Ricky Moore: Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook L   EX   Secrets of Highclere Castle 8:30   NC   Exploring North Carolina Water in NC: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Part 1 L 9:00   PBS   American Experience The Codebreaker DV   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Tackling the Toughest Canoe Race   EX   Secrets of Westminster 9:30   NC   Daytripper Alpine, TX 10:00   PBS   FRONTLINE Opioids, Inc.   NC   Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends Episode 3   EX   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Melinda Gates 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Santa Fe, NM

Learn about the life story of Germany’s first female chancellor on In Their Own Words Angela Merkel, Tuesday, December 28, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Land Without Limits: The Cariboo-ChilcotinCoast Region of British Columbia, Canada DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Kites of the Dead in Guatemala

29 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Water in NC: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Part 1 L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Dedication to Discovery L 7:00   PBS   Motorweek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Lisbon DV 7:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens Sailing to Catalina Island   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Lee’s Ferry & into the Depths of the Grand Canyon 8:00   PBS   Earth Emergency See how environmental feedback loops are amplifying global warming.   NC   Antiques Roadshow Cats & Dogs   EX   Simply Ming Dessert @Home 8:30   EX   Great British Baking Show The Final

9:00   PBS   NOVA Secrets of the Forbidden City   NC   FRONTLINE From Jesus to Christ: The First Christian, Part 2 9:30   EX   Roadfood Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho 10:00   PBS   Climate Change: The Facts Scientists explore what could happen if temperatures rise.   NC   FRONTLINE From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Part 1   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals 5 Ingredient Surf ’n’ Turf 10:30   EX   Pati’s Mexican Table Tradition & Innovation 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-la DV

30 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Fruits of the Sea 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia Tuscan Supper/ Cena Toscana 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Fried Bites   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Portugal’s Heartland DV 7:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Cabbage Love L   EX   Growing a Greener World Sonoma Valley Worm Farm: Where Are They Now? 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life My Watermelon Baby   NC   Flavor, NC Oyster Mariculture, Cedar Island, NC L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Buttermilk Magic L 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Provence: Legendary Light, Wind & Wine

22­ | December­ | Evening & Weekend Listings Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Cabbage Love L   EX   A Chef’s Life If You Can’t Beet ’Em... 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Instagrammable Spots L   NC   Cook’s Country Fried Bites   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana St. Bernard Parish: New Orleans’ Most Historic Neighbor 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Health Science Selfies for medical diagnosis, genetic counseling. L   NC   Growing a Greener World Sonoma Valley Worm Farm: Where Are They Now?   EX   Simply Ming Ginger-Miso 10:00   PBS   River City Drumbeat Hear about the music and legacies of an AfricanAmerican drum corps.   NC   NC Weekend Instagrammable Spots L   EX   Castles: Secrets, Mysteries & Legends Episode 3 10:30   NC   Changing Seas Dolphins: Breaking the Code 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Sechselauten: Switzerland’s Spring Festival DV 11:30   PBS   Amanpour & Company   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Under the Shadow of the Volcanoes

31 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Fried Bites 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming Dessert @Home 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills: Cruising DV

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Ring in 2022 with Great Performances at the Met: New Year’s Eve Gala, Friday, December 31, 10:30 PM, on PBS NC.

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7:30   PBS   Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Bianca Valenti   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Fruits of the Sea 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   ncIMPACT Elder Abuse Prevention L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Whisper Sisters 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream Ring in the New Year with an all-star concert hosted by Chita Rivera.   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   The Chaperone on Masterpiece Follow the chaperone to dancer Louise Brooks in this Jazz Age drama from Julian Fellowes. 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Side By Side with Nido Qubein David Horsager L 10:30   PBS   Great Performances at the Met: New Year’s Eve Gala Celebrate with stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani.   NC   The Chavis Chronicles 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service 11:30   PBS   Amanpour & Company

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