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The Members’ Guide

December 2009

Handel and Haydn Society’s Messiah Page 25

More Classical, More News! Pages 1, 24–25

Ed Sullivan: The Sixties Page 8

Nova: What Darwin Never Knew Page 17


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This month, WGBH brings WCRB 99.5 into the WGBH family of noncommercial, listener-supported public broadcasting stations, preserving full-time classical radio in Boston. We couldn’t be more excited! When we learned that WCRB was for sale, we realized that no other purchaser would maintain the format of New England’s leading all-classical station. We knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for WGBH. We’ve been gratified to hear how pleased listeners are that WGBH will carry on such a rich musical tradition—and that we’ll now have a broader, 24/7 stage for WGBH’s inviting approach to classical music, on the air and online, as our classical programs migrate to the new service. Yo-Yo Ma put it most succinctly when he gave us an enthusiastic “two thumbs up!” As we move our classical programs to 99.5 we’re thrilled to be able to provide more of the in-depth perspective and analysis you appreciate on 89.7. Our aim is to give you the context you need to better understand the issues of the day, with a special focus on the topics that affect our region. The new 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s NPR station, will provide a forum for the myriad voices, stories and ideas of our shared community. As the producer of The World as well as such television mainstays as Greater Boston, Frontline, Nova and American Experience, we have extraordinary resources right in our Guest Street studios that we now can tap to enrich the lineup of the new 89.7. Rest assured, you’ll still find the very best jazz and Celtic music on 89.7 alongside our expanded news and information programming. You can learn more about 99.5 All Classical and 89.7 WGBH on pages 24 and 25. As this issue of ’GBH, The Members’ Guide goes to press, our plans for the two radio services still are being confirmed. So for the very latest updates, I invite you to visit wgbh.org/listen. We’ll have many more details for you next month, as we make this exciting transition. With so many opportunities for partnerships and synergies, we expect both 99.5 and 89.7 to grow and develop as the months progress. As the stations evolve, please continue to let us know what you think (membersonly@wgbh.org). We’re grateful to have you in our corner as we broaden and strengthen classical music here in New England, and as we dig deeper into the issues that matter!

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The Shop at ’GBH Holiday Sale

Saturday, 12/5, 11am–4pm, WGBH’s Brighton Studios As a WGBH member, you’re invited to get the year’s best prices on DVDs, CDs, books, educational toys and more from your favorite PBS programs. Free parking. Directions at wgbh.org/membershop or 617-300-3300.

MIT Museum Explore current research and cutting-edge innovations in the Sampling MIT exhibition, along with a newly expanded store filled with books and gifts. Receive 50% off admission per WGBH MemberCard. Info: 617-253-5927; web.mit.edu/ museum

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Savings!

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Make your reservations now for A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, hosted by 89.7’s Brian O’Donovan 12/11 at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre, 12/12 at Providence’s Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium and 12/13; 12/17–20 at Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre. WGBH members receive $5 off regularly priced tickets (visit wgbh.org/celtic to get the special discount code, or call us at 617-300-3300).

First Night 2010 Purchase your button for First Night events, including a concert by jazz saxophonist/ clarinetist Anat Cohen to be broadcast live on 89.7 WGBH from the Berklee Performance Center at 8pm on 12/31. Get 20% off your button at firstnight.org/wgbh.

CRAFTBOSTON Holiday

The Society of Arts and Crafts presents CRAFTBOSTON Holiday 2009, featuring 90 artists showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces, 12/11–13 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. WGBH members receive $4 off general admission. Info: 617-266-1810; craftboston.org

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A Boston Christmas

Make holiday plans with family and friends a little more easily at ArtsBoston.org, WGBH’s partner in providing access to arts, culture and entertainment in Boston and beyond. Info: artsboston.org

Join the Back Bay Chorale for A Boston Christmas, 12/19 at 8pm and 12/20 at 3pm at Marsh Chapel, Boston University. WGBH members receive 10% off tickets. Info: 617-648-3885; bbcboston.org

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The Celebrity Series of Boston presents the Emerson String Quartet on 12/4, 8pm at Jordan Hall. WGBH members receive 10% off tickets, limit four per MemberCard. Info: 617-482-6661; celebrityseries.org

Massachusetts Bay Trading Company Celebrate Massachusetts this holiday season! Save 10% on local fine art, crafts, Red Sox and Patriots gift sets, gourmet specialties and furniture when ordering online (use code WGBH2). Info: 978-916-9012, massbaytrading.com

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6am Clifford the Big Red Dog (d) 6:30 Dragon Tales (d) 7am Arthur (d) 7:30 Martha Speaks (d) 8am Curious George (d) 8:30 Sid the Science Kid (d) 9am Super Why! 9:30 Dinosaur Train (d) 10am Sesame Street (d) 11am WordWorld (d) 11:30 Sid the Science Kid (d) 12noon Caillou (d) 12:30 Thomas & Friends(d) 1pm Between the Lions (d) 1:30 Martha Speaks (d) 2pm Arthur (d) 2:30 Super Why! 3pm Curious George (d) 3:30 Curious George (d) 4pm Cyberchase (d) 4:30 WordGirl (d) 5pm The Electric Company (d) 5:30 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (d)

Sundays on 2/HD 6am Clifford the Big Red Dog (d) 6:30 Martha Speaks (d) 7am Super Why! 7:30 Curious George (d) 8am Peep and the Big Wide World 8:30 Peep and the Big Wide World 9am Saddle Club 9:30 WordGirl (d) 10am Dragonfly TV 10:30 Design Squad (d) All programs, unless noted (*), are closed captioned for viewers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. (d) Described for viewers who are blind or visually impaired. To access video descriptions, activate the second audio program (SAP) on your stereo TV or VCR. For more information on WGBH’s services for people with disabilities, go to wgbh.org/access.

Weekdays on 44 6am Sesame Street (d) 7am Curious George (d) 7:30 Sid the Science Kid (d) 8am Super Why! 8:30 Martha Speaks (d) 9am Dinosaur Train (d) 9:30 Clifford the Big Red Dog (d) 10am Maya & Miguel (d) 10:30 Caillou (d) 11am Bob the Builder (d) 11:30 Barney & Friends (d)

Oh, Holiday Cheese! Becky Botsford, a mild-mannered fifth grader who transforms into WordGirl—caped crusader and definition dynamo—kicks off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. The party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit? WordGirl Thu, 12/10 and Tue, 12/15 at 4:30pm on WGBH 2/HD

Happy Holidays from WGBH Kids! Arthur’s Perfect Christmas Everyone’s favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in his one-hour special celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even “Baxter Day.” Fri, 12/25 at 7am and 2pm on WGBH 2/HD Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having trouble figuring out what to give the other for a present, resulting in a 12-day merry montage of man and monkey mayhem. Fri, 12/25 at 8am and 3pm on WGBH 2/HD

Weekends on ’GBH Kids

Weekdays on ’GBH Kids

6am Martha Speaks (d) 6:30 Dinosaur Train 7am Between the Lions (d) 7:30 Peep and the Big, Wide World 8am Clifford the Big Red Dog (d) 8:30 Curious George (d) 9am Sid the Science Kid (d) 9:30 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (d) 10am Hands On: Crafts for Kids 10:30 WordGirl (d) 11am Cyberchase (d) 11:30 Zula Patrol (d) 12noon Zula Patrol (d) 12:30 Arthur (d) 1pm Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (d) 1:30 Curious George (d) 2pm Sid the Science Kid (d) 2:30 DragonflyTV 3pm Jonathan Bird’s Blue World 3:30 Hands On: Crafts for Kids 4pm WordGirl (d) 4:30 The Electric Company (d) 5pm Curious George (d) 5:30 Sid the Science Kid (d)

6am Hands On: Crafts for Kids 6:30 Hands On: Crafts for Kids 7am Maya & Miguel (d) 7:30 WordGirl (d) 8am Zula Patrol (d) 8:30 Cyberchase (d) 9am Cyberchase (d) 9:30 Curious George (d) 10am Curious George (d) 10:30 Arthur (d) 11am Clifford the Big Red Dog (d) 11:30 Martha Speaks (d) 12noon Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (d) 12:30 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (d) 1pm The Electric Company (d) 1:30 WordGirl (d) 2pm Between the Lions (d) 2:30 Between the Lions (d) 3pm Hands On: Crafts for Kids 3:30 Hands On: Crafts for Kids 4pm Clifford the Big Red Dog (d) 4:30 Sid the Science Kid (d) 5pm Curious George (d) 5:30 Curious George (d)

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Tune in Dec. 1–13 and 26–31 for a wide range of programs, including some very special holiday favorites! Below are a few of the highlights. Member favorites are chosen and scheduled based on viewer feedback. Check wgbh.org/schedules to see when your favorites are airing.

Holiday Cheer

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Join WGBH Radio host Brian O’Donovan for highlights from 2008’s popular live performance of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn concert, featuring a lively blend of Celtic, pagan, and Christmas traditions. Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart In Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland at the historic Powerscout House and Gardens, the breathtaking gardens are an ideal location for the musical vision of musical director and composer David Downes and the vocalists who comprise Celtic Woman. The program’s musical repertoire ranges from spirited Celtic fiddle and bodhran pieces to lush arrangements of Irish classics. Great Performances/Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas in Concert Perennial favorite David Foster joins superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics. Recorded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the program also features special guests Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, and the Muppets, as well as a visit with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Music & Drama

A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical Charles Dickens’s classic tale of love set against the backdrop of the French Revolution is transformed into a sweeping musical epic. Recorded live at the historic Theatre Royal in Brighton, England, and narrated by Michael York, this production includes principals from the recent Broadway show. Andre Rieu Live in Dresden Recorded at the Semper Opera House in 2008, this is not only a concert, but also a real wedding party! The charming bride and bridegroom, who are part of the famous “Vienna Debutantes,” are joined by 40 fabulous pairs of dancers from the Elmayer Dance School in Vienna. Ed Sullivan: The Sixties From 1963 to 1968, The Ed Sullivan Show served up an unparalleled roster of timeless artists, including The Beatles, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Petula Clark, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and the Young Rascals. Revisit the most exciting and explosive era of musical change with a variety of sounds that remain hugely popular today. (Shown: Ed Sullivan and Petula Clark) Latin Music USA From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, Latin Music USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the influence of Latin music on jazz, hip-hop, rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll—and on all of American culture. Jimmy Smits narrates. (Shown: Desi Arnaz)

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Over its storied 77-year history, this cherished production has become America’s #1 holiday show. Viewers of all ages will delight in dynamic Rockette performances, multiplying Santas and childhood dreams coming true in The Nutcracker. 

History

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Combining spectacular cinematography and masterful storytelling, this latest series from filmmaker Ken Burns shows you our national parks as you’ve never seen them before! Filmed over the course of more than six years in some of nature’s most spectacular locales, it is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and of the American landscape. 8

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Paul McCartney at Red Square For decades, The Beatles were banned by the Soviet government. Yet, generations of Russians were captivated by John, Paul, George and Ringo. This program tells the story of May 24, 2003, when Paul McCartney performed before a rapturous crowd of 100,000 in Moscow’s Red Square.

Science

Science Trek This out-of-this-world program explores the intersection of science fiction and science fact. Combining clips from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation with interviews with some of the leading scientists and researchers from around the country, the program is an entertaining guide to the astonishing scientific advances being made in laboratories and universities around the country. PBS and Star Trek icon LeVar Burton hosts.


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Thursday 24 6pm 2/HD PBS NewsHour 44 Charlie Rose 7pm 2/HD Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Rpt

Alcott’s Double Life

Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, had a reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of late 19th-century Concord, Mass. An intellectual protégée of Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau, Alcott was actually a free thinker with democratic ideals and progressive values about women. Most surprising is that she led, under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, a literary double life, undiscovered until the 1940s. As Barnard, Alcott penned scandalous, sensational works with characters running the gamut from murderers and revolutionaries to cross-dressers and opium addicts. American Masters Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Mon, 12/28 at 9pm on WGBH 2/HD

EvoDevo

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s famous On the Origin of Species, Nova reveals answers to riddles that Darwin couldn’t explain. Stunning breakthroughs in a new science—nicknamed “evo-devo”— are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature’s great mysteries: the development of an embryo. To explore this exciting new idea, Nova takes viewers on a journey from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic, from the Cambrian explosion of animal forms half a billion years ago to the research labs of today. This absorbing detective story confirms the brilliance of Darwin’s insights, while exposing clues to life’s breathtaking diversity in ways he could scarcely have imagined. Nova/What Darwin Never Knew Tue, 12/29 at 8pm on WGBH 2/HD 7:30 2/HD Basic Black 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2/HD L.A. Holiday Celebration In Los Angeles, holiday traditions span the globe. Discover the real L.A. as performers of various backgrounds join to express the joy of the season. Antiques Roadshow’s Mark Walberg hosts. 44 Globe Trekkker Ice Trekking the Alps

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evolution

Help Nova’s website evolve! Send us your suggestions on what you’d like to see on Nova’s new site about evolution. 9pm 2/HD Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Sugar and Spice Will girls entering adulthood in the next decade stride confidently through newly opened doors or are they destined to be stunted by societal messages that tell them females should be constantly agreeable, impossibly thin and, above all else, sexy? Researcher and author Rachel Simmons examines the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21stcentury adolescence. Simmons interviews parents, psychologists, teachers and social workers and also talks with four girls who tell their own personal tales of dealing with issues like cyberbullying, body image and violence. With courage and determination, these girls reveal their hopes and dreams for a powerful future. A Girl’s Life Wed, 12/30 at 8pm on WGBH 2/HD

Godmother of Punk

Shot over 11 years by acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Sebring, this film is a remarkable plunge into the life, art, memories and philosophical reflections of the legendary rocker, poet and artist Patti Smith. Sometimes dubbed the “godmother of punk”—a designation justified by clips of her early rage-fueled performances—Smith was much more than that when she broke through with her 1975 debut album, Horses. A poet and visual artist as well as a rocker, she befriended and collaborated with some of the brightest lights of the American counterculture, an often testosterone-driven scene to which she brought a swagger and fierceness all her own. P.O.V/Patti Smith: Dream of Life Wed, 12/30 at 9pm on WGBH 2/HD and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season’s most beloved songs. 44 Nature Christmas in Yellowstone (See 12/20 at 8pm) 10pm 2/HD Christmas at Belmont Country music artist and Belmont University graduate Trisha Yearwood hosts this festive musical collage.

44 Nature Arctic Bears. Polar bears are living on borrowed time. They are the descendents of grizzlies, long-ago evolved to live and hunt on the frozen ice of the Arctic, eating a specialized diet of seal meat. Grizzlies are masters at living off the land, making a meal from a wide variety of foods—meats, seeds, berries, insects, fruit and honey. 11pm 2/HD Charlie Rose

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Friday 25 6pm 2/HD PBS NewsHour 44 Charlie Rose 7pm 2/HD Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Rpt 7:30 2/HD McLaughlin Group 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2/HD Washington Week 44 French Chef Spinach Twins ➤➤ forum-network.org

It’s Complicated: The American Teenager. Author Robin Bowman shares the story of her four-year journey to capture the essence of today’s youth. 8:30 2/HD Now 44 French Chef Cake with a Halo 9pm 2/HD Bill Moyers Journal 44 French Chef Hamburger Dinner 9:30 44 French Chef Salad Nicoise 10pm 2/HD Three Tenors Christmas A holiday favorite with the The Three Tenors, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and the late Luciano Pavarotti. Taped in December 1999 at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, accompanied by the Vienna Symphony and joined by the Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir, this program features popular Christmas songs. 44 French Chef Lasagna 10:30 44 French Chef Waiting for Gigot 11pm 2/HD Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour

Saturday 26 For kids programs (6am–10:30am), see page 3. 11am 2/HD Victory Garden 44 María Hinojosa: One-on-One Tony Plana (See 12/22 at 7:30pm) 11:30 2/HD Everyday Food Supermarket Savings 44 Ask This Old House 12n 2/HD French Chef Bouillabaise 44 Member Favorites 12:30 2/HD French Chef Napoleon’s Chicken 1pm 2/HD French Chef Spinach Twins

1:30 2/HD French Chef Cake with a Halo 2pm 2/HD French Chef Hamburger Dinner 2:30 2/HD French Chef Salad Nicoise 3pm 2/HD French Chef Lasagna 3:30 2/HD French Chef Waiting for Gigot 4pm 2/HD French Chef How about Lentils? 4:30 2/HD French Chef Fish in Monk’s Clothing 5pm 2/HD French Chef Gateau in a Cage 5:30 2/HD French Chef Cheese and Wine Party 6pm 2/HD French Chef Curry Dinner 6:30 2/HD French Chef Apple Dessert 7pm 2/HD French Chef Meat Loaf Masquerade 7:30 2/HD French Chef To Roast a Chicken 8pm 2/HD Member Favorites 10pm 44 An Affair to Remember (See 12/19 at 5pm)

Sunday 27 For kids programs on WGBH 2/HD (6am–10:30am), see page 3. 6am 44 Antiques Roadshow Big and Little 7am 44 Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 7:30 44 To the Contrary 8am 44 Moneytrack 8:30 44 Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack 9am 44 Washington Week 9:30 44 Greater Boston 10am 44 Inside Washington 10:30 44 Now 11am 2/HD María Hinojosa: One-on-One Tony Plana (See 11/24 at 7:30pm) 44 Bill Moyers Journal 11:30 2/HD Rick Steves’ Europe Italy’s Great Hill Towns 12n 2/HD Member Favorites 44 Member Favorites 9pm 2/HD Masterpiece Classic Cranford (Pt. 2) See The Original Gossip Girls, page 14 44 P.O.V. Patti Smith: Dream of Life See Godmother of Funk, this page


10pm 2/HD Member Favorites 11pm 44 Member Favorites

Monday 28 6pm 2/HD PBS NewsHour 44 Charlie Rose 7pm 2/HD Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Rpt 7:30 2/HD Member Favorites 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 44 Masterpiece Classic Cranford (Pt. 2) See The Original Gossip Girls, page 14 9pm 2/HD American Masters Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women See Alcott’s Double Life, page 17 44 Member Favorites 10:30 2 Member Favorites 11pm 2/HD Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour

Tuesday 29 6pm 2/HD PBS NewsHour 44 Unassigned 7pm 2/HD Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Rpt 7:30 2/HD Member Favorites 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2/HD Nova What Darwin Never Knew See Evo-Devo, page 17 44 Member Favorites 9pm 44 Waking the Dead Wounds (Pt. 2) 10pm 2/HD Member Favorites 44 MI-5 The Book 11pm 2/HD Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour

Wednesday 30 6pm 2/HD PBS NewsHour 44 Unassigned 7pm 2/HD Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Rpt 7:30 2/HD Member Favorites 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2/HD A Girl’s Life See Sugar and Spice, page 18 44 Member Favorites 9pm 2/HD P.O.V. Patti Smith: Dream of Life See Godmother of Funk, page 18 44 Nova What Darwin Never Knew See Evo-Devo, page 17

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Thursday 31 6pm 2/HD PBS NewsHour 44 Unassigned 7pm 2/HD Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Rpt 7:30 2/HD Member Favorites 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2/HD Live from Lincoln Center New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Celebration See An All-American New Year, this page 44 Globe Trekker See Armchair Traveler, this page 9pm 44 Globe Trekker See Armchair Traveler, this page The Adirondack Park sprawls across six million acres in upstate New York. Bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Park combined, it is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. It also is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. Watch The Adirondacks on Mon, 12/21 at 7pm on WGBH World. 10pm 2/HD Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize An A-list cast of comedians—including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock— salutes Bill Cosby, the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 44 Globe Trekker See Armchair Traveler, this page 11pm 44 PBS NewsHour 11:30 2/HD Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize (See 10pm)

Coming in January

This Emotional • Nova’s Life • Masterpiece Classic’s Return to Cranford

An All-American New Year

The New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve gala, with new music director Alan Gilbert and baritone Thomas Hampson, celebrates all-American music from Gershwin, Copland and Broadway. This glamorous evening features “An American in Paris,” “Appalachian Spring Suite” and “Old American Songs,” as well as selections from various Broadway musicals. Live from Lincoln Center/New Year’s Eve Thu, 12/31 at 8pm on WGBH 2

Armchair Traveler

See the world from your sofa with Globe Trekker! Spend a day visiting unforgettable destinations through stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music, and hobnobbing with local folks. A series of seven episodes will take you to explore everything from water treks, the food of Mexico, great natural wonders of the world, volcanoes and some of the world’s best shopping. Globe Trekker/Trek Around the World Thu, 12/31 from 1–5pm and 8–11pm on WGBH 44

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Programs, Repeats and Overnights on 2/HD, 44 History American Experience The Kennedys Thu (12/3 & 17) 4am on 2 American Masters Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home Sat (12/19) 6:30pm on 2 Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture Mon (12/21) 10pm on 2, Tue (12/22) 2:30pm on 44, Mon (12/28) 2am on 44, Mon (12/28) 5am on 44, Tue (12/29) 4am on 44, Thu (12/31) 5am on 44 Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Mon (12/28) 9pm on 2, Tue (12/29) 1am on 2, Tue (12/29) 1am on 44, Wed (12/30) 3am on 44 American Stamps Wed (12/16) 10:30pm on 2 Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency Tue (12/8) 1am on 44, Wed (12/9) 3am on 44 Antiques Roadshow Mobile, Al (Pt. 2) Wed (12/2) 5am on 44, Fri (12/4) 3am on 44, Sat (12/5) 4am on 44, Sun (12/6) 6am on 44 Mobile, Al (Pt.3) Wed (12/9) 5am on 44, Sat (12/12) 4am on 44, Sun (12/13) 6am on 44 Roadshow Remembers Mon (12/14) 8pm on 2, Tue (12/15) 2am on 44, Tue (12/15) 8pm on 44, Wed (12/16) 5am on 44, Sat (12/19) 4am on 44, Sun (12/20) 6am on 44 Big & Little Mon (12/21) 8pm on 2, Tue (12/22) 1:30pm on 44, Tue (12/22) 8pm on 44, Wed (12/23) 1am on 2, Wed (12/23) 5am on 44, Sun (12/27) 6am on 44 Jackpot! Wed (12/30) 5am on 44 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Tue (12/22) 10pm on 2, Thu (12/24) 3am on 2 Jerusalem: Center of the World Thu (12/10) 1am on 44, Fri (12/11) 3am on 44, Mon (12/14) 3am on 44, Mon (12/14) 9pm on 2, Tue (12/15) 1:30pm on 44, Wed (12/23) 3am on 2 Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency Fri (12/18) 8:30pm on 44 Live from Lincoln Center New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Thu (12/31) 8pm on 2 Looking for Lincoln Tue (12/15) 10pm on 2, Fri (12/18) 9:30pm on 44, Wed (12/23) 2am on 2 Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution The Rock and the River Mon (12/14) 1am on 44, Tue (12/15) 3am on 44, Thu (12/17) 8pm on 2, Fri (12/18) 1:30pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 3pm on 44 The Empire and the Kingdom Mon (12/14) 2am on 44, Tue (12/15) 4am on 44, Thu (12/17) 9pm on 2, Fri (12/18) 2:30pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 4pm on 44 Secrets of the Dead Wed (12/16) 4am on 44 Story of India Wed (12/2) 4am on 44, Fri (12/4, 11, 18) 2am on 44, Sat (12/5, 12 & 19) 3am on 44

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Untold Stories Mount Rushmore: Telling America’s Stories Fri (12/18) 10:30pm on 44 Yosemite’s Buffalo Soldiers Fri (12/18) 10:40pm on 44 Young Lincoln Fri (12/18) 8pm on 44

Life and Living America’s Home Cooking Thu (12/10) 2:30am on 2 Ask This Old House Tue–Sat, 12:30am on 44, Mon–Fri (12/14–12/24), 4:30pm on 44, Sun (12/6 & 13) 11am on 2, Wed (12/16 & 23) 7:30pm on 2, Sat (12/19 & 26) 11:30am on 44, Sat (12/19) 11:30pm on 2 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Thu (12/3) 2:30am on 2, Thu (12/17) 2:30am on 2 Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack Sun 8:30am on 44 Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen Sat (12/19) 3:30pm on 2 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Sat 3am on 2, Wed (12/9) 1am on 2, Sun (12/13) 12mid on 2 e2 The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious Adaptive Reuse in the Netherlands Sun (12/20) 2pm on 44 Ed Slott’s Stay Rich for Life Wed (12/2 & 16) 1am on 2, Sun (12/31 & 30) 3am on 2, Wed (12/16) 1am on 2, Wed (12/30) 3am on 2 Equitrekking Sun (12/20) 2:30pm on 44 Everyday Food Sat 11:30am on 2 Food Trip with Todd English Sat (12/19) 2pm on 2 French Chef Fri (12/25) 1:30pm on 44, Fri (12/25) 1–5pm, 8–11pm on 44, Sat (12/26) 12n–8pm on 2 Globe Trekker Slavery Thu (12/17) 8pm on 44 Ice Trekking the Alps Thu (12/24) 8pm on 44 Globe Shopper 2 Thu (12/31) 1pm on 44 Planet of the Apes Thu (12/31) 2pm on 44 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico Thu (12/31) 3pm on 44  Volcanoes, Ring of Fire Thu (12/31) 4pm on 44  Great Natural Wonders Thu (12/31) 8pm and 10pm on 44 Best American Water Treks Thu (12/31) 9pm on 44 Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth Sun (12/20) 5pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 4pm on 2 Joel Harper’s Firming after 50 Thu (12/3) 5am on 2, Mon (12/7) 5am on 2, Thu (12/17) 5am on 2 Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home Sat (12/19) 1pm on 2 Julia Child & Company Sat (12/19) 12:30pm on 2 Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit! Sat (12/26) 1am on 2 Lidia’s Italy Sat (12/19) 1:30pm on 2, Sun (12/20) 4:30pm on 44 Life (Part 2) Sat (12/19) 6pm on 2 Made in Spain Sun (12/20) 4pm on 44 Magnificent Mind at Any Age with Dr. Daniel Amen Tue (12/8) 1am on 2, Tue (12/15) 2:30am on 2, Tue (12/29) 2:30am on 2

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Michael Bernard Beckwith: The Answer Is You Fri (12/4) 4:30am on 2, Sun (12/6) 1:30am on 2, Mon (12/14) 1:30am on 2, Fri (12/18) 4:30am on 2, Sun (12/20) 1:30am on 2, Mon (12/28) 1:30am on 2 MoneyTrack Sun 8am on 44 New Yankee Workshop Sat (12/19) 4:30pm on 2 Place of Our Own Mon–Fri (12/14–30) 1pm on 44 Rick Steves’ Europe Sun 11:30am on 2, Wed (12/2 & 16) 2:30am on 2, Wed (12/2) 3am on 2, Wed (12/16) 3am on 2, Wed (12/2 & 16) 3:45am on 2, Tue (12/8) 2:30am on 2, Thu (12/10) 5:30am on 2 Sara’s Weeknight Meals Sat (12/19) 12n on 2 Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg Thu (12/3) 1am on 2, Thu (12/17) 1am on 2 Simply Ming Sat (12/19) 2:30pm on 2, Sun (12/20) 5:30pm on 44 Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa Tue–Fri (12/15–18) 3:30pm on 44, Mon–Thu (12/21–25) 3:30pm on 44 Spain…On the Road Again Sun (12/20) 3pm on 44 Stay Rich Forever & Ever with Ed Slott Sun (12/6) 4:30am on 2, Mon (12/14) 4:30am on 2, Sun (12/20) 4:30am on 2, Mon (12/28) 4:30am on 2 This Old House Hour Fri (12/4, 11 & 18) 1am on 44, Sat (12/5, 12 & 19) 5am on 44, Wed (12/16 & 23) 8pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 5pm on 2

Music & Drama An Affair to Remember Sat (12/19) 5pm on 44, Sun (12/20) 7pm on 44, Sat (12/26) 10pm on 44 Austin City Limits Sun 12mid on 44 Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize Thu (12/31) 10pm on 2, Thu (12/31) 11:30pm on 2 Brain Fitness Frontiers Fri (12/4, 11 & 18) 2:30am on 2 Christmas in Belmont Thu (12/24) 10pm on 2, Fri (12/25) 4am on 44 Christmas at St. Olaf Fri (12/25) 2am on 44, Fri (12/25) 3am on 2 Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Fri (12/4) 5am on 44, Sun (12/6) 2am on 44, Mon (12/7) 5am on 44, Thu (12/24) 9pm on 2, Fri (12/25) 2am on 2, Fri (12/25) 3am on 44 Dickens’ Secret Lover Mon (12/21) 9pm on 2 Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics—The 60s Sat (12/5) 1am on 2, Mon (12/7) 12mid on 2, Sat (12/12) 1am on 2, Sat (12/19) 1am on 2, Sun (12/27) 12mid on 2, Thu (12/31) 4am on 2 From Mao to the Met with Hao Jiang Tian Fri (12/11) 1am on 2 Great Performances Barenboim on Beethoven Mon (12/7) 1am on 44, Tue (12/8) 3am on 44  Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker Tue (12/22) 1am on 44, Tue (12/22) 4am on 2, Wed (12/23) 3am on 44 Sting: A Winter’s Tale Wed (12/2) 3am on 44


La bohême Wed (12/23) 9pm on 2, Thu (12/24) 1am on 44, Thu (12/24) 4am on 2, Thu (12/24) 1:30pm on 44, Sat (12/26) 3am on 44, Mon (12/28) 3am on 44 Great Performances at the Met The Magic Flute Thu (12/3) 1am and 3am on 44, Mon (12/7) 3am on 44 Tosca Wed (12/16) 8pm on 2, Thu (12/17) 1am on 44, Thu (12/17) 1:30pm on 44, Fri (12/18) 3am on 44, Mon (12/21) 3am on 44 In the Life Sat (12/19) 11:30pm on 44 Independent Lens HelveticaThu (12/10) 3am on 44, Sun (12/20) 10pm on 44 Herb and Dorothy Thu (12/17) 4am on 44 Between the Folds Sun (12/20) 9pm on 44, Thu (12/24) 3am on 44  Scenes from a Parish Thu (12/31) 3am on 44 Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz Wed (12/2) 1am on 44 L.A. Holiday Celebration 2009 Fri (12/11) 5am on 44, Mon (12/14) 5am on 44, Thu (12/24) 8pm on 2, Sat (12/26) 5am on 44, Sun (12/27) 3am on 44 Leonard Cohen Live in London Mon (12/14) 12mid on 2, Sun (12/27) 2am on 2, Mon (12/28) 12mid on 2 Luther: Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace Sun (12/20) 3am on 44, Fri (12/25) 5am on 2 Masterpiece Classic Wuthering Heights (Pt. 1) Mon (12/14) 1:30pm on 44, Mon (12/14) 8pm on 44 Wuthering Heights (Pt. 2) Mon (12/14) 3pm on 44, Mon (12/14) 9:30pm on 44 Bleak House (Pt. 1) Sun (12/20) 12n on 2, Mon (12/21) 1am on 2  Bleak House (Pt. 2) Sun (12/20) 2pm on 2, Mon (12/21) 3am on 2 Bleak House (Pt. 3) Sun (12/20) 3pm on 2, Mon (12/21) 4am on 2 Bleak House (Pt. 4) Sun (12/20) 4pm on 2, Mon (12/21) 5am on 2  Bleak House (Pt. 5) Sun (12/20) 5pm on 2, Tue (12/22) 1am on 2 Bleak House (Pt. 6) Sun (12/20) 6pm on 2, Tue (12/22) 2am on 2 Cranford (Pt. 1) Sun (12/20) 9pm on 2, Sun (12/20) 11pm on 2, Mon (12/21) 1am on 44, Mon (12/21) 1:30pm on 44, Mon (12/21) 8pm on 44, Tue (12/22) 3am on 44 Cranford (Pt. 2) Sun (12/27) 9pm on 2, Mon (12/28) 1am on 44, Mon (12/28) 8pm on 44, Tue (12/29) 3am on 44 Mr. Christmas Fri (12/4) 4am on 44, Sun (12/6) 3am on 44 Mrs. Miniver Sat (12/19) 7pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 9:15pm on 44 National Christmas Tree Lighting 2009 Wed (12/23) 8pm on 2 P.O.V. The Way We Get By Wed (12/9) 4am on 2, Tue (12/15) 4am on 2, Sun (12/27) 3:30am on 2, Tue (12/29) 4am on 2 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Sun (12/27) 9pm on 44, Wed (12/30) 9pm on 2, Thu (12/31) 1am on 44, Thu (12/31) 2am on 2 Renaissance Christmas Sun (12/13) 3am on 44, Fri (12/25) 4am on 2 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live Mon (12/7) 3:30am on 2 Roy Orbison & Friends/A Black and White Night Sun (12/27) 5:30am on 2

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Sinatra at Carnegie Hall Sun (12/6) 3am on 2, Mon (12/14) 3am on 2, Sun (12/20) 3am on 2, Mon (12/28) 3am on 2 SoundStage Josh Groban, An Evening in New York City Thu (12/17) 10pm on 44 Faith Hill, Joy to the World Fri (12/25) 1am on 2, Fri (12/25) 1am and 5am on 44 Three Tenors Christmas Fri (12/25) 10pm on 2

Best of Britain As Time Goes By Sat (12/19) 8:30pm on 2, Mon (12/21) 10pm on 44 Keeping Up Appearances Mon–Fri 7:30pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 8pm on 2, Mon (12/14 & 21) 10:30pm on 44 MI-5 Love and Death Sat (12/19) 10pm on 2 Divided They Fall Tue (12/15) 10pm on 44 Road Trip Tue (12/22) 10pm on 44 The Book Tue (12/29) 10pm on 44 Vicar of Dibley Sat 11am on 2 Christmas Special Sat (12/19) 9pm on 2 Waking the Dead Skin (Pt. 2) Tue (12/15) 9pm on 44 Wounds (Pt. 1) Tue (12/22) 9pm on 44 Wounds (Pt. 2) Tue (12/29) 9pm on 44

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News & Public Affairs Anatomy of a Pandemic Tue (12/15) 1am on 44, Wed (12/16) 3am on 44, Thu (12/17) 10pm on 2, Sat (12/19) 12n on 44, Sun (12/20) 11pm on 44 Basic Black Thu (12/17) 7:30pm on 2, Sat (12/19) 11pm on 2, Thu (12/24) 7:30pm on 2 BBC World News Mon–Fri 5pm on 44 Bill Moyers Journal Fri 9pm on 2, Sat 2am on 44, Sun 5am on 44, Sun 11am on 44 Charlie Rose Tue–Fri 11pm on 2, Tue–Fri 12n on 44, Mon–Fri 6pm on 44 A Girl’s Life Wed (12/30) 8pm on 2, Thu (12/31) 1am on 2 Greater Boston Mon–Fri 7pm on 2, Tue–Sat 12mid on 2, Sun 9:30am on 44 Holiday Books and Movies Special Wed (12/16) 7pm and 12mid on 2, Wed (12/23) at 7pm and 12mid on 2 Greater Boston Year in Review Thu (12/24) 7pm and 12mid on 2, Wed (12/30) at 7pm and 12mid on 2 Beat the Press Year in Review Fri (12/25) 7pm and 12mid on 2 Best of Arts and Center Stage Thu (12/31) 7pm and 12mid on 2 Inside Washington Sun 10am on 44 Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do? Sun (12/20) 12n on 44 María Hinojosa: One-on-One Cheech Marin Tue (12/15) 7:30pm on 2, Sat (12/19) 11am on 44, Sun (12/20) 11am on 2 Tony Plana Tue (12/22) 7:30pm on 2, Sat (12/26) 11am on 44, Sun (12/27) 11am on 2 McLaughlin Group Fri 7:30pm on 2 NewsHour Mon–Fri 6pm on 2, Mon–Fri 11pm on 44 Nightly Business Report Mon–Fri 7pm on 44

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Now Fri 8:30pm on 2, Sat 1:30am on 44, Sun 4:30am on 44, Sun 10:30am on 44 Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Sun 7am on 44 Rodney Yee: The Practical Power of Yoga Fri (12/11) 4:30am on 2 Tavis Smiley Tue–Sat 12:30am on 2, Mon–Fri 12mid on 44 To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe Sun 7:30am on 44 Unstuck with Dr. James Gordon Wed (12/2) 4:30am on 2, Thu (12/10) 1am on 2, Wed (12/16) 4:30am on 2, Wed (12/30) 4:30am on 2 VOCES Dream Havana Sun (12/20) 1pm on 44 Washington Week Fri 8pm on 2, Sat 1am on 44, Sun 4am on 44, Sun 9am on 44 WorldFocus Mon–Fri 5:30pm on 44

Science Crown of the Continent—Alaska’s Wrangell-St. El Thu (12/31) 4:30am on 44 National Parks: America’s Best Idea The Scripture of Nature (Pt. 1 of 6) Mon (12/7) 2am on 2 Nature The Dragon Chronicles Mon (12/7) 12mid on 44, Tue (12/8) 5am on 44 Shark Mountain Mon (12/14) 12mid on 44, Tue (12/15) 5am on 44 White Falcon, White Wolf Thu (12/17) 9pm on 44 Christmas in Yellowstone Sun (12/20) 8pm on 2, Mon (12/21) 12mid on 44, Tue (12/22) 5am on 44, Thu (12/24) 9pm on 44 Arctic Bears Thu (12/24) 10pm on 44 Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears Mon (12/28) 12mid on 44, Tue (12/29) 5am on 44 Nova Saved by the Sun Wed (12/2) 2am on 44, Thu (12/3) 5am on 44, Sun (12/6) 1am on 44 Volcano Above the Clouds Wed (12/9) 2am on 44, Thu (12/10) 5am on 44, Sun (12/13) 1am on 44 The Bible’s Buried Secrets Tue (12/15) 8pm on 2, Wed (12/16) 1:30pm on 44, Wed (12/16) 9pm on 44, Sat (12/19) 1pm on 44 The Spy Factory Wed (12/16) 2am on 44, Thu (12/17) 5am on 44, Sun (12/20) 1am on 44 Darwin’s Darkest Hour Tue (12/22) 8pm on 2, Wed (12/23) 1:30pm on 44, Wed (12/23) 9pm on 44, Thu (12/24) 1am on 2 The Last Great Ape Wed (12/23) 2am on 44, Wed (12/23) 5am on 2, Thu (12/24) 5am on 44, Sun (12/27) 1am on 44 What Darwin Never Knew Tue (12/29) 8pm on 2, Wed (12/30) 1am on 2, Wed (12/30) 1am on 44, Wed (12/30) 9pm on 44 PBS Previews The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Thu (12/17) 3:30am on 44, Fri (12/18) 5:30am on 44, Mon (12/21) 5:30am on 44, Tue (12/29) 2:30am on 44, Wed (12/30) 4:30am on 44 Science Trek Fri (12/4) 1am on 2, Sun (12/6) 12mid on 2, Tue (12/8) 4:30am on 2, Sun (12/13) 4:30am on 2, Tue (12/15) 1am on 2, Fri (12/18) 1am on 2, Sun (12/20) 12mid on 2 Wild Chronicles Mon (12/14) 7:30pm on 2, Mon–Fri (12/14–18) 4pm on 44, Mon–Thu (12/21–24) 4pm on 44, Mon (12/21) 7:30pm on 2 Wild River: The Colorado Fri (12/18) 10pm on 2

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Celebrating the Season with Brian O’Donovan The holidays are here, and 89.7 WGBH is ready, with an abundance of musical gifts to help you celebrate the season. We’ve got something for everyone: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast live from King’s College on Christmas Eve, Ellen Kushner’s The Golden Dreydl and PRI’s Kwanzaa celebration, A Season’s Griot. Then, get ready to ring in the New Year with NPR’s Toast of the Nation, which kicks off in Boston’s Berklee Performance Center at 8pm with jazz saxophone and clarinet sensation Anat Cohen. Of course, it wouldn’t be December without WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan (host of A Celtic Sojourn) and his popular annual A Christmas Celtic Sojourn concert, featuring a lively blend of Celtic, pagan and Christmas traditions. This year’s concert will be performed in Boston, Worcester and Providence, giving you multiple opportunities to experience this memorable and intimate celebration of all things Celtic. Looking to 2010, we’re pleased to announce a new series of live concerts at our studios, the Guest Street Sessions. The new series grows out of the success of our Celtic Sessions—popular Friday night gatherings organized by O’Donovan that bring together Celtic musicians and fans. Look for jazz, classical, world music, and news and public affairs “Sessions” in the coming months. AudioFile’s Jen Goebel recently caught up with O’Donovan, the creative force behind as well as in front of so many WGBH productions, to get the scoop on Guest Street Sessions and the 2009 A Christmas Celtic Sojourn concert.

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What are the new Guest Street Sessions?

We started doing Celtic Sessions as an experiment last year, where I would invite a group of Celtic musicians into the studios for informal performances and casual conversation with the audience. We started with Celtic because I have those connections, and it was the easiest way to test the idea. It has proven to be a huge success.

Going forward, the Guest Street Sessions are going to explore all genres of music, as well as the arts and spoken word, in a way that really suits the WGBH audience—casual, inviting, informative and entertaining. Throughout the year, we’ll feature classical, jazz, world music, Celtic, and news and information.

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When are the Guest Street Sessions?

They’re all going to be on Friday nights, with a gathering at 6pm for a light reception, and then going into the beautiful Fraser Performance Studio at 7pm. In the studio, we’ll have multiple groups from the genre, or different news reporters and anchors if it’s a news and information session, there to talk about their work and have a conversation.

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Where does the term “session” come from? The term “session” describes a casual gathering of people to share ideas—often musical ideas. A session is really just a period of time where people play music, but it’s not necessarily a pure performance—that’s the difference.

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What do you hope people will get out of these sessions? First of all, I hope that they’ll enjoy coming to WGBH and getting to know us a little better. One of the most exciting things about our move to Brighton is the new public space—the theater, the atrium and, of course, the Fraser Performance Studio. With these unique gathering places, we

can offer WGBH members and listeners something they can’t get anywhere else.

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You wear many hats here at WGBH. Among them, you pull together what has become an annual tradition, the A Christmas Celtic Sojourn concerts. How is this year’s concert coming along? It’s our seventh year. Hard to believe, but it is, and we have a very exciting lineup this year with artists coming from as far away as Sweden and Edinburgh, as well as two coming from Northern Ireland. We have an amazing dancer joining dance director Kieran Jordan this year, Nic Gareiss. He is steeped not only in traditional Irish music but also in the dances of Appalachia. The kids from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance were a big hit last year, and they will return this year. And we added PALS chorus, a Brookline-based chorus of children who provide the children’s chorus segments to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and to Tanglewood. They’re a highly prized chorus, and they will be joining us on stage as well. I’m very excited about that, actually. It’s a new twist for us.

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Brian’s Holiday Pick CD: Noels Celtiques: Celtic Christmas Music from Brittany by Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde (Green Linnet) Schedules, program info, playlists: wgbh.org/listen 23


WGBH, Boston’s NPR® Station

Listen online at wgbh.org/listen, on your Internet radio, on your HD radio at 89.7 HD1 or on 96.3 in Back Bay/Beacon Hill

Independent Journalism, Celtic Music and All That Jazz 89.7 WGBH is expanding its news service to offer New England listeners more choices and more voices. “We’ll have a new schedule in place for 89.7 that focuses on news and information,” says Radio General Manager John Voci, “as our classical programming migrates to the new 99.5 All Classical.” The new 89.7 will be a leading source for perspective and analysis in Boston, providing valuable journalistic context from diverse viewpoints that helps us all better understand the issues of the day. “We’ll draw on resources right here in our Brighton studios,” says John, “from radio’s The World and the Web’s Forum Network to television’s Greater Boston, Frontline, Nova and American Experience. We’ll also build on the strong foundation of independent journalism and local flavor we’ve established with our Cape and Islands NPR station, WCAI.”

A World of News

Each weekday morning NPR’s indispensable Morning Edition and WGBH’s groundbreaking co-production, The TakeAway deliver the latest news. In the afternoons, tune in NPR favorite All Things Considered and get the international perspective with WGBH’s awardwinning newsmagazine, The World anchored by Marco Werman. Jazz from Studio Four

Final Bars

Host Steve Schwartz offers a poignant tribute to those in the jazz world who passed away this year, including alto saxophonists Charlie Mariano and Bud Shank, vocalist Blossom Dearie, pianist, composer and educator George Russell and saxophonist/flutist David “Fathead” Newman. Fri, 12/18 at 8pm A Celtic Sojourn

Christmas in Brittany

About 10 years ago, an unexpected CD arrived on the doorstep of host Brian O’Donovan’s house: A collection of Christmas music from Brittany, the little Celtic province in northwest France. It has since become a favorite in the O’Donovan household at this time of year and today, he shares it with you. Sat, 12/19 at 12noon 24 Schedules, program info, playlists: wgbh.org/listen

You’ll still find your jazz and Celtic favorites on 89.7 WGBH, alongside A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. However, we’re taking folk and blues (genres available elsewhere on the radio dial) off our air to make room for a broader focus on analysis and perspective. We’re proud of the contributions 89.7 hosts Naomi Arenberg, Brendan Hogan and Brad Paul have made to these genres, and we’ll certainly miss their voices on 89.7. As this issue of ’GBH, The Members’ Guide went to press, plans for the new 89.7 WGBH were coming together. We’ll continue to finetune our lineup in the days ahead to bring you the very best on 89.7. For the most up-to-date information, please visit wgbh.org/listen. Thanks for your support as the new 89.7 evolves—and for your feedback! To tell us what you think, go to membersonly@wgbh.org.

Jazz with Eric in the Evening

Eric Goes Eclectic

The holidays are a time for partying, and host Eric Jackson blows the doors off with his annual “Eclectic” Holiday Special, a kaleidoscope of holiday music from the jazz, R&B and pop genres. Mon, 12/21 at 8pm Jazz with Eric in the Evening

Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

Duke Ellington’s Three Sacred Concerts— considered by the artist to be among his most important works—will be played in their entirety. In addition to the legendary Ellington band, the program also features tap dancers, choirs and vocal soloists. Thu, 12/24 at 8pm

Toast of the Nation

WGBH kicks off NPR’s annual New Year’s broadcast from the Berklee Performance Center with a LIVE performance by jazz saxophone and clarinet sensation Anat Cohen, a part of Boston’s First Night 2010 celebration. Thu, 12/31 at 8pm


All Classical

Listen online at 995allclassical.org, on your Internet radio, on your HD radio at 89.7 HD2 or on 89.5 WNCK in Nantucket

Reinvigorating Classical Radio in Boston Boston has a new radio station this month as WGBH acquires WCRB, preserving a full-time classical service that otherwise would have switched to another format. We’re delighted to have 99.5 All Classical join the WGBH family! As this issue of ’GBH, The Members’ Guide went to press, plans for the new 99.5 All Classical were being finetuned. For the very latest, please visit 995allclassical.org. Here’s what we can say: • We’ll have friendly and welcoming hosts like Cathy Fuller on 99.5 All Classical who will bring their passion to the new service, inviting you to share their love of this music. • We’ll continue to enrich our classical lineup with live perfor mances from our Fraser Performance Studio here in Brighton, spotlighting both emerging local talent and top music masters from around the world. • We’ll dig into WGBH’s unparalleled archive of classical music, performed and recorded in our studios and throughout New England.

• For maximum reach, 99.5 also will be heard online at 995allclassical.org, on Internet radios, on mobile devices, and on HD radios at 89.7 HD2. • We’ll build on WGBH’s partnerships in this most classical of cities, from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New England Conservatory to Handel and Haydn Society (whose Messiah is featured on our cover) and Longy School of Music, to name just a few.

“WGBH’s strength in classical music is unmatched,” says Radio General Manager John Voci, “going back to our very first broadcast from Boston’s Symphony Hall nearly 60 years ago. The launch of the new 99.5 All Classical is an exciting milestone for classical music in Boston.” Thanks for tuning in, and for letting us know what you think (membersonly@wgbh.org) as we continue to finetune the new service.

BSO Live

Sunday Concert

We are live from Symphony Hall where Christoph von Dohnanyi leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra with German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann in Bartok’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, Martinu’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Sat, 12/5 at 8pm

Tune in for one of America’s most time-honored holiday traditions as music director Harry Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn Society’s 156th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, recorded in concert earlier in the month at Symphony Hall. Sun, 12/20 at 2pm

Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

Handel’s Messiah

Classical Music with Cathy Fuller

Classical Music with Brian McCreath

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Revels Live

The holiday season in Boston means The Christmas Revels, and today is your chance for a special first listen! David Coffin and the cast, along with Appalachian traditional singer/ storyteller Suzannah Park, banjo/guitar player Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdam Somer join Brian McCreath for a preview performance of this year’s show—a celebration of various American traditions. Wed, 12/9 at 3pm

The Music That Made You Love Music

Throughout the month on 99.5 All Classical, you’ll hear music and stories from WGBH and WCRB listeners who participated in our “Music That Made You Love Music” contest. Thanks for sharing your story!

Host Cathy Fuller presents this legendary music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Since 1928, this service of Biblical readings with choral and organ selections has been broadcast live on radio in England and beyond. Thu, 12/24 at 10am Sunday Concert

The Best of New Year’s Day from Vienna

Tune in for this survey of the finest performances through the years from the Golden Hall at the Musikverein in Vienna, conducted by the likes of Clemens Krauss, Willy Boskovsky, Carlos Kleiber, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Seiji Ozawa. Sun, 12/27 at 3pm Schedules, program info, playlists: 995allclassical.org 25


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Events…Join Us!

’GBH Live Series

Members of the WGBH Classical, Celtic & Folk, and Jazz Clubs are invited to join the artists and WGBH radio hosts for the magic of live performance, broadcast from our intimate, state-of-the-art Fraser Performance Studio. Seating is limited, so reserve your place today by emailing wgbhclubs@wgbh.org or calling 617-300-3505. Not a WGBH Club member? Find out how to become one at wgbh.org/clubs or by calling 617-300-3505.

’GBH Jazz Live: Lisa Thorson

Tue, 12/1, 9pm Called “a gifted improviser of the most musical kind,” Lisa Thorson joins Eric Jackson in our studios for a live performance. A popular Boston-based jazz vocalist, Thorson has toured throughout the US and Canada, and recently released her fifth CD, Out to Sea, a duo recording with pianist Cho Yoon Seung.

’GBH Classical Live: The Christmas Revels Wed, 12/9, 3pm Join us for a special preview of The Christmas Revels’ holiday season as the group celebrates the rich and varied cultures of North America—with inspiration taken from the mountains of Appalachia, powerful African American traditions, the singular beauty of the Shaker culture, and the ancient ways of the First American Nation. Enjoy this afternoon of extraordinary music, song, and dance. 26 Schedules, Full schedules and more wgbh.org program info,program playlists:info: wgbh.org/listen

Classical CD of the Month

Ever wondered what CDs WGBH’s classical music hosts would choose for their own collections? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore! Sign up for WGBH’s Classical Music CD of the Month, and let us do the choosing. For a gift of $500 or more, you’ll receive one CD per month, hand-picked for you by one of our classical music hosts or producers, for a full year. Each selection will come with a personal note from the person who chose it. Sound like music to your ears? Get started with our Classical Music CD of the Month by making your gift online at wgbh.org or calling 888-897-9424.


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Cape and Islands NPR Station – 90.1, 91.1 and 94.3 Saturday

Monday–Friday 5am BBC World Update with Dan Damon 6am The Takeaway with John Hockenberry 7am Morning Edition with Steve Inskeep, Renée Montagne and Dan Tritle 9:30am The Point with Mindy Todd 10am The Diane Rehm Show with Diane Rehm 12noon Day to Day with Alex Chadwick 1pm Fresh Air with Terry Gross 2pm Talk of the Nation 4pm All Things Considered with Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Michele Norris and Naomi Arenberg 6pm The World with Lisa Mullins 7pm Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal 7:30 The Point 8pm Fresh Air with Terry Gross 9pm The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 10pm News from the BBC 12mid News & Notes 1am Talk of the Nation 3am The Diane Rehm Show with Diane Rehm 4am News From the BBC

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News from the BBC Changing World Living on Earth Weekend Edition with Scott Simon Car Talk with Click and Clack Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! This American Life with Ira Glass Humankind with David Freudberg To The Best Of Our Knowledge Splendid Table On the Media Weekend All Things Considered A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor Says You! with Richard Sher Selected Shorts American Routes with Nick Spitzer Afropop Worldwide Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen Fresh Air Weekend Splendid Table Humankind with David Freudberg

Sunday

5am News from the BBC 6am Sound & Spirit with Ellen Kushner 7am Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett 8am Weekend Edition with Liane Hansen 10am Bob Edwards Weekend 12noon Car Talk with Click and Clack 1pm A Prairie Home Companion 3pm Selected Shorts 4pm Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen 5pm Weekend All Things Considered 6pm This American Life with Ira Glass 7pm Arts & Ideas with Jay Allison 11pm On the Media 12mid Le Show with Harry Shearer 1am This American Life with Ira Glass 2pm Selected Shorts 3am On the Media 4am The State We’re In

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