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PBS Announces Second Season of Original Drama Series “Mercy Street”

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:26pm -- WCVE

PBS announced today (3/10/16) that it has given the greenlight to a second season of Mercy Street, PBS’ first original drama in more than a decade. The first season, executive produced by Ridley Scott (The Martian, Gladiator, Thelma and Louise); David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife” and “The Man in the High Castle”) of Scott Free; Lisa Q.

Downton Abbey Season 6 Finale

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:50pm -- WCVE

After six passionate and poignant seasons, the curtain comes down on “Downton Abbey.” How will fate resolve the stories of Edith, Mary, Thomas, Anna, Robert, Cora, Daisy, Carson, Violet, Isobel and all the other occupants of this unforgettable house?

Watch Downton Abbey Season 6 Finale on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.

 Watch WCVE and WHTJ PBS for repeats:

  • Saturday March 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday March 13 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

 Or check WCVW PBS:

This Land Is Your Land (My Music)

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 1:41pm -- WCVE

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host.

Watch This Land Is Your Land (My Music) on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.


  • Saturday March 5 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Thursday March 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday March 12 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday March 13 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday March 14 at 10 p.m.


Rise of the Robots

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:58pm -- WCVE

Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But Robots – machines with human-like capabilities – have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now.

Watch NOVA: Rise of the Robots February 24 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.

Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster relief situations. Follow the robots – and the engineers that program them – as they strive to make their way out of the lab and into the real world.

Poetry Out Loud

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 2:31pm -- WCVE

The National Endowment For The Arts and the Poetry Foundation Present: Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud: 2017 Virginia Finals
In March 2017, twelve high school competitors from across the Commonwealth convened at the studios of WCVE PBS Richmond to compete for the title of state champion and to represent Virginia at the national Poetry Out Loud competition in May.

In Performance at the White House: Ray Charles

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:37am -- WCVE

Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned as well as up-and-coming artists. The performance, a White House partnership with the Smithsonian, airs from the East Room.

Watch In Performance at the White House: Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles February 26 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

The Human Face of Big Data

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:07am -- WCVE

The gathering and analyzing of massive amounts of data allow us to address some major challenges, but the accessibility of so much data comes at a steep price. This film captures the promise and peril of the extraordinary knowledge revolution.

Watch The Human Face of Big Data February 24 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:16am -- WCVE

B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend -- the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years -- earning the moniker ‘King of the Blues’.