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TED Talks: Science and Wonder

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 2:03pm -- WCVE

Filmed at New York’s The Town Hall theater and hosted by best-selling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, TED Talks: Science and Wonder features talks delivered before a live audience. Each talk examines the riddles of the universe that keep leading scientists awake at night, taking viewers on a mind-blowing journey examining the relationship between science and art, a look deep inside the human body, disappearing landscapes, and the world of Pixar animation as speakers look at the future of nanotechnology, the science of light, and the rise of genetic manipulation.

The Great Math Mystery

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 12:51am -- WCVE

NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour — a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower.

Watch NOVA: The Great Math Mystery March 30 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Grantchester: Season 2 Premiere

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 9:18pm -- WCVE

The Vicar and Cop are back! Grantchester Season 2 starring James Norton and Robson Green will air Sunday, March 27-May 1, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. ET on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.

James Norton (War and Peace) dons his priestly collar and Robson Green (Reckless) his rumpled raincoat for a new season of Grantchester as the improbable crime-fighting team, Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating, bring justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England.

Downton Abbey Raffle Ticket Winners Announced

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 2:55pm -- WCVE

Congratulations to Phyllis and Jack Marcom of Fredericksburg, Virginia, winners of the 2016 “Trip to the Real Downton Abbey” Ticket Raffle.

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Community Idea Stations and will help to further our mission to use the Power of Media to Educate, Entertain and Inspire.

Cut And Destroy: Stencil Artist Anthony Aspero

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:00pm -- WCVE

When you think about stencil art, what comes to mind? Some people may think about plastic pre-cut designs available for purchase at any local arts and crafts store, used to paint patterns on walls or unfinished wooden boxes. Others may think about stencil art in an urban sense, as in street designs (graffiti to some) spray painted onto city exteriors.

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.

On WCVE and 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.

On WCVW PBS

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.

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