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Call the Midwife Returns For Season 5

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 9:40am -- WCVE

Season 5 opens in the year 1961, and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change with the improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual, as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world. The personal and professional lives of the nurses remain entwined, as events in their work impact on their personal choices.

Share Your Alzheimer's Caregiver Stories

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 1:36pm -- WCVE

Beginning now--and in the months ahead--the Community Idea Stations will be collecting stories featuring caregivers from diverse backgrounds and situations who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. These stories and experiences will be respectfully recorded and edited together into a new documentary for public television.

From a caregiver’s perspective, the documentary will provide an in-depth look into the everyday lives of those dedicated to the care of loved ones struggling with this devastating disease.

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.

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:

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