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Thurs, Dec 2 – 8pm;  Sun, Dec 5 – 6pm

The Big Band Years (My Music)

Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host a nostalgic look of hit-makers and songs of the 1930s and 40s.

Thurs, Dec 2 – 10pm

5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann

A plan for losing weight and gaining energy.

Fri, Dec 3 – 8pm

PBS Arts from New York: Great Performances: Andre Bocelli Live in Central Park

Beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli performs a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, with the New York Philharmonic.

 Sat, Dec 4 - 7:30

This Land is Your Land (My Music)

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.

Sat, Dec 4 – 9pm; Sun Dec 5 – 2pm; Thurs, Dec 9 – 8pm; Sat, Dec 11 – 7pm

Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders

The acoustic guitar virtuoso blends rumba and flamenco with elements of jazz and world music.

Sun, Dec 5 – 12pm; Mon, Dec 13 – 10pm

Classic Christmas

Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) for this festive, all-star special.

Sun, Dec 5 – 8pm; Fri, Dec 10 – 8pm

Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland

The rich musical and cultural heritage of Ireland on a journey of story and song.

Sun, Dec 5 – 10pm; Sat, Dec 11 – 10pm

The Bee Gees All For One Tour - Live in Australia 1989

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibbing perform their greatest hits.

Mon, Dec 6 – 8pm; Sun, Dec 12 – 6pm

Rick Steve's European Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Italy.

Mon, Dec 6 – 10pm

Eat your Medicine: The pecan Diet with Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Food is the most powerful medicine.

Tues, Dec 7 – 8pm

Red, White & Rock

Franke Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and More celebrate pop oldies music.

Tues, Dec 7 – 10:30pm; Thurs, Dec 9 – 9:30pm; Sun, Dec 12 – 10:30pm

Classical Rewind

The greatest composers of all time, their music and their stories.

Wed, Dec 8 – 8pm

Country Pop Legends

Country-pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s in this “My Music” special. Country music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. 

Wed, Dec 8 – 10pm

Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD

Six practical steps to help you feel happier, sharper and more in control of your own destiny.

Fri, Dec 10 – 10pm

Soul Legends 

Join host Pam Grier in a tribute to the greatest soul hits and performers from the 1970s and 80s.

Sat, Dec 11 – 8:30pm

ABBA Forever - A Celebration

Celebrate the supergroup with Neil Sedaka, Donny Osmond, Time Rice and ABBA.

Sun, Dec 12 – 8pm & 9:15pm

All Creatures Great & Small, Episodes 1 & 2

Episode 1 – James Herriot interviews for a job with harried Yorkshire veterinarian Siegfried Farnon. His first day is full of surprises.

Episode 2 – Fresh from veterinary college, Siegfried’s fun-loving brother, Tristan, arrives to help out. Mrs. Pumphrey throws a swanky party.

Mon. Dec 13 – 8pm

20 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR

Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, a former guest artist with the Choir, remembers and relives twenty years of inspiring Christmas concerts.

Tues, Dec 14 – 9:30pm; Sat, Dec 25 – 10:35

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today.

Wed, Dec 15 – 8pm

NATURE: Santa's Wild Home

A look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, great gray owls, wolverines, eagles, wolves, musk oxen, brown bears and more.

Wed, Dec 15 – 9pm

NOVA: Decoding Da Vinci

NOVA investigates the secrets of Leonardo DA Vinci's success. How did his scientific curiosity, from dissections of cadavers to studies of optics, shape his genius and help him create perhaps the most famous painting of all time, the Mona Lisa?

Wed, Dec 15 – 10pm

Impossible Builds: Skinny Skyscraper

Witness the construction of the skinniest skyscraper ever to make it off the drawing board. Located in New York and rising from within a landmarked building the team will attempt to build the world's thinnest skyscraper on the construction equivalent of a postage stamp.

Sun, Dec 19 – 7:30pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Sun, Dec 19 – 8pm & 9:15pm

All Creatures Great and Small, Episodes 3 & 4

Episode 3 – James is put to the test with an ailing racehorse. Tristan faces a familiar temptation. Siegfried angles for a prestigious client.

Episode 4 – While Tristan gives Tricki-Woo the spa treatment, James deals with Helen's champion bull. Siegfried makes a decision about Tristan.

Mon, Dec 20 – 9pm & Fri, Dec 24 – 8pm

Christmas at Belmont

Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.

*Note: The shows are from 2019 & 2017 due to the pandemic. 

Mon, Dec 20 – 10pm & 11:30pm

Craft in America

Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do, how they do it and why they have chosen a life of creating art.

Tues, Dec 21 – 8pm

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: On Broadway

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Tues, Dec 21 - 9pm

American Experience: Voice of Freedom

Barred from performing in Constitution Hall because of her race, Marian Anderson would sing for the American people in the open air.

Tues, Dec 21 – 10pm

Extinction: The Facts

With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.

Wed, Dec 22 – 8pm

NATURE: Season of the Osprey

A veteran pair of ospreys return home to a Connecticut saltmarsh. Over one summer they must battle their enemies, withstand the elements, and hunt hundreds of fish, all to raise the next generation of these consummate sea hawks.

Wed, Dec 22 – 10pm

Secrets of the Dead: Lady Sapiens

Incredible scientific investigations from across the globe are helping piece together the untold story of prehistoric women. The latest research separates fact from fiction and sheds new light on our ancient foremothers.

Fri, Dec 24 – 8pm

Christmas at Belmont

Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.

*Note: The shows are from 2019 & 2017 due to the pandemic.

Fr, Dec 24 – 9pm

20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Relive 20 years of Tabernacle Choir Christmas concerts with host Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Fri, Dec 24 – 11pm

The Night Before Christmas Carol

Join Charles Dickens in his study on Friday, the 13 of October 1843.  History, humor and the holiday come to life in The Night Before Christmas Carol. Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Elliot Engel crafts this entertaining study suitable for every holiday audience. In this acclaimed performance, actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters, giving personal, social, and historical context to a ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol.  

Sat, Dec 25 – 8pm

Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

Sat, Dec 25 – 10:35pm

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today.

Sun, Dec 26 – 7pm

Victoria: Season 2 on Masterpiece

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations and takes her royal court to France.

SuN, Dec 26 – 8pm & 9:15pm

All Creatures Great and Small, Episodes 5 & 6

Episode 5 – James volunteers to be the official vet at the Darrowby Show. His ordeals include an ethical plight involving Helen's bull.

Episode 6 – Defying Siegfried, Tristan coaxes James to try a risky procedure to save a stricken cow. Then James gets a shock from Helen.

Sun, Dec 26 – 12pm & 10pm

Christmas on the Danube

Explore cities along the Danube River and the stunning European landscape, history and culture.

Mon, Dec 27 – 9pm

POV: Unapologetic

Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Told through their lens, Unapologetic offers an inside look into the movement and ongoing work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Tues, Dec 28 – 8pm

In Their Own Words: Angela Merkel

Explore the life and words of Germany's former Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Tues, Dec 28 – 10pm

American Experience: The Codebreaker

The Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison in the 1930s and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. Her remarkable contributions would come to light decades after her death, when secret government files were unsealed. But together with her husband, the legendary cryptologist William Friedman, Elizebeth helped develop the methods that led to the creation of the powerful new science of cryptology and laid the foundation for modern codebreaking today.


Wed, Dec 29 – 9pm

NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is the world's biggest and most extravagant palace complex ever built. For five centuries, it was the power center of imperial China and survived wars, revolution, fires, and earthquakes. How did the Ming Emperor's workforce construct its sprawling array of nearly 1,000 buildings and dozens of temples in a little over a decade? How were stupendous 250-ton marble blocks moved across many miles to reach the site? And how did fantastically intricate woodwork, all fastened without nails or glue, enable the palaces to survive hundreds of earthquakes, including recent ones that obliterated nearby modern structures?

Wed, Dec 29 – 10pm

Climate Change – The Facts

Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.

Fri, Dec 31 – 8pm

GP at the Met: Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert

Recorded December 2020, the legendary bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel performs a holiday program accompanied by Jeff Howard on piano and the Welsh traditional folk group Calan from Brecon Cathedral in the singer’s native Wales.

Fri, Dec 31 – 9pm

GP AT THE MET: NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA

The Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs.