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Public Television for the Northcoast

Highlights & Specials

Christmas Time in New Orleans

Friday, December 2nd at 8 PM

CHRISTMASTIME IN NEW ORLEANS is a festive holiday special showcasing the music, sights and internationally acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans. Taped in part at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans, the special spotlights a concert celebrating the city's vast and unique musical influences. Vibraphonist/percussionist Jason Marsalis and The NOLA Players perform a variety of holiday classics, putting a new twist on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “Joy to the World"and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." Pictured: Lights in the Park. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Rock Rhythm and Doo Wop

Friday, December 2nd at 9 PM

In this vintage program first aired in 2001, host Frankie Valli and over 200 early rock and roll legends reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime concert to benefit public television. Performances from Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay & The Americans, Fred Paris & The Five Satins, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, The Duprees and many others create an amazing evening, bringing to life the spirit of early rock and roll and doo wop.

Andre Rieu: Waltzing Forever

Saturday, December 3 at 5:30 PM

Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra celebrate two decades of musical romance with PBS audiences in this all-new concert performance, Andre Reiu: Waltzing Forever. Recorded in his hometown of Maastricht, Netherlands in July of 2016, this concert celebrates romantic music and features audience favorites like The Blue Waltz, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", “Lara’s Theme” and many others. The 60 minute core version and 90 minute pledge event versions were taped on location where more than 10,000 people enjoyed and literally "danced in the streets" to the sounds of Andre's violin and orchestra. Andre Rieu plans to tour the United States in the Spring of 2017.

Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics

Saturday, December 3rd at 7 PM

From the late 1940s 'til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles' American television debut to the Doors' infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances - no plate spinners or dancing elephants - that evoke the spirit of that decade's youth movement.

Il Volo Notte Magica

Sunday, December 4th at 8 PM

Join the international superstar trio and special guest Placido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in true operatic style.

Van Morrison: Live at the Rainbow

Sunday, December 4th at 9:30 PM

Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert. Features Morrison’s scorching renditions of signature songs including “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance” and “Caravan,” backed by the Caledonia Soul Orchestra.

In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Tuesday, December 6th at 8 PM

An overview of the highlights of Muppet creator Jim Henson’s life and career, with a focus on his restless creative drive; his passion to be more than just a children’s entertainer; his foray into movie making; his sudden, tragic death; and his characters, who have lived on after him.

Remember Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 7th at 8 PM

Narrated by veteran Hollywood actor Tom Selleck, REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR chronicles the personal stories of veterans and citizens who witnessed the surprise attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1941, launching the United States into World War II. Using archival footage and photos and graphics, the documentary shows in detail the bombings on Oahu, along with the fiery explosion of the USS Arizona, the sinking of the USS Oklahoma, and the attacks on Hickam Field, as well as on other parts of the island. REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR documents the 75th anniversary, the tragic events and the courageous acts of those who were in or near Pearl Harbor on that day. The film includes first-person accounts from sailors, airmen, soldiers and civilians, including Lou Conter, USS Arizona; James Downing, USS Virginia; Vernon Carter, US Army Air Corps, Hickam Field; and Barbara Kotinek, who was just six years old at the time.

Secrets of Scotland Yard

Thursday, December 8th at 10 PM

Secrets of Scotland Yard breaks through the façade of the most famous police headquarters in the world: the very name Scotland Yard is synonymous with all that’s best in the detection of crime. Scotland Yard is the headquarters of one of the oldest police forces in the world – London’s Metropolitan Police Service – known to Londoners as "the Met." Today, 33,000 Scotland Yard police officers safeguard one of the largest cities in Europe, patrolling nearly ten thousand miles of street, more than 200 miles of waterway, six hundred square miles of airspace, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb

Friday, December 9th at 9 PM

First You Dream – The Music of Kander & Ebb is a landmark television event: a tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb, the legendary Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy-award winning songwriting team whose Broadway shows include Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Act, Curtains and The Scottsboro Boys and timeless songs including “New York, New York,” “All That Jazz,” “Money Makes the World Go Around” and “Maybe This Time.”

Stories From the Clarke

Saturday, December 10th at 5 PM

This series includes interviews focusing on Native American objects held at the Clarke Museum, Old Town Eureka's legacy of its bar and brothel heyday, dance bands from the 20's on, and the maritime history of the Humboldt Bay Area. Stories from the Clarke is a local collaboration between the Clarke Museum, award winning host/producer Bill Morrill and KEET-TV. This project was funded in part by Cal Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sierra Pacific Foundation, the A.J. Cleland Trust, and three Humboldt Area Foundation funds.

Austin City Limits - Ryan Adams/Shakey Graves

Saturday, December 10th at 9 PM

Enjoy intimate performances from singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Shakey Graves. Adams performs a special acoustic set of hits and deep cuts. Graves showcases his latest effort And the War Came.