August Highlights on WVIA-TV
2017 Challenger Exhibition Game at the Little League World Series
Saturday, August 26th at 10:30am LIVE
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League that enables boys & girls with physical and developmental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball. Since 2001, two Little League Challenger Division teams have been invited to play an exhibition game at the Little League World Series. The first 3 years the teams came from local programs. Since then, teams from nine different states, from as far away as California, have participated. The teams playing in the Challenger game as part of the World Series are representing more than 30,000 Challenger players in more than 900 leagues worldwide. This year's teams are represented by Freehold Township (NJ) Little League & Riverside (RI) Little League.
Ireland's Wild Coast
Wednesday, August 2nd, 8pm
A journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special. Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland's rugged Atlantic coast -- the place he chooses to make his home after 30 years spent shooting some of the world's most celebrated wildlife films. Hanging like an emerald jewel off the western edge of Europe, Ireland has always been a place apart -- the last scrap of rock before the void of the Atlantic Ocean. The series features Ireland's west coast and wildlife wonders -- from the Skellig Rocks -- stormbound ocean pinnacles settled by early Christian monks 1500 years ago to breaching Humpback whales newly arrived off the island's southern shores, to Golden Eagles fighting the gales of the northern highlands, to the majestic Salmon returning from the Arctic to face upriver into some of the purest freshwaters in Europe; to the clash of Ireland's last surviving Red Deer stags echoing through the island's highest mountains.
Emmylou Harris - At The Ryman
Saturday, August 5th, 9pm
Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Harris and her acoustic band the Nash Ramblers in a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.
2Cellos Live at the Sydney Opera House
Sunday, August 6th, 9:30pm
Themes that drove some of the biggest epics in movie history are featured 2CELLOS LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, accompanied by the prestigious Sydney Symphony perform favorite Oscar-winning themes from James Horner's score for Titanic ("My Heart Will Go On"), and the inspiring "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator. The vocal beauty of the cello's sound is a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes. They include the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer song "Moon River' from Breakfast At Tiffany's ("Moon River'); Nino Rota's love theme for The Godfather; Francis Lai's Oscar-winning theme from Love Story and the rousing theme from the TV series "Game of Thrones".
Texas Tenors: Rise
Tuesday, August 15th, 8pm
Join America's favorite tenors for an all-new concert filmed at Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House. Highlights include a show-stopping tribute to Les Miserables, selections from Phantom of the Opera, and classic rock, pop and country favorites.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 8pm
Twenty years after Princess Diana's death, this new film reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.
NOVA - Eclipse Over America
Monday, August 21st, 9pm
Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.
The Farthest Voyager in Space
Wednesday, August 23rd, 9pm
Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.