December Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Call the Doctor - Digestive Disorders: The Inside Tract

Wednesday, December 6th, 7:30p

Most digestive diseases can be very complex with symptoms that are difficult to diagnose and which the causes of many are still unknown. These conditions can be inherited or developed from a variety of factors that include fatigue, stress and diet. It is important to understand the difference of each medical situation.


Call the Doctor - Chiropractic Care: What's It All About?

Wednesday, December 13th, 7:30p

Chiropractic care is a treatment of neuromuscular disorders that emphasizes the use of manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine and other muscular afflictions. The practice is a hands-on approach to health care without the use of drugs and that also includes patient examinations and diagnoses. 


Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service

Thursday, November 30th, 8pm

Encores: Friday, December 1st 2pm; Sunday, December 3rd 12pm; Tuesday, December 19th 4pm; Thursday, December 21st 2pm; Saturday, December 23rd 9pm; Sunday, December 24th 12am, 11am & 8pm; Monday, December 25th 10am & 7pm; Thursday, December 28th 9pm; Friday, December 29th 3pm

Experience the beauty of Weber Chapel bathed in the glow of 1,500 candles in CHRISTMAS AT SUSQUEHANNA: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Recorded in December 2016, the program captures the voices of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families and community members joining together on the campus of Susquehanna University in historic Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania to celebrate 50 years of a cherished tradition: Susquehanna University's annual Christmas candlelight service, which was first held on December 15, 1966. The hour-long music special is a wondrous spectacle of candle lighting and carols, as well as traditional readings and songs in celebration of the season. The service also features numerous student musical ensembles, including the University Choir, University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Handbell Choir and Brass Ensemble. Musical highlights include: "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "We Three Kings," "Silent Night" and more.


Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything

Saturday, December 2nd 6:30pm

Honors one of the most famous tenors the world has ever known. A Hollywood film idol and an opera super star, Lanza was a trailblazing crossover artist whose voice inspired contemporary giants such as Luciano Pavoratti, Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo. The one-hour documentary highlights Lanza's accomplishments and celebrates a life that, at just 38 years old, ended far too soon., DAVID GILMOUR: LIVE IN POMPEII – Join the Pink Floyd singer-guitarist for a spectacular concert featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and stellar performances from an all-star band. Shot in the legendary Roman amphitheatre, the program highlights an artist at the top of his game. 


Three Tenors Christmas

Sunday, December 3rd, 2:30p

Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo sing traditional and classical Christmas songs. Included in this memorable special are "White Christmas," "Let It Snow," "O Tannenbaum," "Ay! Para Navidad," "Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle," "Carol of the Drum (The Little Drummer Boy)," "Ave Maria," "Dolce Maria," "Wiegenlied," "Jingle Bells," " I'll Be Home for Christmas," and many others. 


Great Performances - Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed

Sunday, December 3rd 9pm

Experience the memorable 50th anniversary performance of the band's seminal album, including "Knights in White Satin," recorded live with full orchestra from Toronto's Sony Centre. Jeremy Irons narrates.


Everly Brothers - Harmonies From Heaven

Monday, December 4th 8pm

The story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock ’n’ roll stars of the 1950's and ’60's. Featuring new interview footage with surviving brother Don and archival interviews with Phil, the film delves into their relationship with Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the songwriting team who wrote many of their early hits, including their first million-seller “Bye Bye Love.” The program also features interviews with those inspired by the Everly Brothers, including Art Garfunkel, Keith Richards, Graham Nash, Dave Edmunds, Tim Rice, and Albert Lee, and highlights their influence on younger generations of artists. Performances include versions of “Bye Bye Love,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bird Dog,” “(Til) I Kissed You,” “So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad),” “Let It Be Me,” and many more.


Bob Hope: American Masters

Tuesday, December 5th 8pm

Explore the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, clips from his body of work, and interviews with Woody Allen, Margaret Cho, Conan O'Brien, Tom Selleck and Brooke Shields.


Cat's Attic - Yusuf Cat Stevens

Saturday, December 9th 9pm

Celebrate 50 years of the illustrious career of Cat Stevens as he talks about fame, the songwriting process, and performs some of his greatest hits, from "Morning Has Broken" to "Peace Train" to "Wild World." 


Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Ireland

Saturday, December 16th 9pm

Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage in this live concert filmed in Dublin. Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.


Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Monday, December 25th 9pm

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.  


Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

Part 1 - Sunday, December 17th 8pm; Part 2 - Monday, Decmeber 25th 10:30pm

Premiere of a two-part holiday special. Caroline faces more changes in her life -- new job, new home -- as we jump forward to two years after Kate’s tragic death. Meanwhile, Celia and Alan despite their dismay at Caroline’s move, focus their attention on local theater as Celia lands a part in a production of “Blithe Spirit.” In other news, Gillian struggles to stop issues from her past coming back to haunt her and ruining her relationship with Robbie.

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