February Highlights on WVIA-TV
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CALL THE DOCTOR - Do You Have Fibromyalgia?
Wednesday, February 7th at 7:30p
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic conditions and affects more than 5 million people in the United States. This condition can cause pain, stiffness and tenderness in muscles and joints and can last up to three months or longer. It affects a widespread area of the body that includes the shoulders, neck, arms and chest. Currently, the cause and cure for fibromyalgia is unknown.
CALL THE DOCTOR - What to Know About Cosmetic Surgery
Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30p
Cosmetic surgery, often called the surgery of appearance, is a procedure that focuses on improving the physical looks of a person with the possibility of increasing their self-esteem and self-confidence. According to statistics, almost two million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2016.
WHAT IS THE POINT OF A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION? - CORNEL WEST AND ROBERT GEORGE
Thursday, February 8th 8pm
Professor Cornel West has a passion to invite a variety of people from all walks of life into his world of ideas in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. - a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice. Robert P. George maintains that Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement called upon us to be true to our best selves as Americans - to be true to our moral principles. West and George will discuss the purpose of a liberal arts education through the lens of King's legacy and philosophy. Recorded on January 18th at The Weis Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Bucknell University in historic Lewisburg. This presentation is part of the Bucknell Project for American Leadership & Citizenship.
Encore presentations: Friday, February 9th 2pm; Sunday, February 11th 1pm; Thursday, February 22nd 9pm; Friday, February 23rd 3pm; Sunday, February 25th 7pm
#ME TOO, NOW WHAT?
Fridays 8:30pm February 2nd thru March 2nd
A new series of 5 half-hour programs. Hosted by executive editor Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, the series goes beyond the headlines about sexual harrassment to ask how we got here and how we move forward. Each episode will focus on an aspect of sexual harassment, and will include reporting from Salbi both in the field and in studio as she facilitates open and authentic conversations that penetrate to the heart of the matter. While each episode will stand alone, the weekly in-depth and thoughtful conversations will build on and inform each other. Topics to be explored include the impact of popular culture on women in the workplace, how race and class factor into the discussion, the social costs of pay inequity and gender discrimination, how men can be engaged in this discussion, and, ultimately, how we begin to chart a path forward. #MeToo, Now What? will draw from a range of guests, including women and men of all ages, races and economic groups — and ordinary citizens from across the nation. Salbi will also welcome activists, journalists, celebrities and leaders from the worlds of media, academics, business, arts, entertainment, fashion and advertising. The series is produced by Women in the World Media, a subsidiary of Tina Brown Live Media, and co-produced by Public Square Media.
INDEPENDENT LENS - WINNIE
Monday, February 5th 10pm
Winnie Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time on screen, Winnie explores her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down apartheid in South Africa from the inside. This documentary features intimate insights from Winnie herself, those who were closest to her and the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.
GILDED AGE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Tuesday, February 6th 9pm
In the closing decades of the 19th century, during what has become known as the Gilded Age, the population of the United States doubled in the span of a single generation. The nation became the world’s leading producer of food, coal, oil, and steel, attracted vast amounts of foreign investment, and pushed into markets in Europe and the Far East. As national wealth expanded, two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life. These disparities sparked passionate and violent debate over questions still being asked in our own times: How is wealth best distributed, and by what process? The Gilded Age presents a compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history.
Wednesdays 10pm February 7th thru February 21st
In this 3 part series, learn about the creation of some of the world's most ambitious and technologically advanced buildings. From subaquatic homes to futuristic towers and pencil thin skyscrapers, see how these previously impossible structures are taking shape.
WE KNEW WHAT WE HAD: THE GREATEST JAZZ STORY NEVER TOLD
Thursday, February 15th 8pm
Chronicles the unrecognized history of jazz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The hour-long documentary features the talents of international jazz legends George Benson, Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn and Mary Lou Williams-all Pittsburghers. Using archival footage and photos, it also sheds light on the social conditions and historical events that conspired to make Pittsburgh one of the world's leading contributors to the legacy of jazz music.
INDEPENDENT LENS - TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Monday, February 19th 9pm
A documentary and an interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.
FRONTLINE - BITTER RIVALS: IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA
Part One: Tuesday, February 20th 9pm
Part Two: Tuesday, February 27th 10pm
This special 2 part episode examines the dangerous rivalry between that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. From revolution in Iran, reaction Saudi Arabia and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, see how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict.
Tuesday, February 27th 9pm
Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy cross party lines to ask what ideals we share. Stories of unlikely activists including baseball's Joe Maddon, author Junot Diaz and Marine Tegan Griffith show communities striving to come together across divides. WVIA will be producing special programming for the month of March as a tie-n to this initiative. Stay tuned for more details.
BOMBING OF WALL STREET: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Tuesday, February 13th 9pm
Explore the story behind the mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation's financial center, which left 38 dead - a crime that launched the career of J. Edgar Hoover yet remains unsolved today.