January Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Call the Doctor - Spinal Surgery: When is it Necessary?

Wednesday, January 9th - 7:30pm

Surgery of any kind can present risks and complications, but when it’s performed near the spine & spinal cord these complications can be very serious. Many people have to make the decision whether it’s necessary to consider back surgery.  This decision should always come after exhausting nonsurgical options. However, if the pain is persistent and is related to spinal issues then the person should consult with a physician to look at what procedures are available.


Call the Doctor - Lymphoma: Cancer in the Blood

Wednesday, January 16th - 7:30pm

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects a type of white blood cells that are called lymphocytes. These white blood cells help fight diseases in the body and play an important role in the immune system. It is one of the most common causes of cancer in children and young adults aged 15 to 24 years but the good news is… it is often treatable.


Great Performances - From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2019

Tuesday, January 1st 9pm

Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. 


Talent Has Hunger

Thursday, January 3rd 8pm 

An inspiring documentary about the power of music to consume, enhance and propel lives. Taped over seven years, the film offers a window into the relationship between artist and teacher, inviting viewers into master cello instructor Paul Katz's New England Conservatory of Music studio as his gifted students come for their lessons. Katz, who works with students ranging from a 10-year-old child prodigy to college-aged music majors, uses an array of approaches and tools gleaned from his 50 years of teaching and performing to nurture the natural talents of his pupils. His goal is to give students full expressive access to the music within themselves. The program reveals both the physical dexterity the students need to master technical skills, and the expertise Katz needs as a teacher to manage tender young egos, making them feel safe,emotionally open and confident enough to walk on stage and play their instrument at the highest artistic level. 


Antiques Roadshow - Meadow Brook Hall, Hour 1

Monday, January 7th 8pm  

Experience ROADSHOW’s all-new look as it kicks off a groundbreaking season of incredible items appraised at settings that are treasures in their own right. From the grounds of the historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI, learn the story behind beloved family heirlooms, thrift store finds, and more—including a $77,500 appraisal!


Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Season 5

Tuesdays 8pm January 8th thru February 26th, April 2 & April 9th  

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprisingly ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. The series ends with an exploration of how science and history can inspire the next generation.


Dictator's Playbook

Wednesdays 10pm January 9th thru February 13th  

From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have shaped the world we live in. How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? This series answers those questions in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.


Victoria - Season 3 on Masterpiece

Sundays 9pm January 13th thru March 3rd

Travel back to 1848 as revolution breaks out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign. 


Victora and Albert: The Royal Wedding

Sundays 10pm January 13th & 20th  

Enjoy a recreation of the wedding that changed British matrimonial ceremonies forever. This series, hosted by Lucy Worsley, celebrates an enduring love that was to melt the nation’s heart and set the standard for generations of brides to come. 


Nature - Equus: The Story Of The Horse

Wednesdays 8pm January 16th & 23rd

Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals, and ride along with the world’s last nomadic tribes. 


Independent Lens - Rumble: The Indians That Rocked The World

Monday, January 21st 10pm  

Take an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture.


PBS Newshour - State Of The Union Coverage

Tuesday, January 29th 9pm

Join PBS NewsHour for extended coverage of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address. 

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