January Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Victoria on Masterpiece

Sundays at 9pm beginning January 15.

Follow Victoria's (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).


Mercy Street - Season 2

Sundays 8pm beginning January 22. Encores aring Thursdays 9pm.

Brand new second season episodes. Based on true stories, MERCY STREET takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation's history.


Call the Doctor - Exercise & Nutrition: Promoting Good Health

Wednesday, January 18, 7pm

Our community, endures high rates of cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes that can often be linked to poor health choices — from smoking and eating unhealthy food to a lack of physical activity. Living a healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of illness and chronic disease. On our next episode, learn what good health can do for you.


Call the Doctor - Thyroid Disease: Know the Facts

Wednesday, January 25, 7pm

There are a number of disorders that that can affect your Thyroid and unfortunately, thyroid cancer is on the rise throughout America – with Pennsylvania leading the nation in this disease. In fact, many of our local counties have the highest rates of thyroid cancer in the state. The good news is that there are successful treatments available and recognizing the symptoms can lead to a possible cure. 


Preventive Medicine Series: Why Is Nutrition Ignored in Medicine?

Tuesday, January 10, 7pm 

Renowned biochemist and author, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. gives a lecture that examines the myriad ways good nutrition is intrinsically linked with better health. This is the second in the Preventative Medicine lecture series. Taped Wednesday, November 30th by WVIA.


Command and Control: American Experience

Tuesday, January 10, 9pm

This documentary tells the terrifying, true story of what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Told in minute-by-minute detail of a single accident through the accounts of air force personnel, weapon designers and first responders, the story reveals the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster in Damascus, Arkansas. By telling this story, the film explores the great dilemma that the United States has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?


Frontline: Divided States of America

Tuesday, January 17, 9pm & Wednesday, January 18, 9pm

Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president in January 2017, FRONTLINE will premiere this four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries that looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit. It also offers an in-depth view of the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country.


Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live in Concert

Friday, January 20, 9pm

Enjoy the debut of a pop music series. Grammy-winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem's Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Brad Paisley - Landmarks Live in Concert

Friday, January 27, 9pm

Country music superstar Brad Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for a special outdoor concert at West Virginia University. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

Wednesday, January 25, 10pm

This film is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer's is the #1 public health crisis facing America. This documentary illuminates the social consequences for our country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.


Rachel Carson: American Experience

Tuesday, January 24, 8pm

Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait.

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