March Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Call the Doctor - Sleep Disorders: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30p

What are sleep disorders and what causes them? Sleep disorders are a series of conditions that affect a person’s ability to get the required number of hours of sleep on a regular basis. This condition has become increasingly common in the United States with more than seventy five percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 59 having sleeping difficulties.


Call the Doctor - Living with Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis

Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30p

Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spinal cord and the nerves they connect. There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, two of which are Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis. Approximately 400,000 Americans, mostly young adults, suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, autoimmune disease which affects the central nervous system that includes the spine, optic nerve and brain. Symptoms for this condition depend on which nerve fiber is damaged. Injury to the cerebellum portion of the brain could cause imbalance and a lack of coordination. If nerve fibers to the bladder are affected, urinary incontinence may result. There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, however, patients can lead an active life for many years by making lifestyle adjustments that includes a regular exercise program along with walking, swimming or riding a stationary bike.


Scholastic Scrimmage

Airing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, at 7:30pm beginning Monday, March 5th.

Returning for an all-new 13th season! This high school academic quiz show challenges top students from WVIA’s member school districts about all academic disciplines. Contestants try to answer questions more quickly than members of the opposite team. At the end of the Scholastic Scrimmage season the winning school is awarded $5,000, with second place receiving $3,000 and third place receiving $1,000. The winning team also receives medals, a plaque for their high school's trophy case, and the bragging rights of being the very best. Grades 9-12.


Our Town Old Forge

Thursday, March 8th, 8pm

Encores: Thursday, March 8th, 10pm, Friday, March 9th, 2pm, Saturday, March 10th 9pm, Sunday, March 11th 12pm

Deep in the veins of Old Forge Borough is a pulse directly leading to the heart of the town.  Generations of immigrants mined tons of coal in years past, and raised their families to believe hard work led to success.Industry and hospitality were always part of a landscape where good food, camaraderie, and lending a hand seemed as natural as drawing a breath. The 31st in WVIA's "Our Town Series", Our Town Old Forge is a "day-in-the-life" video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Old Forge, Pennsylvania, as seen through the eyes of its residents.  


WVIA American Creed Community Conversation

Thursday, March 15th, 9pm 

Encore presentation: Friday, March 16th 3pm

WVIA’s Larry Vojtko leads a discussion of the film "American Creed". Recorded at Bloomsburg University after a special screening of the PBS documentary this is part of a multi-platform initiative to continue the important & very timely discussion of what ideals we share as Americans. This program follows a special encore presentation of "American Creed" at 8pm.


The Journey Makes Us One

Thursday, March 22nd, 8pm 

Encores: Friday, March 23rd, 2pm, Saturday, March 31st 6pm, Sunday, April 1st 3pm

WVIA Public Media in partnership with the Diocese of Scranton presents this brand new 1 hour docmumentary film telling the story of the 150 year history of the Diocese of Scranton.


Little Women: A Timeless Story

Sunday, March 4th 9pm 

MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming series. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the series features an all-star cast including Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury. 


Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Tuesday, March 6th 8pm

Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," the pioneering children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Celebrities, cast members and Joanne Rogers reveal their favorite memories from the series. 


New York Cantors

Tuesday, March 6th 9:30pm

Enjoy beautiful sacred and secular songs from three rising stars on the world's Jewish music scene. Backed by a 33-piece orchestra and male choir, the cantors perform at Amsterdam's revered 17th-century Portuguese synagogue. 


Hans Zimmer - Live in Prague

Friday, March 9th 9pm

In the concert special, world-renowned film composer Hans Zimmer, joined by a 72-piece ensemble that includes the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra and a choir, delights the sold-out audience with selections from his storied career. Zimmer has scored more than 120 films, which have, combined, grossed more than 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award and a Tony award. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini Award for lifetime achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. His Academy Award -winning score to The Lion King has sold over 15 million copies since release in the early '90s. Some of his most recent works include Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Dunkirk. 


Queen Rock the World

Monday, March 12th 8pm

Rock on as the British band plays their greatest hits in a never-before-seen film of their 1977 tour featuring songs from their News of the World album, including "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions." 


Evening with Lucia Micarelli

Monday, March 12th 9:30pm

Be dazzled by the violin virtuoso in a concert ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, all bound together by Micarelli's trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.

Doo Wop Generations

Saturday, March 11th 9pm

Celebrate the new generation of Doo Wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more. 


True North: The Sean Swarner Story

Wednesday, March 21st 8pm

A powerful documentary about the strength of the human spirit and one man's determination to spread a message of hope to those touched by cancer. The one-hour film follows inspirational adventurer and two-time cancer survivor Sean Swarner on his quest to reach the North Pole and become the world's first cancer survivor to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam-scaling the highest point on all seven continents and then hiking to the North and South Poles. Only a handful of people have ever done it, but no one against the overwhelming odds Sean faced.

Using archival footage and intimate interviews, TRUE NORTH documents Sean's early years and the cancers that almost killed him, as well as his preparations and training to hike to the North Pole. 


Post Modern Jukebox - The New Classics

Wednesday, March 21st 9:30pm

Swing with this inventive musical collective as they transform pop hits into the styles of the past. Creating gramophone music for a smartphone world, PMJ has gone from viral sensation to worldwide phenomenon by putting music in a time machine. 


Jimmy Buffett: Buried Treasure

Saturday, March 24th 9pm

Explore the musical roots of the popular performer during his "pre-beach" years through historical recordings, great stories and in-concert performances. Includes some of his earliest demo recordings, restored and being released for the first time. 


Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live

Saturday, March 24th 10pm

Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, is pleased to announce a special homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him - Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. A stunning live concert recorded at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London in July 2016.


Ancient Roads From Christ to Constantine

Sunday, March 25th beginning at 12pm 

The compelling six-hour series THE ROAD FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE charts Christianity's evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world, with more than two billion followers. Host Jonathan Phillips, an author and distinguished history professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, journeys into the fascinating world of the early Christians to explore the faith's long struggle and triumph against the odds. He recounts some of Christianity's pivotal moments at the actual locations where they unfolded, including Bethlehem (site of Jesus' birth), Judea (where Jesus preached) and Rome (where Emperor Constantine the Great embraced the faith as his own), among others. Phillips' entertaining and enlightening 12,000-mile odyssey through seven countries in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East brings the rich history of Christianity to life. Along the way, he meets experts who have devoted their lives to the study of this important historical period.  

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