November Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Call the Doctor - Coping with Brain Injuries

Wednesday, November 7th - 7:30p

A traumatic brain injury can come from any number of causes. It usually comes from a violent hit to the head or body. How much damage is done depends on a number of factors like the kind of injury and force of impact. Seizures, numbness, confusion or unusual behavior can all be signs of a traumatic brain injury.


Call the Doctor - Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Wednesday, November 14th - 7:30p

People who contract the flu are most contagious in the first three or four days after the illness begins. Common flu symptoms include body aches, a fever, cough, and sore throat. There are antiviral drugs that can treat the virus and can also prevent serious flu complications like pneumonia.


Preventive Medicine Lecture with Michael Blaine, MD - Mindfullness for Life

Thursday, November 8th at 9pm

Dr. Michael Baime will discuss how the practice of mindfulness works and how it can result in better health. "By learning to pay attention better, we recognize patterns and habits and learn to change our course instead of continuing to have an argument, or to eat too much, or smoke, or drink. Instead we can take a fresh start and do something different than our normal pattern." Encore airings: Friday, November 9th 3pm; Saturday, November 10th 4pm; Thursday, November 15th 8pm; Friday, November 16th 2pm; Sunday, November 18th 2pm


Conversations for the Common Good - The First Amendment

Thursday, November 15th 9pm

Held in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium on the campus of Bloomsburg University, “Conversations” is a civil discourse, civic engagement, and interdisciplinary event to promote dialogue that unites and bridges political and social divides featuring keynote speakers Lata Nott, Dave Janoski, Kara Schultz, and Joar Dahn. This conversation focuses on the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Encore airings: Friday, November 16th 3pm; Sunday, November 18th 3pm


Great Performances - An American In Paris: The Musical

Friday, November 2nd 9pm

Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.  


PBS Newshour Election Night Coverage 2018

Tuesday, November 6th 8pm  

Join Judy Woodruff and the Newshour team for live election night coverage. 


NOVA - Last B-24

Wednesday, November 7th 9pm  

In 1944 a smoking, battle-scarred B-24Liberator bomber known as the Tulsamerican crashed into the choppy seas off the coast of Croatia, entombing three of its occupants under 135 feet of water. For years they were lost to the world-and their families. But in 2010, nearly seventy years after the crash, divers located the plane. And in 2017, the Department of Defense, aided by the Croatian Navy and some of the world's leading underwater archaeologists, set to work investigating the wreckage. Were the B-24s truly as dangerous as the nickname "the Flying Coffin" suggested? And what does that mean for the recovery of the fallen airmen? Now, NOVA joins a team of archaeologists on a dangerous mission to recover and identify their remains. They will deploy advanced mapping and diving technologies and sift through tons of sediment-eventually to find artifacts and other tantalizing clues. From the recovery of the remains to the subsequent forensics and DNA analysis of the remains in the laboratory, the story of the Tulsamerican is riveting and emotional. NOVA documents it all, including the moment a family hears the words they never expected to hear: "On behalf of a grateful nation..."  


Great Performances - Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

Friday, November 9th 9pm

Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. "The Sound of Music" is the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers' escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism. 


We'll Meet Again

Tuesdays 8pm November 13th & 22nd then resumes Tuesdays 8pm December 18th thru January 8th  

Returns for a second season with all-new episodes. This series, hosted by Ann Curry, features people searching for long-lost friends, family or strangers who were thrown together or separated under circumstances of great historical significance. Each program follows contributors as they try to trace and reunite with someone from their past and through their personal stories, explore key historical events that shaped America. 


Great Performances - John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway

Friday, November 16th 9pm

Follow John Leguizamo's path to the Great White Way with his latest theatrical showcase, "Latin History for Morons," a comedic yet pointed look at the systematic repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history. 


Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Mark Twain Prize

Monday, November 19th 9pm 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has starred in the acclaimed comedies "Seinfeld" and "Veep." 


Frontline - Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

Tuesday, November 20th 9pm 

Exposing a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica shows the group's terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally. 


Great Performances - Harold Prince: The Director's Life

Friday, November 23rd 9pm

Celebrate the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, winner of a record 21 Tony Awards. His six decades in the theater form a bridge from the "Golden Age" of Broadway's mid-century to the contemporary theater of today.  


Nature - Snow Bears

Wednesday, November 28th 8pm

Travel to the Arctic to follow the life-changing journey of two newborn polar bear cubs as they leave their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous voyage to the sea to feed. Actress Kate Winslet narrates.


Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks

Wednesday, November 28th 10:30pm

In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals. Koko died in June 2018 at the age of 46. 

Great Performances - Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical

Friday, November 30th 9pm   

Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes. 

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