November Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Call the Doctor - Know the Difference: Hospice vs Palliative Care

Wednesday, November 1st, 7:30p

Hospice and Palliative Care - what’s the difference and what should the patient know about each one? Hospice care is concerned with the quality of life rather than how long a patient may have to live The main purposes of palliative care is to provide relief from pain and other serious symptoms through medication and use of painkillers.


Call the Doctor - Understanding Immunotherapy

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:30p

Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that fights the disease with the body’s own immune system, utilizing certain drugs, to boost the immune system.  Immunotherapy works better for some types of cancer than it does for others. For some of these cancers, it is used on its own, but for others it seems to work better when used with other types of treatment.


Dr. Kim Williams: Taking the Die out of Diet

Thursday, November 2nd, 8pm

The fourth lecture in the Preventive Medicine series at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine features cardiologist and past president of the American College of Cardiologists, Dr. Kim Williams, MD. In his lecture "Taking the 'Die' out of Diet" Dr. Williams will discuss nutrition and heart disease, sharing data and insights into dietary changes — including adoption of a plant-based diet — that positively impact health. Dr. Williams is a long-time advocate of a plant-based diet as part of shifting the focus on heart disease from “event” to “prevent.” Dr. Williams adopted a plant-based diet more than a decade ago, after routine blood work revealed he had a high level of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol. He is the author of numerous papers and a frequent speaker at medical symposia. He has been voted among “Chicago’s Top Doctors,” by Chicago magazine and also among “America’s Top Doctors” and was named among the “Top 1% of cardiologists in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report. In 2010, he received the Roderick W. Childers Teaching Award for the best teacher in the University of Chicago cardiology training program and in 2014 received the National Medical Foundation’s “Innovation in Medical Education” award. 


Peoples of the Susquehanna River

Thursday, November 16th, 8pm

An original documentary film produced by WVIA Public Media and Bucknell University. The one-hour program examines the history, cultures and traditions of the Native Americans of the Susquehanna River watershed. Prehistoric tribes, whose existence over 1,000 years ago can still be discovered up and down the river from New York State to the west branch to the Chesapeake Bay. We also get to know the later tribes of the Eastern Woodlands, the Susquehannocks, the Lenni Lenape and the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Their influence on arriving European settlers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was significant. But the inevitable clash of cultures, as well as the European's need the possess this land they'd discovered, drove these indigenous peoples off of the lands of their ancestors. Their contributions to the American society we know today are largely forgotten....unless you know where to look. Leaders, artists, teachers and citizens of the Lenni Lenape and Iroquois Confederacy share with us their traditions and their philosophies. Their stories paint pictures of a people whose stewardship of the environment has only grown more crucial in today's industrial world. These peoples are still here, their culture still vibrant. And with some help from environmental groups, educators and students, they continue to preserve and protect mother earth for the next seven generations.  


A Year in Space

Wednesday, November 15th, 8pm

This film takes viewers behind-the-scenes of astronaut Scott Kelly's 12-month stay on the International Space Station where he tested human limits for space travel and laid the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars.


Beyond A Year in Space

Wednesday, November 15th, 9pm

Picking up where the first film left off Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth-the final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth's orbit and travel into deep space.


David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize

Monday, November 20th, 8pm

This year, the Kennedy Center has selected Emmy Award-winning comedian, David Letterman as the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Letterman has been hailed as one of the most innovative and influential broadcasters in the history of television. In 33 years on late-night television, Letterman hosted 6, 028 episodes of Late Night (NBC) and The Late Show (CBS), surpassing his mentor, Johnny Carson, for the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history. As a writer, producer and performer, Letterman is one of the most-nominated people in Emmy Award history, with 52 nominations, resulting in 10 wins. Letterman is also a Peabody Award winner and a Kennedy Center Honoree.


Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Thursday, November 23rd, 9:30pm

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and unfortunate-albeit amusing-mishaps.


The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

Saturday, November 25th, 8pm

Broadcast premiere of Ron Howard's film based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. The film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”  It reveals their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Featuring rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers.


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

Friday, November 24th, 9pm

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a Broadway adaptation of the 1942 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. This heartwarming classic with a contemporary sparkle features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of Irving Berlin hit songs. 


Great Performances - Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Sunday, November 26th, 8pm

Legendary songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including fourteen Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand.


The 80s (My Music)

Monday, November 27th, 9pm

The MY MUSIC series takes a joyful jump into the 1980s and harkens back to the era when music videos ruled the airwave. Hosted by original MTV “VJ” Martha Quinn, MY MUSIC: THE ‘80s offers a non-stop celebration of pop hits that defined the decade by such superstars as Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Madonna, A-Ha and more.

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