September Highlights on VIA TV

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PA PBS Scholastic Scrimmage Championship   

Monday, September 23rd 7:30pm

The Dallas High School Mountaineers (Dallas, PA) face off against the Parkland High School Trojans (Allentown, PA) in the 1st annual Pennsylvania PBS Scholastic Scrimmage State Championship. This event was held at the studios of PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA. The game moderator & host was VIA's Paul Lazar. Encores: Wednesday, September 25th 3:30pm, Sunday, September 29th 11am


Battling Opioids: A Project Of Pennsylvania Public Media, Part 3

Thursday, September 26th 8pm 

Battling Opioids, a project of Pennsylvania Public Media Part 3 is continuation of the multi-platform initiative that launched in September 2018. This new one hour program will feature personal stories of courage and hope in the face of opioid addiction interspersed with an informative studio panel discussion. The topic of this third entry in the series deals with the future of treatment in the ongoing battle against opioid addiction. Encore: Thursday, September 26th 9pm Friday, September 27th 1pm & 2pm


Food Over 50

Saturdays 4:30pm beginning September 28th

The mission of the cooking series FOOD OVER 50 is to inform, instruct and entertain America's late Gen-X, Boomer and senior audiences with artistic and appetizing preparations of wide-ranging international recipes that are nutritionally enticing. Hosted by David Jackson, FOOD OVER 50 is primarily taped in the scenic Mojave Desert, with cooking segments taking place in the kitchen, and select seafood recipes shot at Jackson's quaint seaside cottage in The Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The series also provides viewers with their own personal nutritionist. During each episode, registered dietician Elizabeth Kelsey joins David to critique recipes from a health perspective and emphasize the importance of cooking fresh food.

Animal Babies: First Year On Earth 

Wednesdays 8pm, August 28th thru September 11th

Like all babies, young animals can have a first year filled with joy, love and play. But there will also be challenges, sometimes on a daily basis. To survive, they must overcome threats and challenges, from rivals, from the elements, and predators. To tell the stories of these magical months, four renowned wildlife cinematographers will travel the globe to follow the lives of six iconic baby animals as they grow and develop. This is the story of what it takes to survive in the wild. This is their first year on earth.

Magical Land Of Oz

Wednesdays 10pm, August 28th thru September 11th

Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life as unique species navigate extremes on land and sea. Blue chip cameras capture the continent's diverse animal populations in its highest snow peaks, frigid southern seas and suburban backyards.


Steven Page Trio - Live In Concert

Thursday, September 5th 8pm

Steven Page is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. His distinctive and powerful tenor is among the most instantly recognizable voices in popular music. Steven Page Live features Page in a trio format at the intimate Belleville Theater in Ontario, Canada. Performing with Craig Northey (guitar, vocals) and Kevin Fox (cello, vocals), the concert features some of his most popular compositions from his time as co-founder, lead singer and songwriter for Barenaked Ladies, including "Jane," "Call and Answer" and "Brian Wilson," alongside newer pieces from his most recent solo albums Page One and Heal Thyself, Pt. I: Instinct and Heal Thyself, Pt. II: Discipline.


Live From Lincoln Center - Odyssey Chamber Music Society In Greece 

Friday, September 6th 9pm

Join the extraordinary musicians of the Chamber Music Society on a remarkable journey across iconic settings as they perform signature works in venues like the Ancient Amphitheater of Larissa, the historic Church of the Taxiarchon in Pelion and more.

Feud: American Experience

Tuesday, September 10th 9pm

Discover the real story behind the most famous family conflict in American history - the bloody backwoods battle between Appalachian clans, the Hatfields and McCoys. This new film goes beyond the myth to show how the feud was ignited.

Raul Julia: American Masters

Friday, September 13th 9pm

Discover the life and career of Raul Julia, the charismatic, award-winning actor and humanitarian known for versatile roles on stage and screen, from Shakespearean plays to "The Addams Family." A co-presentation of VOCES and American Masters.

Country Music

Parts 1 thru 4:

  • Sunday, September 15th thru Wednesday, September 18th 8pm with encores at 10pm
  • Monday, September 16th thru Thursday, September 19th 1pm
  • Sunday Marathon Episodes 1 thru 4, September 22nd 12pm to 8pm

Parts 5 thru 8:

  • Sunday & Monday, September 22nd & 23rd at 8pm with encores at 10pm
  • Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm with encore at 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 25th at 8pm with encore at 10pm
  • Monday, September 23rd thru Thursday, September 26th 1pm
  • Sunday Marathon Episodes 5 thru 8, September 29th 11:30am to 8pm

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.

Voces On PBS

Celebrate the rich diversity of Latino life in this showcase of outstanding documentaries.

The Pushouts

Friday, September 20th 10pm

Meet Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member-turned-award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been "pushed out" of school for reasons beyond their control. 


Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno

Friday, September 27th 10pm

See how the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot - Maria Moreno, an eloquent migrant mother of 12 who became an outspoken leader for farmworker rights. Her legacy was buried - until now.


Durrells In Corfu Season 4 On Masterpiece

Sundays 8pm, September 29th thru November 3rd

In this fourth and final season, things are looking up for the Durrells, with all of the family channeling their heartbreaks of the past series in different ways.


Poldark Season 5 On Masterpiece

Sundays 9pm, September 29th thru November 17th

Aidan Turner returns as Ross Poldark, who challenges the establishment yet again in this fifth and final season.

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