September Highlights on WVIA-TV

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Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media, Part 1

Thursday, September 27th 8pm - Airing simultaneously on all seven Pennslylvania Public Television stations.

The opioid crisis has become a nationwide issue. It was declared a disaster emergency in Pennsylvania by Governor Wolf in January 2018. Pennsylvania's Public Television Stations (PPT), are confronting this crisis head-on. Through the collaborative, statewide efforts, Pennsylvania citizens will see stories of hope and survival, and have access and information on where to get help. This is the first collaboration of this scope, where all seven Pennsylvania Public Media organizations are using all of their media platforms - TV, radio, online, social, and digital - together in this effort. Encore airings: Thursday, September 27th 9:30pm, Friday, September 28th 2pm & 3:30pm, Sunday, September 30th 2pm


Battling Opioids: A Community Crisis

Wednesday, September 26th 7pm 

The opioid crisis has become a nationwide issue. It was declared a disaster emergency in Pennsylvania by Governor Wolf in January 2018.This live panel discussion program held in front of a studio audience features state and local leaders discussing current strategies to fight the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. Viewers can call in or send email questions. Panelists include: Raphael Barishansky - Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness & Community Protection, Pa Department of Health.and Senator Gene Yaw - 23rd District, PA. Moderated by Paola Giangiacomo.  Encore airing: Sunday, September 30th 4pm


Doo Wop Generations

Saturday, September 1st 9:30pm 

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. Tune in and find out how you can see Chubby Checker live in concert! 


Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater

Sunday, September 2nd 8pm

See the past, present and future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) through live video and interview segments taken during the annual winter tour and from the debut rock theater tour "Beethoven's Last Night," filmed in Dallas. Tune in and find out how you can see TSO live in concert!    


Ex Libris - The New York Public Library

Tuesday, September 4th 10pm  

The New York Public Library is one of the great knowledge institutions of the world. Like its peers, the Library of Congress, the British Library and the Bibliotheque nationale de France, it is (1) a memory bank of humankind, an irreplaceable repository of documents of human thought and action; (2) an instrument of education and transmitter of culture and information and (3) a prime example of democracy. The Library is accessible, open to everyone and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in our society. Public libraries throughout the US are undergoing challenges to simultaneously sustain their traditional activities and concurrently develop new programs that are both related to the digital revolution and are expansions of their well-established practices. This is the first time the New York Public Library has given permission to make a documentary about this important, vast and complex institution. The New York Public Library is the dominant cultural and democratic institution in the City of New York for the following reasons: (1) the Library is open and available to everyone, (2) the richness of its collections in literature, world history, dance, film, photography and prints, (3) the diversity of its programs and (4) its usefulness and appeal to all social classes and ages. 


Concert For George

Saturday, September 8th 9pm    

Celebrate George Harrison's life in this 2002 memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall with performances of his music from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and more. Available for the first time in high-definition. 


The Miniaturist on Masterpiece

Sundays at 9pm, September 9th thru 23rd  

See what happens when a teen bride's new husband gives her an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet that is a miniature replica of their home-and seems to predict and unravel the future with unsettling precision. 


Post Modern Jukebox - The New Classics

Sunday, Monday, September 10th 8pm  

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. Tune in and find out how you can see Post Modern Jukebox live in concert! 


Great American Read

Tuesdays 8pm September 11th thru October 23rd

This series explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. 


Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live

Sunday, Thursday, September 13th 8pm   

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. Tune in and find out how you can see Joe Bonamassa live in concert! 


The Amazing Human Body

Wednesday, September 19th 8pm to 11pm

This 3 part mini-series explores the internal mechanics of the human body through pioneering graphics and captivating scientific case studies. Witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep the body motoring and the scientists guessing. 


Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III

Saturday, September 22nd 8pm  

The magical evening was Diamond's 40th anniversary celebration of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972. 


Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew

Sunday, September 23rd 7:30pm    

Follow Anne Shirley's journey to Queen's College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining? 


Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science

Tuesday, September 25th 9pm & Wednesday, September 26th 10pm  

Take a look at how the Mayo Clinic, which is "world renowned for its medical arts," has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years, and what it can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today. 


The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 on Masterpiece

Sundays 8pm, September 30th thru November 18th

The Durrells in Corfu returns for a third season of eccentric family adventures on a Greek isle in the 1930s. Based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell, the animal-loving youngest member of the clan, the series stars Keeley Hawes as the plucky widowed mother, Louisa Durrell; Josh O'Connor as her eldest son, Lawrence, who is destined to become a famous novelist; Callum Woodhouse as the hapless sportsman, Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as the lovelorn teen, Margo; and Milo Parker as Gerald. 


Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece

Sundays 9pm, September 30th thru November 18th

Aidan Turner is back as the dashing Captain Ross Poldark alongside Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza. Season 4 gets off to an epic start when Ross gears up to move to London to become a Member of Parliament in order to improve the lives of those around him. 

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