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Keystone Edition Reports: Why Regionalization?

Monday, January 3rd 7pm

From police forces to schools, communities are coming together to regionalize their services. This means instead of having three separate schools for a city, there’s just one, or small communities’ police departments share coverage. Keystone Edition Reports takes a look at the pros and cons of regional consolidation and what it means for you.

Keystone Edition Business: Meet the Chamber

Monday, January 10th 7pm 

What do you know about your local chamber of commerce? On the next Keystone Edition Business, we’ll introduce you to some local chamber leaders and take a look at who they are, what they do, and how they can help business and communities where you are.

Keystone Edition Arts: A Prescription for Health and Creativity

Monday, January 17th 7pm

The arts can connect us to our bodies and minds in new ways, from reducing stress and easing pain to thinking about illness and disease differently. Keystone Edition Arts will talk with medical professionals and educators to learn how they incorporate the arts in their work with patients and train future doctors.

Keystone Edition Health: Prescription Drug Costs

Monday, January 24th 7pm

Prescription drugs can cost 2.5 times more in the U.S.  than the same drugs in other Western countries, according to a recent study from the non-profit RAND Corporation. How do drug costs impact those who rely on prescriptions in our area, and what are local organizations doing to bring drug costs down?

Scholastic Scrimmage

Tuesdays 7pm & 7:30pm beginning January 11th  

Returning for an all-new 17th season! This high school academic quiz show challenges top students from WVIA’s member school districts about all academic disciplines.  

VIA Short Takes

Thursday January 13th 8pm

In this brand new episode of VIA Short Takes for TV stories spotlighted will be "PM Magazine" "A Soldier's Duty: A Reflection of 911" "Eagles Mere Toboggan" "Erika Funke" and "Last of the Paddle Wheel Ferry"

Mind Over Matter: It’s Okay to Not be Okay  

Thursday, January 27th 8pm

On the next Mind Over Matter, join moderator Tracey Matisak and a panel of regional experts as they discuss PTSD, suicide, teen depression, and behavioral health. We'll present personal stories from those who are coping with mental health challenges and provide information on where to get help. Encores: Friday, January 28th 1pm, Sunday, January 30th 12:30pm, Thursday, February 10th 9pm, Friday, February 11th 2pm

Midsomer Murders: Death in the Slow Lane

Part 1, Sunday, January 2nd 7pm
Part 2, Sunday, January 9th 7pm

New DCI John Barnaby arrives in Midsomer and is bemused by the quaint villages and their quirky residents. But when a local DJ is crushed to death at a traditional girls' boarding school, he soon discovers that murder and deception are never far away. As the death toll rises, could Barnaby's first case also be his last? Guest stars include Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey; Home Fires).

 

Midsomer Murders: Dark Secrets

Part 1, Sunday, January 16th 7pm
Part 2, Sunday, January 23rd 7pm

The reclusive lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham (Edward Fox and Phyllida Law) come under police scrutiny when a social services investigator is murdered. Barnaby and Jones must unearth generations of family secrets and decipher astronomical charts to find the killer. First appearance of Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby (John Barnaby's wife).

 

DW The Day

New Time! Weekdays at 5:30pm beginning Monday, January 3rd

THE DAY provides viewers with the background and analysis they need to understand the top stories of the last 24 hours. Join Deutsche Welle's Chief News Anchor Brent Goff as he puts the day’s events into context and discusses them with experts and correspondents in the field.

Downton Abbey - The Movie

Saturday, December 25th 7pm, encore Sunday, January 2nd 9pm

In this feature film, the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast.

Great Performances - From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

Saturday, January 1st 8pm

Ring in the new year in Austria at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Hugh Bonneville in this annual concert of waltzes by Strauss and more under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim.

Around the World in 80 Days on Masterpiece

Sundays 8pm January 2nd - February 20th

A thrilling adaptation of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel. David Tennant stars as literature's greatest explorer, Phileas Fogg.

Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union

Thursday, January 6th 9pm

Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Explore the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.

Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse

Fridays, 9pm January 7th - January 21st

Three Broadway favorites headline a new concert series featuring top-selling Billboard artist Shoshana Bean, Tony and Olivier Award-winner Gavin Creel, and Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Filmed in front of live audiences at the historic Playhouse, these versatile and virtuosic artists perform iconic showstoppers.

All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece (Season 2)

Sundays 9pm January 9th - February 20th

This season will give viewers seven heart-warming new episodes with the iconic characters, animals, and townsfolk we’ve come to love, living together in 1930s Yorkshire, England.

Vienna Blood (Season 2)

Sundays 10pm January 9th - February 13th

At the end of season one, Max hoped he would still be able to be involved in criminal investigations. Thankfully his wish is granted when Oskar comes to visit him at his new private practice and lures him back into another fascinating case ripe for a Freudian approach. But while his relationship with his friend Oskar becomes more stable, his private life gets even more chaotic.

American Masters - Ailey

Tuesday, January 11th 9pm

Discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. Featuring previously unheard audio interviews with Ailey, interviews with those close to him and an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today.

NOVA - Butterfly Blueprints

Wednesday, January 12th 9pm

NOVA investigates the hidden scientific secrets of butterflies that reveal them as smarter and more resilient than we ever imagined, and explores how they're inspiring cutting-edge technical innovations.

Great Performances - Reopening: The Broadway Revival

Tuesday, January 18th 9pm, encore Friday, January 21st 10pm

Pull the curtain back on some of Broadway's most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering exclusive behind-the-scenes access to shows including "Aladdin," "Jagged Little Pill," "Diana - The Musical," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," "Waitress" and "Wicked," the film follows each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

 

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries (Season 2)

Wednesdays 8pm, January 19th & January 26th

Get a front row seat for an extraordinary experience. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and a team of pioneering animal behaviorists join forces to explore stories of animal lives "told" by the animals themselves. A NATURE miniseries Animals with Cameras showcases a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can't go,when animals become the cinematographers. Using the specially-designed cameras, sprint across the savanna with a cheetah, plunge into the ocean with a seal, and swing through the trees with a chimpanzee. We will be privy to their secret lives like never before and uncover some truly unprecedented behavior through their eyes. Each episode features three different species.

P.O.V. - Not Going Quietly

Monday, January 24th 9pm

A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan’s career and family are upended when he is diagnosed with ALS at age 32. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists storm across the country, igniting a once-in-a-generation movement for healthcare for all Americans.

NOVA - Ancient Maya Metropolis

Wednesday, January 26th 9pm

Around 800 CE, the ancient Maya abandoned the magnificent cities they had lived in for centuries. NOVA investigates dramatic new scientific evidence for droughts that pushed cities already stressed by overpopulation and warfare beyond their limits.

P.O.V. - Not Going Quietly

Monday, January 24th 9pm

A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan’s career and family are upended when he is diagnosed with ALS at age 32. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists storm across the country, igniting a once-in-a-generation movement for healthcare for all Americans.

NOVA - Ancient Maya Metropolis

Wednesday, January 26th 9pm

Around 800 CE, the ancient Maya abandoned the magnificent cities they had lived in for centuries. NOVA investigates dramatic new scientific evidence for droughts that pushed cities already stressed by overpopulation and warfare beyond their limits.

Independent Lens - Missing in Brooks County

Monday, January 31st 10pm

Migrants go missing in rural South Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families whose loved ones have disappeared after crossing the Mexico border, one activist detective is their last hope.