40 Shows to watch this March on WVIA TV
Keystone Edition Reports: Guns in Schools
Monday, March 6th 7pm
We live in a day and age where guns, in one capacity or another, are seeping in to the daily lives of Americans everywhere. Now, guns are being carried by security guards and teachers in many area schools. On the next Keystone Edition Reports "Guns in Schools", we take a look at the topic, and its effect on school safety.
Keystone Edition Business: Female Foundation
Monday, March 13th 7pm
Women are rapidly becoming a driving force in entrepreneurship and business leadership. Keystone Edition Business delves into the challenges facing women in the workplace, especially in leadership, and what resources are available to give them a head start on the road to success.
Keystone Edition Arts: Film Festival Spotlight
Monday, March 20th 7pm
The region is home to several film festivals that showcase filmmakers and their films and documentaries. Attendees often see movies that aren’t available to the general public and participate in discussions with the filmmakers. Keystone Edition: Arts asks the organizers of regional film festivals how they choose films and what we can learn about the art of filmmaking.
Keystone Edition Health: Barriers to Healthcare of Older Adults
Monday, March 27th 7pm
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated issues older adults have experienced for years like rising drug prices, isolation and difficulty accessing or affording healthcare. What progress have local organizations made in addressing these challenges?
Tuesdays 7pm & 7:30pm
The competition continues! This high school academic quiz show challenges top students from WVIA’s member school districts about all academic disciplines.
Call the Doctor - New Episodes
Wednesdays at 7pm
Now in it's 35th season on WVIA, Call the Doctor is the region's premier medical series, with a focus on addressing the critical health & wellness needs of our region. Moderated by Julie Sidoni.
- Autoimmune Diseases - Wednesday, March 1st
- Food as Medicine - Wednesday, March 8th
- Lung Disease - Wednesday, March 15th
- Tinnitus - Wednesday, March 22nd
- Vascular Disease - March 29th
VIA Short Takes - New episode for TV
Thursday, March 2nd 7pm
In this brand new episode of VIA Short Takes for TV stories spotlighted will be "Mark Duda" "The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania" "2,260 Names" "Hot Air Balloons" and "The Real Dunder Mifflin: Pennsylvania Paper & Supply".
Bucknell Forum Presents John Kasich & David Axelrod
Monday, March 20th 9pm
John Kasich and David Axelrod will discuss the theme "The State of American Democracy" in this year's Bucknell Forum - a speaker series that since 2007 has featured national leaders, scholars and commentators who have examined various issues from multidisciplinary and diverse viewpoints.
Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen
Part 1, Sunday, March 12th 7pm
Part 2, Sunday, March 19th 7pm
When the boss of Calder's Biscuit Company is murdered in Copenhagen, Barnaby and Nelson join forces with two female Danish detectives, the abrasive and astute Poulsen and the charming and cool Degn. They discover Eric Calder had more linking him to Copenhagen than just his famous Golden Clusters. On the home front, we're treated to the first appearance of baby Betty Barnaby.
Midsomer Murders: The Dagger Club
Part 1, Sunday, March 26th 7pm
Part 2, Sunday, April 2nd 7pm
The unveiling of a newly-discovered novel by deceased Midsomer crime-writer George Summersbee at the Luxton Deeping Crime Festival is jeopardized when the manuscript is stolen and a woman is fatally electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel. Can new dad Barnaby untangle a web of jealousy and obsession to find the killer?
Bob Dylan - Live in Newport 1963-1965
Wednesday, March 1st 8pm
BOB DYLAN - LIVE IN NEWPORT 1963-1965 chronicles the iconic musician's appearances at the Newport Folk Festival with full-length song performances, including his controversial electric set from 1965.This film features previously unseen footage, which documents the changes in Dylan's style when he appeared at Newport in three successive years. Songs include "Blowin' in the Wind," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Chimes Of Freedom."
John Denver's Rocky Mountain High
Wednesday, March 1st 9:30pm
In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Rocky Mountain High," the iconic title track from Denver's 1972 album, the John Denver estate is partnering with Sony Legacy to digitize the concert special John Denver's Rocky Mountain High. Filmed in 1974 at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, the concert features Denver performing in his prime at this stunning outdoor venue. One of the world's best-known and best-loved artists, Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades, and his timeless music has outlasted countless trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer, celebrated for songs such as "Leaving On a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders, " "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High" and many more.
British Beat (My Music)
Thursday, March 2nd 8pm
In 1964, the sounds of The Beatles broke through the airwaves of U.S. radio stations, leading to the British Invasion of American music. Soon, a vast array of talent from across the pond enjoyed great success in the States with hit songs that still remain popular over four decades later. Legendary songstress Petula Clark, who reached #1 with her smash Downtown, hosts MY MUSIC: THE BRITISH BEAT, which offers new concert performances by such iconic performers as Peter & Gordon, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Zombies, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, Lulu, Wayne Fontana, Reg Presley & The Troggs, Chad & Jeremy, Paul Jones (formerly of Manfred Mann), Mike Pender's Searchers, The Tremeloes and Denny Laine (formerly of The Moody Blues). The late Dusty Springfield is also featured in vintage footage from the '60s.
Rod Stewart - Live at Royal Albert Hall
Friday, March 3rd 8:30pm
Rod Stewart's various incarnations -- Rod the Mod, Rod the Rocker, Rod the Crooner -- are on display in ROD STEWART - LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL. In what amounts to a singalong with his adoring fans, the raw-voiced singer reprises selections from his long and fruitful career. Much emphasis is put on early Stewart material like "You Wear It Well," "Reason to Believe," and "Maggie May." Plus, good buddy, former bandmate, and current Rolling Stone Ron Wood plays guitar on a couple of numbers, including a raucous "Stay with Me." Other songs include "Hot Legs," "The First Cut is the Deepest," and "You're in My Heart."
Les Miserables: The Staged Concert
Sunday, March 5th 7pm
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London's West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine,and Matt Lucas as Thenardier. Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name and set in early 19th-century France, Les Miserables features the stories of individuals struggling for redemption and revolution. The magnificent score includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own." With a cast and orchestra of over 65 performers, this sensational staged concert was filmed live at the Gielgud Theatre in 2019.
70's Soul Superstars (My Music)
Sunday, March 5th 10:30pm
Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Hits, The History & Dirt Does Dylan
Monday, March 6th 8pm
Fresh off their 18-month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music - continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits, multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. In September 2022, the band played at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing Bob Dylan songs that include "Forever Young," as well their groundbreaking album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which has been inducted into the Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.
Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)
Tuesday, March 7th 8pm
MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, featuring their their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be)Close to You," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," "Superstar," "Yesterday Once More," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles and 9 gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. They won Grammy Awards as Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Vocal group in 1970 and for Album of the Year in 1971. That same year, Karen and Richard hosted the NBC-TV summer series, "Make Your Own Kind of Music" and later starred in a series of specials on ABC-TV into the 1980s. Their soundtrack recording of "Bless the Beasts and Children" was nominated for an Academy Award, and they performed it at the Oscar telecast in 1972. From 1970 to 1981, the Carpenters consistently were represented on the Billboard charts with 17 of their singles in the Pop Top 20, including three #1 songs and six songs at #2 in addition to 17 songs hitting #1 on the Easy Listening chart. The Carpenters became the top American recording act of the 1970s and have sold over 100 million recordings worldwide. THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU features interviews with Richard Carpenter in addition to the group's musicians, famous friends and colleagues, particularly those who helped them achieve stardom, including Herb Alpert, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach and Petula Clark. The program also contains rare footage of Richard and Karen, including never-before-seen promotional films, concert performances, studio recording sessions, archival television appearances and outtakes.
Burt Bacharach's Best (My Music Presents)
Tuesday, March 7th 9:30pm
For over half-a-century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Beginning his career as an accompanist to legendary actress-singer Marlene Dietrich,Bacharach in the 1960s established himself as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music to ever grace radio, television and film. This first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach's hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s. Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with songstress Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "Anyone Who Had A Heart," "I Say A Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"). British-born Dusty Springfield enjoyed Bacharach hits with the wistful "Wishin' & Hopin'" and the seductive "The Look Of Love" while Tom Jones popularized the playful "What's New Pussycat?" The smashes continued in the seventies when The Carpenters reached #1 with "(They Long To Be) Close To You," following another chart-topper, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," the Oscar-winning tune sung by B.J. Thomas in the film Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. "Suave and debonair" Austin Powers #2, aka film and tv start Robert Wagner is our guide for this special. From his much loved series Hart to Hart, Robert brings his distinctively smooth charm and classy style of his characters to the role of host for this first-time, all archival compilation of Burt Bacharach's music and melodies. The pledge breaks are co-hosted by the beloved tv and recording star Marilyn McCoo, originally with the Fifth Dimension, who shined as a soloist on Burt and Hal's signature torch number "One Less Bell To Answer."
This Land is Your Land (My Music)
Wednesday, March 8th 9:30pm
Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host.
Seven Ages of Elvis
Friday, March 10th 8:30pm
If the world is a stage, then Elvis Presley was its finest performer; his sound and style personified an era. The ultimate "rise and fall" megastar, he defined the heights and pitfalls of modern super-celebrity. His humble childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi, exposed him to Black cultural influences that created an electric fusion of elements that shaped a new musical sensation. Director David Upshal's acclaimed film delves deeply into the life and world of Elvis, revealing the true evolution of modern pop music. The film also explores why Elvis became an even bigger phenomenon after his death, worth more annually than John Lennon, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie combined. By dividing his life into seven distinct phases, the film marries his achievements to his times and their historical context.
Daniel O'Donnell from Castlebar, Ireland
Saturday, March 11th 7pm
Join the beloved balladeer for a heartwarming concert from the T.F. Royal Theatre in Ireland. O'Donnell, one of Ireland's most popular folk singers, offers an Irish-country rendering of easy-listening tunes and inspirational favorites.
Moments to Remember (My Music Presents)
Saturday, March 11th 8:30pm
Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, featuring many more legends of the late fifties and early sixties pop era. In this trip down memory lane, the late Frankie Laine came out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius La Rosa takes the stage to perform his classics "Eh Compari" and "Domani" while Page sings her million-selling "Allegheny Moon." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Herb Reed's Platters, The DeCastro Sisters and others appear to sing more greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como round out this nostalgic sequel to Magic Moments.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Sunday, March 12th 8pm
Celebrate the magic in this powerful and stirring reinvention of the groundbreaking show. Catapulting Riverdance into the 21st century, this new cinematic experience immerses viewers in the extraordinary energy and passion of Irish music and dance.
Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland
Sunday, March 12th 10pm
Join the Grammy-nominated ensemble on a musical journey through stunning land and seascapes around Ireland. Shot in 14 locations on the island, the new special is filled with songs from their latest album, including "The Dawning of the Day."
Great Performances - Remember This
Monday, March 13th 9pm
Adapted from the play by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, and starring Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn in a virtuoso solo performance as World War II Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski in a genre-defying true story of a reluctant hero and Holocaust witness. After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and ultimately, the Oval Office. Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of a death camp, Karski endures unspeakable mental anguish and physical torture to stand tall in the halls of power and speak the truth. Strathairn captures the complexity and legacy of this self-described "insignificant, little man" whose timely story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world. The program also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes companion film produced by The WNET Group's Exploring Hate initiative that examines the ongoing relevance of Jan Karski's story for today's world.
Frontline - Age of Easy Money
Tuesday, March 14th 9pm
The role of the Federal Reserve's "easy money" policies in the current economic uncertainty. From the Great Recession to the rise in inflation, the ongoing fragility of the financial system and the widening gap between Wall St. and Main St.
Mind Over Matter Presents: Our Time - PTSD and Mental Illness
Thursday, March 16th 7pm
Over one million veterans in the United States are suffering from PTSD. We rarely hear stories about mental illness through the lens of young people whose parents are suffering. Filmmakers Bailey Francisco and Madison Goddard tackle PTSD and bipolar disorder head-on as they recount their experiences and the ways in which they were forced to bear the brunt of their parents' conditions.
Mind Over Matter Presents: Our Time - Teen Mental Health + Suicide Prevention
Thursday, March 16th 7:30pm
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. Filmmakers Madison Legg and Tea Santos, both 17, discuss the issue in their films Under the Wire and Surviving. Legg confronts her younger brother who recently attempted suicide. After attempting suicide herself, Santos confronts her parents who were forced to admit their daughter into a psychiatric hospital.
Great Performances at the Met - The Hours
Friday, March 17th 9pm
Enjoy Renee Fleming's return to the Met in this new production inspired by Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway." Also starring Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and Joyce DiDonato, the opera follows three women from different eras. Christine Baranski hosts.
Call the Midwife - Season 12
Sundays 8pm, March 19th - May 7th
With Christmas approaching, the midwives move to their maternity clinic and are delighted when their first patient is a familiar face. Life in Poplar returns to normal after the tragic train crash, and everyone unites for a festive talent show.
Sanditon on Masterpiece - Season 3
Sundays 9pm, March 19th - April 23rd
This season brings viewers back to the seaside resort town of Sanditon to follow the romances, friendships, and struggles of Charlotte, Georgiana and the Parker family. It stars Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood, Cai Brigden as Ralph Starling, Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Alexander Colbourne, Edward Davis as Lord Montrose and Crystal Clarke as Georgiana Lambe.
Sundays 10pm, March 19th - May 7th
German actress Emilia Schüle stars as Antoinette in this historic drama created and written by “The Favourite” screenwriter Deborah Davis. The series depicts the queen, who left Austria at a young age to marry the Dauphin of France, as an incredibly modern and avant-garde figure for her time.
American Masters - Dr. Tony Fauci
Tuesday, March 21st 8pm
Follow Dr. Fauci across fourteen months, showing a rarely seen side of this passionate scientist, husband, father and public servant as he battles a devastating pandemic while confronting a political onslaught that calls into question his 50-year career as this country's leading advocate for public health.
Kasturba Gandhi: Accidental Activist
Thursday, March 23rd 9pm
Kasturba Gandhi lived her life in the shadow of her iconic husband, but now her story is finally being told. Activist and master of nonviolent protest Mahatma Gandhi credited Kasturba with teaching him about the peaceful path to change prior to him leading the civil disobedience campaign against British occupation. Narrated by actor Naveen Andrews (Lost, The Dropout), KASTURBA GANDHI: ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST shares her story for the first time. The documentary chronicles how she became one of the first women activists in modern history and how her legacy inspires women today.
American Experience - The Movement and the "Madman"
Tuesday, March 28th 9pm
This film shows how two antiwar protests in the fall of 1969 -- the largest the country had ever seen -- caused President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the U.S. war in Vietnam, including his threats to use nuclear weapons. At the time, protestors had no idea what they had prevented and how many lives they had saved.