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FEATURED PROGRAMS on Blue Ridge PBS

Be sure to check our schedule for additional air times!

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Antiques Roadshow

Mondays @ 8pm
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt.  

May 20 – Junk in the Trunk 13
Travel to all five cities of ROADSHOW's Season 28 Tour for never-before-seen appraisals, including a 1976 Mark Hamill-signed Star Wars poster, a 1979 Bob Ross landscape oil, and a 1973 Iditarod Race sled!

May 27 – I Was There
Hear ROADSHOW guests’ stories and see some incredible mementos from their experiences, including Disney animation art, ca. 1938, a 1970 Jimi Hendrix collection, and a Norman Rockwell oil painting and chair, ca. 1952. One is $230,000.

 

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Becoming Trauma Responsive

Thursday, May 30 @ 8pm
Explore the effects of childhood trauma on learning, behavior, and developing relationships. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the United States strained to meet the social and emotional needs of students. Most school districts reported significant increases in depression and general anxiety from students and educators alike, underscoring the need for trauma-informed training, practices and resources.

 

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Great Performances 

Fridays @ 9pm
Travel with host, Mexico City Philharmonic chief conductor Scott Yoo, in this special mini-series taking viewers on a voyage of musical discovery for aficionados and neophytes alike.

May 17 – Audra McDonald at the London Palladium
Enjoy Broadway hits and more performed by the six-time Tony Award winner including “I Am What I Am,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Summertime,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and many more.

May 24 – Purlie Victorious
Enjoy this comedic play starring Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. telling the story of a Black preacher’s scheme to reclaim his inheritance and win back his church from a plantation owner. Written by Ossie Davis with direction by Tony winner Kenny Leon. 

May 31 – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 80th Anniversary
Explore the vast repertoire of these musical theater pioneers in a star-studded concert from London.

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Nature

Wednesdays @ 8pm
NATURE on PBS brings rich and rewarding stories from the wild to homes across America. Forty years on, it is the premier voice for the natural world, an essential lens on the creatures, great and small, that sustain us all on our living planet.

May 22 – Wild Ireland: Kingdom of Stone
Follow the story of a pine marten as she takes us on a journey through a landscape of grey stone called the Burren, home to some of Ireland’s most enchanting wildlife.

May 29 – Niagara Falls 
Embark to Niagara Falls and witness its amazing beauty and the wildlife that call it home.

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Pompeii: The New Dig 

Wednesdays, May 15, 22, & 29 @ 10pm
Follow the most extensive archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation. Nearly two years in the making, with exclusive access to the dig and the all-Italian team of archaeologists, the series follows the excavation of an entire city block, unearthing what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption and the horror faced by the victims, and those who survived, when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

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Through Our Eyes 

Mondays @ 7:30pm
From the producers of Sesame Street, this series is an intimate and inspiring journey into the lives of American families from the perspective of children as they navigate formidable yet all-too-common challenges along with parents and siblings. Each stand-alone half-hour film is directed by an award-winning filmmaker and is designed as a co-viewing experience for adults and kids ages eight and up. The series reveals the strength and perseverance of kids experiencing parental incarceration, climate displacement, the wounds of war, and homelessness. Episodes also delve into kids learning about their own race, ethnicity, and culture; facing and fighting racism; and taking positive steps towards building the future they wish to inhabit.