A Guide to WOUB-TV’s August 2018 Pledge

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Beginning Friday, August 17, WOUB will hold our August pledge drive, featuring programming highlighting everything from The Grateful Dead to Dionne Warwick, advice on how to improve your body and mind, and more. Take a look at this guide to some of our pledge programs below. Keep tabs on this link for the most updated information on broadcasting times. 

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Rick Steves’ Travel as a Political Act — Friday, August 17 @ 8:30 p.m. / Sunday, August 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Wings Over Grand Canyon — Friday, August 17 @ 10 p.m. / Sunday, August 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder, a geological phenomenon that demonstrates nature’s ability to imitate art — or perhaps serve as evidence that art has always imitated nature. This high definition visual adventure takes the viewer through three states and some 1,500 miles, exploring the stunning variety eye candy and demonstrations of nature’s beauty that abound in the Grand Canyon.

Visions of Italy, Southern Style — Sunday, August 19 @ 4 p.m.

Italy is one of the most historically significant places in terms of human history, and in this feature, the viewer is allowed to experience the stunning beauty of southern Italy from the comfort of their living room. The aerial footage is paired with poetic descriptions and music by Dean Martin, Michael Amante, Rossini, Puccini, and Vivaldi.

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants — Wednesday, August 22 @ 8 p.m.

The Rothschild’s giraffe is the most endangered subspecies of giraffe, with an estimated 1,671 individuals remaining as of 2016. In this special, Dr. Julian Fennessy and the Uganda Wildlife Authority work together to do what they can to preserve the stunning animals.



10 Day Belly Slimdown with Dr. KellyAnn — Saturday, August 18 @ 12 p.m. / Wednesday, August 22 @ 9:30 p.m.

Based on her bestselling book, The 10-Day Belly Slimdown: Lose Your Belly, Heal Your Gut, Enjoy a Lighter, Younger You, in this special Dr. Kellyann Petrucci explores some revolutionary diet and lifestyle approaches intended to help the viewer lose unwanted pounds for good.

On the Psychiatrist’s Couch with Daniel Amen, M.D. — Saturday, August 18 @ 2 p.m. / Thursday, August 23 @ 9:30 p.m.

Author of the bestselling Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Dr. Daniel Amen is considered to be one of America’s most prominent psychiatrists. In this special he illuminates way to forever change your life by utilizing your only true possession: that three-or-so-pound sentient, mysterious bunch of nerves and tissue in your skull.

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? With Mark Hyman, M.D. — Sunday, August 19 @ 12 p.m.

Humans must breathe and eat to survive, and what you’re putting into your body can make a drastic impact on the quality of your life. In a culture where diet fads come and go, and even the prominent science on nutrition is proved to be wrong every couple of decades, it’s no wonder so many people have a hard time deciding if they should go vegetarian, if they need to beef up their protein uptake, if they need to cut carbohydrates, and so on. In this special, Mark Hyman explains some simple guidelines for optimal human health.

Brainfit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, M.D., and Tara Amen, R.N. — Monday, August 20 at 8 p.m.

The secret to curing your chronic fatigue or ennui may lie in how you’re treating your brain, and the Amens are determined to help you figure out little tricks to improve your brain health, which, in turn, has the potential to improve so many other things in your life.



Doo Wop Generations (My Music) — Saturday, August 18 @ 4 p.m. / Sunday, August 18 @ 11 p.m. 

Doo Wop is a genre of music that changed the face of pop music forever. This special welcome sin the new stars of doo wop, and includes performances by Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters. The Modern Gentlemen and more.

Nathan Carter: Celtic Country — Saturday, August 18 @ 6:30 p.m. / Thursday, August 22 @ 8 p.m. 

This program features a live performance by Irish music star Nathan Carter, which was recorded at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland in April of 2017. This feature includes Carter’s take on some Irish classics and showing off his accordion, piano, and guitar skills.  In 2012, Carter rose to prominence largely because of his take on Old Crow Medicine Show’s 2004 ever-abiding hit “Wagon Wheel.”

Dionne Warwick: then Came You (My Music) — Saturday, August 18 @ 9 p.m.

Grateful Dead — Downhill From Here — Saturday, August 18 @ 10:30 p.m.

In July of 1989, when Grateful Dead — Downhill From Here was filmed, the band was in peak form. In less than a year longtime keyboardist Brent Mydland would succumb to the freewheeling party culture that had developed around the band over the course of the ’80s, tragically passing away of a fatal mixture of cocaine and morphine after a wildly successful summer tour with the band.

This special documents the extraordinary phenomena that was the Grateful Dead throughout their peak tenure: a blend of undeniably well-curated music from throughout the group’s career playfully mixed in with the remnants of the counterculture of the ’60s that originally spawned the group. Filmed at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre near East Troy, Wisconsin, the venue was one of the favorite haunts of deadheads, serving as one of the premiere and longstanding venues that exemplified the essence of a Grateful Dead show and documenting a very special night in the middle of the woods some 30 years ago.

Zoltan Maga: Live From Budapest with David Foster — Sunday, August 19 @ 5:30 p.m. 

Critically acclaimed Hungarian violinist Zoltan Maga and legendary songwriter David Foster unite for a night of explosive music and dance in this special, which was filmed in Budapest on New Year’s Day 2018.

Rock Rewind 1967-1969 (My Music) — Monday, August 20 @ 9:30 p.m. 

Tommy James will take you on a literal trip down memory lane through pop culture’s most beloved psychedelic tunes in this program, which features rare TV appearances by the likes of Sonny and Cher, The Supremes, and many more.
Betty White: First Lady of Television — Tuesday, August 21 @ 8 p.m. 
The Tenors: Fan Favorites — Tuesday, August 21 @ 9:30 p.m. 
Great Performances: The Chris Botti Band in Concert — Friday, August 24 @ 8:30 p.m. 
Chris Botti is the premiere instrumentalist in the U.S. right now, having achieved major success with his 2004 album When I Fall In Love. This special spotlights Botti and his band, which has won multiple Grammy awards.