A Guide to WOUB’s Sensational Summer Showcase

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Join WOUB for our Sensational Summer Showcase starting Friday, June 4! Kick off the summer right with the likes of beloved British veterinarian James Harriot (All Creatures Great and Small), Rick Steves’ European travels (Rick Steves Europe Awaits), a celebration of Fleetwood Mac founding member Peter Green’s musical legacy (Great Performances ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends: Celebrating the Music of Peter Green’) and more.

Check out WOUB’s guide to our Summer Pledge programming below, and make sure to check for information on encore presentations.

Summer Showcase

Friday, June 4

10 p.m. – Classical Rewind (My Music)

Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits.


Saturday, June 5

11 a.m. – All Creatures Great and Small (finale) 

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James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in All Creatures Great and Small. Siegfried hosts a Christmas Eve party, with an even bigger event to follow the next day.

12:30 p.m. – Deepak Chopra: The Spiritual Laws of Success

Explore how understanding our true nature can lead to a sense of well-being and good health.

2 p.m.  – Magic Moments – The Best of ’50s Pop

Co-hosted by singers Pat Boone and Phyllis McGuire with Nick Clooney, Magic Moments: The Best Of 50s Pop spotlights the performers whom audiences have never stopped loving and who continue to warm the hearts and ears of lovers of vintage American music.

4 p.m. – Ken Burns: Baseball (Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m.)

Join Bob Costas for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Emmy Award-winning series.

5:30 p.m. – Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Grief  with Daniel Amen, MD

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Dr. Daniel Amen discusses ways to help you feel happier and more in control of your own emotions.

7 p.m. – Lawrence Welk – Milestones & Memories

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10 p.m. – Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go!

Originally broadcast from 1963 to 1966, Ready Steady Go! was one of the UK’s first rock and pop music TV shows. The series epitomized the spirit of youthful optimism that gripped Britain in the mid-Swinging Sixties. Reflecting the cultural upheaval of the time, it was the only place on British television where anything went, as far as performance, fashion and attitude were concerned. Best of the 60s is a compilation from across the years of the iconic music series and features performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Martha & the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield, The Animals, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Walker Brothers, Them and Marvin Gaye.

11:30 p.m. – Great Performances ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends: Celebrating the Music of Peter Green’

Just days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the UK, on February 25, 2020, a very special concert took place at the legendary Palladium in London to celebrate the musical legacy of Peter Green, a founding member of the rock super group Fleetwood Mac. Organized by Mick Fleetwood, the concert now holds a particularly poignant meaning after the sad passing of Peter Green in July 2020.


Sunday, June 6

11 a.m. – Great Scenic Railway Journeys: 150 Years on the Right Track

Unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads from across America are showcased.

2:30 p.m. – Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

Celebrities present the 10 essentials of the Italian lifestyle, including food, art and community.

4 p.m. Last of the Breed

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Celebrate the greatest hits of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price in this 2007 concert.

8 p.m. All Creatures Great and Small (finale)
James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in All Creatures Great and Small. Siegfried hosts a Christmas Eve party, with an even bigger event to follow the next day.

9:30 p.m. Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies and troubles of her life into joy.


Monday, June 7

8 p.m. – Rick Steves Europe Awaits

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Travel lovers have spent the last year or so dreaming of where they’ll travel post-COVID. In this special, Rick Steves shares vivid and unforgettable visits to European favorites–off-beat, romantic, or just good for the soul– that he’d love to visit when we can travel again.


Tuesday, June 8

9:30 p.m. – Country Pop Legends (My Music)

Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this My Music special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. New Performances from Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with classic full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults. Songs include “Rhinestone Cowboy” (Glen Campbell), “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” (Crystal Gayle) and “Hooked on a Feeling” (BJ Thomas). Archival tributes to Gene Autry, Eddy Arnold, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash and Buck Owens are also included.


Friday, June 11

8:30 p.m. – Great Performances ‘Andrea Bocelli: Believe’

Enjoy the songs of the internationally beloved tenor’s 2020 album recorded on location in Malta.


Saturday, June 12

9 p.m. – Monty Python: Best Bits Celebrated

Explore the cultural legacy and influence of the British comedy troupe. Celebrities discuss, laugh, and reminisce about various Monty Python segments, connecting the group’s work to today’s most successful television humor.

10:30 p.m. – Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration

This joyful special celebrates a singular musical artist who remains as vital and relevant today as when he exploded on the scene with his group, Brasil ’66. One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes is a three-time Grammy Award-winner and has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, including the critically acclaimed Timeless, produced by Hit singles include “Mas Que Nada,” “The Look of Love,” “Night and Day” and his unforgettable rendition of “Fool on the Hill.” With a rich, multi-layered approach to storytelling, the special digs deep to reveal the critical life events that shaped his incredible journey.

Sunday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 16: BEST OF WOUB – encore presentations of viewer’s favorite programs. Check WOUB online for more information: