Pledge February 26 – March 15

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Join WOUB-TV in welcoming a much needed spring thaw by diving into the wide variety of programs planned as a part of our pledge event kicking off Saturday, February 26.

Get nostalgic with programs such as My Music Presents: ’60s Pop, Rock & Soul (Saturday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. ET), Lawrence Welk’s Television Treasures (Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.), and Magic Moments: Best of ’50s Pop (Friday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m.). Catch a healthy dose of wanderlust from programs like Ken Burns: The National Parks (Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m.), , or Italy: Made With Love (Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.), or Rick Steves: Why We Travel (Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m.). Or perhaps turning inward is more your style, in which case The World of Wisdom & Wonder (Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.) or Deepak Chopra: Your Path to Enlightenment (Saturday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m.) might be just the right choice to set your spring season off right!

Below, find highlights to WOUB’s upcoming pledge programming. Find our full schedule, as well as information on encore presentations of your favorite programs at this link.


11 a.m. The World of Wisdom & Wonder

Designed to evoke a sense of calm, harmony and inner peace, this new program combines soaring original music and lush imagery with universal words of wisdom from a diverse group of some of the world’s greatest poets, authors, and philosophers.

12 p.m. You, Happier with Daniel Amen, MD

If you’re feeling less happy than you did a few years ago, you are not alone. Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been since the Great Depression, and it’s causing big problems. In this program, world-famous psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how you can be 30 percent happier in just 30 days!

2 p.m. Trinity: Classically Irish

Three accomplished young singers — Emmett O’Hanlon, Conor Murphy, and Ronan Scolard — all with performance experience on stages around the world, make up the cast of Trinity. Enjoy a great evening of Irish music as these three charming and extraordinary performers sing some of the most beloved songs from Ireland’s rich musical history.

3:30 p.m. Deepak Chopra: Your Path to Enlightenment

The program explains how cutting-edge neuroscience and ancient wisdom traditions can merge to provide tools accessible to anyone, anywhere, to change lives.

5 p.m. My Music Presents: 60’s Pop, Rock, & Soul

Starring Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits (who WOUB interviewed just a few months ago! Listen to the segment here), Jeremy Clyde, and Gary DeCarlo, this special highlights the best pop, rock, and soul of the 1960s.

7 p.m. Lawrence Welk’s TV Treasures

This documentary about the legendary television series, “The Lawrence Welk Show,” features footage from more than 50 years of the longest-running series on national television and outstanding archival performances by members of the Welk Musical Family, starting with the earliest days of the show.

9 p.m. Ken Burns: The National Parks

Ken Burns
Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks, from Acadia to Yosemite,.

10:30 p.m. Buddy Guy: True to the Blues

Combining footage from the American Masters: Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away, and additional performances, the program includes interviews with Guy, who talks about his life and rich career.



12 p.m. From Sea to Shining Sea

From Sea to Shining Sea is a musical travelogue to some of the most breathtaking places across the country. Combining aerial and scenic 4K footage shot at national parks, historic sites and hometown locales, the program is a stunning visual portrait set to uplifting music and a diverse collection of poetry.

1:30 p.m. Nature: American Horses

The history of the uniquely American horse breeds that helped shape our nation is showcased.

3 p.m. Italy Made With Love

In a time when most products are mass-produced, Italy Made with Love focuses on the people who still create remarkable items by hand. The precision, the customization, the delicate perfection, and the love for the art combine to provide unique perspectives on what keeps traditions and cultures everlasting.

6:30 p.m. Betty White: First Lady of Television 

Betty White’s life and career is showcased, featuring a behind the scenes look at her acting work.

8 p.m. Endeavour: The Evolution 

Endeavour: The Evolution delves into the characters, themes and techniques that make Endeavour such a top-notch mystery.



8 p.m. Rick Steves: Why We Travel 

Rick Steves at Birzeit University (APT)

A love note to travel features vivid footage from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Palestine and Iran.



8 p.m. Country Music: ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972)’

Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

8:30 p.m. Magic Moments: Best of ’50s Pop (My Music)

Join hosts Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney for a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. Return to the era’s pop music days with a mix of live performance and archival footage, including classic moments from favorite performers.

12:30 p.m. Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman discusses a lifestyle in which you seek foods and recipes that are nutrient rich.

2 p.m. Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide

The personal finance expert provides essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement.

4 p.m. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Uncovering America 

Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned historian, author and filmmaker.

5:30 p.m. This Land Is Your Land 

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.

11 p.m. Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang 

On February 18th, 2006, The Rolling Stones performed from Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. With an audience of 1.5 million people, it was one of the biggest free concerts. While Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts fired on all pistons from one track to the next, the crowd met their energy, waving Brazilian and British flags while rocking out in the tropical evening sunset. This fully restored and re-mastered concert.


6:30 p.m. An Evening With Lerner and Loewe – Broadway in Concert 

Join us for a musical celebration of the glamorous and witty songwriting duo, Lerner & Loewe, featuring music from their iconic canon of shows. With Maestro Luke Frazier (Frazier is an Ohio University alumnus, and WOUB had an opportunity to interview him — listen to WOUB’s conversation with him at this link) and The American Pops Orchestra.

8 p.m. Around the World in 80 Days: Unpacked 

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the story—and the new MASTERPIECE series—with highlights from all 8 episodes, along with behind-the-scenes interviews and features. Let the adventure begin!

9 p.m. Soul Legends (My Music)

Join host Pam Grier in a tribute to the greatest soul hits and performers from the 1970s and 80s.


9:30 p.m. Big Band Years (My Music Presents) 

My Music Presents: the Big Band Years returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soldiers’ hearts alive during World War II. Hosted by veteran game show host and singer Peter Marshall.