An in-depth guide to WOUB’s 2022 Spring Showcase pledge programming

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Join WOUB for our Spring Showcase starting Friday, June 3!

Kick off the warmer months right with one of David Bowie’s most beloved live performances (“David Bowie: Serious Moonlight”), an exclusive look at the beautiful Buckingham Palace Garden (“The Queen’s Garden”), Prince and the Revolution performing “Purple Rain” (“Prince and the Revolution: The Purple Rain Tour”), and more.

Check out WOUB’s guide to our Spring Showcase programming below, and make sure to check https://woub.org/woubtvschedules/ for information on encore presentations.

Saturday, June 4:

11 a.m.: “Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White”

In “Aging Backwards 3,” former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical six-point plan anyone can use to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active using gentle daily movement. (aptonline.org)

Former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical six-point plan anyone can use to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active using gentle daily movement.

12 p.m.: “Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe” 
Dr. Axe puts his own fresh spin on the widely successful and well-researched keto diet.

1:30 p.m.: “Red, White and Rock (My Music)” (Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at 9:30 p.m.) 

Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a 2002 patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music. Featuring a dream lineup of artists from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s.

4 p.m.: “Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D.” (Encore presentation scheduled for Monday, June 6 at 9:30 p.m.) 
Dr. Amen talks about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it’s headed for trouble.

5:30 p.m.: “This Old House – 40th Anniversary Special”

Join hosts and cast members to celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking home improvement. Vintage clips, behind-the-scenes stories and favorite moments from the series that inspired an entire genre of TV programming are also featured.

7 p.m.: “Lawrence Welk’s Big Band Splash”
Lawrence Welk and his great orchestra, from the television show in the 70s and early 80s, plays the music of the Big Band Era and salutes legendary friends, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others.

9 p.m.: “Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Uncovering America” (Encore presentation scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 p.m.)

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

10:30 p.m.:  “David Bowie: Serious Moonlight”

Experience one of the most dramatic and charismatic performances of Bowie’s career on his 1983 tour. Recorded live in Vancouver, it features his greatest hits including “Let’s Dance,” “Heroes,” “Golden Years,” “China Girl” and “Space Oddity.”

Midnight – “Seaside Hotel” marathon Season 3 begins

It’s summer and the residents of the hotel are back for more seaside shenanigans.


Sunday, June, 5:

12 p.m.: “Ken Burns: The National Parks”

National Parks
Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. Filmmakers Burns and Dayton Duncan vividly reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the series.

2 p.m.: “Real Road Adventures”


It’s a journey on the road less travelled when Jeff visits the tiny country of Liechtenstein.

2:30 p.m.: “Rick Steves’ Heart of Italy”


Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland – the place where la dolce vita is a way of life.

4:30 p.m.:  “Clint Black: Mostly Hits and the Mrs.”

Grab a front-row seat for this concert featuring the Grammy Award-winning country music icon, wife Lisa Hartman Black, and daughter Lily Pearl. Taped at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, Georgia, on February 12, 2022.

6 p.m.: “Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide”
Join the acclaimed personal finance expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement.

8 p.m.: “The Queen’s Garden” (Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at 8:30 p.m.)

With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.


Monday, June 6:
8 p.m.: “Paul Anka: His Hits and a Tribute to Frank Sinatra” (Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m.)

Grab a front-row seat at this concert taped at the Smith Center in Las Vegas and celebrate the legendary singer-songwriter’s career as he pays tribute to his greatest mentor. Songs include “My Way,” “You Are My Destiny,” “That’s Life” and more.


Tuesday, June 7:
8 p.m.:  “Hidden Map”

Journey to modern-day Turkey with an Armenian American granddaughter of genocide survivors in search of long-buried truths in their lost ancestral homeland. A chance encounter with a Scottish explorer leads to a joint odyssey and the hidden map.

9:30 p.m.: “Bee Gees One for All Tour – Live in Australia 1989” (Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at 11:30 p.m.)

Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits, as well as some rarely heard selections, in this fully restored concert recorded in Melbourne.


Wednesday, June 8:
8 p.m.:  “Benjamin Franklin #101”

After building a printing empire in Philadelphia with his wife Deborah, Benjamin Franklin gains worldwide fame from electricity experiments, then spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his family comes apart.

WOUB had the opportunity to interview Ken Burns shortly before the debut of “Benjamin Franklin,” and you can hear that conversation at this link.


Thursday, June, 9:
8 p.m.: “Country Pop Legends (My Music)”

The greats of country pop unite to perform their biggest and most-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. Performances from Glenn 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.


Friday, June 10:
8:30 pm:  “Rick Steves: Why We Travel”
A love note to travel features vivid footage from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Palestine and Iran.

9:30 p.m.: “Prince and the Revolution: The Purple Rain Tour”

Experience the powerful performance by Prince and The Revolution on their legendary Purple Rain Tour, featuring hits like “Let’s Go Crazy, ” “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and a mind-bending 18+ minute version of “Purple Rain.”

11 p.m.: “True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs”

Celebrate Pride Month with music from Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Jujubee, Alexis Michelle, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclaire, Andre de Shields and more along with real-life stories of hope hosted by Jeopardy’s Amy Schneider.


Saturday, June 11:
11 a.m.: “Benjamin Franklin #102” (“Benjamin Franklin #102” airs Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m.)

In wartime Philadelphia, Franklin helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence.

WOUB had the opportunity to interview Ken Burns shortly before the debut of “Benjamin Franklin,” and you can hear that conversation at this link.

1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.:  Best of WOUB

10 p.m.: “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band”

Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.


Sunday, June 12:
12 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Best of WOUB

10 p.m.: “Endeavour: The Evolution”

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

11:30 p.m.: Best of WOUB


Monday, June 13:
8 p.m.: Best of WOUB


Tuesday, June 14:
10:30 p.m.: Best of WOUB