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The holiday season is finally here and WOUB-TV is celebrating with oodles of programming lined up Nov. 24 through Dec. 7 for our NAME OF PLEDGE! Find a comprehensive guide to our scheduled programming below. Check woub.org/woubtvschedules for a full program schedule, plus information on encore presentations.

THURSDAY, NOV. 24:

9 p.m. “Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories (My Music)”


This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career and features the duo’s top hits. Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 25:

9 p.m.  “Great Performances: Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show”


The world-renowned baritone performs songs from many musical genres alongside guest stars.

11 p.m. “Great Age Reboot”

The promotional graphic for 'The Great Age Reboot." The image is simply the title of the program.
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The energizing new special THE GREAT AGE REBOOT offers both hope and strategies for a bright future. Featuring best-selling author Michael Roizen, M.D., author and financial expert Jean Chatzky, acclaimed economist Peter Linneman, community developer Albert Ratner, and more, the program helps viewers navigate this brave new world. Encore presentation scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 26:

11 a.m. “Demystifying Detox”


Explore popular detox regimens and separate fact from fiction to improve your overall health and well-being. Alejandro Junger, M.D., often called the “Father of Detox,” provides practical tools to support and rejuvenate our bodies.

12:30 p.m. “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom”


Go beyond the legend and meet the woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. One of the greatest freedom fighters in U.S. history, Tubman was an Underground Railroad conductor, a Civil War scout, and a spy. Encore presentation scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

2 p.m. “Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D.”


Dr. Daniel Amen demonstrates ways to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you.

3:30 p.m. “Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration: All In for the Gambler”

This special brought together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers’ final farewell to Nashville. The program features performances by Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, The Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers along with many other special guests. Encore presentation scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.

5 p.m. “Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide”


The personal finance expert provides essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. Encore presentation scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 p.m.

7 p.m. “Lawrence Welk’s Big Band Splash”

A promotional image of Lawrence Welk. He is smiling and holding an accordian against a plain white background.
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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. – “Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald: 50th Anniversary at Radio City”

The Doobie Brothers performing at Radio City Music Hall, September 2022.
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Celebrate 50 years with the hit-making band, who have sold more than 48 million records worldwide.

10:30 p.m. – “Who Hits 50!”


Celebrate the legendary rock band’s 50th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 27:

12 p.m. “Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White”

A promotional image of Miranda Esmonde-White, posed against a plain dark background in a tan suit.
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Learn how to keep your mind sharp and your body active as you age using gentle daily movement. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

1 p.m. “Reba McEntire: My Chains are Gone”


Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire shines in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, singing selections from her debut gospel album “My Chains Are Gone.” Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hosted by Bill Gaither (Classic Gospel series). Encore presentation scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

2:30 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas”

An image from "Rick Steves European Christmas" depicting a Christmas market in Germany. Many people are outside at night under festive lights.
An image from “Rick Steves European Christmas” depicting a German Christmas market. [apt.org]
Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Encore presentations scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

4:30 p.m. “Classic Christmas (My Music)”


Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) for this festive, all-star special of favorite carols and popular standards. Performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 12 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m.

6:30 p.m. “John Williams: The Berlin Concert”

An image of conductor John Williams in front of an orchestra.
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Celebrated composer and conductor John Williams makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m. “Mysterious Women of Masterpiece Mystery”


Go behind-the-scenes of MASTERPIECE mysteries “Miss Scarlet & the Duke,” “Annika” and “Magpie Murders.” Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

9 p.m. “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: The Impossible Tour”

A promotional image from "Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance." The image shows a line up of men in hats and black tank tops on a stage, ready to dance.
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A global pandemic, a world in lockdown, and the biggest-selling dance show of all time determined to bring joy to the people. The legendary dance show returns with a new generation, led onstage by Michael Flatley’s handpicked successor: Lord of the Dance Matt Smith, one of only four people in the world capable of performing Michael’s legendary “Feet of Flames” solo. Encore presentation scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m.

10:30 p.m. “Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Uncovering America”


Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned historian, author and filmmaker. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.  at 10 p.m.

 

MONDAY, NOV. 28:

8 p.m. “Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller”


Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and others celebrate the acclaimed filmmaker. Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. 

9:30 p.m. “Musicians’ Green Book: A Legacy of Harmony & Survival”


Explore the stories and music of Black artists who relied on an underground guide to navigate the injustices of racial segregation while on the road. Features performances and interviews with vocalists, musicians, activists, historians and others. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, December 3 at 3:30 p.m.;

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 29:

8 p.m. “Your DNA Secrets Revealed”


Learn about the science of DNA and the role genetics plays in our longevity, health and well-being. Hosted by author, educator and genetic genealogist Diahan Southard, the program explains why genealogical science is critical to understanding who we really are. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

9:30 p.m. “Concert for George”


On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of music legend George Harrison, a performance tribute was organized in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured Harrison’s songs and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Dhani Harrison and many more. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

8 p.m. “Reba McEntire: My Chains are Gone”


Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire shines in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, singing selections from her debut gospel album “My Chains Are Gone.” Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hosted by Bill Gaither (Classic Gospel series).

9:30 p.m. “Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide”


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

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 2:

8:30 p.m. “Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim”


The third annual A Man And His Music special finds Frank paired with the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. A truly historic and memorable event that showcases iconic performances from Frank and Ella, while also documenting the only filmed meeting of Frank and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

10 p.m. “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: The Impossible Tour”

A promotional image from "Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance." The image shows a line up of men in hats and black tank tops on a stage, ready to dance.
[apt.org]
A global pandemic, a world in lockdown, and the biggest-selling dance show of all time determined to bring joy to the people. The legendary dance show returns with a new generation, led onstage by Michael Flatley’s handpicked successor: Lord of the Dance Matt Smith, one of only four people in the world capable of performing Michael’s legendary “Feet of Flames” solo.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 3:

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

A promotional image of Miranda Esmonde-White, posed against a plain dark background in a tan suit.
[apt.org]
Learn how to keep your mind sharp and your body active as you age using gentle daily movement. Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

12 p.m.

“Classic Christmas (My Music)”


Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) for this festive, all-star special of favorite carols and popular standards. Performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more.

2 p.m. “Your DNA Secrets Revealed”


Learn about the science of DNA and the role genetics plays in our longevity, health and well-being. Hosted by author, educator and genetic genealogist Diahan Southard, the program explains why genealogical science is critical to understanding who we really are.

3 p.m. “Musicians’ Green Book: A Legacy of Harmony & Survival”


Explore the stories and music of Black artists who relied on an underground guide to navigate the injustices of racial segregation while on the road. Features performances and interviews with vocalists, musicians, activists, historians and others.

5 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas”

An image from "Rick Steves European Christmas" depicting a Christmas market in Germany. Many people are outside at night under festive lights.
An image from “Rick Steves European Christmas” depicting a German Christmas market. [apt.org]
Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

8 p.m. “Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Uncovering America”


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

9:30 p.m. “Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan”


Grab a front-row seat to this 1984 Tokyo concert, one of Nelson’s live legendary performances. Filmed at Budokan, the famous martial arts hall, the show features an amazing collection of Nelson’s greatest hits.

11 p.m. “Concert for George”


On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of music legend George Harrison, a performance tribute was organized in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured Harrison’s songs and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Dhani Harrison and many more.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 4:
12 p.m. “Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland (Holiday Version)”


Join the Grammy-nominated ensemble for a message of love, hope and holiday joy.

3 p.m. “Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas”


Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night” and many more. With special guest Sammy Davis, Jr.

4:30 p.m. “Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller”


Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and others celebrate the acclaimed filmmaker.

6 p.m. “Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories (My Music)”


This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career and features the duo’s top hits.

8 p.m. “Miss Scarlet & The Duke: Secrets Revealed”


Go behind-the-scenes of this thrilling MASTERPIECE Victorian mystery series with cast and crew.

9:30 p.m. “John Williams: The Berlin Concert”

An image of conductor John Williams in front of an orchestra.
[pbs.org]
Celebrated composer and conductor John Williams makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

11 p.m. “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live”


Great songs from the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas annual tour include “Deck the Halls” and more.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 5:

8 p.m. “Roy Orbison Forever”

A black and white image of musician Roy Orbison, wearing his iconic sunglasses and holding a guitar.
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Celebrate the 5-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. His career and close relationships with other musicians are charted through interviews and archive performances.

9:30 p.m. “Great Age Reboot”

The promotional graphic for 'The Great Age Reboot." The image is simply the title of the program.
[apt.org]
The energizing new special THE GREAT AGE REBOOT offers both hope and strategies for a bright future. Featuring best-selling author Michael Roizen, M.D., author and financial expert Jean Chatzky, acclaimed economist Peter Linneman, community developer Albert Ratner, and more, the program helps viewers navigate this brave new world. Encore presentation scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 6:

9 p.m. “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom”


Go beyond the legend and meet the woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. One of the greatest freedom fighters in U.S. history, Tubman was an Underground Railroad conductor, a Civil War scout, and a spy.

10:30 p.m. “Rick Steves’ Heart of Italy”

Rick Steves poses by a beautiful portion of the Italian countryside in a promotional image for "Rick Steves' Heart of Italy."
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Rick Steves visits the Italian heartland and explores Umbria, Assisi, Siena and the Cinque Terre.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7:

8 p.m. “Yellowstone Symphony”


Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America’s first national park.

9 p.m. “Classic Christmas (My Music)”


Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) for this festive, all-star special of favorite carols and popular standards. Performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more.