TV Programming Highlights

Carol Burnett in the late 1960s.

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Favorites

WPSU is bringing back one of the most popular and beloved series in the history of television. Starting in 1967 and continuing for 11 straight years, it was the ultimate variety show with music, acting, larger-than-life guest stars, and, of course, comedy.

Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

 

Midsomer Season 16

Midsomer Murders

Season 16

The town of Causton’s detective chief investigator John Barnaby and his new detective sergeant Charlie Nelson investigate the scandals and deadly deeds that lurk just beneath the well-manicured surface of the seemingly idyllic county of Midsomer.

Thursdays, at 8:00 p.m.

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Reindeer

NATURE: Santa’s Wild Home

Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, wolverines, eagles, wolves, Brown bears, and more.

Wednesday, December 2, at 8:00 p.m.

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Escape to the Chateau at Christmas

Escape to the Chateau …At Christmas

Dick and Angel throw a Christmas party for everyone who has helped them in restoring the chateau, complete with food from the walled garden and homemade wine.

Thursday, December 3, at 10:00 p.m.

 

Lars Ulrich

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2

Join the ultimate heavy metal band as they combine forces with the nearly 80-member orchestra. Filmed over two sold-out shows that opened San Francisco’s Chase Center, the concert features the symphonic renditions of Metallica fan favorites.

Friday, December 4, at 10:00 p.m.

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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold Tour

Grab a front-row seat for the Grammy Award-winning artist’s epic concert, captured at two sold-out arenas. Featuring smash hits from her Fleetwood Mac and solo careers, with introspective stories about her personal and professional lives.

Saturday, December 5, at 9:00 p.m.

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Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine — has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.

Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m.

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Moshannon Valley

Our Town: Moshannon Valley

Moshannon Valley’s long history unfolds as community members share stories of coal mining and the Ally Popper. Community pride is on full display in tales about the Houtzdale Revitalization Association and ministerium.

Thursday, December 10, at 8:00 p.m.

 

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

This irreverent documentary tells the story of the unlikely Jewish immigrants who, enamored with Broadway and Hollywood, wrote some of the most popular Christmas music.

Thursday, December 10, at 10:30 p.m.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Peanuts fans rejoice with a new way to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas special right here on WPSU. Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Sunday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Maestro Luke S. Frazier and host Vanessa Williams

Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas, with Vanessa Williams

In collaboration with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, the American Pops Orchestra presents an evening celebrating the entire iconic album of holiday classics. This performance stars host and vocalist Vanessa Williams with appearances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Norm Lewis, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Nova Payton, Dave Detwiler, and Morgan James.

Tuesday, December 15, at 8:00 p.m.

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Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Tony® Award-winner Kelli O’Hara and Emmy® Award-winner Richard Thomas join The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells at Temple Square for an Americana-themed Christmas specia; that exudes the warmth and peace the season can bring.

Tuesday, December 15, at 9:00 p.m.

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The Magic of Christmas In Alsace

The Magic of Christmas In Alsace

In the Alsace region of France, the townspeople go all out in decorating each of their towns to outdo the next in celebration of the season, and their Christmas markets are a truly magical take on this uniquely French celebration of Christmas.

Thursday, December 17, at 10:30 p.m.

 

Leonie Elliott as Lucille, Jennifer Kirby as Valerie, Helen George as Trixie, Charlotte Ritchie as Barbara

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2018

Miriam Margoyles stars as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure.

Tuesday, December 22, at 8:00 p.m.

 

Christmas in St. Olaf

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song of Joy and Hope

Experience the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Led by five conductors, it features more than 500 student musicians who are members of the college’s world-renowned choirs and orchestra.

Thursday, December 24, at 10:00 p.m.

 

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2020

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2020

Everyone at Nonnatus House looks forward to a traditional holiday, but nothing goes quite to plan. Meanwhile, the Circus arrives in Poplar, bringing new friendships, new experiences and an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane.

Friday, December 25, at 9:00 p.m.

 

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