PBS Primetime Program Highlights – August 9-15

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NOTE: PBS SPECIAL PROGRAMMING PERIOD RUNS AUGUST 8-16, 2015

PBS August 2015 special programming runs August 8-16, 2015. Please note that all PBS programs are CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS during this period, as stations may choose to run special programming at this time. PBS program schedules vary from market to market, and this is especially true during this period. Program lengths also are subject to change, depending on the break intervals determined on the local level at each station. Regularly scheduled programs and series are subject to preemption. If you have questions about a program’s airdate and length, please contact your local station.

 

Week of August 9-15, 2015

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 

In this week’s highlights:

  1. On-air Picks of the Week
  2. New and Notable Videos               
  3. Local Connections Google Map
  4. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

On-air Picks of the Week

 

  • *NEW* IL VOLO: LIVE FROM POMPEII premieres Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED premieres Sunday, August 9, 2015, 9:30-11:00 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* 60s & 70s SLOW SONGS (MY MUSIC) premieres Monday, August 10, 2015, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* PBS PREVIEWS – Best of the Fall premieres Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET.

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • JFK & LBJ: A TIME FOR GREATNESS full-length episode. Premieres Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:00-10:00 pm ET. Repeats Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:00-10:00 pm ET.

 

  • AMERICAN MASTERS “Althea” full-length episode. Premieres Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.

 

Embeddable Clips:

  • OPERATION WILD “Episode Three” preview. Premieres Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
  • INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE preview. Premieres Sundays, September 27-November 15, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET; November 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

Local Connections Google Map

  • Below is a link to our Local Connections Google Map, which includes information connecting national programs to local markets. Visit the map at: http://ow.ly/clSq7.

We will update this map weekly, so be sure to check back for updates.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015

 

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* IL VOLO: LIVE FROM POMPEII (VOLI) (HD)
Soar with the perfect harmony of the charming trio in this new concert special filmed in Pompeii.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/Il-Volo-Pompeii.aspx

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

*NEW* DOWNTON ABBEY REDISCOVERED (#RDDA) (HD)

Relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey’s five seasons and sample the next and final season.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/DOWNTON-ABBEY-REDISCOVERED-2015.aspx

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* DISEASE PROOF WITH DR. DAVID KATZ (DPKZ) (HD)
Discover how to develop “skillpower,” the secret to losing weight and protecting against disease.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/Disease-Proof-David-Katz.aspx

 

9:00-10:30 PM:

*NEW* 60s & 70s SLOW SONGS (MY MUSIC) (SLSN) (HD)
Relive memorable nights of slow dancing and romancing to favorite love songs.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/6/60s-70s-Slow-Songs.aspx

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

 

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* KEN BURNS: THE CIVIL WAR (KBCW) (HD)
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series with this in-depth look at the iconic film.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/k/KEN-BURNS-CIVIL-WAR.aspx

 

9:30-10:00 PM:

*NEW* PBS PREVIEWS – Best of the Fall (PPBF) (HD)
Get a look at selected PBS fall 2015 programs.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015

 

8:00-9:30 PM:

SIMON & GARFUNKEL: THE CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK (SGCP) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/Simon-and-Garfunkel.aspx

 

9:30-10:30 PM:

DISEASE PROOF WITH DR. DAVID KATZ (DPKZ) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/Disease-Proof-David-Katz.aspx

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY (YOAR) (HD)

                  Follow Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates yoga exercises designed to address arthritis problems.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/e/EASY-YOGA-FOR-ARTHRITIS-WITH-PEGGY-CAPPY.aspx

9:00-10:30 PM:

KEN BURNS: THE CIVIL WAR (KBCW) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/k/KEN-BURNS-CIVIL-WAR.aspx

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5507) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Gwen Ifill and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK-WITH-GWEN-IFILL.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

 

8:30-10:30 PM:

STARLIGHT BALLROOM (MY MUSIC) (SLBR) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/Starlight-Ballroom.aspx

 

10:30-11:00 PM:

PBS PREVIEWS – Best of the Fall (PPBF) (HD) (R)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015

8:00-9:30 PM:

IL VOLO: LIVE FROM POMPEII (VOLI) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/Il-Volo-Pompeii.aspx

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

60s & 70s SLOW SONGS (MY MUSIC) (SLSN) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/6/60s-70s-Slow-Songs.aspx

 

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