PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Week of December 28- January 3, 2014

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PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Week of December 28- January 3, 2014

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

 

On-air Picks of the Week

  • *NEW* SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER “Kumbh Mela” & “Osun-Osogbo” premiere Tuesday, December 30, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* GREAT PERFORMANCES “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015” premieres Thursday, January 1, 2015, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* BILLY JOEL: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE premieres Friday, January 2, 2015, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (2014) full-length episode. Premieres Thursday, December 25, 2014, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET.
  • MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 5: Episode One” full-length episode. Premieres Sunday, January 4, 2015, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

Embeddable Clips:

  • MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 5” How to Cook for the Granthams clip. Premieres Sundays, January 4-March 1, 2015, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
  • NOVA “First Man on the Moon” preview. Premieres Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:00-10:30 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.

 

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014

 

7:30-9:00 PM:

CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (CMHS 2014) (HD) (TV-14) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CALL-THE-MIDWIFE-HOLIDAY-SPECIAL-2014.aspx

#midwifepbs

 

9:00-11:00 PM:

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4: Part 8” (#4408) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE.aspx

@masterpiecepbs | #masterpiecepbs

 

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* ANTIQUESROADSHOW “Manor House Treasures” (#1835) (HD) (TV-G)

Objects fit for stately homes: Lord Byron portrait, Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, Tiffany necklace.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Phoenix” (Hour Two) (#1414) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

 

10:00-11:30 PM:

INDEPENDENT LENS “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” (#1418) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/INDEPENDENT-LENS.aspx

@IndependentLens | #IndieLens

 

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER “Kumbh Mela” (#105) (HD) (TV-PG)

Join Hindus in a ritual they believe washes away sins and breaks the endless cycle of reincarnation.

Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SACRED-JOURNEYS.aspx

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER “Osun-Osogbo” (#106) (HD) (TV-PG)

Travel with African-American pilgrims to Nigeria for a festival honoring the Yoruba goddess Osun.

Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SACRED-JOURNEYS.aspx

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

FRONTLINE “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Part 2” (#1612-stacked) (Exempt) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/FRONTLINE.aspx

 

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014

 

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Gershwin Celebration

With Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis” (LVLC #3908) (HD) (TV-G)

Ring in 2015 with the annual New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve celebration concert.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/l/LIVE-FROM-LINCOLN-CENTER.aspx

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* MICHAEL FEINSTEIN NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE RAINBOW ROOM (MFNY) (HD) (TV-G)

Ring in the New Year with a celebration that recalls the heyday of glamorous New York nightclubs.

 

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* GREAT PERFORMANCES “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015” (#4004) (HD) (TV-G)

Join host Julie Andrews for the annual New Year’s celebration from Vienna’s opulent Musikverein.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/g/GREAT-PERFORMANCES.aspx

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (CMHS 2014) (HD) (TV-14) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CALL-THE-MIDWIFE-HOLIDAY-SPECIAL-2014.aspx

 

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5425) (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

 

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (#224) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose forhighlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* BILLY JOEL: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE (BJOL) (HD) (TV-PG)

Enjoy this tribute to singer-songwriter Joel, recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

CAROLE KING: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE (#1902) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/IN-PERFORMANCE-AT-THE-WHITE-HOUSE/CAROLE-KING-THE-LIBRARY-OF-CONGRESS-GERSHWIN-PRIZE.aspx

 

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:

*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Avett Brothers / Nickel Creek” (#4008) (HD) (TV-PG)

Relish modern Americana from these two popular groups.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx

@acltv | #acltv

 

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