Special Programming Headlines WOUB's Holiday Showcase


Updated Mon, Nov 25, 2013 4:26 pm

Tune to WOUB-TV Friday, Nov. 29 – Tuesday, Dec. 10 for special programming during the Holiday Showcase membership campaign. 

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During Holiday Showcase, you'll see these special programs: 

 

Friday,11/29

9:00 pm Great Performances “Barbara Streisand: Back to Brooklyn”

Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming "Back to Brooklyn" at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar's first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five decade career, including a touching duet with her son Jason Gould

 

Saturday, 11/30

12:00 pm  Brainchange with David Perlmutter, MD

BrainChange reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

1:30 pm  Under the Streetlamp

Under the Streetlamp is an electrifying concert of classic hits from the recent leading cast members of the Tony-Award winning musical, Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. These four charismatic and uniquely talented singers deliver the sounds of the sixties in an evening of unforgettable entertainment.

3:00 pm Blood Sugar Solution with Dr. Mark Hyman

In this 60-minute public television special, Dr. Mark Hyman explains what "diabesity" is, outlines the underlying causes that drive the problem, and provides a personalized, 4-step plan to help you overcome diabesity. He explains how we can all take back our health as individuals, as a community, and as a society.

4:30 pm Celtic Thunder Christmas

The heart-warming Celtic Thunder Show features holiday standards such as "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Let It Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night" as well as a few specially-written originals, "Going Home For Christmas", "Christmas Morning Donegal" and "Our First Christmas Together".

6:00pm Gospel’s Jubilee Showcase

For more than two decades, the Jubilee Showcase TV program featured and therefore preserved on tape virtually everyone who mattered in gospel

7:00 pm Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

Hosted by Bob Allen, this program captures the finest moments of the Lawrence Welk Christmas shows from years past.

9:00 pm Don McLean – American Troubadour

Don Mclean: American Troubadour is a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's greatest singer-songwriters. This special summarizes his forty-year plus career and features live performances of his best-known hits including "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "I Love You So."

11:00 pm Brainchange with David Perlmutter, MD

BrainChange reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

 

Sunday, 12/1

11:00  am Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

Hosted by Bob Allen, this program captures the finest moments of the Lawrence Welk Christmas shows from years past.

1:30 pm Road to Perfect Health with Brenda Watson

The Road to Perfect Health with Brenda Watson, Brenda shows us how all health ailments can be linked to an imbalance in the digestive system.

3:00 pm Don McLean – American Troubadour

Don Mclean: American Troubadour is a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's greatest singer-songwriters. This special summarizes his forty-year plus career and features live performances of his best-known hits including "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "I Love You So."

4:30 pm Brainchange with David Perlmutter, MD

BrainChange reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

6:00 pm Matthew Morrison: Where It All-Live from The Bushnell

Audiences will be "Glee-ful" to see their darling Mr. Schuester in his own PBS special, Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began - Live from the Bushnell. Morrison sustains a modern sensibility as he wins over the audience with American standards -- and familiar surprise -- including "Lady is a Tramp," "Younger than Springtime," "Don't Mean a Thing," and "Ease on Down the Road."

7:30 pm  Il Volo Buon Natale

The young Italian trio is celebrating the holidays with their brand new special, performed before an enthusiastic audience and adoring fans amidst a backdrop of Santa hats, decorated Christmas trees, and beautifully wrapped presents. Performing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Il Volo takes on standards like "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria, " "Silent Night," "Panis Angelicus," and "Blue Christmas

9:00 pm  Return to Downton Abbey

Savor fond memories from the past three seasons of "Downton Abbey" and get a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon - a devoted fan of the series - hosts the program, which includes a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with creators and cast members, and video clips of favorite moments.

10:30 pm Classical Rewind (My Music)

Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites

 

Monday, 12/2

8pm Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert

The captivating new family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles!

9:30pm Texas Tenors – You Should Dream

The Texas Tenors vocal group first came to public acclaim as the number one vocal group in the history of "America's Got Talent." Marcus, JC, and John smoothly blend country, classical, gospel and Broadway with a dedicated touch of humor and charm.

 

Tuesday, 12/3

8 pm Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in Ireland

The iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland, is the setting for a performance of Christmas songs by one of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, Libera. In a concert recorded for television, 'Angels Sing, Libera Christmas in Ireland' presents traditional Christmas carols interpreted in the Libera style, and influenced by Irish music and melodies

9:30 pm Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry For?

What Are You Hungry For? is a new PBS program featuring world-renowned health expert, best-selling author and educator Deepak Chopra, M.D. In this program, Dr. Chopra returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger in all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it

 

Wednesday, 12/4

8 pm Best of the 60s (My Music Archives)

For the past decade the MY MUSIC series has been preserving and archiving the greatest songs of the 1960s. Now, MY MUSIC ARCHIVES presents The Best of the 60s, a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul. -

10 pm John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades -- plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. Folk Rewind's highlights include a Pete Seeger and Judy Collins duet on Seeger's iconic adaptation of "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte's hit "Jamaica Farewell, Trini Lopez's version of "If I Had a Hammer" and Bobby Darin's heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom."

 

Thursday, 12/5

8 pm Statler Brothers Farewell Concert

On October 26, 2002, the Statler Brothers took the stage for the last time in a career that began over 40 years ago. At the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia, the house was packed, enthusiastic and adoring. THE STATLER BROTHERS FAREWELL CONCERT documents the event and celebrates one of country music's most honored acts.

9:30 pm Celtic Woman: Home For Christmas

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Home For Christmas reveals for Celtic Woman what will be their newest chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. Timeless holiday favorite will be performed.

 

Friday, 12/6

9 pm Classical Rewind (My Music)

Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.

 

Saturday, 12/7

11:30 am Texas Tenors – You Should Dream

The Texas Tenors vocal group first came to public acclaim as the number one vocal group in the history of "America's Got Talent." Marcus, JC, and John smoothly blend country, classical, gospel and Broadway with a dedicated touch of humor and charm.

1 pm Celtic Woman: Home For Christmas

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Home For Christmas reveals for Celtic Woman what will be their newest chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. Timeless holiday favorite will be performed.

2:30pm Classical Rewind (My Music)

Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.

4:30 pm Il Volo Buon Natale

The young Italian trio is celebrating the holidays with their brand new special, performed before an enthusiastic audience and adoring fans amidst a backdrop of Santa hats, decorated Christmas trees, and beautifully wrapped presents. Performing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Il Volo takes on standards like "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria, " "Silent Night," "Panis Angelicus," and "Blue Christmas

6 pm Statler Brothers Farewell Concert

On October 26, 2002, the Statler Brothers took the stage for the last time in a career that began over 40 years ago. At the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia, the house was packed, enthusiastic and adoring. THE STATLER BROTHERS FAREWELL CONCERT documents the event and celebrates one of country music's most honored acts.

7:30 pm Return to Downton Abbey

Savor fond memories from the past three seasons of "Downton Abbey" and get a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon - a devoted fan of the series - hosts the program, which includes a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with creators and cast members, and video clips of favorite moments.

9 pm Home for Christmas: The Chris Mann Christmas Special

With his pure, angelic voice and inspired stage presence, classically trained singer Chris Mann takes on holiday favorites in a stunning performance in front of a live audience. He is joined by country icon Martina McBride on "Home For Christmas," and saxophone star Mindi Abair in a beautiful version of "Auld Lang Syne." With his star-quality performance and rich vocal styling, Chris Mann brings new life to timeless Christmas classics,

10 pm Mavericks: In Time

One of America's favorite genre-defying bands has returned with the same signature "magic" that blurred boundaries and musical styles twenty years ago. With a Cuban-American lead singer, garage band ferocity and an intense live show, The Mavericks are ready to share their intoxicating polyrhythmic beats

 

Sunday, 12/8

11 am Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert

The captivating new family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles!

12:30 pm DASH Diet with Marla Heller MS, RD

Based on the NY Times bestselling book, The Dash Diet Action Plan. Unlike any diet before it, DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, came out of groundbreaking NIH-funded research. The DASH diet is grounded in healthy eating principles that lower blood pressure; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer; and support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. -

2 pm  Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in Ireland

The iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland, is the setting for a performance of Christmas songs by one of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, Libera. In a concert recorded for television, 'Angels Sing, Libera Christmas in Ireland' presents traditional Christmas carols interpreted in the Libera style, and influenced by Irish music and melodies

3:30 pm Great Performances “Barbara Streisand: Back to Brooklyn”

Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming "Back to Brooklyn" at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar's first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five decade career, including a touching duet with her son Jason Gould

6:30 pm Great Performances “Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages”

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut

8pm Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Parts 1 & 2” 

11 pm Return to Downton Abbey (pledge show)

Savor fond memories from the past three seasons of "Downton Abbey" and get a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon - a devoted fan of the series - hosts the program, which includes a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with creators and cast members, and video clips of favorite moments.

 

Monday, 12/9

8 pm John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades -- plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. Folk Rewind's highlights include a Pete Seeger and Judy Collins duet on Seeger's iconic adaptation of "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte's hit "Jamaica Farewell, Trini Lopez's version of "If I Had a Hammer" and Bobby Darin's heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom."

10 pm DASH Diet with Marla Heller MS, RD

Based on the NY Times bestselling book, The Dash Diet Action Plan. Unlike any diet before it, DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, came out of groundbreaking NIH-funded research. The DASH diet is grounded in healthy eating principles that lower blood pressure; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer; and support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. -

 

Tuesday, 12/10

8pm Celtic Thunder Christmas

The heart-warming Celtic Thunder Show features holiday standards such as "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Let It Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night" as well as a few specially-written originals, "Going Home For Christmas", "Christmas Morning Donegal" and "Our First Christmas Together".

9:30 pm  Carole King – James Taylor Live at the Troubadour

In November 2007, James Taylor and Carole King, joined by the same Los Angeles band that played with James and Carole when they first appeared at the Troubadour in 1971, re-united for six shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club.