Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, this special gets you down on the carpet with wide-eyed children, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and all her secrets.
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Legends of the 1960s unite in this performance "My Music" special. Co- hosts Peter Noone and the late Davy Jones sing their biggest hits focusing on the years 1965 - 1969. This latest follow up to "My Generation - The '60s", includes pop sounds from Frat Rock to Surf Pop, the British Beats to the Breakthrough Bands, Motown, Soul and Pop classics.
In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble appeared on the popular Italian talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." The boys who won the competition easily decided that their group needed a name. "Il Volo" meaning "flight" was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings.
John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades. Folk Rewind's highlights include a Pete Seeger and Judy Collins duet.
Beloved Irish crooner, Daniel O'Donnell returns to PBS with his melodic voice performing live in the Hawkeye state. Daniel exudes the same passion and unique sense of humor that has been fascinating audiences for years in this new concert special "Daniel O'Donnell from the Heartland."
A Look Ahead
"A Christmas Carol: The Concert" is a unique musical and television event -- the first time Dickens' classic tale has been adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists, and performed for audiences in a concert setting. The stirring score recalls Broadway classics, and is filled with memorable, haunting and rousing songs.
This Christmas, Disney Pearl recording artist Nathan Pacheco gives the gift of music in a one-hour PBS special. Tune in for Christmas with Nathan Pacheco as the world- renowned singer captures the spirit of the season by delivering inspirational, moving performances of holiday favorites.
In his first one-hour special, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa (Smart Travels) ventures to Tahiti, Bora Bora and other atolls and islands in French Polynesia to experience their rich sea life, translucent waters and vibrant culture.
Explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i. From spectacular shots of lava pouring from one of the world's most active volcanoes to soaring explorations of lush, unspoiled valleys to reef-skimming underwater forays with sea turtles and dolphins, OVER HAWAI'I presents an illuminating, off-the-beaten- path tour of Hawai'i's six major islands and popular visitor destinations.
What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf -- they couldn't be more different. The bear is a loner, ranging far and wide in search of a rich variety of resources. The wolf hunts to survive and finds its strength in speed and teamwork. Their strategies have taken them to the very top of Yellowstone.
Thick forests, vast wetlands, deep chasms - this is a wild, inaccessible place that belongs more to myth than reality. The landscape looks as if it was taken straight form Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." But here there are neither orcs nor elves; rather, bears and wolves.
Florida Beauty in Nature
WUSF Public Media is proud to announce that the Mosaic Co. has underwritten a new series of 90-second videos by award-winning filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus featuring short stories on the environmental beauty of Florida. The short videos will air on WUSF TV throughout the coming year. We hope you enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of natural Florida as much as we do.
Cook's Country Season 6
Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, Season 6, comes to WUSF TV in September, 2013. Cook's Country uncovers the best of American home cooking from every region of the country, from potluck suppers and holiday favorites to simple dinners and lost recipes. All recipes are developed through in-depth test kitchen investigation and careful testing. The goals are to create foolproof recipes and deliver reliable information about cooking techniques, kitchen equipment and supermarket ingredients to help home cooks to be more successful in the kitchen.
Doc Martin Interview
Actor Martin Clunes is well known in his native U.K.; he's played an undertaker, a rough-and-tumble lout in the comedy Men Behaving Badly and a man mired in a mid-life crisis in the sitcom Reggie Perrin. But American audiences know him best for his starring role in the British comedy series, Doc Martin.>
To listen to a recent Talk of the Nation (NPR) interview with Clunes, click here.
In a one-hour primetime special, WUSF and WEDU examined the after effects the oil spill had on our community, and throughout the Gulf Coast and what progress has been made in the restoration efforts. During the program, Florida's leading scientists discussed their continuing role in measuring the effects of the oil spill. You learned how two Governors responded to the spill - both Governor Crist who was on the ground during the tragic event, and now Governor Scott; and how everyday people in the Tampa Bay area are fighting for their families' traditions by staying in industries devastated by the spill. Learn more
Power Yoga Mind and Body Continues as a Favorite on WUSF TV
The TV Series: Join host and instructor Adrienne Reed as she guides audiences through a series of yoga workouts meant to target both body and mind. Learn more.
The DVD: Adrienne Reed's "Power Yoga for Athletes" is an intense, challenging, head-to-toe workout created specifically for people who like to feel the burn. Produced by WUSF, it is available in DVD and VHS.
Winner of four Emmy Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award for radio feature writing, the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Expedition Florida project introduces audiences of all ages to the natural wonders of Florida’s past and present with the hope of conserving and preserving them for future generations.
Florida Homegrown is a series of two minute interstitials that provide viewers with tips on making Florida gardening an enjoyable experience. Mike McLaughlin, Director of Horticulture at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota as well as Marina D'Abreau, a Hillsborough County Extension Agent, host each segment.
Domestic Violence: You Are Not Alone
Domestic Violence: You Are Not Alone is a 30-minute local town hall meeting featuring a discussion of domestic violence issues by area experts, including one woman’s account of an abusive relationship from which she was able to escape.
News & Views
Florida Focus is a 3:00 "newsbreak" reported, written and produced on deadline by School of Mass Communications' students at the University of South Florida.
Sew What's New?
Review this month's listings of WUSF TV's sewing and crafts programs. These sewing and quilting programs are seen each weekday morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.