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Key: M=Monday; T=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; TH=Thursday; F=Friday; S=Saturday; SU=Sunday; M-F=Monday through Friday; PMT=preempted

Airtimes of one-time-only specials are indicated by day and date; ongoing series by day-of-week only. Dates that a series is preempted (PMT) are indicated in parentheses.

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20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir – 8 pm M 12/13; 1 am T 12/14; 9 pm F 12/24; 2 am S 12/25

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Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White – 11 pm T 12/7; 4 am TH 12/9

All Is Bright! A Concordia Christmas – 10:30 pm M 12/13; 10:30 pm T 12/21

Alma’s Way – 8:30 am M-F (PMT 12/9, 12/10, 12/22 & 12/23)

Amanpour and Company – 11 pm M-F (PMT 12/1–12/10 & 12/24); 4 am T-S (PMT 12/1–12/11)

American Experience – 9 pm T 12/28; 2 am W 12/29

America’s Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary Special – 3 pm M 12/27

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated – 3 pm F; 4 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Ancient Remedies with Dr. Josh Axe – 10:30 am SU 12/5; 1:30 am W 12/8

Antiques Roadshow – 8 pm M (PMT 12/6 & 12/13); 1 am T (PMT 12/7 & 12/14);5 pm TH 12/9; 2 pm S (PMT 12/4–12/18)

Around Akron with Blue Green – 4 pm W 12/1; 5 am S 12/4; 5 pm TH 12/16; 10:30 pm F 12/17; 3:30 am & 11 pm S 12/18; 2 am SU 12/19; 10:30 pm TH 12/23; 3:30 am F 12/24; 5:30 am & 1 pm SU 12/26

Arthur – 6:30 am SU-F (PMT 12/24)

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas – 8:30 am TH 12/9; 6:30 am M 12/13; 1 pm F 12/17; 8 am W 12/22

Articulate with Jim Cotter – 12:30 am F (PMT 12/3 & 12/10)

Ask This Old House – 10 am SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12); 3:30 pm T (PMT 12/7); noon S (PMT 12/11)

Austin City Limits – 11 pm SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12); 3 am M (PMT 12/6 & 12/13)



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BBC World News – 6 pm & 6:30 pm M-F; midnight T-S (PMT 12/1–12/11 & 12/25)

Beads, Baubles and Jewels – 4:30 pm TH

The Bee Gees One for All Tour—Live in Australia 1989 – 3 am W 12/1

Behind the Wings – 4 pm T

The Best of the Joy of Painting – 9 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Beyond Your Backyard – 2:30 pm SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

The Big Band Years – 7 pm S 12/4; 8 pm M 12/6; midnight T 12/7;12:30 pm SU 12/12

Big Dreams in Umatilla – 5 pm W 12/1; 1 am M 12/13

BSO 360 – 8:30 pm S 12/18

Bucknell Candlelight Christmas – midnight S 12/25

Burt Bacharach’s Best – 1:30 am F 12/3; 8 pm W 12/8; 8 pm S 12/11; 3 am SU 12/12

Burt Wolf: Travels and Traditions – 3:30 pm W (ends 12/1)



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Call the Midwife Holiday Special, 2020 – 9 pm TH 12/23; 2 am F 12/24; midnight SU 12/26

Call the Midwife Holiday Special, 2021 – 9 pm S 12/25; 1:30 am & 4 pm SU 12/26

Carpenters: Christmas Memories – 11 am S 12/4; 11:30 pm S 12/11; 11:30 pm SU 12/12

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! – noon M 12/6; noon F 12/24

Celebrating PBS NewsHour! – midnight S 12/4; 3:30 pm SU 12/5

Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland – 8 pm TH 12/2; 1:30 am SU 12/5; 9 am SU 12/12

Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD – 2 am S 12/11

A Charlie Brown Christmas – 8:30 pm SU 12/19

A Chef’s Life – 10:30 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special – 5 pm F 12/17; 1 pm SU 12/19

Christmas at Belmont – 9 pm M 12/20; 2 am T 12/21

Christmas on the Danube – 2:30 pm SU 12/12; 11:30 pm S 12/18; 2:30 am SU 12/19

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television – 4 pm M

Ciao Italia – 3:30 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

A Classic Christmas – 3 pm SU 12/12

Clifford the Big Red Dog – 12:30 pm M-F (PMT 12/3, 12/6 & 12/24)

Climate Change—The Facts – 10 pm W 12/29; 3 am TH 12/30

Country Pop Legends – 5:30 pm SU 12/5; midnight TH 12/9

Craft in America, Holiday – 5 pm F 12/10; 2 am M 12/13

Crane Candlelight Concert, Homeward Bound for the Holidays – 4 am M 12/13

Curious Crew – 8:30 am SU

Curious George – 9 am M-F (PMT 12/9)

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas – 9 am F 12/3; 1 pm W 12/8; 9 am W 12/15; 1 pm T 12/21

Cyberchase – 8 am SU



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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – 9:30 am M-F (PMT 12/3 & 12/15)

The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show – 12:30 pm S 12/4; midnight F 12/10

Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia – 10:30 pm SU 12/5; 2 am T 12/7

Death in Paradise – 9 pm TH 12/16; 2 am F 12/17; 9 pm S (PMT 12/4, 12/11 & 12/25); midnight SU (PMT 12/5, 12/12 & 12/26)

Democracy Now – 5 am M-F

Dinosaur Train – noon M-F (PMT 12/6, 12/14 & 12/24)

Donkey Hodie – 10 am M-F (PMT 12/3 & 12/10); 1:30 pm M-F (PMT 12/8, 12/17, 12/21 & 12/24)

Doo Wop to Pop Rock: My Music Celebrates 25 Years – 8 pm W 12/1

Dutch Hop! – 4 am M 12/27



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Earth Emergency – 8 pm W 12/29; 1 am TH 12/30

Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy – 9 am S 12/4; 3 am M 12/6

Easy Yoga for Diabetes with Peggy Cappy – 8 am S 12/4; 2 am M 12/6; 4 am S 12/11

Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy – 10 am S 12/4; 4 am M 12/6

Elinor Wonders Why – 10:30 am M-F (PMT 12/3, 12/10 & 12/16)

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, with Vanessa Williams – 11 pm F 12/24

European Christmas Markets – 5:30 pm TH 12/16; 11:30 pm S 12/25; 4 am SU 12/26

An Evening with the Sicilian Tenors – 4 am TH 12/2; 9:30 pm W 12/8; 8 pm SU 12/12

Extinction: The Facts – 10 pm W 12/22; 3 am TH 12/23

Extraordinary: The Bill Atkinson Story – 5:30 pm SU 12/26



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Finding Your Roots – 8 pm T 12/21; 1 am W 12/22; 6 pm S 12/25

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover – 6:30 pm SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Fit 2 Stitch – 3 pm TH

Fit N Delicious – 5 am S (begins 12/11)

Forum 360 – 5 pm & 5:30 pm M 12/6

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting – 3:30 pm TH (ends 12/9)

Frontline – 10 pm T 12/28; 3 am W 12/29; 5 pm F 12/31



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G

Garden Smart – 7 am S

Genesis: The Last Domino? – 10 pm TH 12/2; 9:30 pm T 12/7; 3:30 am W 12/8

A Great American Tapestry—The Many Strands of Mountain Music – 5 pm TH 12/2; midnight M 12/13

The Great British Baking Show, Christmas Masterclass – 3 am M 12/13; 2 pm S 12/18; 3 am SU 12/19; 10 pm M 12/20; 3 am T 12/21

Great Lakes Now – 10 pm & 10:30 pm M 12/27; 3 am & 3:30 am T 12/28; 5 pm & 5:30 pm TH 12/30

Great Performances, Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park – midnight W 12/1; 4 pm S 12/4

Great Performances, A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood – 9 pm T 12/21; 2 am W 12/22

Great Performances, Unforgettable with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole – 9 pm SU 12/5; 3:30 am T 12/7; 9 pm F 12/10

Great Performances at the Met, Bryn Terfel in Concert – 4 am SU 12/19; 4 pm SU 12/19

Great Scenic Railway Journeys – 3 pm W



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H

Hawking – 5 pm M 12/27

Heart: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – 10:30 pm F 12/3

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.—Uncovering America – midnight M 12/6; 6:30 pm SU 12/12

Hero Elementary – 2 pm M-F

History Detectives – 8 am S 12/18 & 12/25

History with David Rubenstein – 5 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Holidays at Murray State – 5 am SU 12/5; 4 am M 12/20



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Il Volo—Tribute to Ennio Morricone – 10:30 pm S 12/4; 3:30 am SU 12/5; 10:30 pm F 12/10

Impossible Builds – 5 pm M 12/13 & 12/20; 10 pm W 12/15; 3 am TH 12/16

In the Americas with David Yetman – 4 pm W (begins 12/8)

In Their Own Words – 8 pm T 12/28; 1 am W 12/29

It’s Sew Easy – 3:30 pm TH (begins 12/16)



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J

J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom – 9:30 am SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Jamie Oliver Together – 3 pm M (PMT 12/27)

Jamie’s Ultimate Veg – 3:30 pm F

John Fogerty: My 50 Year Trip – 8 pm TH 12/9; midnight S 12/11; 9:30 pm S 12/11



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K

Keeping Up Appearances – 8 pm S (PMT 12/4, 12/11 & 12/25)

Ken Nordine: Video for the Ear – 10:30 pm F 12/31

Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe – 3:30 am F 12/10; 8 am S 12/11; 4:30 am SU 12/12

Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana – 4:30 pm F

Knit and Crochet Now – 6:30 am S



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L

The Laura Flanders Show – 12:30 am T (PMT 12/7)

The Lawrence Welk Show – 7 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/25)

The Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices – 9 am SU 12/5; 2:30 pm S 12/11

Let’s Go Luna – 8 am M-F (PMT 12/7, 12/17, 12/22 & 12/24)

Let’s Go Luna!: Luna’s Christmas Around the World – 12:30 pm F 12/3; 8 am F 12/10; 10:30 am TH 12/16; 8 am TH 12/23; 6:30 am F 12/24

Lidia Celebrates America – 3 am & 8 pm 12/14; 1 am W 12/15

Lidia’s Kitchen – 4 pm F

The Life Story of Doc Ball – 4:30 am SU 12/26

Live from Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – 9 pm F 12/17; 2 am S 12/18

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas – midnight M 12/20; 5 pm TH 12/23



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The Magic of Christmas in Alsace – 6:30 pm S 12/18; 5:30 pm F 12/24

Make It Artsy – 4 pm TH

Make48 – 11 am SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Masterpiece, All Creatures Great and Small – 9 pm & 10 pm SU (begins 12/12); 1 am & 2 am M 12/20 & 12/27

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – 6 am SU

Molly of Denali – 7 am SU-F (PMT 12/3, 12/13, 12/20 & 12/24 & 12/26)

MotorWeek – 7:30 am S; 4:30 pm T; 11:30 am SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)



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Nature – 5 pm W (PMT 12/1); 8 pm W (PMT 12/1, 12/8 & 12/29); 1 am TH (PMT 12/2, 12/9 & 12/30); 5 am SU 12/19; noon SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Nature Cat: A Nature Carol – 10 am F 12/3 & 12/10; 7:30 am F 12/17

New Tricks – 10 pm S (PMT 12/4, 12/11 & 12/25); 10:30 pm S 12/25; 1 am SU (PMT 12/5, 12/12 & 12/26); 3 am SU 12/26; 7 pm SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen ­–  11 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

No Passport Required – 1 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Nova – 5 pm T; 9 pm W (PMT 12/1 & 12/7); 2 am TH (PMT 12/2 & 12/8)

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King – 9 pm T 12/14; 2 am W 12/15



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Odd Squad – 2:30 pm M-F

One Voice: The Songs We Share – 10:30 pm T 12/14; 3:30 am W 12/15

Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Grief with Daniel Amen, MD – 11:30 pm TH 12/2; 10 pm TH 12/9

Overheard with Evan Smith – 12:30 am W (PMT 12/1 & 12/8)



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P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home – 9 am SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain – 10:30 pm W 12/1; 9:30 am S 12/11

Paint This with Jerry Yarnell – 9:30 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Pasquale Esposito: In the Spirit of Christmas – 1 pm S 12/11; 1:30 am SU 12/12

Pati’s Mexican Table – 4:30 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Pavlo: Live in Santorini – 2 am S 12/4; 10:30 pm W 12/8

PBS NewsHour – 7 pm M-F

PBS NewsHour Weekend – 5:30 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Peg + Cat + Holidays – 11:30 am T 12/14; 1 pm F 12/24

Pinkalicious & Peterrific – 11:30 am M-F (PMT 12/14)

A Polka Christmas with The Chardon Polka Band – 10 pm M 12/13; 6 pm S 12/18; 5 pm F 12/24

Prince Philip: For Queen and Country – 8 pm SU 12/26; midnight M 12/27; 2 am F 12/31



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The Queen and the Coup – 5 pm F 12/3

Quilting Arts – 6 am S



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Rick Steves’ Europe – 2 pm SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Rick Steves’ European Christmas – 3 am F 12/3; 2 pm S 12/4; 1:30 am F 12/10

Roy Orbison Forever – 3:30 am S 12/4; 9 pm S 12/4; 8 pm T 12/7; midnight W 12/8



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Samantha Brown’s Places to Love – 4:30 pm W

Sarah’s Weeknight Meals – 10 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Secrets of the Royal Palaces – 3 am F 12/31

Secrets of the Tower of London – 10 pm TH 12/16; 3 am F 12/17

Secrets of Underground London – 9 pm M 12/27; 2 am T 12/28

Sesame Street – 11 am M-F (PMT 12/16); 1 pm M-F (PMT 12/3, 12/8, 12/17, 12/21 & 12/24)

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators – 8 pm TH (begins 12/16); 1 am F (begins 12/17); 3 pm SU (begins 12/19)

Simply Ming – 4:30 pm M

Sinatra in Concert at Royal Festival Hall – 12:30 pm SU 12/5; 5:30 pm S 12/11

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song of Grace and Truth – 5 pm SU 12/19

Start Up – 12:30 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

The State of Ohio – 12:30 am S (PMT 12/4, 12/11 & 12/25)

Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke – 3 pm S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Studio C Sessions – 8:30 pm F; 1:30 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11)

Super Why! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 8 pm SU 12/19

Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide – 2 am TH 12/2



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The Tenors: Best of Our Lives – 12:30 am TH 12/2; 11 am SU 12/12

This Is America & The World – 12:30 am TH (PMT 12/2 & 12/9)

This Land Is Your Land – 7:30 pm SU 12/5; 5 pm SU 12/12

This Old House – 3 pm T; 3:30 pm T 12/7; 11:30 am S (PMT 12/11); 10:30 am SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

Tom Lehrer—Live in Copenhagen 1967 – 4 pm S 12/11; midnight SU 12/12

The Tunnel – 1:30 pm SU 12/26

 



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United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream – 9 pm F 12/31


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W

Wai Lana Yoga – 5:30 am S

Washington Week – 8 pm F; 1 am S (PMT 12/4 & 12/11); 6 pm SU (PMT 12/5 & 12/12)

What to Eat When with Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Michael Crupain – 10 pm M 12/6; 2 am TH 12/9

Wild Kratts – 7:30 am SU-F (PMT 12/17)

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas – 7 am F 12/3; 7:30 am T 12/7; 7 am M 12/20; 7:30 am F 12/24; 7 am SU 12/26

Winter Stories—Judy Collins and Jonas Fjeld with Chatham County Line – 11:30 am S 12/11

World’s Greatest Cemeteries – 3:30 pm W (begins 12/8)



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Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – 6 am M-F


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Yanni in Concert—Live at the Acropolis – 9 pm F 12/3; midnight & 2 pm SU 12/5



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