Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
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(Programs on SWVA PTV can be seen over the air on WBRA 15.2 and on cable: Citizens 82, Cox 107, Comcast/Infinity 264, umos 17, Shentel 157 & Dish 16.)
Alan Jackson: Precious Memories
Saturday, August 29 at 9:00pm
Recorded to honor his mother’s request that he release an album of gospel classics, Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories CD quickly made its way to the top of the sales charts and into the hearts of fans, selling over 1.8 million copies.
The concert that followed was taped at the historic Ryman, in Nashville, TN, and features signature renditions of traditional hymns and gospel favorites. Selections include: “When We All Get to Heaven,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.”
American Experience: Reagan
Tuesday, Augsut 4 & 11 at 8:00pm
Recall the life of the man who saw himself as the defender of the “shining city on a hill” and became one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century — and one of the most controversial.
American Experience discovers the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.
Buzz – NEW SERIES!
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Buzz is a new show featuring nonprofit organizations and the marketing pros who help them do more and better. These four episodes are sponsored by James Pearman of Partners in Financial Planning. More information about Buzz can be found at buzz4good.com or on Facebook and Instagram at @buzz4good.
August 5 – Southwest Virginia Ballet with Carrie Cousins
From free classes for Roanoke City schoolchildren to free performances for families with special needs, Southwest Virginia Ballet has transformed lives throughout our region through dance, artistry and passion … despite a website that features none of those things. As a 30th birthday gift to Southwest Virginia Ballet, digital marketing specialist Carrie Cousins provides the nonprofit with an online transformation of its own.
August 12 – Healing Strides with 5 Points Creative
Healing Strides of Virginia often refers to itself as one of the region's “best kept secrets” for its work providing therapeutic horse-riding services for people suffering from neurological disorders including children with autism and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. But thanks to a $25,000 “marketing makeover” by 5 Points Creative, the nonprofit based in Boones Mill is a secret no longer.
August 19 – Mill Mountain Zoo with Wordsprint
Since its founding in 1952, Mill Mountain Zoo has been a nursery rhyme-themed amusement park featuring exotic animals. Today, the iconic attraction’s focus on education and conservation is so radically different that the word “zoo” no longer applies. Wordsprint, a print marketing company based in Blacksburg, guides the zoo’s board and staff in crafting a new identity as it approaches its 70th birthday atop Mill Mountain.
August 26 – RAM House with Wheeler Digital
Like all nonprofits, RAM (Roanoke-Area Ministries) House has been impacted by COVID-19 as it struggles to meet the growing needs of our community’s homeless population. While an older cadre of supporters helps the nonprofit provide food, clothing, a day shelter and financial assistance for more than 100 people a day, Wheeler Digital donates its expertise to help RAM recruit younger volunteers and donors to sustain the organization’s work for years to come.
Endeavour, Season 6, on Masterpiece
A sixth season of the popular prequel to the beloved “Inspector Morse” series. Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) in his early years.
July 26 - Confection
A triple murder exposes the secrets of a village in the grip of deadly rumors.
August 2 - Deguello
The collapse of a tower block reveals a clue that may uncover the truth behind the crime that has haunted Endeavour and the team.
Endeavor, Season 7, on Masterpiece - SEASON PREMIERE!
In Season 7, Endeavour and his colleagues enter a new decade and era of change. Opening on New Year’s Eve1969, normal order has been resumed and the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in charge. However, the events of the past year have left their mark: old friendships will be challenged, and new relationships will blossom.
August 9 – Oracle
As Morse sees in the new year – 1970 – at an opera house in Venice, a murder in Oxford puts Thursday on a quest to find the man responsible. Returning home, Morse makes a new acquaintance, and old friendships show signs of strain.
August 16 – Raga
A clash between rival gangs results in tragedy. Initial investigations lead Morse and Thursday to the door of a familiar face. Then tragedy strikes a second time when an Indian restaurant’s customer disappears and a shocking murder is discovered.
August 23 – Zenana
When Morse investigates an apparent freak accident at Lady Matilda’s College, he uncovers a potential link between a series of incidents across Oxford. Despite Thursday’s skepticism, Morse becomes convinced the accidents are the result of foul play.