Tune in to Idaho Public Television for a weekend filled with arts and entertainment, musical performances, scenic outdoor adventure, and health and lifestyle programming during DecemberFest, December 1-3.
Here are the highlights of shows airing on our IDAHO, PLUS, CREATE and WORLD channels during DecemberFest (all times are MT/PT):
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
7:30 PM [IDAHO]: Dialogue host Marcia Franklin talks with cyclist and Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.
8 PM [IDAHO]: Idaho Reports begins its 46th season interviewing lawmakers, stakeholders and lobbyists involved in Idaho politics.
8/7 PM [PLUS]: The 80s (My Music) takes a joyful jump into the 1980s, when music videos by Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen and others ruled the airwaves. Hosted by former MTV veejay Martha Quinn.
8:30/7:30 PM [CREATE]: Carole King Tapestry Live From Hyde Park, London, recorded at the 2016 Summer Festival at Hyde Park, captures the prolific songwriter performing her breakthrough album Tapestry in its entirety.
8:30 PM [IDAHO]: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years explores the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The 2.5-hour Ron Howard film reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was “The Beatles.”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
8/7 AM [IDAHO]: Forever Painless With Miranda Esmonde-White provides information on chronic pain and its causes, and offers a new approach to pain management.
9/8 AM [IDAHO]: America’s Home Cooking: Holiday Side Dishes welcomes home cooks who prepare favorite side dish recipes including mushroom sour soup, pumpkin dumplings and more.
11/10 AM [IDAHO]: Qi Gong for Anxiety guides viewers into the eastern healing practice of Qi Gong, which combines principles from medicine, philosophy and martial arts.
Noon/11 AM [IDAHO]: New Rules of Food With Kristin Kirkpatrick teaches simple, life-changing steps to get your diet, weight, energy and overall health back on track.
Noon/11 AM [PLUS]: America’s Home Cooking: B Is for Bacon spotlights the ingredient that has become a national obsession and demonstrates bacon is not only for breakfast!
1:30/12:30 PM [IDAHO]: National Park Symphony – The Mighty Five celebrates the grandeur and majesty of Utah’s five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony.
2:30/1:30 PM [IDAHO]: Bob Hope: American Masters explores the entertainer’s life, including writings, clips from his body of work, and interviews with fellow entertainers.
4:30 PM [IDAHO]: Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas brings the spirit of the season into viewers’ homes with carols, Christmas classics and original songs, featuring special guests. (Pledge your support during the program for tickets to see Jim Brickman when he visits Boise!)
6 PM [IDAHO]: Shen Yun – Music and Dance features the classical Chinese dance and music company with original orchestral arrangements, dances, handmade costumes and painted backgrounds. (Pledge your support during the program for tickets to see Shen Yun when they visit Boise!)
7 PM [IDAHO]: Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories is two hours of spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys performed by the Welk Musical Family.
8/7 PM [PLUS]: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years explores the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The 2.5-hour Ron Howard film reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was “The Beatles.”
8/7 PM [CREATE]: Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches features the comedienne’s personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.
8/7 PM [WORLD]: Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You shows viewers how to “find financial solutions for you” with advice based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of themselves and their emotional needs.
10 PM [IDAHO]: The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum features Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson (the “Mt. Rushmore of country music”) in a concert recorded in 1990.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Noon/11 AM [IDAHO]: Rick Steves Special: European Christmas visits Steves’ friends and family in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.
2/1 PM [IDAHO]: 2Cellos Live at the Sydney Opera House features theme music to some of the biggest epics in movie history performed by Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, accompanied by the prestigious Sydney Symphony.
3:30/2:30 PM [IDAHO]: Carole King Tapestry Live From Hyde Park, London, recorded at the 2016 Summer Festival at Hyde Park, captures the prolific songwriter performing her breakthrough album Tapestry in its entirety.
5 PM [IDAHO]: The Three Tenors Christmas features Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo singing traditional and classical Christmas songs.
7/6 PM [PLUS]: Renee Fleming – Christmas in New York joins the classical soprano with guest performers for songs drawn from her recent holiday album.
7 PM [IDAHO]: Outdoor Idaho: Into the Pioneers explores the low lands and the highest peaks of Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains, along the way interviewing ranchers and geologists, outfitters and miners, biologists and explorers.
8/7 PM [PLUS]: Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell joins the Irish singer with special guests for a winter wonderland of yuletide carols and seasonal favorites in this concert filmed in Dublin.
8/7 PM [CREATE]: Journey in Concert: Houston 1981 features one of rock’s most enduring bands at the height of their popularity performing some of their greatest hits in this 1981 concert.
8:30 PM [IDAHO]: Celtic Woman – Homecoming: Ireland celebrates the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage in this live concert filmed in Dublin. (Pledge your support during the program for tickets to see Celtic Woman when they visit Boise!)
9/8 PM [PLUS]: American Epic Sessions features Jack White and T Bone Burnett leading an epic recording session using the only 1920s wax-disc recording device in existence.
9/8 PM [WORLD]: 50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary celebrates the impact the musical trio has made on America, starting with its debut album in 1962 and featuring performances that start with the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village.