Music, Arts and Adventure During DecemberFest!

Tune in to Idaho Public Television for a weekend filled with arts and entertainment, musical performances, scenic outdoor adventure, and Idaho history programming during DecemberFest, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

Click here to show your support for IdahoPTV, and to pledge for tickets to see Sesame Street Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live and Shen Yun when they perform in Idaho.

Here are some prime-time highlights of shows airing on our IDAHO, PLUS and CREATE channels during DecemberFest (all times are Mountain/Pacific):


7:30 PM [IDAHO]: Dialogue host Marcia Franklin talks with architect Jeanne Gang, a MacArthur Fellow who was a speaker at the 2018 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. The two discuss some of Gang’s designs, as well as her architectural philosophy.

8/7 PM [PLUS]: The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven tells the story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock ‘n’ roll stars of the 1950s and ’60s.

8:30 PM [IDAHO]: We Sagebrush Folks: Annie Pike Greenwood’s Idaho on Idaho Experience brings to life the Idaho writer Annie Pike Greenwood, who was heralded during her time but ended up in relative obscurity.

9 PM [IDAHO]: Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like celebrates the pioneering children’s series that premiered nationally more than 50 years ago. (Pledge your support for tickets to see Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day! when it comes to Boise!)

10:30 PM [IDAHO]: The Carpenter: Christmas Memories presents the Christmas music offerings of beloved brother-sister recording duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, the most successful American act of the 1970s.


4 PM [IDAHO]: Betty White: First Lady of Television takes a definitive look at the life and career of the actress and comedienne, featuring her co-stars and friends.

5/4 PM [CREATE]: The Rick Steves Special European Christmas follows the travel host as he visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.

5:30 PM [IDAHO]: Snow Bears on Nature travels to the Arctic to follow the journey of two newborn polar bear cubs as they leave their den for the first time on a perilous voyage to the sea in search of food.

7/6 PM [PLUS]: The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre celebrates the legendary rock band with the only live performance of their entire Sticky Fingers album.

9/8 PM [PLUS]: Emin: Live From Russia With David Foster captures international recording star Emin and special guests including composer David Foster for a concert taped at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

9 PM [IDAHO]: The Wrecking Crew documents the backing band that wielded influence over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early ’70s. These unsung instrumentalists were the sound behind hits by The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and others.


4:30 PM [IDAHO]: Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller pays tribute to the acclaimed documentary filmmaker with guests Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas and others.

6 PM [IDAHO]: Shen Yun – Music and Dance features the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company performing with original orchestral arrangements, handmade costumes and painted backgrounds. (Pledge your support for tickets to see Shen Yun when they perform in Idaho!)

7/6 PM [PLUS]: The Chris Botti Band in Concert on Great Performances features the Grammy-winning trumpeter and his band performing with vocalists Sy Smith and Victoria Swift, violinist Caroline Campbell and others.

7 PM [IDAHO]: Land of the Lost River Range on Outdoor Idaho explores the area that geologists call Basin and Range, and meets the hardy individuals live, ranch and play among Idaho’s tallest mountains.

8:30/7:30 PM [CREATE]: Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, a special Live From Lincoln Center, features acclaimed pianist Lang performing music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Alicia Keys and more.

8:30 PM [IDAHO]: Pioneers of the Air: Idaho and the Birth of Commercial Aviation on Idaho Experience looks at the first commercial airmail deliveries in the U.S., which took flight from an airfield along the Boise River.

9:30 PM [IDAHO]: Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III chronicles Diamond’s return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles where he recorded the original Hot August Night album in 1972.

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