Educational Programs for Teens and Adults Each Weekday Afternoon

Beginning in January, each weekday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 PM, teen and adult viewers can enjoy a block of educational programming with a different theme each day.

Mondays, experience adventures and challenges faced by cultures around the world and throughout history. The 1900 Island (Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 4 PM) follows four families as they go “back in time” to the start of the 20th century to see if they can endure the challenges of living in a rural fishing community on the island of Llanddwyn in northwest Wales. (IdahoPTV Passport members can stream the entire series here.) In Vintage Roads Great and Small (beginning Jan. 31 at 4 PM), actors Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison embark on a series of journeys around Britain, exploring beautiful areas of the country and experiencing a number of classic vehicles from the 1930s. My World Too (beginning Jan. 3 at 5 PM) shares inspirational stories of environmental stewardship, organic practices, and Earth-friendly innovations that viewers can learn from and apply in their own lives.

Tuesdays, learn about the natural world with science and nature topics. In To the Ends of the Earth (Jan. 4 & 11 at 4 PM), professional wildlife photographer Todd Gustafson brings viewers to eye level with the world’s most dramatic wildlife. In A Walk in the Park With Nick Mollé (Jan. 18 & 25 at 4 PM), naturalist Mollé goes in search of unique wildlife in the world’s parks and nature reserves. Untamed (beginning Jan. 4 at 5 PM) introduces viewers to the natural and man-made challenges facing wildlife today and, most importantly, what humans can do to make a difference.

Wednesdays, examine the lives and achievements of renowned artists in biographies from American Masters: television writer Norman Lear (Jan. 5 at 4 PM), violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman (Jan. 12 at 4 PM), artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jan. 19 at 4 PM), and actor Raúl Juliá (Jan. 26 at 4 PM).

Thursdays, travel to the world’s top destinations. In The Good Road (beginning Jan. 6 at 4 PM), hosts Earl Bridges and Craig Martin trek around the world to meet people who are making a difference. In Bare Feet With Mickela Mallozzi (beginning Jan. 6 at 4:30 PM), join dancer Mickela Mallozzi as she experiences the world, exploring the traditional dances of every culture she encounters while connecting with the local community. In Dream of Italy (beginning Jan. 6 at 5 PM), Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe meets the country’s colorful locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land.

Fridays, explore the culture and natural landmarks of America’s rural communities. Prairie Mosaic (beginning Jan. 7 at 4 PM) features the arts, culture, and history of the northern plains region. Wild Nevada (beginning Jan. 7 at 4:30 PM) is a travel-destination series that explores points of interest and unique landmarks in the interior of Nevada. This Is Utah (beginning Jan. 7 at 5 PM) features stories about the arts, culture, food, and events, told through the voices of the individuals who make Utah unique.

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