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Our On Demand video portal lets you stream PBS shows from your computer for a limited time after they air. Just visit the portal, search for your favorites and find previews, clips and full episodes.
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On Friday, Jan. 4, Idaho Reports provides live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Brad Little and other government officials. Idaho Reports Special: Inauguration 2019 airs live from the steps of the Idaho Capitol at noon Mountain/11 AM Pacific.
On Monday, Jan. 7, Governor Little shares his vision for Idaho, along with his proposed budget for the new year, with the Legislature and the state’s citizens. Idaho Reports Special: Governor Little’s State of the State and Budget Address 2019 airs live at 1 PM Mountain/noon Pacific and repeats at 8 PM.
The State of the State and Budget address will also air as an unmoderated live feed on our CREATE channel and stream live online at the Idaho in Session website, where it will be archived for viewing on demand.
We’re excited to bring our viewers another
season of the acclaimed Masterpiece historical drama Victoria!
Before the third season begins airing on January 13, we invite you to join us for a free preview of the Season 3 premiere episode at one of these screening events in theaters around Idaho:
This is your chance to see the first episode of Victoria Season 3 on the big screen before it airs on Idaho Public Television! The preview screenings are FREE but seating is limited, so please register in advance. We hope to see you there!
About Victoria Season 3
The year is 1848, and revolution is breaking
out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen
Victoria. Jenna Coleman returns as the young but fearless monarch facing a
crisis that threatens to end her reign.
As Season 3 gets underway, Victoria is
pregnant with her sixth child. But she has much else on her mind, chiefly the
Revolutions of 1848, when the downtrodden throughout Europe begin agitating for
the overthrow of aristocratic rule.
In England, this discontent leads to Chartism,
a set of demands for universal male suffrage, the secret ballot, equal
representation for voters and other reforms that were considered radical by
leading political figures during Victoria’s reign. As with many crusades,
passions are aroused on both sides — sometimes violently.
Passion is also an issue in the bedroom at
Buckingham Palace, where Victoria is reluctant to risk more pregnancies.
Parents now of six, Victoria and Albert find themselves at odds about their
offspring, especially the troubled Bertie, the role of the monarchy, and
increasingly with each other.
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.
Here are some prime-time highlights of shows airing on our IDAHO, PLUS and CREATE channels during DecemberFest (all times are Mountain/Pacific):
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
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.
10:30 PM [IDAHO]: The Carpenter: Christmas Memoriespresents the Christmas music offerings of beloved brother-sister recording duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, the most successful American act of the 1970s.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2
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.
Dialogue Returns to the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference
Host Marcia Franklin and the Dialogue team return to the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference for their 12th year of interviews at the renowned event.
The programs air Fridays at 7:30 PM and repeat Sundays at 6:30 PM (the Dec. 2 encore airs at 10:30 AM due to DecemberFest programming).
November’s interviews feature conversations with three Pulitzer Prize winners — author Adam Johnson (Nov. 2 & 4) and journalist Steve Coll (Nov. 16 & 18), who were at the conference, and former columnist Anna Quindlen (Nov. 23 & 25), who was the keynote speaker at the Idaho Humanities Council’s Distinguished Humanities Lecture in Boise. Franklin also talks with award-winning journalist Eliza Griswold (Nov. 9 & 11) and architect Jeanne Gang (Nov. 30 & Dec. 2), who both spoke in Sun Valley.
Idaho Reports Begins Its 47th Season
Idaho Reports, the longest-running public policy show in the Northwest, begins its 47th season on Nov. 2 with half-hour shows most Fridays at 8 PM leading up to the 2019 legislative session.
Beginning in January, the program expands to hourlong shows.
Host Melissa Davlin and producer Seth Ogilvie interview lawmakers, stakeholders and lobbyists to bridge the gap between Boise policy discussions and the everyday lives of Idahoans across the state.
Please register to join us for a free showing of the new Idaho Experience documentary, We Sagebrush Folks: Annie Pike Greenwood’s Idaho, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Historic Wilson Theatre in Rupert.
The documentary takes an in-depth look at the Idaho writer and teacher Annie Pike Greenwood, who penned We Sagebrush Folks. Published in 1934, the memoir chronicles the often grueling lives of farmers and their families in the Hazelton area during the turn of the 20th century, when Greenwood lived there. The book was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most poignant portrayals yet made of the thankless lives of toil, the hard fates and heroic spirits of the farm women of the West.”
The film also takes viewers into the aging and mysterious Greenwood School, named for the author.
Following the showing, producer Marcia Franklin will lead a Q & A session.