Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Check our schedule for additional show times.
(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.)
A Capitol Fourth 2020
Saturday, July 4 at 8:00pm
The 40th anniversary presentation of A CAPITOL FOURTH, the national July 4th TV tradition on PBS, is co-hosted by two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Netflix’s YOU, FULLER HOUSE, ER) and multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams.
The nation’s 244th birthday celebration will feature new performances from iconic locations across the country, including Washington, D.C, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as highlights from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July.
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.
Monday & Tuesday, July 6 & 7 at 9:00pm – The Vote
Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.
Tuesday, July 21 & 28 at 8:00pm – Clinton
Meet the president who rose from a humble Arkansas childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex men to ever stride across the public stage.
American Masters - Unladylike 2020: The Changemakers
Friday, July 10 at 9:00pm
Explore the stories of pioneering women in American politics who advocated for suffrage and civil rights over 100 years ago, including the first women in the U.S. Congress and State Senate, and a co-founder of the NAACP.
AMERICAN MASTERS, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life. Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
Animals with Cameras - A NATURE Miniseries
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.
July 22 – Episode One
The astonishing collar-camera footage reveals newborn Kalahari meerkats below ground for the first time, unveils the hunting skills of Magellanic penguins in Argentina, and follows the treetop progress of an orphaned chimpanzee in Cameroon.
July29 – Episode Two
See how the cameras capture young cheetahs learning to hunt in Namibia, reveal how fur seals on an Australian island evade the great white sharks offshore, and help solve a conflict between South African farmers and Chacma baboons.
Antiques Roadshow: Women’s Work
Monday, July 6 at 8:00pm
Celebrate trailblazing women in a special hour spotlighting outstanding contributions from female athletes, artists, activists and more who left an indelible mark on the world around us through their thought-provoking objects and accomplishments.