Television Program Guide

From the TV Program Guide
Finding Your Roots - southern roots Tuesday, December 12 at 8:00 pm

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Frontline - putin's revenge, part 1 Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 pm

Amid claims he hacked the 2016 election, the inside story of Vladimir Putin's conflict with the U.S. An investigation of Putin's mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up to the presidential election.

Supernature - Wild Flyers - defying gravity Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 pm

Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly for hours, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force - gravity.

Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacl Friday, December 15 at 9:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites.

Additional Airdates :
  • Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 pm
Happy Holidays With The Boston Pops Friday, December 15 at 10:00 pm

The one-hour music special HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH THE BOSTON POPS showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performing beloved classics, including "Christmas Canticles" and "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. Filmed at historic Symphony Hall in Boston, the show features several special segments, including a performance by bass-baritone Justin Hopkins. Country superstar Sara Evans sings songs from her 2014 holiday album "At Christmas," and Mad Men and Broadway star Robert Morse reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with musical accompaniment. Of course, no Holiday Pops concert would be complete without the orchestra's signature rendition of Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," a piece written expressly for the Boston Pops, and a visit from the one and only Santa Claus.

Additional Airdates :
  • Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 pm
Wuthering Heights Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 pm

Witness Heathcliff and Cathy's fiery romance in this adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel. The adopted gypsy boy Heathcliff finds his soulmate in Cathy, but unable to have her, he seeks vengeance on those who come between them.

Wuthering Heights Saturday, December 16 at 10:09 pm

Last Tango In Halifax Holiday Special Sunday, December 17 at 8:00 pm

Caroline's new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who's consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

Additional Airdates :
  • Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 pm
Finding Your Roots - the impression Tuesday, December 19 at 9:00 pm

Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

Nature - the story of cats: asia to africa Wednesday, December 20 at 8:00 pm

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

Christmas At Belmont Friday, December 22 at 9:00 pm

Join Grammy-winning host Sheryl Crow and nearly 700 student musicians, Belmont School of Music faculty and Nashville Children's Choir for a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

The Lawrence Welk Show - christmas (1966) Saturday, December 23 at 6:00 pm

We go back to 1966 to celebrate Christmas with Lawrence, his Musical Family, and their families. Lawrence makes his annual singing entrance on "Jingle Bells". You're guaranteed to fall in love with Barbara and Bobby as Raggedy Ann and Andy for the "Doll Dance". The Lennon Sisters sing the beautiful "Star Carol" while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with "Frosty The Snowman". Aladdin gives the show a perfect touch with the holiday classic "Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus". You'll want to watch this show with your whole family.

anne with hands on head Anne Of Green Gables: The Good Stars Sunday, December 24 at 3:30 pm

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and unfortunate-albeit amusing-mishaps.

Call The Midwife Holiday Special Monday, December 25 at 9:00 pm

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

Additional Airdates :
  • Sunday, December 31 at 5:30 pm
Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special Tuesday, December 26 at 9:00 pm

Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America's Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth. Actor Jimmy Smits narrates.

Additional Airdates :
  • Saturday, December 30 at 4:00 pm
Nature - the story of cats: into the americas Wednesday, December 27 at 8:00 pm

Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx.

Additional Airdates :
  • Sunday, December 31 at 1:00 pm
Bob Hope with miss piggy and kermit the frog Bob Hope: American Masters Friday, December 29 at 9:00 pm

Explore the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, clips from his body of work, and interviews with Woody Allen, Margaret Cho, Conan O'Brien, Tom Selleck and Brooke Shields.

ACL Hall of Fame New Year's Eve Sunday, December 31 at 12:00 am

Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder and more. Chris Isaak hosts.

Additional Airdates :
  • Monday, January 1 at 2:00 am
Live From Lincoln Center - ny philharmonic new year's eve: bernstein on broadway Sunday, December 31 at 9:00 pm

Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's best-loved works for Broadway, including West Side Story, featuring the New York Philharmonic and special guests.

Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody Sunday, December 31 at 11:00 pm

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special, featuring music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Don Henley and more.