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Carol Burnett in the late 1960s.

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Favorites

WPSU is bringing back one of the most popular and beloved series in the history of television. Starting in 1967 and continuing for 11 straight years, it was the ultimate variety show with music, acting, larger-than-life guest stars, and, of course, comedy.

Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

 

Midsomer Season 16

Midsomer Murders

Season 16

The town of Causton’s detective chief investigator John Barnaby and his new detective sergeant Charlie Nelson investigate the scandals and deadly deeds that lurk just beneath the well-manicured surface of the seemingly idyllic county of Midsomer.

Thursdays, at 8:00 p.m.

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Scotland’s Scenic Railways

Scotland’s rail network crosses a landscape voted the best in the world. This series follows the staff and enthusiasts safeguarding these iconic routes.

Mondays, December 30 – January 11, at 9:00 p.m.

 

PBS American Portrait

PBS American Portait Series

This unique crowdsourced series blends stories filmed by everyday people into documentaries revealing what it really means to be American today. It’s the story of what brings us together and what keeps us apart as we strive to understand each other.

Tuesdays, January 5-26, 2021 9:00 p.m.

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Jazz

Jazz

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.

Thursdays January 7-28, at 9:00 p.m.

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930’s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in a seven-part series based on his beloved stories.

Sundays, January 10 – February 21, at 9:00 p.m.

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The Alps

Nature: The Alps

In Europe’s highest mountain range, discover how Eurasian lynx, griffon vultures, ibex, marmots and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations, from volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter.

Wednesdays, January 13-20, at 8:00 p.m.

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Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Go on the case with private eye Eliza Scarlet, Victorian England’s first-ever female sleuth, as she solves crimes – and sometimes flirts – with her partner and childhood friend, Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington.

Sundays, January 17 – February 21, at 8:00 p.m.

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How It Feels to Be Free

American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free

The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

Monday, January 18, at 9:00 p.m.

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President Biden

FRONTLINE: President Biden

The story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America’s next president. Those who know him best describe the searing moments that shaped President Elect Biden and what they reveal about how he will govern.

Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00 p.m.

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s England

Retrace the Queen of Crime’s footsteps to see the real places that inspired her literary universe. Learn how Christie drew on her surroundings throughout her life, immortalizing the people and locations she encountered in her beloved mysteries.

Sunday, January 24, at 10:00 p.m.

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