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TV Programs

Below are the latest local shows from WSPU and some favorites from our archive. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Watch more of our programs and thousands of shows from PBS and member stations here and with the free PBS App.

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Keystone Stories

Keystone Stories is a television and digital series that takes viewers to the breathtaking, interesting, quirky and sometimes hidden gems around central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s beautiful landscape serves as the backdrop for an exploration of the people, places and culture that make the region unique.

 

Culinary Connections

This new WPSU original series tells the stories of people and places in our area that use food to connect with the world around them. These restaurateurs and artisans create more than culinary experiences, they also create connections to their patrons, communities, and cultures.

 

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The Local Groove Presents

The Local Groove Presents is a spin-off of our popular radio show and features musical performances by Pennsylvania artists at WPSU’s studio. The series features a variety of genres from indie rock to folk and bluegrass from local bands and songwriters.

 

Conversations Live

Guest experts discuss local and national issues as they take your questions. During the 60-minute program, we will take phone calls, emails, and questions via Twitter.

 

Selected landmark images from different towns featured in WPSU's Our Town series.

Our Town

Discover the people and places of central Pennsylvania through the lenses of local residents.

 

The Pennsylvania Game

When did the Liberty Bell first crack? Which industrialist had his very own dinosaur? Play along and test your knowledge of Pennsylvania’s people, places and products. First aired in 1986, the Pennsylvania Game is now streaming for the first time on the PBS App.

 

Speaking Grief

Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a grief-avoidant society. It validates grief as a normal, healthy part of the human experience rather than a problem that needs to be “fixed.” It also addresses the role that support from friends and family plays in a person’s grief experience, offering guidance on how to show up for people in their darkest moments.

 

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Telling Amy’s Story

Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy’s Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide.

 

Moving Vietnam Wall

A Time To Heal

This WPSU documentary explores the impact of the Vietnam War on the lives of Pennsylvanians who fought, protested, or prayed for their loved ones to come home alive.

 

Woman Sewing

Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together

Explore some of the many textile arts that can be found throughout the state, examining the traditions behind them and the motivations of the craftspeople creating them.

 

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Making the Blue Band

The Penn State Blue Band is one of the nation’s premier college marching bands. Follow eight freshmen hopefuls through auditions, cuts, and the grueling days of band camp to find out who has what it takes to make the band.

 

Young kid celebrates with Penn State Students at THON

Why We Dance: The Story of THON

Why We Dance: The Story of THON is a documentary project that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

 

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Water Blues Green Solutions

Water Blues Green Solutions tells stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore, and preserve our rivers and sources of drinking water.