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BTPM Holiday Programs  

Celebrate the Holidays with Buffalo Toronto Public Media

We have a great line-up of fall and winter holiday programming on our stations! New specials and returning favorites make for a jolly season. From Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve, enjoy a line-up fit for any and every celebration this season.


January 4

Becoming Frederick Douglass  | Screening & Discussion

Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the nation’s most influential leaders. In partnership with The Buffalo History Museum and the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, Buffalo Toronto Public Media invites you to join us on January 4  at 6pm at The Buffalo History Museum for a screening and discussion around the film. 

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Coming Up This Week on WNED PBS


Big Band Years (My Music Presents) | Preview

My Music Presents The Big Band Years returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soliders' hearts alive during World War II. The Big Band Years turns back the clock to a time when swing musicians ruled the radio and night clubs, bringing a joyful escape to Americans during one of the most turbulent times in the nation's history. Among the immortal artists featured are Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Tex Beneke, Cab Calloway and other greats. Hosted by veteran game show host and singer Peter Marshall. Watch Sunday, December 4 at 7pm.

Concert for George | Preview

Celebrate George Harrison's life in this 2002 memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall with performances of his music from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and more. Watch Sunday, December 4 at 9pm.


Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan | Preview

Grab a front-row seat to this 1984 Tokyo concert, one of Nelson's live legendary performances. Filmed at Budokan, the famous martial arts hall, the show features an amazing collection of Nelson's greatest hits. Watch Monday, December 5 at 8pm.

The Who Hits 50! Live | Preview

Celebrate the legendary rock band's 50th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where they tear through their greatest hits including "My Generation," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Baba O'Riley," "You Better You Bet" and "Who Are You." Watch Monday, December 5 at 9:30pm.


Love & Respect with Killer Mike

Raphael Warnock | Preview

Georgia Senator and Atlanta pastor Raphael Warnock joins “Love & Respect w/ Killer Mike” for a conversation about his Senate runoff and plans for a potential new term in the U.S. Senate. Watch Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm.

The Musician's Greenbook: An Enduring Legacy | Preview

Explore the stories and music of Black artists who relied on an underground guide to navigate the injustices of racial segregation while on the road. Features performances and interviews with vocalists, musicians, activists, historians and others. Watch Tuesday, December 6 at 8pm.

Quincy Jones | A Musical Celebration in Paris | Preview

Sixty years after Quincy Jones first moved to Paris in his early 20s, he still thinks of the city as a second home. Filmed in front of a capacity crowd at AccorHotels Arena, Quincy Jones | A Musical Celebration in Paris brings together nearly 100 world-class musicians, including a symphony orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley and a line-up of special guests. Songs include “Soul Bossa Nova,” “Billie Jean,” and “Let the Good Times Roll," among many others. Watch Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30pm.



Canada: Surviving the Wild North | Preview

Journey from Canada's high arctic to boreal forest and discover how polar bears, coastal wolves, lynx and more survive in the North. Timing and seizing opportunity can mean the difference between life and death in this wild and rugged outpost. Watch Wednesday, December 7 at 8pm.


NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars | Preview

In this five-part series, NOVA delves into the vastness of space to capture moments of high drama when the universe changed forever. State-of-the-art animation gives us astonishing, photorealistic glimpses of the birth of a star in a stellar nursery, the chaos created as two galaxies collide, and the power of a supermassive black hole as it flings a star across space so violently that it's still traveling 10 million years later. Watch Wednesday, December 7 at 9:30pm.


As Time Goes By: Reunion Special | Preview

The lyrically funny romance of Jean and Lionel continues in the Reunion Specials as Jean Pargetter's (Dame Judi Dench) great anticipation for grandchildren is revealed much to husband Lionel's (Geoffrey Palmer) dismay. With son-in-law Alistair and daughter Judy having problems things don't look too promising. But will Jean's dream of becoming a grandmother come true when Sandy and her husband Harry return from Canada? Watch Thursday, December 8 at 8:10pm.


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Watch Friday, December 9 at 8pm.


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Watch Saturday, December 10 at 8pm.


PBS Kids Channel Family Night | On the WNED PBS KIDS Channel

Enjoy family viewing events featuring movie specials of themed programming Friday nights from 7-9pm on the WNED PBS KIDS channel. Remember that you can watch WNED PBS KIDS on your computer, tablet, phone and of course, on television.