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Celebrating 40 Years

Reading Rainbow

In celebration of 40 years of Reading Rainbow, we will be sharing 40 FULL EPISODES of Reading Rainbow on our YouTube channel! 

For a limited time only, enjoy full episodes of the original series. Episodes will be made available to stream on YouTube.


Saturday, April 20 at 2pm

Hear Us Out: Rhythms of West Africa

Buffalo Toronto Public Media invites all music enthusiasts aged 8-12 (and their accompanying adults) to an afternoon of music with the Buffalo State University West African Drumming Ensemble (WADE) and Diaspora Drumming as they present Rhythms of West Africa.

The List


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The List is Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s newsletter giving you the best of the best from our family of public media stations. When you subscribe, you'll find this newsletter in your inbox every Thursday morning so you know what’s coming up before the weekend hits! 

Coming Up This Week on WNED PBS


Call the Midwife season 13

Episode 5 | Preview

It’s summertime, and a young mother goes into labor amid Violet's first event as mayor. Watch Sunday, April 14 at 8pm.

Mr Bates vs The Post Office

Episode 2 | Preview

Alan Bates and the Subpostmasters begin their fight for the truth and justice with new allies in Parliament, but first, they must convince an independent investigator of their honesty. Watch Sunday, April 14 at 9pm.

Alice & Jack

Episode 5 | Preview

Jack and Alice meet again. Their joy is cut short by devastating news that forces Alice and Jack to re-evaluate what they're doing with their lives. Watch Sunday, April 14 at 10pm.


Antiques Roadshow

North Carolina Museum of Art Hour 2 | Preview

View ravishing finds at the North Carolina Museum of Art including 1921 & 1923 Miss America Pageant trophies, a 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 introducing Spider-Man and 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red baseball cards. Which is worth $75,000 to $100,000? Watch Monday, April 15 at 8pm.

Facing The Laughter: Minnie Pearl | Preview

Small-town girl Sarah Cannon dreamed of becoming a Shakespearean actress; instead, she became famous as the class-act comedian Minnie Pearl. With her "Howdee" greeting and price tag dangling from her straw hat, this simple character became an icon of country music through radio, live stage performances, and television. The educated, serious Cannon and her playful, uncomplicated alter ego created a legacy of compassion, empowerment and humor. This is a 90-minute documentary that explores how this beloved character impacted American culture and how it's still relevant today. Watch Monday, April 15 at 9pm.

Mr. Bean | Preview

Loveable buffoon Mr. Bean has the unique talent of turning the most ordinary of situations into moments of excruciating embarrassment. Watch Monday, April 15 at 10:30pm.


Finding Your Roots season 10

Hold the Laughter | Preview

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships. Watch Tuesday, April 16 at 8pm.

Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator

Ides of March | Preview

A handful of senators plot to end his rule in the only way they can: by taking his life. But will it be enough to save the Republic? Watch Tuesday, April 16 at 9pm.


Children of Ukraine | Preview

How thousands of Ukrainian children have been taken and held in Russian-controlled areas. Watch Tuesday, April 16 at 10pm.



Raptors: Fistful of Daggers: Extreme Lives | Preview

See the extreme ways in which raptors conquer the toughest habitats on Earth. Watch Wednesday, April 17 at 8pm.

A Brief History of the Future

Once Upon a Time | Preview

How do the stories we tell shape the boundaries of our beliefs about what is possible? Watch Wednesday, April 17 at 9pm.


Making North America: Origins | Preview

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America. Watch Wednesday, April 17 at 10pm.


RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service | Preview

Based on real-life stories, follow the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend to in the Australian outback. Watch Thursday, April 18 at 8pm.

Midsomer Murders season 22

The Stitcher Society | Preview

A local outcast, who was controversially acquitted of murder years previously, is the latest inductee into a post-operative heart rehab club. Following his arrival, members' dreams of a second chance at life begin being cut short. Guest stars include Hannah Waddingham. Watch Thursday, April 18 at 9pm (Part 1) and at 9:52pm (Part 2).

Moone boy

Bells N Smells | Preview

Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family circa 1990. Watch Thursday, April 18 at 10:32pm.


Wonders of the World I Can't See with Chris McCausland

The Colosseum with Tom Allen | Preview

Chris and Tom Allen take a trip to Rome, where the pair take on gladiator training and pasta making before Tom tries to convey the majesty of the Colosseum to Chris. Watch Friday, April 19 at 8pm.

the Mark Twain Prize

Dave Chappelle | Preview

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle. Watch Friday, April 19 at 9pm.

Mr. Bean | Preview

Loveable buffoon Mr. Bean has the unique talent of turning the most ordinary of situations into moments of excruciating embarrassment. Watch Friday, April 19 at 10:30pm.


The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration | Preview

When it was announced in May of 2016 that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band decided that they would do one final run of 15 dates across Canada. A National Celebration was the final show of the Tragically Hip's Man Machine Poem Tour recorded on August 20th, 2016 at the K-Rock Centre in their home town of Kingston Ontario. Originally aired live by CBC across all platforms, the concert was experienced by an estimated one-third of Canadians, among the biggest events in the country's broadcast history. Watch back-to-back on Saturday, April 20 at 7pm and again at 8:30pm.

The Goes Wrong Show

The Spirit of Christmas | Preview

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is invited to stage televised plays for the BBC from their home in Cornley. The company decide their first episode will be about Santa Claus and his elves attempting to bring happiness to a sad little girl on Christmas Eve. However, mishaps occur due to some problematic scenery and props. Watch Saturday, April 20 at 10pm.

The Goes Wrong Show

Christmas Special: The Nativity | Preview

Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society conduct a Nativity play for Christmas. They soon face problems as Robert tries to make himself noticed, Trevor struggles with setting up the play, and the group try their best to do the Nativity songs. Watch Saturday, April 20 at 10:30pm.


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

Enjoy family viewing events featuring movie specials of themed programming Saturday and Sunday nights on the WNED PBS KIDS channel. Watch, play and learn with your favorite PBS KIDS characters every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 9pm. You can watch the WNED PBS KIDS channel on your computer, tablet, phone and of course, on television.