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Get ready for delicious dishes, hit performances, and classic shows this November and December during the WDSE•WRPT Year End Member Drive.

Renew or start your WDSE•WRPT membership today!

Your membership makes it possible for heartwarming, toe tapping local and national PBS programming to enrich the lives of viewers in our community. Because of our members this community has front row seats to incredible performances, unprecedented access to amazing destinations, and a world of information at the touch of a finger. Thank you members!


Member Drive Specials!


Programs for Any Taste!

B is for Breakfast & Brunch

They say it’s the most important meal of the day – so get ready for some tasty creations that will wake up your taste buds on WDSE Cooks: B is for Breakfast and Brunch!
Featuring 20 delicious recipes including Baked Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast, Chile Cheese Egg Bake, Hash Brown Potato Pie, Christmas Tree Breakfast Bread, Breakfast Pizza and more!

Sunday, December 1 at Noon on PBS North & 10pm on Create
Tuesday, December 3 at 8am on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 9am on Create & 7pm on Explore
Sunday, December 8 at 1pm on Create
Monday, December 9 at 6pm on Create

Bea Ojakangas: Welcome to My Kitchen

Step inside the kitchen with award winning cookbook author, Bea Ojakangas, as she shows you how to prepare a never fail cheese soufflé, mouthwatering soups perfectly paired with homemade breads and delicious specialties straight from Finland. Baking is a breeze when Bea shows you how it’s done!

Saturday, November 30 at Noon on PBS North & 4pm on Create
Sunday, December 1 at 10:30am on Create & 4:30pm on Explore
Monday, December 2 at 5pm on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at 11am on Explore
Thursday, December 5 at 6pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 1pm on PBS North & 7pm on Create

America’s Test Kitchen: 20th Anniversary Special

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the most-watched cooking show on public television, the cast of America’s Test Kitchen counts down the series' top 20 recipes of all time. The special features four brand new recipe segments, behind-the-scenes access to the series that reveals all new sausage-making secrets and playful moments from the show’s extensive 20-season archive.

Tuesday, December 3 at 8pm on PBS North
Thursday, December 5 at 9:30am on Explore & 4:30pm on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 10:30am on Explore, 2:30pm on PBS North & 6:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 10:30am on Create

America's Home Cooking: Stuffed

All around the world and for generations, people have enjoyed the universal food experience of stuffing little balls of dough with a variety of fillings, from ravioli and dumplings, to pierogies and empanadas. Host and chef Chris Fennimore explores this concept of stuffed foods that crosses borders and culinary traditions, and shows how to prepare some of these classic comfort foods at home.

Saturday, November 30 at 3pm on PBS North & 7pm on Create
Sunday, December 1 at 3:30pm on Create & 9pm on PBS North
Monday, December 2 at Noon on Create
Tuesday, December 3 at 10am on Explore


Music that will Move You!

Aretha Franklin Remembered

From her youthful gospel singing in the Detroit church with her sisters and father, the legendary Queen of Soul was destined for a life-long legacy of song. Songs such as Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Chain of Fools helped Aretha become a household name. This program includes specially selected performances from the best of her appearances.

Saturday, November 30 at 9pm on PBS North
Thursday, December 5 at 8:30pm on PBS North
Saturday, December 7 at 9:30pm on PBS North
Sunday, December 8 at 7pm on Explore

Country Music: Live at the Ryman

Some of country music’s finest artists gather at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the launch of Ken Burns Country Music including Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakam. This extraordinary night celebrates the wide range of this uniquely American music and the heartbreak and joy of its history. It’s a journey you won’t soon forget.

Sunday, December 1 at 7pm on PBS North & 11pm on Explore
Monday, December 2 at 8:30pm on PBS North
Tuesday, December 3 at 10pm on Explore
Thursday, December 5 at 2pm on Explore
Sunday, December 8 at 5pm on Explore

Great Performances: Jesus Christ Superstar

Honored with five Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2018 live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert dazzled with its spectacular staging and all-star cast. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this iconic rock musical recounts the Biblical story of Jesus during the final weeks of his life, portrayed by music superstar John Legend in a critically acclaimed performance.

Friday, December 6 at 7pm on PBS North

Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli @ 60

Join GREAT PERFORMANCES for an international celebration of Andrea Bocelli’s
60th Birthday. This spectacularly staged concert at Italy’s Arena di Verona spotlights both sides of the tenor’s career with a program of well-known arias and popular songs. Special guests include Josh Groban and Andrea’s son Matteo, who joins his father for a performance of the duet “Fall on Me.”

Friday, November 29 at 7pm on PBS North

Great Performances: Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is the musical theater blockbuster with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein. This big-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common who learn to embrace their differences.

Friday, November 29 at 8:30pm on PBS North

Ken Burns: Country Music

Highlights from the 8-part series that explores how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century and focuses on some of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it. Hosted by award-winning singer Kathy Mattea and featuring exclusive interviews with Ken Burns, the program is filled with music and video clips sure to touch the hearts of viewers.

Monday, December 2 at 7pm on PBS North & 10pm on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 4pm on Explore
Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm on Create & 10pm on PBS North
Friday, December 6 at Noon on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 12:30pm on PBS North
Sunday, December 8 at 7pm on PBS North

Pete Seeger Tribute Concert: Woody’s Children 50th Anniversary

This historic tribute concert showcases some of Pete Seeger’s favorite musicians performing some of his most beloved songs in celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday. Featured performers include Peter Yarrow and Noel “Paul” Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, John McCutcheon, Holly Near, Dar Williams, The Chapin Sisters and more.

Saturday, November 30 at 7pm on Explore
Sunday, December 1 at 5:30pm on PBS North
Wednesday, December 4 at 1:30pm on Create
Thursday, December 5 at 7pm on PBS North
Friday, December 6 at 6:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 2pm on Explore

Il Volo: Ten Years

International superstars Il Volo are back with a new concert celebrating their tenth anniversary of friendship, memories and making music together. Set against the unique landscape and historic cave dwellings of Italy’s ancient city of Matera, Il Volo: Ten Years showcases stunning new songs and new arrangements of the trio’s most-loved hits.

Sunday, December 8 at 8:30pm on PBS North


Get Crafty!

Quilts of Valor II

National quilting celebrities Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski and host Marianne Fons reunite to work on one magnificent new Quilt of Valor. As they sew, the quilting gurus share quilt-making tips with viewers and speak from the heart about what being involved in making quilts for veterans has come to mean to them. The program also features stories from people who make Quilts of Valor, and the people who receive them.

Saturday, November 30 at 10:30am on PBS North
Monday, December 2 at 10:30am on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at 10:30am on Create
Friday, December 6 at 10:30am on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 10am on PBS North

The Best of the Joy of Painting: Special Edition

The late Bob Ross' enduring popularity is attributable to more than just his paintings. His serene, nurturing disposition can serve as therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife have helped heighten environmental awareness. The hour-long special explores the varied and sometimes unlikely ways that Bob’s image, voice and catchphrases have become a part of the pop culture landscape.

Saturday, November 30 at 11am on Create
Sunday, December 1 at Noon on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30am on Create
Thursday, December 5 at 11:30am on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 12:30pm on Create

This Old House – 40th Anniversary Special

Celebrate the 40th season of the groundbreaking PBS home improvement series with this hour-long anniversary special that includes interviews with hosts and cast members, vintage clips, and favorite moments from the series.

Saturday, November 30 at 4:30pm on PBS North
Sunday, December 1 at 9am & 5pm on Create
Monday, December 2 at 9am & 9pm on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at 9am & 5pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 9am & 5pm on Create


Classic PBS Favorites!

Alone in the Wilderness

The adventurous life of Dick Proenneke who lived alone for over 30 years in a remote Alaskan wilderness, filming his adventures with a 16 mm. Bolex wind up camera. The result is a profound account of his day-to-day explorations, the activities he carried out alone and a constant chain of nature's events. Experience his epic journey through breathtaking scenes of Alaskan wildlife & scenery.

Saturday, November 30 at 2:30pm on Explore
Sunday, December 1 at 10:30am on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 10pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 11am on Explore
Saturday, December 7 at 4pm on Explore
Monday, December 9 at 10pm on Explore

Alone in the Wilderness, Part 2

Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30-year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel. Watch through his eyes as he documents with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray. His epic journey takes you away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society.

Saturday, November 30 at 4pm on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 12:30pm on Explore
Saturday, December 7 at 5:30pm on Explore
Monday, December 9 at 11:30pm on Explore

Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like

In this 60-minute retrospective enjoy memorable segments including visits with Koko the Gorilla and Margaret Hamilton as well as the iconic trip to the Crayola crayon factory. Hear from Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, and more as they share their favorite memories from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Wednesday, December 4 at 8:30pm on PBS North & 11:30pm on Explore
Thursday, December 5 at 12:30pm on Explore & 10:30pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 9:30pm on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 5:30pm on PBS North
Monday, December 9 at 8:30pm on PBS North

The Best of the Joy of Painting: Special Edition

The late Bob Ross' enduring popularity is attributable to more than just his paintings. His serene, nurturing disposition can serve as therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife have helped heighten environmental awareness. The hour-long special explores the varied and sometimes unlikely ways that Bob’s image, voice and catchphrases have become a part of the pop culture landscape.

Saturday, November 30 at 11am on Create
Sunday, December 1 at Noon on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30am on Create
Thursday, December 5 at 11:30am on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 12:30pm on Create

This Old House – 40th Anniversary Special

Celebrate the 40th season of the groundbreaking PBS home improvement series with this hour-long anniversary special that includes interviews with hosts and cast members, vintage clips, and favorite moments from the series.

Saturday, November 30 at 4:30pm on PBS North
Sunday, December 1 at 9am & 5pm on Create
Monday, December 2 at 9am & 9pm on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at 9am & 5pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 9am & 5pm on Create


Holiday Specials to Celebrate!

The Carpenters: Christmas Memories

A special holiday program starring beloved brother-sister recording duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, the most successful American recording act of the 1970s. The all-new program focuses entirely on the Carpenters’ perennially popular Christmas music offering favorites The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and more.

Sunday, December 1 at 7:30pm on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 1:30pm on Explore & 9:30pm on PBS North
Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 10pm on PBS North

Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell transports you to a winter wonderland, performing yuletide carols, heartwarming hymns, and seasonal sing-along favorites in his holiday special. Joining him onstage is his long-time singing partner of thirty-years, Mary Duff, The Billie Barry Kids, the Daniel O’Donnell band and more.

Tuesday, December 3 at 9pm on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at 5pm on Explore
Sunday, December 8 at 6pm on Create & Midnight on PBS North

Classic Christmas

Old-fashioned favorites celebrated through the generations are featured including traditional carols, popular standards, children’s tunes and romantic selections. Featuring Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Andy Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, Brenda Lee, Burl Ives and more.

Thursday, November 21 at 8pm on PBS North
Thursday, November 28 at 9pm on Explore
Saturday, November 30 at 7pm on PBS North
Tuesday, December 3 at 7pm on Create
Thursday, December 5 at 2:30pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 9:30pm on PBS North

Rick Steves’ European Christmas

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, celebrate the Christmas season throughout the European continent. In the special, Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.

Saturday, November 30 at 9am & 8:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 1 at 3:30pm on PBS North & 8pm on Create
Monday, December 2 at 1:30pm on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at 2pm on Explore
Friday, December 6 at 1:30pm on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 1:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 9am on Explore


For Your Health!

The Brain Fitness Program

The Brain Fitness Program takes viewers on a tour-de-force journey into the foundations of the inner workings of the brain and provides a user’s guide to changing it for the better. Our brains can change at any age throughout our lives and each of us can harness the power of the brain’s neuroplasticity to make positive changes in our lives.

Saturday, November 30 at 9am on PBS North
Monday, December 2 at 10:30pm on PBS North
Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30am on Explore
Wednesday, December 4 at 8am on Explore
Friday, December 6 at 8am & 2pm on Explore
Sunday, December 8 at 11:30am on PBS North & 4:30pm on Create

The Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe

Bestselling author Dr. Josh Axe teaches in this program how the Keto Diet results in positive changes that go far beyond weight loss and have the potential to change your life forever. Transform your body, boost nutritional needs, boost your brain health and tap into your body’s innate ability to burn fat as fuel.

Saturday, November 30 at 1pm on Explore
Sunday, December 1 at 9:30am on PBS North & 6:30pm on Create
Monday, December 2 at 11am on Explore & 3:30pm on Create
Wednesday, December 4 at Noon on Create
Thursday, December 5 at 8:30am on Create
Friday, December 6 at 3:30pm on Create
Saturday, December 7 at 11am on PBS North & 5pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 9am on Create
Monday, December 9 at 9:30pm on Create

Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White

Did you know that you actually have a choice in how you age, and whether you remain mobile, healthy and pain-free throughout your life? In Aging Backwards 3, former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical six-point plan anyone can use to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active using gentle daily movement.

Saturday, November 30 at 8am and 6pm on PBS North and 10:30am on Explore
Sunday, December 1 at 11am & 10:30pm on PBS North & 3:30pm on Explore
Monday, December 2 at 5pm on Explore & 8pm on Create
Tuesday, December 3 at 7pm on PBS North
Wednesday, December 4 at 10am & 4pm on Explore & 9pm on Create
Friday, December 6 at 10am on Explore
Sunday, December 8 at Noon on Create & 6pm on PBS North

5 Day Rapid Reset With Dr. Kellyann

The holidays are coming up, and we all know what that means: tempting treats, tons of stress, and harsh weather that wrecks your skin. That’s why it’s important to take action NOW. Here’s your chance to renew, refresh, and rejuvenate yourself with this fun and easy 5-day reset, so you can head into the holiday season at the very top of your game!

Saturday, November 30 at 9am on Explore & 10:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 1 at 1:30pm on Create
Sunday, December 8 at 8am on PBS North & 8:30pm on Explore
Monday, December 9 at 11pm on Create

3 Steps to Pain Free Living

Based upon 30 years of working with clients, neuromuscular therapist, yoga instructor and pain specialist Lee Albert addresses the problem of chronic pain by showing how to unlock simple ways to lessen pain and stress while adding more happiness and calmness.

Monday, December 2 at 10:30pm on Explore
Tuesday, December 3 at 8am & 2pm on Explore
Saturday, December 7 at Noon on Explore
Sunday, December 8 at 11pm on Explore

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD

Renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author Daniel Amen, MD gives you the same program he uses with patients to sharpen your memory and prevent memory loss later in life, and even in some people, restore memory capacity that has been lost. Learn the secrets of Memory Rescue — and take steps towards a more vital, satisfying life.

Saturday, November 30 at Noon on Create & 10:30pm on PBS North
Sunday, December 1 at 8am on PBS North
Wednesday, December 4 at 3pm on Create & 11:30pm on PBS North
Thursday, December 5 at 12:30pm on Create & 10pm on PBS North
Saturday, December 7 at 9am on PBS North