Fall for WPBS Membership Drive


Tune-in and pledge your support during WPBS-TVs Fall Festival Membership Drive, Saturday, September 7th- Sunday, September 15th!

You'll have the opportunity to renew your support or make an additional gift during the September Membership Drive Saturday, September 7 – Sunday, September 15 with special incentives offered around your favorite programs.

Look for the This Old House 40th Anniversary Special Saturday, September 7 at 11 am. The show will celebrate the groundbreaking PBS home improvement series with vintage clips and favorite moments that inspired an entire genre of television with current and alumni hosts Kevin O'Connor, Steve Thomas, and Bob Vila discussing the evolution of the venerable "how-to" series.

Monday, September 9 at 7:30 pm in Steven Page Trio – Live in Concert the Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and co-founder and former lead vocalist for Barenaked Ladies performs at the intimate Empire Theater in Belleville, Ontario. The trio play some of Page's most popular compositions alongside newer pieces from his most recent solo albums. You'll have a second chance to tune-in Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 pm.

You won't want to miss the premiere of Country Music: Live at the Ryman, a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns on Sunday, September 8 at 8 pm. Hosted by Ken Burns, featured artists include Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, Rhiannon Giddens, and many more.

It's boom time in Jamestown with the premiere of season 3 of Jamestown Thursday, September 12 at 10 pm. Relations with the Native Americans offer hope and advancement for the settlers until greed for land and want of power corrupts those with influence. What ensues is devastating conflict; the fallout of which will shape the New World for centuries to come.

Ken Burns' highly anticipated film, Country Music, premieres in eight-parts at 9 pm Sunday, September 15 – Wednesday, September 18 and the following week Sunday, September 22 – Wednesday, September 26. Explore the history of country music from its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century. The series features never-before-seen footage and photographs plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.