There’s a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of very special guests Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends learn to believe in Christmas miracles.
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:00am
The Raleigh Ringers
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:00pm
The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, present the sequel to their critically acclaimed holiday special, One Winter Evening at Meymandi. HOLIDAY HANDBELLS runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmasscore and other sounds of the season. Highlights include: a lighthearted take on "Flight of the Bumblebee," the solemn French carol "Pat-a-pan," "March of the Toys" from the operetta Babes in Toyland,Chopin's "Valse Brilliante," and an instrumental version of "Silent Night." In between, director and conductor David Harris explains the centuries-old history of handbells, the variety of bells and bell-like instruments used, and the teamwork required to perform a piece.
A Chef's Life
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:00pm
Join Chef Vivian Howard for a taste of the holidays as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions her husband Ben grew up with. From a simple corned ham to an upscale oyster dressing, from humble Hoppin’ John to an elegant red velvet cake, sample one of the most charming and delicious holiday celebrations of the season.
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:00pm
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Join host Bruce Feiler on an unprecedented journey to the world’s most meaningful landscapes and rigorous religious pilgrimages. Feiler and contemporary sojourners journey to sacred sites cherished by billions and visited annually by hundreds of millions of pilgrims. Each episode follows a modern-day pilgrim on a private spiritual journey. The series presents a comprehensive picture of the practice of pilgrimage in its varied expressions around the globe, over thousands of years.
"Lourdes" and "Shikoku" premiere Tuesday, December 16
Rick Steves' Europe
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:00pm
Join Rick Steves for a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe. From England to Wales, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, you'll see the bright Christmas markets, hear local choirs, share holiday traditions with families...and even play in the snow.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:00pm
Thrill to the soaring voices of the angelic Evancho and Cheyenne Jackson in a live concert at Pennsylvania’s magnificent Longwood Gardens. Performances include pieces from the classical canon, along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00pm
Bring back happy memories with classic tunes from Patti Page, The Four Lads, The McGuire Sisters, Frankie Laine and more. These are the top hits of the fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners glued to their AM radios.
7 Steps To Retirement Security with Tom Hegna
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:30pm
In Don’t Worry, Retire Happy Tom Hegna provides proven solutions to secure a happy and worry-free retirement. Tom Hegna explains the math and science behind planning a successful retirement. He also shares his seven steps to retirement security. These steps include writing a retirement plan, considering a hybrid retirement, securing lifetime guarantee income, maximizing social security benefits, growing a retirement nest egg, planning for non-covered medical costs, and using your home equity wisely.
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 8:00pm
This concert special starring Carole King and James Taylor was filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club 40-some years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits, such as King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.